Charlie Baker: charm, practicality and reassurance

The question during the 2014 gubernatorial campaign was often "Will the real Charlie Baker please stand up?"  Today, Governor Baker stood before a meeting of the New England Council, the real Charlie Baker, the one I knew from his days in the highest echelons of the Weld and Cellucci administrations.  He is smart, comfortable in …

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GOVERNOR’S INAUGURAL ADDRESS SOBERING, IF STIRRING

Governor Deval Patrick is nothing if not a good speaker, and his inaugural address today was no exception. It was sobering, as appropriate to the times, yet inspiring, as appropriate to the occasion. He touched on, but didn’t wallow in the accomplishments of the last four years but moved quickly to the challenges that lie …

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