Wednesday, February 13, 2013
O'Donnell Middle School student Zaria Durant joined hundreds of other eighth graders from across the state in Boston on January 26 for Project 351, an event designed to encourage community service in young people.
More than 300 eighth graders from across Massachusetts came together Jan.26 in Boston as part of the third annual Project 351 community service day, including O'Donnell Middle School student Zaria Durant, who represented the town of Stoughton at the event. Launched during Governor Deval Patrick’s second inaugural in 2010, Project 351 is dedicated to celebrating youth leadership, inspiring the ethic of service, and recognizing the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., according to a press release from the Governor's office. After the Governor hosted a Youth Town Meeting at the State House to kick off the event, Patrick joined the ambassadors for an afternoon of service at five non-profit and educational organizations across Boston - Cradles …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Governor Deval Patrick announced Wednesday that his former chief of staff, Mo Cowan, of Stoughton, will serve as interim U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, filling the seat until a special election is held this June.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick announced Wednesday morning that a Stoughton resident is headed to the Nation's Capital to represent Massachusetts in the U.S. Senate. With Tuesday's official nomination of U.S. Senator John Kerry to the post of Secretary of State, the field is opening up with folks vying for Kerry's seat in his unexpired term in the U.S. Senate. But before that even happens an interim senator had to be named. On Wednesday, Governor Patrick announced that his former chief of staff William “Mo” Cowan, 43, of Stoughton, will be the interim senator and will serve until a new senator is elected in the June 25 special election (click here to view the press conference via 7News). Cowan recently announced he would be stepping …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Zaria Durant will join hundreds of other eighth graders from across the state in Boston on January 26 for Project 351, an event designed to encourage community service in young people.
O'Donnell Middle School student Zaria Durant will join hundreds of other eighth graders from across the state in Boston on January 26 for Project 351, a third annual statewide youth community service event, sponsored by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick. Launched during Governor Patrick’s inaugural in 2010, Project 351 is dedicated to celebrating youth leadership and inspiring the ethic of service. Class of 2013 Ambassadors were selected locally by educators and submitted to Project 351 in December, according to the Project 351 website. "Ambassadors are nominated and selected for an exemplary ethic of service and the values of compassion, commitment, humility, kindness, and generosity of spirit," the website states. O'Donnell Middle …
Friday, January 4, 2013
Senator Joyce, a Milton Democrat who represents Stoughton in the Massachusetts State Senate, has officially been sworn in to represent the Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth District for the 188th Session of the General Court.
Friday, January 4
The following is a press release from the office of Senator Brian A. Joyce (D-Milton) marking his being sworn in to represent the Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth District in the Massachusetts State Senate. This district includes the town of Stoughton. Joyce ran unopposed in the November election. Click here to read a recent Q & A with Senator Joyce where he reveiewed the legislature's last session, previewed this upcoming session, and gave his thoughts on Stoughton's most pressing issues. *** State Senator Brian A. Joyce has officially been sworn in to represent the Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth District for the 188th Session of the General Court. Joyce was sworn into office this week by Governor Deval Patrick during a ceremony at the State …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Danisha Dumornay is one of 28 members on the Governor's Youth Council. Members were sworn in last Friday, Nov. 30.
Last Friday, Nov. 30, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick swore in members of the statewide Youth Council at a ceremony at the State House. Stoughton's Danisha Dumornay is one of just 28 members to serve as part of this third Youth Council class. The 28 members represent all 14 counties in the state. While this is still Dumornay's first term on the Council, this is actually her second year serving. "They always have a "carry-over" representative so we can maintain consistency between each council and always have someone who has an understanding as to how our meetings should run and how to get things done efficiently," she explained. The Governor also welcomed 28 alternate members to the Council, including Imani George from Stoughton. …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Governor Patrick praised Cowan, who will step down in January of 2013. Brendan Ryan, Patrick's current Director of Communications, will replace Cowan.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick announced Tuesday that his current Chief of Staff William “Mo” Cowan, a Stoughton resident, will be stepping down in January 2013, returning to the private sector. Foxborough native Brendan Ryan, who is now the administration's Director of Communications, will take over from Cowan, who has held the job since January 2011. As chief of staff, Cowan, 43, helped oversee the historic health care cost containment law and the Expanded Gaming Act, according to a press release from the Governor's office. He was also instrumental in overhauling the state Parole Board,"successfully managing the internal investigation of board conduct and overseeing the selection of replacement board members," according to the …
Friday, September 28, 2012
Shayla Lutz, 3, of Stoughton, died following a tragic accident on Sept. 14 when she was struck by a box truck in front of the Hansen School. Town leaders met Thursday to discuss traffic safety concerns in the Hansen area and throughout the town.
Temporary crosswalks will be constructed in the Hansen School area as a short-term solution while officials discuss more permanent traffic and safety improvements to Central St. in the vicinity of the elementary school, Interim Town Manager Joseph Feaster and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Marguerite Rizzi announced Thursday. Meanwhile, Stoughton's State House delegation has urged Governor Deval Patrick to release money set aside for other projects in the state's transportation bond bill for a traffic study of the Hansen area. Town, regional and state officials met Thursday morning in the Yaitanes Room at the Stoughton Town Hall to discuss traffic safety concerns throughout the town, but specifically the area near the Central St. and West …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick answered your questions Thursday on Patch.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Gov. Deval Patrick answered your questions during our live chat Thursday, Sept. 27. Check out a transcript of the chat by clicking the replay button in the widget above.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Five Things You Need to Know Today: Board of Selectmen Meeting; School Committee Meeting; Senator Joyce Scores Perfect Attendance for 2012 Session; and more...
"Five Things you Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. 1. Board of Selectmen Meeting The Stoughton Board of Selectmen will meet Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the Town Hall (third floor, Great Hall). The meeting starts in executive session, which is closed to the public, to discuss the possibility of purchasing the train station from the MBTA and contract negotiations with non-union personnel. The meeting will then reconvene in open session. Agenda items include a tax rate hearing and a hearing for a common victualler license for Main Street Pizza. A full agenda is posted here: BOS agenda 9-26-12.pdf 2. School Committee Meeting The Stoughton School Committee meets in…
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Ask Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick about any topic you like during our live chat at 1:30 p.m. this Thursday, Sept. 27.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick will take your questions live on Patch this Thursday, Sept. 27. The governor will spend 45 minutes fielding your questions as they come. Head on over to our homepage from 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. on Thursday to join our chat. You'll simply have to provide your name, and you'll be able to ask your questions immediately. If you can't make the live chat, leave your questions as comments to this article, and we'll do our best to add them to the queue. We will publish the live chat transcript immediately and a recap first thing on Friday morning. Questions submitted will be subject to moderator approval. No vulgar or libelous comments will be allowed. Because we expect a high volume of questions for the chat …