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Encouraging citizen participation in government and public policy with occasional posts from the Governor of Massachusetts

Monthly Archives: April 2011

Bay State Briefs: Rebuilding in Springfield & New Bedford, Promoting Financial Literacy & Health Care Posted on Apr 29

Welcome to another week of Bay State Briefs! Last Friday, Governor Patrick visited the Macedonia Church of God in Christ in Springfield to witness its reconstruction. Tuesday, he attended the opening ceremony for the Victoria Riverside townhouse lofts in New Bedford. That afternoon, the Governor   …Continue Reading Bay State Briefs: Rebuilding in Springfield & New Bedford, Promoting Financial Literacy & Health Care

Preventing homelessness before it starts Posted on Apr 22

Preventing homelessness before it starts

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio I was recently reading this article about the state of the homeless population in Worcester County and I was gratified – but not surprised – by what writer Lee Hammel notes: “Initiatives like the   …Continue Reading Preventing homelessness before it starts

Ushering in the Spring with Park Serve Day Posted on Apr 14

Ushering in the Spring with Park Serve Day

Cynthia Orellana Director, Commonwealth Corps One of my favorite times of the year is upon us. It is none other than Park Serve Day, where service meets Spring. After such a brutal winter what better way to usher in the spring and summer seasons than   …Continue Reading Ushering in the Spring with Park Serve Day

Happy Birthday, Health Care Reform! Posted on Apr 11

Happy Birthday, Health Care Reform!

Massachusetts’ landmark 2006 health care reform bill turns five this week. Thanks to that bill, 98% of Massachusetts residents have access to health care insurance – learn more here. The Governor joined state leaders and members of the health care community at an event today   …Continue Reading Happy Birthday, Health Care Reform!

Bay State Briefs: SJC Nomination, Health Reform Forum, and Global Trade Posted on Apr 8

Bay State Briefs: SJC Nomination, Health Reform Forum, and Global Trade

Check out this week’s Bay State Brief: On Monday, Governor Patrick attended Brockton’s Annual Youth Summit. Later that day, Governor Patrick nominated Judge Barbara A. Lenk to serve as an Associate Justice to the Supreme Judicial Court.  Tuesday, the Governor hosted a Health Care Reform Forum at the State   …Continue Reading Bay State Briefs: SJC Nomination, Health Reform Forum, and Global Trade

Bay State Briefs: Fire Fighters, CHAMPS and Social Workers Posted on Apr 1

Bay State Briefs: Fire Fighters, CHAMPS and Social Workers

Welcome to another episode of Bay State Briefs! If you’re watching on Friday, April 1st, press YouTube’s “1911” button for some April Fools’ Day fun! This week Governor Patrick visited a tutoring program in Lynn and Marblehead, fire fighters in Boston and welcomed social workers   …Continue Reading Bay State Briefs: Fire Fighters, CHAMPS and Social Workers