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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.