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Dukakis Center researchers continue to be reliable sources of expertise on current pressing issues. Below is a list of news articles that reference our knowledgeable staff and their research.


The Evolution of Cities | What’s New Podcast

Will a falling stock market take the job market along with it on the way down? | NBC News

Massachusetts economy grows 3.3% labor shortage feared | Mass Live

How can summer jobs reduce crime among youth? | Brookings

Planning Commission takes on transit and CodeNEXT | Austin Monitor

Development is bringing a sea change to Lynn | The Boston Globe

Bitcoin, wage stagnation, and geopolitics: the global economy in 2018 | News@Northeastern

Overlooked workers are finding it easier to land jobs | The Boston Globe


Mass. lawmakers again try to gauge revenues | The Berkshire Eagle

Michael Dukakis’s Last Stand | Boston Magazine

Dukakis pitches the North-South rail link to the North Shore Chamber of Commerce | The Daily Item

So Boston is a boomtown. How much credit can Marty Walsh take? | The Boston Globe

Economic Forecast Sees Slow But Continued Expansion For Mass. | WBUR

Mass. economic forecast: continued expansion, slower job growth, rising wages | The Lowell Sun

Michael and Kitty Dukakis talk public service, encourage civic engagement | The Daily Free Press

Supporters of north-south rail link make pitch in Quincy | The Patriot Ledger

Brookline Looks to Seize Land from Pine Manor College | Boston Magazine

For public policy leader, ‘caring about other people is intrinsic to the work we’re doing’ | News@Northeastern

Joan Fitzgerald on Solar and Wind Energy | America’s Workforce Radio

How Do Summer Youth Employment Programs Improve Criminal Justice Outcomes, and for Whom? | Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Boston’s Electrical Vehicle Effort Needs a Jolt | The Boston Globe

The Life-and-Death Consequences of Summer Jobs Programs | Politico

Five Elevator Pitches for Bringing Amazon to Boston | Boston Magazine

Mike Dukakis: From brink of the presidency to a quiet life of significance | The Boston Globe

In Massachusetts, jobs abound but wages lag | The Boston Globe

Tilting at Windmills: Why the green jobs promise is still unfulfilled | The American Prospect

Massachusetts economy surged in second quarter | The Boston Globe

Jobless rate in Mass. continues to inch upward| The Boston Globe

Summer jobs for teens wane even as research finds big benefits| The Christian Science Monitor

Housing proposal gets mixed reaction in Wellesley | The Boston Globe

Business confidence up in June | State House News Service

How Summer Jobs Programs Impact Young People Long After The Seasons Change | WBUR Boston

Study shows lower crime by kids in summer job programs in Boston| Boston 25 WFXT

WBUR’s Morning Edition Broadcast: July 3, 2017 | WBUR Boston

Hiring sale: Job availability on the rise | The Boston Globe

Economists say a $1b state budget cut may be needed | The Boston Globe

Millionaire tax will put Massachusetts back on track| The Boston Globe

Students discuss Boston’s racial history with busing icon | The Boston Globe

Massachusetts economic growth lags nation in the first part of the year | The Boston Globe

Bay State economy sputters in Q1 | The Boston Herald

Will Bay State run out of workers? | Boston Herald

The Neighborhood Activist as Prophet: How Jane Jacobs took on the planners—and how her legacy is at risk. | The American Prospect

Town Poised for Development According to Report |Winthrop Transcript

Why Trump’s deportation plan could damage the economy | News@Northeastern

Professor Modestino’s research highlighted at Youth Employment Policy Forum | Boston PIC

More families are struggling with poverty in Boston’s affluent suburbs | The Boston Globe

Bakeries are booming, but bakers are in short supply | The Boston Globe

Voc-tech schools are a Mass. success story | Commonwealth Magazine

Expected federal fiscal policy may provide boost in 2017; labor supply a major constraint | Mass Benchmarks

By the numbers | The Boston Globe

Massachusetts jobless rate continues to drop | State House News Service

Young workers seen as key to Mass. economic growth | The MetroWest Daily News

Continued Growth Of Mass. Economy Depends On Immigration, Experts Say | WBUR Boston

Obama will leave office with unemployment at 4.7 percent | The Boston Globe

Worker shortages, moderate growth expected for 2017 | The Boston Globe

Manufacturing In America: Fact And Fiction | WBUR Boston


As New England Ages, Immigrants Make Up A Growing Share Of Health Workers | WNPR

The answer to America’s working class job crisis is hard, but not mysterious | The Christian Science Monitor

You don’t have to outrun the bears, just the competition | Wicked Local

Economic assessment report reveals Plymouth’s ‘deal breakers’ | Wicked Local

Time to invest in voc-tech | Commonwealth Magazine

Tax revenue forecasts all over map | Commonwealth Magazine

Bay Watch: What Connecticut Can Learn From Massachusetts’s Job Growth | WNPR

Economists Forecast Strong 2017 In Greater Boston | B&T

Boston’s luxury housing boom slows down | The Boston Globe

Housing Report Shows Strong Economy, But Growing Poverty | WBUR

Report Finds Housing Permits Down In Greater Boston | WBUR

Building Bonanza of Luxury Apartments in Boston May Be at Peak | The Wall Street Journal

Rising mortgage rates unlikely to dampen Boston real estate | The Boston Globe

In Trump times, cities must lead on climate change | The Boston Globe

Mass. loses 5,000 jobs, but rate plunges | Boston Herald

The Only Solution to the Traffic Mess: Cash | The Daily Item

Harvard, janitors reach deal that may have ripple effect | The Boston Globe

On the Road to ‘A Century of War’ w/ Sean Stone | RT

Where Trump won | Daily Express

Employer Confidence Strengthens in October | Business West

Nearly 2 in 5 Massachusetts employers predict adding jobs in next 6 months | Mass Live

