Deval Patrick News

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick Vetoes Theater Tax Credit
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed an economic development bill that included many initiatives aimed at promoting growth in various sectors. But Deval, a noted arts supporter, vetoed a tax credit aimed at bringing pre-Broadway theater to the commonwealth's stages. The vetoed proposal focused on recouping profits from a business Massachusetts hasn't seen in quite some time. (more...)

Andrew Alliance Secures Series B Financing to Boost Growth of Life Science Co-Worker Robot
by BWW News Desk - Aug 05, 2014

“Thanks to our growth strategy of investing in education, innovation and infrastructure, Massachusetts continues to lead the world in life sciences,” said Governor Deval Patrick. “We welcome Andrew Alliance to Massachusetts and look forward to their contributions to our thriving life sciences community.” (more...)

Comedian Bill Cosby to Support Grassroots Movement Against Massachusetts Fracked Gas Pipeline
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Comedian Bill Cosby and his wife Camille will not be present at the Massachusetts State House on July 30, 2014, but will be lending their enthusiastic voices supporting protesters delivering petitions against the proposed Kinder Morgan Tennessee Gas Pipeline (more...)

WHETHER TO WED Offers Tips for Gay and Lesbian Couples
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

BOSTON, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ The country recently celebrated the one year anniversary of a historic ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court in the Windsor case. With that ruling, the Justices struck down section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act ('DOMA') and opened the floodgates of federal benefits to same-sex couples, if they choose to get married. While an increasing number of states have allowed gay and lesbian couples to marry, most still do not and the court challenges continue daily. Even once a gay or lesbian couple is married, the laws and benefits for same-sex marriage change quickly and vary state by state. It is difficult for these couples to navigate their new rights and responsibilities. (more...)

Shakespeare & Company's Midsummer Night's Celebration a Hit!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

Shakespeare & Company's Midsummer Night's Celebration, held last weekend, was a magical and unforgettable evening that celebrated the Bard's 450th birthday and the Company's 37thseason. Artistic Director Tony Simotes and Co-Chairs Phoebe Giddon and Deborah Ryan presented an enchanting evening with a New Orleans Jazz Era theme, and welcomed over 250 guests to the Tina Packer Playhouse. Guests of Honor included Governor Deval Patrick and Shakespeare & Company's newly appointed Executive Director Rick Dildine. (more...)

Celebrate the Fourth of July with Shakespeare & Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

Shakespeare & Company is pleased to invite the Berkshire community to a blowout July Fourth Celebration. This lively and family-friendly day is a FREE event, open to the public. Attendance at past Fourth celebrations has included over 800 artists, celebrities, company members, and members of the Berkshire community. So break out the blankets, Frisbees and sunscreen, and enjoy a fun-filled day of music, song, a classic all American barbeque and an awe-inspiring reading of the Declaration of Independence. (more...)

Solectria Renewables' SMARTGRID Inverters to Power Projects Totaling 22MW in Massachusetts
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Massachusetts has set ambitious solar energy targets since 2001 and met each of the goals years in advance. In April 2007, Governor Deval Patrick announced a goal of 250 MW of installed solar power by 2017. This goal was achieved in Q1 of 2013, when Governor Patrick set a new goal to reach 1.6GW by 2020. (more...)

Shakespeare & Company Receives State Grant of $290,000
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

A newly announced grant of $290,000 from the State of Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund (CFF) will support Shakespeare & Company's long term goal of creating an integrated 'green' campus and moves it one step closer to restoring and renovating its 33-acre property. The grant is part of a new round of Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund grants -- totaling close to $14 million -- which are set to boost the state's creative sector by supporting new building projects for nonprofit arts and cultural organizations, schools, and communities across Massachusetts. (more...)

Celebrate the Magic at Shakespeare & Company's Season Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Shakespeare & Company's Midsummer Night's Celebration will be held Saturday, June 28th. Artistic Director Tony Simotes and Co-Chairs Phoebe Giddon and Deborah Ryan will present a magical and unforgettable evening celebrating the 450thbirthday of William Shakespeare and the start of Shakespeare & Company's Summer Season. Guests of Honor Governor Deval Patrick and First Lady Diane B. Patrick will be in attendance, as well as Rick Dildine, Shakespeare & Company's newly appointed Executive Director in his first public appearance. The evening will also feature the opening night performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Simotes and set in the mysterious bayous of New Orleans during the height of the Jazz Age. Proceeds from the Midsummer Night's Celebration will benefit Shakespeare & Company's nationally recognized Education and Training programs. (more...)

Evolero Challenges Event Platform Market with Social Hooks, Unites Biggest U.S.-Israel Economic Mission Ever
by BWW News Desk - Jun 09, 2014

'Evolero has been an incredibly important partner in the success of the U.S.-Israel CONNECTED Summit and its social world,' said Governor Patrick. (more...)

