Boston’s electric vehicle effort needs a jolt

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By Joan Fitzgerald | Boston Globe Boston has a car problem. Too many people commute by car. And because of air pollution regulations, we have run up against parking limits. A recent Boston Globe article suggests Boston should follow the lead of Amsterdam and Copenhagen in building underwater parking garages as part of the solution. […]

The Life-and-Death Consequences of Summer Jobs Programs

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And five other surprising takeaways from research into the programs that big-city mayors love to brag about. By Debra Bruno | Politico Since the 1960s, big-city mayors have touted the virtues of summer jobs programs for inner-city kids with almost religious faith. Paying a couple of thousand dollars to local businesses to give poor kids […]

Five Elevator Pitches for Bringing Amazon to Boston

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How some of the city’s brightest design and development experts would sell Jeff Bezos on Boston. By Chris Sweeney | Boston Magazine Amazon fever has swept the country. Earlier this month, Jeff Bezos announced that the company will invest $5 billion into a second headquarters, dubbed HQ2, which will eventually be home to 50,000 well-paid […]

Mike Dukakis: From brink of the presidency to a quiet life of significance

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By Thomas Farragher | Boston Globe It happened a lifetime ago, in the days when few people knew who Michael Dukakis was, and still fewer could imagine the life that spread out before him — the governorships, the bid for the White House, the career today as an academic eminence grise. But what he saw […]

In Massachusetts, jobs abound but wages lag

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By Jon Christian | Boston Globe Massachusetts has largely recovered the jobs it lost during the Great Recession, according to a report by the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center, a research group in Boston. But for most workers, that economic growth hasn’t translated into increased wages — with the notable exception of the top 1 […]

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