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

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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 […]

The Rent Is Too Damn High

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In honor of the launch of WGBH’s series on housing in Massachusetts, Block By Block, Boston Public Radio took a look at home ownership in our state. As housing costs surge and the economic landscape changes, how will the working and middle class keep up? GUESTS: Barry Bluestone Expert on housing, economic development and public […]

Vocational High Schools Make Pitch As Solution To Mass. Workforce Woes

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By Mike Deehan | WGBH News One of the hottest debates on Beacon Hill and in Boston City Hall is over public school funding. Teachers and students want more from their communities and those communities want more aid from the state. There’s also the matter of adding more charter schools to the mix and how to fund […]

Dukakis And Weld To Baker: Dig Under Downtown To Link Rail System

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Beacon Hill’s past and present met at the State House Wednesday to discuss something that could dramatically change Boston’s future: a proposed tunnel under downtown that would connect North and South Stations and allow train travel through the city.

BPR: Dukakis’ MBTA ‘Du’s’ and Don’ts, Ash Wednesday, And Joe Biden

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“We host Governor Mike Dukakis to get his take on the MBTA situation: What his administration did, and what the current stewards could be doing better.”

The Struggle To Find A Starter Home In A Luxury-Housing Market

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Local housing advocates have long warned that Massachusetts needs more development to meet the demands of first time homebuyers, yet most new construction is still aimed at the luxury market. Barry Bluestone joins WGBH News in their continuing FOCUS series, “Growing Pains,” to look the struggle to find a starter home in Boston.

Boston’s Vanishing Middle Class

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Ten miles from downtown Boston, Newton Centre sits at the crossroads of America’s upper-middle class.

At local cafés, business cards are exchanged and deals are made in the same space where European nannies meet to discuss life back home and caring for privileged infants here.

WGBH – Half-Billion-Dollar Brighton Development Part Of Changing Cityscape – 10/24/13

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Barry Bluestone, Director of the Dukakis Center, discusses the importance of building affordable, working-class housing amid development projects across the city.

WGBH – Marty Walsh: I Won’t Be As ‘Hands-On’ As Menino On Development – 10/17/13

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By Sarah Birnbaum One way to see the vision of Boston Mayoral candidate Marty Walsh is to put a map in front of him. Not just any map, but a map of the city he hopes to lead. So last Sunday, on a day when Boston sports fans were euphoric over the Patriots and Red […]

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

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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 […]

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