Hunting for a starter home in Greater Boston? Good luck.

bGlobe

By Michael Bodley | The Boston Globe Greater Boston is running out of starter homes. Many communities in Eastern Massachusetts often have just a handful of homes for sale for less than $500,000, and inventory has been shrinking rapidly in recent months. While the region has long struggled with a shortage of properties across the range of […]

Is Boston ready for climate change?

joanfitzgerald

By Joan Fitzgerald   | The Boston Globe Last week’s Boston Globe story indicating that Boston will experience more flooding sooner than thought due to climate change came as no surprise. Scientists monitoring the ice sheet in the Arctic and Greenland noted that it was melting faster than predicted in April. But, is Boston doing enough to […]

Summer jobs boost employment skills, academic aspirations, study finds

bGlobe

By Katie Johnston | The Boston Globe Summer jobs aren’t just a way for teens to earn extra cash and stay out of trouble. They also improve job readiness skills, lead to greater academic aspirations, and build stronger community connections, especially among youth of color, according to a new study out by the Federal Reserve Bank of […]

Report: Boston Congestion to Increase by 2030

NECN_362011

By John Moroney | NECN Greater Boston is on the move with construction on almost every corner, raising the question: is the region prepared to handle all this new growth? “A Better City,” a Boston business group, released its findings regarding what the metropolitan area will look like in 2030 and what kind of infrastructure […]

Boston’s 2 Sides: How The City Can Have A Booming Innovation Economy And Widening Inequality

WBUR_logo

By Anthony Brooks | WBUR Among the big themes of this year’s presidential campaign is the growing gap between America’s rich and its poor. The issue has provided fuel to Democrat Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign. And it’s a theme that increasingly defines the city of Boston, with its booming innovation economy — and its growing number of people struggling at […]

New Report Projects 80,000 More Cars On Boston Roads By 2030

wgbh

By Audrey Falk | WGBH A significant increase in Boston’s population over the next fifteen years will put an inexorable burden on Boston’s suffocated roadways and inadequate public transport systems, necessitating a new transportation plan founded on “credibility and trust,” Rick Dimino, chief executive of A Better City, told Boston Public Radio on Wednesday. Dimino and […]

Report says major infrastructure fixes needed to support Greater Boston population growth

WBUR_logo

By Bob Oakes | WBUR Between 2010 and 2030 the population of Greater Boston is expected to grow by 10.5 percent. In that same period, a sizable jump in workers between the ages of 25 and 44 is expected — along with a much bigger jump in people over the age of 64. An economic report released […]

If you think Boston is crowded now, just wait

bGlobe

By Jon Chesto | The Boston Globe A sea of brake lights on the Southeast Expressway. Rush-hour madness to squeeze onto a Red Line train. Long lines at Logan International Airport. Those are already familiar scenarios to many local commuters. But if you think getting in and around Boston is tough right now, just wait 15 […]

Marlborough: City awarded $5K Community Compact grant

MetroWest Daily News

By Jeff Malachowski | MetroWest Daily News Through the state’s Community Compact program, the city recently received a $5,000 grant to work with the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy to evaluate Marlborough’s economic competitiveness. Established by the Baker/Polito administration, the Community Compact program is a statewide initiative enabling communities to implement best practices […]

Littleton’s economic development has strengths and weaknesses

SmallerLogo-Wicked_Local

By Alexander Silva | Wicked Local Littleton Littleton is in a good position for economic development, according to Barry Bluestone of Northeastern University’s Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy. “I have not seen another community having more going for it positively than Littleton,” Bluestone said. Bluestone presented Littleton’s Economic Development Self Assessment Tool report to […]

MyNEUFind Faculty & StaffFind A-ZEmergency InformationSearch

360 Huntington Ave., Boston, Massachusetts 02115 • 617.373.2000 • TTY 617.373.3768
© 2013 Northeastern University