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  • Famed fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies

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    20 Oct 2014 | 7:34 pm
    Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has died, close friends of the family and industry colleagues told CNN on Monday.
  • Aretha Franklin, “Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics”

    Boston Herald - Boston Herald
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:08 pm
    I prefer the production on “Who’s Zooming Who” to “Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics. Franklin’s dated (and super-fun) 1985 release sounds more modern than her latest, which dropped last week.The Queen of Soul could turn “It’s a Small World” into a smoldering ballad. But Clive Davis, Babyface and team give the 10 tunes here the same thin, cheap production Davis pioneered while putting together Rod Stewart’s disposable American Songbook albums.
  • AG Man strangled girlfriend shot himself

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    20 Oct 2014 | 8:45 am
    <br>The Attorney General's Office said Mary Lucas, 52, died of strangulation. Her death was determined to be a homicide.Michael Porter, 51, died of a single gunshot wound, and his death ...
  • Former Boston Funeral Director Held On $50K Bail

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    20 Oct 2014 | 1:12 pm
    A former Boston funeral director charged with improperly storing bodies and stealing thousands of dollars in funeral pre-payments has been ordered held on $50,000 bail. Joseph O’Donnell pleaded not guilty in Suffolk Superior Court on Monday. The 56-year-old O’Donnell is charged with stealing nearly $150,000 from clients and keeping the remains of 12 people at a storage facility where they were found in July. He faces a 278-count indictment including multiple counts of larceny, forgery, embezzlement and improperly disposing of human remains. O’Donnell’s attorney said he…
  • Keene Officials Blast ‘Riotous Behavior’ During Pumpkin Festival

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    20 Oct 2014 | 7:00 pm
    KEENE, N.H. (CBS/AP) — Riotous behavior during Keene’s Pumpkin Festival on Saturday could have led to serious injuries or even deaths, public safety officials said Monday. Police and local officials in Keene answered questions at an afternoon news conference following violent parties near the New Hampshire city’s annual pumpkin festival that led to destruction, 84 arrests and multiple injuries over the weekend. “The potential for someone being seriously injured or killed was there,” New Hampshire State Police Col. Robert Quinn said. Quinn said full liquor bottles,…
 
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  • Aretha Franklin, “Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics”

    20 Oct 2014 | 9:08 pm
    I prefer the production on “Who’s Zooming Who” to “Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics. Franklin’s dated (and super-fun) 1985 release sounds more modern than her latest, which dropped last week.The Queen of Soul could turn “It’s a Small World” into a smoldering ballad. But Clive Davis, Babyface and team give the 10 tunes here the same thin, cheap production Davis pioneered while putting together Rod Stewart’s disposable American Songbook albums.
  • China economy grows at slowest pace in 5 years

    20 Oct 2014 | 7:23 pm
    BEIJING — China's economic growth waned to 7.3 percent last quarter, the lowest rate since early 2009, resuming a slowdown that had been eased by mini-stimulus measures earlier in the year.The 7.3 percent year-on-year growth reported Tuesday by China's National Bureau of Statistics was down from 7.5 percent in the second quarter, which had been bolstered by stimulus spending on infrastructure. Growth in the first quarter was 7.4 percent.
  • Fashion Designer Oscar de la Renta Dies at 82

    20 Oct 2014 | 7:22 pm
    Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who dressed generations of celebrities in red carpet and evening gowns, has died after battling cancer at 82.In the early 1960s, he came to fame dressing Jackie Kennedy, and founded an influential New York fashion house. Among the actresses who appreciated his glamorous red carpet gowns were Cameron Diaz, Nicole Kidman, Oprah Winfrey, Kristen Stewart, Penelope Cruz and Jessica Chastain. One of his most recent commissions was Amal Clooney's wedding dress.
  • Police say they might have spotted ambush suspect

    20 Oct 2014 | 7:20 pm
    Police say they might have spotted the suspect in a deadly Pennsylvania state police ambush.A local law enforcement official reported seeing Eric Frein (freen) on Monday near the Swiftwater Post Office in the Pocono Mountains. That's near Pocono Mountain East High School, where a woman out for a walk Friday night spotted a rifle-toting man police believe was Frein.Monday's possible sighting led to an intensive police search. But Trooper Connie Devens says Frein has not been captured.
  • HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Lincoln-Sudbury catcher Matt Broadbent commits to Union

    20 Oct 2014 | 7:15 pm
        Lincoln-Sudbury senior catcher Matt Broadbent committed to play baseball at Union next year. A DCL All-Star last season, Broadbent helped lead the Warriors to the Super 8 tournament, getting as far as the Final Four before losing to Braintree, 3-1.    "Matt has worked extremely hard to get stronger and improve his catching," said coach Kirk Fredericks. "Out of all the players that we have been lucky enough to coach at L-S, Matt has really earned where he is today." 
 
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  • Former Boston Funeral Director Held On $50K Bail

    The Associated Press
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:12 pm
    A former Boston funeral director charged with improperly storing bodies and stealing thousands of dollars in funeral pre-payments has been ordered held on $50,000 bail. Joseph O’Donnell pleaded not guilty in Suffolk Superior Court on Monday. The 56-year-old O’Donnell is charged with stealing nearly $150,000 from clients and keeping the remains of 12 people at a storage facility where they were found in July. He faces a 278-count indictment including multiple counts of larceny, forgery, embezzlement and improperly disposing of human remains. O’Donnell’s attorney said he…
  • Keene Probes Pumpkin Fest Violence

    The Associated Press
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:35 am
    Local police in New Hampshire are setting up a task force to investigate violent disturbances near Keene’s annual pumpkin festival that led to property damage, dozens of arrests and many injuries over the weekend. The parties around Keene State University coincided with the Keene Pumpkin Festival on Saturday, when the community tries to set a world record of the largest number of carved and lighted jack-o-lanterns in one place. Police donned riot gear and used tear gas in trying to control the crowds that afternoon, and Gov. Maggie Hassan called on the state’s colleges and…
  • Hopkinton School Bus Driver Charged With OUI

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    20 Oct 2014 | 9:51 am
    An Ashland man charged with being drunk while operating a school bus full of Hopkinton High School cross country runners has been ordered held without bail. Robert Murphy was held pending a dangerousness hearing scheduled for Tuesday at his arraignment Monday in Framingham District Court. A coach on the bus called police at about 10:30 p.m. Saturday to report that the driver appeared intoxicated. The bus was stopped just as it pulled into the high school parking lot. Murphy was arrested after failing a series of field sobriety tests. He’s charged with operating a motor vehicle under the…
  • Judge In Boston Bombing Case Wants 1,000 Juror Summonses

    Denise Lavoie
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:40 am
    At least 1,000 people will be summoned and asked to fill out questionnaires for the jury in the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a federal judge said Monday. Tsarnaev, 21, is charged with carrying out the April 2013 attack that killed three people and injured more than 260. He has pleaded not guilty and could face the death penalty if convicted. Prosecutors say Tsarnaev and his brother, Tamerlan, planted two bombs near the marathon finish line. Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed in a shootout with police several days later. During a status conference in U.S. District…
  • Mass. Gas Prices Drop 9 Cents To Lowest Level Since 2011

