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  • Small tornado brings down trees, rains flood streets

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    1 Sep 2014 | 2:41 pm
    Cars crushed by trees and branches pushed into houses were the result of a small tornado in Worcester Sunday night, the National Weather Service said.
  • Tornado In Worcester Confirmed By National Weather Service

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    miketoole
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:20 pm
    WORCESTER (CBS) – The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado touched down briefly in Worcester Sunday night. In a statement released by the NWS office in Taunton early Monday morning, forecasters said it was an EF0, the lowest rating on the tornado scale, with winds at about 85 miles per hour. Read: Danielle Niles’ Blog On Tornado The twister began around 8:10 p.m. and ended just four minutes later. It brought down trees and power lines and damaged cars, but no one was hurt.  About 200 customers still had no power as of 11 a.m. Photos: Worcester Tornado Damage “Some of…
  • Restaurateur alleges mall owner is double-dipping when collecting real estate taxes

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    Eric Convey
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:59 am
    The owner of a Burger King in the Solomon Pond Mall sued Simon Property Group in federal court Thursday, accusing the giant owner and operator of malls of double-dipping when collecting real estate taxes from tenants. Store #4 Inc. claims in its suit that several years ago, Simon changed the formula it uses to collect taxes from the owners of tenants other than major anchor stores. Under the old formula, the suit states, Simon split the total real estate tax bill for the mall up proportionally…
  • Mudderella competitors cry foul over venue switch

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    1 Sep 2014 | 3:33 pm
    Natick's Kim Aliprantis has been training for months to participate in Saturday's Mudderella event which features more than a dozen obstacles on a 5- to 7-mile course. It's a female-focused spin-off of the popular Tough Mudder challenges.
  • Kirk rallies to win the Deutsche Bank

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    1 Sep 2014 | 3:28 pm
    NORTON, Mass. — Chris Kirk picked up the biggest victory of his career Monday in the Deutsche Bank Championship.Still to be determined is just how big.Kirk closed with a 5-under 66 in another wild Labor Day finish at the TPC Boston, coming up with three big putts on the back nine to pull away for a two-shot victory. Along the way, he made a strong case to be one of the three Ryder Cup picks that will be announced Tuesday.
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  • Mudderella competitors cry foul over venue switch

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:33 pm
    Natick's Kim Aliprantis has been training for months to participate in Saturday's Mudderella event which features more than a dozen obstacles on a 5- to 7-mile course. It's a female-focused spin-off of the popular Tough Mudder challenges.
  • 2 dead in NH plane crash

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:11 pm
    Two people have been killed when their small plane crashed at an airfield in New Hampshire on Monday, according to fire officials.
  • Demoulas: Market Basket to open several new stores this year

    1 Sep 2014 | 2:59 pm
    What was intended to be a low-key visit turned into a massive celebration Monday when returning Market Basket CEO Arthur T. Demoulas stopped in at a store in Chelsea.
  • Small tornado brings down trees, rains flood streets

    1 Sep 2014 | 2:41 pm
    Cars crushed by trees and branches pushed into houses were the result of a small tornado in Worcester Sunday night, the National Weather Service said.
  • RBI single in 10th lifts Rays past Red Sox

    1 Sep 2014 | 2:40 pm
    Matt Joyce had an RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning to help the Tampa Bay Rays salvage a split of a four-game series by beating the Boston Red Sox 4-3 on Monday.
 
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  • Kirk rallies to win the Deutsche Bank

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:28 pm
    NORTON, Mass. — Chris Kirk picked up the biggest victory of his career Monday in the Deutsche Bank Championship.Still to be determined is just how big.Kirk closed with a 5-under 66 in another wild Labor Day finish at the TPC Boston, coming up with three big putts on the back nine to pull away for a two-shot victory. Along the way, he made a strong case to be one of the three Ryder Cup picks that will be announced Tuesday.
  • Houston Astros fire manager Bo Porter

