By Brad Avery | Wicked Local Framingham An economic development group Tuesday kicked around ideas on how cities and towns can collaborate on improving public transportation in central Massachusetts and Greater Boston. Comprised of economic development professionals from the region and the 495/MetroWest Partnership, the group Boroughs+ is focused on solving the “Last Mile” problem – […]
By Barry Bluestone July of this year marked an important milestone for all of metro Boston. It was the first time that the median selling price of a single-family residence equaled the price that prevailed in 2005 before the Great Recession and the bursting of the housing bubble. But of the 161 communities in the […]
A town hall discussion was held on June 2 in Billerica about EDSAT (Economic Development Self-Assessment Tool) developed by Barry Bluestone of Northeastern University’s Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy to see how well cities and towns compete with other communities on issues related to economic development.
Municipalities benefit from having an idea how they are doing as places to live, work and play, according to urban development and public policy specialist, Barry Bluestone of Northeastern University Dukakis Center for Urban Regional Policy.
On Monday morning, Bluestone led a breakfast meeting work session at The Tavern with local business leaders, town officials, public safety representatives and community leaders.