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  • Economic snapshot: August 2013
    Center for American Progress, August 13 2013
    Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs Christian Weller says the U.S. economy remains in recovery mode, but notes that growth is too slow to create the millions of jobs America needs—in part because of the federal sequester.
  • Northampton and Westfield mayors to attend roundtable discussion on Municipal Performance Management
    The Republican, August 13 2013
    Western Massachusetts leaders are among the leaders slated to join a roundtable discussion this morning at the Municipal Performance Management System, the data-driven program run by the Edward J. Collins Jr. Center for Public Management at UMass Boston.
  • Town picks new administrator
    August 13 2013
    Outlet: Salem News - Online, The

    TOPSFIELD — Selectmen have chosen Kellie Herbert, assistant town administrator in Belmont, to become the next town administrator. But Sean Fitzgerald, the current town manager in Plaistow, N.H., and a former mayoral candidate in Peabody, was a clo
  • Women of color strive for firmer political foothold
    Boston Globe, August 12 2013
    Christa Kelleher, interim director of the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy at UMass Boston, says a reluctance to ask for campaign contributions is one factor that prevents more women from running for elected office. Even so, there are 35 women of color on the ballot in Massachusetts this year—more than ever before.
  • Free legal assistance for problems collecting pension benefits
    The Eagle-Tribune, August 11 2013
    The New England Pension Assistance Project, part of UMass Boston's Gerontology Institute, is listed as a resource for collecting pension survivor’s benefits.
  • State searches for invasive species in SouthCoast
    SouthCoast Today, August 09 2013
    UMass Boston doctoral candidate Kristin Osborne was part of a group of marine biologists and doctoral students who visited New Bedford last week to study potentially invasive non-native species that are congregating around docks and marinas.
  • Tracking down retirement benefits from a previous job
    Chicago Tribune, August 09 2013
    A retiree, who is unsure of how to locate her pension, is advised to contact the Illinois Pension Assistance Project, part of the Gerontology Institute at UMass Boston's John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies.
  • Africa’s next narco state
    Mmegi Online, August 09 2013
    Michael Keating of the Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development at UMass Boston wrote this piece analyzing a recent report on uncomfortably close ties between political and military elites in West Africa and drug traffickers there.
  • The economics of ‘Elysium’
    Washington Examiner, August 09 2013
    A paper co-authored by Associate Professor of Economics Arjun Jayadev is discussed in this article on the political themes in the new science-fiction thriller “Elysium.”
  • UMass issues RFP for Springfield space
    Boston Business Journal, August 06 2013
    The UMass system has issued a request for proposals to lease 25,000 square feet of space in downtown Springfield, where it is eyeing a potential satellite campus.
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