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2011 BIO Convention | Day Two Posted on Jun 29

2011 BIO Convention | Day Two

 Governor Patrick celebrating Vertex Pharmaceuticals’ expansion earlier this month. (Holland Hinman/Governor’s Office) Governor Patrick today continued participating in the 2011 International BIO Convention, promoting Massachusetts’ life sciences leadership and our strengths in the innovation economy.  After a breakfast with international corporate leaders and a roundtable discussion   …Continue Reading 2011 BIO Convention | Day Two

2011 BIO Convention | Day One Posted on Jun 28

2011 BIO Convention | Day One

 Governor Patrick joins Pfizer in Massachusetts earlier this month. (Holland Hinman/Governor’s Office) Governor Patrick today arrived at the 2011 BIO International Convention in Washington, DC. BIO is a worldwide conference bringing together leaders in the life sciences industries, government and academia.  The Governor is meeting   …Continue Reading 2011 BIO Convention | Day One

Bay State Briefs: Youth Violence Prevention, Meeting the Summer Interns, Rebuilding Western MA & Vertex Posted on Jun 28

Welcome to another episode of Bay State Briefs This week, the Governor discusses youth violence prevention initiatives in Roxbury, meets his summer interns, honors 100 outstanding college bound high schoolers, discusses storm recovery and rebuilding in Western Massachusetts and celebrates the groundbreaking of the new   …Continue Reading Bay State Briefs: Youth Violence Prevention, Meeting the Summer Interns, Rebuilding Western MA & Vertex

How stimulus gets the job done Posted on Jun 2

How stimulus gets the job done

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio This week was an exciting one for the great city of Quincy. Governor Patrick signed into law an act that will move forward the huge redevelopment of the city’s downtown. The project is big   …Continue Reading How stimulus gets the job done

More on the April Job Numbers Posted on May 25

More on the April Job Numbers

Governor Patrick visits the Cedar Street Bridge Project in Wellesley. (Matt Bennett/Governor’s Office)       Last week we received excellent news about the state of the Massachusetts economy and our continued growth. During the month of April, Massachusetts gained 19,500 new jobs. Our state’s unemployment rate fell   …Continue Reading More on the April Job Numbers

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

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