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  • A peek into North Korea's Internet

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    22 Dec 2014 | 5:27 pm
    So, North Korea's Internet went down. What is it like anyway?
  • Sunday

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    22 Dec 2014 | 5:31 pm
    Partly cloudy early followed by increasing clouds with showers developing later in the day. High 41F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
  • Marblehead woman killed man arrested

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    22 Dec 2014 | 7:39 am
    Watch Report The Essex County District Attorney's Office confirmed they were investigating the death of a 50-year-old woman on Sparhawk Terrace Sunday afternoon.The woman's name was not ...
  • Boston Leaders Hope NYPD Shootings Don’t Derail Police-Community Relations

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    Zeninjor Enwemeka
    22 Dec 2014 | 3:06 pm
    Patrick Lynch, president of the Patrolman’s Benevolent Association, places flowers at a makeshift memorial on Monday near the site where NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were murdered in Brooklyn. (Seth Wenig/AP) Tensions have flared in New York City and beyond after two police officers were fatally shot in Brooklyn Saturday. The officer slayings come after weeks of nationwide protests against grand jury decisions not to indict white police officers in the deaths of two unarmed black men, in Staten Island and Ferguson, Missouri. Police-community interaction has been a central…
  • Boston Teacher Wins $150,000 And Donates It To Her School

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    deanreddington
    22 Dec 2014 | 5:21 pm
    BOSTON (CBS) – A Boston teacher won a big money prize and then gave it to her students. Nikki Bollerman is a third grade teacher at UP Academy in Dorchester. She entered a Capital One contest that asked what her wish for others was this holiday season. The company granted her wish: a book for each of her students, then gave her the grand prize of $150,000. The 26-year-old then donated the money to the school. “It’s the season of giving and I was able to grant this wonderful wish,” Bollerman said. “I hope that maybe other teachers or other people can grant wishes…
 
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  • Sunday

    22 Dec 2014 | 5:31 pm
    Partly cloudy early followed by increasing clouds with showers developing later in the day. High 41F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
  • Saturday Night

    22 Dec 2014 | 5:31 pm
    A few clouds from time to time. Low 36F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.
  • Tuesday

    22 Dec 2014 | 5:31 pm
    Rain likely. High near 45F. Winds ENE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Rainfall around a quarter of an inch.
  • Wednesday Night

    22 Dec 2014 | 5:31 pm
    Periods of rain. Low 51F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall near a half an inch.
  • Sunday Night

    22 Dec 2014 | 5:31 pm
    A mix of wintry precipitation in the evening. Then mainly snow showers overnight. Low 29F. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of precip 70%. Snow and ice accumulating 5 to 8 inches.
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  • Marblehead woman killed man arrested

    22 Dec 2014 | 7:39 am
    Watch Report The Essex County District Attorney's Office confirmed they were investigating the death of a 50-year-old woman on Sparhawk Terrace Sunday afternoon.The woman's name was not ...
  • Some in western Mass. feel snubbed by Baker

    22 Dec 2014 | 7:39 am
    <br>Some people in western Massachusetts are already feeling snubbed by Gov.-elect Charlie Baker.A coalition of about two dozen political activists from the region, which has long felt slighted ...
  • When Christmas was banned in Boston

    22 Dec 2014 | 7:39 am
    <br>Yes, Virginia, Christmas was banned in Massachusetts for over two decades by our Puritan forefathers.The Puritans who settled the Massachusetts colony thought that Christmas "reminded ...
  • Robbers use blow torch to break into Target

    22 Dec 2014 | 7:39 am
    The Enterprise reported that the robbers, dressed in all black, cut a hole into a metal garage door in the rear loading area of the building off Route 106, police Sgt. James McAvoy said Sunday.They ...
  • 1 dead after triple stabbing

    22 Dec 2014 | 7:39 am
    <br>One man has died and two others were taken to the hospital after a triple stabbing in Boston.Officers responded to Blue Hill Avenue in the city's Dorchester section just after 4 a.m. ...
 
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  • Boston Leaders Hope NYPD Shootings Don’t Derail Police-Community Relations

    Zeninjor Enwemeka
    22 Dec 2014 | 3:06 pm
    Patrick Lynch, president of the Patrolman’s Benevolent Association, places flowers at a makeshift memorial on Monday near the site where NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were murdered in Brooklyn. (Seth Wenig/AP) Tensions have flared in New York City and beyond after two police officers were fatally shot in Brooklyn Saturday. The officer slayings come after weeks of nationwide protests against grand jury decisions not to indict white police officers in the deaths of two unarmed black men, in Staten Island and Ferguson, Missouri. Police-community interaction has been a central…
  • Tsarnaev Lawyers Want ‘Supporters’ Reined In

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    22 Dec 2014 | 2:32 pm
    A small group of protesters holding signs supporting Dzhokhar Tsarnaev gathered outside federal court in Boston ahead of a pretrial hearing on Dec. 18. (Jesse Costa/WBUR) Lawyers for Dzokhar Tsarnaev want court officials to control demonstrations by people who call themselves supporters of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect. In a motion filed on Monday, defense attorneys said the demonstrations could threaten Tsarnaev’s right to a fair trial. They are asking the federal judge presiding over the case to direct U.S. Marshals to take “reasonable measures” to keep the…
  • Dorchester Teacher Donates $150,000 Prize To Her School

    Fred Bever
    22 Dec 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Nikki Bollerman, teacher at UP Academy Dorchester, congratulated by @marty_walsh on her $150k donation to her school. pic.twitter.com/GCXr13qyHW — Northwind Strategies (@NorthwindStrat) December 22, 2014 BOSTON — Boston Mayor Marty Walsh on Monday honored a Dorchester third grade teacher who won a $150,000 online contest and donated the prize to her school. Back around Thanksgiving, 26-year-old Nikki Bollerman casually entered an online contest called the #WishForOthers campaign. “My #WishForOthers is that my vivacious, loving third-grade scholars all took a book home with them…
  • Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect’s Lawyers Invoke McVeigh

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    22 Dec 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev seeking to have his trial moved out of Massachusetts again drew parallels Monday between the media coverage of their client’s case to the coverage received by Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh. It would be impossible to select impartial jurors, defense attorneys wrote in a filing Monday, because “the crimes charged inflicted actual injury on the entire local population” and “greater Boston, was itself, a victim.” Defense attorneys said “adverse pretrial publicity and leaks continue…
  • In The Tsarnaev Case, Most Court Filings Are Under Seal

