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Join Us in Celebrating Black History Month Posted on Feb 6

Join Us in Celebrating Black History Month

Throughout the month of February, the Patrick-Murray Administration will host a series of events and discussions across the Commonwealth to celebrate Black History Month.  Please join Governor Patrick on February 11th to reflect on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.  

2012 State House Menorah Lighting Posted on Dec 6

2012 State House Menorah Lighting

The holiday season continues on Monday, December 10th with the Annual State House Menorah Lighting in Nurses’ Hall.  Governor Patrick will join Senate President Murray, Speaker DeLeo and Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren, along with the other Constitutional Officers and members of the Legislature, in celebrating Hanukkah.   …Continue Reading 2012 State House Menorah Lighting

2012 Tree Lighting at the State House Posted on Dec 4

2012 Tree Lighting at the State House

The State House holiday season picks up full steam with the annual Christmas Tree Lighting event on Wednesday, December 5th.  Children from area schools will gather in Nurses’ Hall for an evening of making reindeer crafts and decorating ornaments.  All attendees have the opportunity to   …Continue Reading 2012 Tree Lighting at the State House

First Graders from Orchard Gardens Visit the White House Posted on Feb 29

First Graders from Orchard Gardens Visit the White House

President Barack Obama and Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick listen as Orchard Gardens Elementary School students recite Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, Feb. 28, 2012.  (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) On   …Continue Reading First Graders from Orchard Gardens Visit the White House

State of the Commonwealth 2012 Posted on Jan 25

State of the Commonwealth 2012

On January 23, 2012, Governor Deval Patrick delivered his fourth State of the Commonwealth address. In his address he promoted an ambitious agenda on getting people back to work, lowering health care costs and strengthening public safety. In each of these areas, the Governor again   …Continue Reading State of the Commonwealth 2012

The Annual State House Menorah Lighting Posted on Dec 19

The Annual State House Menorah Lighting

The holiday season continues tomorrow in Nurses’ Hall with the Annual State House Menorah Lighting.  Governor Patrick will join Senate President Murray and Speaker DeLeo, along with the other Constitutional Officers, in celebrating the first night of Hanukkah. Each year this event is hosted by   …Continue Reading The Annual State House Menorah Lighting

Holiday Festivities at the State House Posted on Dec 9

Holiday Festivities at the State House

Rose Arruda Event Outreach Department of Argiculture  Squeals of delight will once again echo through Nurses’ Hall to the front lawn of the State House during the Annual Tree Lighting event on Monday, December 12, as nearly 150 children (and many adults) will gather for   …Continue Reading Holiday Festivities at the State House

Bay State Briefs: Visiting Waltham, Barnstable High School & Rallying for Jobs Posted on Feb 25

It’s been another busy week in the Governor’s Office! This week, Governor Patrick travelled throughout the state promoting job creation and meeting with locals as they voice their concerns. On Tuesday, the Governor visited Career Opportunities in Hyannis to connect with unemployed youths and adults   …Continue Reading Bay State Briefs: Visiting Waltham, Barnstable High School & Rallying for Jobs

Health Care Cost Trends Hearings Posted on Mar 11

Health Care Cost Trends Hearings

David Morales Commissioner, Division of Health Care Finance and Policy View Commissioner’s Bio Next Tuesday, the Division of Health Care Finance and Policy and Attorney General’s Office will be holding a three-day series of public hearings about health care cost trends. During the hearings providers,   …Continue Reading Health Care Cost Trends Hearings

Millions of unclaimed dollars you could be accessing Posted on Feb 2

Millions of unclaimed dollars you could be accessing

    Posted by: Cynthia Orellana, Commonwealth Corps   Yesterday, I had an opportunity to join Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray, advocates from the IRS, United Way, community organizations, volunteers and supporters in Nurses Hall of the State House to celebrate Massachusetts Earned Income Tax Credit   …Continue Reading Millions of unclaimed dollars you could be accessing