Thursday, October 18, 2012
Gov. Deval Patrick signed a bill proclaiming the third week in October as Male Breast Cancer Awareness Week.
Breast cancer: Guys get it too. That's the message of The Blue Wave, a group created to spread awareness about breast cancer in men, and the message that will be sent the week of Oct. 21-27 in Massachusetts after Gov. Deval Patrick signed a bill proclaiming the third week in October as Male Breast Cancer Awareness Week. Last month, Patrick signed the bill that says the week aims "to raise awareness of the occurrence of breast cancer in men and to encourage regular testing for breast cancer amongst all citizens of the Commonwealth." According to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for the Cure, one of the most well-known breast cancer awareness groups, breast cancer in men is rare but still happens: The overall ratio of female to male breast …
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Lauren Logan from Cotuit, a Governor’s Youth Council Alumni, was one the members who met with Governor Patrick in the State House yesterday.
“I continue to be impressed with these amazing young leaders. Their commitment to civic engagement make them incredible role models for the next generation,” said Governor Patrick. “I look forward to continuing to work with them to focus on the issues that are important to youth in Massachusetts.” The Governor’s Statewide Youth Council is currently comprised of 28 young people ages 14 - 20, representing all 14 counties of Massachusetts. Council members were selected to advise Governor Patrick on key issues affecting youth across the Commonwealth. The 2008 – 2010 Governor’s Youth Council played a strong role in advocating for the passage of the Massachusetts Anti-Bullying legislation. The 2010 – 2012 Youth Council continued to focus on …
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Hoping to help the state's commercial fishermen adjust to a new and some say complex groundfish management system, the Patrick-Murray Administration announced Tuesday it plans to create a new loan fund with hope of bridging the economic fallout.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Agreement Approved by State and Federal Fisheries Agencies Will Authorize $1 Million in Federal Funds for Loans to Massachusetts’ Commercial Fishermen Gov. Deval Patrick announced Tuesday that Massachusetts is creating a new Commercial Fisheries Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) – the first of its kind in New England – designed to help bridge the gap for commercial fishermen as they transition to the new sector management program for groundfish. “Massachusetts has a proud tradition of commercial fishing, and these direct loans will help preserve the economic viability of our fishing ports and communities,” said Gov. Patrick. “I thank NOAA and the National Marine Fisheries Service for these funds to help ease this transition.” In May 2011, as an …