The New England Pension Assistance Project at UMass Boston's Pension Action Center is working with U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney to help retirees in Connecticut who've had their pensions reduced or eliminated.
Dean Ira A. Jackson co-authored this column on the recommendations of the independent commission he chaired. The commission recommended large pay increases for many officials, the elimination of legislative per diem payments, and a prohibition on constitutional officers earning outside income.
According to FAFSA data from the 2012-2013 academic year, UMass Boston student Sean McLean is one of more than 58,000 homeless college students in the United States. Shirley Fan-Chan, director of UMass Boston's U-ACCESS Program, is also quoted in the article.
At least 17 retirees of the former Triangle Wire & Cable Company are fighting for their pensions. The company supposedly miscalculated the benefits and retirees are now being asked to pay back overpaid funds. The New England Pension Assistance Project at UMass Boston's Pension Action Center is working on behalf of there retirees to take the appropriate legal action.
John Steinberg, an archaeologist in UMass Boston’s Andrew Fiske Memorial Center for Archaeological Research, and his students spent the first week of December searching for evidence of stables and other outbuildings on the former Fowler-Clark farmstead at Norfolk and Hosmer streets in Mattapan.
Mayor Marty Walsh has expressed a desire to crack down on restaurants that steal wages from workers, and Labor Resource Center Director Susan Moir points to the success of regulations governing minority participation in city construction projects to show how "political will" can improve fairness.
Associate Professor of Gerontology Elizabeth Dugan comments on the 42 octogenarians licensed to drive school buses in Massachusetts. Dugan, an expert on older drivers and state policy, says there's no cause for alarm. "Chronological age is not strongly associated with driving fitness," she says.
Article on UMass President Robert Caret's impending departure mentions that according to people familiar with local higher education, UMass Boston Chancellor J. Keith Motley is an attractive successor. Caret is leaving to take the position of chancellor of the University System of Maryland.