Boston’s parking solution is not more parking – 4/15/14

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Associate Director Stephanie Pollack tells Paul McMorrow that Dukakis Center data shows heavy drivers live in homes that provide parking and those who use transit tend to avoid homes with parking.

The Boston Globe – This spring, there’s more than a hint of optimism in the air – 4/7/2014

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Is this the year the US economy finally takes off? Despite a slow start in 2014, many economists say, “Yes.”

The MetroWest Daily News – Ballot question could halt tax – 4/5/2014

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Stephanie Pollack told the Daily News that Massachusetts is one of a growing number of states that are indexing gas taxes to inflation.

Wicked Local – Report: Saugus lagging in permit process, traffic – 3/28/14

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A slow, unwieldy permitting process, congested traffic and an unattractive business environment are all holding Saugus back from growth, according to a Northeastern University study.

The Boston Globe – Hailing 12 who jump at chance to help – 3/26/14

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Barry Bluestone was honored by the business networking organization Get Konnected at a gala on Tuesday night for “diversity game changers.”

Worcester Business Journal – Economist: Worcester doing everything right – 3/21/14

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Worcester has grown jobs and is decreasing the time it takes for developers to get permits – both indicators that they’re doing everything right according to Barry Bluestone.

The Christian Science Monitor – Public transportation makes a comeback, but not in Boston – 3/10/14

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Associate director Stephanie Pollack tells the Christian Science Monitor that Boston needs to invest in its aging transit system if the city hopes to retain and grow its transit ridership.

The Boston Globe – State’s job ranks rose in ’13 – 3/7/14

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Alan Clayton-Matthews says the Massachusetts economy has been performing very well despite jobless rates, which fell in January.

Wicked Local – Smaller housing would attract younger population to Eastons – 3/6/14

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Barry Bluestone advises Easton on its current economic climate, discussing how the town can attract and retain a younger demographic.

GoBankingRates.com – What Will Boston Mortgage Rates Look Like This Year? – 2/11/14

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Director Barry Bluestone says rising interest rates could lead to increased housing supply as potential sellers might see this as a good time to get a good price.

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