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  • Teaching Case - Competitive Bypass of Pacific Gas & Electric
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    Abstract:In 1986, Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), a private utility company serving most of northern and central California, was facing the loss of many of its biggest and best customers. The threat came not from...
  • Teaching Case - California Water Pricing
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    Abstract:In many parts of California, water districts set prices so that agricultural users pay far less than residential users and far less than the true cost of water. While the adoption of a marginal cost pricing system...
  • Teaching Case - Saving the Tuolumne (Sequel)
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    Abstract:In April 1983, the City and County of San Francisco and two irrigation districts in Merced and Stanislaus counties commissioned a feasibility study of their long-standing proposal to dam the Tuolumne River for power...
  • Teaching Case - Saving the Tuolumne
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    Abstract:In April 1983, the City and County of San Francisco and two irrigation districts in Merced and Stanislaus counties commissioned a feasibility study of their long-standing proposal to dam the Tuolumne River for power...
  • Teaching Case - Controlling Acid Rain, 1986
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    Abstract:This case is designed to support a discussion of how to apply an economic evaluation of the appropriate level of control of an externality to a real problem with incomplete information of uncertain quality and high...
  • Classic Case - Goals For Dallas (C): The Program
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    Abstract:This series of cases focuses on three related phenomena: "Goals for Dallas," a program that engaged a cross-section of Dallas leadership in assessing the state of the city and establishing goals for the community;...
  • Classic Case - Managing the Boston Housing Authority: The Receivership Begins
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    Abstract:In 1980, Lewis Spence was named receiver of the Boston Housing Authority (BHA), the fourth largest public housing authority in the US. After over five years of litigation in a class action suit brought by tenants,...
  • Teaching Case - Overcoming Police Corruption in Hong Kong (A)
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    Abstract:This two-part case outlines the efforts of the Hong Kong government in the past fifteen years to reduce the widespread corruption within its ranks, particularly in the police force. Part A begins with background...
  • Classic Case - Note on the EPA Under Administrator Anne Gorsuch
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    Abstract:In February 1981, newly inaugurated President Ronald Reagan nominated Anne Gorsuch to become administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Her charter was to bring the Reagan Revolution to environmental...
  • Classic Case - Regulating Airport Noise
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    Abstract:Government agencies have responded to complaints about airport noise in rather traditional ways, primarily by mandating noise standards for jet aircraft. This case describes the problem of airport noise as of 1980,...
  • Classic Case - Bailing Out Boston: The Tregor Legislation (Sequel)
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    Abstract:In November 1980, voters in Massachusetts overwhelmingly approved a tax limitation referendum called Proposition 2 l/2, which restricted the property tax levy for each Massachusetts city and town to 2 l/2 percent of...
  • Classic Case - Bailing Out Boston: The Tregor Legislation
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    Abstract:In November 1980, voters in Massachusetts overwhelmingly approved a tax limitation referendum called Proposition 2 1/2, which restricted the property tax levy for each Massachusetts city and town to 2 1/2 percent of...
  • Classic Case - Registry of Motor Vehicles:  Watertown Branch
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    Abstract:As the agency responsible for licensing and certifying motor vehicles and their operators, the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles serves over five million people a year -- 3.5 million on a person-to-person...
  • Classic Case - Meeting NYC's Asphalt Needs (B)
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    Abstract:In Part A of this case, Henry Fulton, the head of New York City's Bureau of Highway Operations proposes that, as a cost saving measure, the city build and operate its own asphalt plant to produce some of the paving...
  • Teaching Case - Managing NATO's Nuclear Business: The December 1979 Decision (B)
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    Abstract:This case chronicles the series of events that led the United States and its NATO allies to decide, in December 1979, to deploy new nuclear missiles in Western Europe that were capable of striking the Soviet Union...
  • Classic Case - Wage and Price Controls (A): The Debate in 1980
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    Abstract:When inflation reached 18 percent in 1980, a groundswell of public opinion clamored for mandatory wage and price controls. President Carter steadfastly refused, citing consensus among government leaders and...
  • Classic Case - Savitz and the DOE (Abridged)
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    Abstract:When Joseph Tribble, a political appointee, assumed his position as an Assistant Secretary at the Department of Energy, he soon found himself in conflict with his Deputy Assistant Secretary, Maxine Savitz. A highly...
  • Classic Case - Savitz and the DOE (Sequel)
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    Abstract:When Joseph Tribble, a political appointee, assumed his position as an Assistant Secretary at the Department of Energy, he soon found himself in conflict with his Deputy Assistant Secretary, Maxine Savitz. A highly...
