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2 hrs ago | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

State prison chief resigns; Charlton man's death a factor in downfall

Gov. Deval Patrick has received the resignation of state prison chief Luis Spencer.

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Related Topix: US Governors, State Prisons, Prison, Bridgewater State Hospital

6 hrs ago | Boston.com

Sunday Morning Liquor Sales Are Now a Reality

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed into law a bill that allows the state's retail liquor stores to sell alcohol at 10 a.m. on Sundays, rather than at noon.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Boston.com

Middlesex DA under fire for management style

Marian Ryan is under fire for what critics say is putting politics ahead of sound prosecutorial policies because of a fear of media scrutiny.

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WWLP

GOP sees political fallout from probation verdict

Republicans hoping to loosen the Democratic party's tight grip on state government quickly pounced on guilty verdicts against three former state probation officials, saying the case pointed to the consequences of one-party domination in Massachusetts.

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Related Topix: US News, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US Governors

Ayer Public Spirit

AG candidates stake out ground in debate over migrant children

The two Democratic candidates for attorney general have embraced Gov. Deval Patrick's plan to consider housing immigrant children in federal custody at military bases in Bourne or Chicopee, while the Republican seeking the top law enforcement office needs more information before making a decision.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Governors, Bourne, MA, US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Stephen Lynch, Democrat

Mediaite.com

Fight Between Immigration Activist and Mayor Escalates to Shouting Match with Racism Accusations

A closed-door meeting regarding the migrant children gathered along the US border led to a dramatic confrontation between representatives of Massachusetts' immigrant community and the mayor of Lynn, Mass.

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Lowell Sun

Lowell boy's bill banning shark cruelty a legislative fight to the fin-ish

Sean Lesniak may be just 9 years old, but he already has his eye on running for political office.

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Related Topix: Lowell, MA, US Governors

Bangor Daily News

Michaud ducks decision on immigration issue

U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud with Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Governors, Peter Shumlin, US News, Illegal Immigration, George Bush, W.

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Boston Herald

Deval Patrick points finger at Congress

DEMANDING AN ANSWER: Activist Patricia Montes, a Honduran in East Boston who has lived in the U.S. for 10 years, sounds off yesterday at a State House immigration summit.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Family, Kids, Opinion

Lowell Sun

Mass. corrections chief resigns at Patrick's request

The state's prison chief resigned Thursday after being asked by Gov. Deval Patrick to step aside due to the commissioner's handling of an investigation into abuse of a patient at Bridgewater State Hospital.

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Related Topix: Prison, US Governors, Bridgewater State Hospital, State Prisons

Hot Air

Great news from Hillary: The Russian reset worked

It's obvious what she's trying to do here but this is a weird, weird moment to do it.

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Related Topix: US News, US Governors, Hillary Clinton, US Politics

Boston.com

Newton superintendent accused of plagiarism

The superintendent of the Newton Public Schools, facing questions that he plagiarized passages from Governor Deval Patrick in a graduation speech last month, said today he should have cited Patrick and has asked the city's school committee to take action on the matter.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Boston University, Texas

WWLP

Ex-probation commissioner found guilty in corruption trial

A jury on Thursday convicted former Probation Commissioner John O'Brien and former deputies Elizabeth Tavares and William Burke III on charges of conspiracy to commit racketeering following a weeks-long trial focused on job-rigging allegations.

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WWLP

Kos, Wagner want Patrick to come to Chicopee

Chicopee Mayor Richard Kos and State Rep. Joseph Wagner are inviting Governor Deval Patrick to come to Chicopee as he proposes housing unaccompanied immigrant children at Westover Air Reserve Base.

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Patch.com

9-Year-Old Mass. Boy Who Loves Sharks Inspires Lawmakers to Ban Fin Trade

A 9-year-old Lowell boy who loves sharks said he was overjoyed Thursday when Gov. Deval Patrick signed a bill banning shark fins.

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Politico

Patrick: I'm not 'pals' with Hillary

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, who raised eyebrows earlier this year by questioning the sense of "inevitability" around Hillary Clinton's potential presidential candidacy, emphasized Thursday that he's worried Clinton's inner circle will perpetuate an "off-putting" feeling of "entitlement" surrounding her possible White House bid.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News

Lowell Sun

Bill would ban shark finning

The practice of shark finning would be outlawed in Massachusetts under a bill set to receive Gov. Deval Patrick's signature.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Lowell, MA

Boston Herald

Feds: Nearly 200 suspected coyotes nabbed in border bust

Federal officials have dealt a blow to the so-called "coyotes" who have been fueling the wave of 57,000 unaccompanied Central American children flooding across the southern border in recent months, said Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson.

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Related Topix: US News, Illegal Immigration, Immigration Reform, Prison, US Governors, Opinion

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Martha's Vineyard Times

Water Street in Vineyard Haven lived up to its name during Hurricane Sandy.

On Wednesday, Governor Deval Patrick signed a bill aimed at relieving homeowners beset with rising flood insurance premiums.

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Related Topix: Flood, Natural Disasters, Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Sandy, Vineyard Haven, MA, US Governors, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Switched

Massachusetts Bill Limiting Protests At Abortion Clinics Goes To The Governor

A bill to limit demonstrations around Massachusetts abortion clinics passed the state's House of Representatives on Wednesday and headed to Governor Deval Patrick.

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Related Topix: Abortion, US Governors, US News, US Supreme Court, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Harry Reid, Democrat

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