Boston news

Boston Pride, pinkwashing and how cities heal

June 8th 2019

Boston, my city, is becoming only party of neighborhoods. In the last decade, waves of investment and building have blurred the lines between areas that had been attached to ethnic or racial identities in people’s minds. As a ‘glass half full’ kind of guy, I see such change as mostly to the good. But I […]

Are The Boston Globe and WBUR just making-up primary poll results now?

February 27th 2016

This week two Boston news organizations drew starkly different headlines from the same research. Is this a case of team out reporting the other – or of creating a story rather than reporting it?

GE move chould shift Boston from innovation cradle to capital

January 15th 2016

Boston’s about to become a company town. Though GE’s relocation to Boston brings a modest 800 new jobs (vs. 5,000 that GE business units already employ in Massachusetts) it will fill a HUGE gap in Boston’s business community — and be a new conduit for how Boston people seek to connect to the world.

EMC’s sale should be a gut-check for Boston’s digital innovation economy

October 16th 2015

The purchase of Massachusetts-based EMC by Dell is reigniting questions about the Bay State’s ability to retain the talented people and fast growing firms it cultivates. Know how many Fortune 500 firms remain in the Bay State? Take a look.