    Zeninjor Enwemeka
    22 Dec 2014 | 8:22 am
    A screenshot of recent sealed filings in the Dzhokhar Tsarnaev case. On Thursday, five of the six court rulings and motions filed that day in the Dzhokhar Tsarnaev case — four motions from attorneys and one order from the judge — were filed under seal. Under seal means there is a record that something has been filed, but the public can’t actually see what the filings say. This has been the norm in the months leading up to the high-profile federal terrorism trial, which is set to start Jan. 5. As of Friday evening, there have been 777 filings made in the accused Boston…
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  • Boston Teacher Wins $150,000 And Donates It To Her School

    deanreddington
    22 Dec 2014 | 5:21 pm
    BOSTON (CBS) – A Boston teacher won a big money prize and then gave it to her students. Nikki Bollerman is a third grade teacher at UP Academy in Dorchester. She entered a Capital One contest that asked what her wish for others was this holiday season. The company granted her wish: a book for each of her students, then gave her the grand prize of $150,000. The 26-year-old then donated the money to the school. “It’s the season of giving and I was able to grant this wonderful wish,” Bollerman said. “I hope that maybe other teachers or other people can grant wishes…
  • Robb: Making Sense Of Celtics Roster After Rondo Trade

    deanreddington
    22 Dec 2014 | 3:46 pm
    BOSTON (CBS) – Let the dealing begin. That’s the message Danny Ainge sent around the league last week when he elected to move star guard Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks for a collection of bench players with expiring contracts in Brandan Wright, Jameer Nelson and Jae Crowder. The decision to trade Rondo may not be as detrimental to the Celtics’ overall performance as much as some might believe thanks to Brad Stevens’ effective system. He’s got this mismatched roster playing up to their capabilities most nights on both ends of the roster and that will continue without Rondo.
  • Tsarnaev Lawyers Want ‘Supporters’ Reined In

    deanreddington
    22 Dec 2014 | 2:35 pm
    BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev who are seeking to have his trial moved out of Massachusetts again drew parallels Monday between the media coverage of their client’s case and the coverage received by Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh. It would be impossible to select impartial jurors, defense attorneys wrote in a filing Monday, because “the crimes charged inflicted actual injury on the entire local population” and “greater Boston, was itself, a victim.” Defense attorneys said “adverse pretrial publicity and…
  • No Jail Time For Ex-B.C. Football Player In Homeless Beating

    nealjriley
    22 Dec 2014 | 2:10 pm
    BOSTON (CBS) — A former Boston College football player pleaded guilty Monday to an assault on a homeless man in Boston. Craig Parsons of West Newton was charged with aggravated assault in the January beating of the 50-year-old man. A woman passing by jumped in to stop the attack by the 23-year-old. On Monday a judge suspended Parsons’ two-and-a-half-year sentence and placed him on probation for five years. Prosecutors wanted Parsons to serve time in prison. “This was a case of repugnant violence,” Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley said. “We stand by our…
  • Kalman: Analytics Aside, Campbell Believes He Can Salvage Season

    Matthew Geagan
    22 Dec 2014 | 1:33 pm
    BOSTON (CBS) — To outside observers it appears that Bruins center Gregory Campbell has struggled this season. Campbell, who has three goals in 29 games, doesn’t disagree. He knows his contribution to the team hasn’t been big enough. Nonetheless, he chooses to look on the positive side of the season. “Production-wise I’ve always been a guy that’s wanted more and that’s wanted to contribute,” he said after practice at TD Garden on Monday. “You know, I’ve been a fourth-line guy on this team and I’ve tried to take pride in that role every night and bring my best and do…
 
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  • REMEMBERING THE HOMELESS WHO PASSED, DOING RIGHT BY THOSE WHO SURVIVED

    CHRIS FARAONE
    22 Dec 2014 | 6:46 am
    Images by Chris Faraone As a journalist, who cringes over my career choice whenever I check my account balance, there’s nothing quite like covering a homeless advocacy rally right before Christmas. Every blog pauper and media complainer should be made to do the same, as should everyone who moans about the size of their apartment or the job they’re fortunate enough to have in the first place. As I learned on Boston Common last week, more than 100 men and women in our shelter system died over the past year alone. Of course, I didn’t attend the Boston Homeless Solidarity Committee speakout…
  • THE YEAR IN LOCAL PROTEST: FROM TRANSPORTATION TO MILITARIZATION

    DIG STAFF
    21 Dec 2014 | 9:08 am
    Images by Chris Faraone We can’t possibly cover every protest in Boston. We do the best we can with the scant resources available, and try attending to a range of social justice issues that turn up on the streets of our metamorphosizing city. In that spirit, here’s the past twelve months in local protest, at least as seen through our coverage. We’ve compiled these snapshots not only for gratuitous year-end purposes, but also to show that mass unrest like the Black Lives Matter demonstrations we’ve seen in the past several weeks doesn’t erupt randomly. Much like the way Occupy Boston…
  • FROTHY SNOWMEN: DEFEAT HOLIDAY TEDIUM WITH THESE SEASONAL SUDS

    KAREN CINPINSKI
    21 Dec 2014 | 5:41 am
    Let’s face it: The holidays can be a drag. But these five seasonal offerings from New England gems are here for you, providing needed refuge from all of the maddening, anxiety-inducing aspects of the holiday season. BAH HUMBUG MOMENT: Parade watching BEER IN HAND: Traveler Beer Co. Jolly Traveler Those street-clogging anachronistic cavalcades of ornamented floats, large balloon characters, and costume-wearing loonies strewing cheap candy to sticky-fingered kids are quite possibly the worst thing ever. Unless you pack a cooler with the first winter shandy: Jolly. Brewed by The Traveler Beer…
  • LIFE ON THE LEFT BANK: MIDDLE EAST FOREVER

    Peter Paul Payack
    20 Dec 2014 | 8:28 pm
    I’d argue that the Middle East is the heart and soul of Central Square, and Central Square is the heart and soul of Cambridge; therefore, the Middle East is the heart and soul of Cambridge. Just sayin’. Read more about this story here. You can shoot me cartoon ideas by email (peterpaulpayack@yahoo.com) or by tweet (@PPPayack). Visit peterpaulpayack.com to see more work!  
  • THE STRIP BAR: PROOF

    Pat Falco
    20 Dec 2014 | 8:27 pm
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  • Snapshots: Bruins vs. Sabres

    21 Dec 2014 | 3:30 pm
    STARTING GOALTENDERS: Rask (12-10-3, 2.50 GAA, .914 Save %) vs. Neuvirth (3-7-1, 3.06 GAA, .915 Save %). In 14 games against Buffalo, Rask is 6-5-1 with a 2.44 GAA and .922 save %. Neuvirth is 1-3-0 with a 3.66 GAA and .861 save % in six games v...
  • Bruins Assign Joe Morrow to Providence

    20 Dec 2014 | 12:36 pm
    BOSTON, MA -  Boston bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, December 20, that the team has assigned defenseman Joe Morrow to the Providence Bruins. Morrow skated in 15 games with Boston this season, including his NHL debut on O...
  • B's Week Ahead: 12/20 - 12/27

    19 Dec 2014 | 12:20 pm
    THIS WEEK’S NEWS, NOTES AND NUMBERS… BRUINS TO POSTPONE HOLIDAY TOY DELIVERY: After consultation with local hospitals and medical professionals, the Bruins have postponed their annual toy delivery to local hospitals due to the mumps diagnoses t...
  • Bruins Week Ahead: 12/13 - 12/19

    12 Dec 2014 | 2:05 pm
    THIS WEEK’S NEWS, NOTES AND NUMBERS… PASTRNAK UPDATE: Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced December 12, that the Bruins will assign David Pastrnak to the Czech National Junior team for the upcoming World Junior tournament following ...
  • Pastrnak to Join the Czech National Junior team

