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  • Belichick On Deflated Balls: ‘We Try To Do Everything Right’

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    Jimmy Golen
    24 Jan 2015 | 12:51 pm
    New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick speaks during an NFL football news confernece at Gillette Stadium, Saturday, Jan. 24. (Steven Senne/AP) Saying his team “followed the rules to the letter,” New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick described in detail how his team prepares its footballs on game day and defended his players from chatter that they made it to the Super Bowl by cheating. In an unscheduled availability on Saturday afternoon, eight days before the Patriots will play the Seattle Seahawks for the NFL championship, Belichick revealed the results of an internal…
  • Belichick Press Conference Draws Hilarious Reactions on Social Media

    Boston.com Patriots news
    24 Jan 2015 | 4:39 pm
    A scandal like Deflategate is bound to draw out the best — and worst — in people. What better place to find both ends of the spectrum than on Twitter?
  • Man found dead at VA hospital

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    25 Jan 2015 | 11:25 am
    A man was found dead at the Brockton veterans hospital Sunday morning. 
  • Chip Ganassi Racing's 'star car' wins Rolex 24 at Daytona

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    25 Jan 2015 | 11:29 am
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Scott Dixon drove a gritty and long final leg to lead Chip Ganassi Racing and its "star car" to a record sixth victory in the Rolex 24 at Daytona.The three-time IndyCar champion relieved NASCAR's reigning rookie of the year, Kyle Larson, with 3 hours, 32 minutes remaining in the twice-round-the-clock endurance race. Dixon was tasked with conserving fuel and making no mistakes, and The Iceman delivered.
  • Drug distributor given 20-year prison sentence

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    25 Jan 2015 | 7:33 am
    <br>Joshua M. Gonsalves, 34, was convicted of oxycodone conspiracy, money laundering and money laundering conspiracy. His brother Stanley Gonsalves, 36, was convicted on similar charges in the ...
 
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  • Chip Ganassi Racing's 'star car' wins Rolex 24 at Daytona

    25 Jan 2015 | 11:29 am
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Scott Dixon drove a gritty and long final leg to lead Chip Ganassi Racing and its "star car" to a record sixth victory in the Rolex 24 at Daytona.The three-time IndyCar champion relieved NASCAR's reigning rookie of the year, Kyle Larson, with 3 hours, 32 minutes remaining in the twice-round-the-clock endurance race. Dixon was tasked with conserving fuel and making no mistakes, and The Iceman delivered.
  • Exit poll: Greece's anti-bailout Syriza party wins election

    25 Jan 2015 | 11:18 am
    ATHENS, Greece — The anti-bailout Syriza party won a clear victory in austerity-weary Greece's national elections on Sunday, according to projections by state-run TV's exit poll, in a historic first for a radical left-wing party in the country.But it was unclear whether the communist-rooted party, led by 40-year-old Alexis Tsipras, had won by a big enough margin over Prime Minister Antonis Samaras' incumbent conservatives to govern alone. For that, they need a minimum 151 of parliament's 300 seats.
  • Republican White House maybes court evangelicals toward 2016

    25 Jan 2015 | 11:05 am
    ATLANTA — Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney have gotten much of the attention in these early days of the Republican race for president, but as they court the party's elite donors in private phone calls and meetings, a group of likely candidates to their right are just as eagerly chasing support among Christian evangelicals and social conservatives.
  • Koch event drawing 2016 hopefuls Rubio, Paul, Cruz, Walker

    25 Jan 2015 | 10:55 am
    WASHINGTON — Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is sending clear signs about an expected run for the presidency in 2016.The first-term Republican lawmaker planned to join several other potential candidates at a gathering Sunday in Palm Springs, California, organized by the conservative billionaire Koch brothers, who have a keen interest in the party's contenders.More than 450 allies and donors to the Koch network were to attend, with the closing event a panel discussion with Rubio and fellow Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Ted Cruz of Texas on domestic policy.
  • SAG awards kicking season into high gear

    25 Jan 2015 | 10:49 am
    The 26th edition of the SAG Awards kicks off Sunday afternoon amid sunny weather, a vast array of starry presenters and nominees and a battle between "Birdman" and "Boyhood."The red carpet at the Shrine Auditorium will launch around 3 p.m. following toasting ceremonies with Champagne Taittinger, the official champagne of the SAG Awards for the past 15 years.The SAG Awards website will live stream the red carpet.
 
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  • Sports Analyst Mike Reiss Talks ‘Deflate-Gate’ Scandal Ahead Of Super Bowl

    Sharon Brody
    25 Jan 2015 | 10:56 am
    New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick speaks during an NFL football news confernece at Gillette Stadium, Saturday, Jan. 24. (Steven Senne/AP) New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick is trying to put an end to the media frenzy dogging the Pats as the team prepares for next Sunday’s Super Bowl against the Seattle Seahawks. Belichick held a surprise press conference Saturday afternoon to once again address the issue of under-inflated footballs during last Sunday’s AFC Championship victory. He said the team followed the rules to the letter. “And at no time was there…
  • ‘Death-Qualified’ Juror Search Slows Marathon, Theater Cases

    Denise Lavoie
    25 Jan 2015 | 7:56 am
    In this courtroom sketch, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, third from right, is depicted with his lawyers and U.S. District Judge George O’Toole Jr., right. (Jane Flavell Collins/AP) One prospective juror was brutally frank when asked whether he could consider a sentence of life in prison for the man accused of bombing the Boston Marathon. “I would sentence him to death,” he said, then added: “I can’t imagine any evidence that would change how I feel about what happened.” Another prospective juror said he couldn’t even consider the…
  • Forecast: Possibly Historic Blizzard To Hit Boston Monday Into Tuesday

    David Epstein
    25 Jan 2015 | 6:26 am
    A blizzard watch has been issued for Boston and other areas throughout eastern Massachusetts. (David Epstein/WBUR) After Saturday brought Boston the season’s most significant snowstorm, it now seems that storm was a warm-up routine for the one coming our way Monday night. A major, perhaps historic storm is going to begin across southern New England Monday evening and continue through Tuesday evening. This storm will bring strong winds, heavy amounts of snow and coastal flooding. Many regions throughout the state may also experience power outages. A blizzard watch as been issued for…
  • Belichick On Deflated Balls: ‘We Try To Do Everything Right’

    Jimmy Golen
    24 Jan 2015 | 12:51 pm
    New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick speaks during an NFL football news confernece at Gillette Stadium, Saturday, Jan. 24. (Steven Senne/AP) Saying his team “followed the rules to the letter,” New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick described in detail how his team prepares its footballs on game day and defended his players from chatter that they made it to the Super Bowl by cheating. In an unscheduled availability on Saturday afternoon, eight days before the Patriots will play the Seattle Seahawks for the NFL championship, Belichick revealed the results of an internal…
  • Forecast: Bulk Of Snow Over, Slippery Evening Ahead

