Wanted: Better neighborhoods

New research shows the importance of high-amenity districts for a healthy civil society. BY RYAN STREETER One of the most influential ideas to shape public policy at the end of the twentieth century was the concept of “mediating structures.” While


‘Hockey Stick’ spending hikes make even less sense now

BY MATT WEIDINGER Last October, the House Ways and Means Committee approved, along party lines, legislation to extend and expand the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) program.  HPOG is one of more than 40 federal education and training programs and provides low-income individuals training


Lorraine exits its investment in Bush Industries

Lorraine Capital, LLC (“Lorraine”), a Buffalo NY private equity firm, in partnership with Landon Capital Partners, LLC (“Landon”), a Boston MA family office and Ironwood Capital, LLC (“Ironwood”) an Avon CT based subordinated debt fund, has exited their investment in


State Route 77 may be renamed in honor of Vietnam hero

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) announced today that he has introduced legislation that designates State Route 77 between Pembroke Town Park and the intersection of Indian Falls Road in the town of Pembroke as the “Specialist Four Clarence ‘C. Jay’ Hall Memorial