    12 Dec 2014 | 10:10 am
    Boston, MA - Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the Bruins will assign David Pastrnak to the Czech National Junior team for the upcoming World Junior tournament following the Providence Bruins game on December 20.
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  • Apps the Boston Business Journal staff loved in 2014 (BBJ photo gallery)

    BBJ Staff
    22 Dec 2014 | 1:55 pm
    This year's debut of the Yo app was a good indication that we're probably in a mobile app bubble. But that hasn't stopped any of us reporters and editors at the Boston Business Journal from our quest to download and discover our favorite ones. Click the slideshow to the right for a list of 10 mobile apps — both new and old — that we enjoyed this year.
  • Walsh boosts relocation compensation for displaced tenants

    Catherine Carlock
    22 Dec 2014 | 1:55 pm
    Boston will double the amount of relocation compensation offered to tenants when their housing units are converted into condominiums, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced Monday. Displaced tenants must now receive a relocation stipend of $6,000 or $10,000 if they are low-income, elderly or disabled and are being displaced by a condo conversion, the mayor's office said. Relocation benefits had not been updated in a decade. They're intended to cover first and last month's rent and security deposit…
  • Here are the richest people in every state

    Eric Convey
    22 Dec 2014 | 1:53 pm
    You probably know who the richest person in Massachusetts is, but did you know a dozen states have at least one person who's richer? This slideshow by MarketWatch includes a state-by-state listing of wealthiest individuals. Look for Massachusetts around the 14th spot.
  • Underwater robots buoyed by $5M state grant

    Sara Castellanos
    22 Dec 2014 | 1:39 pm
    The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution will use a $5 million grant in part to develop new test facilities for the institution's Center for Marine Robotics. The money is a significant investment and will help the institution accelerate the advancement of the production and development of underwater robots, said Jim Bellingham, director of the Center for Marine Robotics. Self-driving underwater robots are able to respond intelligently to their environment without needing to be controlled by humans,…
  • Aspen Dental to pay $1M settlement over deceptive advertising, payment practices

    Jessica Bartlett
    22 Dec 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Aspen Dental will pay nearly $1 million in a settlement with the state over deceptive advertising and marketing practices and refusals to refund services that weren't provided. According to a press release from Attorney General Martha Coakley, the company ran advertisements that were misleading, and charged customers for treatments weeks and months before they were given and sometimes failed to provide refunds. "We allege this dental company took advantage of its patients by deceptively marketing…
 
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  • The Sony Wake-Up Call

    Ken Levine
    22 Dec 2014 | 9:51 am
    Ken Levine [Corrected, see below] The Sony saga continues. Last week, the FBI said there is enough information to conclude that the North Korean government is responsible for the Sony cyberattack. Now some are beginning to wonder how the U.S. should retaliate. Surely, new developments will continue to unfold, but our focus remains on what this breach means for other corporations, and how data breaches may be prevented in the future. In many ways, what happened to Sony isn’t new. Companies have long dealt with hackers who break into computer networks and steal trade secrets and/or…
  • ImmusanT Grabs $12M as Celiac Vaccine Hits Critical Proving Ground

    Ben Fidler
    22 Dec 2014 | 9:03 am
    Ben Fidler [Updated, 12/22/14, 4:02 pm ET] ImmusanT is trying to prove that a vaccine it’s developing can help celiac patients eat gluten without getting sick. Today, the Cambridge, MA-based company got enough dough to test that theory in real patients. ImmusanT has raised a $12 million Series B round from Vatera Healthcare Partners, the New York backer that helped get the startup off the ground in 2011 with a $20 million equity financing. ImmusanT will use the cash to take Nexvax2, the company’s experimental immunotherapy for celiac disease, through a Phase 2 proof-of-concept study.
  • Rethinking Venture Philanthropy After the Kalydeco Windfall

    Peter Kolchinsky
    22 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Peter Kolchinsky The Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Foundation’s big win in venture philanthropy can fuel constructive competition among companies developing innovative CF drugs, benefiting both patients and the healthcare system by increasing future treatment options and reducing their cost. CF is a fatal genetic disease affecting around 30,000 people in the U.S. that is caused by mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane receptor (CFTR) gene. These mutations disrupt either the expression or function of the CFTR protein, causing mucus buildup in the lungs that can impair breathing and lead to…
  • Two Guys, a Connected Home, and Kickstarter: The Water Hero Story

    Gregory T. Huang
    22 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    Gregory T. Huang In a newfangled world of connected homes, crowdfunded projects, 3D printers, and mobile apps, it’s refreshing to see a couple of guys in their 50s put it all together and try to make something meaningful. I write not only in striking range of said demographic, but as a concerned citizen and observer of an ever younger and hype-ier tech industry. And, I should add, one whose furnace broke last week, leading me to worry (if only briefly) about pipes freezing. If you’re not a plumber, keep reading. A Boston-area startup called Water Hero has developed a consumer device and…
  • Enanta Pockets $75M As AbbVie, Gilead Hep C Battle Begins

    Ben Fidler
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:03 pm
    Ben Fidler A high-stakes biotech turf war is about to break out over a very lucrative market, and at the same time, a big check is on its way to Watertown, MA-based Enanta Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: ENTA). The FDA today approved a double-pill regimen for hepatitis C to be sold by Chicago-area pharma giant AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), for people with a certain specific genotype of the virus. The two pills, which will be marketed under the name “Viekira Pak,” consist of the already approved drug ritonavir combined with paritaprevir and ombitasvir (that’s one pill), and the second pill…
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  • Apps the Boston Business Journal staff loved in 2014 (BBJ photo gallery)

    BBJ Staff
    22 Dec 2014 | 1:55 pm
    This year's debut of the Yo app was a good indication that we're probably in a mobile app bubble. But that hasn't stopped any of us reporters and editors at the Boston Business Journal from our quest to download and discover our favorite ones. Click the slideshow to the right for a list of 10 mobile apps — both new and old — that we enjoyed this year.
  • Walsh boosts relocation compensation for displaced tenants

    Catherine Carlock
    22 Dec 2014 | 1:55 pm
    Boston will double the amount of relocation compensation offered to tenants when their housing units are converted into condominiums, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced Monday. Displaced tenants must now receive a relocation stipend of $6,000 or $10,000 if they are low-income, elderly or disabled and are being displaced by a condo conversion, the mayor's office said. Relocation benefits had not been updated in a decade. They're intended to cover first and last month's rent and security deposit…
  • Here are the richest people in every state

    Eric Convey
    22 Dec 2014 | 1:53 pm
    You probably know who the richest person in Massachusetts is, but did you know a dozen states have at least one person who's richer? This slideshow by MarketWatch includes a state-by-state listing of wealthiest individuals. Look for Massachusetts around the 14th spot.
  • Underwater robots buoyed by $5M state grant

    Sara Castellanos
    22 Dec 2014 | 1:39 pm
    The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution will use a $5 million grant in part to develop new test facilities for the institution's Center for Marine Robotics. The money is a significant investment and will help the institution accelerate the advancement of the production and development of underwater robots, said Jim Bellingham, director of the Center for Marine Robotics. Self-driving underwater robots are able to respond intelligently to their environment without needing to be controlled by humans,…
  • Aspen Dental to pay $1M settlement over deceptive advertising, payment practices

    Jessica Bartlett
    22 Dec 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Aspen Dental will pay nearly $1 million in a settlement with the state over deceptive advertising and marketing practices and refusals to refund services that weren't provided. According to a press release from Attorney General Martha Coakley, the company ran advertisements that were misleading, and charged customers for treatments weeks and months before they were given and sometimes failed to provide refunds. "We allege this dental company took advantage of its patients by deceptively marketing…
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  • Notes and Observations Week 16: Patriots Escape from New York with 17-16 Win; Clinch First Round Bye.