Mayors Walsh and Maher Join Veolia to Commemorate Boston-Cambridge Sustainable Energy Project
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

"Green Steam" is an innovative environmental solution that captures and reuses heat that was previously lost to the environment. The increased efficiency reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 475,000 tons annually, the equivalent of removing 80,000 cars annually from the road and is directly responsible for nearly 6 percent reduction of non-transportation carbon emissions for both cities. Additionally, "Green Steam" infrastructure improvements support sustainable development in Boston and Cambridge by increasing the LEED ratings of buildings that tie into the system. (more...)

Leading Law Enforcement Authorities Tell GovSec and FOSE Attendees that Video Provided “Eureka Moment” in Boston Bombing Manhunt
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

Panelists gave the audience a first-hand look at the five-day manhunt that concluded with the capture of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Highlights from their remarks include: (more...)

Fujifilm Dedicates Solar Panel Installation at Its Bedford, Massachusetts Manufacturing Facility
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

The three companies will celebrate the project completion with a ribbon cutting event taking place today at Fujifilm's facility in Bedford, featuring special guests: U.S. Congressman John F. Tierney (D) 6th District Massachusetts; Consulate General of Japan in Boston, Akira Muto; Bedford Town Manager, Richard Reed and Bedford Selectman, Caroline Fedele; and representatives from the Town of Burlington. (more...)

Top Elected Officials Across The Nation Proclaim April 30th As National Window Film Day
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

WASHINGTON, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/  Top elected officials across the nation are proclaiming April 30 th as National Window Film Day. The purpose is to help educate consumers and commercial building owners about a solution to save energy and gain health and safety benefits, according to the International Window Film Association (IWFA), a nonprofit group representing the many benefits of window film from leading manufacturers, distributors and dealers. (more...)

Boston Marathon Brings Up Year-Old Fears and Emotions
by Matt Tamanini - Apr 21, 2014

The American spirit is a resilient one; never stepping down from a fight, nor taking the easy way out. Never has that been more evident as it has been over the past week in Boston. After the one-year anniversary of the bombings at last year's marathon, the city has now turned its attentions from the death and destruction of last year, to moving 26.2 miles forward this year. (more...)

Siemens makes nearly $660M Investment in Software Grants for Massachusetts Schools to Educate and Train Workers for Manufacturing Industry
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

The series of in-kind grants was established as a result of an industry need for skilled workers identified through the Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MassMEP) and the Manufacturing Advancement Center Workforce Innovation Collaborative (MACWIC), an alliance of next-generation companies working to provide employer-led workforce training initiatives. Siemens Metals Technologies (MT) business, with its advanced manufacturing facility located in Worcester, is a founding member of MACWIC and serves on the steering committee. The academic partnerships are designed to support MACWIC's Applied Manufacturing Technology Certification Pathway, an advanced manufacturing certification program. (more...)

Fit4Charity Hosts Next Race in Their Virtual Charity Series Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Working out just became even better! Fit4Charity offers a unique opportunity to feel great through fitness while helping others with virtual marathons that donate 100% of the funds raised to a worthy cause. The organization is thrilled to announce their next event will be held in April of 2014 in support of The One Fund Boston. Participants from all over the world can chose to run a virtual 5k, 10k, Half or Full Marathon to raise money for the organization. The One Fund Boston is a non-profit organization created by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and (then) Boston Mayor Menino today, April 16, 2013, with the purpose of raising money to help those families most affected by the tragic events that unfolded during 2013's Boston Marathon. (more...)

Solaire Generation and IRC Install First Long Span 360 Solar Carports at Danversport Yacht Club
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

DANVERS, Mass., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ Solaire Generation's first Long Span 360 solar carport system was recently commissioned at the Danversport Yacht Club, bringing 253 kW more renewable energy to the Bay State. The Long Span 360, Solaire's latest patent pending solar carport design, is a unique architectural solar structure that optimizes a parking lot's generating capacity by spanning two parallel parking rows as well as the internal drive aisle. The Long Span's customizable design increases a parking lot's solar capacity by 25% versus a traditional solar parking canopy, and can be built up to 110' wide with up to 70' column spacing. (more...)

Vertex Is Leading Partner In The Development Of A 30-Megawatt Solar Electric Project In Zacatecas, Mexico
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

WEYMOUTH, Mass., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The Vertex Companies, Inc. (VERTEX), headquartered in Weymouth, Massachusetts, is a leading partner in the development of a 30-megawatt solar electric power plant located in Zacatecas, Mexico. When complete, this project will be one of the largest of its kind in Latin America. For full details, please visit: http://vertexeng.com/zacsol-development (more...)

Frialsa, cliente de Digital Lumens, recibe a la delegación de la Alianza de Innovación de Massachusetts en su planta de México
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

La delegación, organizada por el gobernador Deval Patrick y el Clean Energy Center de Massachusetts, destaca la alianza de innovación entre Massachusetts y México, quienes ya mantienen sólidos lazos profesionales. Este representa el primer intercambio comercial de 2014. (more...)

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