    The Associated Press
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:46 am
    Massachusetts gas prices continued their downward spiral, dropping another 9 cents per gallon in the past week to an average of $3.17. AAA Southern New England said Monday the cost of a gallon of self-serve, regular in the Bay State has now dropped 22 cents in the past month, prices are 21 cents lower than at the same time a year ago, and are at their lowest level since February 2011. Yet despite the steep drop, Massachusetts prices are 7 cents above the national per-gallon average. AAA found self-serve regular selling for as low as $2.89 per gallon and as high as $3.43.
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  • Keene Officials Blast ‘Riotous Behavior’ During Pumpkin Festival

    mwschooley
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:00 pm
    KEENE, N.H. (CBS/AP) — Riotous behavior during Keene’s Pumpkin Festival on Saturday could have led to serious injuries or even deaths, public safety officials said Monday. Police and local officials in Keene answered questions at an afternoon news conference following violent parties near the New Hampshire city’s annual pumpkin festival that led to destruction, 84 arrests and multiple injuries over the weekend. “The potential for someone being seriously injured or killed was there,” New Hampshire State Police Col. Robert Quinn said. Quinn said full liquor bottles,…
  • NightSide – NH Senate Candidate Scott Brown Checks In

    Rob Brooks, Pr.
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:33 pm
    BOSTON (CBS) Locked in a tight Senate race to represent the Granite State, Scott Brown takes some time to talk with NightSide Nation. Tune in to hear his thoughts on the economy, birth control coverage, the recent Ebola virus, and other important issues facing our country as we approach the 2014 midterm elections. Originally broadcast October 17th, 2014. NightSide With Dan ReaWBZ NewsRadio 1030playpause
  • NightSide – Wednesdays With Walsh

    Rob Brooks, Pr.
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:29 pm
    BOSTON (CBS) – Boston Mayor Marty Walsh stops by the NightSide studio for his monthly appearance to talk with Dan and take your calls! With the November elections just around the corner, there’s a lot to talk about! What is the most important issue in your eyes as we approach Election Day? What are the biggest concerns for the city of Boston? Originally broadcast October 16th, 2014. (Yes, we know it was a Thursday.) NightSide With Dan ReaWBZ NewsRadio 1030playpause
  • WBZ-TV UMass-Amherst Poll: NH Senate Race Too Close To Call

    deanreddington
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:40 pm
    BOSTON (CBS) – The U.S. Senate contest in New Hampshire is one of the biggest races to watch this year, and the outcome could change the balance of power in Washington. A new WBZ/UMass-Amherst poll finds the battle between Jeanne Shaheen and Scott Brown is too close to call. Shaheen leads Brown among likely voters by just four points, 46% to 42%, well within the margin of error. Watch: Obama Factor In NH Senate Race Shaheen’s double digit lead melted away under the heat of a national case of Obama fatigue, the rise of some surprising issues, and the failure of gender-based political…
  • Eye On Education: Brookline School Incorporates Coding Into Every Class

    deanreddington
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:30 pm
    BROOKLINE (CBS) – Coding is not only called the language of tomorrow — it’s actually the language of today. It’s how we talk to computers to make them do the things we want. But many industry experts say too few students are learning it. Beaver Country Day School in Brookline is the first Massachusetts school that is incorporating it into every class. When you peek in to an average English class, you wouldn’t necessarily see code as part of the learning process for Shakespeare. This isn’t how you learned Macbeth. But ninth graders at Beaver Country Day are…
 
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  • FREE RADICAL: MODERN COLLEGE CULTURE RUINS EVERYTHING

    EMILY HOPKINS
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Image by Tak Toyoshima Riots. Overturned cars. Broken windows. Trash everywhere. Nope, I’m not talking about Ferguson, Missouri. I’m talking about Keene, New Hampshire, the recent scene of senseless violence and damage wrought by thousands who descended on the college town for this year’s annual Pumpkin Fest. While it’s been said that many of the chaos causers weren’t students, the outrageous behaviors that are now under inspection are stereotypical college idiocy, complete with scattered Solo cups and binge-drinking bros throwing fists. Campuses are hotbeds for privileged…
  • THE STRIP BAR: YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT

    Pat Falco
    18 Oct 2014 | 9:15 pm
  • WHAT’S FOR BREAKFAST? THE MALL

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    18 Oct 2014 | 9:14 pm
    www.whats4breakfast.com www.pattkelley.com Own this original strip (watercolor and ink painting) Comes with the book WFB The First Forty, only $25/shipping included. Buy it HERE
  • COMMUTE OF THE LIVING DEAD: IS IT WRONG…PART II

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    18 Oct 2014 | 9:14 pm
    Hey you! Don’t watch that, watch this! Show us you love us, and like “Commute of the Living Dead” on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/CommuteOfTheLivingDead Also, you can pick up “Commute of the Living Dead: Volume 3″ and other zombie comics on ETSY at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/skasundheit …we also have awesome Halloween Cards!!!
  • LIFE ON THE LEFT BANK: SKATE OR TRY!

    Peter Paul Payack
    18 Oct 2014 | 9:13 pm
    I’ve been hearing about the East Cambridge skatepark for years now … I even did a cartoon about it TWO YEARS AGO! This thing is starting to give the Big Dig a run for its money. You can shoot me cartoon ideas by email (peterpaulpayack@yahoo.com) or by tweet (@PPPayack). Visit peterpaulpayack.com to see more work!
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  • Bruins Equipment Sale Presented by MonkeySports on 11/8

    20 Oct 2014 | 12:56 pm
    BOSTON, MA – The Boston Bruins Equipment Sale presented by MonkeySports will take place on Saturday, November 8 at the MonkeySports Superstore in Norwood, MA (949 Providence Highway, Route 1, Norwood, MA 02062), the sale will begin at 8:00 a.m. an...
  • Bruins Update on Kevan Miller

    20 Oct 2014 | 11:55 am
    Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli issued the following update on defenseman Kevan Miller: Kevan sustained a dislocated right shoulder and will be out indefinitely. The injury occurred during the first period of the Bruins/Sabres gam...
  • Bruins Recall Seth Griffith from Providence

    20 Oct 2014 | 6:35 am
    BOSTON, MA – Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, Monday, October 20, that the club has recalled forward Seth Griffith from Providence. Griffith will join Boston for their 10:30 a.m. practice at Ristuccia Arena on Mo...
  • B's Assign Seth Griffith and Ryan Spooner to Providence

    19 Oct 2014 | 7:56 am
    BOSTON, MA – Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, Sunday, October 19, that the club has assigned forwards Seth Griffith and Ryan Spooner to Providence. Griffith has skated in three games for Boston during the 2014-15...
  • B's Week Ahead 10/18 - 10/24

    17 Oct 2014 | 12:35 pm
    THE BOSTON BRUINS WEEK AHEAD October 18 – October 24 THIS WEEK’S NEWS, NOTES AND NUMBERS… BRUINS WIVES TO PURCHASE HALLOWEEN COSTUMES FOR CHARLESTOWN CHILDREN (The Boston Bruins partner with Wynn Resorts in Everett to host this activity): T...
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  • Patrick administration prepares to hire Chinese company to build rail cars

    Jon Chesto
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:29 pm
    Forget about the roulette wheels, slot machines and poker tables. The long-vacant Westinghouse site in Springfield, once targeted for a casino, is poised to become a subway car manufacturing plant. The state Department of Transportation's board is slated on Wednesday to vote on a $567 million contract with China CNR Corp. and its affiliate CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles Co. to build Red Line and Orange Line cars for the MBTA. It's been one of the worst-kept secrets in state government in the past…
  • Wynn makes its first donation to thwart the casino repeal ballot question

    Jon Chesto
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:18 pm
    When casino operators Penn National and MGM started plowing millions into a campaign this summer to stop a ballot question that would repeal the state's casino law, Wynn Resorts remained on the sidelines. But that changed this month in a big way. Penn National had already won the state's sole slot parlor license, for a gambling hall to be built at the Plainridge horse track in Plainville. And MGM won the sole Western Massachusetts resort casino license, for a massive project in downtown Springfield.…
  • FBI: Boston is 'target-rich' when it comes to cyber threats, attacks

    Sara Castellanos
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:56 pm
    When it comes to cyber attacks, Boston is at the top of the list of cities that are most at risk, say officials from the FBI's Boston division. That's because the city is home to defense contractors like Raytheon, hundreds of startups, and hundreds of colleges and universities — many of whom have renowned research and development facilities. "We are target-rich," said Kevin Swindon, supervisory special agent with the FBI's Boston division. Officials from the FBI's Boston outpost briefed the…
  • BBJ Quiz: How well do you know the local biotech industry?

