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.

Report: Inadequate Public Transit Hurting State’s Low-Income Latinos

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By Benjamin Swasey | WBUR.org| July 9, 2013 BOSTON — With limited quality public transportation, many low-income Latino residents across Massachusetts are reliant on cars, and it’s adversely affecting their finances and job choices, a new report (PDF) argues. The study — comprised of surveys conducted in East Boston, Lynn, Springfield and Worcester— finds that a majority of respondents rely, […]

Patrick Proposes Expanding Rail Service; Revenue Options Listed

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By Fred Thys | WBUR | January 14, 2013 BOSTON — With the release of a long-awaited transportation financing report (PDF) on Monday, Gov. Deval Patrick is proposing to expand rail service across the state. Patrick is endorsing a plan by the state Department of Transportation that would fund rail service from Pittsfield to New […]

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