Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management

at the University of Massachusetts Boston

In the Media

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  • Budget lacks cash for new deal raises ›

    Gloucester Times, May 10, 2016

    The Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management is conducting a $26,000 survey of several town departments in Gloucester, with an eye toward carving out a more realistic structure and pay scales. The Collins Center is part of the McCormack Graduate School.
  • Framingham: Residents speak out at charter forum ›

    Wicked Local, May 09, 2016

    Framingham's Charter Commission voted last week to hire consultants from the McCormack Graduate School's Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management to help research and draft the charter.
  • Councilors unanimously name Ells new town manager ›

    Cape Cod Times, May 07, 2016

    The Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management, based in the McCormack Graduate School, assisted in the search for a town manager for Barnstable.
  • How Grandma can help the housing crunch ›

    The Boston Globe, May 01, 2016

    Article mentions research by Amy Dain, who now works for the McCormack Graduate School's Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management. Dain examined the zoning rules of 187 eastern Massachusetts municipalities and found 57 percent made some provision for accessory apartments.
  • UMass consultants to study Holliston’s capital needs ›

    MetroWest Daily News, April 27, 2016

    The select board in Holliston has hired the Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management, part of the McCormack Graduate School, to help the town map out its capital needs over the next five years.
  • Framingham Charter group on fast track ›

    MetroWest Daily News, April 26, 2016

    Framingham's Charter Commission voted Monday to aim for bringing a city charter to voters next April. They also voted to hire a municipal government expert from the McCormack Graduate School's Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management to help research and draft the charter.
  • Selectmen decline to reopen contract talks with Town Administrator ›

    The Stoneham Independent, April 26, 2016

    The Board of Selectmen in Stoneham last week decisively refused to reopen Town Administrator David Ragucci’s contract negotiations and instead is using the McCormack Graduate School's Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management to lead the search to replace him.
  • Grant to fund consultant’s review of Pittsfield financial planning, budgeting practices ›

    The Berkshire Eagle, April 16, 2016

    City councilors in Pittsfield have voted to accept a $25,000 Community Compact grant, which will allow the city to hire the McCormack Graduate School's Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management. The center will target areas where Pittsfield faces financial challenges.
  • Plenty to say in Swampscott ›

    The Daily Item, April 12, 2016

    Swampscott's Article 6 Committee, which focused on consolidation, outsourcing and alternative approaches to delivery of town services, worked with the McCormack Graduate School's Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management.
  • A fresh start – and a first question ›

    The Framingham TAB, April 08, 2016

    The McCormack Graduate School's Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management will give an overview of Framingham's charter process tonight.
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