Obama Admin Rethinking Massachusetts Model? Part 2

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My now monthly blog post wondering if there will be agreement…

Pull Back the Curtains

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Local news over the past few years has had plenty of stories…

Learning From A Tragedy

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On the afternoon of January 9, 2009, the brakes on Ladder Company…

Over Confidential

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Being a litigious society, we have all received emails from lawyers…

Proven Approaches to Dropout Prevention

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Tomorrow the state's Joint Committee on Education will meet…

If you want to run for office...

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This is a good year to do so. The Gallup numbers are no surprise…

Heroes of the MBTA

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It's bloodsport in these parts to complain about the MBTA. But…

Pension reform is reform-lite

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More proof that those employed in Massachusetts’ public sector…

Sidewalk Superintendent Series: Parking Spaces or Public Places?

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A unwelcome phenomena in Boston is the use of public space for…

Is Cake Health the Answer to Our Health Care Cost Problem?

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I just stumbled upon a great app that is helping individuals…

Examining Pension Talking Points

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The state Senate approved a pension reform package yesterday.…

In New England, Massachusetts leads job growth - for state employees

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I reached out about a month and a half ago to Governor Patrick's…

Patrick Admin's Misdiagnosis on ACA Transparency

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This post was co-written by Michael Morisy. During this year’s…

Silliness Buried In the Casino Bill

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The coming casino debate has a whiff of anticlimax, as it appears…

What We Learned From Sal DiMasi

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Barring a successful (or incredibly lengthy) appeal, Sal DiMasi…

Are ACOs designed to care for grandparents also good for their grandkids?

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This op-ed ran in the Boston Business Journal Friday September…

A Fair and Cost Effective Tort System for Health Care

New study calls for comprehensive tort reform to address rise in number and average cost of malpractice payouts, and increase in insurance premiums, up by 63% in 2009 since 2001

Boston's Advanced Work Class Maze

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In Boston, school starts tomorrow (except for K1 and K2, which…

Does Your Doctor Know How Much That Costs?

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A local group  (run by a former classmate of mine) is accepting…

Let Wal-Mart In

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Opposing Wal-Mart seems to be in vogue these days. Mayor Curtatone…

Obama Admin Rethinking Massachusetts Model?

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The summer has led to little news from the Legislature and…