  • Classic Case - Savitz and the DOE
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    Abstract:When Joseph Tribble, a political appointee, assumed his position as an Assistant Secretary at the Department of Energy, he soon found himself in conflict with his Deputy Assistant Secretary, Maxine Savitz. A highly...
  • Classic Case - Rescission of the Passive Restraints Standard: Costs and Benefits
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    Abstract:On October 23, 1981, the head of the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration announced that it was rescinding regulations that would have required the installation of passive restraint systems in all...
  • Classic Case - Les Aspin and the MX (Sequel)
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    Abstract:This case describes the situation facing President Reagan in the fall of 1982 and early 1983 as he sought congressional support for the MX missile. Two proposals for MX basing had already failed to secure...
  • Classic Case - Les Aspin and the MX
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    Abstract:This case describes the situation facing President Reagan in the fall of 1982 and early 1983 as he sought congressional support for the MX missile. Two proposals for MX basing had already failed to secure...
  • Teaching Case - Governor Bob Graham and the Improvement of Florida's Education System (Abridged: Sequel)
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    Abstract:In late June 1983, Gov. Bob Graham faced a tough choice. He had threatened to veto any budget legislation that did not provide new taxes to fund educational reforms—especially salary raises for teachers (a...
  • Teaching Case - Governor Bob Graham and the Improvement of Florida's Education System (Abridged)
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    Abstract:In late June 1983, Gov. Bob Graham faced a tough choice. He had threatened to veto any budget legislation that did not provide new taxes to fund educational reforms—especially salary raises for teachers (a...
  • Teaching Case - Americanizing the Vietnam War
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    Abstract:In 1964-65, the United States made a series of decisions that culminated in the commitment of large ground forces to South Vietnam for sustained offensive action. President Johnson thus effectively took over the...
  • Teaching Case - Verdun and Versailles
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    Abstract:World War I and its aftermath left deep scars on Europe, scars not only of human and material devastation, but of biased national perspective as well. This case examines how the lessons of World War I influenced...
  • Teaching Case - Colorado Growth Policy (Sequel)
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    Abstract:This case examines a five-year effort by Governor Richard Lamm to influence economic and population growth in Colorado. In particular, it focuses on the evolution of a set of ten Human Settlement Policies, created...
  • Teaching Case - Colorado Growth Policy
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    Abstract:This case examines a five-year effort by Governor Richard Lamm to influence economic and population growth in Colorado. In particular, it focuses on the evolution of a set of ten Human Settlement Policies, created...
  • Classic Case - Office for Civil Rights (B: Sequel)
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    Abstract:This case examines attempts made in the late 1970s to revitalize the much-maligned Office for Civil Rights in the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. Part A puts the student in the position of David Tatel,...
  • Classic Case - Office for Civil Rights (B)
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    Abstract:This case examines attempts made in the late 1970s to revitalize the much-maligned Office for Civil Rights in the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. Part A puts the student in the position of David...
  • Teaching Case - Automobile Insurance
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    Abstract:This case includes both conceptual materials on insurance and a description and assessment of a landmark regulatory decision that set auto insurance rates in Massachusetts. A series of essays describes the operation...
  • Teaching Case - Sexual Harassment in the Office (Sequel)
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    Abstract:On a Friday afternoon, Tina Wallinsky, a secretary in a Technical Information Unit of a federal agency, asked to speak privately with the unit director, Dan Newcomb. In a state of some agitation, Wallinsky related a...
  • Teaching Case - Sexual Harassment in the Office
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    Abstract:On a Friday afternoon, Tina Wallinsky, a secretary in a Technical Information Unit of a federal agency, asked to speak privately with the unit director, Dan Newcomb. In a state of some agitation, Wallinsky related a...
  • Teaching Case - Rescission of the Passive Restraints Standard (Sequel)
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    Abstract:On October 23, 1981, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) head Raymond A. Peck, Jr. announced his decision to rescind those sections of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 208 which would...
  • Teaching Case - Rescission of the Passive Restraints Standard
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    Abstract:On October 23, 1981, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) head Raymond A. Peck, Jr. announced his decision to rescind those sections of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 208 which would...
  • Classic Case - Consumer Affairs and the FDIC:  Abridged
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    Abstract:This case examines the efforts of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to establish a special "consumer affairs" office in response to the mandate of the 1975 Federal Trade Commission Improvement Act...
