Boston: State House Weekly Recap

By Paige Sutherland

The U.S. Olympic Committee has chosen Boston as the official U.S. bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics. (Michael Dwyer/AP/File)

The U.S. Olympic Committee has chosen Boston as the official U.S. bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics. (Michael Dwyer/AP/File)

With the new legislative session starting up this week, Beacon Hill was one busy place.

Governor Deval Patrick signed off on dozens of last minute bills during his last few days in the corner office, including one that would require the state to create a database collecting information on all missing children reports.

On Wednesday Patrick took his ceremonial “lone walk” down the State House steps after serving eight years on the job.

The “lone walk,” which dates back to the 19th century, is meant to symbolize the Governor’s return to society as a private citizen.

Republican Charlie Baker took over the keys to the corner office yesterday afternoon after being sworn in at the State House, making him the 72nd Governor of Massachusetts.

Top GOP leaders such as former Governor and presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, former U.S. Senator of Massachusetts Scott Brown and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie were among those in attendance.

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