Thursday, May 10, 2012
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick discusses President Barack Obama's stance on same-sex marriage.
On Wednesday, President Barack Obama officially announced he believes same sex couples should have the legal right to marry in the United States. Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick released the following statement after the President’s announcement. “President Obama has once again affirmed that we are a country that stands for the basic values of equality and opportunity. Since 2004, same-sex couples in Massachusetts have had the security of knowing that their families have the same rights and protections as every other family, including health care benefits and hospital visitation rights. The President's words today give same-sex couples across the country still awaiting those rights a powerful reason to feel hopeful." What do you …
Monday, April 30, 2012
Michelle Hirsch Donovan, M.D., Ph.D. and Michael Donovan, both of Milton, recently attended Governor Deval Patrick's declaration that May is Neurofibromatosis Awareness Month.
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Monday, April 30, 2012
Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Deval Patrick, signed a proclamation officially declaring May “Neurofibromatosis Awareness Month”. The signing was part of a ceremony held recently at the State House. In addition to signing the proclamation, Governor Patrick met with several NF patients and their families. “Creating awareness for NF is the greatest challenge we face. We are so grateful to the Governor for giving us this opportunity to spread the word. While NF isn’t a household word the disease is more common than you’d think,” said Karen Peluso, Executive Director, NF Northeast. Attending the ceremony was Milton resident, Michelle Hirsch Donovan, M.D., Ph.D. Michelle, and her husband, Michael Donovan, are actively …
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Governor Deval Patrick was recognized with the “Impact and Achievement Award” from Advocates for Autism of Massachusetts at a ceremony on Monday.
Governor Deval Patrick joined the Advocates for Autism of Massachusetts (AFAM), the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation, legislators and other advocates to proclaim April “Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month” and accept AFAM’s “Impact and Achievement Award” in recognition of his leadership and strong commitment to services and support for families and individuals living with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Governor Patrick accepted the award at AFAM’s 14th annual Autism Spectrum Awareness Day at the State House. “Policy only matters at the point where it touches people and it is clear that our policies matter,” said Governor Patrick. “It is in our interest to promote an environment of acceptance, respect and inclusion for autistic individuals. Through …
Friday, February 24, 2012
Should the money go to the MBTA as Governor Deval Patrick proposes, or do you have other ideas for it?
With a winter of record high temperatures at least partially behind Massachusetts, the state government has only used about $10 million of the $50 million set aside for snow and ice removal, according to a Fox News article. Governor Deval Patrick wants to give that money to the MBTA, as mentioned in this Boston CBS article. The fix he is referring to is the MBTA's estimated $161 million projected budget deficit for fiscal year 2013, but we at Patch are wondering if you see other things that need fixing. Where do you think the money saved this year should go, and why? Leave a comment and let us know.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo made a friendly wager on Sunday's Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and New York Giants.
Milton resident and Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is showing his confidence that the New England Patriots will be victorious in Super Bowl XLVI by placing a friendly wager with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who is exhibiting the same confidence in his state’s representative the New York Giants. “In the spirit of good sportsmanship, I wish the Giants well -- but not that well!" said Governor Patrick in a statement announcing the wager. “We are looking forward to bringing another Super Bowl championship back to Massachusetts. Go Pats!” Governor Patrick is putting some Massachusetts favorites on the line, including 46 Centerville Pies, Legal Sea Foods clam chowder and 46 cases of all natural chips from Food Should Taste Good. …
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Governor Deval Patrick joined students, parents and school officials at Glover Elementary School for Walk and Bicycle to School Day on Wednesday.
Wednesday was Massachusetts Walk and Bicycle to School Day and students and parents all over Milton hopped on their bikes or laced up their walking shoes. At Glover Elementary School the walkers were joined by special guest, Governor Deval Patrick. Students who participated in the program were given a zipper pull and a pencil. Many Glover students were able to meet the Governor and get autographs. Walk and Bicycle to School Day is part of the Safe Routes to School Program.
Friday, April 15, 2011
Take a look at the latest happenings in Milton including Milton's own Governor Deval Patrick on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, plus exchange students and electrophysiology.
Governor Patrick on The Daily Show Milton’s most famous resident in politics, Governor Deval Patrick, was a guest on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on Tuesday. Promoting his memoir, A Reason to Believe, Patrick talked about health care, education, and the values behind Massachusetts programs and policies, while repeatedly guiding Stewart and his viewers back to the book. Watch the good-natured banter here. Rotary Exchange Program Selects Milton Students Rotary International’s District 7950 honored local youth exchange students at its 18th annual International Night at Whites of Westport on Monday, April 11th. Two Milton teenagers, Patrick Adley and Erika Hodlin, were selected to represent the United States overseas in the Rotary program…