Chancellor J. Keith Motley, who was again named to the BBJ’s Power 50 list, gives Boston’s business climate a strong grade but says there is room to improve the city’s offerings in mentoring and entrepreneurial development.
The former mayoral candidate spoke Tuesday at a forum on women’s political leadership at UMass Boston, sharing lessons from her underdog candidacy and prompting a panel discussion on how women can be better represented in Boston politics.
The JFK Library hosted an international forum Tuesday to discuss how cities and countries are preparing their shores to withstand the effects of rising seas. Associate Professor of Hydrology Ellen Douglas has done extensive work with the Boston Harbor Association, whose executive director spoke at the forum.
Suffolk Construction President and CEO John Fish, who visited UMass Boston on Tuesday for an economic development luncheon, said the middle class “has been thrown aside” as Boston focuses on high-paying, new-economy jobs, worsening income inequality in the commonwealth.
UMass Boston history professor James Green, an expert on the history of America’s labor movement, says Martin Walsh’s victory in the Boston mayor’s race recalls an era in the early 20th century when voters often sent labor leaders to City Hall.