Mass. wind farm wins U.S. approval Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, left, speaks with U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, right, after Mr. Salazar announced that the Obama administration has approved what would be the nation’s first offshore wind farm, off Cape Cod, during a press conference at the Statehouse, in Boston, Wednesday, April 28, 2010. The
Casinos get boost as DeLeo signs on Joins Patrick, Murray in push for gaming ‘Given the importance of economic development, … I have expanded my thinking,’ Robert A. DeLeo said. By Matt Viser Globe Staff / September 19, 2009 House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo expressed strong support yesterday for bringing resort-style casinos to Massachusetts, one
That percentage of spending puts Massachusetts seventh among states in the rate of putting stimulus funds into the economy, Executive Office of Administration and Finance officials said Thursday. By the end of the life of the stimulus in fiscal 2011, the state expects to receive $9.22 billion for spending out of $514 billion doled out nationally, as well as $4.28 billion in tax benefits, compared to $272.52 billion nationally.
Some previously planned elements of the event have been scaled back in Boston because of financial constraints. A parade of tall ships into the harbor has been scrapped, as have two fireworks displays.
Christina Lampe-Onnerud, founder and chief executive of Westboro-based Boston-Power, Gov. Deval Patrick and other dignataries are expected to appear at an event today to announce that Boston-Power plans to renovate an old 455,000-square-foot Filene’s Basement distribution facility into a manufacturing plant to make state-of-the-art automobile batteries.
Republican House Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones Jr. said one-party rule of the state is to blame for “the dark shadow (that) continues to hover over Beacon Hill.”
Boston – Responding on Saturday to Gov/ Deval Patrick’s directive, the Executive Office of Transportation and the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority announced a series of initiatives to mitigate congestion at tollbooths during high-traffic periods and improve overall customer service and public safety on the Turnpike.