Life science is a life saver for Bay State, MetroWest

Barry Bluestone

By Cole Chapman/Daily News Correspondent | GateHouse News Service BOSTON – Gov. Deval Patrick’s $1 billion investment plan for life science industries has added 2,537 jobs in its first five years, offering new opportunities for job growth in MetroWest and other regions around the state, a report released Tuesday says. “Our research suggests that the […]

What Andrew Cuomo Could Learn About Transit From Deval Patrick


By Stephen Miller | | February 27, 2013 As New Yorkers wait to find out if Governor Cuomo is even thinking about finding someone to chair the MTA, his lack of attention to transit stands in stark contrast to another northeastern governor – one who in the past six months not only named a new transit […]

Patrick Proposes Expanding Rail Service; Revenue Options Listed


By Fred Thys | WBUR | January 14, 2013 BOSTON — With the release of a long-awaited transportation financing report (PDF) on Monday, Gov. Deval Patrick is proposing to expand rail service across the state. Patrick is endorsing a plan by the state Department of Transportation that would fund rail service from Pittsfield to New […]

Patrick vows new funds for roads, rail


By Eric Moskowitz | The Boston Globe | January 4, 2013 Governor Deval Patrick said Friday that he will unveil a proposal later this month to raise the necessary money through taxes or fees to fix the state’s financially beleaguered transportation network. Patrick declined to say how he would raise the money or how much […]

Patrick poised to call for transportation tax hike

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By Eric Moskowitz | The Boston Globe | November 16, 2012 Nearly six years after a bipartisan commission sounded the alarm about a transportation system in a crisis so severe that it carried a shortfall of nearly $1 billion a year, Governor Deval Patrick will ask lawmakers to solve the problem with a plan that […]

Governor Patrick details multifamily housing plan – Goal is to keep young professionals in Massachusetts


By Jenifer McKim | The Boston Globe | November 14, 2012 Governor Deval Patrick detailed a plan Tuesday to produce 10,000 multifamily housing units a year through 2020 in an effort to keep young professionals from leaving Massachusetts. The initiative includes a program called Compact Neighborhoods that will encourage and create housing near workplaces, public […]

Mass. jobless rate rises slightly; Sluggishness across sectors


By Bob Salsberg, The Associated Press | The Worcester Telegram | September 21, 2012 The Massachusetts unemployment rate edged up two-tenths of a point in August while preliminary figures showed the state losing about 4,800 jobs during the month, the office of Labor and Workforce Development said Thursday. The jobless rate stood at 6.3 percent in August, […]

Gov. Deval Patrick announces new program for vocational schools


By Erin Shannon | Enterprise News | September 14, 2012 AVON — Welding. Mechanical drafting. Metal layout. Machining. Those are among the skills taught to students at Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School in Easton to prepare them for future jobs. So school Principal David Wheeler was pleased to hear that Gov. Deval Patrick announced plans Thursday […]

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