    David Epstein
    24 Jan 2015 | 10:21 am
    Saturday’s potential snowfall. (David Epstein/WBUR) Weather Resources: Latest weather advisories Twitter List: Weather resources WCVB: Cancellations, delays Transportation: MBTA, Logan, Amtrak Traffic maps, roadway cameras WBUR Map: Mass. snowfall totals The heaviest of the snow is now over with light snow, sleet and rain for the bulk of the afternoon. There will be another round of snow this evening between roughly 5 and 10 p.m. This snow will leave one or two more inches of snow across much of the region including Boston and most of Cape Cod. This means travel will again be…
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  • State Warns Of Potentially ‘Destructive’ Blizzard, ‘Life-Threatening’ Travel

    nealjriley
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    BOSTON (CBS) — Massachusetts emergency officials are warning of a “potentially historic and destructive winter storm” that could bring more than two feet of snow to the region. The storm is expected to begin Monday night and continue through Wednesday morning. Blizzard conditions are likely to create blowing and drifting snow that will reduce visibility on the roads, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency said in a Sunday morning statement. Check: Weather Blog | Current Conditions | Share Photos “The heavy snow and strong winds likely will result in downed tree limbs,…
  • Opening Statements Next In Murder Trial Of Aaron Hernandez

    nealjriley
    25 Jan 2015 | 10:55 am
    FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Aaron Hernandez once seemed to be a man with a bright future. At age 23 he had a Super Bowl appearance under his belt and a $40 million contract as a star tight end with the New England Patriots. He and his fiancee had started a family, living in a mansion in the Boston suburbs with their 8-month-old daughter. This week, prosecutors will paint a different picture of Hernandez: they will portray him as a killer who orchestrated the shooting of semiprofessional football player Odin Lloyd. Hernandez was arrested days after Lloyd’s bullet-riddled body was found in…
  • NightSide Weekend Commentary – Religious Freedom?

    Rob Brooks, Pr.
    25 Jan 2015 | 10:30 am
    BOSTON (CBS) – In this Weekend Commentary, Dan Rea says all religions should be treated fairly. Originally broadcast January 25th, 2015. https://cbsboston.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/15-1-25-dan-rea-comment.mp3
  • Body Found On Brockton VA Campus

    nealjriley
    25 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    BROCKTON (CBS) — A man was found dead on the campus of a Brockton veteran’s hospital on Sunday, the Department of Veteran’s Affairs announced. Officials said that the body was found by staff in an outside shelter on the Brockton Campus of VA Boston Healthcare System. State and local agencies are investigating the death. The name of the deceased is being withholding until notification of next of kin. No additional information was immediately available.
  • Phantom Gourmet: Daddy Jones In Somerville

    nealjriley
    25 Jan 2015 | 9:33 am
    BOSTON (CBS) — There’s a restaurant in Somerville where customers play with retro toys, liquor bottles are kept in a old fashioned gym locker and the dining room is a certified hipster hangout. And while the food may be Greek, this definitely ain’t your daddy’s Greek restaurant. This is Daddy Jones. Located in Magoun Square, Daddy Jones is brainchild of Somerville native Dimitra Murphy. She opened this quirky, comfortable restaurant and bar to serve the foods she grew up on, with a side of nostalgia. “We just want people to have fun. When you go to a bar…
 
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  • Bruins To Host Montreal Canadiens At Gillette Stadium For The 2016 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic

    24 Jan 2015 | 10:05 am
    NHL ANNOUNCES BOSTON BRUINS WILL HOST MONTREAL CANADIENS AT GILLETTE STADIUM FOR THE 2016 BRIDGESTONE NHL WINTER CLASSIC BOSTON, MA –The National Hockey League announced today, January 24, that the 2016 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® will feat...
  • Bruins Week Ahead: 1/24 -1/30

    24 Jan 2015 | 9:45 am
    THIS WEEK’S NEWS, NOTES AND NUMBERS… BERGERON HEADING TO THE NHL ALL-STAR GAME: On January 10, the NHL announced that forward Patrice Bergeron was named to the 2015 NHL All-Star team, marking his first selection to the roster in his 10-year NHL...
  • B's President Cam Neely on the Passing of Bob Wilson

    17 Jan 2015 | 8:30 am
    Bruins President Cam Neely on the passing of Bob Wilson: "On behalf of the Boston Bruins organization, we are saddened to learn of the passing of Bob Wilson. For a generation of New England hockey fans, Bob's legendary voice was synonymous with...
  • Marchand Suspended Two Games for Slew-Footing

    16 Jan 2015 | 2:10 pm
    NEW YORK – Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand has been suspended for two games, without pay, for slew-footing New York Rangers forward Derick Brassard during NHL Game No. 644 in Boston on Thursday, January 15, the National Hockey League’s Departm...
  • B's Week Ahead: 1/17 - 1/23

    16 Jan 2015 | 1:20 pm
    THIS WEEK’S NEWS, NOTES AND NUMBERS… BERGERON HEADING TO THE NHL ALL-STAR GAME: On January 10, the NHL announced that forward Patrice Bergeron was named to the 2015 NHL All-Star team, marking his first selection to the roster in his 10-year NHL...
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  • Richard Davey, former MassDOT secretary, named Boston 2024 CEO

    Catherine Carlock
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:20 pm
    Former Massachusetts Secretary of Transportation Richard Davey has been named CEO of Boston 2024. Boston 2024 is the nonprofit organization working to bring the summer Olympic and Paralympic Games to Boston. Davey succeeds Dan O'Connell, who just this week publicly presented the pitch for Boston's team — which included Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Boston 2024 Chairman and Suffolk Construction CEO John Fish — made to the U.S. Olympic Committee this December. O'Connell will be staying on as a member…
  • Enrollment low for those with expiring Commonwealth Care health insurance

    Jessica Bartlett
    23 Jan 2015 | 12:24 pm
    Only a third of the 100,000 people in a state-subsidized health insurance program had purchased coverage two days before the deadline, but state officials aren't yet concerned. Approximately 100,000 people are in a legacy health insurance program known as Commonwealth Care, which offers state-subsidized health insurance prior to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. People in that insurance plan needing to purchase new insurance by Jan. 23, or else lose their insurance coverage on Jan.…
  • Who's hiring in Mass. tech this week: Jibo Inc., Nasuni, Energi, Cengage

    Sara Castellanos
    23 Jan 2015 | 12:19 pm
    Here's a list of several Massachusetts-based technology startups and established companies that are hiring, based on our most recent reporting. Jibo Inc., the Weston-based robot maker, plans to grow headcount from 15 to about 50. Recent story: Robot-maker Jibo Inc. raises $25M, taps former Nuance exec as CEO Testive, a Techstars Boston alum and education technology startup, plans to double its headcount to about 45 by the end of the year, and is looking to hire developers, marketers and coaches.…
  • PR leaders critique the Pats' performance responding to Deflategate

    Don Seiffert
    23 Jan 2015 | 11:59 am
    Deflategate. Ballsghazi. The Great PSI Probe. Whatever you choose to nickname the uproar this week over allegations of underinflated footballs in Saturday's playoff game in which the Patriots beat the Colts, there has been no shortage of analysis. While much of the analysis has been on what happened to the 11 of 12 balls found to have been two pounds per square inch lighter that NFL regulations specify, a lot has also gone to the Patriot's handling of the whole mess. We reached out to several leading…
  • ArtLifting could raise $130K in sales for homeless, underprivileged artists this year (BBJ photo gallery)

    Sara Castellanos
    23 Jan 2015 | 11:56 am
    Frank Brescia is having a renaissance moment. A U.S. Air Force veteran, 63-year-old Brescia left his high-paying job as a research chemist in hopes of one day earning a living as a painter. After a seven-year transition and several months of homelessness, Brescia is now getting paid for his artwork. But what he's really earning is far more valuable to him than money; instead, it's a sense of self-fulfillment. As he gazes at his own self-described "eclectic" paintings hanging on the walls of the…
 
