Gov. Deval Patrick

New England News
6:12 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Program Seeks To Fill Void In Manufacturing Workforce Training

Some of the machines used for training at the mechanical engineering center at Springfield Technical Community College.
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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.

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New England News
12:29 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Funding Announced For Affordable Housing Projects In Massachusetts

Newly renovated apartment buildings in Springfield, MA that are part of a $75 five-year project involving 23 buildings with more than 300 apartments. The project is in the Outing Park Historic District
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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.

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New England News
5:48 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

New England Governors To Meet On Opioid Abuse

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

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New England News
6:10 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

Mass. Gov. Patrick On Hand To Mark Road Work In Lee

Flanked on his right by Dem. State Senator Ben Downing and Dem. State Representative Smitty Pignatelli on his left, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, in red, digs into a pile of dirt Monday morning in Lee. The ceremony marked work on a two-mile stretch of Tyringham Road.
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Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick was in Lee this morning to break ground on a road construction project.

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New England News
6:08 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Gov. Patrick Announces $5.2 M For UMass Springfield Construction

Classroom space is under construction for the UMass satellite campus that is scheduled to open in Springfield in the fall 2014.
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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.” 

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New England News
2:00 am
Wed March 12, 2014

Gov. Patrick To Continue International Initiatives

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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.

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New England News
6:33 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Gov. Patrick Clears The Air On His Next Job

Mass. Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick
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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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New England News
6:09 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Gov. Patrick Touts Economic Growth And Opportunity In Berkshires

Nuclea Biotechnologies CEO Pat Muraca explains to Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick the lab work that goes on at the company's site in Pittsfield, Mass.
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Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick was in Pittsfield today to discuss the region’s economy and biotech industries.

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New England News
4:33 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Gov. Patrick: Job Growth Strategy Working

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

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New England News
9:21 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Mass. Gov. Patrick Says 'Maybe' To Higher Office

Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick
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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 Politico.com 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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