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:21 pm
    HOUSTON — The Houston Astros fired manager Bo Porter on Monday, saying the dismissal had less to do with the team's 59-79 record than the need for "new direction" and a "united message throughout the entire organization."Porter was in his second season with the Astros and was succeeded by interim manager Tom Lawless, who worked in Houston's minor league system. Lawless' first game in charge is Tuesday night at home against the first-place Los Angeles Angels.Bench coach Dave Trembley also was let go.
  • Stanton HRs, Marlins score 3 in 8th to beat Mets

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:09 pm
    MIAMI — After giving up their early lead, the Miami Marlins took advantage of the New York Mets' miscues late.Giancarlo Stanton hit his 34th home run and the Marlins scored three runs in the eighth inning to beat the Mets 9-6 on Monday."It was back and forth, a few different lead changes there, we kept pushing and that was the biggest key to finish it off," Stanton said.
  • Castillo, Valbuena help Cubs beat Brewers 4-2

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:03 pm
    CHICAGO — Welington Castillo homered and drove in three runs, Luis Valbuena also hit a home run and the Chicago Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 Monday.Rookie sensation Jorge Soler had two doubles in his home debut for the Cubs and Jacob Turner (5-8) won in just his second start for Chicago after being acquired from Miami last month. The right-hander allowed just one run and five hits in 6 1-3 innings.Hector Rondon pitched the ninth for his 23rd save in 27 chances.
  • Holliday, Wong lead Cardinals past Pirates, 5-4

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:02 pm
    ST. LOUIS — Matt Holliday had the go-ahead RBI single in the seventh inning after Kolten Wong's pinch-hit homer tied the score, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-4 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday.St. Louis moved into sole possession of first place in the NL Central for the first time this season with its third straight win in a row. The Cardinals are one game ahead of Milwaukee, which lost to the Chicago Cubs. Pittsburgh is three games back.
 
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  • Most Mass. Voters Register As Independent

    The Associated Press
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:51 am
    The most recent party enrollment numbers show that despite Massachusetts’ reputation as a Democratic state, the majority of voters have opted against either major party. According to numbers released by the state secretary’s office, more than 53 percent of voters in Massachusetts have registered as independent. A little more than 35 percent of voters are registered as Democrats while fewer than 11 percent are registered Republicans. There are more than 4.2 million registered voters in the state. Suffolk County, which includes Boston, is one of the most heavily Democratic counties,…
  • Massachusetts Tells Drivers Their LOLs Can Wait

    The Associated Press
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:17 am
    State transportation officials first got the attention of drivers in June when they posted electronic highway signs that implored Bostonians to “use yah blinkah.” An electronic highway sign as seen in May on Interstate 93 in Boston. (Michael Dwyer/AP) The latest effort to combine a serious safety message with a touch of humor is taking place over the Labor Day weekend. This time the target is distracted drivers. It reads: “Put down the phone! Your LOLs and OMGs can wait.” The state received hundreds of entries in a social media contest that sought creative ways of…
  • Listen: AFL-CIO President Discusses State Of Labor In Mass.

    Bob Oakes
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:59 am
    On Labor Day in Massachusetts, officials from organized labor, supporters and political figures attended several traditional labor day breakfasts following one of the most dramatic labor successes in recent memory, the conclusion of the Market Basket supermarket chain saga. Steven Tolman, president of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO, joined WBUR to discuss Labor Day, low-wage workers and takeaways from Market Basket story. Related: Worker Walkout Results In New Test For Market Basket
  • Retailers Designate ‘Sensory-Friendly’ Shopping Hours Catered For Children With Autism

    Karen Brown, New England Public Radio
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:13 am
    An estimated one in 68 children are thought to be on the autism spectrum. A common trait for many people with autism is over-stimulation by noise, lights or other trappings of modern life. As families complete their back to school shopping, some Massachusetts retailers are trying to help. Karen Brown reports from the Holyoke Mall.
  • Massachusetts Launches 2-Month Tax Amnesty Program

    The Associated Press
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:33 am
    Labor Day marks the launch of a two-month tax amnesty program in Massachusetts. The state Revenue Department says residents who owe taxes face no penalties if they pay during the period that begins Monday and ends Oct. 31 About 300,000 people will be receiving notices in September indicating they are eligible. The amnesty program covers all major tax categories – individual income tax, withholding tax, sales tax, meals tax and others. The amnesty will not be extended to some taxpayers, including those who are the subject of a tax-related criminal investigation or prosecution.
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  • Armed Man Robs Senior Couple At Knifepoint In Hyannis Hotel Room

