Last week, it was widely reported that the MBTA is to invest nearly $100 million to repair crumbling concrete railroad ties on its Plymouth and Middleborough commuter lines. The news followed on the heels of a CommonWealth report on the MBTA decision and close to a year after the magazine was the first to bring the
Monday, May 3, 2010 By Christina Prignano MassINC staffers were out in full force last month at the Republican Nominating Convention, held at the DCU Center in Worcester where we collected business cards and handed out issues of CommonWealth magazine. We spent the morning speaking to candidates and delegates from across the state about how
Boston, MA – On April 29th, four of Boston’s civic-minded groups are bringing their communities together – and welcoming others – in an effort to share their work and increase their collective impact at the first social networking event at Ned Devine’s Tavern in Faneuil Hall. Geared toward members in their 20’s and 30’s, this
Tuesday, April 27, 2010 Richard Freeland, the state’s commissioner of higher education, recently visited the MassINC offices to discuss the Vision Project, a new initiative he has launched to build greater support for public higher education by improving the system’s quality. The following Q&A provides an overview of the of the Vision Project. Q. During this
Friday, April 23, 2010 Join the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston, the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston’s Research Department and its New England Public Policy Center, and Harvard Kennedy School’s Taubman Center for State and Local Government on Wednesday, May 5th for Understanding the Housing Collapse: What is to Blame and What Can Be Done?
Jack Authelet, the retired managing editor of the Foxboro Reporter weekly newspaper, filed a complaint with the State Ethics Commission after what he said were inappropriate remarks by a commission representative during a presentation to Foxboro town employees. Here is his complaint and a response from Judge Charles Swartwood, executive director of the ethics commission.
2 Tuesday, April 20, 2010 I’m not a founder of a startup, nor do I work for one, but whenever I’m around one or more entrepreneurs I get the urge to start my own business. This is exactly the effect that MassChallenge is trying to capitalize on with the launch of their global startup competition.
If the GOP state convention in Worcester over the weekend is any indication, the Globe is still the paper of record for all things local, especially when it comes to politics. The paper launched all ships Saturday in sending five reporters; three columnists, two from Op-Ed and one from the Metro section; at least two
A new MassINC report on promoting wealth-building in Gateway Cities shows that residents of these economically distressed communities disproportionately turn to high-cost financial services such as pawn shops and check cashing stores as an alternative to more traditional banking options. In the third of its “Going for Growth” series on Gateway City revitalization strategies, MassINC
Congressman John Tierney gave the keynote address at MassINC’s recent event at Suffolk University, “College Planning in a Consumer-Focused Higher Education Marketplace.” The event was a discussion about MassINC’s latest research report, Planning for College: A Consumer Approach to the Higher Education Marketplace, which calls attention to the rising costs and complex financial decisions facing families as