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Jerome Lyle Rappaport

Jerome Lyle Rappaport
Founder and Board Member
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Edward Glaeser

Edward Glaeser
Professor of Economics at Harvard University
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Stephen P. Johnson

Stephen P. Johnson
Executive Director of Phyllis and Jerome Lyle Rappaport Foundation
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Greg Massing
Executive Director for the Rappaport Center for Law and Public Service
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Alasdair Roberts

Alasdair Roberts
Professor of Law and Public Policy at Suffolk University Law School
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Joseph Curtatone

Joseph Curtatone
Mayor, City of Somerville
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Tim H. Davis
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Vivien Li
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Monika Bandyopadhyay
Suffolk University Law Student

David Barron
Harvard Law School and former Deputy Counsel for the Office of Legal Counsel in the US Department of Justice

Linda Bilmes
Senior lecturer in public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. Assistant Secretary of Commerce during the Clinton Administration.

Brandy H.M. Brooks
Director, Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence, Bruner Foundation

Felicia Cote
Rappaport Fellow, Harvard Law School/Harvard Kennedy School.

Amanda Eden
Suffolk University Law School student

Sara Farnum
Student, Suffolk Univ. Law School

Kristin Faucette
Student at Suffolk University Law School

Benjamin Forman
Research Director, MassINC

Arthur Hardy-Doubleday
JD/MBA student at Suffolk University Law School and the Sawyer School of Business

Theodore Kalivas
Boston Green Blog, Dukakis Center for Urban & Regional Policy

David Linhart
Student, Boston University School of Law

Antoniya Owens
Research Analyst, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

Susan Prosnitz
Senior Advisor, TSA, Washington, DC

Ben Thomas
Boston Green Blog, Dukakis Center for Urban & Regional Policy

Matthew Todaro
Student at Boston College Law School

Alexander von Hoffman
Senior Researcher, Joint Center for Housing Studies

Brett Walker
Student, Boston College Law School

Margarita Warren
Student at Suffolk University Law School

Articles by Joseph Curtatone

Somerville Mayor "Challenges" Remarks by Cambridge City Councilor

Thursday, April 14th, 2011
By Joseph Curtatone

Originally printed in the Somerville Journal 4.14.2011

Somerville Mayor presents 'Interesting City Challenge' to Cambridge

Somerville — I just read yesterday that Cambridge City Councilor Ken Reeves doesn’t think Somerville has many interesting places. I suppose the honorable Mr. Reeves never has bothered to sully himself with travels north of the Cambridge border or he’d know better than to say such things, but this is an insult we will not tolerate in Somerville. I want to declare here and now that Somerville is a far more interesting city than Cambridge with far more interesting places to visit. And I’m willing to back that up with an Interesting City Challenge to Cambridge. It’s really not fair of me to issue this challenge. Cambridge stands no chance. For instance, I remember in my youth when Harvard Square used to be fun and funky. You know, back before it got turned into a mall. Seriously, when did Cambridge become Natick? And when does Harvard Square officially change its name to The Cambridge Collection?

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Technology in City Government: The Case of Somerville

Monday, January 31st, 2011
By Joseph Curtatone

Powerpoint presentation given by Joseph Curtatone, Mayor, City of Somerville at Somerville and the MBTA Put "Tech" in Technocrats: Using Technology to Empower Citizens and Improve Local Governance on January 31, 2011.

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 MA Attorney General Martha Coakley Hearing on Sexual Exploitation Online
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