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  • American jihadi's family speaks out

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    27 Aug 2014 | 6:24 am
    He was a basketball-loving kid from the Midwest who turned into a jihadi fighting for terrorists in Syria.
  • Alec Baldwin visits mom's booth at NY State Fair

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    27 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Alec Baldwin has paid a visit to his mother's cancer research booth at the New York State Fair.The Post-Standard reports that the actor spent a couple hours Tuesday at the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund of CNY Inc. booth at the suburban Syracuse fairgrounds.
  • Man caught touching himself while driving on highway

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    27 Aug 2014 | 12:53 am
    A Nashua, New Hampshire, man was arrested after touching himself while driving Monday, according to police.State police said around 3 p.m. they responded to the F.E. Everet Turnpike southbound in ...
  • Day 3: Man Charged With Notorious Cop Slaying Seeks New Trial

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    Delores Handy
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:28 am
    A man convicted of killing Boston Police Detective John Mulligan 21 years ago is seeking a fourth trial after two mistrials–the third jury ultimately finding him guilty of first-degree murder. Sean Ellis allegedly shot Mulligan five times in the face as the detective sat in his vehicle while working a detail outside a Walgreens store in Roslindale in 1993. Ellis had placed himself at the scene, days after the Mulligan shooting while being interviewed by police about the unrelated murders of his two cousins. Ellis provided police a sales receipt showing he’d been at the…
  • Game Of Jones: Over/Under 2.5 Quarterbacks On Patriots Week 1 Roster?

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    27 Aug 2014 | 6:45 am
    BOSTON (CBS) – It was an Over/Under Tuesday night on The Adam Jones Show’s “Game of Jones.” In this latest edition, Adam Jones predicts the Over/Under on the following topics, with Rich Keefe moderating the segment: - 5,000 yard passers in the NFL this season: Over/Under 3.5 “With the direction this league is heading, I would say over on that,” said Jones. “It’s definitely going to be more than that this season.” “It’s going to be Manning, Brees, Stafford and Luck,” added Keefe. - Home runs for Rusney Castillo this season:…
 
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  • Alec Baldwin visits mom's booth at NY State Fair

    27 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Alec Baldwin has paid a visit to his mother's cancer research booth at the New York State Fair.The Post-Standard reports that the actor spent a couple hours Tuesday at the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund of CNY Inc. booth at the suburban Syracuse fairgrounds.
  • Sources: US considering new relief mission in Iraq

    27 Aug 2014 | 6:26 am
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is considering launching a humanitarian relief operation for Shiite Turkmen in northern Iraq who have been under siege for weeks by Islamic State militants, U.S. defense officials said Wednesday.The mission, if it went forward, would be the second recent U.S. military humanitarian intervention in Iraq. U.S. cargo planes dropped tons of food and water to displaced Yazidis on Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq earlier this month, supported by U.S. airstrikes on nearby Islamic State fighting positions.
  • Spiders force Suzuki to recall midsize cars

    27 Aug 2014 | 6:23 am
    DETROIT — Spiders have forced Suzuki to recall more than 19,000 midsize cars.The automaker says spider webs can clog a fuel vapor vent hose in some 2010 to 2013 Kizashi cars, cutting off air flow. If that happens, it can cause the gas tank to deform, causing cracks, fuel leaks and possible fires.The recall was prompted by seven reports of the problem. Service centers will replace the vent line with one that has a filter on the end. They'll also replace gas tanks if necessary.
  • Jayhawks' Reagan hired by Weis to replace _ Weis

    27 Aug 2014 | 6:23 am
    LAWRENCE, Kan. — John Reagan has what could be the most uncomfortable job in major college football: He's the offensive coordinator at Kansas, hired by coach Charlie Weis to replace — Charlie Weis.Weis had a chance to see what Reagan could do firsthand the past couple of seasons, when his Rice offenses helped engineer two wins over the Jayhawks. So when Weis decided after last season that he wanted to hire an offensive coordinator and spend more time overseeing the entire program, he reached out to the up-and-coming coach with the Kansas ties.
  • Boston hotel suite pays tribute to legendary club

    27 Aug 2014 | 6:15 am
    BOSTON — One of Boston's swankiest hotels is paying tribute to a dingy, but legendary, rock club.The Hotel Commonwealth next month will start renting a room called the Rathskeller Suite, named after the club of the same name.Known simply known as The Rat, it hosted bands that went on to become the biggest names in rock music, including The Ramones, The Police and Metallica. The Rat was a classic basement dive — dirty, smelly, dark and grungy. It closed in 1997.
 
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  • Day 3: Man Charged With Notorious Cop Slaying Seeks New Trial

    Delores Handy
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:28 am
    A man convicted of killing Boston Police Detective John Mulligan 21 years ago is seeking a fourth trial after two mistrials–the third jury ultimately finding him guilty of first-degree murder. Sean Ellis allegedly shot Mulligan five times in the face as the detective sat in his vehicle while working a detail outside a Walgreens store in Roslindale in 1993. Ellis had placed himself at the scene, days after the Mulligan shooting while being interviewed by police about the unrelated murders of his two cousins. Ellis provided police a sales receipt showing he’d been at the…
  • Forecast: Chance Of Hitting 90 In Boston, Only 5th Time This Summer

    David Epstein
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:12 am
    One more day of heat Wednesday with a chance of highs reaching 90 in Boston for only the 5th time this summer. Boston’s Logan Airport hasn’t broken 85 the entire month of August. A southwest flow of air will continue to bring the heat and the humidity into the area ahead of a cold front to our west. As this front marches east some thunderstorm activity could pop up. Any storms that do form will be isolated meaning one town might see a storm while there is sunshine just a few miles away. The best opportunity for any storms comes in the afternoon when temperatures are warmest and…
  • Special Prosecutor Picked To Investigate 2009 Death At Bridgewater State Hospital

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    27 Aug 2014 | 4:36 am
    Attorney General Martha Coakley has named a special prosecutor to conduct a criminal investigation into the circumstances surrounding the 2009 death of a patient at Bridgewater State Hospital. Coakley on Tuesday asked Martin Murphy to conduct an independent investigation to resolve “lingering questions” about the events surrounding the death of Joshua Messier. Murphy is a former state and federal prosecutor who’s now in private practice. The 23-year-old Messier, who was diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic, died while being restrained by guards who strapped his wrists and…
  • 40 Days: Market Basket Standoff Reaches Bleak Milestone

    Curt Nickisch
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:21 am
    In several theologies, including the Greek Orthodox faith of the Demoulas family, 40 days and 40 nights is symbolic for a prolonged period of trial and suffering. It’s now been 40 days and 40 nights since Market Basket employees first walked off the job. More: Market Basket Dispute 8/18: Governors Step Into The Fray 8/13: Gov. Patrick: Workers Should Return While Deal Is Finalized 8/12: CEOs Issue ‘Final’ Warning 8/7: Jobs Becoming A Flashpoint 8/6: Rallies Echo Political Campaign 7/31: State AGs Remind Market Basket Of Laws Protecting Fired Workers 7/29: 5 Ways The Muddle Could…
  • Writer Held In Syria Returns To Boston Area

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    27 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    This image provided by the Curtis family shows Peter Theo Curtis in Newark, N.J. He was returned to the United States on Tuesday. (Curtis Family/AP) Writer Peter Theo Curtis returned home to the Boston area on Tuesday, two days after being freed by a Syrian extremist group that held him hostage for 22 months. Curtis family spokeswoman Betsy Sullivan said in a statement that Curtis arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport Tuesday afternoon after leaving Tel Aviv. By evening he had been reunited with his mother Nancy Curtis at Boston Logan International Airport. This image provided by…
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  • Game Of Jones: Over/Under 2.5 Quarterbacks On Patriots Week 1 Roster?