    Don Seiffert
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:25 am
    You don't have to have a PhD in biochemistry to take our quiz on Massachusetts' biotechnology industry. In fact, you don't even have to known what a monoclonal antibody is. But while you don't have to understand the complex science behind the what has become arguably the state's fastest-growing industry, it doesn't take a brain surgeon to see the potential it has on the state's future economy. A few numbers from the latest MassBio Industry Snapshot shows that the 57,652 employees in the Bay State's…
  • Massachusetts Teachers Association sells longtime Beacon Hill headquarters

    Eric Convey
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:18 am
    The Massachusetts Teachers Association has sold its Beacon Hill headquarters for $9.85 million, according to a filing at the Suffolk Registry of Deeds. The eight-story, 41,000-square-feet building, sold with adjacent parcels on Ashburton Street, had been for sale for about a year. The buyer, according to a deed, is an entity called Faros 20 Ashburton LLC, whose principles according to a filing with the secretary of state's office are: Jeremy Leventhal, Elliot Gould and Alexander Leventhal. The…
 
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  • Cubist CEO Bonney Steps Down After 12-Year Stint

    Ben Fidler
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:51 am
    Ben Fidler Mike Bonney has seen Cubist Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: CBST) build an unlikely narrative, rising from an antibiotics startup without a marketed product to a mid-cap biotech with the bank account to buy other nascent companies. Today, more than a decade into that work, Bonney is stepping aside. Bonney will officially step down from his post on Jan. 1 and hand Cubist’s reins over to Robert Perez, who has been at the company for 11 years and currently serves as its president and COO. Bonney will become the company’s non-executive chairman. Bonney cut his teeth at Zeneca…
  • With Invesco’s Support, PureTech Boosts Power to Back Startups

    Ben Fidler
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:55 am
    Ben Fidler PureTech has always been tough to define. Though it was originally called PureTech Ventures, the Boston company isn’t a venture firm. Rather, it seeks out cost-efficient ways to create innovative life sciences startups in-house, instead of finding nascent companies and investing in them with others. It doesn’t raise the massive funds that a venture firm would raise. It’s been structured as an operating company with the budget to support itself and its subsidiaries, the startups it seeds—at least for awhile. Indeed, PureTech has typically stepped back and steadily…
  • RoboBusiness: Workhorse Robots, Starter Kits, and Internet of Bots

    Martin LaMonica
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Martin LaMonica Roboticists who attend business conferences don’t always have kind words for humanoid robots. It’s not that walking, talking androids aren’t cool, particularly if one could take the trash out for you. But entrepreneurs and investors in robotics are looking for something far more practical—and profitable—in the near term. Commercial viability and pragmatism was one of the themes at last week’s RoboBusiness conference in Boston. The company that won the startup pitch competition was nLink, a Norwegian company that makes a machine to measure and drill holes…
  • Post-MassChallenge, Healthtech Startup ConsortiEX Growing in WI

    Jeff Engel
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:45 am
    Jeff Engel Consolidation is the name of the game these days in the healthcare industry, as hospitals, clinics, and private physician groups across the country are increasingly teaming up. While healthcare officials and critics of such mergers and acquisitions might disagree over the real motives behind them, there’s no question that healthcare providers are taking a hard look at how they run their operations. They face monumental changes brought about by the Affordable Care Act and the challenges of an aging population. “Hospitals are trying to reduce their costs in whatever way they can…
  • Shanghai Report: Big Questions About China’s Growth Plans

    Michael A. Greeley
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Michael A. Greeley It only took a few days after I returned from China for my eyes to stop burning, and maybe the slight cough was really due to the changing seasons in Boston and not the air pollution in Shanghai (now I better understand the amenity in my hotel room—see below). A small price to pay to witness the extraordinary commercial activity in what may well be the largest economy in the world sometime in the next decade. And what a fascinating time to be there—although each time I go back I may be at risk of thinking it will be the most fascinating time to be there.
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  • Patrick administration prepares to hire Chinese company to build rail cars

    Jon Chesto
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:29 pm
    Forget about the roulette wheels, slot machines and poker tables. The long-vacant Westinghouse site in Springfield, once targeted for a casino, is poised to become a subway car manufacturing plant. The state Department of Transportation's board is slated on Wednesday to vote on a $567 million contract with China CNR Corp. and its affiliate CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles Co. to build Red Line and Orange Line cars for the MBTA. It's been one of the worst-kept secrets in state government in the past…
  • Wynn makes its first donation to thwart the casino repeal ballot question

    Jon Chesto
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:18 pm
    When casino operators Penn National and MGM started plowing millions into a campaign this summer to stop a ballot question that would repeal the state's casino law, Wynn Resorts remained on the sidelines. But that changed this month in a big way. Penn National had already won the state's sole slot parlor license, for a gambling hall to be built at the Plainridge horse track in Plainville. And MGM won the sole Western Massachusetts resort casino license, for a massive project in downtown Springfield.…
  • FBI: Boston is 'target-rich' when it comes to cyber threats, attacks

    Sara Castellanos
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:56 pm
    When it comes to cyber attacks, Boston is at the top of the list of cities that are most at risk, say officials from the FBI's Boston division. That's because the city is home to defense contractors like Raytheon, hundreds of startups, and hundreds of colleges and universities — many of whom have renowned research and development facilities. "We are target-rich," said Kevin Swindon, supervisory special agent with the FBI's Boston division. Officials from the FBI's Boston outpost briefed the…
  • BBJ Quiz: How well do you know the local biotech industry?

