Summer 2006

Summer 2006

Labor Pains

Labor Pains

Daquane Mitchell, Wilkerson Catule, and Steve Dufrene,working at Fenway Park, got a break not shared bymany other black teenagers. as director of the city of Boston’s job training programs, Conny Doty keeps a close eye on workforce trends and economic forecasts. But some of her best intelligence comes from her own field research, usually involving(...)

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No brakes

No brakes

if you thought the Bay State’s flat population growth meant more room for parking, forget it. According to the state Department of Revenue, the number of registered passenger vehicles in Massachusetts grew 6.6 percent from January 2000 to January 2005, while the number of people living here crept up by 1.1 percent over roughly the(...)

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Beyond Cape Wind

Filling up at the gas station for a weekend on Cape Cod has taken on new significance this summer as prices hover around $3 a gallon. High energy prices have long contributed to the cost of living and doing business in Massachusetts. But now, as the crunch seems to be getting worse, energy could represent(...)

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Michael Porters Redefining Health Care makes a case for competition

Michael Porters Redefining Health Care makes a case for competition

Redefining Health Care: Creating Value-Based Competition on ResultsBy Michael E. Porter and Elizabeth Olmsted Teisberg Boston, Harvard Business School Press, 528 pages in redefining health care, Michael Porter of Harvard Business School and Elizabeth Olmsted Teisberg of the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia have lent their prodigious intellects and broad(...)

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Letters

I don’t know Christopher Lydon personally, though I know of him pretty well, I think, from my own experiences with editors who thought highly of him and his work and his manner during my years as an editor at The Boston Globe, from 1966 to 2000. I’m not typing to quarrel with Lydon’s central thesis(...)

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Anthony Flints This Land takes a whack at suburban sprawl

Anthony Flints This Land takes a whack at suburban sprawl

This Land:The Battle over Sprawl and the Future of AmericaBy Anthony FlintBaltimore, Johns Hopkins University Press, 310 pages with gov. mitt Romney a self-declared lame duck, it is by no means too soon to begin discussing his legacy. Among the chattering classes, that topic is already inviting smirks of derision. As Romney engages in the(...)

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