Friday, February 8, 2013
Governor Deval Patrick has declared a State of Emergency, but what does that mean?
Governor Deval Patrick declared a state of emergency today banning car travel after 4 p.m. According to information from the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, a state of emergency can involve different measures and does not always affect travel or private businesses. There may be a request for drivers to stay off the roads and for businesses to change their hours, but the governor may also order roads to be closed to non-emergency traffic. There has not been an ordered ban on travel since the Blizzard of '78. Violators could be fined up to $500 and be sentenced to a year in jail, although Governor Patrick says the main purpose is to get non-essential people off the roads. The state of emergency does not mean the state will …
Saturday, December 22, 2012
The governor's Milton residence is listed for $1,500,000.
Governor Deval Patrick’s Milton residence is on the market. The 6,880-square-foot colonial at 75 Hinckley Road is currently listed for $1,500,000. The home, which is located in the Columbines section of Milton, has 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. The real estate listing for the 1923 colonial is available here. Patrick, who is currently serving his second four-year term as Massachusetts Governor, has said he will not seek reelection in 2014.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Governor Deval Patrick has named John Polanowicz the new State Secretary of Health.
John Polanowicz will replace JudyAnn Bigby as Secretary of Health and Human Services. "They come to their new positions with the expertise, the talent, the respect and the vision to achieve our bold agenda over the next two years,” said Governor Deval Patrick of his four new cabinet secretary appointees. “Time is of the essence, and I have a team of leaders to take on the challenges and seize the opportunities we all know are on the horizon.” Polanowicz currently serves as the President and CEO of St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center. Prior to that, the West Point graduate and Stanford MBA served for eight years as the President of Marlborough Hospital. Dr. Bigby has led the largest agency in state government for the past six years and is …
Saturday, July 14, 2012
After the Supreme Court struck down most of Arizona's anti-immigration law, Gov. Deval Patrick is looking closely at the wording in a new budget provision.
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick recently approved the majority of the 2013 state budget, however there were a few parts that he chose to veto or amend. One of them was wording that would require a proof of legal residence for anyone looking to register a car. "Patrick did not veto the provision outright, but instead asked lawmakers to consider an amended version. While the bulk of the revised language in the amendment was the same, a key change would remove the phrase 'proof of legal residence' and replace it with 'proof of residence in the commonwealth,'" an article on boston.com said. According to the article, Patrick said he would not go along with efforts to compel state authorities to enforce U.S. immigration laws . "The recent …
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Gov. Deval Patrick stopped in Marlborough the other day, and the Vin Bin will hosting a great, free event this weekend.
1. Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick visited Marlborough Tuesday afternoon to highlight the expansion of the clean energy company SolarCity. The company plans to add 25 jobs at the Marlborough facility in the coming months. 2. Take a look at our photo gallery featuring images from the recent opening day festivities at the Marlborough Girls Softball League. 3. Help us review local businesses, by checking out our weekly "You Review" column. This week we are asking people what they think about the Super Buffet on Route 20. 4. Today is National Teachers' Day. Take some time to thank a great teacher in your life. 5. The Vin Bin will host a free food and wine event at 3 p.m., Saturday, May 12, with New England businesses—American Mussel …