Paul McMorrow

Paul McMorrow is an associate editor at CommonWealth magazine, where he writes about state politics and public policy. Prior to CommonWealth, he covered commercial real estate and development at Banker & Tradesman. He previously wrote about local politics for Boston magazine and Boston’s Weekly Dig. He is also a regular contributor to BeerAdvocate magazine. His work has been recognized by the City and Regional Magazine Association, the New England Press Association and the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies.

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Parklets a lively lure to downtowns

By Paul McMorrow, Globe Columnist

In city and neighborhood centers today, it’s more important to be interesting than it is to be convenient.


Boston’s parking solution is not more parking

By Paul McMorrow, Globe Columnist

The answer is to build apartments that have no space for vehicles at all, because urban parking is a choice.

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Point/Counterpoint: Different visions for Union Square

By Paul McMorrow and Jon Garelick, Globe Columnists

Two writers share distinctly different opinions on redevelopment planned in Somerville’s Union Square.


How tall will a new BRA go?

By Paul McMorrow, Globe Columnist

A new administration at City Hall may mean taller buildings downtown.