Malea Ritz

Malea Ritz

Banker & Tradesman Staff

Malea Ritz can be reached at mritz@thewarrengroup.com

UMass Economist: State’s Recovery Strong, But Tentative

Michael Goodman, executive director of the Public Policy Center at UMass Dartmouth and co-editor of the economic journal “MassBenchmarks,” illustrated the current strengths and potential storm cloud” on Massachusetts’ economic horizon during a presentation at Middlesex Bank’s 2015 Economic Breakfast last week. He was joined afterward by Thomas Alperin, president and founder of real...

Related Beal Adds South End Industrial Property To Portfolio In $8M Sale

Boston developer Related Beal has acquired a 6,000-square-foot commercial property in downtown Boston through Bushari real estate group. The developer, which works on both commercial and residential properties, picked up 370 Harrison Ave. for $8 million from the Ho-Kong Bean Sprout Factor Inc., which operates a wholesaling business currently occupying the building. The property...

NEEP: Mass. Leads Pack In Recovery Via ’90s-Style Job Growth

New England’s six states came together at last week’s New England Economic Partnership (NEEP) Fall Conference, each represented by one NEEP member, to provide an overview of the economic conditions throughout the region. They were joined by economist Mark Zandi of Moody’s Analytics and keynote speaker Stephanie Pollack, secretary and CEO of MassDOT. As...

Donna McCullen

By living out its motto of “Doing what’s right,” the 101-year-old Workers’ Credit Union has become a kind of hero to the central Massachusetts area it serves. Fortunately for the people of Lancaster and its surrounding towns, Donna McCullen, branch manager of the Lancaster office, embodies that philosophy, and has made it her mission...

Hicham Naciri

Hicham Naciri is not your average IT employee. He’s held various roles ranging from Y2K and credit union consultant to human resources to his current role as chief technology officer at Tremont Credit Union. But what stands out about Naciri is his positive attitude and willingness to go above and beyond to solve a...

Donna McCullen

By living out its motto of “Doing what’s right,” the 101-year-old Workers’ Credit Union has become a kind of hero to the central Massachusetts area it serves. Fortunately for the people of Lancaster and its surrounding towns, Donna McCullen, branch manager of the Lancaster office, embodies that philosophy, and has made it her mission...

Boston’s Latest Battle In The Transportation Revolution

This is part two of a three-part series; click here for part three. Click here for part one. The legitimate justification for the level playing field is for the sake of rider safety – undeniably the most important element of any transportation service. This is the source of the most staunch anti-rideshare arguments: Who on...

Boston’s Latest Battle In The Transportation Revolution

As I hurried up the east end of the Common along Park Street toward the Statehouse last Tuesday morning, I saw coming over the stairs leading up to Beacon Street a line of blue shirts, upon which I could read, in thin white lettering, “Uber.” “Soldiers,” I thought, “in the transportation revolution.” The blue...

Community Good Works

Country Bank, the Massachusetts Bar Foundation, the National Braille Press Digital and more are among those featured in our weekly roundup of organizations giving back to their communities.   Clinton Savings Charitable Foundation The Clinton Savings Charitable Foundation donated $6,000 to WHEAT Community Connections, a service of the United Way of Tri-County, which will...

Committee Hears Proposed Legislation, Testimony On Ridesharing Regulations

The dispute between Boston’s taxi companies and popular ridesharing apps such as Uber and Lyft hit perhaps its most dramatic peak yesterday, as crowds of supporters from both sides fell upon the Massachusetts Statehouse for a hearing by the Joint Committee on Financial Services regarding new regulations for the apps. With yellow, blue and...

Uber Admin: Ridesharing App’s Female Drivers Have Doubled This Year

Several hundred female Uber drivers from the Boston area, a handful of Uber staff members and one state representative gathered in the Seaport Hotel’s Plaza Ballroom last night for the company’s “Women Move Massachusetts” event, celebrating the women of Uber, who now make up a significant portion of the ride-sharing program’s workforce. Uber’s Boston-area...

Urban Entrepreneurs Premier Possible City Snow Solution At Eastern Bank

Art and entrepreneurship converged at Eastern Bank’s Franklin Street office yesterday for the “Bearing Witness” event. The event featured the work done by a handful of Boston-area youths this summer with the help of the Media Leadership Institute (MLI), which had the students produce short films and even tackle Boston’s infamous snow problem, which...

Uber Boston Holds Panel To Discuss State Of Transportation Tech, It’s Effects On Boston

Uber Boston yesterday opened the doors of its Causeway Street office to members of the city’s press and technology/business scene in order to celebrate the launch of its latest product, uberPOOL, and hold a dialogue on the effects of such tech-based transit options on the overall transportation market. The panel featured Uber’s East Coast...