Governor Patrick meets with Colombian start-ups and government representatives to further Massachusetts-Colombia partnerships

Governor Deval Patrick met with several representatives from Colombian start-up companies, a follow-up to the Governor’s February trade mission to Colombia where he met with Catalina Ortiz, President of iNNpulsa Colombia, to discuss ways in which Massachusetts and Colombia can partner in the innovation economy sectors. Continue reading

Patrick-Murray administration announces military friendly guidelines for members of the armed forces, veterans and their spouses seeking professional licenses in Massachusetts

Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray announced that all state agencies that oversee professional licensing within the Patrick-Murray Administration have established guidelines to assist members of the armed forces, veterans and their spouses as they prepare and apply for jobs in Massachusetts. Continue reading

Mayor Menino, Massachusetts Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Release PSA

Mayor Thomas M. Menino and 14 Mayors from across Massachusetts today released a PSA encouraging citizens to demand Congress take immediate action to prevent gun violence. The Mayors are members of the national Mayors Against Illegal Guns coalition that now includes more than 900 mayors from 45 states and more than 1.4 million grassroots supporters. The PSA can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8x2TuJ1lD8. Local access channels of the participating Mayors have been provided with the ad, as well as Comcast, Charter, RCN cable companies and local broadcast media. Continue reading

Lieutenant Governor Murray releases plan to prevent and end veterans’ homelessness

Lieutenant Governor Murray today announced the release of the Massachusetts Interagency Council on Housing and Homelessness’ Integrated Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness Among Veterans. Joined by Massachusetts Department of Veterans’ Services Secretary Coleman Nee, Department of Housing and Community Development Undersecretary Aaron Gornstein, officials from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Massachusetts Interagency Council on Housing and Homelessness (ICHH) and veteran service providers, Lieutenant Governor Murray outlined the report prior to touring the New England Center for Homeless Veterans. Continue reading