    Don Seiffert
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:25 am
    You don't have to have a PhD in biochemistry to take our quiz on Massachusetts' biotechnology industry. In fact, you don't even have to known what a monoclonal antibody is. But while you don't have to understand the complex science behind the what has become arguably the state's fastest-growing industry, it doesn't take a brain surgeon to see the potential it has on the state's future economy. A few numbers from the latest MassBio Industry Snapshot shows that the 57,652 employees in the Bay State's…
  • Massachusetts Teachers Association sells longtime Beacon Hill headquarters

    Eric Convey
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:18 am
    The Massachusetts Teachers Association has sold its Beacon Hill headquarters for $9.85 million, according to a filing at the Suffolk Registry of Deeds. The eight-story, 41,000-square-feet building, sold with adjacent parcels on Ashburton Street, had been for sale for about a year. The buyer, according to a deed, is an entity called Faros 20 Ashburton LLC, whose principles according to a filing with the secretary of state's office are: Jeremy Leventhal, Elliot Gould and Alexander Leventhal. The…
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  • Red Sox Reportedly Make Deal with Chili Davis for Hitting Coach

    kjackman
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:56 am
    Sunday the Red Sox began the process of turning the page to 2015 when they reportedly reached an agreement with hitting coach Chili Davis. Davis had been with the Oakland Athletics for the last three seasons. A number of candidates had been contacted about the position. Most notable among them were former Yankees’ hitting coach Kevin Long and Bill Mueller of the Chicago Cubs. Two in-house, minor league options were under consideration, too. The position was held by Greg Colbrunn for two years. He left the hitting coach position at the end of the season citing health concerns and a…
  • Connelly’s Top Ten: Patriots Off – Winter is Coming

    Michael
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:51 am
    1. Around the NFL: * I hate the Patriots not playing on Sunday afternoon * Hats off to the Rams coaching staff for taking risks – fake punt and a tricky punt return scheme * Saints Defensive Coordinator Rob Ryan is the most overrated coach in the NFL * Redskins have two playoff wins since Daniel Synder bought the team in 1999 / They had twelve playoff wins and two Super Bowls in the previous fifteen years * The NFC South has a combined record of 8-17-1 / 2-12 outside their Division * The curse of the Tuck continues – Raiders 0-6 2. Around College Football: * Playoffs right now is…
  • Peyton Manning Sets All-Time TD Record in First Half vs. 49ers

    Nick Bohlen
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:52 pm
    Move over, Brett Favre. There’s a new sheriff in town. Though he may not be the gunslinger Favre was, future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning is the new record holder for all-time touchdown passes in NFL history. He threw for his record 509th touchdown on an eight-yard pass to Demayrius Thomas with 3:09 remaining in the first half of the Denver Broncos’ Sunday Night Football contest against the San Francisco 49ers. As a New England Patriots fan, I extend my begrudging congratulations to Mr. Manning. I pure hate you, but after playing you so many times after all these…
  • Can Jared Sullinger Become a Legitimate Deep Scoring Threat?

    mhilperts
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:23 am
    Jared Sullinger has always had a knack for rebounding. This can certainly be attributed to his oversized derriere, which effectively allows him to carve out space and grab loose rebounds which, on the offensive end, can turn into easy points. Former Celtics coach Doc Rivers recognized Sullinger’s talents on the boards early on, and primarily assigned him to maneuver around the block beneath the basket. Brad Stevens, in his first training camp with the Celtics, hosted a drill in which all the players were encouraged to practice shooting three pointers. While most of the team’s…
  • NFL Week 7 Betting Tips

    Jerry DiStefano
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    It looked like it was going to be another tough day at the office, after the Houston Texans kicked off week 6 in the NFL with a tough 33-28 loss. Fortunately, my other three picks in the Indianapolis Colts, Carolina Panthers and Dallas Cowboys all covered easily. My overall record this year is now looking a little better at 12-9, and we look to keep the trend of winning alive. Take the New York Giants (+5) over the Dallas Cowboys. Last week these two teams could not have been a part of two completely opposite games. The Cowboys traveled to Seattle and came out with a 27-24 victory; to give…
 
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  • Lou Lucier, Oldest Former Red Sox Player, Dies At 96

    Matthew Geagan
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:40 pm
    BOSTON (AP/CBS) — The Boston Red Sox have lost their oldest surviving player. Lou Lucier, a right-handed pitcher who played during World War II, has died at the age of 96. The team says Lucier suffered a stroke earlier this month and died on Saturday. Lucier spent time with the Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies over his three year career, going 3-5 with a 3.81 ERA in 33 games. A native of Northbridge, Massachusetts, he is survived by two daughters, five grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and one great-great granddaughter. Lucier was 15 days older than Hall of Famer Bobby Doerr,…
  • Felger & Mazz Video: Should Patriots Have Gone After Percy Harvin?

    Matthew Geagan
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:37 pm
    The New York Jets traded for Percy Harvin the day after getting beat by the Patriots. Felger & Mazz wonder if the Patriots should have made a run at the receiver to help the offense.
  • Bruins Announce Kevan Miller Out Indefinitely With Separated Shoulder

    ACE
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:07 pm
    BOSTON (CBS) - Boy, those Boston Bruins sure could use a veteran defenseman right about now. General manager Peter Chiarelli announced on Monday afternoon that defenseman Kevan Miller will be out indefinitely after suffering a dislocated right shoulder against Buffalo Saturday night. The 26-year-old blueliner was injured in the first period after dropping the gloves with the Sabres’ Nicolas Deslauriers. He did not return to the game. With Miller out for the foreseeable future, Matt Bartkowski — a healthy scratch during the team’s recent three-game road trip — will…
  • Thursday Night Football Poll: San Diego Chargers At Denver Broncos

    cbskapost
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:43 pm
    Which team will come out on top in this week's Thursday Night Football game? Vote here!
  • Revolution’s Lee Nguyen Named MLS Player Of The Week

    Matthew Geagan
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:21 pm
    BOSTON (CBS) — After netting a pair of goals last week, New England Revolution midfielder Lee Nguyen has been named the MLS player of the week. Nguyen led the Revolution to victory on the road against the Houston Dynamo last Thursday, scoring a pair of second-half goals to turn a 1-0 halftime deficit into a 2-1 Revolution win. He netted the game-winner in the 87th minute, his 17th goal of the season. Nguyen’s first goal of the game, which came in the 65th minute, is up for MLS Goal of the Week. A front-runner for the league’s Most Valuable Player award this season, this is…
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  • Your Boston Sports (Video) – October 9, 2014

    Rob Goodwin
    10 Oct 2014 | 6:15 am
  • Red Sox Wrong to Scratch Lester

    Rob Goodwin
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:36 am
    Jon Lester is still a Red Sox. Still is a part of the team and the organization. This time of year is difficult because many players know they’re in the conversation at the deadline. Probably a part of many conversations. But at this point, the Red Sox are concerned that if Lester gets injured, they will lose the opportunity to trade him. What are the odds he’s going to get injured? Probably none. What’s the worst that could happen? He’s being held out of today’s game. The team has been extremely resistant to giving up prospects from the “deepest minor league system in…
  • Red Sox Frustrations and Suggestions

    Rob Goodwin
    15 Jun 2014 | 6:03 pm
    Let me get this straight. You have Bogaerts at short. Holt playing pretty well at third. You bring in Stephen Drew to play short…for $10 million…only against righties… and Jonathan Herrera starts at short against righties… Really??? Can you see a team going deep into the playoffs with Jonathan Herrera starting at short stop??? Left side of the infield should have been Holt and Bogaerts. I would have never signed Drew. He didn’t want the $14.1 million that no one else was going to offer. I would say Drew and Boras are darn lucky he’s playing at all. Workman has pitched darn good as…
  • 10th Anniversary of the 2004 World Series Championship

    Rob Goodwin
    30 May 2014 | 10:22 am
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  • Stumbling Red Sox Make a Move – More to Come?