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  • Fontinalis Invests in Cloud-Based Air Cargo Startup SmartKargo

    Sarah Schmid
    23 Jan 2015 | 12:35 pm
    Sarah Schmid Fontinalis Partners, the Detroit-based venture capital firm focused on next-generation mobility and transportation startups, announced this week that it has invested in SmartKargo, headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. SmartKargo was founded by MIT grads in 2013 to harness cloud computing, data analytics, and mobile devices in the management of air cargo. According to Fontinalis, seven airlines across the world already use SmartKargo, which allows paperless transactions and online management of cargo between shipper and recipient. The company…
  • As Box IPOs, a Competitor Previews the Market Share Battle

    Bernadette Tansey
    23 Jan 2015 | 10:06 am
    Bernadette Tansey [Corrected 1/23/15, 10:20 am. See below] The Bay Area is ground zero for the hotly contested market in Web-based data storage and file sharing for businesses, and local competitors have been closely watching Los Altos, CA-based Box’s long run-up to its IPO. Box made its trading debut today on the New York Stock Exchange, where its shares were rising by mid-day from an opening price of $20.20. [An earlier version of this paragraph misstated the percentage rise of the share price. We regret the error.] Box (NYSE: BOX) priced the 12,500,000 shares in its initial public…
  • Innovation Hub: Who Needs Talent?

    Kara Miller
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:32 am
    Kara Miller How many articles have been written about the innate business acumen of Steve Jobs, the brilliant coding abilities of Mark Zuckerberg, the extraordinary gifts of Yo Yo Ma? And what if they were all wrong? Geoff Colvin has combed through the research, and he argues that, again and again, scholars have almost completely discounted the notion of talent. Colvin, the author of Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else, believes that talent can’t—and won’t—help you get ahead. I talked to him about why the myth…
  • Former Apple Speech Scientist Joins Secretive Mobile Startup

    Curt Woodward
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:23 am
    Curt Woodward A key speech scientist working on Apple’s Siri application has left the biggest company in tech to join a secretive new startup stocked with talent from the speech-technology world. The startup, Semantic Machines, is headquartered in the Boston area and has an office in Berkeley, CA. One of its top employees is chief technology officer Larry Gillick, a highly regarded speech-technology expert who most recently was a chief speech scientist for Apple’s flagship virtual assistant program. Semantic Machines doesn’t have much of an online presence yet, and declined…
  • East Coast Biotech Roundup: Alnylam, Stock Offerings, Curis, & More

    Ben Fidler
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:40 am
    Ben Fidler The post-J.P. Morgan hangover set in this week. Biotech news slowed, largely aside from President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative and a parade of follow-on financings, which we’ll detail below. Indeed, as 2015 kicks off, optimism remains unbridled in the sector: the NASDAQ Biotechnology Index (NASDAQ: IBB) is hitting record highs. Will we end the year in the same bull market? Biotechs are cashing in before finding out. —Cambridge-based Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: ALNY) raised $450 million this week in a stock offering, adding to an already sizeable $880 million…
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  • Richard Davey, former MassDOT secretary, named Boston 2024 CEO

    Catherine Carlock
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:20 pm
    Former Massachusetts Secretary of Transportation Richard Davey has been named CEO of Boston 2024. Boston 2024 is the nonprofit organization working to bring the summer Olympic and Paralympic Games to Boston. Davey succeeds Dan O'Connell, who just this week publicly presented the pitch for Boston's team — which included Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Boston 2024 Chairman and Suffolk Construction CEO John Fish — made to the U.S. Olympic Committee this December. O'Connell will be staying on as a member…
  • Enrollment low for those with expiring Commonwealth Care health insurance

    Jessica Bartlett
    23 Jan 2015 | 12:24 pm
    Only a third of the 100,000 people in a state-subsidized health insurance program had purchased coverage two days before the deadline, but state officials aren't yet concerned. Approximately 100,000 people are in a legacy health insurance program known as Commonwealth Care, which offers state-subsidized health insurance prior to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. People in that insurance plan needing to purchase new insurance by Jan. 23, or else lose their insurance coverage on Jan.…
  • Who's hiring in Mass. tech this week: Jibo Inc., Nasuni, Energi, Cengage

    Sara Castellanos
    23 Jan 2015 | 12:19 pm
    Here's a list of several Massachusetts-based technology startups and established companies that are hiring, based on our most recent reporting. Jibo Inc., the Weston-based robot maker, plans to grow headcount from 15 to about 50. Recent story: Robot-maker Jibo Inc. raises $25M, taps former Nuance exec as CEO Testive, a Techstars Boston alum and education technology startup, plans to double its headcount to about 45 by the end of the year, and is looking to hire developers, marketers and coaches.…
  • PR leaders critique the Pats' performance responding to Deflategate

    Don Seiffert
    23 Jan 2015 | 11:59 am
    Deflategate. Ballsghazi. The Great PSI Probe. Whatever you choose to nickname the uproar this week over allegations of underinflated footballs in Saturday's playoff game in which the Patriots beat the Colts, there has been no shortage of analysis. While much of the analysis has been on what happened to the 11 of 12 balls found to have been two pounds per square inch lighter that NFL regulations specify, a lot has also gone to the Patriot's handling of the whole mess. We reached out to several leading…
  • ArtLifting could raise $130K in sales for homeless, underprivileged artists this year (BBJ photo gallery)

    Sara Castellanos
    23 Jan 2015 | 11:56 am
    Frank Brescia is having a renaissance moment. A U.S. Air Force veteran, 63-year-old Brescia left his high-paying job as a research chemist in hopes of one day earning a living as a painter. After a seven-year transition and several months of homelessness, Brescia is now getting paid for his artwork. But what he's really earning is far more valuable to him than money; instead, it's a sense of self-fulfillment. As he gazes at his own self-described "eclectic" paintings hanging on the walls of the…
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  • Video: Bill Belichick Deflate-Gate Press Conference

    KC Downey
    24 Jan 2015 | 1:59 pm
    In a surprise, stunning press conference, Patriots coach Bill Belichick defended his team against both deflate-gate and even Spygate allegations. Watch raw video of the press conference here (video will expire Sunday afternoon). ESPN also has video here. Patriots.com has the video here. Here are some of his notable quotes: ABOUT DEFLATE-GATE “I believe now 100 percent that I have personally and we as an organization have absolutely followed every rule to the letter.” “We did everything as right as we can do it.” “At no time was there any intent whatsoever to try…
  • ICYMI: Julian Edelman Wins #TBT with Growing Pats Video

    KC Downey
    24 Jan 2015 | 8:42 am
    It’s over. No… not deflate-gate, unfortunately. What’s over is anyone trying to top Julian Edelman’s #TBT this week: This certainly was a welcome distraction this week. © KC Downey for Sports of Boston, 2015. | Permalink | No comment Filed under: Now!, Patriots, Video.
  • The National Media is to Blame for Deflategate Outrage

    Steve Bastek
    24 Jan 2015 | 7:49 am
    Only in America would every major national news station cover the press conference of a man discussing the inflation levels of some footballs. All this outrage has been drummed up by the media, which is not shocking in the least. Thanks to the 24-hour “news” cycle we get to listen to so-called experts speculate for hours without an ounce of actual evidence. Yet without any evidence, other than the fact 11 out of 12 Patriots’ footballs came in under-inflated, they are already to convict Bill Belichick and Tom Brady of this heinous crime against humanity. Last time I checked…
  • Forget Deflate-Gate: Let’s Look Back to the Actual AFC Championship Game…

