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Opinion

JOAN VENNOCHI

How Patrick is shaping the face of Mass.

Appointment by appointment, face by face, Governor Deval Patrick is giving Massachusetts a more modern and diverse look.

His choice of William “Mo” Cowan, his former chief of staff, to serve as the state’s interim US senator drives home the trend. Bay State government is starting to look a bit more like Patrick, the first black governor of the state.

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