  • Classic Case - Consumer Affairs and the FDIC
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    Abstract:This case examines the efforts of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to establish a special "consumer affairs" office in response to the mandate of the 1975 Federal Trade Commission Improvement Act...
  • Classic Case - Frances Perkins, Secretary of Labor
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    Abstract:During her study at Mount Holyoke in the early twentieth century, Frances Perkins, daughter of the Yankee middle class, learned about the horrors of industrial America and decided to devote her life to social reform...
  • Classic Case - Mary Anderson and the Women's Bureau: Hypothetical
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    Abstract:In 1887 sixteen-year-old Mary Anderson and her sister left their native Sweden in search of better economic opportunities in the United States. This search led Anderson into the growing trade union movement in the...
  • Classic Case - Mary Anderson and the Women's Bureau
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    Abstract:In 1887 sixteen-year-old Mary Anderson and her sister left their native Sweden in search of better economic opportunities in the United States. This search led Anderson into the growing trade union movement in the...
  • Classic Case - Oversight of the Criminal Division (Supplement)
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    Abstract:Philip Heymann, assistant attorney general in the criminal division of the Department of Justice, is under pressure from Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee to provide them with files on several...
  • Classic Case - Oversight of the Criminal Division (B)
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    Abstract:Philip Heymann, assistant attorney general in the criminal division of the Department of Justice, is under pressure from Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee to provide them with files on several...
  • Teaching Case - Quality Control (B)
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    Abstract:Under pressure from President Carter to gain control of her agency's budget, Carol Tucker Foreman, assistant secretary of agriculture for food and consumer services, introduced new, less labor intensive methods of...
  • Teaching Case - Bill White and the Veterans Administration
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    Abstract:In this disguised case, Jack Goldman, director of the Illiana Veterans Administration Hospital, and his assistant for administrative services, Bill White, are requested by the new VA administration in Washington, DC...
  • Teaching Case - Office Confrontation
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    Abstract:In this disguised case, Colonel Orin Starr, the manager of the Centurion missile system in Materiel Command, learns that Seymour Swope, a civilian acting branch chief, and Colonel John Harrison, Starr's deputy,...
  • Teaching Case - Regional Housing in the Baltimore Metropolitan Area (B)
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    Abstract:In 1976 HUD created the Areawide Housing Opportunity Plan, which provided financial incentives for local jurisdictions in developing regional plans for housing assistance. Aid thus went to a variety of housing...
  • Teaching Case - Community Development in Gainesville (C)
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    Abstract:This case traces the experience of Gainesville, Georgia, with federal grants for community development. Part A describes the genesis and development of Gainesville's Model Cities program from 1967 until 1973. The...
  • Teaching Case - Audrey Simmons and the FAA
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    Abstract:The National Aviation Facilities Experimental Center (NAFEC), a facility of the FAA located in a community afflicted with high unemployment, particularly among minorities, was reputed to be reluctant to hire local...
  • Teaching Case - Malcolm X
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    Abstract:This case traces the life of Malcolm X, a leader of the Black Muslims and a powerful voice for black pride, from his birth as Malcom Little in 1925 to his break with the Muslims in 1964. It shows how his philosophy...
  • Teaching Case - Martin Luther King
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    Abstract:This case traces the life of civil rights leader Martin Luther King from his birth into a black middle class family in Atlanta in 1929 to his receipt of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. It shows how his family...
  • Teaching Case - Equal Employment Opportunity
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    Abstract:In this disguised case, a senior manager in a federal agency must decide whether to approve the promotion of a secretary. The agency's personnel officer and chief administrative officer have argued that he should...
  • Teaching Case - Case of Disgruntled Employee (Sequel)
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    Abstract:Robert Morgenstern, a new and inexperienced manager of a recently created internal audit team in a federal agency, tries to salvage an unsatisfactory employee and fails, with an unexpected resulting problem for...
  • Teaching Case - Case of Disgruntled Employee
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    Abstract:Robert Morgenstern, a new and inexperienced manager of a recently created internal audit team in a federal agency, tries to salvage an unsatisfactory employee and fails, with an unexpected resulting problem for...
  • Teaching Case - Equal Employment Opportunity (Sequel)
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    Abstract:In this disguised case, a senior manager in a federal agency must decide whether to approve the promotion of a secretary. The agency's personnel officer and chief administrative officer have argued that he should...