    Steve Bastek
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:45 am
    The past two seasons we have grown accustomed to watching the Patriots blowout their divisional round opponent only to lose in the AFC Championship game. This year they changed things up for the better. Last week we all sat on the edge of our seats while the Patriots erased two 14-point deficits on route to a huge win over the hated Ravens. On Sunday we all got to relax a bit as the Patriots handled the Colts easily as they advanced to their sixth Super Bowl appearance in 14 years. - In classic Patriots fashion, the game plan was completely different than last week against the Ravens. Last…
  • The New Brady Six: Super Bowls

    Jon Lyons (@TheRealJonLyons)
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:13 am
    With their win this past Sunday, the New England Patriots advanced to their sixth Super Bowl since the start of the 2001 season. It is truly a remarkable achievement. Past great dynasties in the NFL did not have to deal with free agency and the salary cap, making this sustained run of success for the Patriots even more impressive. One of the few constants throughout this run has been Tom Brady. Brady is established as a future Hall of Famer and living legend already, but with Sunday’s win he tied and broke even more records. It was ninth Conference Championship start which is a record. With…
 
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  • Boston Hosting City Hall Rally For Super Bowl-Bound Patriots

    nealjriley
    25 Jan 2015 | 8:46 am
    BOSTON (AP) — Boston is sending off the Super Bowl-bound New England Patriots with a rally at City Hall. Mayor Marty Walsh is hosting the Monday celebration starting at 11 a.m. New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Coach Bill Belichick will address fans. So too will Patriots team captains Tom Brady, Dan Connolly, Vince Wilfork, Devin McCourty and Matthew Slater. Patriots’ cheerleaders, mascot “Pat Patriot” and the colonial musket-firing “End Zone Militia” will also perform. The team then heads to Glendale, Arizona, for their sixth Super Bowl appearance of…
  • Super Bowl Week: Sports Hub Schedule

    ACE
    25 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    BOSTON (CBS) - 98.5 The Sports Hub is on to Glendale! All this week leading up to Super Bowl XLIX, the flagship station of the New England Patriots will conduct it’s regular programming, at it’s regular time here in New England, only the daytime shows will be broadcast live from the Phoenix Convention Center. Here’s the schedule: Monday January 26 6am-10am Toucher & Rich 10am-2pm Gresh & Zolak 2pm-6pm Felger & Massarotti from Phoenix CC 6pm-8:30pm The Adam Jones Show 8:30pm Boston Celtics vs. Utah Jazz Tuesday January 27 6am-10am Toucher & Rich from Phoenix…
  • Belichick On DeflateGate: Patriots ‘Followed Every Rule To The Letter’

    mwschooley
    24 Jan 2015 | 2:39 pm
    FOXBORO (CBS/AP) – In a hastily announced news conference Saturday, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said that he is “moving on” from “DeflateGate,” adding that he is confident his team “followed every rule to the letter” in preparing footballs for the AFC Championship Game. Speaking to reporters at Gillette Stadium, Belichick described in detail how his team prepares its footballs on game day and defended his players from chatter that they made it to the Super Bowl by cheating. PATRIOTS INTERNAL STUDY He revealed the results of an internal team…
  • NHL Announces Bruins Will Host 2016 Winter Classic At Gillette Stadium

    mwschooley
    24 Jan 2015 | 10:32 am
    BOSTON (CBS) – Outdoor hockey is officially returning to New England. After months of rumors, the NHL officially announced on Saturday that the Boston Bruins will host the Montreal Canadiens at Gillette Stadium in the 2016 Winter Classic. The game will take place on Jan. 1, 2016, and ticket information will be released at a later date. The Bruins last hosted the Winter Classic in 2010 when they beat the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1 in overtime at Fenway Park. Montreal will become only the second Canadien-based team to play in the Winter Classic. Toronto played in the game in 2014. NHL…
  • Celtics @ 7: What Will The Celtics’ Approach Be At The Trade Deadline?

    mwschooley
    24 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    BOSTON (CBS) – Want a break from all the talk about under-inflated footballs? Don’t worry, “Celtics @ 7″ didn’t spend too much time on basketball inflation either. Host Adam Kaufman zeroed in on Boston’s six-game road trip out west during Saturday’s edition of the show on 98.5 The Sports Hub. The Celts are riding a two-game winning streak after a pair of dramatic final-minute victories over the Blazers and Nuggets this week. The wins snapped a 24-game road skid against the Western Conference. MetroWest Daily News C’s beat writer Scott Souza joined…
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  • Lindsey Vonn heads home for world champs in winning shape

    25 Jan 2015 | 10:29 am
    ST. MORITZ, Switzerland — Exceeding expectations in her comeback season, Lindsey Vonn now heads to her hometown world championships injury-free and winning races in style.That is a rare luxury, the Alpine ski star reflected Sunday, after running her women's World Cup wins record mark to 64 with an impressive super-G victory.Vonn's mastery of a tricky course setting meant only one racer, Olympic super-G champion Anna Fenninger of Austria, finished within a second of her winning time.
  • Lindsey Vonn heads home for world champs in winning shape

    25 Jan 2015 | 10:29 am
    ST. MORITZ, Switzerland — Exceeding expectations in her comeback season, Lindsey Vonn now heads to her hometown world championships injury-free and winning races in style.That is a rare luxury, the Alpine ski star reflected Sunday, after running her women's World Cup wins record mark to 64 with an impressive super-G victory.Vonn's mastery of a tricky course setting meant only one racer, Olympic super-G champion Anna Fenninger of Austria, finished within a second of her winning time.
  • Polina Edmunds to skate for US at world championships

    25 Jan 2015 | 10:11 am
    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Olympian Polina Edmunds will represent the United States at the world figure skating championships after placing fourth at the nationals.The third-place finisher Saturday, 15-year-old Karen Chen, is too young for the senior worlds. Chen will compete at the world junior championships.U.S. Figure Skating can use other criteria to pick the team for the worlds but followed the standings at the nationals in announcing the selections Sunday. Edmunds will join fellow Olympians Ashley Wagner and Gracie Gold in Shanghai in March.
  • Murray beats Dimitrov, prepares for Australian challenge

    25 Jan 2015 | 9:39 am
    MELBOURNE, Australia — After the clock ticked past midnight, Andy Murray became aware that it was officially Australia Day and he already knew from the crowd reaction what to expect in the quarterfinals.Murray, a two-time Grand Slam champion and three-time Australian Open finalist, fended off racket-smashing Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 7-5 in a fourth-round match that started Sunday but continued into the early hours of Jan. 26, the national holiday that regularly occurs during the Australian Open.
  • Action Express regroups, sets up tight finish at Rolex 24

    25 Jan 2015 | 9:04 am
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Action Express Racing, vying to defend its Rolex 24 at Daytona title, climbed from an early hole to set up a stirring finish against a pair of Chip Ganassi Racing cars and Wayne Taylor Racing.Action Express went down three laps about nine hours into the endurance event when it lost fuel pressure at Daytona International Speedway. But the team recovered by daybreak and was leading until Joao Barbosa made contact with Jordan Taylor as they entered the pits with about four hours remaining in the twice-round-the-clock race.
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  • Understanding Belichick (Or Not, Really)