    Ryan Grannan-Doll
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:31 pm
    BARNSTABLE (CBS) – An senior couple from Pennsylvania was robbed at knife point Sunday night after checking into a Hyannis hotel room, according to police. Mike McGowan, 78, told police he and his 77-year-old wife, Arlene, were opening the hotel room door after checking in when a male suspect pushed it open and forced his way inside. “He and I went against the wall there. When he got closer, I pushed him away with my feet and then he lunged at me and knocked me over between the bed and I couldn’t get up,” Mike McGowan told WBZ-TV. Arlene McGown said she feared for her life once she…
  • Tornado In Worcester Confirmed By National Weather Service

    miketoole
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:20 pm
    WORCESTER (CBS) – The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado touched down briefly in Worcester Sunday night. In a statement released by the NWS office in Taunton early Monday morning, forecasters said it was an EF0, the lowest rating on the tornado scale, with winds at about 85 miles per hour. Read: Danielle Niles’ Blog On Tornado The twister began around 8:10 p.m. and ended just four minutes later. It brought down trees and power lines and damaged cars, but no one was hurt.  About 200 customers still had no power as of 11 a.m. Photos: Worcester Tornado Damage “Some of…
  • 2 Killed In Small Plane Crash In Hampton, NH

    miketoole
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:15 pm
    HAMPTON, NH (CBS) – A Cessna 180 crashed after taking off from the Hampton Airfield in North Hampton, New Hampshire Monday morning. Two people on board were killed. Authorities have identified the pilot as David Ingalls, 60, of Kingston, New Hampshire. The name of the other victim has not yet been released but he is a man believed to be in his 60s. David Ingalls (Courtesy: Facebook). Witnesses say there didn’t seem to be any issue at first. “It looked like a really nice takeoff,” said witness Bob Lamothe. “All of a sudden the plane pitched up and went very…
  • Robb: Rajon Rondo Trade Rumor Mill Likely Just Beginning

    mfhurley
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    BOSTON – The Rajon Rondo rumor mill has been churning for years now. The Minnesota Timberwolves had their eyes on the young point guard dating all the way back to 2007, when Kevin McHale reportedly tried and failed to get Rondo included in the eventual Kevin Garnett trade package. Over the last few years, Rondo has been involved in rumors involving such teams as the Phoenix Suns, Detroit Pistons, Houston Rockets, New Orleans Pelicans and the New York Knicks. None of these rumors materialized into anything (although some, such as the Chris Paul reports, were much more serious than others),…
  • Lowell Woman Killed, Driver Seriously Hurt In Methuen Crash

    miketoole
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    METHUEN (CBS) – A woman was killed Monday morning when the car she was riding in struck a telephone pole. Police responded to a report of a car crash at North Lowell and Moody streets at 7:50 a.m. and discovered a white 1999 Saturn SLI had struck a telephone pole, according to Methuen Police. The car’s passenger, Kerri-Ann Roberto, 33, of Lowell was transported to Lawrence General Hospital where she was pronounced dead, police said. Kerri-Ann Roberto (Facebook). The driver of the car,  Frank Orocho, 39, of Lowell, suffered life-threatening injuries and was transported to Lawrence…
 
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  • COUNTDOWN TO BOSTON CALLING: CHILDISH GAMBINO

    GEORGE SCHLESINGER
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    You don’t need a sophisticated network of real-time facial recognition technology to tell we’re excited for September’s edition of Boston Calling. The festival returns next month on Friday, September 5 for three days with an even bigger roster of acts ready to rock City Hall Plaza, and in the 23 days leading up to the big show, we’ll be priming you with a soundcheck. So listen up, stay tuned, and remember to smile for the cameras. NAME: CHILDISH GAMBINO DAY/TIME: SAT 9.6 @ 9:30 PM GENRE: Hyperactive Backpack Rap SONG YOU HAVE TO SEE LIVE: “Sweatpants.” This beat is the perfect…
  • COUNTDOWN TO BOSTON CALLING: THE REPLACEMENTS

