Stephanie Pollack, associate director of the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy, suggests an innovative idea for better bus service in Boston.
Barry Bluestone, Director, Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy, keynoted the MetroWest495 Biz Economic Forum in Framingham, MA on September 11. His address was covered in the Worcester Business Journal. Click here or see below to read the article. September 11, 2013 | Rick Saia | WBJournal.com Cities and towns in Massachusetts control [...]
September 4, 2013 | Wesley Lowrey | Boston.com City Councilor Michael P. Ross today released his housing plan and announced an endorsement by a well-known urban planner who is joining his campaign. Barry Bluestone will join the campaign as senior adviser on housing and economic development. He is the founding director of the Kitty and [...]
By Cole Chapman | Daily News Correspondent | GateHouse News Service
BOSTON – Gov. Deval Patrick’s $1 billion investment plan for life science industries has added 2,537 jobs in its first five years, offering new opportunities for job growth in MetroWest and other regions around the state, a report released Tuesday says.
“Our research suggests that the state will benefit from fully funding the remaining five years of the initiative in order to maintain the lead the life sciences established in the commonwealth,” said Barry Bluestone, director of Northeastern University’s Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center and author of the report.
Bluestone told a gathering of scientists, academics and industry officials at the Boston Foundation offices that the state is “the world leader in life sciences.”
“The life sciences are kind of like the auto industry in 1910. This is the place to invest,” he said. Read More
By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE | The New York Times
BOSTON — Later this spring, Bostonians eager to flee to Cape Cod for the weekend will have an option other than sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic for 70 miles and fuming along with everyone else.
Starting May 24, they can hop a train to Hyannis, where regional buses, ferries and rental cars will await to whisk them out to the beaches, islands and wind-swept dunes.
The train, the first passenger service to the cape since 1995, is one small piece of a major $13 billion transportation overhaul envisioned by Gov. Deval Patrick. That overhaul is aimed chiefly at repairing and upgrading worn-out bridges, roads and commuter lines in Massachusetts, but about 20 percent of it would go toward reviving train service to the cape and elsewhere in the state.
Mr. Patrick said that upgrading these in-state routes would spur economic development. It would also provide important links for Amtrak’s long-range plans to establish high-speed train service throughout New England. Read More