    Steve Bastek
    22 Dec 2014 | 5:25 pm
    Woof. Well you know what they say, a win is a win and Sunday’s win over the Jets clinched a first round bye for the Patriots for the fifth consecutive year. A nice fun fact is the Patriots are the first team in NFL history to clinch a first round bye for five consecutive seasons. That is truly a remarkable accomplishment in a league designed for parity. While it wasn’t a pretty win by any means, the defense held strong the entire game to secure the bye. I’d be more concerned if it wasn’t a division game against a team that tends to play the Patriots well no matter what…
  • Connelly’s Top Ten: Patriots Win By Less Than a FOOT

    Michael
    22 Dec 2014 | 3:49 am
    1.PATRIOTS: MISC * Gray hoodie with cut sleeves and pom pom on hat – who can beat that * Big penalty on Bolden, taking back a nice return for Amendola * Jets destroyed both lines of scrimmage – thank God for Revis * The whole game was a Rex Ryan fest even thought he lost the game, he’s getting fired, has a career losing record OFFENSE * Offensive line terrible again as well as scheming – Brady hit 11 times * No Blount, no Edelman – it showed * I’m no NFL Coach BUT a hurry up offense seems to have a negative impact upon a pass rushing team * Not…
  • Panic Mode in Full Effect, Minutemen are Struggling

    Geoff
    21 Dec 2014 | 2:52 pm
    If you’re a UMass fan and you haven’t hit the panic button, you’re a bit late to the game. The Minutemen are playing their worst basketball in some time and the loss at Providence on Saturday was the low point. Since blowing out Northeastern back on November 26, they have lost four of their last five with two blowouts to LSU and the aforementioned Providence Friars, two teams they defeated a season ago. One lone victory over Canisius salvaged what could have been a five-game losing streak, and even that one wasn’t pretty at times despite the final score. What’s…
  • Patriots Survive Gritty Challenge From Jets

    John
    21 Dec 2014 | 1:58 pm
    The Jets gave New England all they could handle, and at times looked like they might pull off the upset, but the rumors of a blowup of New York’s office and coaching staff in the offseason persist, and New England squeaked out the 17-16 win. In fact, neither side got off to an appreciable start offensively, trading three-and-outs to start and finding difficulties for a good chunk of the 1st quarter. Tom Brady did get a first down on a quarterback sneak and marched effectively and quickly down the field, but two sacks later on the drive damaged New England’s hopes there. By the…
  • Smart Era Gets Off to a Good Start with Win over T’wolves

    mhilperts
    20 Dec 2014 | 10:47 am
    While it was Evan Turner who got the start in Friday night’s matchup against the Minnesota Timberwolves, it was Marcus Smart who closed out the game at the point guard position in a 114–98 Celtics victory. While the commentary was very much centered on the Rajon Rondo trade and the inaugural game of the Smart era, Kelly Olynyk was undoubtedly the MVP, continuing his career week with 21 points and eight rebounds. Olynyk, the 13th pick in last year’s draft out of Gonzaga, has exhibited sky-high confidence this week, including a 30-point outing against the Philadelphia 76ers.
 
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  • Robb: Making Sense Of Celtics Roster After Rondo Trade

    deanreddington
    22 Dec 2014 | 3:46 pm
    BOSTON (CBS) – Let the dealing begin. That’s the message Danny Ainge sent around the league last week when he elected to move star guard Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks for a collection of bench players with expiring contracts in Brandan Wright, Jameer Nelson and Jae Crowder. The decision to trade Rondo may not be as detrimental to the Celtics’ overall performance as much as some might believe thanks to Brad Stevens’ effective system. He’s got this mismatched roster playing up to their capabilities most nights on both ends of the roster and that will continue without Rondo.
  • Kalman: Analytics Aside, Campbell Believes He Can Salvage Season

    Matthew Geagan
    22 Dec 2014 | 1:33 pm
    BOSTON (CBS) — To outside observers it appears that Bruins center Gregory Campbell has struggled this season. Campbell, who has three goals in 29 games, doesn’t disagree. He knows his contribution to the team hasn’t been big enough. Nonetheless, he chooses to look on the positive side of the season. “Production-wise I’ve always been a guy that’s wanted more and that’s wanted to contribute,” he said after practice at TD Garden on Monday. “You know, I’ve been a fourth-line guy on this team and I’ve tried to take pride in that role every night and bring my best and do…
  • Time Of Sunday’s Patriots-Bills Game Could Change

    Matthew Geagan
    22 Dec 2014 | 1:09 pm
    BOSTON (CBS) —  Hold off cementing your plans for the Patriots’ regular season finale against the Buffalo Bills. Sunday’s game at Gillette, scheduled for a 1pm kickoff, could be pushed back a few hours. If the Denver Broncos beat the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday night, Sunday’s Patriots-Bills game will move to 4:25pm. If the Broncos lose, securing the top seed in the AFC for the Patriots, Pats-Bills will remain a 1pm start. The Patriots are 12-3 on the season, with the Broncos currently 11-3. New England owns the tiebreaker over Denver because of their 43-21 win…
  • Felger & Mazz: Offensive Line Could Be Patriots Fatal Flaw

    ACE
    22 Dec 2014 | 12:56 pm
    BOSTON (CBS) – The New England Patriots improved to 12-3 on Sunday after narrowly defeating the division rival New York Jets 17-16, in a contest — despite historical precedent — many felt would not be close. Rex Ryan’s Jets exposed and revealed a lot of warts on the Patriots, particularly problems on the offensive line. Quarterback Tom Brady was hit 11 times, sacked four and was under duress all afternoon. According to Pro Football Focus, Brady has been hit more times (52) than any signal caller in the league this season. Flynn: Patriots Offensive Line, Lack Of Pass…
  • Daopoulos: ‘Nothing Exact’ About Referees Spotting Football

    Matthew Geagan
    22 Dec 2014 | 12:34 pm
    BOSTON (CBS) — The New England Patriots were the beneficiaries of a generous spot in their 17-16 win over the New York Jets on Sunday. The play came late in the fourth quarter, with the Patriots clinging to that one-point lead. Tom Brady connected with Danny Amendola on a wide receiver screen, and Amendola was brought down close to the 48-yard line, which was where the Patriots needed to get in order to pick up a first down. The officials called for the chains to come onto the field, and the television broadcast appeared to clearly show the football about an inch shy of the first-down…
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  • Lynch, Memphis top BYU 55-48 in Miami Beach Bowl

