Earlier this year, the Boston Globe published an article comparing the average percentage of change in the property tax bills of owners of single-family homes in Massachusetts municipalities between 2016 and 2012. Unsurprisingly, most municipalities experienced a net increase in their bills, varying from 2% to 33.1%. However, there are a handful of mostly Western […]
About Thejasa Jayachandran
Thejasa Jayachandran is a rising senior, studying Political Science, and Muslim Societies at Boston University. Originally from Miami, Florida, she enjoys sunshine, tennis, and hiking. At Boston University, she is part of the Model United Nations Travel Team, Pre-Law Society, and the BU American Enterprise Institute Executive Council. Here at the Pioneer Institute, she spends her time researching MBTA efficiency, and the government transparency in agencies like the Massachusetts Educational Finance Authority.
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Boston, the city on a hill, has always been defined by its history, commitment to education, and diverse immigrant communities. Today, it should be considered an example of successful community policing as well. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, community policing “is a philosophy that promotes organizational strategies that support the systematic use of […]
As the Wynn Resort Casino breaks ground in Everett tomorrow, many predict a booming casino industry in Massachusetts. However, if the Commonwealth’s history with casinos says anything, we should proceed with caution. Plainridge Park Casino, the initial Las Vegas-style slot parlor in Massachusetts, finished its first year of operations in June. As reported in the […]
It’s official; we’re in a heat wave. Earlier this month, Governor Baker and the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) announced that until August 19, public pools and athletic complexes will have extended operating hours. Going into effect across 20 locations for the second year in a row, this initiative is meant to provide Massachusetts’ […]
Back in 2005, the Milton Bradley Company launched a new version of the classic The Game of Life. While similar in most respects to the game most of us grew up with, the updated version reflects today’s financial realities. Namely, you can choose a career and start with a salary or you can choose college […]