Deval Patrick

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Minimum Wage Will Go Up to $11 in the Next Three Years [Updated]

UPDATE: On Thursday, Governor Deval Patrick signed legislation that will raise the minimum wage for workers to $11 over the next three years, making Massachusetts a […]

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House Speaker’s Economic Development Bill Doesn’t Address Non-Competes

While Governor Deval Patrick is taking care of business abroad, House Speaker Robert DeLeo unveiled his own version of an economic development bill that, unlike […]

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The Department of Children and Families Almost Got a New Commissioner This Week

The Deval Patrick administration wanted Maria Zoe Mossaides, executive director of Cambridge Family and Children’s Service, to take over as commissioner of the troubled Department […]

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Everyone Tweeted Through Deval Patrick’s Speech About Putting Aside One’s Smartphone

Gov. Deval Patrick had the good sense to make an argument in his Boston University Commencement address that he knew would be proven true even as he spoke […]

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Boston Pride Parade Names Governor Patrick ‘Grand Marshal’

Governor Deval Patrick is a popular guy these days. Not only did he speak at two commencement ceremonies this month, but Patrick has also been […]

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Families to Deliver Petitions to Governor Asking to Stop Possible Parole of Jailed Murderers

Families impacted by a recent ruling handed down by the Massachusetts Supreme Court that gives teenagers convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in […]

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Computer Pros Will Hack Their Way to a New Job During Cyber Aces Competition

At a time when high-profile breaches at businesses and institutions have made national headlines, an elite group of cyber security sleuths will gather in Boston […]

Arts & Entertainment

Boston After Dark

We asked the husband-and-wife duo, Formento & Formento, to imagine what some of Boston’s most famous denizens would do in the dark, now that the trains are running late. They came back with a love letter to Boston nightlife.

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A Judge Ruled the State Can’t Ban Prescription Drug Zohydro

After a brief battle in court this week, a federal judge ruled Tuesday that state officials don’t have the legal muscle to stop doctors from […]

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Makers of Zohydro File Lawsuit to Lift the State’s Ban on the Prescription Painkiller

A California-based pharmaceutical company filed a complaint in United States District Court in Boston this week, calling for a judge to put a stop to […]

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What Will Candidates for Governor Say About Criminal Justice?

If you’ve been following criminal justice issues in the news, you might wonder why anyone would want to be governor of Massachusetts. In just the […]

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Deval Patrick’s Big Maybe Heard ’Round the Commonwealth

“There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about,” Oscar Wilde famously said, “and that is not being talked about.” The modern-day […]

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Will the Democratic Candidates for Governor Criticize Deval Patrick?

“Ellito12” has an interesting query: With the number of issues facing the Patrick Administration and presumably giving Charlie Baker fodder to associate this weaknesses with […]

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Plans Announced For Boston Marathon Tribute Event

Details are vague so far, but officials from the Boston Athletic Association announced on Thursday plans for an event to mark the one-year anniversary of the […]

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Deval Patrick Just Did What He Does Best: Orate

This was Deval Patrick’s final State of the Commonwealth address, and what he wanted to accomplish depends very heavily on a very specific assumption. If […]