    22 Dec 2014 | 5:29 pm
    MIAMI — They battled for 60 minutes, then again for two overtimes and literally fought after the final play.And for Memphis, the end result was a win 76 years in the making.Paxton Lynch threw four touchdown passes and rushed for three more scores, Jake Elliott kicked a 54-yard field goal to end the first extra session and Memphis wasted a pair of double-digit leads before rallying to beat BYU 55-48 in the inaugural Miami Beach Bowl on Monday."It wasn't always pretty," Memphis coach Justin Fuente said.
  • BYU falls to Memphis in Miami Beach Bowl, 55-48

    22 Dec 2014 | 5:28 pm
    MIAMI — As some players from both sides brawled after the final play, BYU quarterback Christian Stewart decided to simply walk off the field.He fought for four quarters, then two overtimes.And the result he wanted just wasn't in the cards.Stewart led the Cougars back from a pair of double-digit deficits, but was intercepted on the final play of his collegiate career as Memphis wound up beating BYU 55-48 in double overtime at the inaugural Miami Beach Bowl on Monday afternoon.
  • Williams has 18, No. 21 Ohio St rolls over Miami U

    22 Dec 2014 | 5:22 pm
    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Reserve guard Kam Williams scored 18 points and No. 21 Ohio State went on a 26-3 run in the first half to beat Miami (Ohio) 93-55 on Monday night.Marc Loving had 16 points, D'Angelo Russell added 15 points and eight assists, and Keita Bates-Diop scored 12 for the Buckeyes (10-2), who are 10-0 at Value City Arena and 0-2 against ranked opponents away from home this season.
  • Jets' Ryan 'not worried' about possible firing

    22 Dec 2014 | 4:54 pm
    NEW YORK — One more week. One final game.That's all that might be left in Rex Ryan's tenure as coach of the New York Jets, with his future uncertain beyond Sunday's season finale at Miami against the Dolphins.Sweeping changes could be on tap for the Jets, who are 3-12 after a 17-16 loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday and finishing out a fourth straight season without a playoff appearance.Owner Woody Johnson could opt to clean house next Monday by firing Ryan as well as general manager John Idzik, pushing the reset button on the franchise.
  • Colts need to find some consistency before playoffs

    22 Dec 2014 | 4:53 pm
    INDIANAPOLIS — Chuck Pagano is wasting no time trying to get back on track.The Colts coach wants his team to gain some momentum heading into the postseason. But Indianapolis' problems in a 42-7 thrashing at Dallas on Sunday were too obvious and could be lethal for a team with hopes of a playoff run."You want to be confident going into the playoffs and you want to go in feeling good about yourself," Pagano said. "Nobody wants to go through a day like we went through yesterday, but you have to bounce back and you have to keep moving forward.
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  • Rondo Gone. Media Happy.

    19 Dec 2014 | 7:41 am
    For years now, some in the media have been complaining about Rajon Rondo. He didn’t always play nice with the media (though the beat guys generally got along fine with him), his unorthodox playing style offended some of their sensibilities, and his uneven levels of play were infuriating to some. When he would come up huge in a playoff game against LeBron James they would wonder why he couldn’t play at that level all the time. I’ll admit I’ve had some frustrations with the guy, though less in the last few years. But I recognized the things he could do – things…
  • Rondo Gone. Media Happy.

    19 Dec 2014 | 7:41 am
    For years now, some in the media have been complaining about Rajon Rondo. He didn’t always play nice with the media (though the beat guys generally got along fine with him), his unorthodox playing style offended some of their sensibilities, and his uneven levels of play were infuriating to some. When he would come up huge in a playoff game against LeBron James they would wonder why he couldn’t play at that level all the time. I’ll admit I’ve had some frustrations with the guy, though less in the last few years. But I recognized the things he could do – things…
  • Rondo Gone. Media Happy.

    19 Dec 2014 | 7:41 am
    For years now, some in the media have been complaining about Rajon Rondo. He didn’t always play nice with the media (though the beat guys generally got along fine with him), his unorthodox playing style offended some of their sensibilities, and his uneven levels of play were infuriating to some. When he would come up huge in a playoff game against LeBron James they would wonder why he couldn’t play at that level all the time. I’ll admit I’ve had some frustrations with the guy, though less in the last few years. But I recognized the things he could do – things…
  • Rondo Gone. Media Happy.

    19 Dec 2014 | 7:41 am
    For years now, some in the media have been complaining about Rajon Rondo. He didn’t always play nice with the media (though the beat guys generally got along fine with him), his unorthodox playing style offended some of their sensibilities, and his uneven levels of play were infuriating to some. When he would come up huge in a playoff game against LeBron James they would wonder why he couldn’t play at that level all the time. I’ll admit I’ve had some frustrations with the guy, though less in the last few years. But I recognized the things he could do – things…
  • The Patriots AFCE-clinching *Yawn* Report

    18 Dec 2014 | 7:12 pm
    New England avenged their opening day loss in Miami, handing out a second-half helping of humility (via a 24-point third quarter) on their way to defeating the Dolphins 41-13 and clinching the division. As the 2-2 11-3 locals struggle to find their identity move on to New York, where a win against the Jets would get them one step closer to the top seed in the AFC, let’s spend a moment and reflect. Here’s the moment: Twelve years of 10 wins or more. At times during the last couple of decades of the previous century, many New England followers just hoped for the Pats to get…
 
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  • MIAMI MUZIK: THE FUTURE OF MIAMI MUSIC

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    22 Dec 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Call In (646) 929-0300 Sunday Night @ 7:30pm Eastern //  Join Ms. Controversy and Z.Marie as they turn up the 305 elevated way: CELEBRATING THE MIX IN MIAMI.  Special guest MUZIK FIRST ENTERTAINMENT collborating with Ms. Controversy on NEW MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT IN MIAMI. So, if you're a up and coming artist or seasoned vet looking to make QUALITY CONNECTIONS, GET ON THE CALL!!!! guaranteed to be LIVE.  Inbox, text, tweet a friend that VIBRATE & ELEVATE is LIVE!!!! Be sure to call in and join the show. FOR BOOKINGS CALL 786.972.8695 or email: lb5linx@gmail.com 
  • Talks with Tom welcomes Christopher Whalen

    Talks with Tom
    22 Dec 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Christopher R. Whalen is a national speaker on parenting and family financial issues. He is available to speak for your group. Christoper is a Certified Public Accountant and owns and manages his own accounting and consulting firm in New Jersey. He specializes in family financial matters and works with collaborative legal teams towards peaceful divorce resolutions. His volunteer work includes mentoring fathers, prisoner reentry programs and mentoring at risk youth. He lives in New Jersey with his three daughters. E-mail chriswhalencpa@gmail.com http://www.foxholefather.com/ Chris Whalen's…
  • MonstrousMonday

