Welcome to the Weekly Wrap-Up, a new feature from the Office of Governor Deval Patrick. Each week, we’ll take a few minutes to debrief you on what Governor Patrick has done this week. We’ll kick off each wrap-up with another episode of our Golden Globe nominated web show, “Bay State Brief.” Watch it right here:
Here are a few highlights from the week:
On Monday the Governor hosted a remembrance of the earthquake in Haiti. Surrounded by Haitian community leaders, Governor Patrick announced that Massachusetts would send two battalions of National Guard troops to Haiti to help with humanitarian aid and signed a proclamation commemorating the one year anniversary of the earthquake. Read about the event in the Boston Haitian Reporter.
The administration continues to focus on responding to the recent snowstorms. On Thursday Governor Patrick visited Massachusetts Highway Road crews in Bridgewater to thank them for keeping our roads clear. Today, he visited a building in Auburn with roof damage caused by snow to warn residents about the threat posed by roof collapses.
We’re working hard to make progress on the Governor’s top priorities: job creation, education, affordable health care, and safer neighborhoods. Yesterday, the Governor fiViled a bill to reform the Probation and Parole departments, combining them into one, more efficient agency and greatly improving community oversight. Read more about the Governor’s plans here.
Stay tuned for more coming from the Governor’s Office.
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Youth Homelessness – Jack Duffy-Protentis – November 2013 posted on Nov 13
I was in the 3rd grade when my parents told me that I was losing my eye sight. I remember feeling relieved that the reason I was struggling in school was because of this thing called Stargardt’s Disease; and not because I was not smart. …Continue Reading Youth Homelessness – Jack Duffy-Protentis – November 2013
Raycela Dasher – Bristol County -October 2013 posted on Nov 13
As I looked at the stack of papers laid before me, I took a deep breath and prepared to write. These papers were more than just another assignment or application. These papers were a chance of a lifetime. As I looked to the top of …Continue Reading Raycela Dasher – Bristol County -October 2013
Education and youth homelessness // Written by: Mary Kate Roffey of the GSYC posted on Oct 4
Education and youth homelessness are two of the Governor’s Statewide Youth Council’s initiatives. Throughout the month of August, the GSYC decided to hold ‘Back to School’ drives to collect school supplies for homeless youth. This project allowed the GSYC to make progress on both issues …Continue Reading Education and youth homelessness // Written by: Mary Kate Roffey of the GSYC