    Rob Goodwin
    21 May 2014 | 8:34 pm
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  • HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Lincoln-Sudbury catcher Matt Broadbent commits to Union

    20 Oct 2014 | 7:15 pm
        Lincoln-Sudbury senior catcher Matt Broadbent committed to play baseball at Union next year. A DCL All-Star last season, Broadbent helped lead the Warriors to the Super 8 tournament, getting as far as the Final Four before losing to Braintree, 3-1.    "Matt has worked extremely hard to get stronger and improve his catching," said coach Kirk Fredericks. "Out of all the players that we have been lucky enough to coach at L-S, Matt has really earned where he is today." 
  • Taiwan's Lu beats Garcia 6-2, 6-3 in Valencia Open

    20 Oct 2014 | 4:33 pm
    VALENCIA, Spain — Yen-Hsun Lu of Taiwan eased to a 6-2, 6-3 win over Spain's Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in the first round of the Valencia Open on Monday.Lu earned his 24th win of the season while Garcia-Lopez lost his fifth straight match on the ATP tour.Spanish wild-card entry Pablo Carreno Busta also advanced when compatriot Marcel Granollers was forced to retire with a right leg injury when trailing 6-2, 3-1.Martin Klizan of Slovakia beat 16-year-old Stefan Kozlov of the United States 6-3, 6-3.
  • Voynov suspended on domestic violence suspicion

    20 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    LOS ANGELES — The NHL suspended Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov indefinitely Monday after the two-time Stanley Cup winner's arrest on suspicion of domestic violence.Voynov was booked and released at the Redondo Beach jail after his arrest early Monday morning at a Torrance hospital on suspicion of corporal injury to a spouse, Redondo Beach police Lt. Joe Hoffman said. The 24-year-old Russian defenseman posted $50,000 bail.
  • Jaguars lose leading tackler with chest injury

    20 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville Jaguars will be without leading tackler Paul Posluszny for the rest of the season.Posluszny tore a pectoral muscle in his chest during Sunday's 24-6 win against Cleveland and will be placed on injured reserve."It's a big loss," coach Gus Bradley said. "He's been really playing really well lately. Well, he's been playing well ever since I've been here, but I think he's come into his own, really understands the defense now, really takes total command of the defense. That'll be a difficult one."
  • Timberwolves waive Kyrylo Fesenko

    20 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Timberwolves have waived Ukrainian center Kyrylo Fesenko.The Timberwolves announced the move on Monday. Fesenko played in one preseason game and only managed three minutes. He was hoping to earn a spot with the Wolves or another team so he could bring his family over to the United States from Ukraine, where the government has been clashing with pro-Russian separatists for months.The 7-foot-1 Fesenko averaged 8.4 points and 5.2 rebounds with the Timberwolves in summer league play.
 
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  • Chili Monday In October

    20 Oct 2014 | 7:58 am
    There is a chill in the air this morning as the temperatures were in the low 30’s as many began their day throughout New England. In a related move, the Red Sox made a little news last night, as Chili Davis agreed to become their new hitting coach. Hopefully he does better than the last highly-regarded coach that came over from the A’s. The Patriots-free weekend made for some interesting viewing and media consumption. The biggest story was Peyton Manning and his quest to overtake Brett Favre as the NFL’s all time leader in touchdown passes. Manning and the Broncos crushed…
  • Chili Monday In October

    20 Oct 2014 | 7:58 am
    There is a chill in the air this morning as the temperatures were in the low 30’s as many began their day throughout New England. In a related move, the Red Sox made a little news last night, as Chili Davis agreed to become their new hitting coach. Hopefully he does better than the last highly-regarded coach that came over from the A’s. The Patriots-free weekend made for some interesting viewing and media consumption. The biggest story was Peyton Manning and his quest to overtake Brett Favre as the NFL’s all time leader in touchdown passes. Manning and the Broncos crushed…
  • Chili Monday In October

    20 Oct 2014 | 7:58 am
    There is a chill in the air this morning as the temperatures were in the low 30’s as many began their day throughout New England. In a related move, the Red Sox made a little news last night, as Chili Davis agreed to become their new hitting coach. Hopefully he does better than the last highly-regarded coach that came over from the A’s. The Patriots-free weekend made for some interesting viewing and media consumption. The biggest story was Peyton Manning and his quest to overtake Brett Favre as the NFL’s all time leader in touchdown passes. Manning and the Broncos crushed…
  • Chili Monday In October

    20 Oct 2014 | 7:58 am
    There is a chill in the air this morning as the temperatures were in the low 30’s as many began their day throughout New England. In a related move, the Red Sox made a little news last night, as Chili Davis agreed to become their new hitting coach. Hopefully he does better than the last highly-regarded coach that came over from the A’s. The Patriots-free weekend made for some interesting viewing and media consumption. The biggest story was Peyton Manning and his quest to overtake Brett Favre as the NFL’s all time leader in touchdown passes. Manning and the Broncos crushed…
  • Patriots Swat Away Jets Upset Plans

    17 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    All season long we’ve been hearing about how terrible the Thursday night football games have been. Teams have been ragged, worn down, and not sharp when playing just four days after their previous game. Last night the Patriots looked ragged, worn down and not sharp. The Jets hung tough all night long, running the ball at will against the Patriots, who were playing their first game without Jerod Mayo this season. For many of those following or covering the team, the Thursday factor is no excuse. It may be for other teams, but for the Patriots, last night was just another example of how…
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  • President Obama as a manager with Frank Burke

    Silvio Canto Jr
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Guest:  Frank Burke, businessman and columnist. Check out our new sponsor:   AUDIBLE.COM  (www.audibletrial.com/cantotalk.) Looking for a good book?  Check out my book:  CUBANOS IN WISCONSIN BY SILVIO CANTO JR
  • "Music Talk" With Bob and Sheldon with Special Guest Carol Kaye

    Mystic Light and Shadows
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Music Talk with Bob and Sheldon is a discussion with industry leaders, artists and you. Bob Barr and Sheldon Snow are experienced interviewers from digital/print, radio, and other media. Combining their energy into two hours of music and fun talk.  Special Guest - Carol Kaye! Carol is an iconic  American musician, best known as one of the most prolific and widely heard bass guitarists in history, playing on an estimated 10,000 recording sessions in a 55-year career.  Website: www.carolkaye.com Barr who has been “The Music Writer Dude” for Random Lengths News in San Pedro for the last…
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    Cardboard Connection Radio
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Join Russ Cohen and Anthony Mingioni as they talk about everything in the NHL including the Philadelphia Flyers. New York Rangers, West coast invasion and more.
  • Season 3 Begins

    xtremeonlinehockey
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Join us for season  3 Blueline, will have new fetures, new guests and breakdown  the upcoming season
  • The Real Truth

    The Words of Truth
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:30 pm
    The Real Truth is design to teach the bible as revealed by God the Father through Jesus Christ by the Holy Spirit. All of the affairs of God must come by the way of the Holy Spirit teaching through anointed men/women of God the Father through Jesus Christ by the Holy Spirit. Each Christian is required to learn how to listen to the words that comes from God the Father and Jesus Christ by the teaching of bthe Holy Spirit. If any person is going to effectively learn the the ways of God the Father and Jesus Christ it must come by way of the Holy Spirit. I pray that every person listen to this…
 
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  • Fitch Affirms Iowa Student Loan Liquidity Corporation Series 2011A&B Notes; Outlook Stable

    Editor - Education News
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:51 pm
    NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Fitch Ratings has affirmed the ratings on the Iowa Student Loan Liquidity Corporation’s student loan revenue bonds, senior series 2011A notes (ISLLC 2011A) and senior series 2011B notes (ISLLC 2011B). The Rating Outlook remains Stable. A detailed list of rating actions follows at the end of this press release. Fitch’s Global Structured Finance Rating Criteria and Private Student Loan Asset-Backed Securities (ABS) Criteria were used to review the transaction. KEY RATING DRIVERS Adequate Collateral Quality: The ISLLC 2011A and ISLLC 2011B bonds…
  • BBB alerts consumers to Sunrise Student Loan Services