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    22 Dec 2014 | 4:30 pm
    MONSTROUS MONDAY with E-MONSTA  - Co Host: Stallyion Baltimore Tune in as we get this week started with some new music  & some new remix's** Tune in @7:30pm EST / 6:30pm -CST / 5:30pm -MST. Just push the link to listen or call (424) 243-9649 if ya on the go This week we will talk about the problems between artist & managers - Tune in ..then give us your comments "LIVE" or in our chat room
  • Under the Mistletoe

    HUMMINGBIRD PLACE
    22 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Join Donna Wright this week on the couch with authors Kay Springsteen, Jessica Scott, and Mya O'Malley as they talk about all kinds of things that can happen Under the Mistletoe. Will it be a little naughty or a lot of nice? We'll never tell! Santa's already been caught red handed kissing Mommy. So what other scandals can abound?  Mallory Kane will tell us in Romance News sponsored by Dark Hollows Press. We're all just tied up in ribbons and bows as we count down the days until Christmas and a well deserved winter's break. We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and hope you will tune in to…
  • Mother's Milk

    Black Whole Radio
    22 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Samiyyah Saafir-Muhammad was born Jacqueline Glover in New York City in 1951. After spending her early years in foster care, moving four times before the age of three, she settled in with her aunt, following her father’s passing. While still in elementary school Samiyyah took an interest in helping other students do well, joining “The Future Teachers’ Club” in the fifth grade. As a high school student, Samiyyah became aware her people’s struggle for freedom—witnessing civil rights demonstrations, protests, assassinations and riots—and decided she wanted to help somehow.  It was…
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  • New Jersey Beach Owner Sues to Stop Dune Project

    Editor - Finance Top Stories
    22 Dec 2014 | 3:53 pm
    A major Jersey shore beach owner is suing the state, the federal government and the borough of Point Pleasant Beach over a project to establish protective sand dunes along the state’s shoreline. Jenkinson’s Pavilion, one of the state’s largest and most popular beaches, filed a lawsuit on Dec. 16 in federal court claiming the project would transform its privately owned beach into a public one. The lawsuit seeks clarifications on just what the government can do in its efforts to carry out the project along the state’s 127-mile coastline. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie began a push to…
  • CSAA’s Meyer Named to Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Board

    Editor - Finance Top Stories
    22 Dec 2014 | 3:53 pm
    California State Automobile Association Insurance Group Chief Operations Officer Greg Meyer was named a board member of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Meyer joined  CSAA, an AAA Insurer, in 2014. Before that Meyer was the senior personal lines executive at Tower Group and president of their reciprocal exchanges, Adirondack Insurance Exchange and New Jersey Skylands Insurance Association. IIHS is an independent, nonprofit organization committed to reducing deaths, injuries and property damage from crashes. The organization is supported by auto insurers and insurance associations.
  • Georgia Big ‘I’ Names Walsh As CEO

    Editor - Finance Top Stories
    22 Dec 2014 | 3:53 pm
    The Independent Insurance Agents of Georgia (IIAG) has named Michael T. Walsh as the association’s new of chief executive officer.  Walsh is expected to take the helm on January 19. Michael T. WalshIIAG CEO Walsh succeeds Aubie W. Knight, who left to become CEO of the Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina (IIANC). Walsh comes to IIAG with 34 years of association management experience, including 22 years as CEO of two state trade associations and 12 years with two national fraternity headquarters. Since 2006 he has served as executive director of the Georgia Chiropractic…
  • Deer Out in Force, Collisions on Rise in Mississippi

    Editor - Finance Top Stories
    22 Dec 2014 | 3:53 pm
    Mississippians aren’t the only ones bustling about this time of year. It’s a common sight to see herds of deer standing alongside — and even crossing — busy highways and roads. During December and January, when temperatures drop and the breeding season ensues, deer become more mobile, increasing their visibility as well as producing a higher number of vehicle collisions. “We have deer crashes in the middle of the day, we have deer crashes at night,” said Mississippi Highway Patrol Trooper Ray Hall. “Predominantly during their feeding periods, which would be early morning and…
  • Boies Schiller Keeps It All in the Family

    Editor - Business News
    22 Dec 2014 | 3:53 pm
    Your (Article, Chart, Blog) was successfully saved to your folder My Default Folder Don’t forget you can visit My Briefcase to manage your folders at any time. Article source: Article SourceThe post Boies Schiller Keeps It All in the Family appeared first on .
 
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  • Broncos vs. Bengals: Open Game Thread

    Greg Knopping
    22 Dec 2014 | 5:04 pm
    The Patriots have a stake in week 16's Monday Night Football match-up between the Broncos and the Bengals. Tonight, the Denver Broncos are on the road to take on the Cincinnati Bengals. It's a game that holds serious playoff implications for both the AFC and the Patriots. If the Bengals are able to win tonight, the Patriots will clinch homefield advantage throughout the playoffs. If the Broncos win, the Patriots will then have to either win at home against the Bills in week 17, or have the Broncos lose. Feel free to use this post as an open thread to discuss the game. For Broncos coverage,…
  • Patriots vs. Jets: By the Numbers

    Greg Knopping
    22 Dec 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Taking a closer look at some numbers that stood out from the New England Patriots’ 17-16 victory over the New York Jets. Taking a closer look at some numbers that stood out from the New England Patriots’ 17-16 victory over the New York Jets. 17 The longest play from scrimmage by the Patriots on Sunday, and that was a Brandon Bolden run with less than two minutes remaining to ice the victory. Their longest pass? Just 14 yards in the third quarter to Brandon LaFell. With the Jets applying so much pressure, it became difficult for the Patriots to try them deep. 4 Plays allowed of 20+ yards…
  • Patriots vs. Bills Game Time Might Change

    Greg Knopping
    22 Dec 2014 | 12:30 pm
    The Patriots and Bills are scheduled to kick-off at 1:00 PM ET in week 17. That kick-off time could change depending on the outcome of the Broncos and Bengals tonight. Depending on the outcome of the tonight’s Monday Night Football match-up between the Denver Broncos and the Cincinnati Bengals, the timing of the Patriots’ week 17 game against the Bills could change. While the Bills were eliminated from playoff contention with their loss to the Raiders yesterday, the Patriots still have homefield advantage on the line. If the Bengals defeat the Broncos tonight, it will clinch homefield…
  • Patriots About to Guarantee Tom Brady's Contract Through 2017

    Richard Hill
    22 Dec 2014 | 12:15 pm
    The Patriots are about to lock in their cornerstone for three more years. Folks, we've almost made it through a roller coaster season. There have been lows and there have been highs. Great plays and bad ones. The most important player on the team has remained healthy and that brings us to an important footnote on the season. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is healthy and is expected to be on the roster for next Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills. Due to Brady's contract structure, his being on the roster for Week 17 fully guarantees the $24 million in base salary from 2015-2017. Oh,…
  • Patriots vs. Jets Snap Counts: Defensive rotation tightens

