The Boston Globe – A 21st-century bus system – 11/10/13


Stephanie Pollack, Associate Director of the Dukakis Center, suggests an innovative idea for better bus service in Boston.

The New York Times – Transition Begins in Boston, for First Time in a Generation – 11/9/13

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Barry Bluestone, Director of the Dukakis Center, comments on issues the mayor elect will face regarding affordable housing in Greater Boston.

CommonWealth – A troubling transit trend line – 11/7/13


Stephanie Pollack, Associate Director of Research for the Dukakis Center, says the MBTA needs to upgrade equipment and market to new riders if suburbanites are to choose rails over roads.

The Daily Free Press – Mayoral race could affect on-campus, off-campus housing – 10/28/13


Barry Bluestone, director of the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy, comments on graduate students’ impacts on local housing availability and affordability.

The Herald News – Record numbers of homeless being housed in motels – 10/16/13

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By Chris Burrell The number of homeless families being sheltered in motels paid for by the state has soared to a record-setting 2,038, an increase of 66 percent statewide since May. State officials promised in January to phase out the controversial practice of putting homeless families in local motels when shelters are full, but the […]

Economist: MetroWest Towns Must ‘Create Destiny’


September 10, 2013  |  By Rick Saia  |  WBJournal Cities and towns in Massachusetts control more of their economic fate today, especially with less support from the federal and state governments, about 100 MetroWest business and government leaders were told this morning. And cutbacks from Washington are a part of the reason behind the recent […]

Barry Bluestone and Thomas Kochan on a fresh approach to improving student outcomes

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More than 950,000 kids are going back to public schools across the Commonwealth. The majority of them will be in school districts that rank among the best in the nation and they will benefit from another year of quality education from some of the most dedicated teachers anywhere. For others, however, particularly in low income […]

Listen to Barry Bluestone on Radio Boston: Concerns The Hot Mass. Housing Market Is A New Bubble


Listen to the full broadcast here. The housing market is heating up in Massachusetts. Many real estate watchers say homes are being snapped up days or even hours after hitting the market, often above asking price and without conditions such as a home inspection. Some buyers say they have been boxed out of buying homes […]

Barry Bluestone comments on the Middlesex 3 Coalition for the Boston Globe


Economist backs regional effort to promote Route 3 corridor By John Laidler | The Boston Globe | JULY 18, 2013 A collaborative effort among five communities to promote their shared Route 3 corridor is getting some encouragement from a well-known economist. Barry Bluestone, founding director of the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy at […]

Michael and Kitty Dukakis Ride the CapeFlyer

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By Fran McDermott | The Barnstable Patriot | May 30, 2013 NICE GOING, GUYS – Former Gov. Michael Dukakis, center, has complimentary words for Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority Administrator Tom Cahir, left, and John Kennedy, general manager of the RTA’s operations company, on the CapeFlyer. “This makes all kinds of sense,” Dukakis said in an […]

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