Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick announced funding today for a massive transportation project in western Massachusetts.
Governor Deval Patrick announced $200 million will be spent to replace deteriorating concrete decks on the elevated section of Interstate 91 in downtown Springfield while simultaneously studying the possibility of depressing a portion of the highway to street level or below.
Patrick announced the project during a speech at a lunch hosted by the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Higher Education Commissioner Richard Freeland have frozen state educational funds for Westfield State University after the recent allegations of illegal spending, including private travel expenses, by President Evan Dobelle.
Juliette Kayyem, who worked in Homeland Security for President Obama and Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, is aiming for higher office . She wants to replace Patrick and become the next governor of the Commonwealth.
On Monday, Governor Patrick, Secretary of Transportation Richard Davey, and others boarded a train on the Housatonic Railroad and rode from the Connecticut border to Pittsfield.
The symbolic trip came after the governor had sought more than $1 billion in new revenues for transportation in his initial fiscal year 2014 budget proposal, a plan that contained dedicated funding for several priority projects, including $113 million for the rail expansion in Berkshire County.
Dan Wolf wants to go from the cockpit to the governor’s office. Wolf is a state senator from Cape Cod, and one of the founders of the regional airline Cape Air. He is seeking the Democratic nomination in an increasingly crowded field of candidates who want to replace Governor Deval Patrick who is not seeking re-election next year. Speaking with WAMC’s Brian Shields, Wolf says he began Cape Air as a mechanic and pilot, which gives him the right experience for the governor’s job.
Yesterday marked a sad day for both our region and Massachusetts capital city as three people perished and hundreds of others were injured in what has been described by officials as an act of terror.
Today we’re opening the lines for you to hear your stories of what many are now calling the Boston Marathon bombing, and your reactions as the investigation continues to develop. We’ll also be monitoring the wires for the latest news on the investigation and bring it to you if and when it becomes available.
Democratic leaders in the Massachusetts legislature and House Republicans both answered Governor Deval Patrick’s 2014 transportation budget with plans of their own, but the governor is warning that a plan too small would hurt low and middle income families .
In a crowded gymnasium at the Farmington River School in Otis, Massachusetts, a class of fifth graders seated in front of a large projection screen was able to video chat with students across the world at the Vive Digital broadband center in Bogota, Colombia…
Students also communicated with staff at NASA’s Godard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.