    Greg Knopping
    22 Dec 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Three observations on both offense and defense on the Patriots’ snap count totals from their week 16 victory over the Jets. After scanning the Patriots' snap counts from the team's week 16 victory over the New York Jets, here are a few things that stood out on each side of the ball: Offense 1. Heading into the game, we were unsure whether it would be Danny Amendola or Tim Wright receiving the majority of Julian Edelman’s snaps. As expected, both received a jump in playtime, but Amendola’s was more significant. Amendola played 45 of 64 snaps, tied for his highest playtime percentage of…
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  • Red Sox acquire catcher Hanigan in deal with Padres

    Quinn Roberts
    20 Dec 2014 | 1:31 pm
    With a logjam at third base and a need for a backup catcher, the Red Sox traded Will Middlebrooks to the Padres on Friday in exchange for catcher Ryan Hanigan.
  • 'Winning tradition' has Porcello excited to join Boston

    Aaron Leibowitz
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:53 am
    Meeting the Boston media on Friday for the first time since being traded to the Red Sox last week, right-hander Rick Porcello was asked about his personal memories of pitching here at Fenway Park. All he could do was laugh.
  • Red Sox add reliever Varvaro in trade with Braves

    Quinn Roberts
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:19 am
    The Red Sox bolstered their bullpen on Wednesday, acquiring right-hander Anthony Varvaro from the Braves in exchange for Minor Leaguer Aaron Kurcz and cash considerations.
  • Sox back in driver's seat after Cherington's maneuvers

    Richard Justice
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:31 am
    Let's say Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington doesn't make any further moves this offseason. Is his team good enough to win the American League East?
  • No ace? Recent history says no problem for Sox

    Ian Browne
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:01 am
    Once Jon Lester made his decision that there would be no return engagement in Boston, there was an unsettling feeling for Red Sox fans who have just about always had an "ace" to cheer on in recent decades.
 
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  • Photos-WBB: UConn Huskies vs UCLA Bruins – 12/21/14

    Ian
    21 Dec 2014 | 6:40 pm
    UConn G Kia Nurse (11) takes the charge on UCLA F Lajahna Drummer (11) in the first half at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. Here are the photos from the UConn Huskies women’s basketball team’s 86-50 win over the UCLA Bruins at Mohegan Sun Arena on Sunday. To see full size picture or slide show, please click on image (mobile/tablet users: to scroll through photos, you can swipe left or right; to remove caption, tap photo.) photo credits: ©2014 Ian Bethune
  • Video: UConn Women Handle UCLA With Ease in 86-50

    Ian
    21 Dec 2014 | 5:45 pm
    The UConn Huskies women’s basketball team was getting ready to head home for the holidays. But first they had some business to take care of in the Basketball Hall of Fame Women’s Holiday Showcase at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT on Sunday afternoon. Their opponent, the UCLA Bruins, didn’t prove to be that much of a match as UConn went on to an easy 86-50 win in front 8,015 and a nationally televised audience. The Huskies, who will head home for the holidays for a few days, improve to 8-1. The Bruins fall to 4-6. Breanna Stewart led UConn with 22 points and five…
  • Video: UConn Women Have Played One True Home Game

    Ian
    21 Dec 2014 | 11:44 am
    UConn F Breanna Stewart (30) puts up a three-pointer in the first half against DePaul at Webster Bank Arena. If you look at the UConn Huskies women’s basketball schedule and take away the exhibition games as well as Friday night’s game in Bridgeport, CT, they have only played one home game. And that was on November 23 against the Creighton Blue Jays. Later on Sunday afternoon, the UConn women will play another “home game”. This time at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT against the UCLA Bruins at 5 p.m. Their next true home game will come this Saturday at the XL…
  • Video: UConn’s Breanna Stewart Back To Being Herself

    Ian
    21 Dec 2014 | 11:01 am
    UConn F Breanna Stewart (30) fights for position against DePaul G Brittany Hyrnko (12) as she awaits a pass from Moriah Jefferson (4) in the second half at Webster Bank Arena. The past four games or so, UConn Huskies women’s basketball All-American Breanna Stewart hadn’t quite been herself. Sure the team was winning, but Stewart wasn’t being Stewart. The one that was aggressive all the time, having the offense flow through her, scoring lots of points, etc. On Friday night in the 98-64 win over the DePaul Blue Demons, Stewart had 21 of her 25 points in the first half and…
  • Video: Doug Bruno Says UConn Women Are “Best Team in Country”

    Ian
    21 Dec 2014 | 9:50 am
    DePaul head coach Doug Bruno argues a call in the first half during the game with UConn at Webster Bank Arena. After his team was beat 98-64 by the UConn Huskies, DePaul Blue Demons women’s basketball head coach Doug Bruno said that the Huskies are the best team in the country and the national championship runs through Storrs, CT. Watch and/or listen below as Bruno talks about that as well as UConn women’s head coach Geno Auriemma and Breanna Stewart’s reaction to Bruno’s comments. photo credit:  ©2014 Ian Bethune
 
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  • The Sony Wake-Up Call

    Ken Levine
    22 Dec 2014 | 9:51 am
    Ken Levine [Corrected, see below] The Sony saga continues. Last week, the FBI said there is enough information to conclude that the North Korean government is responsible for the Sony cyberattack. Now some are beginning to wonder how the U.S. should retaliate. Surely, new developments will continue to unfold, but our focus remains on what this breach means for other corporations, and how data breaches may be prevented in the future. In many ways, what happened to Sony isn’t new. Companies have long dealt with hackers who break into computer networks and steal trade secrets and/or…
  • ImmusanT Grabs $12M as Celiac Vaccine Hits Critical Proving Ground

    Ben Fidler
    22 Dec 2014 | 9:03 am
    Ben Fidler [Updated, 12/22/14, 4:02 pm ET] ImmusanT is trying to prove that a vaccine it’s developing can help celiac patients eat gluten without getting sick. Today, the Cambridge, MA-based company got enough dough to test that theory in real patients. ImmusanT has raised a $12 million Series B round from Vatera Healthcare Partners, the New York backer that helped get the startup off the ground in 2011 with a $20 million equity financing. ImmusanT will use the cash to take Nexvax2, the company’s experimental immunotherapy for celiac disease, through a Phase 2 proof-of-concept study.
  • Rethinking Venture Philanthropy After the Kalydeco Windfall

    Peter Kolchinsky
    22 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Peter Kolchinsky The Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Foundation’s big win in venture philanthropy can fuel constructive competition among companies developing innovative CF drugs, benefiting both patients and the healthcare system by increasing future treatment options and reducing their cost. CF is a fatal genetic disease affecting around 30,000 people in the U.S. that is caused by mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane receptor (CFTR) gene. These mutations disrupt either the expression or function of the CFTR protein, causing mucus buildup in the lungs that can impair breathing and lead to…
  • Two Guys, a Connected Home, and Kickstarter: The Water Hero Story

    Gregory T. Huang
    22 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    Gregory T. Huang In a newfangled world of connected homes, crowdfunded projects, 3D printers, and mobile apps, it’s refreshing to see a couple of guys in their 50s put it all together and try to make something meaningful. I write not only in striking range of said demographic, but as a concerned citizen and observer of an ever younger and hype-ier tech industry. And, I should add, one whose furnace broke last week, leading me to worry (if only briefly) about pipes freezing. If you’re not a plumber, keep reading. A Boston-area startup called Water Hero has developed a consumer device and…
  • Enanta Pockets $75M As AbbVie, Gilead Hep C Battle Begins

    Ben Fidler
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:03 pm
    Ben Fidler A high-stakes biotech turf war is about to break out over a very lucrative market, and at the same time, a big check is on its way to Watertown, MA-based Enanta Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: ENTA). The FDA today approved a double-pill regimen for hepatitis C to be sold by Chicago-area pharma giant AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), for people with a certain specific genotype of the virus. The two pills, which will be marketed under the name “Viekira Pak,” consist of the already approved drug ritonavir combined with paritaprevir and ombitasvir (that’s one pill), and the second pill…
 
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  • Holiday Toy Lists for 2014!

