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 […]

If you think Boston is crowded now, just wait

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By Jon Chesto | The Boston Globe A sea of brake lights on the Southeast Expressway. Rush-hour madness to squeeze onto a Red Line train. Long lines at Logan International Airport. Those are already familiar scenarios to many local commuters. But if you think getting in and around Boston is tough right now, just wait 15 […]

Boston’s centric boom hurts those caught in the middle

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By Drake Pena | Boston Agent Magazine In many parts of Beantown, real estate is booming. Despite that, many of Boston’s middle-class residents are finding it harder and harder to seek out affordable places to live, according to a recent Boston Globe article. “Nobody has figured out how to build housing the middle class can afford,” said […]

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