US economy grew at 2.9 percent rate in third quarter | The Boston Globe

The two reasons it really is harder to get a job than it used to be | The Washington Post

Bluestone, CHTF Honored By B’nai B’rith Housing | B&T

Housing, Education, Transportation Dominate Economic Outlook Talks | B&T

Hillary Clinton’s Urban Agenda | Next City

Stagnant wages hits home in Lynn | The Daily Item

Shawsheen Tech to host forum | Wicked Local

Uber finds a transit void to fill at North Shore Community College | The Boston Globe

It’s time for vocational schools to get some respect | The Boston Globe

How To Close Boston’s ‘Stubbornly Large’ Homeownership Gap? | WBUR

Breaking Down ‘Broken Windows’ | UnDark

In 2015, Mass. wages rose slower than in rest of US | The Boston Globe

With revenue gains missing predictions, budget cuts possible | The Boston Globe

Supt. Bourque Unveils New School Five-Year Plan | Chelsea Record

Summer jobs programs: What do we know? | Brookings

A Case For Smart Growth Legislation As A Complement To Chapter 40B | B&T

City Hall is always above average — if you ask City Hall | The Boston Globe

What department stores say about America’s changing income classes | The Christian Science Monitor

Local control on the line amid Biogen takeover speculation | The Boston Globe

Mass. economy outperforming US with steady growth | The Boston Globe

Dracut adopts aggressive strategy to build business | Lowell Sun

Should police live where they patrol? Baton Rouge mulls residency rule | The Christian Science Monitor

Squeezed: Funders Grapple with Affordable Housing in a Pricey City | Inside Philanthropy

3Qs: Safety measures at the Republican National Convention | News@Northeastern

Mass. employer confidence falls | Lowell Sun

Foreclosures continue climb in Lynn | The Daily Item

Hunting for a starter home in Greater Boston? Good luck. | The Boston Globe

Uncertainty chips away at Mass. business confidence | The Herald News

Is Boston ready for climate change? | The Boston Globe

Uncertainty weakens business confidence | aim blog

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

Summer jobs boost employment skills, academic aspirations, study finds | The Boston Globe

What 80,000 More Vehicles a Day Do to Boston Commute | Next City

Warning bells for region’s transit future as needs, pressures increase | Bay State Banner

Report Shows Growing Strain on Greater Boston’s Infrastructure | Boston Magazine

Downtown View: Make No Little Plans | North End Waterfront

New Report Projects 80,000 More Cars On Boston Roads By 2030 | New Hampshire Public Radio

Report: Boston Congestion to Increase by 2030 | NECN

The Millennial Mindset: The Gig Economy | CBS Boston

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

City officials: State sunk ferry | The Daily Item

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

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

If you think Boston is crowded now, just wait | The Boston Globe

City receives grant to evaluate economic competitiveness | Community Advocate

Marlborough: City awarded $5K Community Compact grant | MetroWest Daily News

Boston’s centric boom hurts those caught in the middle | Boston Agent Magazine

MassBenchmarks: Bay State experiencing ‘good economic fortunes’ | PBN

Littleton’s economic development has strengths and weaknesses | Wicked Local

Economic-development Analyst: There’s lots to like about Littleton | Lowell Sun

Housing boom isn’t hitting Boston suburbs | The Boston Globe

The Rent Is Too Damn High | WGBH

Mayor stresses need for ‘sense of urgency’ to face challenges in Braintree | Wicked Local

Economy grew faster in Mass. than in US for first quarter | The Boston Globe

Boston has a new program to help young workers build credit |

US housing crunch: The price isn’t right | The Christian Science Monitor

Boston’s $3 million test: Good jobs without a degree | Yahoo! News

Vocational High Schools Make Pitch As Solution To Mass. Workforce Woes | WGBH

Are Boston Rents Slowing? | WBUR

Colleges Drill Down on Job-Listing Terms | The Wall Street Journal

State jobless rate hits 4.5%, lowest in nearly 15 years | The Boston Globe

Lester Thurow, an Economist Ahead of His Time | The American Prospect

Educators, employers laud state plan to boost voke school funding | T&G

Why Aren’t Millennial Wages Growing? | WBUR

This City Wants to Create a Village for Millennials | Money

‘Millennial Villages’ for YoPros Are Now Mass. Legislature Approved | BostInno

Report urges housing reform in Mass. | The Lowell Sun

Mass. Senate Committee Crafts Plan To Address Housing ‘Crisis’ | WBUR

Inventory Is Low And Won’t Recover Quickly | B&T

Baby boomer retirements may slow Mass. economic growth | The Boston Globe

‘Friends’-style living on the rise among 30-somethings | The Boston Globe

Mass. economy follows pace of US | The Boston Globe

Pollack says she has no opinion on surtax to fund transportation | The Berkshire Eagle

Employer Confidence Steady to Start 2016 | Business West

Gov. Charlie Baker releases Fiscal Year 2017 budget proposal | The Daily Free Press

Boston homeownership keeps sliding | The Boston Globe

Making it that ‘final mile’ to work in suburbia | The Boston Globe

Westborough: Transportation summit asks how to improve public transit | Wicked Local

Business, Community, and Education Leaders Announce Alliance For Vocational Technical Education | Patch Staff

Gov. Baker looking to bolster voc-tech schools in budget, jobs bill | State House News Service