    22 Jan 2015 | 5:48 am
    So, at what point did you start believing this deflated football controversy? Were you home from an early Monday morning walk, expecting an easy MLK Day full of NFL highlights and entertaining Internet memes featuring various Patriots beating dead horses in Colts uniforms? Did you see the telltale question mark on the sports ticker, something like, “Pats Under Investigation?” when you first felt the elation of their AFC conquest sag a bit? Did you not want to believe it? Do you yet? Coach Bill Belichick’s subsequent meeting with the press offered no reassurance. He bookended…
  • Understanding Belichick (Or Not, Really)

    22 Jan 2015 | 5:48 am
    So, at what point did you start believing this deflated football controversy? Were you home from an early Monday morning walk, expecting an easy MLK Day full of NFL highlights and entertaining Internet memes featuring various Patriots beating dead horses in Colts uniforms? Did you see the telltale question mark on the sports ticker, something like, “Pats Under Investigation?” when you first felt the elation of their AFC conquest sag a bit? Did you not want to believe it? Do you yet? Coach Bill Belichick’s subsequent meeting with the press offered no reassurance. He bookended…
  • Understanding Belichick (Or Not, Really)

    22 Jan 2015 | 5:48 am
    So, at what point did you start believing this deflated football controversy? Were you home from an early Monday morning walk, expecting an easy MLK Day full of NFL highlights and entertaining Internet memes featuring various Patriots beating dead horses in Colts uniforms? Did you see the telltale question mark on the sports ticker, something like, “Pats Under Investigation?” when you first felt the elation of their AFC conquest sag a bit? Did you not want to believe it? Do you yet? Coach Bill Belichick’s subsequent meeting with the press offered no reassurance. He bookended…
  • Understanding Belichick (Or Not, Really)

    22 Jan 2015 | 5:48 am
    So, at what point did you start believing this deflated football controversy? Were you home from an early Monday morning walk, expecting an easy MLK Day full of NFL highlights and entertaining Internet memes featuring various Patriots beating dead horses in Colts uniforms? Did you see the telltale question mark on the sports ticker, something like, “Pats Under Investigation?” when you first felt the elation of their AFC conquest sag a bit? Did you not want to believe it? Do you yet? Coach Bill Belichick’s subsequent meeting with the press offered no reassurance. He bookended…
  • Media Hypocrisy, Cowardice, Never Bigger Than When Patriots Are Involved.

    21 Jan 2015 | 8:09 am
    Big Bad Bill Belichick. He really does bring out the absolute worst in the media. Things that would be ignored, or laughed off if they were done by any other team, result in hysterical, hair-on-fire denunciations if the Patriots are involved. He causes the media to become unable to think for themselves, and become subject to a mob mentality in which they are all sheep, following along with the loudest voices, afraid to produce an original thought. The NFL, specifically its Commissioner, is a laughingstock in all of this, while pledging a transparent investigation, they instead allow late…
 
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  • I Don't Do Resolutions: Goal Setting the Natural Way

    Sunday Brunch w Kim Afreeka
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:02 am
    Today I will discuss how and when I set my goals for the new year, how you can use the laws of nature to actualize your goals effortlessly. There is a very harmonious way to create anything you want to see following the cycles already in place for our overall well being.
  • Liberian Recording Artist: Kontagious Exclusive Interview

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    25 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    Tonite on MnTc Radio Liberian Recording Artist Kontagious is coming through to drop some new joints live on air and dominate the airwaves. You wont want to miss this as this is an all exclusive interview with "Mr KIP" himself. Make sure to tune in and also call live at 718-508-9559 to speak with him or Mr Music at anytime!
  • Sunday Morning Referee: #DeflateGate weekend

    Sunday Morning Referee
    25 Jan 2015 | 10:30 am
    We'll get into #DeflateGate, the Patriots legacy, if anyone really cares about it and a bunch of NBA including Klay's 57, Jennings' achilles and the gray-bearded Vince Carter. I'll discuss the GR Drive blog on gsceltic.com and Greg's work for thesportsmecca.com
  • SpokenHeard with Jon Sands and Susan Dobbe Chase

    SpokenHeard
    25 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    Jon Sands is a writer known for electric readings, and the author of  The New Clean (2011, Write Bloody Publishing). His work has been featured in The New York Times, published widely in various journals, and anthologized in The Best American Poetry 2014. He starred in the award winning web-series Verse: A Murder Mystery fromRattapallax Films, is the co-founder of Poets in Unexpected Places, and a facilitator with the Dialogue Arts Project. He is a Youth Mentor with Urban Word-NYC, and teaches creative writing for adults at both Bailey House in Harlem (an HIV/AIDS service center)…
  • Miracles of Jesus #2

    The Cosmic Citizen
    25 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    The MIRACLES  of Jesus  From 3 perspectives * The Biblical world viiew * The Academic/Scholastic * The Urantia Book The Mediterranean Roman Empire, the Parthian kingdom, and the adjacent peoples of Jesus' time all held crude and primitive ideas regarding the geography of the world, astronomy, health, and disease; and naturally they were amazed by the new and startling pronouncements of the carpenter of Nazareth. The ideas of spirit possession, good and bad, applied not merely to human beings, but every rock and tree was viewed by many as being spirit possessed. This was an enchanted age,…
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  • Exit poll: Greece’s anti-bailout Syriza party wins election

    Editor - Political News
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:41 am
    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The anti-bailout Syriza party won a clear victory in austerity-weary Greece’s national elections on Sunday, according to projections by state-run TV’s exit poll, in a historic first for a radical left-wing party in the country. But it was unclear whether the communist-rooted party, led by 40-year-old Alexis Tsipras, had won by a big enough margin over Prime Minister Antonis Samaras’ incumbent conservatives to govern alone. For that, they need a minimum 151 of parliament’s 300 seats. Official results from 17.6 percent of polling stations counted…
  • My Bro Modi: President Obama’s Unlikely Friendship With a Right-Wing Hindu

    Editor - Political News
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:41 am
    If there’s an Indian equivalent of President Barack Obama, Prime Minister Narenda Modi just might be it. The rapidly budding friendship between the two leaders, catching many observers by surprise, stems from shared experiences with democratic organizing, a technological savvy, and deep personal ambition, U.S. officials say. And it comes in spite of the fact that Modi is a right-wing Hindu extremist. “He is in a party which has a lot of fringe views. They have views about India being a country only for Hindus,” said Milan Vaishnav, a leading India analyst with the Carnegie Endowment for…
  • At GOP Summit, Republicans Turn Fire on Obama, Clinton, and Each Other

    Editor - Political News
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:40 am
    The first conservative showcase of the 2016 cycle is taking place in Iowa today, marking the unofficial start of the presidential cycle. Most of the jabs have been focused directly at President Obama and a Democrat they may be running against — Hillary Clinton. But there have been some intra-party jabs, mostly directed at two possible candidates not at the forum: Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney. Here are six examples from the Iowa Freedom Summit: 1. Trump vs. Romney/Bush: Donald Trump was clear with his fire: “It can’t be Mitt, because Mitt ran and failed. He failed,” Trump…
  • Perpetrators of violence in Nigeria will be denied visas for U.S.: Kerry