    ACE
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:45 am
    BOSTON (CBS) – It was an Over/Under Tuesday night on The Adam Jones Show’s “Game of Jones.” In this latest edition, Adam Jones predicts the Over/Under on the following topics, with Rich Keefe moderating the segment: - 5,000 yard passers in the NFL this season: Over/Under 3.5 “With the direction this league is heading, I would say over on that,” said Jones. “It’s definitely going to be more than that this season.” “It’s going to be Manning, Brees, Stafford and Luck,” added Keefe. - Home runs for Rusney Castillo this season:…
  • Patriots Players React To Logan Mankins Trade

    Matthew Geagan
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:20 am
    BOSTON (CBS) —  Logan Mankins’ locker was still intact in the New England Patriots locker room Tuesday afternoon, as his now former teammates reflected on his nine-plus years with the team. In a fairly shocking move on Tuesday, Mankins was traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for tight end Tim Wright and a fourth-round pick. A six-time Pro Bowler and three-time captain, Mankins was one of the most respected players on the team. Many of the Patriots learned about the trade while on the practice field, while others found out in the locker room. One thing was consistent though:…
  • Tampa Bay’s Perspective On The Logan Mankins Trade

    ACE
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:53 am
    BOSTON (CBS) – Patriot Nation is still feeling the aftershocks of the earthquake that was Tuesday’s news of trading Logan Mankins for, in their mind anyway, “another Rutgers guy” Bill Belichick desired. For some perspective on the trade, and a more thorough scouting report on Bucs tight end Tim Wright, both The Adam Jones Show and Toucher & Rich had on experts from Tampa to weigh in on the deal. Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune: “Good Deal For Both Sides” Tampa Bay was desperate for interior help on the offensive line after releasing two-time Pro…
  • Keller @ Large: Best Place To Express Your Opinion Without Anxiety

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    27 Aug 2014 | 5:33 am
    BOSTON (CBS) – Where would we in the media be without studies, those ubiquitous research projects that offer undisputable proof of either a certain conclusion, or its opposite? Some studies are more valuable than others. And sometimes they reach a conclusion that they simply cannot explain. That’s the case with a new study by a Rutgers University researcher that concludes there is a “spiral of silence” in social media where most people tend to avoid speaking out on public policy issues unless they’re confident their opinion will be popular. The researcher wonders why a medium…
  • Report: Final Details Of Market Basket Sale Being Worked Out

    miketoole
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:25 am
    BOSTON (CBS) – Negotiators in the Market Basket dispute are reportedly working out the final details of a deal to sell the supermarket chain to Arthur T. Demoulas for more than $1.5 billion. According to the Boston Globe, Demoulas and his cousin Arthur S. Demoulas are close to completing an agreement, but lawyers for the side “were still going back and forth over several details late Tuesday.” Arthur T. Demoulas was fired as CEO back in June. Employees walked off the job July 18 starting a revolt and customer boycott that’s cost Market Basket millions of dollars. Arthur T. is offering…
 
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  • DIG THIS: THE GODFATHER + GRAPHIC MEMOIRS + DIGBOSTON PRESENTS

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    27 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Photo By Zoe Mylonas WED 8.27 DigBoston Presents … because we love you What better way to welcome students back to the city than a night of comedy, music, and debauchery, right? We at the Dig thought as much, so we’re hosting a booze-infused romp at Laugh Boston tonight. 21+ to drink, any age to hang, and, per usual, sense of humor required. Laugh Boston, 425 Summer St., Boston. 8pm/all ages/FREE.  WED 8.27 Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir homegrown comics Fans of Alison Bechdel listen up. Scratch that. Fans of graphic novels period lend an ear: Boston’s Liz Prince is celebrating the release…
  • FREE RADICAL: TIPS ON CITY LIVING FOR INCOMING STUDENTS (PART I)

    EMILY HOPKINS
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    I’m directing this column at the thousands of students, new and returning, who are arriving in Boston this week. I know you think you’re a big shot, living in the city, going to college. That’s great. But since this is probably your first apartment, there is a lot you need to know about city dwelling. I know because I had to learn it too. Here are a few lessons for you incomers, and a few reminders for the rest of us. If it doesn’t work, don’t pay your rent. You wait until the last minute to turn on the heat only to find out halfway through November that it doesn’t work. If…
  • SLEEPING WEAZEL’S “27 TIPS” SHAMES THE SMARTPHONE

    SPENCER SHANNON
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Photo By David Marshall I get home, and my roommate greets me with a tired sigh. Concerned, I ask her what’s up. “I’m alright,” she says. “I think I’ve just been on the Internet too much today.” I don’t have to ask to get what she means. “Yeah,” I say. “I’m positive that the Internet is responsible for 60 percent of my depression.” I’m only somewhat joking. In a society that constantly bombards us with images of perfect, manufactured happiness, it’s hard to find respite. On our laptops, our televisions, our tablets and smartphones, exposure to some form of media…
  • COUNTDOWN TO BOSTON CALLING: THE 1975

    JASMINE LOPEZ
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:13 am
    THE 1975 DAY/TIME: SUNDAY 9.7 @ 6:05PM GENRE: Snogging with a Stranger SONG YOU HAVE TO SEE LIVE: “Chocolate” is the song that most people won’t remember the next day. Not because the sinfully power pop-y tune isn’t great; the beat is light and bouncy, much like the beach balls the crowd will be angrily tossing out of their faces at this point in the night (they’re fun on the first two days, guys, and nothing but annoying on the third – we’re trying to watch the show, goddammit). Nobody will remember this song because this will be the moment of the show that everyone decides…
  • DIG CONTRIBUTOR CLAY FERNALD LOSES APARTMENT IN FIRE, BUT YOU CAN HELP

    MARTÍN CABALLERO
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:47 am
    File under: news we absolutely hate. As some of you may already know, Middle East general manager and Dig contributor Clay Fernald was displaced from his Brighton apartment, along with roommates musician Kyle Neeson (of Cocked N’ Loaded) and graphic designer Michelle Dugan, when a four-alarm fire broke out at 105 Murdock St. last Thursday morning. They are all OK, but the extensive damage wreaked by the fire has left them without a home, not to mention many of their possessions. Thankfully, the story gets better from here. Within days, Clay, Kyle and Michelle set up a crowd-funding campaign…
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  • HubSpot CMO appointed board member at software startup Repsly

    Sara Castellanos
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:42 am
    Mike Volpe, chief marketing officer for Cambridge-based inbound marketing software company HubSpot, has joined the board of directors at Boston-based software startup Repsly. Repsly is a four-year-old Croatian software-as-a service company focused on managing field activity for companies, that recently relocated its headquarters to Boston and raised $1.25 million. Repsly, formerly known as Salespod, has 200 customers in 40 countries with a total of 2,200 users and rebranded because the majority…
  • Market Basket deal seems more likely, but not until late today

    27 Aug 2014 | 5:31 am
    Negotiators trying to work out a sale of control of Market Basket to the family of ousted-CEO Arthur T. Demoulas from a group led by his cousin Arthur S. Demoulas are near a deal, the Boston Globe reports. The paper says a final agreement could come as soon as late today. The Globe further reports that major issues have been resolved and that a final deal will value the stake controlled by Arthur S. Demoulas at more than $1.5 billion.
  • Fort Hill Brewery in Easthampton up and running, delivers 1st batch to local restaurants

