Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is standing by UMass over the case of a student who worked as a confidential informant, before overdosing on heroin.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick says Boston was chosen to take part in a counter-terrorism initiative because of how the area’s law enforcement agencies responded to the marathon bombing.
Anti-addiction activists are calling for Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg to step down. They say her agency’s policies have contributed to a national epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse. That criticism is shared by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick.
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court reconvenes for oral arguments Tuesday, after its summer break and a pair of personnel changes.
Among the law’s provisions: the removal of any pre-authorization required for substance abuse treatment, and allowing 14 days of inpatient treatment if deemed medically necessary.
The debate over a proposed natual gas pipeline across northern Massachusetts reached Beacon Hill Wednesday, as several hundred people converged on the Boston Common to object to the plan.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is not offering any specific funding yet to help revere clean-up. but the governor pledged support.
In a statement, Kos said he was “disappointed but not surprised” by Patrick’s reply. He said the invitation remains open.
Chicopee Mayor Richard Kos and state representative Joseph Wagner say they want Governor Patrick to come to Chicopee to discuss the controversial proposal.
The Senate stripped the new discretionary powers for rifle licenses after gun owners said police had abused that same authority in issuing handgun licenses.
Gov. Deval Patrick has offered to house up to 1,000 children from Central America in a temporary shelter at either the Joint Base Cape Cod in Bourne or Westover Air Base in Chicopee as they await immigration processing.
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With almost unprecedented speed, the Massachusetts Senate passed a bill Wednesday night that was written after the Supreme Court threw out the state’s abortion clinic buffer zone law. The unanimous voice vote came just hours after the bill cleared a legislative committee.
Among the items vetoed by Patrick include $300,000 in public safety funds for Ludlow and $250,000 to repair an auditorium in Gardner City Hall. Patrick says he chose to veto funding for these and other items because his team believes the projects would not have much of an impact.
Unlike with some other pieces of major legislation, Patrick signed the bill in private last week, and his office did not release a statement announcing the decision.
Dougan was born in Springfield, and a few months after graduating from high school in Wilbraham in 2012, he enlisted in the Marines.