    Editor - Political News
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:40 am
    By Warren Strobel and Tim Cocks LAGOS (Reuters) – The United States will deny entry to anyone responsible for stoking violence during Nigeria’s election next month, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday, while urging the government not to delay the poll. Kerry was in Nigeria to urge its rival political camps to respect the outcome of a Feb. 14 presidential election. Washington is concerned that post-poll violence could undermine the stability of Africa’s top oil producer and hamper efforts to tackle the Islamist militants of Boko Haram. “Given the stakes…
  • Netanyahu defends planned Congress speech as anti-Iran strategy

    Editor - Political News
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:40 am
    By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defended on Sunday a planned speech to the U.S. Congress about Iran, saying he had a moral obligation to speak out on an issue that poses a mortal threat to Israel. His visit to Washington in March has opened up a rift with the White House and has drawn accusations in Israel that Netanyahu is undermining the country’s core foreign alliance in an effort to win an election due two weeks after the trip. Briefing his cabinet on the March 3 speech to a joint meeting of Congress, Netanyahu said his priority was to…
 
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  • DeflateGate: Everything You Need to Know

    Rich Hill
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:29 am
    There is a lot of misinformation about DeflateGate. Let's set it straight. There has been a lot of misinformation surrounding this whole DeflateGate situation, so it's in the best interest of everyone that we compile all of the facts and point out the conjecture and have a Q&A section. Hopefully this will be the last post needed for a while. What is DeflateGate? DeflateGate is the scandal surrounding the New England Patriots having their footballs under-inflated in the first half of the AFC Championship game against the Indianapolis Colts. How did it start? Soon after the game, Bob Kravitz,…
  • Patriots and Seahawks Both Thrive in Longball Situations

    Rich Hill
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    The Patriots and the Seahawks both share a smash mouth defense mentality. Offenses shouldn't let them get ahead. The New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks both pride themselves on playing great defense when it matters most. We've already noted that both teams are excellent at defending the big plays. It's also good to note that both defenses do a terrific job in crucial situations. Patriots pretty good in 3rd/4th and long situations pic.twitter.com/jx2bGP2XTY — Rich Hill (@PP_Rich_Hill) January 24, 2015 Yes, the Patriots are the #1 team in the league in defending third/fourth and…
  • New England Patriots Super Bowl Send-Off Rally: The Details

    Offensive Jazz Interference
    25 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    Gather, you people of New England! Come and support your team! Tomorrow, the New England Patriots will travel to Arizona, where they will face the NFC Champion Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX. Before the team leaves New England, however, it will take part in a send-off rally hosted by Boston's mayor, Marty J. Walsh. The rally will take place tomorrow, January 26, at 11 a.m. in City Hall Plaza in downtown Boston. The following members of the Patriots organization are scheduled to address the fans: Robert Kraft, Patriots chairman and CEO Jonathan Kraft, Patriots team president Bill…
  • New England Patriots Links 1/25/15 - Weekend Update: Belichick Proud of His Team

    Marima
    25 Jan 2015 | 7:37 am
    Daily News & Links for 1/25/15 TEAM TALK Andy Hart states Bill Belichick nailed it, declaring his team's innocence and putting the focus where it belongs. Andy Hart reports the Patriots are readying for the Seahawks ground attack; More notes from practice. Patriots Quotes 1/24: Bill Belichick, Matthew Slater and more. THE Saturday Presser: Bill Belichick (22.59 min. video) LOCAL LINKS Mike Reiss reports this was no 'It is what it is' news conference from Bill Belichick. There's never been a presser like it. Karen Guregian reports Bill Belichick took to the podium yesterday in full…
  • Jerod Mayo Interviews: Super Bowl Plans

    Rich Hill
    25 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    The big game is closing quickly; how does All Pro linebacker Jerod Mayo plan for the big day? The Super Bowl is here, so that means the Verizon #WhosGonnaWin program is back. Fans are encouraged to join the #WhosGonnaWin conversation on Twitter and Facebook to predict who they think will win each playoff game leading up to Super Bowl XLIX. Verizon will turn the fans' predictions for the matchup into a spectacular nightly light show projected on the Collier Center building at  Verizon Super Bowl Central in downtown Phoenix taking place Wednesday, January 28, through Saturday, January 31 at…
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  • Pumped up Panda sees snow for first time

    Ian Browne
    24 Jan 2015 | 4:51 pm
    It took Pablo Sandoval nearly three decades to see and feel snow for the first time, and that left him feeling like a kid on Christmas morning on Saturday. The discovery only added to Sandoval's excitement about joining the Red Sox.
  • Pedroia 'ready to go,' sees Sox rebounding

    Ian Browne
    24 Jan 2015 | 4:47 pm
    Dustin Pedroia no longer has any questions about his health, or any doubts about the kind of season he can have in 2015.
  • Craig feeling good, ready for action in 2015

    Ian Browne
    24 Jan 2015 | 3:08 pm
    Allen Craig was able to say something on Saturday that he couldn't have said with a straight face last year, or late in 2013: "I feel good."
  • Confident Kelly likes his Cy Young chances

    Ian Browne
    24 Jan 2015 | 2:32 pm
    Red Sox right-hander Joe Kelly did something no prognosticator is likely to do in the coming weeks. He picked himself to win the American League's Cy Young Award in 2015.
  • Henry open to bolstering Red Sox with in-season moves

    Tim Healey
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:56 pm
    There's still a month or so until Spring Training begins, and therefore plenty of time for general manager Ben Cherington to make further personnel tweaks, but Red Sox principal owner John Henry is pretty happy with the state of the team's roster.
 
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  • Photos-MBB: UConn Huskies vs UCF Knights – 1/22/15

    Ian
    22 Jan 2015 | 8:23 pm
    Here is a photo gallery from the UConn men’s basketball game versus the Central Florida Knights on January 22, 2015 at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, CT. The UConn Huskies won the game 67-60. To see full size picture or slide show, please click on image (mobile/tablet users: to scroll through photos, you can swipe left or right; to remove caption, tap photo.) photo credits: ©2015 Ian Bethune The post Photos-MBB: UConn Huskies vs UCF Knights – 1/22/15 appeared first on Sox and Dawgs.
  • Video: Morgan Tuck Is a Difference Maker For UConn Women’s Basketball

    Ian
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:27 am
    There are plenty of reasons why the UConn women’s basketball team has been successful this season. One of the big ones though is the play of Morgan Tuck. Tuck missed most of last season after tearing her ACL and spent the season on the bench but was around the team. This season, she’s returned with a vengeance and brought her play to another level. And her play hasn’t gone unnoticed by her teammates, head coach and opposing coaches in the American Athletic Conference. She’s twice been named the American Player of the Week and after last week’s game against…
  • UConn’s Morgan Tuck Tabbed as The American’s Player of the Week

    Ian
    19 Jan 2015 | 9:13 am
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. – After helping the No. 2 University of Connecticut women’s basketball team to wins over Temple and USF by a 38.0 point margin, redshirt-sophomore forward Morgan Tuck (Bolingbrook, Ill.) has been selected as the American Athletic Conference Player of the Week, as announced by the league on Monday. On Wednesday against the Owls, Tuck set a new conference career-high, dropping 24 points on 11-of-12 shooting to go along with seven boards and four assists. She followed up the performance with a 15-point, six-rebound effort against the Bulls on Sunday. Tuck was…
  • Photos-MHOC: UConn Huskies vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish – 1/18/15

