Mayor Thomas M. Menino today released results of an Innovation District jobs report showing more than 200 new companies and 4,000 new jobs have moved to the District since it was launched in January 2010. The growth is spread across a variety of business sectors with a diverse range of small, mid-scale, and large companies. Innovation District expansion will continue with more than 2,500 new jobs already announced. Today’s report (attached) was developed in coordination with the Boston Redevelopment Authority and details Innovation District job growth and companies arriving since 2010.
The owner of a proposed Asian grocery store in North Quincy has reached an agreement with local labor leaders to use union labor to construct the store. The agreement would employ 150 union construction workers for approximately seven months.
As the Massachusetts senate election approaches on Nov. 6, it promises to be a close race between incumbent Sen. Scott Brown (R) and his Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren.
Brown promises to be an “independent thinker,” while Warren champions the middle class and families. The two agreed on no third-party ads, but the tone of the race has gotten personal. Brown has disparaged Warren’s claims to Cherokee heritage and record in asbestos litigation. Warren has taken Brown to task for his voting record, which including voting against three jobs bills because they included tax increases.
The three presidential debates closed with advice from Bob Schieffer’s (CBS News) mother: “Go vote, it’ll make you feel big and strong.” President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney presented their policies on domestic issues and foreign policy.
Several key statements below show their differences as well as similarities.
At the recent Chinatown Coalition (TCC) meeting on April 12, Pablo Calderon of the MBTA gave a presentation on applying for jobs at the transportation agency, highlighting a need at the agency for more Asian workers.