In the Media
Patrick trips online firestorm with re-election joke ›
Boston Globe, March 20, 2013During a visit to UMass Boston on Wednesday, Governor Deval Patrick ignited a social media firestorm by saying he intended to run for a third term. Patrick’s bombshell was quickly revealed as a joke, with an aide quipping that McCormack Graduate School Dean Ira Jackson’s flattering introduction smoothed the way for a re-election announcement.
Medford Housing Authority reaches contract agreement for new executive director job ›
Medford Transcript, March 06, 2013Medford’s recently hired housing director praised an audit of the housing authority completed by the Edward J. Collins, Jr., Center for Public Management.
South Hadley administrator finalists face interviews ›
Daily Hampshire Gazette, February 25, 2013The Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management has recommended two finalists for South Hadley’s vacant town administrator job, and the town select board will now conduct interviews.
State award to help school districts share data ›
Sentinel & Enterprise, February 19, 2013The Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management is collaborating with four local school districts to implement School StatNet Pilot, a program that allows schools to analyze student data across districts.
Selectmen initiate Collins Report recommendations ›
Carlisle Mosquito, February 13, 2013The Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management has completed a six-month study of the town government in Carlisle, and selectmen are now working to implement the center’s recommendations.
Massachusetts Gaming Commission approves research project ›
WSHM-TV, January 31, 2013Article on how the Massachusetts Gaming Commission has voted to hire the Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management for a $40,000 research project to help towns understand the effects of casinos.
Massachusetts Gaming Commission moves to help communities deal with casinos ›
The Republican, January 31, 2013Article on how the Massachusetts Gaming Commission has voted to hire the Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management for a $40,000 research project to help towns understand the effects of casinos.
Holbrook charter voted down ›
Boston Globe, January 20, 2013Holbrook Town Meeting voted down a proposal last week that would’ve created the town’s first charter. Advisers from UMass Boston consulted with the committee that developed the charter.
South Hadley voters approve borrowing $28 million for new elementary school ›
The Daily Hampshire Gazette, January 11, 2013Voters in South Hadley approved a decision to spend $13,500 to hire the Edward J. Collins Jr. Center for Public Management to assist the town in its search for a fulltime town administrator.
Funding for new elementary school in South Hadley tops town meeting warrant ›
The Springfield Republican, January 07, 2013The Edward J. Collins Jr. Center for Public Management has been retained to help the town of South Hadley quickly find a permanent town administrator.