Charles River Esplanade http://wamc.org en Mass. Gov. Patrick Returning To Public Spotlight http://wamc.org/post/mass-gov-patrick-returning-public-spotlight <p>Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is returning to the public spotlight after a month during which he's kept an unusually low profile.</p><p>Patrick will attend a meeting of the Governor's Council. It's the first public event he's had at the Statehouse since a July 31 meeting of the council.</p><p>In the afternoon, Patrick will participate in a bell-ringing at the Old South Meeting House in honor of the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech and the March on Washington.</p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 12:06:15 +0000 Jaired Crofut 72363 at http://wamc.org Mass. Gov. Patrick Returning To Public Spotlight Attendance Appears To Slip At Boston July 4 Events http://wamc.org/post/attendance-appears-slip-boston-july-4-events <p>Attendance appeared down at this year's Fourth of July celebration in Boston, Massachusetts.</p><p>Crowds gathering on the Charles River Esplanade for the Boston Pops concert and fireworks display seemed a bit thinner than in recent years. It's unclear if new security restrictions resulting from April's marathon bombing or other factors were responsible.</p> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 11:20:04 +0000 Jaired Crofut 68525 at http://wamc.org Attendance Appears To Slip At Boston July 4 Events