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CommonWealth Magazine
Monday, June 24, 2013
Massachusetts has always been a source of innovative ideas that change the world, from the revolutionary principles that gave birth to democracy to the technological concepts that founded Facebook. But when it comes to our zoning, subdivision, and plannin...
The Martha's Vineyard Times
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Island residents who work in local, county, and state government voiced strong opposition to legislation that would affect their retirement health benefits, in a meeting with state senator Dan Wolf and state representative Tim Madden on April 19. "We ...
Boston Globe
Monday, April 15, 2013
A nearly decade-long effort to require Massachusetts employers to offer paid sick days is gaining momentum as lawmakers pass similar proposals across the country. At least five cities and one state, Connecticut, have mandated that employers provide th...
Cape Cod Times
Friday, April 12, 2013
When will it stop? We're talking about the blood on our streets, the carnage in our communities. All caused by gun violence in America. About 11,000 Americans will be killed by guns this year. That's more than the combined number of people killed on...
Barnstable Patriot
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Last week’s big blizzard offered yet more proof that our electricity infrastructure is antiquated, even downright dangerous. But all that snow and blow also became an opportunity to see how we can improve our prospects with smart planning, forward think...
Barnstable Patriot
Thursday, January 17, 2013
All of us believe in public education, celebrate public education, and support public education. But for higher education truly to be public, it has to be affordable. And truth be told, we have reneged on that promise. Take a look at the following anal...
Barnstable Patriot
Friday, December 21, 2012
There has been much talk that we are speeding toward a federal fiscal cliff, our nation’s budget driven by Thelma and Louise, our politics inspired by James Dean’s famous cinematic game of automobile chicken. Meanwhile, at the state level, we are ...
Boston Business Journal
Friday, September 28, 2012
There can be no argument that a significant percentage of our workforce lacks critical education and skills needed in today’s economy.
Barnstable Patriot
Friday, September 21, 2012
People call it “a tipping point,” and no, much as I celebrate our restaurants and those who work in them, right now I’m not talking about when a check shows up at the end of a meal. This is about the moment when we make a big shift in thinking a...
Barnstable Patriot
Friday, July 20, 2012
My hope was that I could speak to the economics realities than ideologies, using facts and experiences rather than fear and polemics.