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  • Study shows need for independent, not assisted living
    The Andover Townsman, June 27 2015
    UMass Boston's Center for Social and Demographic Research on Aging found that the biggest need for senior citizens and aging baby boomers in Andover is affordable housing close to downtown.
  • Amesbury CFO heading back to Haverhill
    The Daily News Online, June 26 2015
    The Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management will be assisting with the search for a new chief financial officer in Haverhill.
  • 5 steps for getting healthy in middle age
    Boston Globe Magazine, June 25 2015
    Nora Moreno Cargie, president of the Tufts Health Plan Foundation, wrote this article on ideas for baby boomers to stay healthy that came out of the research the foundation commissioned from UMass Boston's Gerontology Institute.
  • Hundreds of projects funded in Baker’s capital plan
    The Herald News Online, June 25 2015
    Governor Charlie Baker's capital investment plan includes $25 million in road and infrastructure improvements around UMass Boston.
  • Holliston: Selectmen OK salary for new town administrator
    MetroWest Daily News, June 25 2015
    The town of Holliston worked with the Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management to hire the first new town administrator in 32 years.
  • Cell-squeezing drug system attracts $5m
    The Boston Globe, June 24 2015
    SQZ Biotech, a life sciences company based in UMass Boston's Venture Development Center, has completed its series A funding round.
  • Daring to start a business when you’re over 50
    Boston Globe Magazine, June 24 2015
    Mark Allio, regional director of the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network at UMass Boston, reminds his would-be entrepreneur clients that it’s important to have not only startup capital but also working capital to feed the business until it grows toward profitability.
  • As Bayside Expo’s razing nears, interest in parcel grows
    The Boston Globe, June 24 2015
    With the demolition of the Bayside Expo Center in the coming weeks, UMass Boston embarks on the latest phase of its long-term plans to lift the school’s fortunes while also transforming a prized property on Columbia Point.
  • Why NC lawmakers caved on voter ID
    News & Observer, June 23 2015
    Assistant Professor of Sociology Keith Bentele, who has done extensive research on voting restrictions, says the recently amended voter ID law in North Carolina fits the pattern of laws designed to suppress minority votes.
  • Why Spider-Man is the perfect role model for children
    Connect Statesboro, June 23 2015
    Professor of Counseling and School Psychology Sharon Lamb says the modern-day superhero is usually "aggressive, sarcastic, and rarely speaks to the virtue of doing good for humanity." But some say Spider-Man breaks the mold.
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