    Editor - Education News
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:51 pm
    6 hours 42 minutes ago Better Business Bureau Serving Acadiana is alerting local consumers to Sunrise Student Loan Services. Hopeful about the opportunity to consolidate student loans and reduce monthly payments, many consumers allegedly paid the company hundreds of dollars, only to allegedly experience failed promises. BBB has received 27 complaints about Sunrise Student Loan Services in the last 12 months. Complainants allege the company charged an upfront fee ranging from $299 to $499 to consolidate federal student aid loans. Student Loan Services has not responded to complaints since…
  • Scrap student loans and save tax-free to pay for university

    Editor - Education News
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:51 pm
    The aim of the plan would be to create a system similar to that in the United States, where potential students build up a university fund before their course. The paper called for a radical reassessment of the current system that leaves students with more than £40,000 debt upon graduating. It said: “”Burdening students with debt at the earliest stages of their career could have a negative impact on young people’s long-term financial wellbeing.” According to the think tank, the plan would mean “young people and their supporters are not discouraged by concerns…
  • Making your student debt worth its burden

    Editor - Education News
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:51 pm
    Editor’s note: This article originally ran on Money Blue Book. It has been reprinted here with permission. If you write about personal finance for enough years, you end up on a lot of strange email lists. So I wasn’t surprised when a message intended for debt collection agencies turned up in my inbox yesterday. But I did raise an eyebrow over its content. It was advertising a publication called “Student Loans — A Primer,” and the message’s subject line read, “One Trillion Reasons to Collect Student Loans — What You Need to Know.” The trillion (it…
  • Illinois Landowners Suing State over Fracking Permit Delay

    Editor - Finance Top Stories
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:51 pm
    Southern Illinois landowners are suing the state for failing to implement hydraulic fracturing, calling the long-running process for adopting rules governing the oil and gas extraction method tantamount to illegal government seizure of property already leased to developers. The lawsuit, filed in Wayne County on behalf of seven households, names Gov. Pat Quinn and Illinois Department of Natural Resources Director Marc Miller. It comes as the state faces a Nov. 15 deadline for sorting out the rules for how developers would deploy high-volume hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” under an…
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  • Do the Patriots win in this scenario?

    Greg Knopping
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:26 pm
    Down six, two minutes to go. Do the Patriots win in this scenario? For this week's GMC Playbook question, Marshall Faulk poses the following scenario: .@SBNation, 2 minute drill preparation: Down by six, on your own 30. Do you win or lose? http://t.co/cDd0yzZU0l #GMCPlaybook — Marshall Faulk (@marshallfaulk) October 15, 2014 So, do the Patriots win, down six, with two minutes to go from their own 30? The Patriots offense looks to be returning to the levels it was at in 2013 with Gronkowski on the field. Brady was the master of the last-minute drive a season ago. Although he hasn't had the…
  • Week 7 Patriots vs Jets: Best and Worst Plays of the Day

    Richard Hill
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    The Patriots pulled off a win against the Jets; which plays were the most important during the game? The Patriots needed every point they had to pull out the win against the Jets (New York doesn't go for two if the Patriots if the Patriots were up by eight). The Patriots didn't have the game tied up until the final kick was blocked, even though the team flirted with a 95+% chance of victory after Danny Amendola pulled a touchdown out of no where. All said, the Jets only had two plays the entire game when they were considered the favorite. One with with 23 seconds left in the game, aftere…
  • Why the Patriots Struggled Against the Jets Running Game

    Richard Hill
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    The Patriots struggled against the Jets rushing attack. Let's pinpoint the reason why. The Patriots run defense undoubtedly struggled against the Jets- and it's a struggle that's reared its head against the Dolphins in week 1 and the Chiefs in week 2. Through seven games, he team has allowed the 5th most rushing yards in the Bill Belichick era, along with the third worst yards per carry allowed. The three games with 190+ rushing yards allowed are the most allowed through seven games under Belichick- and 2002 (the worst year) only had four the entire season. The defense will need to step up…
  • New England Patriots Links 10/20/14 - O-Line Showing Steady Improvement

    Marima
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:09 am
    Daily News and Links for 10/20/14 TEAM TALK Conference Call Transcript: Bill Belichick. Totally Patriots - Bryan Stork goes one-on-one in front of North Andover High School students; Joe Vellano shows us a different side of himself. (21 min. video) Patriots This Week - Recapping Patriots wins. (20 min. video) NFL GameDay Morning (NFL.com) Where do the Patriots rank in the AFC? (4.35 min. video) LOCAL LINKS Christopher Price Sunday NFL Notes: Going inside the numbers with 2014 Patriots. Mike Reiss posts some quick-hit weekend thoughts from the Patriots and around the NFL Jeff Howe looks at the…
  • The Jets Stooges: Watch the New York Jets Take Themselves Out

    Richard Hill
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    There were some struggles with tackling on Thursday Night. Let's look at it from a positive light. The Patriots and the Jets weren't the most agile on Thursday night and it's pretty easy to point at the rain that was down-pouring prior to opening kickoff. Don't let those facts get in the way of how hilarious it was to see some of the Jets attempts and making plays last week. Here, Jets nose tackle Damon Harrison is trying to crash into left guard Jordan Devey to allow Muhammad Wilkerson and Sheldon Richardson to stunt their way into the backfield. Wilkerson, with the great help from right…
 
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  • Game 7 rout capped historic comeback in '04

    Ian Browne
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    Derek Lowe's strong start and Johnny's Damon's resurgence at the plate -- including two homers and six RBIs -- put the finishing touches on the biggest comeback in MLB postseason history.
  • Red Sox Arizona Fall League overview

    Jim Callis
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Deven Marrero knows he'll have to complement his superlative defense with enough offense in order to stick in a Major League lineup. He said improving at the plate is his primary goal with the Arizona Fall League's Surprise Saguaros.
  • Source: Red Sox hire Davis as hitting coach

    Tom Singer
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:50 pm
    Chili Davis, Oakland's hitting coach the last three seasons, has been hired to the same position by the Red Sox, according to a Major League source. The Red Sox, who have not confirmed the hiring, are believed to have agreed to a multiyear contract with Davis, who had also been courted by the Yankees and Rangers for their vacant hitting coach jobs.
  • Schilling's bloody sock the bridge to history

    Ian Browne
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:45 am
    Before the Red Sox could complete their baseball miracle in the 2004 ALCS, a bit of a medical science miracle was needed.
  • Ortiz's heroics, Nixon's grab kept '04 WS in sight

    Ian Browne
    18 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    If the image of Dave Roberts getting his hand just under the tag in Game 4 of the ALCS remains the most indelible memory of the 2004 postseason, the best game during the epic joyride was, without question, Game 5.
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  • Paw Prints – The Daily UConn Huskies Roundup – 10/19/14

    Ian
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:06 am
    Paw Prints is our daily look at the happenings for the UConn Huskies football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball teams as well as the other sports the student-athletes engage in. We will do our best to bring you the links from all of the media that covers the Huskies on a DAILY basis. Thank you for stopping by and making SOX & Dawgs your home for UConn Huskies news. To open the links up in a new tab or window, use Control+click UConn Football links UConn Huskies Depth Chart For East Carolina Pirates [sox & dawgs] HS coach: UConn getting “a monster” in…
  • Miller Nets Game Winner in Wolf Pack’s 2-1 Win Over Portland

