Laurie Lauletta-Boshart

Back Writer

Laurie Lauletta-Boshart is a contributing writer and editor for consumer publications, Fortune 500 companies, small business and higher education. She has written for Dwell, ESPN, Wall Street Journal, SI.com (Sports Illustrated) and others. On Twitter @laurieboshart or www.wordplaycommunications.com.

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Passing the Torch

Running a family business for multiple generations can be tricky, but several local companies have found a way.

Oct 12, 2021 Laurie Lauletta-Boshart

The Granny Flat Has a New Name

Architects are teaming with local jurisdictions to include accessory dwelling units and tiny houses in the affordable housing conversation.

Aug 3, 2021 Laurie Lauletta-Boshart

Comstock’s Talks: Rise and Shine

PODCAST: 2020 will go down in history as a time when women made remarkable advances on the political scene. 

Mar 21, 2021 Laurie Lauletta-Boshart

Comstock’s Talks: Mending the Gap

PODCAST: Jennifer Siebel Newsom is passionate about several issues, but perhaps none more than the gender wage gap.

Mar 23, 2020 Laurie Lauletta-Boshart

Comstock’s Talks: Mending the Gap

PODCAST: Fifty-seven years after the Equal Pay Act was signed into law by President John F. Kennedy, women still earn substantially less than men. Legislation in California is attempting to level the playing field.

Laurie Lauletta-Boshart

College Confidential

There are proven ways to navigate the college admissions process without cheating the system

With tens of thousands of undergrads applying each year for limited spots, California’s college systems have approved admission criteria for assessing incoming freshmen. While the strength of a student’s academic record is one of its top considerations, the University of California system has established 14 factors — both academic and nonacademic — for undergraduate admissions.

Sep 10, 2019 Laurie Lauletta-Boshart

Williams Offers Room to GROW

Canna-Hub, a cannabis real-estate development firm, is planning its own massive cannabis complex in the city of Williams.

Aug 7, 2018 Laurie Lauletta-Boshart
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Civic Pride

How six public places came to be

Civic structures help define a community’s identity. We feature six projects from throughout the Capital Region that have employed unique delivery models and creative design solutions to produce structures worthy of their calling.

Jun 12, 2018 Laurie Lauletta-Boshart

Enterprising Parents Address Family Needs

The transition to parenthood can be daunting, particularly for new parents and those juggling work and family life. But several Capital Region-based parents have launched creative businesses and groups that support the whole family — from emotional and physical well-being, to work/life balance.

Feb 26, 2018 Laurie Lauletta-Boshart

New & Improved B Street Theatre

In 1986, the B Street Theatre opened as a simple touring theater for children. Since then, it has grown to be one of the West Coast’s premier children’s theaters, producing 19 shows per year and serving 300,000 people annually. But the two-theater playhouse had outgrown its original space and sought options.

Aug 15, 2017 Laurie Lauletta-Boshart

School of Thought

These educational spaces bring creative inspiration to the masses while preparing the next generation of artists

Traditional museums and old-school performance centers — with silent hallways and auditoriums where photography is forbidden — are being rethought in favor of interactive educational spaces. The Capital Region boasts a number of vital, enriching educational institutions that intentionally link the arts and education communities to create welcoming spaces that are both inspiring and accessible.

Aug 15, 2017 Laurie Lauletta-Boshart

Seeking Stability

New measures call for significant reform to offer foster youth a better chance at permanent homes

Foster youth who live in congregate care settings (like group homes) are more likely than those who live with families to suffer a variety of negative outcomes, including low education levels, mental illness and involvement with the justice system. Placing foster youth in a stable and caring home is paramount, but finding the best way to do that has proved challenging.

Apr 6, 2017 Laurie Lauletta-Boshart