Steve Poftak

Steve Poftak, Contributor at Boston Magazine

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The MBTA’s Smart New Program

With the Key Bus Route program, the MBTA is intelligently doing more with less.

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Why Does Healthcare Require So Much Paperwork?

High-deductible plans are a good idea, except for the part that involves an avalanche of forms.

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Public Pension Math: The State Police Version

A look into the retiring state police superintendent’s compensation and choices.

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The Mystery of 38 Studios Demise

It’s an economic disaster for Rhode Island and a personal tragedy for the employees and their families.

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The Jobs-Unfriendly Environment in Mass.

It’s time to get rid of the barriers that prevent people from starting new businesses.

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The Sad Tale of Roxbury Community College

This week’s revelations pile on top of a long history of problems at the school.

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The Struggles of 38 Studios

File under: how the government shouldn’t use public money.

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Health Care Reform in Record Time

Why is the Legislature in such a rush this time around?

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In Mass., Manufacturing Still Matters

With these good jobs (and good wages), it’s curious why we spend so much time on casinos.

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UMass Law Gets Provisional Accreditation

Giving a bit of credit where credit is due.

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Here We Go Again: More Abuses at Housing Authorities

This time, it’s Medford’s turn.

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One Way to Ease Ridiculous Toll Hikes

HOT lanes could be part of a better transportation system.

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Is Dwell Time The Hidden Enemy of Rapid Transit?

NYC is fighting it. Boston isn’t.

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So the State Takes Over the MBTA’s Debt ...

Why this scenario is a zero-sum game.

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So the State Takes Over the MBTA’s Debt ...

Why this scenario is a zero-sum game.