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  • A mayor of color
    Boston Globe, August 18 2013
    Opinion page contributor Kenneth J. Cooper talked to Political Science Department Chairman Paul Watanabe, who says white voters in Boston appear ready to elect a black mayor, based on their previous support for black politicians Barack Obama, Deval Patrick, and Ayanna Pressley.
  • Keep focus on total debt as student loan rates drop
    August 18 2013
    Outlet: Sun Sentinel

    Thanks to a new law passed this month, the cost of borrowing has gotten cheaper for millions of students heading to college this fall. But some worry the savings won't last long. Yvonne Decelis-Nicholls, 44, who is studying part time for a master
  • Public forum to address police policies
    August 17 2013
    Outlet: Cape Cod Times - Online

    PROVINCETOWN — A public forum on the role and provision of police services will be conducted as part of the Board of Selectmen's strategy to answer questions that have arisen in recent months. The forum, scheduled for 6 p.m. Sept. 19 in Town Hall, is
  • A Forgotten Quartet, Reissued And Reevaluated
    WUNC-FM, August 15 2013
    Professor of English Lloyd Schwartz, who won the Pulitzer Prize for music criticism, offers this appraisal of the 1940s-era Stuyvesant Quartet, whose profile may rise thanks to a reissue of some of their finest work.
  • Residents show support to teen center at recreation forum
    Jamestown Press, August 15 2013
    Article on how staff from the Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management moderated a program on a recreation center in Jamestown.
  • Filene’s project may get tax break
    Boston Globe, August 14 2013
    Professor of Economics David Terkla, also the associate dean in the College of Liberal Arts, says he is surprised Mayor Thomas Menino and the Boston Redevelopment Authority are considering a tax break for the developer of the Filene’s Basement site in Downtown Crossing.
  • 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.
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