The governor enacted the bill as passed by the State House last week.
Gov. Deval Patrick
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Friday, July 1, 2011
All DCR deepwater pools are currently closed due to an investigation into a woman's body being found in a Fall River pool on Tuesday, but Gov. Deval Patrick said in a radio interview Thursday that “I think we will be able to get" the pools open for the ho
Gov. Deval Patrick said in a radio interview Thursday that he thinks the state will be able to re-open all 30 of the state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) deepwater pools—including the Lloyd Memorial Pool on Tremont Street in Melrose—in time for the Fourth of July weekend, the Worcester Telegram and Gazette reports. On Wednesday, the DCR announced that its 30 deepwater pools would be closed until further notice, after a woman's body was found floating in a Fall River DCR pool on Tuesday night. The Globe reported that authorities said Marie Joseph, 36, was found floating in the Veteran’s Memorial Swimming Pool at Lafayette Park, and that DCR Commissioner Edward M. Lambert Jr. said in a statement that the agency’s deepwater …
Friday, January 14, 2011
Peter Koutoujian was introduced as the new Sheriff of Middlesex County at Cambridge District Court in Medford Friday afternoon.
MEDFORD — A department-wide audit will be new Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian’s first order of business, he said during a press conference Friday. The former assistant district attorney and state representative said public safety is the top priority of his new job, but an audit of the books--and personnel practices--is his first task. "My priority is to professionalize this office," Koutoujian said after being introduced by Gov. Deval Patrick Friday. Word leaked out early Friday afternoon that Koutoujian would be named Sheriff, replacing John Granara, who served on an interim basis since James DiPaola committed suicide in late November. At a press conference at Cambridge District Court Friday afternoon, Patrick made it official. …
Gov. Patrick has just named former assistant district attorney and State Rep. Peter J. Koutoujian to the position of Middlesex County Sheriff.
Governor Deval Patrick appointed State Rep. Peter Koutoujian, D-Waltham, as the new Middlesex County Sheriff today. Gov. Patrick made the announcement today at a press conference at Cambridge District Court, located in Medford. "As a former assistant district attorney and relentless advocate for both crime victims and social services, Peter brings a wealth of expertise, passion and know-how to this critical position," said Governor Patrick. "I look forward to working with him to strengthen our re-entry programs and reduce youth violence." Koutoujian, 49, will replace the late James DiPaola, who killed himself late last year. Koutoujian currently occupies Middlesex County's 10th district seat, which includes Waltham and parts of Watertown…
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
On Wednesday, Stoneham accumulated more than 20 inches of snow during the second snowstorm of the winter season.
Mother Nature had no sympathy for Stoneham residents on Wednesday and the weathermen finally earned their money by being spot-on with this nor’easter that hit New England. Stoneham accumulated more than 20 inches of fresh powder, forcing school closures throughout the area. The wind gusts also registered between 15 and 25 miles per hour at times during the storm, according to the National Weather Service. Residents shoveled, used snow blowers, and hired plows to try to make a path out to the street from their driveways, which wasn't an easy task. Gov. Deval Patrick declared a state of emergency Wednesday that is still in effect in Massachusetts until 8 p.m. The National Guard has been activated just in case local communities are …
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Governor Deval Patrick and Lt. Gov. Tim Murray were inaugurated today.
Speech: Inaugural Address of Gov. Deval Patrick Lt. Gov. Murray, Fellow Constitutional Officers and Members of the Governor’s Council; Madam President, Mr. Speaker and Members of the Legislature; Mr. Chief Justice and Members of the Judiciary; Mayor Menino and the Many Other Mayors and Local Officials present; Reverend Clergy; Distinguished Guests and Friends; and above all The People of the Commonwealth: Four years ago, I challenged you to take a chance on your own aspirations -- on hope for an economy based on innovation and opportunity, on hope for better schools and universal health care, on hope for better politics. Four years ago, hope was in short supply. Young people and jobs were leaving our state. Roads and bridges were …
The new state senator for the Middlesex and Essex District, Katherine Clark, is working to file legislation before the Jan. 21 deadline for the new session of the state Legislature.
Katherine Clark is moving to her new home under the dome—although she's not unpacking in her office just yet. Clark, D-Melrose, joined with eight fellow new state senators on Wednesday when she was sworn into the Massachusetts Senate, which meets under the iconic gold dome atop the State House. Clark replaces the outgoing Richard Tisei as the senator for the Middlesex and Essex District, which includes Stoneham. Former State Representative Moves to Senate The former state representative joined four other new senators who were moving over from the state House of Representatives, down the hall on the third floor on the west side of the State House. Late on Wednesday afternoon, Clark said of the swearing in ceremony, "It was great. It was …
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
One new state law improves autism health care, while another imposes penalties on schools for not monitoring head injuries suffered by student-athletes.
Massachusetts rang in the New Year with a host of new laws that took effect Jan. 1. The measures were passed by the Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Deval Patrick. Here's a sampling of the new laws: For more information, visit the Massachusetts Legislature website.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
The Tri-Board, comprised of School Committee, Board of Selectmen and Finance and Advisory Board members, issued their mission statement and municipal and school budget forecasts for 2012 and beyond.
Today the Stoneham Tri-Board released their long term financial planning budget presentation for the 2012 fiscal year and beyond. The Tri-Board, which consists of School Committee, Board of Selectmen and Finance and Advisory Board members, are on a mission "to determine the best use of reasonably anticipated available funds for a balanced (fiscal year) 2012 budget," according to the presentation. The trio also plan to "create a realistic approach and agreement on a financial plan for dealing with Stoneham's fiscal issues for (fiscal years) 2012 and, within reason, fiscal years 2013, 2014, and 2015." Michael Widmer, president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Association, provides several projections for 2011 and 2012, including: Beyond 2012, …
Governor is expected to name by Jan. 1 a new Middlesex County Sheriff, who will hold the office until the next state election in 2012.
By Jan. 1, Gov. Deval Patrick is expected to name a successor to Middlesex County Sheriff James DiPaola, who authorities say killed himself in a Maine hotel room in November after he came under scrutiny for alleged ethical and criminal wrongdoing. The successor Patrick plans to name by the beginning of the new year will hold office until the next state election in 2012, according to Secretary of the Commonwealth spokesman Brian McNiss. A spokesman from the governor's office said Tuesday this week that the announcement is expected to be made soon. DiPaola won reelection as Middlesex County Sheriff in the Nov. 2 election, but announced his retirement on Nov. 22, effective Jan. 6, after the Boston Globe reported that he planned to …