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How to pay for the MBTA? Get more cars off the road.

The MBTA is in a financial crunch. The recently convened MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board painted a “bleak picture” of the MBTA and its finances in September: it has a projected deficit of $242 million deficit in fiscal 2017. 1,180 more words


United States to Accept Syrian Refugees

The Obama administration will increase the number of worldwide refugees that the United States accepts each year to 100,000. Reporter Brittany Murphy sat down with political science professor Joseph Coelho to talk about what this might mean for the country.

Uber vs. Taxi's: Both Sides Weigh In

In a packed auditorium at the State House on Tuesday, supporters watched as lawmakers debated over regulation for the ride sharing service Uber. Reporter Brittany Murphy spoke with a local taxi company owner and Uber’s Boston General Manager to hear both sides of this debate.

People of color severely underrepresented at UMass Amherst

Underrepresented minority enrollment at UMass Amherst has only increased four percent over the last 40 years. 1,403 more words


Bigger than marriage equality? Identity just became a core Fourteenth Amendment protection

Friday’s Supreme Court decision did more than legalize same-sex marriage. It declared personal identity and belief to be fundamental constitutional rights.  681 more words


We must stop underfunding public universities, starting with UMass

For Massachusetts to be great, the Commonwealth has to stop underfunding its public higher education system. 725 more words