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Patrick eager to get newly created volunteer corps off the ground

Governor Deval Patrick got some pointers yesterday on sorting donated food from Catherine D'Amato (right), president and CEO of the Greater Boston Food Bank. Governor Deval Patrick got some pointers yesterday on sorting donated food from Catherine D'Amato (right), president and CEO of the Greater Boston Food Bank. (Dina Rudick/Globe Staff)
By Brian R. Ballou
Globe Staff / November 28, 2007

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Governor Deval Patrick signed ambitious legislation yesterday creating the Commonwealth Corps, a program encouraging state residents to volunteer for a year as tutors, assistants to the elderly, park cleaners, and other jobs in their communities. (Full article: 516 words)

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