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to the MetroWest Daily News featuring commentary on municipal
finances, infrastructure development, local and state tax policy
and long-term planning issues. Click on the link to read a sampling
of these published Op-Ed columns.
Constituted and developed a town-wide condominium association
and parallel electoral coalition designed to impact housing
policy in a suburban Massachusetts municipality. The culmination
of a three-year effort led to the first substantial revision of
applicable housing law in recent US history followed by a successful
statewide initiative modeled in part on our client's original
Managed communications and polling for "Question 4Fair
Ballot Access" in the 1991 Massachusetts general elections.
In the first substantial challenge to state ballot law since the
1930s, we created a low-cost, high-impact campaign for a ballot
initiative that introduced advocates of Question 4 to editorial
directors at newspapers, radio and television stations across
Massachusetts, winning the endorsement of every daily newspaper
in the state save one. The question carried successfully by a
plurality of 100 thousand votes of over two million cast.
Brought the US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development,
the mayor of Boston and the president of Harvard University together
to celebrate the founding of a major affordable housing community
in the Boston area. With over 300 community residents and supporters
of private, not-for-profit affordable housing in the audience,
the event drew substantial print and broadcast media interest,
including coverage and editorial endorsement in The Boston
Conceived of and created a national public advocacy group
on behalf of dietary supplements, including the development
and management of the only portal website in the world devoted
to supplement quality. Averaging over 20,000 unique visitors monthly,
the site includes substantial editorial content available on a
"credit to use" basis that carries the value of supplement quality
to consumers, industry participants and news outlets worldwide.
Initiated a three year, multi-part program to focus public
attention to the Charles River Parklands utilizing a wide
array of communications to gain interest and support. In the course
of the program, which is ongoing, we created and placed scores
of feature articles and op ed pieces. On behalf of the initiative
we also produced a newsletter, website, numerous appeal packages,
emblematic and poster materials and special events culminating
in a major urban planning symposium in collaboration with the
Currently we are particularly interested in supporting policy, legislative and marketing initiatives in economic development, transportation, housing, health, energy, the environment and education.
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