    Ian
    18 Jan 2015 | 3:47 pm
    Here is a photo gallery from the UConn Men’s Hockey game versus the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on January 18, 2015 at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, CT won by Notre Dame, 6-1. To see full size picture or slide show, please click on image (mobile/tablet users: to scroll through photos, you can swipe left or right; to remove caption, tap photo.) photo credits: ©2015 Ian Bethune The post Photos-MHOC: UConn Huskies vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish – 1/18/15 appeared first on Sox and Dawgs.
  • In The Red Zone: Indianapolis Colts at New England Patriots Preview – AFC Championship Game

    Steve
    16 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    This Week The AFC East Champion New England Patriots host the AFC South Champion Indianapolis Colts at Gillette Stadium on Sunday January 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the AFC Championship Game. The Colts The Patriots Season 13-5 Season 13-4 Road Record 6-3 Home Record 8-1 Playoff Teams 4-4 Playoff teams 5-1 AFC Conf 11-3 AFC Conf 10-3 Walt Anderson is the referee for the game. The Line/Prediction As of Thursday the line on the game from sportsbetting.ag via Yahoo Sports has the Patriots at MINUS 6.5. The over/under is 53.5. My Prediction is Patriots 38, Colts, 28. Give the points (Patriots) and take…
 
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  • Fontinalis Invests in Cloud-Based Air Cargo Startup SmartKargo

    Sarah Schmid
    23 Jan 2015 | 12:35 pm
    Sarah Schmid Fontinalis Partners, the Detroit-based venture capital firm focused on next-generation mobility and transportation startups, announced this week that it has invested in SmartKargo, headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. SmartKargo was founded by MIT grads in 2013 to harness cloud computing, data analytics, and mobile devices in the management of air cargo. According to Fontinalis, seven airlines across the world already use SmartKargo, which allows paperless transactions and online management of cargo between shipper and recipient. The company…
  • As Box IPOs, a Competitor Previews the Market Share Battle

    Bernadette Tansey
    23 Jan 2015 | 10:06 am
    Bernadette Tansey [Corrected 1/23/15, 10:20 am. See below] The Bay Area is ground zero for the hotly contested market in Web-based data storage and file sharing for businesses, and local competitors have been closely watching Los Altos, CA-based Box’s long run-up to its IPO. Box made its trading debut today on the New York Stock Exchange, where its shares were rising by mid-day from an opening price of $20.20. [An earlier version of this paragraph misstated the percentage rise of the share price. We regret the error.] Box (NYSE: BOX) priced the 12,500,000 shares in its initial public…
  • Innovation Hub: Who Needs Talent?

    Kara Miller
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:32 am
    Kara Miller How many articles have been written about the innate business acumen of Steve Jobs, the brilliant coding abilities of Mark Zuckerberg, the extraordinary gifts of Yo Yo Ma? And what if they were all wrong? Geoff Colvin has combed through the research, and he argues that, again and again, scholars have almost completely discounted the notion of talent. Colvin, the author of Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else, believes that talent can’t—and won’t—help you get ahead. I talked to him about why the myth…
  • Former Apple Speech Scientist Joins Secretive Mobile Startup

    Curt Woodward
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:23 am
    Curt Woodward A key speech scientist working on Apple’s Siri application has left the biggest company in tech to join a secretive new startup stocked with talent from the speech-technology world. The startup, Semantic Machines, is headquartered in the Boston area and has an office in Berkeley, CA. One of its top employees is chief technology officer Larry Gillick, a highly regarded speech-technology expert who most recently was a chief speech scientist for Apple’s flagship virtual assistant program. Semantic Machines doesn’t have much of an online presence yet, and declined…
  • East Coast Biotech Roundup: Alnylam, Stock Offerings, Curis, & More

    Ben Fidler
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:40 am
    Ben Fidler The post-J.P. Morgan hangover set in this week. Biotech news slowed, largely aside from President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative and a parade of follow-on financings, which we’ll detail below. Indeed, as 2015 kicks off, optimism remains unbridled in the sector: the NASDAQ Biotechnology Index (NASDAQ: IBB) is hitting record highs. Will we end the year in the same bull market? Biotechs are cashing in before finding out. —Cambridge-based Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: ALNY) raised $450 million this week in a stock offering, adding to an already sizeable $880 million…
 
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  • Little Mermaid Songs Available Through Legacy Collection Soundtrack- Giveaway

    Keriannot
    18 Jan 2015 | 8:26 am
    I received the Little Mermaid Legacy Collection CD as a member of the Entertainment New Media Network. No further compensation was received and all opinions are my own. This post may also contain affiliate links. The Little Mermaid was originally released on my 12th birthday. While as an ordinary pre-teen I may not have paid that much attention to animated movies, my little sister was born that year, right at the dawn of the new Disney princess era. We owned the movies on VHS, but my most predominant memories included listening to the soundtracks on cassette tapes in my mother’s wood…
  • New Exclusive Look at NERF Rebelle Arrow Revolution Bow #RebellePower

    Keriannot
    13 Jan 2015 | 6:31 pm
    NERF Rebelle Arrow Revolution Bow Do you like sneak peeks and exclusive info? I can’t believe we are even thinking about next Christmas (December 2015!), but if you have a NERF Rebelle fan in your house, here’s a picture of the newest NERF Rebelle toy, the Arrow Revolution Bow! It’s not available until Fall of 2015, but I’m hoping to get my hands on one during my annual trip to Toy Fair! For kids who love blaster toys, the NERF Rebelle Arrow Revolution Bow allows them to rapid-fire 6 whistling arrows, up to 90 feet! Here is more information on the NERF Rebelle Arrow…
  • Keri Wilmot of ToyQueen.com on NECN Sharing Toy Buying Tips

    Keriannot
    4 Jan 2015 | 7:50 am
    Ally Donnelly of NECN (left) and Keri Wilmot at Walmart The holidays were a busy time of year, but in case you didn’t see the excitement prior, here’s a link to a live news segment I participated in with Ally Donnelly of NECN at a local Walmart as part of a hot toys segment. While I’m sure the craziness of running around buying toys prior to the holiday is a far distant memory, but there are some great tips in these videos that may already plan your prep strategy for any toy buying situation. Tips on How to Find Hot Toy Alternatives:   Toy Alternatives for Tweens:…
  • Holiday Toy Lists for 2014!

    Keriannot
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:15 pm
    I’ve been a busy little elf this holiday season helping create some lists of my favorite holiday toys, many of which appeared on About.com Toys. In case you are ready to do some last minute shopping, here are links to some of my favorites articles! Links to these posts will take you to content I wrote for About.com Toys as their Toys Expert. 20 of the Best Toys for the Holidays 18 Toys for Girls Cool Toys for Boys 6 of the Silliest White Elephant Gift Ideas  Ways for Families in Need to Get Toys for Free Toys for the Holiday Where Can I Donate Used Toys? How Can I Donate to Toys for…
  • How To Help Kids Tie Their Shoes! Shoebuy.com Giveaway

