When you are wrong

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Does the PTA really represent parents? After the PTA's support…

When you are wrong, you are wrong. When you are right, you are right.

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On NewsNight (NECN) last week, I wanted to communicate that…

The heart of the Pioneer Valley

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Tip of the hat to Heather Brandon at Urban Compass -- a great…

They call it Pioneer Valley for a reason, 2

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So what has all the reform in the City of Springfield led to?…

They call it Pioneer Valley for a reason, 1

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One of the standout winners at the 2007 Better Government Competition…

Governor Patrick is a Capitalist after all

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We were worried. During his first 6 months in office the Governor…

Gratuitous Yankee Bashing

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Not our traditional topic, but who can resist kicking the Yankees…

Movement on Pension Fund Consolidation

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Pioneer brought up the idea of consolidation underperforming…

Sure, fight the housing shortage, just not here.

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Is what's good for Springfield also good for Amherst? Friend…

Jim Stergios on MCAS

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Pioneer Executive Director Jim Stergios appeared on NECN's Newsnight…

Tooting My Own Horn - Biotech Edition

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Pioneer has had a lot to say about the Governor's biotech proposal…

The Vatican takes on its most daunting target

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The Vatican has just put out its "Guidelines for the Pastoral…

More Pension Fun

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Today's Globe has two stories on pensions today. In the first,…

Unanimous SCOTUS: States can curb union use of dues for politics

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The U.S. Supreme Court has unanimously supported the right of…

Naples v. Massachusetts on the Seat Belt Freedom Index

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Wearing your seat belt is a good idea. Full stop. Please do…

Putting mother in the back seat

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I adore my mother.  She complains this year that I put in too…

Two-fer from the Globe

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Yesterday's editorial in the Globe on the Governor's veering…

Market approaches to blogging

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Subsequent to a number of emails on the post mentioning Tom Waits,…

Great Moments in Powerpoint

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No, not the Gettysburg Address. (Full site is here.) At a recent…

Worcester's Heroine of Education Reform

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A heartfelt thank you to Dr. Roberta Schaefer of the Worcester…

Tom Waits and Jack Markell running for Governor of Delaware

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From a website (DownWithAbsolutes) that is so cool it starts…

Media hounds...

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Who is?  We are!  Two op-eds in two days.  Ahem, you might…

Happy Bunker Hill Day

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Caught the annual parade in Charlestown on Sunday. This parade…

Outside of Boston, there is grumbling

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Outside of Boston the Governor's plans are not playing well.…

3 chairs to craft the education plan

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A change of the guard seems underway for the "Readiness Project,"…

MCAS and dropout rates

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In a previous posting on the appointment of Ruth Kaplan to the…

Good luck to the new commissioner of DCR!

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Great column by Taylor Armerding in the Eagle Tribune today (We…

Not so obvious: who is driving the market for 55+ housing?

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Sunday Globe's real estate section didn't get it right about…

What a difference a few feet make

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As a kid, I lived on the border of Massachusetts and used to…

Promises, promises

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During the campaign, we heard that good ideas were what mattered…