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Stephanie Bloch Newman

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Stephanie Bloch Newman


Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston


Rappaport Public Policy Fellow



Rappaport Public Policy Fellows spend 10 weeks each summer serving within the highest levels of state and municipal governments in the Greater Boston Area. The program includes students from graduate and professional programs at local universities.

Graduate School
Boston University

Undergraduate School
Yale University

Kathy Kottaridis, Executive Director, Historic Boston Inc. and Rappaport Institute Advisory Board Member

City of Boston, Mayor’s Office

Abi Vladeck, Advisor to the Mayor

Description of Fellowship
This summer, Steph was a Rappaport fellow placed in the City of Boston Mayor’s Office. She was working to help small businesses unravel the permitting process and found several ways to tackle this. She helped the Office of Business Development and Boston Redevelopment Authority to launch a joint website that will go live in mid-October; wrote and graphically designed several information packets to be placed in a forthcoming Licensing &Permitting Office; and produced a Boston News Network program featuring a panel discussion about the processes involved in obtaining various permits.