CommonWealth Staff

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Mega misses — or wins?

With no Olympics or Amazon, we’ll just have to do our jobs

Like a high school kid working to move past an unrequited crush, Boston told Amazon it just wasn’t that into the e-commerce giant anyway. Mayor Marty Walsh said he was proud to have made it to the “short list” in the HQ2 sweepstakes, but added, “our future will not be defined by a single company.”(...)

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Another data-point on the rise of ride-hailing apps

Most transportation analysts are convinced Uber and Lyft are transforming the way people get around in the United States, but there’s been relatively little hard data. New York City for years has required the ride-hailing apps to disclose how many drivers are working for them and how many trips they provide. Massachusetts earlier this year(...)

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CommonWealth’s election cram sheet

CommonWealth’s election cram sheet

Find out what you need to know to make good choices

IF YOU’RE TRYING to cram for Tuesday’s election, check out CommonWealth’s election coverage — both news stories and opinion pieces — to get a handle on the issues. GOVERNOR’S RACE Charlie Baker and the incredible vanishing gender gap Gonzalez’s ‘secret’ MBTA document Opinion: For our environmental future, Gonzalez is clear choice by Mark Sandeen and Bob(...)

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The Codcast: Making getting to Logan easier

Massport is developing a number of initiatives to improve the experience of getting to and from Logan International Airport while simultaneously reducing congestion. The authority’s focus on congestion is understandable. At most airports, as many as a third of the passengers fly in, transfer to another plane, and fly out. At Logan, the 40 million(...)

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The Codcast: Nassour, Mermell talk housing, campaigns

Republican Jennifer Nassour and Democrat Jesse Mermell call their version of the Codcast “disagreeing agreeably,” but there is no disagreement on this pre-election edition. They talk about the shortage of housing in Massachusetts with Rachel Heller of the Citizens Housing and Planning Association and Paul McMorrow of Mass Housing, and they discuss campaign camaraderie with(...)

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Gonzalez’s ‘secret’ MBTA document

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Gonzalez released what he called “a secret state document” just prior to Thursday night’s debate with Gov. Charlie Baker that he said raises questions about the MBTA’s ability to bring its equipment into a state of good repair in 15 years and its long-term spending plans. The document – a June 2017 report(...)

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