In the Media
Work on regional emergency dispatch system for Monson, Palmer, Ware and Warren continues ›
The Springfield Republican, April 29, 2013The Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management at UMass Boston has been hired to study the feasibility of a regional emergency dispatcher service that would centralize operations for the towns of Monson, Palmer, Ware, and Warren.
South Hadley appropriations committee questions selectboard’s appointment of asst town administrator ›
The Republican, April 24, 2013Article on the South Hadley selectboard’s appointment of an assistant town manager mentions that the Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management was involved in the town manager search.
Meeting on land parcel now May 19 ›
Boston Globe, April 14, 2013The Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management released a fiscal impact study estimating a proposed shopping/residential complex in Maynard could generate $859,000 in new annual revenue for the town.
Sherborn Selectmen finalize Town Meeting warrant ›
The Sherborn-Dover Press, March 21, 2013A crucial article on the warrant for Sherborn’s Town Meeting is based on the findings of a report by the Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management at UMass Boston.
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.