Political Science Department Chairman Paul Watanabe says campaign slogans are unlikely to be a decisive factor in the Boston mayoral race, and notes that none of the 11 candidates have yet produced an indelible tagline that stands out from the competition.
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.
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
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.
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