New Bedford looks to ‘Wind City’
City officials and business leaders visited facilities in Bremerhaven, a place that has reduced its unemployment rate of 25 percent to 12 after it welcomed the offshore wind industry.
By Derrick Z. Jackson
Is the auto franchise system a lemon?
Unlike other products, consumers cannot buy cars directly from the manufacturers or online because every state requires auto sales be handled by independently owned auto dealers.
The most useless job in the state
The lieutenant governor in Massachusetts is paid a salary of $125,000 and provided with a staff and a State House office as well as the perks of a lofty political title — all for doing nothing.
Mayoral race — a battle of two Bostons
The first wave of analysis about the mayor’s race relies on the theory of a showdown between whites and non-whites, but does anyone really want the campaign to be cast in such retro terms?
First-grader, or cloud-based data stream?
Mass. is considering taking part in a controversial new project designed to make it easier for schools to use educational software, possibly creating a modern twist on the “permanent record.”
Ken Feinberg, One Fund Boston administrator
The nation’s go-to grief assessor has described his job as “trying to fill the hole in a family’s life with money,” and he knows any system he sets up will fail to replace what was lost.
The report on immigration reform is a sad milestone in the organization’s decline, a disturbing trend for the country that would benefit from the serious work the foundation once produced.
It’s not clear HUD officials understood just how much it could be worth to a local authority to perform well on the mandated inspections. What is clear is that greater security is needed.