Thursday, January 31, 2013
The bill provides new protections for treatment of children with autism and other disabilities.
The following is from the office of State Senator Brian A. Joyce: Governor Deval Patrick has signed legislation sponsored by Senator Brian A. Joyce (Milton-D) that will require licensure for behavior analysts and assistant behavior analysts. The new license requirement will increase the likelihood that the patients behavior analysts typically serve, mainly children living with disabilities, will receive qualified and effective treatment. “Behavior analysts play an important role fostering and encouraging the development of children with autism and others disabilities,” said Joyce. “By implementing licensure, we can be assured that our children will receive qualified care and that behavior analysts will be able to market themselves more …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Money would help pay to improve transportation system and education in the commonwealth.
Governor Deval Patrick is expected to propose $1 billion in new taxes to help pay to improve the state’s transportation system and expand early education programs, reported The Boston Globe. Patrick is expected to announce the plan at his State of the Commonwealth speech Wednesday night. The plan is to increase the state income tax from 5.25 percent to 5.66 percent, which would raise $1 billion. Patrick’s plan would also need to raise other taxes and fees to pay for the spending increases of $1.5 billion next year and $2 billion annually after that, according to The Globe. What do you think of the governor's proposal? Do you support raising taxes to fund these programs?
Tuesday, December 18, 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, November 16, 2012
Rumor has it that Gov. Deval Patrick could be asked to be the next U.S. attorney general.
Gov. Deval Patrick said will not resign from his job even if President Obama asks him to become the next U.S. attorney general. “I like what I do, and I have more that I want to accomplish in the next two years,” Patrick said, according to a Boston Globe article. “And then I promised [my wife] Diane that I’d go back into the private sector, and I’m going to keep that promise.” This means that Patrick will remain governor until his term expries, in January 2015. Rumors have been swirling about Patrick's possible departure after Obama won re-election and a few nights later Patrick was among the few to attend what was called a "social dinner" at the White House. Patrick said there was no talk at the dinner about him joining the …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Gov. Deval Patrick was at the polls in Milton on Tuesday morning.
Voters in Precincts 2 and 4 lined the halls of the Milton Council on Aging on Tuesday morning to vote in today’s presidential election. Gov. Deval Patrick, his wife Diane and his daughter Katherine were among the voters casting their ballots early this morning.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Governor Deval Patrick passed out candy to children at his Milton home on Halloween night.
Various characters strolled down a Hinckley Road driveway on Halloween night and were met by a familiar face when the door opened to calls of “Trick or Treat” and “Happy Halloween.” Milton resident Deval Patrick greeted trick-or-treaters with a wide range of candy on October 31. The governor handed out candy and posed for photos with the costumed kids.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Governor Deval Patrick joined state and local officials at an event at Milton High School to start the Sixth Annual Massachusetts Harvest for Students Week.
Governor Deval Patrick and other officials joined students at Milton High School on Monday morning to celebrate the Sixth Annual Massachusetts Harvest for Students week, which provides an opportunity for schools to serve nutritious meals prepared with locally produced food. The Massachusetts Farm to School Project established the initiative in collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources, the School Nutrition Association of Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. “This week is such a great way to get young people excited about local agriculture and the health benefits of eating fresh, local foods,” said Massachusetts Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Rick …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Governor Deval Patrick has ordered the US flag to be lowered at all main or administration buildings of each public institution in the state.
Several Milton government buildings have lowered American flags to half mast to pay tribute to the Wisconsin Temple Shooting victims. Flags were lowered on Monday and will remain that way until Friday, August 10. Governor Deval Patrick has ordered the US flag to be lowered at all main or administration buildings of each public institution of the state. Patrick made the following statement on his Twitter account, @MassGov on Monday: “What happened in Oak Creek was an unthinkable tragedy, and we want the people of Wisconsin, as well as the Sikh community to know MA stands behind the victims and the families as they bear this horrific loss. All flags are lowered to half-staff effective immediately until sunset on Friday, August 10, in honor …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
On Saturday, Governor Deval Patrick sent 'Melissa's Bill' back to the Legislature.
Gov. Deval Patrick set in motion a wave of criticism when he proposed an amendment to the "three strikes"/Melissa's Bill on the grounds that it lacked sufficient provisions for judicial discretion. Warning of possible unintended "unjust consequences" that can arise from mandatory sentencing laws, Patrick wrote in a letter to the Legislature, "None of us is wise or prescient enough to foresee each and every circumstance in which the new habitual offender provisions may apply." On Monday afternoon, the House rejected Patrick's amendment by a vote of 132-23, according to The Boston Globe. The bill's fate is up in the air, as the legislature's summer session will end Tuesday at midnight. The governor has not indicated whether he would veto a …
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
The Department of Conservation and Recreation held a grand opening for the $4 million bathhouse project at Houghton's Pond on Monday.
State and local officials, including Governor Deval Patrick, attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open the new Houghton’s Pond Bathhouse in Milton on Monday, July 9. The new facility is part of a $4 million project at the Blue Hills Reservation recreation area. The new 4,500-square-foot bathhouse, which was funded by the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Capital Fund, replaces a similar structure that was built in 1968. Patrick, who is a Milton resident, referenced the infrastructure investments made by the “Greatest Generation” after World War II during his brief address in front of the new building. “It’s time for us to make the kind of investments the generation before us did,” Patrick said, adding his administration has …