    Keriannot
    7 Dec 2014 | 6:46 pm
    Photo Credit:  © Brittany Randolph Flickr Creative Commons In my opinion, THE hardest fine motor skill for kids to learn is the art of tying their shoelaces. When Shoebuy.com, an online retailer of shoes and accessories for men, women and children offered to sponsor a giveaway, it seemed like the perfect time to share some of my favorite tips on how to help kids tie their shoes! For kids who struggle with learning the steps of this major life skill, slip-on shoes are so fashionable these days, it can be even more challenging for kids to learn how to master the steps because exposure…
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  • Time to be stocking up on milk, eggs and bread, folks

    adamg
    25 Jan 2015 | 7:34 am
    We'll be sounding the battle-stations klaxon at the French Toast Alert bunker later today - just as soon as we get back from the sort of breakfast we'll need to be fully girded for panic forecasting. Meanwhile, we're already wondering what Charlie Baker will wear in his first appearance in the Bunka.
  • A family goes out for a stroll in the snow on the Southwest Corridor

    adamg
    24 Jan 2015 | 8:47 pm
    Matthew shows us the row of snowmen somebody made on the Southwest Corridor path in the South End today.
  • Mattapan hot-dog place to be grilled on proposal to stay open until 3 a.m.

    adamg
    24 Jan 2015 | 6:28 pm
    Simco's, 1509 Blue Hill Ave. in Mattapan Square, goes before the Boston Licensing Board on Wednesday for permission to extend its closing time from 1 a.m. to 3 a.m. The venerable hot-dog stand, which years ago had later hours, got a one-day suspension last fall when a police lieutenant found it open at 1:45 a.m. one August night. The board's hearings start at 10 a.m. in its eighth-floor hearing room in City Hall.
  • Hyde Park liquor store is pumped up

    adamg
    24 Jan 2015 | 1:40 pm
    Super Liquors is, of course, conveniently located on Truman Parkway in Hyde Park.
  • Goateed gunman grabbed

    adamg
    24 Jan 2015 | 10:58 am
    Photos from CPD. Cambridge Police report arresting the man they say held up two convenience stores at gunpoint earlier this week. Richard Perry, 41, of Somerville, was nabbed in Jamaica Plan by Cambridge officers with the help of Boston Police and the US Marshal's service. Police say Perry stuck up a Cambridge Street store on Jan. 20, making off with $700 he ordered a clerk to put in a plastic bag, and then robbed $100 from a Walden Street store the next day. Innocent, etc.
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  • Boston Activists Declare "Freedom Winter;" March for #BlackLivesMatter On MLK Day

    RadioView
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:09 pm
    Dave Goodman and Leonardo March BOSTON – A peaceful but determined group of approximately one thousand marchers took to the streets of Boston on Martin Luther King Day to call for an end to police brutality, a redirection of public funds from prisons to schools, and a living wage for all workers, among other demands. Noting that demonstrators were all wearing hats, gloves and heavy coats, and emphasizing the importance of remembering history, organizer Brock Satter referred to the new anti-racism movement as “freedom winter.”
  • A Report and a Reflection on a Weekend of Anti-Racist Action: Boston, Martin Luther King Day Protest, January 2015

    superuser
    23 Jan 2015 | 2:04 pm
    Joe RamseyI. “We Will Shake this System with the Truth of Our Message” This past Monday in Boston, at least 1,000 people braved the bitter downtown wind to gather, march and rally against a system that strangles Black lives.  Invoking the activist legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.—but also other historic figures, from Malcolm X and Fred Hampton to Assata Shakur—protesters took the streets for a “Four Mile March” through downtown, culminating in a spirited rally and speak-out on the Boston Common steps, across from the Massachusetts Statehouse.  
  • One Lesson from the Boston Highway Blockades: Progressives Must Organize the Suburbs

    superuser
    20 Jan 2015 | 7:44 pm
    Jason PramasLast Thursday, a bunch of local activists blocked two major highways on the outskirts of Boston for hours in solidarity with the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Whatever one wants to say about their tactical and strategic acumen, they acted decisively when others did not. And for that they are to be commended.
  • SYRIZA and Elections in Greece: Crisis, Challenges and Potential

    superuser
    16 Jan 2015 | 11:12 pm
    Doug Enaa GreenePortions of this essay of my 2013 essay The Crisis in Greece and the Prospects of SYRIZA are reprinted here generally unchanged, particularly on the background to the crisis, since I believe the analysis stands.
  • #BlackLivesMatter Campaign Moving Forward: Organizers Plan MLK Day March; Solidarity Activists Shut Down Highway

    RadioView
    16 Jan 2015 | 3:51 pm
    Dave Goodman BOSTON - Thursday, January 15th – the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.’s actual birthday - certainly was a day of contrasting styles and strategies around civil disobedience. Early in the morning, scores of activists essentially risked their lives to block rush hour traffic on Route 93 in order to protest brutality by police against people of color. In the afternoon, organizers announced plans for a march through the streets of downtown Boston during the Martin Luther King Day holiday.
 
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  • Broken Bone Injuries Sustained in Motorcycle Accidents

    Tom Kiley
    21 Jan 2015 | 8:19 am
    Riding a motorcycle is often exhilarating and cost-effective, but it can also be dangerous. Even poorly-rated cars surround passengers in a metal frame that absorbs some of the impact in the event of a crash. Motorcycles offer no such protection. Riders are exposed to the elements and are vulnerable to crushing bone injuries. If you are ever involved in a Boston motorcycle accident, it is likely that you will suffer at least one bone fracture. Motorcyclists can have their legs crushed upon impact with a car or the roadway. Ribs, elbows, hands, shoulders, and knees can crack and fracture if…
  • Worker Struck by Car at Harbor Place Project

    Tom Kiley
    14 Jan 2015 | 11:01 am
    A 33-year-old man was hospitalized after being struck by a car while directing an orange aerial lift at a busy construction site. According to a news report in The Eagle Tribune, the work-related car accident occurred near the alley that runs between Merrimack Street and Wall Street in Haverhill at the Harbor Place Project. Officials say the worker was on the street directing the lift when the car struck him and then collided with the lift. The victim was flipped in the air and landed near the lift. He was transported to Lawrence General Hospital and then Tufts Medical Center in Boston. The…
  • Two Bay State Residents Killed in Suspected DUI Collisions

    Tom Kiley
    27 Dec 2014 | 11:21 am
    A 62-year-old firefighter was killed in one of two fatal drunk driving accidents that occurred in Massachusetts on December 27, 2014. According to a Boston Herald News report, the fatal DUI collision occurred on Route 28 in the area of Parkers River Bridge in West Yarmouth. Officials say the firefighter was walking with his fiancée when a 2009 Ford Econovan E-150 driven by a 55-year-old South Yarmouth man struck them. The city’s most senior firefighter was killed and his fiancée was badly injured. The driver has been charged with drunk driving causing injury and motor vehicle…
  • How Common Are Medical Errors in Massachusetts?

    Tom Kiley
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:23 am
    Medical errors, even seemingly minor ones, can have long-term consequences for the victim and the victim’s family. It is crucial for the health community to research and study why errors occur and how to prevent patients from being hurt in the future. According to a Boston Globe news report, the health community in Boston in particular began a concerted effort to crack down on medical errors back in 1994 when a health reporter was killed by an overdose of chemotherapy. As a result, The Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety and Medical Error Reduction was founded and named in her honor.
  • Brockton Man Fatally Struck by SUV

    Tom Kiley
    9 Dec 2014 | 11:51 am
    A 61-year-old Brockton man was killed in a Plymouth County car accident when a Ford SUV struck him as he crossed the street. According to a news report in The Wicked Local, the fatal pedestrian accident occurred on North Pearl Street in Brockton. Officials are investigating whether the man suddenly stepped into traffic or the driver failed to see the pedestrian until it was too late. It is unclear at this point of the investigation if the driver will face charges for the fatal crash. This is the eighth fatal pedestrian accident in Brockton this year and the seventh since August. This…
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