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  • Election is expected to come down to ground game
    Boston Globe, September 15 2013
    Associate Professor of Political Science Paul Watanabe says despite their high-tech voter identification efforts, the Boston mayoral candidates still must deal with a variable that can’t be predicted: the reliability (or unreliability) of voters.
  • Town of Randolph to hold State of the Town Forum
    Wicked Local Randolph, September 11 2013
    Article on how staff from the Edward J. Collins Jr., Center for Public Management will facilitate a forum on the state of Randolph on September 25.
  • Monson selectmen discuss steps to replace retiring Town Administrator Gretchen Neggers
    The Republican, September 11 2013
    Article on how the Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management has submitted a proposal for Monson's town administrator search.
  • Essex people in the news
    September 11 2013
    Outlet: Gloucester Daily Times - Online, The

    People items should be sent to the Gloucester Daily Times, Whittemore Street, Gloucester, MA 01930, via email to or faxed to 978-282-4397. College graduation and dean's list items should come directly from the school. Angel
  • Boston Public Schools to Expand Dual Language Opportunities for Students
    Sampan, September 11 2013
    Interim Superintendent John McDonough announced that the Mario Umana Academy in East Boston is receiving a $25,000 planning grant to launch a two-way bilingual program next year. BPS is expanding dual-language opportunities for students across Boston following the model of the successful Rafael Hernández and Hurley K-8 Schools as well as similar programs elsewhere in which English Language Learners and native English speakers are educated in integrated classrooms. Research provided by the Gastón Institute is supporting this process.
  • Boston mayoral hopefuls spar on diversity
    Boston Globe, September 11 2013
    Outlet: Boston Globe

    Sparring in front of a standing-room-only crowd of hundreds in Dorchester, all 12 mayoral hopefuls directly took on the city's minority issues Tuesday night, passionately ­debating public safety, education, and diversity. The night's forum was the
  • The tough early days for gay media outlets in Boston, September 09 2013
    Andrew Elder, a librarian at UMass Boston who has worked on archiving materials from the city’s gay rights movement, says a niche market of gay-focused publications developed in Boston in the 1970s after gay people were denied a voice in mainstream media.
  • Dan Wolf: Political Outsider?
    Boston Magazine, September 09 2013
    Professor of Political Science Paul Watanabe says businessman and state Senator Dan Wolf, who has enlisted a slew of Beacon Hill heavy hitters as he fights to maintain both his private business contracts and his elected office, is walking a fine line in terms of how voters perceive him.
  • Artist’s grandniece, art student meet to discuss how to rescue 1930s painting in Milton
    Wicked Local Milton, September 09 2013
    UMass Boston art student Eve Goggins is working with the descendants of Jeannie Ursula Dupree, an esteemed muralist in the Boston area in the 1930s, to save one of Dupree’s last remaining works.
  • Dive signals more treasure at US pirate ship wreck
    El Paso Times, September 07 2013
    Ed Rodley, who studied archaeology at UMass Boston, talks to the AP about the thousands of important artifacts discovered in the wreckage of the treasure-laden pirate ship Whydah, which sank off Cape Cod in 1717.
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