    Mary Serreze
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:27 am
    EASTHAMPTON— Fort Hill Brewery has proudly delivered its first batch of craft beer — an Oktoberfest Lager — to local restaurants after breaking ground 22 months ago. The German-style lager is now available at venues such as Coco and the Cellar Bar, Galaxy, the Brass Cat, the Hideaway, Amy's Place, and the Apollo Grill in Easthampton, and will soon be on tap at Roberto's in Northampton, said owner and head brewer Eric Berzins. "The lager is trickier to brew than ales, because the fermentation…
  • ​Massachusetts Nurses Association petitions to see North Adams Hospital study

    Jessica Bartlett
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:20 am
    Members of the Massachusetts Nurses Association said they are petitioning the state to widely release a study on northern Berkshire community health services needs to better prepare for a discussion of what services should stay in the region Undertaken under the Department of Public Health, the needs study began in the troubled aftermath of the North Adams Regional Hospital closure to understand what medical services needed to be restored in the area. Though the study was slated for an August…
  • Mobile payments firm Paydiant opens new HQ in Newton

    Sara Castellanos
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Paydiant, a mobile payments tech firm, has moved its approximately 75 employees into a new 18,000-square-foot headquarters at 275 Grove St. in Newton's Riverside Center, which is twice the size of its previous Wellesley location. The company moved into its new space because it had outgrown its previous Wellesley location at 40 Walnut St. and wanted to support its current size and future growth, said a company spokeswoman. Paydiant has more than 75 employees and "expects to grow significantly"…
 
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  • ARCH Venture Exploits IPO Window To Raise $400M Fund, Its Eighth

    Alex Lash
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    Alex Lash Amid a boom in life science venture funding, ARCH Venture Partners has closed its eighth fund with more than $400 million in commitments, the firm announced Wednesday, and at least half of it is earmarked for one of the trickiest areas of innovation: emerging biomedical technology and therapeutics. The fund matches ARCH’s previous vehicle of $400 million and could end up at $425 million, well beyond the firm’s earlier goal. It filed regulatory paperwork in April that indicated a goal of $250 million. “You always want to be conservative these days, in terms of…
  • Coelacanths And Other IPO Thoughts Before The Autumn Markets Return

    Alex Lash
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:48 am
    Alex Lash Ah, the final week of summer. Would that it could go on forever. And thanks for reading this on your mobile device with your toes in the sand. Just don’t forget to take a dip or toss a Frisbee when you’re done. No doubt many would like the current biotech IPO climate to stretch on and on, too. There’s been the typical August lull, but after Labor Day the markets should get right back to business. There are 40 healthcare IPOs in the pipeline, according to IPO Scoop, and most are probably biotech if recent IPO history is a guide. One biotech VC, who asked not to be…
  • Mustbin Gets New CEO, Looks to Build “the Opposite of Snapchat”

    Gregory T. Huang
    26 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Gregory T. Huang Two new words for the future of Boston consumer tech: Satyender Mahajan. Mahajan, who goes by Saty (SAH-tee), is one of the newest CEOs in the local technology scene. As of this month, he took the reins of Boston-based startup Mustbin from founder Brian Shin, who will stay on as chairman and an advisor but will now focus on his main day job. Shin, for those scoring at home, is also CEO of Boston-based Visible Measures, a video analytics and advertising company that has raised somewhere north of $70 million in venture funding from mostly the same investors who’ve backed…
  • HubSpot Files for IPO, On Pace for $100M in Revenue

    Curt Woodward
    25 Aug 2014 | 2:56 pm
    Curt Woodward Online marketing software company HubSpot is finally heading to the public stock markets, seeking a $100 million IPO after nine years as a private company. Cambridge, MA-based HubSpot made its stock sale ambitions public late Monday. The news wasn’t a surprise—HubSpot’s leaders have been aiming to take the company public for some time, and it has raised some $100 million in private investment cash over the years. HubSpot’s software helps companies reach potential customers online using a combination of e-mail, search engine optimization, social…
  • “Plan” Versus “Vision” Entrepreneurs and How a VC Evaluates Startups

    Aziz Gilani
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:46 am
    Aziz Gilani Since I first joined Mercury Fund in 2008, I’ve seen the ups (now) and downs (2009) of venture capital in just six years. Despite the wildly different environments, I’ve noticed that the types of pitches we get, and our responses to them, haven’t changed much. Although we have seen small changes to some of the structures we use—capped notes anyone?—pitching entrepreneurs are still, by and large, falling into two categories and receiving two levels of investment from Mercury. Raising $100,000 versus $2 million. I recently spent time with my friends Jason Seats and…
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  • HubSpot CMO appointed board member at software startup Repsly

    Sara Castellanos
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:42 am
    Mike Volpe, chief marketing officer for Cambridge-based inbound marketing software company HubSpot, has joined the board of directors at Boston-based software startup Repsly. Repsly is a four-year-old Croatian software-as-a service company focused on managing field activity for companies, that recently relocated its headquarters to Boston and raised $1.25 million. Repsly, formerly known as Salespod, has 200 customers in 40 countries with a total of 2,200 users and rebranded because the majority…
  • Market Basket deal seems more likely, but not until late today

    27 Aug 2014 | 5:31 am
    Negotiators trying to work out a sale of control of Market Basket to the family of ousted-CEO Arthur T. Demoulas from a group led by his cousin Arthur S. Demoulas are near a deal, the Boston Globe reports. The paper says a final agreement could come as soon as late today. The Globe further reports that major issues have been resolved and that a final deal will value the stake controlled by Arthur S. Demoulas at more than $1.5 billion.
  • Fort Hill Brewery in Easthampton up and running, delivers 1st batch to local restaurants

    Mary Serreze
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:27 am
    EASTHAMPTON— Fort Hill Brewery has proudly delivered its first batch of craft beer — an Oktoberfest Lager — to local restaurants after breaking ground 22 months ago. The German-style lager is now available at venues such as Coco and the Cellar Bar, Galaxy, the Brass Cat, the Hideaway, Amy's Place, and the Apollo Grill in Easthampton, and will soon be on tap at Roberto's in Northampton, said owner and head brewer Eric Berzins. "The lager is trickier to brew than ales, because the fermentation…
  • ​Massachusetts Nurses Association petitions to see North Adams Hospital study

    Jessica Bartlett
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:20 am
    Members of the Massachusetts Nurses Association said they are petitioning the state to widely release a study on northern Berkshire community health services needs to better prepare for a discussion of what services should stay in the region Undertaken under the Department of Public Health, the needs study began in the troubled aftermath of the North Adams Regional Hospital closure to understand what medical services needed to be restored in the area. Though the study was slated for an August…
  • Mobile payments firm Paydiant opens new HQ in Newton

    Sara Castellanos
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Paydiant, a mobile payments tech firm, has moved its approximately 75 employees into a new 18,000-square-foot headquarters at 275 Grove St. in Newton's Riverside Center, which is twice the size of its previous Wellesley location. The company moved into its new space because it had outgrown its previous Wellesley location at 40 Walnut St. and wanted to support its current size and future growth, said a company spokeswoman. Paydiant has more than 75 employees and "expects to grow significantly"…
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  • Struggling Season Continues for Xander Bogaerts

    Anthony Vitale
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:01 pm
    There is no better literal representation for the headache of a season Xander Bogaerts has had for the Red Sox this year than the 89 mile-per-hour changeup the 21-year-old took off the head Friday night. Bogaerts’ night at the plate said it all, really.  His first at-bat he crushed a Felix Hernandez pitch well over the Monster, but inches foul.  It was close enough for Manager John Farrell to challenge, but much like the Red Sox season as a whole, it didn’t go their way.  Bogaerts struck out later in the at-bat. In his next time up, King Felix came up and in, beaming Bogaerts in the…
  • Report: Patriots Trade Logan Mankins to Tampa Bay

