With a ‘yes’ vote on March 3, Newton can pave the way to fairer future

America’s wealthy suburbs need to change. They need to allow more affordable housing, so that low-income families can access top-notch public schools and the lifetime opportunities they create. They need more housing, period, to cool the real estate market that’s crushing middle-class families. And they need denser housing as a way to address climate change. [...]

2020-05-28T19:28:09+00:00February 21st, 2020|The Boston Globe|

Facing the STEM challenge in education

In this joint op-ed by Vertex CEO Jeffrey Leiden and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, the two call for a focus on STEM education. With its highly educated workforce, vital venture capital community, top-notch hospitals and academic research institutes, and a strong public-private partnership, Greater Boston has made itself the biotech place to be. No wonder, [...]

2018-06-26T16:20:27+00:00June 26th, 2018|The Boston Globe|

Could one of these women be our next mayor or governor?

While women have not yet reached a critical mass in public office, the brightest political stars in Massachusetts happen to be female. Think US Senator Elizabeth Warren and US Representative Katherine Clark; Attorney General Maura Healey and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito; state Senators Linda Dorcena Forry and Sonia Chang-Diaz; state Representative Keiko Orrall; Boston City [...]

2016-10-26T14:05:10+00:00October 26th, 2016|The Boston Globe|

Stacked up against 2009 wages, paychecks smaller

If your paycheck still feels smaller than it was before the economic crisis, that’s because it is. More than seven years after the Great Recession, most Massachusetts workers are just starting to see a rebound in their wages. And for many, despite raises and stronger job growth, paychecks haven’t quite climbed back to their peaks, [...]

2016-09-08T20:51:33+00:00September 4th, 2016|The Boston Globe|

As Olympics approach, Brazil is feeling the weight of the world

Making its final pitch to the International Olympic Committee, Rio de Janeiro emphasized the history to be made in Brazil. The city’s bid representatives campaigned with a world map that grouped previous Olympic hosts by continent. South America and Africa appeared glaringly empty. The message was simple: A vote for the white-sand beaches of Copacabana [...]

2022-03-15T16:49:32+00:00July 30th, 2016|The Boston Globe|

Four innovative ideas for fixing the opioid crisis

The Massachusetts opioid crisis grew even more deadly in 2015, with 1,379 confirmed overdose deaths — up 41 percent in just two years. A community response requires help on multiple levels, from innovative law enforcement approaches to paying for treatment. These four people and programs are among those across the state answering the call. Full Article Here

2016-08-22T16:26:13+00:00May 11th, 2016|The Boston Globe|
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