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2 hrs ago | Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Gov. Deval Patrick has received the resignation of state prison chief Luis Spencer.
Marian Ryan is under fire for what critics say is putting politics ahead of sound prosecutorial policies because of a fear of media scrutiny.
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.
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.
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.
Sean Lesniak may be just 9 years old, but he already has his eye on running for political office.
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.
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.
It's obvious what she's trying to do here but this is a weird, weird moment to do it.
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.
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.
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.
A 9-year-old Lowell boy who loves sharks said he was overjoyed Thursday when Gov. Deval Patrick signed a bill banning shark fins.
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.
The practice of shark finning would be outlawed in Massachusetts under a bill set to receive Gov. Deval Patrick's signature.
On Wednesday, Governor Deval Patrick signed a bill aimed at relieving homeowners beset with rising flood insurance premiums.
Updated: Sat Jul 26, 2014 06:22 am
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