  • Teaching Case - The Community Reinvestment Act (Sequel)
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    Abstract:In 1977, Congress passed the Community Reinvestment Act requiring financial institutions to meet the credit needs of the communities in which they were located, including those low-income communities to which loans...
  • Teaching Case - The Community Reinvestment Act
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    Abstract:In 1977, Congress passed the Community Reinvestment Act requiring financial institutions to meet the credit needs of the communities in which they were located, including those low-income communities to which loans...
  • Classic Case - CIA to 1961
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    Abstract:This case traces the organizational history of the Central Intelligence Agency from its establishment after World War II to its role in the Bay of Pigs invasion. It outlines key factors that served to shape the...
  • Teaching Case - Ethical Problems in Public Careers: Lying
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    Abstract:This case consists of ten "minicases"--some fictitious and some drawn from actual events--that involve instances of deception in public affairs. Students are asked, via an answer sheet at the back, to judge whether...
  • Teaching Case - Korea and the Thirties (B)
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    Abstract:On June 25, 1950, the US Ambassador to the Republic of Korea received an alarming call from his deputy chief, E.F. Drumright, warning him that the communists were hitting along the front. The invasion caught the...
  • Teaching Case - Kennedy and the Bay of Pigs
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    Abstract:In April 1961, President Kennedy denied US military assistance to a force of CIA-trained Cuban exiles attacking Cuba, thus sealing the fate of the Bay of Pigs invasion. When the losses had been tallied, 114 exiles...
  • Classic Case - MBTA: Agenda Setting (A)
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    Abstract:This series of cases on the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority, the mass transit agency serving the Boston metropolitan area, examines the management of an urban service delivery agency. Each case, as well as the...
  • Classic Case - MBTA: Labor Relations (A)
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    Abstract:This series of cases on the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority, the mass transit agency serving the Boston metropolitan area, examines the management of an urban service delivery agency. Each case, as well as the...
  • Classic Case - Note on the MBTA
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    Abstract:This series of cases on the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority, the mass transit agency serving the Boston metropolitan area, examines the management of an urban service delivery agency. Each case, as well as the...
  • Classic Case - MBTA: Rail Equipment Budgeting (A)
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    Abstract:This series of cases on the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority, the mass transit agency serving the Boston metropolitan area, examines the management of an urban service delivery agency. Each case, as well as the...
  • Classic Case - The Coming of the Cold War
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    Abstract:In February 1947, the Truman administration received a pair of urgent requests: to replace Britain as the supporter of the Greek government, which was beleaguered by Soviet-backed leftist guerillas; and to bolster...
  • Teaching Case - Morley Affair (Abridged)
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    Abstract:This case describes an intense controversy among the staff of the New York City Environmental Protection Agency over the hiring of a former Army officer who served in Vietnam. The administrator makes, and then...
  • Teaching Case - Morley Affair (Sequel)
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    Abstract:This case describes an intense controversy among the staff of the New York City Environmental Protection Agency over the hiring of a former Army officer who served in Vietnam. The administrator makes, and then...
  • Teaching Case - Morley Affair
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    Abstract:This case describes an intense controversy among the staff of the New York City Environmental Protection Agency over the hiring of a former Army officer who served in Vietnam. The administrator makes, and then...
  • Teaching Case - Labor Relations, Politics, and Public Opinion: The New York City Sanitation Strike of 1968
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    Abstract:This case describes a labor dispute in New York City that escalated into a conflict between two nationally known politicians. In early February 1968, members of the Uniformed Sanitationmen's Association, rejecting a...
  • Classic Case - A Failing Agency: The Federal Trade Commission
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    Abstract:In January 1969, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) was jolted by the publication of a report by Ralph Nader that branded the agency and its staff as inadequate and incompetent, and its action to curb unfair...
  • Classic Case - Bureau of Security and Consular Affairs (Sequel)
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    Abstract:Robert Hermann, acting administrator of the State Department's Bureau of Security and Consular Affairs (1966-67), wants to liberalize the regulations governing visitor visas. He must decide whether and how to...
  • Teaching Case - Bureau of Security and Consular Affairs
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    Abstract:Robert Hermann, acting administrator of the State Department's Bureau of Security and Consular Affairs (1966-67), wants to liberalize the regulations governing visitor visas. He must decide whether and how to...
  • Teaching Case - Park Plaza (A)
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    Abstract:This case concerns the 1971 Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) plan to develop the Park Plaza area of downtown Boston. It centers on Miles Mahoney, commissioner of the Mass. Department of Community Affairs (DCA),...
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