Deval Patrick

Gov. Patrick: Olympics bid ‘wicked exciting’

By 
Lauren Dezenski
Oct. 23, 2014

Gov. Deval Patrick gave his qualified support to Boston’s bid for the 2024 Olympics in a speech at the 27th annual Governor’s Travel and Tourism Conference on Thursday afternoon.

“I think the Olympic bid is wicked exciting,” Patrick said to the packed room of the state’s travel and tourism advocates at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library.  Read more

(UPDATED) Extra serving: Patrick's poem and LG Murray's song

For those who missed it at the St. Patrick's Day breakfast in Southie, here's the poem Gov. Deval Patrick delivered, followed by the song by Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray. (Updated to add, via the State House News Service, some verse from Sen. Richard Tisei, who is Republican candidate for governor Charlie Baker's running mate.)  Read more

Gov. Patrick in Dot Friday, Sunday

Gov. Deval Patrick will be making two trips to Dorchester over the next few days. On Friday he'll be visiting residents and business owners, starting at 222 Bowdoin St. at 3:30 p.m. On Sunday, he holds an "urban town hall" at Rev. Bruce Wall's Codman Square church. The 7 p.m. meeting will also be broadcast on WWZN 1510 AM and www.globalministriesboston.org.

One of these press releases is not like the other

There are several elections going on right now: Mainly, the governor's race, the mayoral race, and the special Senate election.

So let's take a quick break from the mayoral race, hop on over to the race for governor, and play a version of the well-known Sesame Street game. (All in good fun, of course.)  Read more

Menino charter school proposal set for July 21 hearing

The Legislature's Education Committee has scheduled a hearing for later this month on Mayor Thomas Menino's plan to create "in-district" charter schools, a policy reversal for him.

Menino has said if the proposal doesn't pass during the current two-year session, he will ask the governor to lift the state cap on charter schools.  Read more

Patrick: Bay State Banner closure "devastating"

Gov. Deval Patrick said Tuesday he was “devastated” by news of the closure of a local African-American newspaper.  Read more

Not an endorsement

But Gov. Deval Patrick, emerging from a Tuesday night forum with the Caribbean community, certainly had some warm words for City Councillor At-Large Sam Yoon, one of the three candidates challenging Mayor Thomas Menino.

"I think it's great," Patrick told the Reporter when asked about Yoon's candidacy. "I think -- I love the fact that he's jumped in."  Read more

In face of weak poll numbers, Patrick reaches back to Boston base

Fifty-one percent of Massachusetts voters negatively view Gov. Deval Patrick, compared to 48 percent viewing him positively, according to a Rasmussen/FOX25 poll released this week. But the low approval ratings were not evident at a two-hour forum with the Caribbean community on Tuesday night at the Unity Club near Codman Square, where Patrick stood on friendly turf and fielded questions on an impending increase in the state sales tax and changes to the state’s criminal offender record information (CORI) system.  Read more

VIDEO: 2009 Dorchester Day Parade

By 
Mike Deehan
Jun. 9, 2009

The 2009 Dorchester Day parade was one to remember. Perfect weather, inspired floats and a great turnout along Dorchester Avenue made this a day many in the community won't soon forget. The Reporter was there with video camera in hand to capture some the day's events.

Patrick’s crime bill includes more options for judges on sentences

Judges would see increased options when sentencing drug offenders, who would be able to work in new release programs and community work crews when paroled, under an anti-crime package filed by Gov. Deval Patrick last week.

The bills would also require post-release supervision for all offenders and aid them in job searches by changing the state’s criminal offender record information (CORI) system. Employers and housing providers would have to pay a $20 to $30 fee to access the information to fund the new system.  Read more