What impact do Massachusetts home prices have on Boston commuters?

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Massachusetts is commonly ranked one of the most expensive states…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Boston is a global city. Here’s why that status is threatened

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Boston is often touted as a “global city.” A quick Google…
the Boston skyline overlaid with money.

Which State Employees Make More than the Boss?

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In 2017, the Massachusetts Department of Corrections had 20 employees…

Why Did the Department of Corrections Pay a Chef $166,762 last year?

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Pioneer Institute’s MassOpenBooks transparency tool shows an…

Many Massachusetts towns choosing to forego marijuana tax revenue

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Local officials, health advocates, and neighborhood group leaders…

The role of old industrial districts in residential suburbs

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The City of Waltham was once an aging mill town. Its flagship…

Can Cape Cod’s economy rely on tourism forever?

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Cape Cod’s character has long been dependent on the season.…

Everett on the Rise

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This year, the City of Everett is celebrating its 125th anniversary.…

Managing Growth in Malden & Somerville: A Tale of Two Cities

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The influx of new residents into Boston and its surrounding communities…

Regulatory reform of the taxi industry is long overdue

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If the events of the last several months are any indication,…

The Internet Sales Tax: Gone But Will It Be Back?

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On June 30th, two days before it was scheduled to go into effect,…

The Downgrade: Perhaps A Yawn But We're Not Alone

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Since the end of the Great Recession in 2009, economic indicators…

A Safe Bet For Massachusetts

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As talk heats up around town about a possible deal to sell and…

What do Property Taxes Mean for your Town?

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Earlier this year, the Boston Globe published an article comparing…

Key takeaways from new ride-for-hire legislation

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There is, fortunately, no major cause for concern in the bill…

Casino Revenue Projections: A Roll of the Dice?

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As the Wynn Resort Casino breaks ground in Everett tomorrow,…

No Ban for TNCs at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

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While there has been much discussion about whether or not transportation…

Addressing Inequality through K-12 Education in Boston

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According to a new Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) study…

Report Ranks Boston No. 1 in Income Inequality: What Does It Mean?

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A report published last week by the Brookings Institution ranked…

After Losing the Olympics Bid, Boston Can Still Win

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As the Olympic drama subsides following Mayor Walsh’s press…

Welfare Reform Momentum Must Not Be Stopped

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The MBTA’s continuing struggles have dominated local news since…

The Convention Center Expansion was a House of Cards

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In a piece by Jack Encarnacao in the Boston Herald, Richard…