Local leadership in the face of Covid-19

The Gateway Cities Journal

From Sen. Eric Lesser and Rep. Antonio F.D. Cabral, chairs of the Gateway City: from the standpoint of both public health and social and economic well-being, COVID-19 presents an unprecedented challenge for Gateway Cities.

Talking Early College Success In Massachusetts

Event Recap

For the first time in Massachusetts state history, the population of college educated residents is predicted to decline, putting long-term economic growth and opportunity for the state — and its residents — in question. A new coalition has set out to disrupt this trend with a simple, effective tool: early college.

Corrections data raise big questions

Where is the ‘justice reinvestment’ as inmate populations fall?

A new commission chaired by state Sen. William Brownsberger of Belmont is probing the budgets of the Department of Correction and 14 county sheriffs departments.

Why regional ballot initiatives make sense for Massachusetts

The Gateway Cities Journal

The previous edition of our journal argued that regional ballot initiatives (RBIs) are a must-have tool if Massachusetts is going to move forward with transformative transportation investments. This position is supported by MassINC research dating back to 2010. As more and more regions around the country successfully wield RBIs to make 21-century transportation investments, the

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