Barry Bluestone, director of the Dukakis Center, said they expect housing inventory to increase this spring, as buyers continue to bid above asking prices for months.
IN THE continuing debate over no-parking housing in Boston, Stanley Spiegel’s Oct. 11 letter cites my research at Northeastern University’s Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy but draws precisely the wrong conclusion from our work (“Even with nearby transit options, car keys will be jingling”). The research found that in half of neighborhoods newly served by transit, […]
By James Alan Fox | USA Today Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is scheduled to appear in federal court today for his arraignment, and some victims and their families are expected to attend. When the 30-count indictment against him was announced last month, U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz indicated that the 19-year-old defendant, if convicted of murdering three […]
Boom in immigration fuels state population rise Middlesex, Suffolk counties add most By Matt Carroll | The Boston Globe | APRIL 08, 2013 Driven by a boom in immigration, the Boston area grew by about 55,000 residents in a recent two-year period, according to new county population estimates by the US Census Bureau. The population growth in […]
Disparity particularly bad on buses, averaging 80 minutes more per week By Eric Moskowitz | The Boston Globe | November 24, 2012 At the end of a recent community meeting on the state transportation system, a grandmotherly woman with a lyrical Caribbean accent strode up to the top transportation official in Massachusetts, dispensing with pleasantries. “Let […]
By Jenifer B. McKim | The Boston Globe | August 19, 2012 Five years ago, Lois and Ray Siegelman decided to leave their spacious four-bedroom Colonial home in Concord to start anew in a three-bedroom Charlestown condo with stunning views of Boston Harbor. In doing so, the Siegelmans gave up space for convenience, and suburban quiet and […]
Average of $1,881 is up 7% in a year By Dan Adams | The Boston Globe | August 14, 2012 Rents for apartments in Boston are soaring, and a dearth of construction of less expensive apartments is making it increasingly difficult for tenants to find affordable places to live. The average monthly rent jumped more than 7 […]
By Renée Loth | The Boston Globe | Opinion Column | June 23, 2012
Does Secretary of Transportation Richard Davey have the toughest job in state government? Smart and upbeat after nearly a year in the post, Davey still says it’s the best job. But the 39-year-old manager is confronting probably the greatest gap between public expectations and available resources of any service the state provides today. And he represents two warring constituencies — highway drivers and transit commuters — who are blind to their common interests.