    MARTÍN CABALLERO
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:01 am
    You don’t need a sophisticated network of real-time facial recognition technology to tell we’re excited for September’s edition of Boston Calling. The festival returns next month on Friday, September 5 for three days with an even bigger roster of acts ready to rock City Hall Plaza, and in the 23 days leading up to the big show, we’ll be priming you with a soundcheck. So listen up, stay tuned, and remember to smile for the cameras. THE REPLACEMENTS DAY/TIME: SUN 9.7 @ 8:15pm GENRE: Sweaty, angsty circa 1980’s hardcore that’s the alternately perfect for punching some guy in the face…
  • BAR HAVOC: SURVIVING THE FALL

    BAR HAVOC
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:39 am
    My air conditioner has been off for the past week. With the windows open, the cool, almost autumn breeze flows in. I’ve been bringing a light jacket out with me at night for those cool evenings when the heat produced from a slug of Fireball Whisky isn’t enough. Allston Christmas is upon us, so I can’t help but reflect upon my summer, one of the most tumultuous I’ve ever experienced. I thought that I had been ready to settle down, but then with a sudden breakup I had an epiphany that I still have the ability to party all night like a rock star and settling down right now (at the…
  • NOTHING MATTRESS: PERFECTING THE IRISH GOODBYE

    Brian Connolly
    30 Aug 2014 | 10:57 pm
  • WHAT’S FOR BREAKFAST? HUNGRY HUNGRY

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    30 Aug 2014 | 9:06 pm
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  • Zuckerberg dines at Boston's Deuxave restaurant over Labor Day weekend

    Sara Castellanos
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg dined at Boston's Deuxave restaurant over Labor Day weekend, along with his wife and friends. Christopher Coombs, owner and executive chef at the contemporary French and American-style restaurant, said in a Facebook post: "At Deuxave we have been blessed to provide nourishment for many wonderful people over the years. Last night (after service) we cooked a feast for Mark Zuckerberg and his wife. It was a great night." Coombs said Zuckerberg enjoyed the dining…
  • Gordon College puts student volunteer program 'on hold' after Lynn school vote

    Mary Moore
    30 Aug 2014 | 4:02 am
    Gordon College has put a student volunteer program on hold after the Lynn school committee severed ties with the Wenham college due to concerns that the college discriminates in its hiring practices. The program at issue is called Gordon in Lynn, through which Gordon College places college-age students in Lynn's elementary and middle schools as well as in community organizations. The students provided a range of volunteer services — including formal student-teaching help involving upper-class…
  • Lawyers with regulatory and data security skills are in high demand

    Mary Moore
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:35 am
    Times may be tough for the legal profession as a whole, but lawyers who specialize in certain areas are in high demand – and competition to hire them is strong. That’s among the findings of a report released this week by Robert Half Legal, which examined trends in the legal industry based on interviews with lawyers at the largest law firms in North America. The report includes interviews with hundreds of lawyers and law firms, corporate counsel and e-discovery experts. The legal specialists…
  • Local dealmakers say it's a busy time for M&A among private companies

    29 Aug 2014 | 11:26 am
    The frenzy of deal-making seen among big public companies is also trickling down to the smaller private companies: Entrepreneurial dealmakers are drumming up business, driven by the low cost of debt, attractive valuation multiples and a sense of urgency that opportunities may not be as sweet two years down the road. “There’s quite a bit of activity at the middle market, privately held companies,” said David Barbash, managing partner at Posternak Blankstein & Lund, a law firm that specializes…
  • Restaurateur alleges mall owner is double-dipping when collecting real estate taxes

    Eric Convey
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:59 am
    The owner of a Burger King in the Solomon Pond Mall sued Simon Property Group in federal court Thursday, accusing the giant owner and operator of malls of double-dipping when collecting real estate taxes from tenants. Store #4 Inc. claims in its suit that several years ago, Simon changed the formula it uses to collect taxes from the owners of tenants other than major anchor stores. Under the old formula, the suit states, Simon split the total real estate tax bill for the mall up proportionally…
 
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  • New Ebola Vaccine Tests Could Provide Early Results End of 2014

