Quincy, MA-"State government needs to engage the private sector to build public-private partnerships in all areas but especially when it comes to education." said Jeff McCormick, independent candidate for Governor, "For example, we have world class hospitals in Boston that we can partner with to educate our kids at struggling schools like Madison Park for jobs in healthcare. We need to think outside the box when it comes to building our future workforce."
McCormick was referring to an article in the Boston Globe about the low enrollment at Boston's Madison Park Vocational Technical High School. The school has struggled in recent years to attract teachers and students to its vocational programs.
Quincy, MA-After pressure from a series of articles by the Boston Globe, an investigation by an outside group, a class action lawsuit by families of patients, and my repeated calls for a special prosecutor, Martha Coakley has finally decided to do the right thing for the family of Joshua Messier. In a recent statement by the AG's office, Coakley has announced that she will appoint a special prosecutor to look into the death of Joshua Messier at Bridgewater State Hospital in 2009.
From the very beginning, Martha Coakley has chosen to defend the corrections officers involved and the Plymouth District Attorney's office, rather than standing up for the most vulnerable population of the Commonwealth.