Associate Professor of Political Science Paul Watanabe, a member of Marty Walsh's transition team, says the new mayor must use his inaugural speech to pay tribute to outgoing Mayor Tom Menino while also outlining his plans to address Boston's challenges.
Kevin C. Peterson, a senior fellow at the Center for Collaborative Leadership at UMass Boston, says smart leadership from new Mayor Marty Walsh can help Boston take advantage of its enormous resources.
Associate Professor of Political Science Maurice Cunningham says Attorney General Martha Coakley's $280,000 tally in December is a good sign for her campaign, and will help her go toe-to-toe with primary opponent Steven Grossman, a famously skilled fundraiser.
Associate Professor of Political Science Paul Watanabe, who is also chairman of a Census Bureau advisory committee, says Massachusetts is showing healthy population growth because the aging of its population is balanced by an influx of new immigrants to the state.
Associate Professor of Political Science Maurice Cunningham says outgoing Mayor Tom Menino, a UMass Boston alumnus, may not have Churchillian oratory skills but has made Boston "a welcoming and tolerant and open city."