    Alex Lash
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:11 am
    Alex Lash The National Institutes of Health has the green light to begin testing a new Ebola vaccine in humans, and data showing the vaccine’s safety and ability to provoke an immune response should be available by the end of the year. Whether those data are enough to make health officials confident to give the vaccine to people in the field remains to be seen, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Anthony Fauci said on a conference call Thursday morning. Once the data are available, Fauci said, “the most scientifically sound thing would be to proceed in a…
  • Home & Baby Companies Plan To Profit as Millennials Settle Down

    Curt Woodward
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:13 am
    Curt Woodward Sure, he’s in love with artful neck tattoos and outlandish facial hair right now. But that hipster at your favorite coffee bar down the street is going to get older, and a growing group of businesses are betting that his search for domestic bliss will be a profitable one. A wave of e-commerce companies has started to take root just as a huge swath of Americans enters the big-spending years of middle adulthood, when young people settle down, find a mate, and start filling up gift registries for their new homes and babies. These so-called millennials are the largest demographic…
  • One-time Media Darling Sun Catalytix Acquired by Lockheed Martin

    Martin LaMonica
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Martin LaMonica The trajectory of energy startup Sun Catalytix is enough to give anybody motion sickness. After five years of ups and downs, though, Lockheed Martin this week said it acquired Sun Catalytix’s assets and will explore using the company’s flow battery in energy projects. As part of a larger conglomerate, Cambridge, MA-based Sun Catalytix’s technology stands a chance of being used commercially. But the purchase, whose price was undisclosed, falls short of the ambitions of the company and, most likely, its investors. Daniel Nocera, an MIT professor at the time, co-founded Sun…
  • Mobile Development Startups Think Big, Rake in Big Rounds

    Martin LaMonica
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:36 am
    Martin LaMonica The mobile app economy is thriving, but can startups make money—and IPO-style returns for investors—by supplying software to the developers who write those apps? A number of mobile upstarts are betting on it. San Francisco-based Xamarin last week pulled in $54 million in Series C financing, which it claims is the largest single round for a mobile development company. And on Monday, Mountain View, CA-based Appcelerator said it raised a $22 million Series D round led by new investor Rembrandt Venture Partners. The funding will accelerate its move into a “post-Web…
  • Open Data Can Help Government Be the Airbnb of Civic Services

    Robert Runge
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:13 am
    Robert Runge Until recently, 99 percent of government data around the world was shrouded in darkness. It was trapped in a vault, gathering mold, and never saw the light of day. But the vibrant open data movement, which is taking hold on just about every continent, has begun to radically change this. Now, government data is being unlocked and illuminated, and it’s helping citizens, communities, and companies connect and innovate with new insights and intelligence that will drive prosperity for years to come. I believe that this dramatic shift in government data—which turns night into…
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  • Zuckerberg dines at Boston's Deuxave restaurant over Labor Day weekend

    Sara Castellanos
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg dined at Boston's Deuxave restaurant over Labor Day weekend, along with his wife and friends. Christopher Coombs, owner and executive chef at the contemporary French and American-style restaurant, said in a Facebook post: "At Deuxave we have been blessed to provide nourishment for many wonderful people over the years. Last night (after service) we cooked a feast for Mark Zuckerberg and his wife. It was a great night." Coombs said Zuckerberg enjoyed the dining…
  • Gordon College puts student volunteer program 'on hold' after Lynn school vote

    Mary Moore
    30 Aug 2014 | 4:02 am
    Gordon College has put a student volunteer program on hold after the Lynn school committee severed ties with the Wenham college due to concerns that the college discriminates in its hiring practices. The program at issue is called Gordon in Lynn, through which Gordon College places college-age students in Lynn's elementary and middle schools as well as in community organizations. The students provided a range of volunteer services — including formal student-teaching help involving upper-class…
  • Lawyers with regulatory and data security skills are in high demand

    Mary Moore
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:35 am
    Times may be tough for the legal profession as a whole, but lawyers who specialize in certain areas are in high demand – and competition to hire them is strong. That’s among the findings of a report released this week by Robert Half Legal, which examined trends in the legal industry based on interviews with lawyers at the largest law firms in North America. The report includes interviews with hundreds of lawyers and law firms, corporate counsel and e-discovery experts. The legal specialists…
  • Local dealmakers say it's a busy time for M&A among private companies

