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Why We Need To Be Like NYC

Blue Mass Group, 9/15/16 I’m a Massachusetts native. I’ve lived here my whole life. So it pains me to say that New York is getting something right, and we’re fumbling the ball. Last week The New York Times featured a piece about the ambitious plan that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled earlier […]

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Drought is Bad for Business

Jamaica Plain Gazette, Opinion, 9/9/16 All of the patches of brown grass around Jamaica Plain have got me worried. Worried about our businesses. Yes, our businesses. This summer we have seen record rainfall lows and temperature highs. Thanks to climate change, our entire region is in a serious drought. As detrimental as that has been to […]

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Groups Add to Push for Late-Night MBTA

Boston Neighborhood Network, 9/2/16 Kirstie Pecci of MASSPIRG and Sebastian Zapata of The Alliance for Business Leadership talk about the growing number of organizations asking for restoration of some form of late-night weekend service on the MBTA.

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Alliance Board Member Talks Equal Pay Law

The Bloomberg Baystate Business Hour, 9/2/16 Bloomberg Boston Bureau Chief Tom Moroney and Radio News Anchor Anne Mostue are joined by top names from local business and finance to medicine and politics, along with Bloomberg reporters covering the latest stories in and around Boston. This week, Anne Mostue talks with Bloomberg Reporter Charlie Stein on […]

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At Work, What’s The Right Way To Say No?

HuffingtonPost, Contributor, 9/1/16 Saying no is one of the hardest things I had to learn how to do. While being busy makes us feel crazy, it also makes us feel important. Very important. So we talk about how many emails we receive each day – the more we get the more important we are. Then […]

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Foreclosure Crisis Worsens in Massachusetts, Spurring Cries of State Inaction

MassLive, 8/24/16 The effects of the Great Recession may be receding, but many Massachusetts homeowners remain underwater. The number of foreclosures is rising, and that trend is expected to continue. The reason, experts say, is a backlog of old foreclosures that were stalled due to a state law that are only now proceeding. But advocates for homeowners […]

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Climate Change Threatens the Economy, Too

Boston Globe, Letters, 8/22/16 IT WAS impossible to read about record-breaking heat (“Scientists call last month warmest on record, sound a warning,” A1, Aug. 17) and the deadly Louisiana floods (“As floodwaters recede, disbelief mixes with determination,” Nation, Aug. 18) without asking if we’re doing enough here in Massachusetts to address a pressing business issue: […]

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Terrorism Only Works on Nations That Aren’t Ready for It

The Atlantic, 8/12/16 This is the fundamental question of the nearly 15 years since the terrorist attacks on 9/11: Is America any safer? It’s the most honest way to ask about U.S. homeland security, and what Steven Brill raises in his recent cover story for The Atlantic. It isn’t “are we safe”—a standard that is […]

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Building economic justice in America’s cities

Boston Globe, 8/9/16 Rampant unemployment. Diabetes virtually out of control. Fresh fruits and vegetables hard to find or afford. With one-third of our nation’s minority poverty concentrated in our inner cities, and signs of economic insecurity and income inequality everywhere, it’s easy to understand the sense of hopelessness and abandonment that tens of millions feel […]

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Paid family leave is good for business and communities

CommonWealth, 8/4/16 AT SOME POINT in everyone’s life, a serious personal or family medical emergency happens. Individuals receive an unexpected diagnosis. An elderly parent’s health rapidly declines. A family member faces a terminal illness. That’s why I’m compelled to support the paid family and medical leave bill passed by the state Senate at the end of the […]

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