Governor Deval Patrick

New England News
6:08 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Gov. Patrick Announces $200M For I-91 Project

A section of the elevated portion of I-91 in downtown Springfield
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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.

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WAMC Programs
3:36 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Gov. Patrick, Ed. Commissioner Critical Of Westfield State's Dobelle

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick meets with Pittsfield High School students Monday.
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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.

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New England News
5:51 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Gov. Patrick Has Harsh Words for Members of Congress

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Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick had some harsh words the federal government as he made stops in the western part of the state today.

“It’s embarrassing," said Patrick.

“The Tea Party Republicans are playing a big game with the lives of some little people frankly,” he said. “I think that’s got to end.”

The democrat says this is not a new issue, but it has reached a new level.

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New England News
3:47 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

Juliette Kayyem Annouces Bid for Massachusetts Governor


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.

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New England News
7:00 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Mass. Governor Rides Into Pittsfield In Support Of Passenger Rail Expansion

Governor Patrick joins state officials and others in Pittsfield after riding the rails from the Connecticut border along the Housatonic Railroad.
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

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.

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New England News
3:28 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Massachusetts State Senator Dan Wolf - Flying Towards The Top Of Beacon Hill

Massachusetts State Senator Dan Wolf

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.

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Vox Pop
3:00 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Vox Pop : Open Forum - Terror in Boston : 4/16/13

The aftermath of yesterday's terror attack at the Boston Marathon.
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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.

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New England News
5:20 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Mass. Governor Criticizes Legislative Leaders' Transportation Plan

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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 .

On Tuesday, top Democrats in the Massachusetts legislature including Senate President Therese Murray, House Speaker Robert DeLeo, and chairs of the House and Senate Ways and Means committees released a transportation plan to rival investments called for in Governor Patrick’s fiscal year 2014 budget proposal.

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New England News
6:18 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Officials Celebrate Launch of Massachusetts Broadband Network with Berkshire Students

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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.

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New England News
6:36 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Mass. Governor Highlights Need for Education Investment in Berkshires

Governor Deval Patrick toured Silvio Conte Community School in Pittsfield with students.
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick today toured an elementary school in one the state’s Gateway Cities, where he also highlighted his plan to make significant investments in public education.

Governor Patrick was led by students through the Silvio Conte Community School in Pittsfield, where he met students, teachers, and administrators.

Governor Patrick addressed the challenges schools in Gateway Cities, like the Silvio Conte Community School face every day, with many students from low-income households and many studying English as a second language.

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