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Statement of Governor Patrick // Boston Marathon posted on Apr 17

This is a horrific day in Boston. My thoughts and prayers are with those who have been injured. I have been in touch with the President, Mayor Menino and our public safety leaders. Our focus is on making sure that the area around Copley Square   …Continue Reading Statement of Governor Patrick // Boston Marathon

Welcome to a New School Year

Welcome to a New School Year posted on Sep 4

Governor Deval Patrick  Visit Official Website As schools across the Commonwealth open their doors this week, I’d like to welcome students, teachers and staff to the start of a new school year.  New beginnings are often both exciting and challenging, and this one will be   …Continue Reading Welcome to a New School Year

Leaving A Better Commonwealth Than We Found

Leaving A Better Commonwealth Than We Found posted on Aug 28

Governor Deval Patrick & Lt. Governor Tim Murray  Visit their Official Website Governor Patrick and Lieutenant Governor Murray sign the last beam to be placed before the “Topping Off” Ceremony at the Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital. (Photo credit: Matt Bennett/Governor’s Office) Summer is a   …Continue Reading Leaving A Better Commonwealth Than We Found

Dear Students: Stay Here

Dear Students: Stay Here posted on Oct 4

October 4, 2010 Students of Massachusetts: My path to Massachusetts may be similar to your own. I’m originally from elsewhere, the South Side of Chicago. I came here as a teenager when a program called “A Better Chance” offered me just that – a chance   …Continue Reading Dear Students: Stay Here

Creating More Jobs: Our Small Business Jobs Bill

Creating More Jobs: Our Small Business Jobs Bill posted on Feb 10

Deval Patrick Governor, Commonwealth of Massachusetts View Governor’s Bio This morning I addressed the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce to outline our new Small Business Jobs Bill. From the very beginning of our administration, our number one goal has been to create jobs and a   …Continue Reading Creating More Jobs: Our Small Business Jobs Bill

Your Continued Input into our Budget and Spending

Your Continued Input into our Budget and Spending posted on Jan 27

Deval Patrick Governor, Commonwealth of Massachusetts View Governor’s Bio Today I submitted my proposal for the Fiscal Year 2011 (FY11) Budget. On our budget site, you can review a helpful guide to the budget process and can fully navigate my budget proposal. We will have   …Continue Reading Your Continued Input into our Budget and Spending

Are you planning on staying here? Thinking of leaving?

Are you planning on staying here? Thinking of leaving? posted on Sep 21

Deval Patrick Governor, Commonwealth of Massachusetts View Governor’s Bio Young adulthood is an especially exciting time, filled with new opportunities and independence.  It can also be a particularly anxious time: not only are you embarking on a life of your own, you’re also often adjusting   …Continue Reading Are you planning on staying here? Thinking of leaving?

National Day of Service and Remembrance

National Day of Service and Remembrance posted on Sep 11

Deval Patrick Governor, Commonwealth of Massachusetts View Governor’s Bio Today, I am remembering the sons and daughters of our Commonwealth and the thousands of others who were lost eight years ago in the tragedy of September 11th, 2001. That day, forever etched in our collective   …Continue Reading National Day of Service and Remembrance