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.

The Boston Globe – State’s job ranks rose in ’13 – 3/7/14

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Alan Clayton-Matthews says the Massachusetts economy has been performing very well despite jobless rates, which fell in January.

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

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

Gloucester Times – Cape Ann workforce in Chamber spotlight – 2/26/14

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Barry Bluestone will help focus a Chamber mission on growing Gloucester’s and Cape Ann’s evolving local economics based on the latest Massachusetts economic growth and job numbers.

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