    29 Aug 2014 | 11:26 am
    The frenzy of deal-making seen among big public companies is also trickling down to the smaller private companies: Entrepreneurial dealmakers are drumming up business, driven by the low cost of debt, attractive valuation multiples and a sense of urgency that opportunities may not be as sweet two years down the road. “There’s quite a bit of activity at the middle market, privately held companies,” said David Barbash, managing partner at Posternak Blankstein & Lund, a law firm that specializes…
  • Restaurateur alleges mall owner is double-dipping when collecting real estate taxes

    Eric Convey
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:59 am
    The owner of a Burger King in the Solomon Pond Mall sued Simon Property Group in federal court Thursday, accusing the giant owner and operator of malls of double-dipping when collecting real estate taxes from tenants. Store #4 Inc. claims in its suit that several years ago, Simon changed the formula it uses to collect taxes from the owners of tenants other than major anchor stores. Under the old formula, the suit states, Simon split the total real estate tax bill for the mall up proportionally…
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  • Connelly’s Top Ten: Less Than a Week to Opening Day!

    Michael
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:28 am
    1. Patriots 2011 Draft in Review: 1st – Nate Solder – (B+) Played in 47 of 48 games, solid not dominating 2nd – Ras I Dowling – (F) Reach when taken and proved to be a reach 2nd – Shane Vereen – (B) Has only played 26 regular season games out of 48 and has only been a game changer when Gronk on field at same time 3rd – Stevan Ridley – (B+) Ya he fumbles but he is excellent value. He was the 7th running back taken and only Demarco Murray has more yards than him (2,681 to 2,477) 3rd – Ryan Mallett – (F) it was a complete miss when you…
  • Why 2014 Should Make Red Sox Fans Smile

    Scott M. Siegler
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    It’s true. The 2014 season has been a complete nightmare for the Boston Red Sox. As the team’s winning percentage hovers around .440 with a dismal 29-40 record at Fenway Park, it’s no secret that 2014 has already been dismissed as a lost cause. However, this should only make the 2013 World Series Championship taste even sweeter. The reason? This implosion could have easily have been what happened last season as well. Aside from the departure of Jacoby Ellsbury, the 2014 Red Sox roster ended up looking almost identical to the 2013 Red Sox roster. However, when all is said and done, the…
  • Former Bruins Player Carol Vadnais Dies

    KC Downey
    31 Aug 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Carol Vadnais, a six-time all-star who played more 1,000 career games, has died. He was 68. Vadnais played for the B’s from 1971-1976 and was a key cog on the B’s 1972 Stanley Cup-winning team. © KC Downey for Sports of Boston, 2014. | Permalink | No comment Filed under: Bruins, Featured.
  • John Farrell’s Second Season Unlike his First

    Anthony Vitale
    31 Aug 2014 | 12:10 pm
    In 2013, it seemed like everything Red Sox Manager John Farrell touched turned to gold.  2014 hasn’t nearly been the same, and Wednesday night’s loss to the Blue Jays was no different. Joe Kelly and the Red Sox were up 2-1 in the 7th in Toronto when Edwin Encarnacion hit a lead off double on Kelly’s 86th pitch.  Farrell had seen enough.  Instead of letting the former Cardinal to work his way through the inning, Farrell called in lefty reliever Tommy Layne to face switch hitting Dioner Navarro.  After a base hit, Farrell opted to make another pitching change — this time for…
  • Overvalued and Undervalued 2014 Fantasy Football Players

    Jon Ellis
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:59 am
    Fantasy football is fickle. It is a game of chance where the best laid plans can regularly crumble before your tear-filled eyes. In the most basic sense, it is a game of risk analysis. Drafting your team is easily the most important part. Which players are most likely to score the most points? Which players have the greatest chance for injury or regression? But, really, it’s a game of chance. Nevertheless, due to hype, rumors, or general Internet frenzy–come draft day, there are always NFL players who are wildly undervalued while others are wildly overvalued. Overvalued…
 
