Dinosaurs Becoming Extinct, Slowly

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Hurrah, the State Police have finally stopped giving driving…

Thoughts on the State Budget

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The final 2008 state budget came out of committee and was signed…

How to watch and listen to Gov. Patrick’s BGC address

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One of the highlights of last month's Better Government Competition…

The new math of convention madness

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The Boston Business Journal today reports that the Massachusetts…

Congrats to Steve Poftak

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To those of you in the blogosphere who miss the witty and sometimes…

A Path to Solvency for the DCR?

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Though I have been unable to leave the BGC behind (it really…

Whom would you like to address the BGC dinner next year?

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Now that it's all said and done, we at Pioneer have a moment…

Stop with the running!

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Another post on running?! Well, this one is on running afoul…

Slow to act

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Post haste it is not. I received a few days ago a letter from…

An even happier Fourth

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... and perhaps an unhappy fifth. The deed is done. I made it…

Jim on WGBH – Housing

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At 7 p.m. sharp (in three minutes), with David Wluka of the Massachusetts…

Give me a break – and a Happy Fourth

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Over the weekend, someone was on the T griping about how people…

Revenge of the status quotists

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In his letter to the editor (“Ed board shuffle: a lesson in…

Progress after Education Reform

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So the "revisionistas" (a.k.a. status quotists, special interests,…

Wrong again, Glenn – PI is for one accountability system (4 of 4)

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Finally, in his letter to the Globe editor Glenn talks of districts…

Micromanaging the Courts

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The conference budget came out last Friday. There's plenty of…

What Glenn gets wrong – Ed Reform and progress (3 of 4)

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I remember a rally in front of the State House when my daughter…

What Glenn glosses over – GIC and better coverage for teachers (2 of 4)

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Odd that, in his letter to the Globe editor (6/30/07), Glenn…

Where Glenn Koocher agrees – GIC cost sharing (1 of 4)

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In a letter to the Globe editor yesterday, it seems that Glenn…

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…