Friday, September 28, 2012
The governor, during a live chat with Patch, expressed skepticism about the legalization of medical marijuana, though he sympathized with patients in pain.
Governor Deval Patrick said he would likely vote no on Question Three this fall. During a Thursday live chat with Patch, a reader asked Patrick how he would vote on the ballot question and whether the governor was for or against the legalization of cannabis. "I am not too energized on this issue, personally. California's experience has been mixed. I will probably vote against it. I respect the opposing view, though, especially those whose concern is for people in constant pain," wrote the governor in response. Proponents say medical marijuana will help ease the pain and suffering of cancer patients and other eligible residents. Opponents, meanwhile, say the law is a back door to full legalization, and that medical marijuana can be …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
In a live chat on Patch Thursday, Gov. Deval Patrick said he approves of the extraordinary step of allowing release to defense attorneys of State Police interviews with alleged "rogue chemist" Annie Dookhan.
Gov. Deval Patrick took part in a live chat on Patch Thursday. In it, he spoke about the scandal engulfing the State Drug Lab in Jamaica Plain. That's where so-called "rogue chemist" Annie Dookhan is alleged to have tainted the evidence in as many as 34,000 cases. Thousands of drug dealers behind bars could go free (and some have already been released.) Asked by Patch for a progress report on the mammoth task of dealing with the fallout, here's what the governor typed: The criminal investigation is ongoing. Yesterday, in a very unusual move, prosecutors gave defense attorneys all the notes of State Police interviews of witnesses to date, including the notes of the interview of Annie Dookhan, the chemist at the center of this. Given the …
Gov. Deval Patrick took questions from residents on a wide variety of topics, like taxes, the MBTA and the scandal at the State Drug Lab in JP. You can click on a recap of the chat, which took place from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. on Thursday.
UPDATE, Tuesday 2:22 p.m.: The chat is ended. Thanks, everyone who took part or listened in. You can replay the chat in the widget above. ~~~~~~ Governor Deval Patrick will answer your questions during our live chat at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. To join the chat, enter your name and question in the widget above. We will try to get to as many questions as we can within the allotted 45 minutes, but can't guarantee every question will make it into the chat. Here are some JP issues you might consider asking about:
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Governor Deval Patrick speaks with Patch readers live at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. What questions do you want him to answer?
If you could ask Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick one question, what would it be? Patrick will join Patch Thursday at 1:30 p.m. for a live chat with readers. Now's your chance to ask the executive of the commonwealth your question about casinos, the JP crime lab, the economy, elections or whatever else you want to know. Can't make it to the live chat? Leave your questions for Patrick in the comments to have them considered for the live Q&A session. We'll be sure to ask about the most popular topics when we chat Thursday. To join our chat, head on over to our homepage from 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. on Thursday.
Friday, July 13, 2012
See a replay of Friday's U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren chat on Patch — and yes, she did give an answer to the Cherokee question.
Massachusetts U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren live chatted on JP Patch Friday from 1:15 p.m. to 2 p.m. The chat is over, but you can see a transcript of how Warren responded to voters' questions about her Cherokee heritage, the high cost of college and how she'd work with a Romney Administration.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren will chat live on Patch on Friday, July 13. Sign up here to get an email reminder when the chat starts.
Massachusetts U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren will be live chatting on JP Patch on Friday, July 13, at 1:15 p.m. Join our online community chat where you and your neighbors can ask Warren questions about her 2012 campaign and the issues you care about most. Wondering about her stance on the economy, the national debt, or education? What about how she would help middle class families or small businesses? The chat will take place on Friday from 1:15 to 2 p.m. Enter your email in the box above to get an email reminder on Friday. Or just come to the JP Patch homepage on Friday at 1:15 p.m.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
With a live Q&A chat coming up on Friday, Patch wants to know: What would you ask the Massachusetts U.S. Senate candidate?
If you could ask Massachusetts U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren a question, what would it be? Elizabeth Warren will be joining us live on Friday, July 13, at 1:15 p.m., providing an opportunity for you to ask her about where she stands on a particular issue or the upcoming election. Wondering about her stance on the national debt? What about healthcare? Education? Leave your questions for Elizabeth Warren in the comments to have them considered for the live Q&A session. To join Friday's chat, head on over to our homepage from 1:15 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday.
Friday, June 15, 2012
Patch will host a live Q&A session with City Councilor John Connolly on Thursday, June 21 at 11:30 a.m.
At-Large Boston City Councilor John Connolly will answer your questions in a live Q&A session on Patch. Join the conversation Thursday, June 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Readers will be able to pose questions to Connolly in real time. You can join the discussion on any of the six Boston Patch sites. What questions do you have for Connolly? Ask them in the comments section below and we'll ask the best ones during the conversation on June 21.