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Governor Deval Patrick appeared with Justice Roderick Ireland after he was confirmed as the new Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Court in December 2010.

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Charlie Baker, Cardinal O’Malley visit Pine Street Inn

A holiday tradition brought the governor-elect and Cardinal O’Malley to one of the region’s largest homeless shelters.

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