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19 min ago | Boston Herald

Feds: Nearly 200 suspected coyotes nabbed in border bust

Federal officials have dealt a blow to the so-called "coyotes" who have been fueling the wave of 57,000 unaccompanied Central American children flooding across the southern border in recent months, said Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson.


Related Topix: US News, Illegal Immigration, Immigration Reform, Prison, US Governors, Opinion

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Martha's Vineyard Times

Water Street in Vineyard Haven lived up to its name during Hurricane Sandy.

On Wednesday, Governor Deval Patrick signed a bill aimed at relieving homeowners beset with rising flood insurance premiums.


Related Topix: Flood, Natural Disasters, Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Sandy, Vineyard Haven, MA, US Governors, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance


Massachusetts Bill Limiting Protests At Abortion Clinics Goes To The Governor

A bill to limit demonstrations around Massachusetts abortion clinics passed the state's House of Representatives on Wednesday and headed to Governor Deval Patrick.


Related Topix: Abortion, US Governors, US News, US Supreme Court, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Harry Reid, Democrat


Politicians' involvement in Market Basket fight may backfire, analysts say

While the Market Basket saga could be described as a "family food fight" within a private business, any elected officials in Massachusetts or New Hampshire who choose not to get involved could wind up with pie in their faces, several political analysts interviewed by the Sun said Wednesday.


Related Topix: US News, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, US Politics, Tewksbury, MA, US Governors, Maggie Hassan, Essex County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Greater London County, England, Boston University


Debate over immigrant children coming to Massachusetts hits the House floor

The debate over whether Massachusetts should provide temporary shelter to unaccompanied immigrant children crossing the border into the United States spilled onto the House floor Wednesday.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, US Governors

Business Journal

Pioneer Institute urges Gov. Patrick to veto $1B convention center expansion

The Pioneer Institute, an independent think tank, is urging Governor Deval Patrick to veto the $1 billion legislation to expand the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.


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Lowell Sun

Discretion sought on gun licenses

Giving police chiefs discretion to decide who should have a license to carry a shotgun or rifle is crucial to prevent gun violence, domestic-violence murders and suicides, police officials and other activists said at a Statehouse rally Tuesday.


Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, US Governors


Lowell City Council: What's cost of teaching immigrants?

In the midst of debate about Gov. Deval Patrick's decision to agree to shelter undocumented immigrant children in the state, the Lowell City Council voted Tuesday to seek a report about the costs for the Lowell Public Schools to educate students who arrive from other countries.


Related Topix: US Governors, US News, Illegal Immigration

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Boston Herald

Carr: Deval Patrick a hit with community organizers, freeloaders

You know by now about his tear-filled decision last week to allow 1,000 more illegal aliens to squat here in the Bay State, on our dime, in your neighborhood - a not his.


Related Topix: US Governors, Maine, Alternative, Opinion

Cape Cod Times

Bourne selectmen unanimously oppose housing plan for migrant children

The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously Tuesday night to send a letter to Gov. Deval Patrick opposing the use of Joint Base Cape Cod to house unaccompanied immigrant children, citing the potential financial effects and strain on emergency services.


Related Topix: Bourne, MA, US Governors, Immigration Reform

Nashoba Publishing Online

Guv to announce state's top ranking on child well-being

Massachusetts children lead the nation in educational achievement and health insurance coverage and the Bay State has one of the lowest child poverty rates in the nation, according to a Baltimore-based philanthropic organization that declared Massachusetts first overall in child well-being.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, US Governors, Iowa


Six Top Democrats Who Aren't So Ready for Hillary

Hillary Clinton has remained coy on her potential presidential candidacy in 2016, but that hasn't stopped Democrats from endorsing her.


Related Topix: US News, Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US Governors, State of the Union, Sherrod Brown, US Senate, Democrat, US House of Representatives

Crooks and Liars

Rick Perry Needs To Take Morality Lessons From Deval Patrick

Gov. Deval Patrick's decision to volunteer Massachusetts facilities for Central American children was made for moral, not political reasons.


Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors, Immigration Reform, Texas Government, Texas, US News, Liberal Political News

Lowell Sun

Townsend pipeline foes march in solidarity

As a group of residents opposed to a natural-gas pipeline that could cut across the state marched 2.2 miles down Route 119 Monday evening, as the drivers of dozens of passing cars honked their horns and waved in support.


Related Topix: Townsend, MA, US Governors, Dracut, MA, Pepperell, MA, Groton, MA, Cambridge, MA

Sentinel & Enterprise

Peter Lucas: Patrick botches

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, flanked by religious leaders including Roman Catholic Cardinal Sean O'Malley, right, listens to a question at a news conference at the Statehouse on Friday in Boston, where he proposed two possible locations in Massachusetts to temporarily shelter unaccompanied children crossing the nation's southern border.


Related Topix: US Governors, US News, Illegal Immigration, Immigration Reform, Opinion

The Washington Post

Where is the Obama administration housing the immigrant kids?

Federal agencies ranging from the the Department of Health and Human Services to the Pentagon are working to address a surge of unaccompanied immigrant children at the U.S-Mexico border, a problem that President Obama last month described as an "urgent humanitarian situation."


Related Topix: Family, Kids, US News, US Governors, John Hickenlooper

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Berkshire Eagle

Berkshire County legal community heaps praise on Rota

If attorney William A. Rota wondered how well-liked and respected he is within the Berkshire County legal community, he should have a better understanding now.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Berkshire County, MA, Pittsfield, MA, US Governors, Longmeadow, MA

WBUR-AM Boston

Immigrant Children Now Topic In Governor's Race

Gov. Deval Patrick's offer to shelter unaccompanied children crossing the nation's southern border is drawing a range of reactions from those hoping to fill his job.


Related Topix: US Governors, Immigration Reform

Bangor Daily News

Democratic Govs. Deval Patrick, Peter Shumlin stump for Michaud in southern Maine

U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud strolls out of Portland's Cumberland Club Monday afternoon trailed by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and Vermont Gov. Peter Schumlin.


Related Topix: US Governors, Maine, Maine Government, Peter Shumlin, Portland, ME, US News

Mother Jones

Watch: Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick's Emotional Speech on Child Migrants

On Friday, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick announced a plan for his state to temporarily shelter up to 1,000 unaccompanied children who have recently fled to the United States as part of the ongoing border crisis .


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