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Comment on: Elizabeth Warren memoir `A Fighting Chanceâ recounts her Washington battles over financial regulation - Politics - The Boston Globe
Posted 04/17/2014 06:58:04 EDT
Is a book promotion worthy of front page, above the fold placement on the print edition?
Comment on: Noncompete agreements: Follow Calif. lead and scrap them - Editorials - The Boston Globe
Posted 04/15/2014 07:09:28 EDT
"lack of non-competes" that is...
Posted 04/15/2014 07:08:29 EDT
Curiously EMC doesnât have an issue with non-competes when it comes to their own California based operations. They currently have 210 job openings for CA based jobs. And they also are majority sha more »
Comment on: Boston Mayor Martin Walsh calls for Fenway Center tax break - Business - The Boston Globe
Posted 04/14/2014 06:23:47 EDT
Why does a $550M project need $4.7M in tax credits to make it viable? Iâm no commercial real estate financier but it strikes me as odd that such a miniscule percentage is needed to make this projec more »
Comment on: Waterfront revival sought by City Hall - Business - The Boston Globe
Posted 04/12/2014 10:42:55 EDT
While these seem to be interesting ideas, I would like to get a better understanding of how this gets funded. There is little no risk for private investment to foot the bill for these ideas. Taxpayers more »
Comment on: In literature, itâs Boston v. Boston â always - Opinion - The Boston Globe
Posted 04/11/2014 05:48:37 EDT
Iâm glad to see that a failed social experiment hatched by detached academics, continues to provide a petri dish of content for another detached academic.
Comment on: Rev. Bruce Wall steps down from advocacy group accused of âshakedownâ by rail company - Metro - The Boston Globe
Posted 04/11/2014 10:28:57 EDT
For purposes of fairness, it should be noted that this happens throughout the city on all sorts of projects. The difference here is that Rivers and Wall went about it in an amateurish manner. How man more »
Comment on: Rivers, Wall err badly in seeking funds from rail firm - Editorials - The Boston Globe
Posted 04/11/2014 10:28:32 EDT
Posted 04/11/2014 07:12:10 EDT
How many other community groups exist that do nothing but funnel taxpayer and corporate money to self-anointed community leaders? There is a huge self-serving industry in Boston based upon this temp more »
Posted 04/11/2014 07:00:05 EDT
Comment on: State convention chief promotes $1.1 billion expansion in Boston - Business - The Boston Globe
Posted 04/11/2014 06:51:09 EDT
A sure sign that Rooney has been on the job too long is when he starts speaking about Convention Center Authority funds as his.
Comment on: Gov. Patrick pushes to ban noncompete agreements in employment contracts - Business - The Boston Globe
Posted 04/10/2014 06:30:41 EDT
To members of the legislature; please support this measure. Any argument against this move is easily countered by what has happened in California. Companies who oppose this will often cite their r more »
Comment on: BJâs may be headed to Roxbury - Business - The Boston Globe
Posted 04/09/2014 11:17:22 EDT
Be careful for what you wish for. Development continues to move south along Washington St. being drawn by the investment in Dudley Square. Northeastern can only look east for additional physical grow more »
Comment on: In what they call an act of frustration, Boston activists send a six-figure âbillâ to commuter-rail giant Keolis - Metro - The Boston Globe
Posted 04/09/2014 07:16:59 EDT
What we have here is a peek into the poverty industrial complex. Claim community leadership, start a non-profit, seek funds from corporations under threat of being labeled an organization enabling ra more »
Comment on: - Business - The Boston Globe
Posted 04/08/2014 07:03:51 EDT
âExplicitly fosterâ is another way of saying use tax policy to eliminate the economic advantage of hydro.
Comment on: Risk of traffic tangles hangs over casino bids - Metro - The Boston Globe
Posted 04/06/2014 08:52:36 EDT
I know this has nothing to do with the key point of the article, but why does The Globe refuse to identify McGowan as a Jesuit priest? To me , itâs curious that a member of the SJ order would not be more »
Comment on: Challenging the boundaries, and definition, of âhost communityâ - Opinion - The Boston Globe
Posted 04/06/2014 08:23:58 EDT
The mayor has a legal and ethical obligation to advocate for the best interests of the city; Walsh is doing what any other mayor would do. While Charlestown and East Boston would the saddled with th more »
Comment on: Dudley Square needs Starbucks - Business - The Boston Globe
Posted 04/04/2014 06:56:03 EDT
Whether Starbucks gets into Dudley or not, their interest alone is solid indicator of other changes on the way to that area. Roxbury has some very interesting housing stock and high public transport more »
Comment on: NIH have-nots targeting funds that flow to Boston and other research hubs in political rivalry - Nation - The Boston Globe
Posted 04/02/2014 10:36:28 EDT
Nothing about this issue on their offical government web site for Markey, Warren or Lynch. Research funding is hyper-local. They should be much more agressive about this.
Comment on: Nonprofit boards should learn from Berlowitz scandal - Editorials - The Boston Globe
Posted 04/02/2014 09:20:11 EDT
The entire non-profit sector, everything from BCBS to the local community organization, warrants more scrutiny. Whether it is ridiculous compensation packages as is the case here (and with the Greenw more »
Posted 04/02/2014 07:03:22 EDT
This strikes at the core of what the Massachusetts economy is all about. In addition to its primary purpose, research money multiplies its impact to benefit other sectors such as construction and ser more »
Comment on: âTaxachussettsâ is a misnomer, at least for now - Opinion - The Boston Globe
Posted 03/30/2014 08:37:55 EDT
My first reaction to any talk of tax increase at a local or state level is always no. And the primary reason for that reaction has to do with the lack of confidence I have in the ability of the state more »
Comment on: In line in Bostonâs North End: Is it worth the wait to eat at restaurants such as Giacomoâs, the Daily Catch, and Pomodoro? - Food & dining - The Boston Globe
Posted 03/26/2014 06:37:12 EDT
I would take issue with the headline writer using the word "Dining". These are great places to eat; but the experiences are far from dining.
Comment on: Korean rail firm Hyundai Rotem planning another MBTA bid - Metro - The Boston Globe
Posted 03/24/2014 10:30:52 EDT
Letâs not forget the MBTA made the decision to award a contract to a vendor that did not have a deep track record in building rail cars.
Comment on: In Senate spending battle in N.H., nonprofit groups put Republicans way ahead - Politics - The Boston Globe
Posted 03/24/2014 10:08:50 EDT
Whatâs the old saying about not being able to put the horse back in the barn? To now wave the pledge flag is disingenuous. The recent Boston mayoral election undermined the intentions of a People more »