PRICED OUT: Medford becoming increasingly unaffordable


Barry Bluestone, director of Northeastern University’s Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy, said renters with high housing cost burdens scrimp on everyday basics, such as food, clothing, medicine and childcare.

Wicked Local – Report: Saugus lagging in permit process, traffic – 3/28/14


A slow, unwieldy permitting process, congested traffic and an unattractive business environment are all holding Saugus back from growth, according to a Northeastern University study.

Wicked Local – Assisted living complex coming to Easton – 3/20/14


The town’s first assisted living complex will be ready to welcome its first residents in the fall of 2015.

Wicked Local – Smaller housing would attract younger population to Eastons – 3/6/14


Barry Bluestone advises Easton on its current economic climate, discussing how the town can attract and retain a younger demographic.

Wicked Local – Marshfield Leaders Discuss Economic Future


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.

Dukakis Center to Work with Marshfield using the Economic Development Self Assessment Tool (EDSAT)

Barry Bluestone

Marshfield approves Dukakis Center’s outside look at plans By Mary Jane Hanron| Wicked Local Marshfield | Posted May 01, 2013 “There will be a time we will have forgotten how we turned our beautiful town into a city.” Spoken by Montana Street resident Bob Parkis, these words echoed in the Furnace Brook Middle School Auditorium as voters passed […]

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