Stars of Massachusetts politics and media get ready for Serious Fun

Senator Scott Brown joins the show BOSTON–Rehearsals were held yesterday at Suffolk University’s Modern Theater in preparation for Serious Fun: A Political Party. Pictured are Lauren Beckham Falcone of WROR, Michael Graham of WTKK and the Boston Herald, and legendary news anchor Chet Curtis.  The Serious Fun event, emceed by Jim Braude and Margery Eagan

MassINC releases new report on student mobility in Gateway Cities

Extensive research documents the negative consequences that student mobility – the churn of youth entering and exiting classrooms during the school year – has on the academic performance of both students who change schools, as well as those left behind in unstable classrooms. Gateway Cities are heavily impacted by the challenges associated with student turnover.

CommonWealth editor Bruce Mohl appears on WGBH’s Greater Boston

Bruce Mohl, editor of CommonWealth magazine, appeared on Greater Boston to discuss the recent indictment of former Probation Commissioner John J. O’Brien. O’Brien is accused of jointly organizing a fundraiser for then-gubernatorial candidate Tim Cahill with Cahill aide Scott S. Campbell in return for a lottery job for O’Brien’s wife. You can watch the full

Gateway Cities to benefit from first major public private investment in “Creative Placemaking”

BOSTON—MassINC today received a $125,000 grant to drive a revitalization strategy for Gateway Cities that uses arts and culture to jump-start local economies and transform communities. The investment comes from an unprecedented collaboration among 11 major foundations, seven federal agencies and the National Endowment for the Arts.  The consortium, called ArtPlace, awarded $11.5 million to

MassINC and CommonWealth to host 15th anniversary celebration

MassINC and CommonWealth magazine will host “Serious Fun: A political party,” on November 10th, 2011 at the John F. Kennedy Library in South Boston. The event will take a seriously funny look at politics, pundits and the press in celebration of MassINC and CommonWealth magazine’s 15th anniversary. The program, which includes live and taped performances

Poll: Views of Congress turn sharply negative

BOSTON—As the last day of the debt ceiling debate plays out in Washington, 63 percent of Massachusetts residents now view Congress unfavorably, a 22 point rise in unfavorables since January.  The MassINC Polling Group’s MassPulse Quarterly Poll also shows that residents are considerably more pessimistic about economic conditions than they were even as recently as April,

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