What impact do Massachusetts home prices have on Boston commuters?

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Massachusetts is commonly ranked one of the most expensive states…

$40 or Freedom: Uncounted Cash in the Legal System

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Forty dollars isn’t chump change. It’s about three lunches…

A Wealth of Data: A Map of the Massachusetts Opioid Epidemic

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In 2016, the rate of opioid overdose deaths in Massachusetts…

MA Short-Term Rental Tax is a Big Win for Cape’s Wastewater Management

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Massachusetts lawmakers recently passed legislation to extend…

Cape Cod’s Struggling Workforce

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Cape Cod welcomes about four million tourists a year thanks to…

Blandford’s Police Resignation Could Shed Light on Underlying Issues

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Last week, the Town of Blandford’s police force resigned en…

So what will Commissioner Evans’ Pension Be?

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A few weeks ago, Boston Police commissioner William B. Evans…

Questions Surrounding Recreational Marijuana on Cape Cod

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Through a 2016 ballot initiative, Massachusetts joined a small…

Under Pending Bill, Punishment could Fit the Crime

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In light of recent turmoil in the Department of State Police…

National Park Service Attracts Cape Cod Summer Visitors

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The Cape Cod National Seashore (CCNS), located in the towns of…
A row of files with the city hall seal

Stonewalled at City Hall

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Pioneer Institute interns often visit government offices to obtain…

Making Troopers Transparent: At What Cost?

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In May 2018, The Boston Globe reported on its effort to gain…

Got Milk? The Answer Might Soon Be No in Massachusetts

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It’s not a good time to be a dairy farmer in Massachusetts,…

A Public Transit that Neglects Its Public

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Two of a community’s most important hubs are its colleges and…

Cape Cod's Battle Against the Opioid Epidemic

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In recent years, opioid-related deaths in Massachusetts have…

Falsified Records & Shady Human Resources Policies: The Latest Scandal in the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner

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The Office of the Medical Examiner for Massachusetts is a taxpayer-funded…

School Choice Booming on Cape Cod

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Each year, millions of dollars flow from one school system to…

Top Methuen Police Officials Poised to Earn Far More than State Police (even including the State Police Overtime)

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The city of Methuen is currently facing a budget crisis primarily…

Not signed, sealed, delivered

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Even the casual observer has probably heard that Massachusetts…

Should Boston want to be the home of Amazon’s second headquarters?

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Amazon is the kind of company whose mere presence is enough to…

Is local government in Massachusetts too pervasive?

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In a country as culturally and politically diverse as the United…

Troop F Gets an A: State Auditor Overlooks DSP Corruption, Neglects Audits

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The Office of the State Auditor’s (OSA’s) website describes…

Disappointing Decision Regarding High-Achieving Cape Cod Charter School

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In 2004 the Barnstable County Horace Mann Charter School was…

Parking Fine Hikes in Boston: a step in Go Boston 2030’s Larger Plan

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On July 2, 2018, parking ticket fines in Boston increased substantially.…

Proportional Parking Fees: The MBTA Listens to Pioneer’s Recommendations

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The Pioneer Institute has produced extensive research on the…

Investing in commercial development may ease fiscal woes without affecting crime

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Bedford, Massachusetts is a suburban town of about 14,000 in…

Need a Lift?

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For hundreds of years, the Tufts Medical Center has served as…

Boston’s housing boom needs a region-level response

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In 1912 - the same year the Titanic sank and William Howard Taft…

“Isn’t Everything Online and Free?” The Exclusivity of MA Law Libraries

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There are 15 Trial Court Law Libraries in Massachusetts to service…