Emily’s List: Michael Goldman

As host of Greater Boston, I’ve got about 18 years in the rearview mirror and just four more weeks ahead of me. And before I leave this perch, we’re inviting people back on the show who helped make it what it is today.  We’re calling it the Greater Boston version of my weekly radio segment, “Emily’s List.” Democratic consultant Michael Goldman has been kicking around Boston even longer than me. We first met in 1979 or 1980 when he was working on someone's political campaign – don't remember whose. When his daughters were born, we had an instant connection: they are identical twins, Continue reading >>>

Boston’s Response to the Marathon Bombing Wowed the Olympic Committee …

History, culture, walkability! These are the features of Boston that local Olympics supporters are using to sell the city’s bid for the 2024 Games. One facet they aren’t speaking about very much is the city’s security infrastructure, but that may play a role all the same. According to a recent report, the International Olympic Committee has taken a shine to Boston’s security capabilities. The Nation’s Dave Zirin, who covers the politics of sports, writes: I spoke with someone connected to the International Olympic Committee who told me that Boston has rocketed to the top of their Continue reading >>>

Mayor Curtatone is Turning to the Somerville of the Netherlands for City …

Eindhoven/ Image via Creative Commons/ Lennart Tange (CC BY 2.0) Though now a bustling city quickly becoming the go-to destination for Greater Boston residents, tech-minded innovators and foodies alike, Somerville was not always privy the surge of housing, economics, and arts and culture it's currently enjoying. The millennial generation knows Boston and its neighboring cities as a regional hub of booming socioeconomics, but for several decades prior, a gritty, more industrial cloud was fixated above the metro area. Along with surrounding urban centers, Somerville experienced a steep Continue reading >>>

Report: Krafts quietly planning soccer stadium in Boston

BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) -- The Krafts are looking to make a move out of Foxboro, at least for one of their teams.     According to the Boston Globe, the owners of the Patriots and the Revolution are quietly planning the construction of a soccer stadium downtown. So quietly, a spokesperson for the team wouldn't confirm the details--except to say plans are in development that would allow the Greater Boston Area to benefit from the Revolution.The paper cites multiple sources who say team leadership has been in meetings to discuss the development off I-93, in the area around Frontage Road. It's Continue reading >>>

A few lessons from Boston

As Philadelphians, we've always had a complicated relationship with Boston. We share a number of important similarities - history, a Northeastern location, and strong "eds and meds," among others. These similarities have bred a healthy competitiveness and, at times, a sense of rivalry - whether it's over our sports teams or who gets to claim Ben Franklin. But last month, 110 leaders from our region Continue reading >>>

Three doctors join hospice staff

   Care Dimensions, formerly Hospice of the North Shore Greater Boston, recently added three new physicians to its hospice and palliative care program. This brings the number of full-time hospice and palliative care physicians on-staff to eight with each physician focused on managing the care of hospice patients and providing palliative care consultations for pain management and quality of life issues for patients with advanced illness.“We are excited to welcome these experienced and innovative physicians to our team,” said Stephanie Patel, MD, FAAHPM, and Chief Medical Officer for Care Continue reading >>>

Referendums held on issues from affordable housing to solar energy

Newton voters think that they should have veto power over the sale of city-owned land, and that local communities should have more say on affordable housing projects, according to the results of two nonbinding Election Day ballot questions. In other communities across Greater Boston, voters registered their nonbinding support for legalizing marijuana, putting more controls on nonhospital abortion providers, and requiring municipal utilities to adopt fair policies for homeowners who install solar panels. Continue reading below While the governor’s race and other Continue reading >>>