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Patrick names Aloisi
new transportation chief
BOSTON - Gov. Deval Patrick Deval Laurdine Patrick (born July 31, 1956) is an American politician and the current Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. On November 7, 2006, Patrick became the first African American elected governor of Massachusetts and the second in United States history. has tapped a Big Dig Big Dig or The Big Dig may refer to:
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Patrick said in a statement yesterday that Aloisi has the skill set to head his push for a comprehensive transportation system overhaul.
From Associated Press reports.