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LONGMEADOW — The Select Board agreed at its Dec. 5 meeting to begin exploring outside resources to facilitate the town’s search for a new town manager.
Current Town Manager Robin Crosbie announced in October that she would not be seeking to renew her contract, which expires in June 2012, spurring discussions of a search for her replacement.
Select Board Chair Mark Gold suggested contacting the Massachusetts Municipal Association and the Collins Center for ...
Boston Public Schools Superintendent Carol Johnson volunteered last week for a bit of schooling. Her “teachers” were four elders of the black community who have been engaged with the school system for a half century.
In the informal seminar at UMass Boston, retired businessman Kenneth Guscott, former state Rep. Doris Bunte, educator-activist Hubie Jones and educator Jean McGuire talked about what has changed about the schools, what remains the same and new challenges that have emerged. ...
UMass-Boston Dean Stephen Crosby fields questions during a press conference at the State House on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011, after Gov. Deval Patrick named him as chairman of the new state gaming commission.
Last update Dec 13, 2011 @ 05:27 PM
UMass-Boston Dean Stephen Crosby will wield significant influence over the introduction of casino gambling to Massachusetts, but Crosby not long ago counted himself among the gaming expansion detractors in the state.
In his choice of ...
BOSTON ? Standing outside the governor's Statehouse office, the portraits of two of his former bosses visible over his right shoulder, Stephen Crosby promised an "honest, transparent and fair" process as the first chairman of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission.
Crosby, 66, a former top adviser to Republican governors Paul Cellucci and Jane Swift, was introduced Tuesday by Gov. Deval Patrick to run the five-member commission. The commission's job is to set the rules and regulations for the ...
BOSTON Gov. Deval Patrick has named the head of the state’s new gambling commission. Stephen Crosby is taking a two-year leave of absence from his position as dean of the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at UMass Boston. He?ll chair the influential group, with the power to give the stamp of approval to three resort casino developments in Massachusetts and one slot parlor.
Crosby, 66, is bald in the front with freckles, and in the back has short, gray hair. His fingers ...
A recent Chicago Tribune article highlights students with intellectual disabilities who are successfully attending area colleges. One 25-year-old who graduated from Elmhurst Learning and Success Academy is currently working two part-time jobs as she completes a veterinary assistant program at the College of DuPage. A recent graduate of the PACE program at National Louis University in Skokie described the three internships he worked while earning a two-year certificate program. Each of the ...
Article on Haiti’s new Minister of Justice and Public Safety, Michel Brunache, who has a master’s in conflict resolution from UMass Boston.
Gov. Deval Patrick has tapped Stephen Crosby, a former top official in Republican administrations, to head a powerful gambling commission that will pick the winners of the state's coveted new casino and slot parlor licenses.
Crosby served as Secretary of Administration and Finance under Gov. Paul Cellucci and as chief of staff to acting Gov. Jane Swift, both Republicans. He is dean of the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at the University of ...
By Kenneth J. Cooper Brown University’s daring self-examination of its historical ties to slavery has prompted a second Ivy League school, venerable Harvard University, to do the same. The 2006 report that Brown President Ruth Simmons, “Slavery and Justice,” commissioned found deep connections between the university in Providence, R.I. and slavery and the slave trade. Indeed, the university gets its very name from four brothers, Nicholas, John, Joseph, and Moses Brown, pillars of the ...
Employment growth in Massachusetts will largely stagnate over the next 18 months, sharply slowing the state’s recovery from a recession, state revenue officials projected Monday.
Although job growth in Massachusetts will exceed the national rate, according to Revenue Commissioner Amy Pitter, slowing job growth adds to a litany of economic headwinds facing Gov. Deval Patrick and legislative leaders.
Stalled job growth could also portend enormous political challenges for incumbents in a ...