    Matthew Geogan
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:12 am
    Reports are coming in that the Patriots have agreed to send guard Logan Mankins to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for tight end Tim Wright and a draft pick. This trade certainly comes as a shock to Patriot fans. Most around the team believed that this would be Mankins’ final season with the team, due to his massive contract and declining ability. However, I don’t think a trade or release this season was on anyone’s radar. Tim Wright had a productive season with the Bucs in 2013. As an undrafted rookie he hauled in 54 catches for 571 yards and 5 touchdowns. Wright is a hybrid…
  • Red Sox Have Decisions to Make and Money to Spend this Off-Season

    Anthony Vitale
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:16 pm
    It’s been three weeks since the infamous Jon Lester trade that sent him and outfielder Jonny Gomes to Oakland for outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, and the Red Sox starting rotation really hasn’t been the same since. Lester, the team’s best starter and home grown talent, was dealt at the trading deadline in an attempt to bolster the lineup for next year.  Reports are saying that the team is planning to make a hard run at Lester in the off-season, but doing so would likely go against their relatively new philosophy that refuses to sign a pitcher over the age of 30 to a long term contract.
  • If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 20

    John
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:48 pm
    August is nearing its end, and teams have less than a week to use the waiver wire to acquire new talent. Oakland is still having trouble with the Angels. Kansas City is still working on building a more permanent home atop their division. The NL Wildcard race is fairly stable, but still close and frantic. A lot could still happen in the last month or so of the season, so let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started as Monday, August 25, before the day’s games: National League #1 Washington Nationals The Nationals continue to roll, having won 12 of their last 13. They are…
  • VIDEO: Bee Interrupts Venus Williams’ US Open Match

    John
    25 Aug 2014 | 2:26 pm
    The US Open has only begun, but already has proven to be highly entertaining. But that’s not so much due to the tennis matches themselves, but especially due to a bee that got involved in American Venus Williams’ first round match with Japan’s Kimiko Date-Krumm. The bee first began hassling Krumm before eventually moving on to Williams. Check out the hilarity that ensued here. © John for Sports of Boston, 2014. | Permalink | No comment Filed under: Now!, Video.
 
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  • Game Of Jones: Over/Under 2.5 Quarterbacks On Patriots Week 1 Roster?

    ACE
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:45 am
    BOSTON (CBS) – It was an Over/Under Tuesday night on The Adam Jones Show’s “Game of Jones.” In this latest edition, Adam Jones predicts the Over/Under on the following topics, with Rich Keefe moderating the segment: - 5,000 yard passers in the NFL this season: Over/Under 3.5 “With the direction this league is heading, I would say over on that,” said Jones. “It’s definitely going to be more than that this season.” “It’s going to be Manning, Brees, Stafford and Luck,” added Keefe. - Home runs for Rusney Castillo this season:…
  • Patriots Players React To Logan Mankins Trade

    Matthew Geagan
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:20 am
    BOSTON (CBS) —  Logan Mankins’ locker was still intact in the New England Patriots locker room Tuesday afternoon, as his now former teammates reflected on his nine-plus years with the team. In a fairly shocking move on Tuesday, Mankins was traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for tight end Tim Wright and a fourth-round pick. A six-time Pro Bowler and three-time captain, Mankins was one of the most respected players on the team. Many of the Patriots learned about the trade while on the practice field, while others found out in the locker room. One thing was consistent though:…
  • Tampa Bay’s Perspective On The Logan Mankins Trade

    ACE
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:53 am
    BOSTON (CBS) – Patriot Nation is still feeling the aftershocks of the earthquake that was Tuesday’s news of trading Logan Mankins for, in their mind anyway, “another Rutgers guy” Bill Belichick desired. For some perspective on the trade, and a more thorough scouting report on Bucs tight end Tim Wright, both The Adam Jones Show and Toucher & Rich had on experts from Tampa to weigh in on the deal. Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune: “Good Deal For Both Sides” Tampa Bay was desperate for interior help on the offensive line after releasing two-time Pro…
  • The Sky Is The Limit For Chargers’ Keenan Allen In 2014

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    27 Aug 2014 | 3:04 am
    By Dave Thomas CBS Local Sports presents 32 Players in 32 Days, a daily feature focusing on one impact player from each NFL team. Keenan Allen – WR – #13Height: 6′ 2″ Weight: 211 pounds Age: 22 Hometown: Greensboro, N.C.  College: Cal Experience: 2 years When Vincent Jackson left a couple of years back and took his talents to greener pastures (to the tune of some $55 million) in Tampa Bay, many fans of the San Diego Chargers likely wondered just who quarterback Philip Rivers would go to when directing the Bolts down the field via the passing game. If before the…
  • Huge 11th Inning Sends Red Sox Over Blue Jays

    deanreddington
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:57 pm
    Mike Napoli and Allen Craig both homered in a seven-run 11th inning, Dustin Pedroia homered and had four RBIs and the Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 11-7 Tuesday night.
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  • Jayhawks' Reagan hired by Weis to replace _ Weis

    27 Aug 2014 | 6:23 am
    LAWRENCE, Kan. — John Reagan has what could be the most uncomfortable job in major college football: He's the offensive coordinator at Kansas, hired by coach Charlie Weis to replace — Charlie Weis.Weis had a chance to see what Reagan could do firsthand the past couple of seasons, when his Rice offenses helped engineer two wins over the Jayhawks. So when Weis decided after last season that he wanted to hire an offensive coordinator and spend more time overseeing the entire program, he reached out to the up-and-coming coach with the Kansas ties.
  • Boxer Jermain Taylor accused of shooting cousin

    27 Aug 2014 | 5:54 am
    MAUMELLE, Ark. — Former middleweight boxing champion Jermain Taylor has been arrested on suspicion of domestic battery and assault in a shooting that wounded Taylor's cousin at the boxer's suburban Little Rock home, authorities said."Mr. Taylor was arrested for domestic battery, first-degree, and aggravated assault," Pulaski County Sheriff's Office Lt. Carl Minden said Tuesday. "It was his cousin and another individual that came over to his house, an altercation ensued, he (Taylor) grabbed a weapon and opened fire."
  • Birthday treat for Jordan Spieth at Preston Trail

    27 Aug 2014 | 5:29 am
    PARAMUS, N.J. — Jordan Spieth celebrated a big birthday with friends in Las Vegas, had a two-week stretch at Firestone and the PGA Championship, and then headed home to Texas to take advantage of the biggest perk to turning 21.He finally played Preston Trail.
  • No reason to feel sorry for Jim Furyk

    27 Aug 2014 | 5:29 am
    PARAMUS, N.J. — The good news for Jim Furyk is that people finally stopped talking about his golf swing that only a mother could love and a father could teach.Now it's whether he knows how to win.
  • NBA unveils new rules to make baselines safer

    27 Aug 2014 | 5:26 am
    The NBA is expanding the area that must be clear behind the basket and cutting the number of photographers along the baseline in an effort to improve player safety.The new regulations, calling for an extra foot of open space on both sides of the basket stanchion, were sent to teams Tuesday by league president of operations Rod Thorn and executive vice president of team marketing and business operations Amy Brooks in a memo that was obtained by The Associated Press.
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  • Red Sox Continue Dismal Season, Third Preseason Game For Patriots

    22 Aug 2014 | 7:56 am
    Is the Red Sox season over yet? It’s really hard to believe what has happened at Fenway Park this season, perhaps even more difficult to believe what happened last season at Fenway Park. What went wrong with Xander Bogaerts & Jackie Bradley? – Peter Abraham has an excellent look at one of the biggest issues this season – the struggles of two rookies who were expected to play big roles this season. Their current hope at keeping interest up is the pursuit of Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo, which could be resolved today. The Patriots play the third preseason game tonight…
  • Random Monday In August

