Survey finds youth in Boston summer jobs program gain job readiness skills, higher academic aspirations

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By Greg St. Martin | news@Northeastern After youth par­tic­i­pated in Boston’s summer jobs pro­gram, a greater number reported having increased job readi­ness skills, higher aca­d­emic aspi­ra­tions, and  improved con­nec­tions with their neighborhoods—with the largest gains in some areas among minority groups—according to a new report co-​​authored by Northeastern’s Alicia Sasser Modestino. Mod­es­tino, asso­ciate pro­fessor with […]

Summer jobs boost employment skills, academic aspirations, study finds

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By Katie Johnston | The Boston Globe Summer jobs aren’t just a way for teens to earn extra cash and stay out of trouble. They also improve job readiness skills, lead to greater academic aspirations, and build stronger community connections, especially among youth of color, according to a new study out by the Federal Reserve Bank of […]

Downtown View: Make No Little Plans

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By Karen Cord Taylor | NorthEndWaterfront.com Hey, Bostonians. Can we stop complaining about the Big Dig? Yes, it cost almost $15 billion. Yes, it took 15 years to complete. (It was a big job, moving all those utility lines and keeping the cars running overhead.) It was also worth every penny we spent on it. It […]

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

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By New Hampshire Public Radio 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 […]

The Millennial Mindset: The Gig Economy

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By Mary Blake | CBS Boston A new Gallup report suggests it’s not the workplace ‘extras’ like weekly ice cream runs, or napping rooms that prompt a millennial to apply for a job interview. Eighty-seven percent of the millennials surveyed said job development was their number one priority. Millennials also say the job interview is often considered […]

Boston’s 2 Sides: How The City Can Have A Booming Innovation Economy And Widening Inequality

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By Anthony Brooks | WBUR Among the big themes of this year’s presidential campaign is the growing gap between America’s rich and its poor. The issue has provided fuel to Democrat Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign. And it’s a theme that increasingly defines the city of Boston, with its booming innovation economy — and its growing number of people struggling at […]

City officials: State sunk ferry

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By Thomas Grillo | Daily Item Lynn—Sen. Thomas M. McGee and EDIC/Lynn Executive Director James M. Cowdell fired back Wednesday at a Baker administration official who said a city request for $700,000 to operate a commuter ferry this summer came too late. The money would have paid for a ferry to run from the Blossom Street extension […]

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 […]

New report projects requirements to meet Greater Boston needs in 2030

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Researchers at the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy authored a new report that measures the current infrastructure throughout the five counties in Greater Boston, and projects the requirements for augmenting the built environment to meet the region’s needs in 2030. Sponsored by A Better City, State of the Built Environment: Greater Boston’s Infrastructure […]

Report says major infrastructure fixes needed to support Greater Boston population growth

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By Bob Oakes | WBUR Between 2010 and 2030 the population of Greater Boston is expected to grow by 10.5 percent. In that same period, a sizable jump in workers between the ages of 25 and 44 is expected — along with a much bigger jump in people over the age of 64. An economic report released […]

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