Report: Tight Boston Housing Market Is Squeezing Out Renters — Especially Working Families

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WBUR | March 18, 2015 An annual report finds that the cost of housing in Greater Boston is soaring as the area simultaneously faces a serious housing shortage. The report’s most troubling finding is that there’s a major mismatch between the type of housing available and what’s needed in the city. Issued Wednesday morning by The Boston […]

Report Highlights Boston’s Escalating Housing Crisis

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WBUR | March 18, 2015 Here’s a fact: greater Boston is experiencing and urban renaissance. Also fact: greater Boston is experiencing an escalating housing crisis. Just how long can the two realities coexist before something has to give? Before the significant advances the region has made begin to slip away, simply because it’s too expensive […]

Barry Bluestone on WBUR: Mayor Walsh’s Plan To Create More Than 50,000 Housing Units

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For many in Boston, housing is a huge challenge. From price to availability, finding a place where you want to live — and that you can afford — is tough. That there are simply too many people who want to live here and not enough places to meet that demand.

On Point with Tom Ashbrook: The New Blue Collar Jobs Of Tomorrow

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The new blue collar jobs. We’ll look at where they are and what it will take to get one.

Northeastern Study: Not Enough Spots In Massachusetts Vocational Schools

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Researchers at Northeastern University estimate that Massachusetts manufacturers will have to fill 100,000 jobs over the next decade just from retiring workers, let alone from any new jobs created.

American Labor At A Crossroads

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Barry Bluestone joins WBUR guest host Jane Clayson and others to talk about the American labor force.

At 4.9 Percent, Mass. Economic Growth Outpaces U.S. In 2nd Quarter

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BOSTON — After a rough winter, the U.S. economy — and Massachusetts’ too — roared back in the second quarter 0f 2014.

Lawrence Sees Job Growth, But Unemployment Remains Elevated

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LAWRENCE, Mass. — As of April, the seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate in Lawrence was 11.9 percent, more than double the state’s jobless rate of 5.6 percent.

But, at the same time, this old industrial city has been adding jobs at a faster rate than the state. So, if the city is growing jobs, why is unemployment so stubbornly high?

WBUR – Fixing Boston’s Housing Market – 11/13/13

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Barry Bluestone, Director of the Dukakis Center, weighs in on how we can fix the Boston housing market during an interview with WBUR.

WBUR – Boston’s Housing Challenge: Affordability, Availability

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WBUR’s Sacha Pfeiffer spoke with a panel of housing experts, including Barry Bluestone, director of the Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy, about Boston’s housing challenges.

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