    18 Aug 2014 | 8:40 am
    August isn’t a whole lot of fun in the sports landscape, especially when the Red Sox are already out of contention. Hockey and Basketball are still weeks away. The seemingly endless grind of training camp and preseason football drones on. It’s also the time when most sports radio hosts take some time off before the NFL season gets fully underway. Thus we’ve had an overload of Steve Buckley, Greg Dickerson, Jerry Thornton, Adam Jones (filling on on the AM) Jon Meterparel and the other B-list fill in hosts. Some of whom are quite OK in small doses, but when you’re…
  • Boston Radio Hosts Accuse Pedro Martinez of Steroid Use

    15 Aug 2014 | 8:21 am
    It is hardly surprising in this day and age of sports shock talk that hosts attempting to bring attention to themselves would attack the most revered Red Sox player of the last 30 years. Yesterday and this morning, both 98.5 FM (Felger and Mazz) and WEEI (Kirk Minihane) made, at the very least, strong suggestions that former Red Sox ace Pedro Martinez used steroids during his playing career. The reason for the discussion is because Martinez (along with Roger Clemens, Nomar Garciaparra and Joe Castiglione) were inducted into the Red Sox team Hall of Fame. It’s supposed to be a fun event,…
  • Five Years Of 98.5 The SportsHub – How The Landscape Has Changed.

    13 Aug 2014 | 8:11 am
    Five years ago, WEEI was still riding high. They had stomped attempts to challenge them in the forms of 1510 the Zone and ESPN590. In February of that year, Chad Finn wrote a column for the Boston Globe OT that was eerily prescient in what it had to say about WEEI and its future. Maybe the average Boston sports fan is less sophisticated than I want to believe. But I’m convinced that provided with an equal signal, some savvy program director could build what WEEI claims to be: the premier sports radio station in the country. Then in July of 2009, it was announced that the new 98.5 The…
  • Painful Night In Landover for Patriots, Viewers

    8 Aug 2014 | 9:07 am
    The Patriots looked bad last night against the Redskins, and none worse than Ryan Mallett who struggled his way to a 5-12, 55 yard performance. I think that only in New England does the media use the backup quarterback as a way to make snide remarks about the coach. The last few days have been filled with snark about Mallett, ever since Belichick pal Mike Mayock made the remark that he was impressed with Mallett and sees an NFL starting QB right now in him, a comment that has provoked endless chuckles around the Patriots beat. The remark also led to plenty of snark around the Patriots beat…
 
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  • Pure Joy with Renowned Self-Management Expert Joy Baldridge

    America Meditating
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Joy Baldridge, CPC, CSP, is a renowned self-management expert who helps the best companies in the world become even better at increasing revenue and productivity while decreasing stress and frustration. She is the president of Baldridge Seminars International and specializes in training sales and management professionals. At every company where she has sold, she was consistently ranked the #1 revenue producer. Joy is the author of “The Fast-Forward MBA in Selling” and “Pure Joy,” and has appeared as an expert in many publications including: Time Out New York, Working Mother,…
  • Wake Up Knoxville August 27, 2014 with guest Dylan Fiek

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    27 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    This morning on Wake Up Knoxville, we will be covering news, weather, sports and current events for the Knoxville area. Assistant City Manager Dylan Fiek will be our guest this morning. We will talk to Dylan about new and old projects in Knoxville as well as discuss his recent letter of resignation, his future and the future of Knoxville Tune in this morning at 7 for Wake Up Knoxville Knoxville!
  • New Moon Affirmations and an Attitude of Gratitude

    Perspectivepower
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    NEW MOON AFFIRMATIONS and an ATTITUDE of GRATITUDE will ALLOW us ALL to LEARN how to MAXIMIZE the ENERGY of the NEW MOON effectively!  Thank you to award-winning artist David Martinka www.redbellymusic.com and www.sunshadows.net for his wonderful music.  I invite YOU to CONNECT with me www.annetterochelleaben.wordpress.com and to FOLLOW this program @ www.blogtalkradio.com/perspectivepower and www.facebook.com/perspectivepower as well as THANK YOU for ORDERING my BOOKS from www.Amazon.com those books are Choose the 2-step plan and Perspective it's all about replacing one thought with…
  • Hour of Power of Prayer-Prayer Praise & Deliverance

    Prayer Praise Deliverance
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Join our team of Prayer Warriors/Intercessors as we share scriptures and prayers of empowerment for self deliverance and deliverance for families as listeners are encouraged to declare the word of God for your life and your family. We share testimonies that will help you or a loved one to become free from your bondages and lack. Come see what God is doing. We invite you to join us Monday thru Friday for early Morning Prayer 8 AM EST/5 AM PST on conference call:  Dial 641-715-3200, code 278961#, *6 to mute.  Prayers are offered for anyone who is in need of prayer during and after our…
  • Tree Of Life International Prayer Fellowship: End-time call to prayer

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    27 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    NEW BROADCAST TIME! 5:00 AM TO 6:00 AM PST. Brother Bonner is hosting a male Christian, non-denominational prayer assembly of elders, deacons, and brethren. This broadcast is a call to repentance and prayer for all men, (and boys) who desire to participate in the will of God in these last days. This daily non-denominational, Christian intercessory prayer broadcast is being held for the purpose of restoring family and church order, spiritual growth and unity in the body of Christ. In addition, our goal is to allow the Kingdom of God to manifest in our lives, as well as experience healing,…
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  • Corinthian Colleges, Hurting For Cash, Sells Student Loans

    Editor - Education News
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:44 pm
    Corinthian Colleges, in the midst of winding down operations under an agreement with the Department of Education, still needs cash to keep going. But after selling a multimillion-dollar portfolio of student loans, the for-profit college operator has drawn a strong rebuke from financial regulators, according to a disclosure filed Monday. Last week Corinthian sold a set of student loans for approximately $19 million to an unnamed third party. The very next day, the company met with attorneys for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Now the CFPB has accused Corinthian of violating both the…
  • Career paths that will reduce or wipe out student loans

    Editor - Education News
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:44 pm
    TAMPA (FOX 13) - As classes commence, college students are understandably queasy. Seasoned professors will challenge their thinking; peer pressure will tempt them; and debt will begin haunting them. “It worries me,” said University of South Florida Senior Leah Carroll. Seventy-percent of college students are taking out student loans, according to U.S. Education Department statistics. And the average balance has reach a staggering sum: $33,000 upon graduation – a record high. For many, the debt is an absolute must. “Without student loans, I probably wouldn’t even be…
  • Virginia Looks for Ways to Reduce Animal-Vehicle Accidents

    Editor - Finance Top Stories
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:44 pm
    A Virginia study aimed at reducing collisions between vehicles and animals is targeting a section of Interstate 64 near Waynesboro. Lead researcher Bridget Donaldson tells the Richmond Times-Dispatch that 30 percent of the accidents on the 18 mile-section are collisions with wildlife. Motion-activated cameras have been placed along the highway section east and west of Afton Mountain. Researchers are using the cameras to see when and how animals cross the interstate. If there’s an underpass, Donaldson says deer and bears often will travel under roads. But not all animals will take that…
  • EPIC Launches Education Protector for Student Athletes

    Editor - Finance Top Stories
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:44 pm
    Silicon Valley-based EPIC Insurance Brokers has launched a new policy designed to protect high school athletes who have received a verbal offer for an athletic scholarship or grant from an NCAA Division I or Division II sports program. Education Protector offers insurance coverage for the window of time between the extension of a Verbal Offer and the formal signing of the Letter of Intent or an athletic grant from an Institution of Higher Learning. The policy provide funds for tuition reimbursement in the event the athlete is injured between receiving the verbal offer for an athletic…
  • Murphy Joins Leavitt Great West in Montana

    Editor - Finance Top Stories
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:44 pm
    Leavitt Great West Insurance Services has named Kristina Murphy as a commercial account manager in the Choteau, Mont. office. Her experience in the industry started with personal insurance, and she has worked in offices in Choteau, Cut Bank, Conrad and Great Falls. Leavitt Great West Insurance Services, a Leavitt Group agency, were formed when Taylor-Leavitt Insurance Agency, Northern Montana Insurance Services and Mountain West Benefits merged in 2014. Article source: Article SourceThe post Murphy Joins Leavitt Great West in Montana appeared first on .
 
