MassINC to honor Gateway City Innovators

Champions of Transformative Redevelopment to receive awards at first annual Gateway Cities luncheon MassINC, together with leaders from the 26 Gateway Cities, will celebrate the innovative spirit of Massachusetts’ historic Gateway Cities by honoring five individuals and two organizations that have had a transformative impact on their communities. The awards will be presented at the

Gateway City leaders rally behind precedent-setting bill to encourage “transformative” development

New legislation supports projects that spur additional private investment in weak markets A new bill supporting high impact development projects in Gateway Cities – where the market gap between development costs and returns continues to deter investors– was heard September 10 in Springfield. Gateway City mayors from across the state and a host of community

CommonWealth editor Bruce Mohl moderates issues forum with candidates for mayor of Lawrence

Lawrence mayoral candidates Marcos Devers, Juan “Manny” Gonzalez, James Patrick O’Donoghue, and Daniel Rivera participated in an issues forum/debate Monday night hosted by Commonwealth Magazine, The Eagle-Tribune, and Rumbo Newspaper. The debate was moderated by Bruce Mohl, editor of Commonwealth Magazine. Gabrielle Gurley, Senior Associate Editor of Commonwealth Magazine, Keith Eddings, reporter at The Eagle-Tribune,

Gateway City Institute Fellows meet for first time in Lowell

The half-day session, held at the United Teen Equality Center, on May 29th, included presentations and a working lunch focused on  the policy priorities of  the small to mid-size cities outside of the Boston metropolitan area, known as Gateways for their historic role as gateways to the middle class.    Adam Baacke, Assistant City Manager

MPG Poll: April Consumer Confidence rebounds after weak January reading

April Consumer Confidence rebounds after weak January reading Sharp partisan divide remains, with Democrats more optimistic than Republicans Read full MPG Trend Monitor Q2-2013 After a sharp downturn in January, consumer confidence rebounded in the April reading, with the Massachusetts Index of Consumer Sentiment nearing the record high attained in October 2012, according to data released

MassINC study cites exorbitant cost and significant shortcomings in state’s criminal justice policies

MassINC study cites exorbitant cost and significant shortcomings in state’s criminal justice policies  Newly-formed Criminal Justice Reform Coalition calls for bold moves such as a moratorium on new prisons to bring Massachusetts into line with other states Since the early 1980s, the percentage of the Massachusetts population confined in the state’s prisons and jails has

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