Gov. Deval Patrick

Dwight Sipler

Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has signed on to be a visiting fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

On news of police officer Darren Wilson’s resignation, outgoing Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick offered his thoughts on the racial tensions in Ferguson, Missouri.

CNR Changchun

The administration of Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is recommending a Chinese company be awarded a contract to build new subway cars for the MBTA.  The railcars will be assembled at a new factory that is to be built in Springfield.

Gov. Patrick made the announcement Tuesday standing in front of an empty 40- acre lot on Springfield’s east side,  where the CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles Co. has said it will build a $50 million factory creating over 250 new construction and manufacturing jobs.


Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick said he received a thorough briefing this morning on the state’s preparations for Ebola.  At a news conference, the governor stressed there are no cases in the state, and he voiced confidence in the state’s  readiness to deal with infectious diseases.

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick will be showcasing his speaking talents at Tanglewood Music Center tonight in Lenox.


Emotions remain high over Gov. Deval Patrick’s offer to temporarily house unaccompanied immigrant children in Massachusetts.  No final decision has been made about where the children would stay, if federal authorities accept the offer.

Gov. Patrick said comments to his office are running as high as three-to-one in favor of his offer to shelter some of the tens of thousands of unaccompanied children who have streamed across the country’s southern border this year. Patrick said he had received no new information from the federal government since he made the offer on July 18th.


With manufacturers in Massachusetts struggling to find trained people to hire, Governor Deval Patrick today announced a pilot program between two community colleges funded by a partnership that includes some of the state’s biggest companies.

The program run jointly by Springfield Technical Community College and Holyoke Community College aims to take unemployed and under-employed people and give them the skills needed to get an entry level job in manufacturing.  Governor Patrick, who announced the pilot program at STCC, called it vital to enhancing the state’s competitive edge.


Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has announced nearly $84 million in funding for 24 affordable housing projects across the state. New housing in western Massachusetts includes projects in Springfield, Northampton, Greenfield, Williamstown, and Pittsfield.

Governor Patrick said the newly funded projects will create more than 1,300 apartments and over 2,000 construction jobs.  It is part of an economic development strategy that has seen his administration commit more than $1 billion to the creation of affordable housing in the last seven-and-a-half years.

New England governors will meet next week to discuss the growing problem of opioid abuse and addiction in the region.

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Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick was in Lee this morning to break ground on a road construction project.


State funding totaling more than $10 million was announced today for several projects in western Massachusetts involving education, energy and recreation.

The Patrick administration announced three separate grants to complete construction of the UMass Springfield Center, make improvements to a riverfront park in Springfield, and create a university extension service initiative for renewable and clean energy.

Gov. Deval Patrick joked to a gathering of about 100 business and community leaders in Springfield Thursday morning that he had “brought a check.”

Earlier this week, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick announced he and members of his administration will travel to Panama and Mexico from March 17 to March 22. Patrick says the commonwealth’s energy, biotech and economic leaders will look to build upon and expand connections to South America.

During a trip to Pittsfield Tuesday, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick cleared up reports saying he would consider running for higher office after finishing his second term as governor.

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Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick was in Pittsfield today to discuss the region’s economy and biotech industries.

Gov. Patrick: Job Growth Strategy Working

Mar 11, 2014

During a visit to Pittsfield on Monday, Massachusetts Governor Deval Partrick touted the state’s strategy to increase job growth.

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is leaving the door open to a possible presidential bid.

The Democrat has said in the past that he plans to enter the private sector when his second term as governor ends next January.

But when asked by while attending the National Governors Association conference in Washington, D.C. on Sunday whether he could see himself at some point making a White House bid he said "Maybe."

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A reverend from Stockbridge, Massachusetts played a prominent role in Governor Deval Patrick’s final State of the Commonwealth address Tuesday night in Boston.

“And today in Massachusetts, you can marry whomever you love,” said Patrick.

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick delivered his final State of the Commonwealth in Boston last night.

Governor Patrick consistently said the words “let’s keep going” as he reflected on his past seven years in office and promised a push toward the finish line in his last year.

“Creating opportunity, keeping the dream within reach, is the agenda now, just as it has been for the past seven years,” Patrick said. “Frankly, it is the only agenda I have ever had in this job and the only one worth having.”

REVERE, Mass. (AP) — Governor Deval Patrick has asked a task force to develop a model plan that Massachusetts school districts can use to keep students, teachers and staff safe in emergency situations.

Patrick signed an executive order on Thursday at a school in Revere creating the task force. It will include the state secretaries of education, public safety, and health and human services, along with educators, police and emergency management officials.

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick today signed the fiscal year 2014 budget into law and vetoed millions of dollars dedicated toward transportation and local aid in a bid to pressure lawmakers to accept his revisions to a still unresolved transportation finance bill.

Governor Patrick addressed reporters at a press conference after signing the $33.6 billion spending plan. He paid specific attention to programs that aim to close the achievement gap, reduce healthcare costs, and prevent youth violence. 

4/16/13 - Panel

Apr 16, 2013

  Today's panelists are Ray Graf and David Guistina. We will also welcome Kevin Moran, Managing Editor of The Berkshire Eagle for a portion of the discussion. Joe Donahue moderates.

We will discuss yesterday's Boston Marathon bombings.

In this segment - we cut away for a press conference from Boston with Governor Deval Patrick and other officials. 

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Deval Patrick has filed a bill aimed at overhauling municipal unemployment insurance.

The legislation filed Wednesday would limit access to unemployment for a worker who retires and begins collecting a pension, then later returns to work for a municipality. Other provisions include preventing municipalities from being charged for wages earned by election workers who make less than $1,000 a year.

The legislation grew out of a task force Patrick convened last year to review unemployment insurance issues raised by municipalities.

Ex-Rep. Frank on Senate seat: Put me in, governor

Jan 4, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just-retired Rep. Barney Frank says he'd like to serve as a temporary successor to Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry, the secretary of state nominee.

Frank tells MSNBC's "Morning Joe" that he's asked Gov. Deval Patrick to appoint him.