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  • It's About Respect: Requiem For Logan Mankins

    Richard Hill
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:21 pm
    Logan Mankins is moving on in his career, but he'll always be considered a Patriot. We should have known that this relationship was doomed from the beginning. One side always wanted more than the other was willing- able?- to give. Out of the gate, the Patriots tried to strong arm Logan Mankins, the walk-on 40-game starting offensive tackle out of Fresno State- a second round tackle talent taken in the first with the hopes of changing him into a guard. The team wanted to force a sixth year onto Mankins' rookie contract, just like the rookie before him (Ben Watson) signed. Mankins' agent…
  • Patriots Final Roster Cuts and Today's Insanity

    Richard Hill
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:04 pm
    The Patriots have flipped their roster and I have no idea how to feel. Deep breath. Step away from whatever ledge you're near. Bill Belichick has blind sided us with yet another heart breaking transaction and the season starts in a couple weeks. Would the Patriots football season start any other way? There were some minor moves that happened today. The Patriots released defensive lineman Ben Bass, whom they acquired from the Cowboys in exchange for cornerback Justin Green, after seeing just one snap of active play. Wide receivers Wilson Van Hooser and Derrick Johnson were cut loose, but we…
  • Logan Mankins Traded to Buccaneers

    Greg Knopping
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:09 pm
    In a shocker, the Patriots have trading offensive line stalwart Logan Mankins to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Per Fox Sports' Jay Glazer, the Patriots and Buccaneers are ironing out terms to send guard Logan Mankins to Florida in exchange for tight end Tim Wright and an unspecified draft pick. Mankins was the Patriots first round pick in 2005 and has been the mainstay of the offensive line. He captures the second most cap space on the roster and will free up plenty of space for subsequent moves (Darrelle Revis extension?). Mankins is responsible for $10.5 million and $11 million in cap space in…
  • Why the Patriots Traded Logan Mankins

    Greg Knopping
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    The New England Patriots traded Logan Mankins to the Buccaneers today. You're probably wondering why. If you're like most Patriots fans, you're probably scratching your head, wondering why the Patriots traded All-Pro guard Logan Mankins to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for Tim Wright and a 4th round pick. Your knee-jerk reaction may have included your jaw hitting the ground and several spouts of profanity. But believe it or not, there are several good reasons the Patriots made this trade. 1. Patriots Liked Tim Wright Make no doubt about it - the New England Patriots made this trade because they…
  • Logan Mankins Traded: A Knee-Jerk Reaction

    Alec Shane
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:34 am
    My initial reaction to the news that Logan Mankins is no longer a Patriot. So remember a few days ago when I said that at this point in the season absolutely nothing that Bill Belichick did would surprise me? I stand corrected. The football world has already gotten a head start in reacting to the news that Logan Mankins is now departing for sunny Tampa Bay in exchange for tight end Tim Wright and a fourth round draft pick, and for the most part, the narrative goes something like this: "What? How the hell could Bill Belichick have traded Logan Mankins? He was a team leader!!!" It's all…
 
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  • Shoulder better, Kelly eyes sweep of Jays

    Steven Petrella
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:58 pm
    The Blue Jays will wrap up a three-game set against the Red Sox looking to avoid a sweep. Since sweeping Boston at Fenway Park in late July, the Blue Jays have taken just one series (1-6-1). Joe Kelly will get the ball for the Red Sox against Marcus Stroman in Wednesday's finale.
  • Napoli joins elite company with massive blast

    Jamie Ross
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:48 pm
    Mike Napoli's mammoth home run in the 11th inning marked the 17th time in Rogers Centre history that a player has gone deep to the fifth deck.
  • Overturned call at second pivotal in Sox's rally

    Jamie Ross
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:34 pm
    For the second straight night, Mookie Betts was thrown out at second base. But just like Monday, the Red Sox's top prospect had the call overturned following a video review.
  • Spot on: Sox use seven-run rally to sink Jays

    Jamie Ross
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:09 pm
    After playing small ball to break a tie, the Red Sox showed some muscle and went deep twice to put the game out of reach. Mike Napoli crushed a three-run shot to the fifth deck, and Allen Craig swatted his first homer as a member of the Red Sox to lift Boston to an 11-7 victory at Rogers Centre, creating the opportunity for the sweep on Wednesday.
  • Despite struggles, no plans to shut down Koji

    Jamie Ross
    26 Aug 2014 | 4:55 pm
    Manager John Farrell said there are no plans to shut down Koji Uehara despite the closer's recent struggles.
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  • UConn Football Radio Show Debuts On Wednesday

    Ian
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:40 pm
    This in from UConn: VERNON, Conn. – The UConn Football Coach’s Radio Show presented by Webster Bank make will make its 2014 season debut on Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. with new head coach Bob Diaco. The show airs each week on a Thursday of a Saturday game and the schedule is adjusted for non-Saturday games, including this Friday’s opener vs. BYU at Rentschler Field at 7:00 p.m. The show is heard on WTIC NewsTalk 1080 and WAVZ-1300 AM in New Haven. The show takes place at the Wood-n-Tap on 236 Hartford Turnpike in Vernon, Conn., and is hosted by the radio play-by-play voice of the…
  • Former Husky Hasheem Thabeet Traded To Sixers; Then Waived

    Ian
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:39 pm
    Former UConn Huskies center Hasheem Thabeet has been traded by the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Philadelphia 76ers. The Thunder have also sent cash to the 76ers while receiving a second round draft pick in 2015 and a trade exception. According to reports, Thabeet will be waived by the 76ers making him a free agent. Thabeet was drafted second overall by the Memphis Grizzlies in the 2009 NBA Draft and has played for four teams including the Grizzlies. They are the Houston Rockets (traded in 2010-11 season to them), Portland Trailblazers (traded to them in 2011-12 season) and the Oklahoma City…
  • UConn OL Gus Cruz Happy To Be Back On The Football Field

    Ian
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:44 pm
    UConn Huskies OL Gus Cruz looks on during practice on August 11, 2014 in Storrs, CT. Cruz missed the final seven games of 2013 with a cardiac issue. Imagine that you’re in your early 40′s, or any age, and your doctor tells you that you have a serious, possibly life threatening but curable issue with your heart or anything similar for that matter. Now imagine that you’re a college athlete in your early 20′s, in prime shape and are told the same thing. We all have that injury or health issue that gives us the chills or makes us look away when we hear about it or see it.
  • Patriots Trade Mankins to Bucs

    Steve
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:17 pm
    On Tuesday afternoon, the New England Patriots traded 6-time Pro Bowl G Logan Mankins to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for TE Tim Wright and a 4th round draft pick in 2015. Mankins, 32, has been with the Patriots since being drafted by the team in 2005 out of Fresno State. The trade will alleviate some cap space as the team also saved about $4.25 M in cap space this season. Some foresee this as moving money around to in order to sign CB Darrelle Revis long-term. Mankins has been one of the faces of the Patriots for the past several seasons, was third in team seniority behind Tom Brady and Vince…
  • Paw Prints – The Daily UConn Roundup – 8/26/14