    Ian
    18 Oct 2014 | 8:25 pm
    By Zachary Grenier Hartford, CT, October 18, 2014 – In a physical home opener,  the Hartford Wolf Pack defeated the Portland Pirates 2-1 Saturday night at the XL Center. The teams were evenly matched throughout the first period, as the score was 0-0 and the shots 8-4 in favor of the Pirates. In the second period, the Pack’s offense dominated, as they outshot their Portland foe 19-7 in the period, but still no goals materialized. “If it wasn’t for their goalie (Mike McKenna) that they rallied around, we could have put that game out of hand right away,” said Hartford…
  • Video: UConn Basketball First Night 2014

    Ian
    18 Oct 2014 | 7:16 pm
    #12 Kentan Facey slams it home during the 2014 UConn Basketball First Night on October 17, 2014 at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, CT. If you weren’t in the Basketball Capital of the World for UConn Basketball First Night 2014 on Friday night, you missed one heck of a time at Gampel Pavilion. Fortunately for everyone, Huskies All-Access host Erika Wachter was there and brings you behind the scenes of the entire event. photo credit: ian bethune
  • Video: 2014 UConn Basketball First Night – Ray Allen Tribute

    Ian
    18 Oct 2014 | 12:12 pm
    In case you weren’t at the 2014 UConn Basketball First Night festivities on Friday night, here is the tribute video played for former UConn Men’s Basketball great Ray Allen before he was announced. And if you missed it, you can check out Allen’s speech to Husky Nation who were on hand and/or watching on ESPN3.
  • Video: 2014 UConn Basketball First Night – Rebecca Lobo & Sue Bird Tribute

    Ian
    18 Oct 2014 | 12:04 pm
    In case you weren’t at the 2014 UConn Basketball First Night festivities on Friday night, here is the tribute video played for former UConn Women’s Basketball legends Rebecca Lobo and Sue Bird before they were announced.
 
 
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  • Cubist CEO Bonney Steps Down After 12-Year Stint

    Ben Fidler
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:51 am
    Ben Fidler Mike Bonney has seen Cubist Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: CBST) build an unlikely narrative, rising from an antibiotics startup without a marketed product to a mid-cap biotech with the bank account to buy other nascent companies. Today, more than a decade into that work, Bonney is stepping aside. Bonney will officially step down from his post on Jan. 1 and hand Cubist’s reins over to Robert Perez, who has been at the company for 11 years and currently serves as its president and COO. Bonney will become the company’s non-executive chairman. Bonney cut his teeth at Zeneca…
  • With Invesco’s Support, PureTech Boosts Power to Back Startups

    Ben Fidler
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:55 am
    Ben Fidler PureTech has always been tough to define. Though it was originally called PureTech Ventures, the Boston company isn’t a venture firm. Rather, it seeks out cost-efficient ways to create innovative life sciences startups in-house, instead of finding nascent companies and investing in them with others. It doesn’t raise the massive funds that a venture firm would raise. It’s been structured as an operating company with the budget to support itself and its subsidiaries, the startups it seeds—at least for awhile. Indeed, PureTech has typically stepped back and steadily…
  • RoboBusiness: Workhorse Robots, Starter Kits, and Internet of Bots

    Martin LaMonica
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Martin LaMonica Roboticists who attend business conferences don’t always have kind words for humanoid robots. It’s not that walking, talking androids aren’t cool, particularly if one could take the trash out for you. But entrepreneurs and investors in robotics are looking for something far more practical—and profitable—in the near term. Commercial viability and pragmatism was one of the themes at last week’s RoboBusiness conference in Boston. The company that won the startup pitch competition was nLink, a Norwegian company that makes a machine to measure and drill holes…
  • Post-MassChallenge, Healthtech Startup ConsortiEX Growing in WI

    Jeff Engel
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:45 am
    Jeff Engel Consolidation is the name of the game these days in the healthcare industry, as hospitals, clinics, and private physician groups across the country are increasingly teaming up. While healthcare officials and critics of such mergers and acquisitions might disagree over the real motives behind them, there’s no question that healthcare providers are taking a hard look at how they run their operations. They face monumental changes brought about by the Affordable Care Act and the challenges of an aging population. “Hospitals are trying to reduce their costs in whatever way they can…
  • Shanghai Report: Big Questions About China’s Growth Plans

    Michael A. Greeley
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Michael A. Greeley It only took a few days after I returned from China for my eyes to stop burning, and maybe the slight cough was really due to the changing seasons in Boston and not the air pollution in Shanghai (now I better understand the amenity in my hotel room—see below). A small price to pay to witness the extraordinary commercial activity in what may well be the largest economy in the world sometime in the next decade. And what a fascinating time to be there—although each time I go back I may be at risk of thinking it will be the most fascinating time to be there.
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  • Have a Heavy Expensive Camera That You Shoot on AUTO? #DitchTheDSLR

    Keriannot
    13 Oct 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Disclosure: I am part of the Samsung Imagelogger program. In exchange for equipment my husband and I provide images to Samsung that are shared throughout social media channels with the hashtag #imagelogger. Any opinions included in this post are my own. My husband Derek and I have both been so fortunate to be part of the Samsung Imagelogger Program. Many people have asked in person, tweeted or somehow inquired about what an #imagelogger is. We are part of a select group of photographers who share images taken with Samsung’s mirrorless cameras and interchangeable lenses that currently…
  • Gavin’s Toyota Sienna Review #SiennaDiaries

    Keriannot
    3 Oct 2014 | 5:22 pm
    Disclosure: We were provided with a Toyota Sienna to test drive for 3 months as part of the #SiennaDiaries. While we received a stipend to participate in the experience, any opinions are our own. No one was happier to ride in the minivan for 3 months than our 4-year-old. The experience not only allowed us to share some fun family experiences, but it taught us a lot about Gavin. Boy did I completely underestimate the impact that a vehicle could have on a child.   First, enjoy our YouTube video that highlights Gavin’s Toyota Sienna Review. The Sienna allowed Gavin to earn more…
  • Noodles and Company Restaurant Review and Dinner for 4 Gift Card Giveaway

    Keriannot
    24 Aug 2014 | 5:12 am
    When you have kids, a dinner out in a time crunch doesn’t always have to be a not so healthy drive-thru option. Sometimes the thought of entering a nice sit-down restaurant with waitstaff service isn’t viable either because at least when my son is hungry, he’s totally happy and then all of a sudden he’s in major meltdown mode. Then you are screaming at each other to just find food, while your kid wants macaroni and cheese, but you’d like Chinese and your husband wants Indian food. I was recently hosted for dinner with a few other bloggers at Noodles and Company…
  • LEGO Batman Batcave Adventure (Giveaway)

    Keriannot
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:06 pm
    Guess what!?! DC Super Hero character Batman is now featured in LEGO Duplo sets like this one, the LEGO Batman Batcave Adventure! LEGO Duplo sets are recommended for kids ages 2-5, given that they include larger pieces with more simplified directions. After children build the Batcave, Batman, complete with his blue cape and mask, can fire the Batarang from his Batwing to defeat and capture Catwoman! Within 15 minutes or so Gavin had the Batcave ready, with only a little bit of help. Gavin was enthralled with using the pulley, but  I myself  had my share of fun using the Batarang to knock…
  • University Games Board Game Inventor Contest (Giveaway)

