Article on how in older cities like Boston, elders find themselves “house-rich but cash-poor," mentions a report by the Gerontology Institute and the Boston Elderly Commission that shows that from 2000 to 2010, the elder population in Boston became more diverse.
In his monthly economic snapshot, Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs Christian Weller says job growth has been modest and inequality and poverty have remained high, while employers have cut back on crucial retirement and health benefits.
At its gala Thursday night, UMass Boston launched Just Imagine: The Campaign for the University of Massachusetts Boston. With a goal of $100 million, Just Imagine is the largest campaign in the school’s 50-year history.
Darren Kew, director of the Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development at UMass Boston, says even though power has changed hands in Nigeria, "all the government-sponsored corruption in the past is still very present."