    Ian
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:06 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 Video: UConn Football Coach Bob Diaco On What He Expects From His Team Against BYU [sox & dawgs] Breaking Bread with Bob…
 
 
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  • ARCH Venture Exploits IPO Window To Raise $400M Fund, Its Eighth

    Alex Lash
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    Alex Lash Amid a boom in life science venture funding, ARCH Venture Partners has closed its eighth fund with more than $400 million in commitments, the firm announced Wednesday, and at least half of it is earmarked for one of the trickiest areas of innovation: emerging biomedical technology and therapeutics. The fund matches ARCH’s previous vehicle of $400 million and could end up at $425 million, well beyond the firm’s earlier goal. It filed regulatory paperwork in April that indicated a goal of $250 million. “You always want to be conservative these days, in terms of…
  • Coelacanths And Other IPO Thoughts Before The Autumn Markets Return

    Alex Lash
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:48 am
    Alex Lash Ah, the final week of summer. Would that it could go on forever. And thanks for reading this on your mobile device with your toes in the sand. Just don’t forget to take a dip or toss a Frisbee when you’re done. No doubt many would like the current biotech IPO climate to stretch on and on, too. There’s been the typical August lull, but after Labor Day the markets should get right back to business. There are 40 healthcare IPOs in the pipeline, according to IPO Scoop, and most are probably biotech if recent IPO history is a guide. One biotech VC, who asked not to be…
  • Mustbin Gets New CEO, Looks to Build “the Opposite of Snapchat”

    Gregory T. Huang
    26 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Gregory T. Huang Two new words for the future of Boston consumer tech: Satyender Mahajan. Mahajan, who goes by Saty (SAH-tee), is one of the newest CEOs in the local technology scene. As of this month, he took the reins of Boston-based startup Mustbin from founder Brian Shin, who will stay on as chairman and an advisor but will now focus on his main day job. Shin, for those scoring at home, is also CEO of Boston-based Visible Measures, a video analytics and advertising company that has raised somewhere north of $70 million in venture funding from mostly the same investors who’ve backed…
  • HubSpot Files for IPO, On Pace for $100M in Revenue

    Curt Woodward
    25 Aug 2014 | 2:56 pm
    Curt Woodward Online marketing software company HubSpot is finally heading to the public stock markets, seeking a $100 million IPO after nine years as a private company. Cambridge, MA-based HubSpot made its stock sale ambitions public late Monday. The news wasn’t a surprise—HubSpot’s leaders have been aiming to take the company public for some time, and it has raised some $100 million in private investment cash over the years. HubSpot’s software helps companies reach potential customers online using a combination of e-mail, search engine optimization, social…
  • “Plan” Versus “Vision” Entrepreneurs and How a VC Evaluates Startups

    Aziz Gilani
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:46 am
    Aziz Gilani Since I first joined Mercury Fund in 2008, I’ve seen the ups (now) and downs (2009) of venture capital in just six years. Despite the wildly different environments, I’ve noticed that the types of pitches we get, and our responses to them, haven’t changed much. Although we have seen small changes to some of the structures we use—capped notes anyone?—pitching entrepreneurs are still, by and large, falling into two categories and receiving two levels of investment from Mercury. Raising $100,000 versus $2 million. I recently spent time with my friends Jason Seats and…
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  • Tienes un mensaje nuevo en tu bandeja de entrada

    11 Aug 2014 | 8:37 am
    Hola, Hay un mensaje sin leer de tu amigo/a esperando por ti. Haz click aquí para ver el mensaje: a.iqelite.com/j/hRfp5O/4ln/?hg=saRmSldQJH Saludos, El equipo de IQ Elite
  • It still feels like 2013 never really started. That’s...

    31 May 2013 | 1:18 pm
    It still feels like 2013 never really started. That’s probably a sign that I am still fucked up. Five months into the supposedly new year, the year my life is supposed to begin anew or something like that, and I have been living in standstill since I don’t even know when. Berlin is lovely and depending on who you ask, I have been waiting weeks, months, years to be here. Moving countries wasn’t a mistake, yet I can’t shake this persistent feeling that I have arrived too late to a party thrown in my honor. The perfectionistic side of me will not relent. She says I would have been…
  • The Saudi Marathon Man : The New Yorker

    17 Apr 2013 | 12:50 pm
    The Saudi Marathon Man : The New Yorker: A twenty-year-old man who had been watching the Boston Marathon had his body torn into by the force of a bomb. He wasn’t alone; a hundred and seventy-six people were injured and three were killed. But he was the only one who, while in the hospital being treated for his wounds, had his apartment searched in “a startling show of force,” as his fellow-tenants described it to the Boston Herald, with a “phalanx” of officers and agents and two K9 units. He was the one whose belongings were carried out in paper bags as his neighbors watched; whose…
  • Boston

    15 Apr 2013 | 1:51 pm
    I couldn’t get out of Boston soon enough when I was in the midst of leaving the country in January. I wanted nothing to do with the city any longer, and I felt like there was nothing left for me there. But of course there’s something I left behind, or I wouldn’t be this upset, this much of a wreck that I interrupted a family dinner to shove a smart phone in my boyfriend’s face. Surprisingly right now, I actually miss Boston. I even wish I were there. I feel something I didn’t think I was capable of feeling anymore. Homesickness. Powerlessness. I don’t know,…
  • I wanted to let you know that your blog has been a great source of comfort to me, though I've only popped in from time to time in the last few years. I was also socially ostracized in college (on a much smaller scale) when I was unhappy. Since then, I've felt that I'll never regain the confidence that I'd need to pursue my ambition of becoming an academic, a belief that my ideas could matter. Your passion and courage are so inspiring. They make me think I could be stronger, too.

    15 Apr 2013 | 9:19 am
    I think you’ve already demonstrated your strength by sharing this story (which I have been terribly tardy in responding to - my apologies). Hopefully, in writing me this message, you can recognize that the people who ostracized you were wrong in their actions and especially in their opinion. Your ideas DO matter. This note mattered to me, and I’m sure it will matter to someone else who is reading. I have been told many times that my work and writing are passionate and courageous, but if I am brave, it is only because I am continually humbled and inspired by others who have overcome far…
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  • On The Town: Brunch at Tatte Bakery & Cafe

    admin
    11 Aug 2014 | 4:37 am
    While you never want a good weekend to end, a delightful brunch always helps close out several days of leisure on a high note. Inspired by my dear friend G who was visiting, we decided to try Tatte Bakery & Cafe in Kendall Square. It’s been on my radar for some time and after a delightful meal, I’m a little ashamed that I haven’t come sooner. Although Tatte Bakery & Cafe has multiple locations in Brookline and Cambridge, we walked from the Back Bay to the Kendall Square location at 318 Third Street (~30 ish min walk from the Mass. Ave Bridge). The interior is utterly…
  • #KINDBoston: What’s Your Vision for Making Boston Kinder?

