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.

The Daily Item – Survey: Saugus Town Meeting process slows development efforts – 12/13/13

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Barry Bluestone, director of the Dukakis Center, is directing the town of Saugus’ (MA) effort to stabilize the economy through driving economic development.

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