Wicked Local Dedham: East Dedham arts district would help revitalize the area, study says – 4/23/14

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A group of Policy School graduate students, along with Director Barry Bluestone, presented a plan that aims to help East Dedham thrive economically to officials at a recent Planning Board meeting.

Daily Times Chronicle: Town to hold community meeting on economic development – 4/23/14

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Director Barry Bluestone will host an economic development session in Reading to help the community utilize the Dukakis Center’s new Economic Development Self-Assessment Toolkit.

Mass. employment hits all-time high – 4/17/14

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Alan Clayton-Matthews says Massachusetts’ job growth is on a steady trend that’s likely to continue.

The Boston Globe – This spring, there’s more than a hint of optimism in the air – 4/7/2014

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Is this the year the US economy finally takes off? Despite a slow start in 2014, many economists say, “Yes.”

The MetroWest Daily News – Ballot question could halt tax – 4/5/2014

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Stephanie Pollack told the Daily News that Massachusetts is one of a growing number of states that are indexing gas taxes to inflation.

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

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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.

The Daily Item – Crabtree: Saugus to work on fixing weaknesses in wake of presentation – 3/21/13

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Barry Bluestone concluded that Saugus needs to streamline permit processing and to attract young taxpayers with transit and housing if the town wants to be competitive.

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

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

Banker & Tradesman – MBHP Honors Property Owners At Annual Event – 3/14/14

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Barry Bluestone told the crowd at a recent MBHP event that Boston needs more affordable housing units for low- and moderate-income families.

The Christian Science Monitor – Public transportation makes a comeback, but not in Boston – 3/10/14

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Associate director Stephanie Pollack tells the Christian Science Monitor that Boston needs to invest in its aging transit system if the city hopes to retain and grow its transit ridership.

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