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July 12, 2020, 7am PDT
In “Redlined: A Novel of Boston” by Richard W. Wise, an organizer's murder in 1970s Jamaica Plain exposes
Shelterforce Magazine
July 7, 2020, 11am PDT
The U.S. has over 2.9 million COVID-19 cases; half of them were diagnosed in the past week and a half. On July 6, cases are increasing in 32 states, holding steady in 14, and decreasing in four.
CNN
July 7, 2020, 6am PDT
A new study documents staggering racial bais in the Boston rental market and compares the racial disparities among prospective tenants seeking housing in 2018 and 2019.
The Boston Globe
June 11, 2020, 6am PDT
New survey data from Massachusetts finds massive housing market stress as more and more renters falling behind on payments.
The Boston Globe
May 31, 2020, 7am PDT
A new study conducted in Chelsea, Massachusetts is the first to quantify the effects of natural gas leaks on the health of urban trees.
Inside Climate News
May 19, 2020, 5am PDT
Some cities are leasing entire hotels to provide rooms for people who have tested positive for COVID-19 or been exposed to infected people, to allow for safe and supportive isolation away from family or household members who risk being infected.
Medium – Bloomberg Cities
April 27, 2020, 7am PDT
While advocates argue for raising the gas tax while gas prices are low, Massachusetts legislators are backing away from an idea they supported in March.
The Boston Globe
April 16, 2020, 5am PDT
Part I was shutting down the economy on a multi-state basis in the absence of federal leadership. Part II will be opening them up in spite of federal assertiveness.
Politico
March 16, 2020, 10am PDT
Public transit agencies are responding to declining ridership during the Coronavirus outbreak by reducing service. But the right balance between safe, reliable, and sustainable will be hard to calibrate in these difficult times.
The Boston Globe
March 16, 2020, 9am PDT
Restaurants and bars shut down on Sunday due to the coronavirus. On Monday, a 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew becomes effective. According to a Harvard University public health expert, "Hoboken probably is the model we all need to move towards now."
Insider
March 11, 2020, 10am PDT
The Democratic House just passed a gas tax increase that the Republican governor opposes because he wants his state to join the Transportation and Climate Initiative, a carbon pricing program applicable to fuel. Both measures will fund transit.
CommonWealth
March 5, 2020, 7am PST
Cities in the Boston area are looking to center-running bus lanes as a next step in developing the region’s public transit infrastructure.
The Boston Globe
February 27, 2020, 8am PST
Neighborhood veto power can conflict with citywide goals to provide a 24-7 urban experience, as a case study from Boston shows.
The Boston Globe
February 25, 2020, 11am PST
The planning approvals process took a black eye in Boston last year, when a bribery scandal sent a Boston Planning and Development Agency staffer to jail.
The Boston Globe
January 6, 2020, 5am PST
Gov. Charlie Baker (R) supports a multi-state proposal to mitigate tailpipe emissions that would increase gas prices and pay for transit projects in an $18 billion transportation bond. A bill has been introduced to ensure that doesn't happen.
The Boston Herald
December 30, 2019, 11am PST
Will a dozen East Coast states and D.C. agree to a regional plan that would likely hike gas prices through a "cap-and-invest" program to mitigate tailpipe emissions similar to what California has done for the last five years?
The New York Times
December 26, 2019, 1pm PST
Light rail, bus rapid transit, subway cell service, and more.
WAMU
December 22, 2019, 9am PST
The Metropolitan Area Planning Council guided the town of North Reading, located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, through a new master planning process.
Metropolitan Area Planning Council
December 19, 2019, 5am PST
Raising density around transit stations to a level already existing in some parts of the city would enable hundreds of thousands of new housing units in and around Boston, according to a thought experiment by the Massachusetts Housing Partnership.
The Boston Globe
December 13, 2019, 10am PST
Car culture isn't free, even for people who don't own cars.
The Boston Globe