    admin
    8 Aug 2014 | 4:25 am
    What’s your vision for making Boston kinder? Is it topping off parking meters, putting out water bowls for dogs on a hot day, or surprising busy commuters with a free Charlie Card? It’s these ideas – and more – that are the inspiration for KIND’s new #KINDBoston campaign. I was lucky enough to be a guest at the Red Sox game on Tuesday, July 29, where KIND launched this initiative with the help of a little star power. To participate, Bostonians are invited to share their vision for making Boston a kinder place to live and work via Twitter with the hashtag…
  • Recipe: Oil-Free Maple Cinnamon Date Almond Granola from The Chic Life

    admin
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:32 am
    I probably shouldn’t admit this, but I consume a greek yogurt parfait way too often (e.g. multiple times per week). Guess that’s what happens when you’re super busy during the work week and don’t have much time to cook. My favorite combo? Fage 2% greek yogurt with cinnamon stirred in, a gala apple (chilled in the fridge) and a little museli or granola to top it off. There’s also the occasional drizzle of raw agave nectar (yum). Although granola is delicious, most store bought varieties are quite high in sugar, calories, fat. As a result, I’m always on the lookout…
  • The Weekender: Bastille Kitchen, Tremont 647 and Scenic Runs

    admin
    27 Jul 2014 | 5:19 pm
    Ah, what a weekend. From a new restaurant/lounge opening, to time with good friends, scenic walks, runs, cooking and baking, this weekend certainly did not disappoint. Here’s a peek into my weekend, plus a glimpse of what’s to come on The SavvyBostonian!         My weekend formerly kicked off on Thursday night with the grand opening party for Bastille Kitchen. Located at 49 Melcher Street in Fort Point Channel, Bastille Kitchen is just stunning. The interior is huge, with a modern yet rustic open floor plan. I just loved the chic upstairs and the cozy…
  • Travel: Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate

    admin
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:33 am
    With multiple pools, a lazy river, delicious restaurants and amenities galore, I am kicking myself for not staying a few more days at the Omni Orlando Resort at Championsgate. I first heard about the resort through a speaking opportunity at the Social Fresh East Conference, but I was so smitten that I know I’ll be back again. Until then, I hope you’ll enjoy reading about my stay! The Arrival I arrived at the Omni Orlando late on a Wednesday night – closer to midnight. Unfortunately, my flight had been delayed due to bad weather in Boston. Thankfully, the resort is about…
 
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  • 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…
  • Britax Pioneer 70 High Back Booster Seat Review

    Keriannot
    5 Aug 2014 | 10:39 am
    Disclosure: We were provided with a Britax Pioneer 70 High Back Booster Seat to faciliate this review. Other than the booster seat, no additional compensation was received. Any opinions are my own. I only have one child and after 4 1/2 years of the buckling routine, I have been more than ready to put this routine behind us, giving Gavin more independence. His convertible car seat is a baby product I’ll happily pass on. For those of you with more than 1 child, exactly how long does it take you to buckle each one in before you are ready to go? During our participation in the Toyota…
  • ToyQueen Donates $1200 In New Toys to Shriners Hospitals for Children Using the Toyota Sienna #SiennaDiaries

    Keriannot
    3 Aug 2014 | 3:07 pm
    There have been many times in my life where I’ve been fortunate to be part of something awesome and amazing. While “paying it forward” should be innate, there are moments when being part of a bigger initiative certainly helps spark the drive and provide momentum to do something fulfilling and rewarding. So thank you Toyota for making it possible for my family to give back to a very deserving community, Shriners Hospital for Children in Boston.  For 3 months, Toyota provided my family with a Sienna minivan to drive as part of the #SiennaDiaries, while we chronicled our adventures in…
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    Universal Hub - All Boston, all the time

  • Green Line wires come undone, riders know that's no fun

    adamg
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:02 am
    Some sort of wire ish means busing for Riverside riders between Riverside and Newton Highland - and problems for riders further down the line, as Phil R. reported at 7:50 a.m.: You KNOW the D line is F'D up when you wait 25 mins at Newton Ctr for packed like sardines train & they don't collect fares.
  • Man shot repeatedly in Dorchester

    adamg
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:45 pm
    Tue, 08/26/2014 - 20:00Stanley Stacos reports a man was shot several times in the chest and shoulder around 8 p.m. at 241 Woodrow Ave. in Dorchester. Free tagging: GunsNeighborhoods: DorchesterTopics: Crime
  • Black hair studios

    adamg
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:29 pm
    FirmieFirms asks: Anyone know a good black hair studio in Mattapan / Dorchester / Hyde Park? I need a perm! Neighborhoods: Boston
  • Small fire shuts South Street in Jamaica Plain

    adamg
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:16 pm
    South Street scene. Photo by Nick Ellis. Nick Ellis reports Boston firefighters made quick work of a small fire at 206 South St. around 9:20 p.m. Matt Carter reports the fire was in a third-floor wal. Tue, 08/26/2014 - 21:20
  • Police: Spare Change Guy nabbed again for fare jumping - and assault and battery

    adamg
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:31 pm
    For the second time in a week, Transit Police report stopping John Bubier at Andrew station for trying to ride the Red Line for free - and then placing him in custody because he has an outstanding warrant, this time for assault and battery, out of Boston Municipal Court. Last week, Transit Police arrested Bubier for allegedly failing to register as a Level 3 sex offender. He has since registered.
 
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  • Pedestrian Killed in Cambridge Crash

    Tom Kiley
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:01 pm
    A 50-year-old man was killed in a Massachusetts car accident when a Honda Accord struck him. According to a WHDH news report, the fatal pedestrian accident occurred on Memorial Drive near the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge in Cambridge. Officials say the pedestrian was struck in the eastbound lanes. The victim was pronounced dead at Massachusetts General Hospital. The investigation into the cause of the crash is underway. Under Massachusetts law, pedestrians have the right-of-way at crosswalks and intersections. Determining liability for accidents that occur where there are no crosswalks can…
  • Tree Worker Injured in Massachusetts

    Tom Kiley
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:04 am
    A 43-year-old tree company worker was injured when a large piece of wood struck him in the back. According to a news report in The Cape Cod Times, the work-related accident occurred at 11 Halyard Road in Yarmouth Port. Rescue workers say a piece of wood that was about 2-feet long and 1 foot in diameter struck the victim in the back when it was kicked out of a wood chipper. He was flown to a Boston hospital for treatment. It is unclear how the accident could have been prevented or when the victim will be able to return to work. Tree workers have a very dangerous job. They are tasked with…
  • Boston Bike Share Rider Dragged Under Garbage Truck

    Tom Kiley
    4 Aug 2014 | 2:42 pm
    A 33-year-old bike share rider was injured in a Boston car accident when he was struck by a waste management truck and dragged underneath. According to a news report in The Boston Globe, the bicycle accident occurred at the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Columbus Avenue in the South End. Witnesses to the crash say that the garbage truck turned right, struck the bicyclist, and dragged him. The bicyclist was trapped underneath the truck but appears to have suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the truck cooperated with the authorities and no charges have been filed.
  • Man Found Guilty of Rape and Indecent Assault and Battery of a Child at a Lancaster Special Education School

    Tom Kiley
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:23 pm
    After only one day of deliberation, a Worcester County jury found a former overnight staff member of the Doctor Franklin Perkins School guilty of two counts of rape of a child aggravated by age difference and one count of indecent assault and battery of a child. The incidents occurred during the 2010-2011 school year at the school located in Lancaster, Massachusetts. The facility provides educational and therapeutic services to children and adolescents with a range of emotional, psychiatric, social, and executive functioning issues. Following the allegations of child sexual abuse, the…
  • Motorcyclist Killed in Pittsfield Crash

    Tom Kiley
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:52 am
    A 49-year-old Pittsfield man was killed in a Massachusetts car accident when his motorcycle collided with a left-turning sedan. According to WGGB news report, the fatal motorcycle accident occurred at the intersection of North Street and Springsdale Avenue in Pittsfield. Officials say a 31-year-old woman was turning left in her blue 2004 Ford Focus when she collided with a 2002 Suzuki motorcycle. The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at Berkshire Medical Center. It is unclear if the car driver was injured or if she will face citations for the crash. The investigation is ongoing. Massachusetts…
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