More Pension Fun

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Today's Globe has two stories on pensions today. In the first,…

Naples v. Massachusetts on the Seat Belt Freedom Index

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Wearing your seat belt is a good idea. Full stop. Please do not…

Putting mother in the back seat

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I adore my mother.  She complains this year that I put in too…

Two-fer from the Globe

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Yesterday's editorial in the Globe on the Governor's veering…

Market approaches to blogging

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Subsequent to a number of emails on the post mentioning Tom Waits,…

Great Moments in Powerpoint

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No, not the Gettysburg Address. (Full site is here.) At a recent…

Worcester’s Heroine of Education Reform

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A heartfelt thank you to Dr. Roberta Schaefer of the Worcester…

Tom Waits and Jack Markell running for Governor of Delaware

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From a website (DownWithAbsolutes) that is so cool it starts…

Media hounds…

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Who is?  We are!  Two op-eds in two days.  Ahem, you might…

Happy Bunker Hill Day

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Caught the annual parade in Charlestown on Sunday. This parade…

Outside of Boston, there is grumbling

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Outside of Boston the Governor's plans are not playing well.…

3 chairs to craft the education plan

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A change of the guard seems underway for the "Readiness Project,"…

MCAS and dropout rates

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In a previous posting on the appointment of Ruth Kaplan to the…

Good luck to the new commissioner of DCR!

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Great column by Taylor Armerding in the Eagle Tribune today (We…

Not so obvious: who is driving the market for 55+ housing?

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Sunday Globe's real estate section didn't get it right about…

What a difference a few feet make

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As a kid, I lived on the border of Massachusetts and used to…

Promises, promises

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During the campaign, we heard that good ideas were what mattered…

The Gov’s new BOE pick (number three)

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There is no need to comment on this.  Ruth's words do all the…

What does Ruth Kaplan mean for ed reform? (Redux)

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Ms. Kaplan is right to be "deeply troubled by the fact that too…

What does Ruth Kaplan mean for ed reform?

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With the Governor's appointment of Ruth Kaplan to the Board of…

Turning up the heat on MCAS

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I don't know how or why the Gov's folks think moving away from…

What’s all this then about… the Worcester T&G

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The June 5 T&G makes one more point worth mentioning.  As…

Whatever you do say nothing

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...when you talk about you know what. The above line is from…

Anybody have an education bandaid?

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The education announcement was long on desire, but its lack…

Biotech vs. Precision Plastics

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Good play on the radio and in the print media subsequent to our…

Teach to the test? By all means, says Tom Birmingham

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As thousands of students languish on charter school and METCO's…

How Much Have Business Taxes Increased?

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Upon release of the Governor's budget, the issue of business…

Tooting My Own Horn

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Ripped from today's headlines: "I think there's certainly a…

Too Much Innovation from the Public Sector?

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Have you seen the logo for the 2012 Olympics in London? It appears…

The Dog That Never Barked

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With apologies to Sherlock Holmes, today's Steve Bailey column…