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

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

    Keriannot
    4 Dec 2014 | 6:28 pm
    This Is Our City Children’s Book Disclosure: This post featuring a new Red Sox Book for Kids contains an affiliate link. When the holidays come we often end up searching toy stores for all sorts of toys, tablets and technology. However, I try every year to put a few keepsake books under the tree that we might not otherwise buy throughout the year. Whether you are Red Sox fans or not, This Is Our City: How the 2013 Red Sox Kept Boston Strong isn’t just a story about the Red Sox winning another World Series. Through beautiful illustrations paired with factual history, it tells…
  • LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston

    Keriannot
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:18 am
    A few weeks ago after a visit to the LEGO store in the mall, we were given a coupon for a free ticket to the LEGOLAND Discovery Center. Since then, Gavin repeatedly asked when we’d be going to LEGOLAND. When we were invited to a media event in Boston, I decided to keep it a surprise, telling him just before we left, and then he didn’t believe me that we were actually going! Someone doesn’t believe we are going to LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Boston, right now. He thinks we are going to the YMCA. A video posted by Keriann Wilmot (@keri_wilmot) on Nov 11, 2014 at 12:24pm PST…
  • LeapFrog LeapPad3 Review

    Keriannot
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:09 pm
    Tis the season for learning tablets! So, for those of you who are looking to score a deal on a tablet for your kids during the holiday season, I’ve been having some fun with the new LeapFrog LeapPad3. We were fortunate to receive one free to utilize, prior to our trip to Beaches Turks and Caicos for the #BeachesMoms Social Media on the Sand conference.  Given that it was Gavin’s first time on an airplane, the LeapPad3 and a pair of headphones were the first items I put in his backpack! The LeapFrog LeapPad tablets have evolved over time, but to date, the LeapPad3 is not only…
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  • Group Protests Boston Bid for 2024 Olympics, Calls for Greater Public Involvement

    superuser
    10 Dec 2014 | 8:24 pm
    Haley HamiltonOrganizers and supporters of No Boston Olympics, the local grassroots group protesting the city’s recent bid to host the 2024 summer games, gathered outside the Institute of Contemporary Art Monday night before the Boston Globe’s “‘Off the Page’ Conversations” debate between former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Juliette Kayyem representing Boston 2024, the group that formulated and submitted the city’s bid, and Chris Dempsey, co-chair of No Boston Olympics (NBO).
  • TALK: Revolution in the Air? The 1960s Become the 1970s and the S**t Hits the Fan

    superuser
    6 Dec 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Doug Enaa Greene On November 1, 2014 activist and writer Ron Jacobs provided a radical synopsis of the 1960s in hopes of sparking a lively discussion at the Center for Marxist Education in Cambridge, MA.
  • Mexican Violence Touches Home in Boston

    superuser
    6 Dec 2014 | 7:20 pm
    Tara García MathewsonBOSTON - A gruesome kidnapping in Mexico in late September is causing a ripple of outrage worldwide. In Boston, local protesters are using the disappearance of 43 students as an opportunity to call for the US government to stop funding the drug war in that country. Supporters rallied during a day of action for peace Wednesday at the Federal Building and plan to continue mobilizing.
  • SNN: Plastic Bag Ban Moves Forward

    Elijah Kaplan
    5 Dec 2014 | 9:04 pm
    Sarah Zheng, Somerville Neighborhood News Somerville, Mass. – The proposed citywide ban on plastic shopping bags took a step forward on Nov. 20 at the meeting of the Board of Aldermen’s Environment and Energy Special Committee.
  • SNN: Real Estate Assessments Up Again

    Elijah Kaplan
    5 Dec 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Elijah Kaplan, Somerville Neighborhood News Somerville, Mass. - Somerville is going through changes. With the Green Line coming soon, the redevelopment of Union Square and new businesses moving into Assembly Square, property values are skyrocketing across the city. This means that even though the residential tax rate this year is $12.61, slightly lower than last year, most residents will likely end up paying more in their base tax bill.
 
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  • Brockton Man Fatally Struck by SUV

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

    Tom Kiley
    4 Dec 2014 | 8:17 am
    A man believed to be 51 was struck and killed in a Massachusetts car accident involving a hit-and-run driver. According to a news report in The Boston Herald, the fatal pedestrian accident occurred at American Legion Highway and Blue Hill Avenue in Dorchester. Officials say the man was run down before the driver sped away. The victim was transported to Boston Medical center where he was later pronounced dead. The authorities are investigating the crash and calling on the community for help locating the driver. They believe the vehicle involved was an old, dark-colored, four-door Lincoln…
  • Tips for Drivers in Winter Weather

    Tom Kiley
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:15 am
    Driving in Boston at any time of year can prove treacherous, but it is particularly dangerous on our roadways in winter. Even on a beautiful, warm day, Boston drivers have to worry about severe congestion, some poorly maintained streets and drivers who are distracted, impaired and/or fatigued. In the winter, these issues are worsened by icy roadway conditions. Whether you are a new driver in Boston or a seasoned veteran, there are safety tips you should always keep in mind. Before hitting the roadway, make sure your tires are properly inflated and that they have tread deep enough to grip the…
  • Steps to Take after a Boston Motorcycle Accident

    Tom Kiley
    13 Nov 2014 | 8:33 am
    Take a moment to gather yourself and observe your surroundings. If you have just been involved in a Boston motorcycle accident, you could be in danger of suffering further injury. Try to get yourself out of the roadway right away. Then, assess if you have been hurt. If you or anyone else has suffered an injury in the crash, you must call the authorities and you are required by law to remain at the scene. If your head, neck or back is seriously injured, you should remain still and wait for help. If, however, you are capable of moving around without causing additional harm, it is advisable to…
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries Linked to Dementia

    Tom Kiley
    3 Nov 2014 | 12:50 pm
    There are numerous immediate side effects of brain trauma. Victims of car accidents and slip-and-falls who strike their head may suffer from headaches, memory loss, nausea and even physical and mental disabilities. Depending on the severity of the trauma, these types of symptoms may go away with proper treatment or they may linger. As our understanding of brain injuries continues to grow, we are learning more about the long-term effects of brain trauma including their relation to memory loss and dementia. A new study found that traumatic brain injuries (TBI) later in life could be linked to…
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