    Keriannot
    12 Aug 2014 | 5:58 pm
    Disclosure: I will be provided with the Sort It Out Jr. game from University Games to review and another for this giveaway. Any opinions are my own. No other compensation has been received. Last minute summer project alert! Do you have children ages 5-12 who have great ideas? University Games is a sponsor in the 22nd annual National Young Game Inventors Contest. If your child has an idea for a new board game, they can submit it in a contest and have a chance for it to be included part of the new University Games 2015 lineup.  Grand Prize Winner of the National Young Game Inventors Contest…
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  • Dorchester stabbing victim was young mother

    adamg
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:26 pm
    Family members and friends have identified the woman stabbed to death in a fight early Saturday as Cecilia Marie Johnson, 26. A member of her family was also stabbed in the melee at 188 Washington St. She leaves a young daughter, her parents and siblings. A relative has set up a FundMe page to help the family pay for funeral costs.
  • One toke over the line: As Boston goes without, Newton approves medical-marijuana dispensary

    adamg
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:58 pm
    Village 14 reports the city's Board of Aldermen voted 21-2 tonight to grant a permit to Garden Remedies for a dispensary at 697 Washington St. in Newtonville. The concern was already on the state's dispensary approval list, and could be the first one to actually open in the state.
  • Internet startup to move downtown from the suburbs

    adamg
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:49 pm
    Acquia, which currently provides content-management applications and services plans to move from Burlington to 53 State St. next year, BostInno reports, adding the company will be doubling its space with the move. Acquia's core offerings focus on an enterprise version of Drupal, a system originally written by Acquia founder Dries Buytaert. The software powers a number of large corporate Web sites, and also this one.
  • Dead trains on Orange and Red make rush hour a thing to dread

    adamg
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:07 pm
    If only Boston could win the Olympics, we'd have world-class trains for sure!
  • Police: Dorchester fight ends with woman stabbed to death

    adamg
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:51 pm
    Sat, 10/18/2014 - 04:45Boston Police report a woman was fatally stabbed around 4:45 a.m. on Saturday at 188 Washington St. The woman, believed to be in her 20s, was taken to Boston Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead. Free tagging: MurderKnivesCecilia Marie JohnsonNeighborhoods: DorchesterTopics: Crime
 
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  • PHOTOS: 9th Annual Honk Festival

    superuser
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:15 pm
    Leonardo March Somerville, Mass. - Between October 10th and 12th, brass bands from all over the United States (plus one from Paris, France; one from Moscow, Russia; and one from Montreal, Canada) played on the streets of Somerville, Cambridge and Boston, as part of the 9th Annual Honk Festival.
  • Book Review: Women Against Fundamentalism: Stories of Dissent and Solidarity

    superuser
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:45 am
    Sue KatzWomen Against Fundamentalism: Stories of Dissent and Solidarity, ed: Sukhwant Dhaliwal and Nira Yuval-Davis, (Lawrence & Wishart, 2014) includes essays by 19 members of Women Against Fundamentalism (WAF), a remarkable secular, feminist organization in the UK. WAF was born out of the desire of women from the Islamic community to oppose the fatwa on writer Salman Rushdie.
  • Full Text of Boston Police Department Statement on ACLU Stop and Frisk Report

    superuser
    10 Oct 2014 | 8:25 pm
    Boston Police DepartmentEditor's Note: The following statement from the Boston Police Department was sent to Open Media Boston by Sergeant Michael P. McCarthy, director of the BPD Office of Media Relations,in response to our request for comment on a 10/9/14 rally held by the new Boston Coalitition for Police Accountability and allied organizations following the release of the American Civil Liberties Union's report on BPD stop and frisk policies.
  • Boston Advocates Rally for Police Accountability; Send Representatives to Ferguson

    superuser
    10 Oct 2014 | 8:12 pm
    Haley Hamilton and Leonardo March BOSTON/Roxbury - The Boston Coalition for Police Accountability, a newly minted activist group in Boston comprised of members from over 40 local equal rights organizations including the Massachusetts chapter of the ACLUBlack Lives MatterGLAAD
  • SNN: Engaging on News Engagement Day

    Elijah Kaplan
    8 Oct 2014 | 3:03 pm
    Kayla Mamelak, Somerville Neighborhood News Somerville, Mass. – Some Somerville residents pay attention to local news, but others think it’s too sensationalist. These were among the opinions Somerville Neighborhood News (SNN) heard during a series of interviews conducted in Union and Davis Square recently.
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  • Advancements Made in Brain Injury Recovery

    Tom Kiley
    14 Oct 2014 | 9:24 am
    Brain trauma is among the worst injuries you can suffer in a Boston car crash or slip-and-fall accident. The resulting symptoms are often debilitating and long-term. Some victims of brain injuries are never able to fully recover or to return to the life they had before the accident. Others are only able to return to a semblance of normalcy after months of physical and occupational therapy. Therefore, any advancement made in the treatment of brain injury is noteworthy. According to a report in The Columbian, there are 10 trauma centers in North America that are participating in a National…
  • Bicyclist Killed by Dump Truck in Wrentham

    Tom Kiley
    7 Oct 2014 | 8:37 am
    A 48-year-old man was killed in a Norfolk County auto accident when his bicycle was struck by a small dump truck. According to a news report in The Boston Globe, the fatal bicycle accident occurred on West Street at Jenk Street in Wrentham. Officials believe the bicyclist took a left turn at the intersection before colliding with the dump truck. The rider sustained fatal injuries. The driver was not injured even though his truck veered off the road and hit a utility pole. The investigation is underway, but it does not appear that the driver will face charges for the fatal crash. Under…
  • Company Cited for Fatal Cape Cod Crane Accident

    Tom Kiley
    2 Oct 2014 | 5:06 am
    In April, two Mass Bay Electrical Corp. employees were killed at a Cape Cod work site. According to a Boston Globe news report, the Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) announced on September 24 that the company responsible for those deaths has been cited $168,000 for “failing to ensure proper training.” Officials say the employees were not properly trained or evaluated on crane operation. Furthermore, investigators believe the supervisors at the work site did not follow safety procedures when setting up and operating the crane. Cranes are commonly used on…
  • GM to Pay $35 Million in Penalties for 19 Defective Ignition Switch Fatalities

    Tom Kiley
    26 Sep 2014 | 11:18 am
    American multinational auto manufacturer, General Motors (GM), has been ordered to pay $35 million in penalties to the families of 19 individuals that died in crashes involving certain GM models with faulty ignition switches. There are hundreds of similar claim cases still waiting to be processed, 125 of which involve fatalities. A Brief Background on the GM Recalls Problems for the car company started back in February 7 when a recall of 800,000 Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac G5 models was issued for problems traceable to defective ignition switches. Since then, millions of GM vehicles have…
  • Five Essential Tips for Elderly Drivers

    Tom Kiley
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Getting older no longer means that a person must stop driving. The physical changes that seniors undergo can certainly make operating a vehicle difficult, but there are a number of ways in which seniors can continue driving safely. If you are a senior who would like to keep driving, it is advisable to follow these five tips: Limit your driving. It is best to drive in fair weather conditions during the day. Try to avoid driving in rush hour traffic and roads that have speed limits that make you feel uncomfortable. Consider a refresher course. Cars are significantly different from when you…
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