Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management

at the University of Massachusetts Boston

In the Media

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  • Framingham charter group begins its work ›

    MetroWest Daily News, April 05, 2016

    Framingham's Charter Commission decided Monday to invite a representative from the McCormack Graduate School's Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management to its next meeting to walk the board through the process of developing a charter.
  • Tax hikes, slowdown in state aid projected for Lawrence ›

    The Eagle-Tribune, March 31, 2016

    The McCormack Graduate School's Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management says property taxes in Lawrence will need to grow 2.5 percent – the maximum allowed without an override – per year over the next five years to meet the growing costs of employee health insurance and pensions.
  • Fall River Charter Commission to host public meeting ›

    Wicked Local, March 30, 2016

    The Fall River Charter Commission, which has hired the McCormack Graduate School's Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management, is hosting a public meeting tonight.
  • The Case of the Missing Pension ›

    Bloomberg Businessweek, March 24, 2016

    Jeanne Medeiros, director of the McCormack Graduate School's Pension Action Center, comments in this story on the reporter's quest to take an inventory of retirement assets. Billions of dollars owed to Americans are in limbo-- "a vast problem that has a huge impact on retirement security," she says.
  • Framingham: Speakers recommend charter study ›

    MetroWest Daily News, March 15, 2016

    Video of the Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management's Tanya Stepasiuk defining a charter. Stepasiuk took part in a forum Monday in Framingham called "Beginning the Conversation on Charter Reform" as the town considers embarking on a charter process for the first time in 20 years.
  • UMass report charts path out of state oversight ›

    The Eagle-Tribune, March 11, 2016

    The McCormack Graduate School's Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management is urging the City of Lawrence to beef up its reserve funds, increase borrowing to fix neglected infrastructure, and develop a capital budget that would be the first in more than a decade.
  • Report offers ideas for improvement ›

    Swampscott Reporter, March 10, 2016

    A report from the McCormack Graduate School's Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management lays out how Swampscott's town government could provide services more efficiently and with greater accountability.
  • Forums planned for Framingham charter commission discussions ›

    The Framingham TAB, March 10, 2016

    Tanya Stepasiuk of the McCormack Graduate School's Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management is one of the panelists at a March 14 forum regarding Framingham's proposed charter.
  • New report looks at efficiency, greater accountability in town government ›

    Salem News Online, March 09, 2016

    A report from the McCormack Graduate School's Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management lays out how Swampscott's town government could provide services more efficiently and with greater accountability.
  • Mendon: Special Town Meeting warrant completed ›

    Wicked Local, March 09, 2016

    Several employees of the Town of Mendon received raises as a result of the Classification and Compensation Study the McCormack Graduate School's Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management conducted. The study found that pay needed to be higher for the town to be competitive.
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