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Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick speaks about economic development issues in an editorial board meeting with The Republican/MassLive.com following his state grant announcements that will benefit...more
A volunteer conservation trip merges camping and hiking in national or state parks with projects to revamp parks and make them safer and more accessible.
As more volunteer vacations are being...more
In the July issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health, a research team from the UCLA Department of Psychiatry conducted a study on the Youth Empower Seminar, or YES!, a youth-based seminar that...more
National Institutes of Health researchers have established the accuracy of a mathematical model that predicts how weight and body fat respond to changes in diet and physical activity in...more
Youth homeless supporters in Connecticut claimed that there is a need for better housing to safely house young people in crisis.
According to a report, Invisible No More, released by the homeless...more
Okanagan College Business Professor Dr. Kyleen Myrah has been working with a nonprofit organization in Croatia to help improve the economic conditions of women in southern and eastern Europe and...more
MIT researchers have successfully experimented on a simple, tree branch-based water filter that may just provide an inexpensive solution for clean drinking water in the developing world.
Massachusetts will stand to lose funding for its local organizations and programs should the federal budget cut hit the state. Unless Congress takes action before Friday, an estimated $85 billion in...more
The CoolTan charity, which began as a DIY creative community space in 1990 spearheaded by Michelle Baharier and her artist friends in South London, is helping thousands of people each year to address...more
Casinos are no economic development but, according to American business magnate Warren Buffett, a mere "tax on the poor and ignorant".
Economic development means combined actions of communities...more