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  • Robb: Rajon Rondo Trade Rumor Mill Likely Just Beginning

    mfhurley
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    BOSTON – The Rajon Rondo rumor mill has been churning for years now. The Minnesota Timberwolves had their eyes on the young point guard dating all the way back to 2007, when Kevin McHale reportedly tried and failed to get Rondo included in the eventual Kevin Garnett trade package. Over the last few years, Rondo has been involved in rumors involving such teams as the Phoenix Suns, Detroit Pistons, Houston Rockets, New Orleans Pelicans and the New York Knicks. None of these rumors materialized into anything (although some, such as the Chris Paul reports, were much more serious than others),…
  • Patriots Blog: Gronk Removes Suspense From Week 1 Playing Status

    mfhurley
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    FOXBORO (CBS) — It was a pretty interesting exchange in the Patriots locker room today. The question was to Rob Gronkowski: Are you ready to play on Sunday? He answered: I’ve been given the green light and I’m playing against Miami. All the suspense is gone, and it was a unique twist for Gronk himself to break the story. He said he didn’t want to drag this on any longer than necessary. Rob has worked all preseason coming back from a knee injury, and he didn’t play in any preseason games. He said he’s feeling good and that the training staff has done a great…
  • Rob Gronkowski: ‘I’m Ready To Go’ For Week 1 Vs. Dolphins

    mfhurley
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:25 am
    FOXBORO (CBS) — In his recovery from a torn ACL and MCL, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski did not play one snap in the preseason. But fear not: Gronk says he’s all systems go for Week 1. Gronkowski spoke to the media on Monday and announced that he’ll be ready to suit up and play come Sunday afternoon in Miami. “I’m good to go. I’ll be playing,” Gronkowski said. “Super excited. … It’s going to be an honor to be back out there with my teammates, so Im’ super pumped, super excited and I’m just preparing for the…
  • What Does Ryan Mallett Trade Mean For Patriots? Nothing, Really

    mfhurley
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:14 am
    BOSTON (CBS) — In what can only be described as the latest piece of evidence that the NFL simply owns the world, the Patriots’ trading of a backup quarterback who has thrown four career passes has become the dominant story in the sports news cycle in New England. Frightening? Perhaps, but it’s anything but surprising. After all, the fake football game between the Patriots and Giants last week earned a 17.1 rating and a 30 market share, meaning 30 percent of all televisions in Boston that were turned on last Thursday night were displaying the muck-fest between a bunch of men…
  • Untangling Rajon Rondo Trade Request Rumors From The Weekend

    mfhurley
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:48 am
    BOSTON (CBS) — So perhaps you’ve heard of a report or a rumor that said Rajon Rondo has requested a trade from the Celtics, except you didn’t quite catch all of the information and the details were a little bit sketchy. Well, that’s because the entire report is a bit flimsy. In case you missed it, the folks at ESPN show “Around The Horn” uploaded a video of Jackie MacMullan talking on the set. In the video, which is quoted on CBSSports.com, someone mentioned Rajon Rondo potentially being traded. “Oh, I hope so. Just get it done,” MacMullan said.
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  • Houston Astros fire manager Bo Porter

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:21 pm
    HOUSTON — The Houston Astros fired manager Bo Porter on Monday, saying the dismissal had less to do with the team's 59-79 record than the need for "new direction" and a "united message throughout the entire organization."Porter was in his second season with the Astros and was succeeded by interim manager Tom Lawless, who worked in Houston's minor league system. Lawless' first game in charge is Tuesday night at home against the first-place Los Angeles Angels.Bench coach Dave Trembley also was let go.
  • Stanton HRs, Marlins score 3 in 8th to beat Mets

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:09 pm
    MIAMI — After giving up their early lead, the Miami Marlins took advantage of the New York Mets' miscues late.Giancarlo Stanton hit his 34th home run and the Marlins scored three runs in the eighth inning to beat the Mets 9-6 on Monday."It was back and forth, a few different lead changes there, we kept pushing and that was the biggest key to finish it off," Stanton said.
  • Castillo, Valbuena help Cubs beat Brewers 4-2

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:03 pm
    CHICAGO — Welington Castillo homered and drove in three runs, Luis Valbuena also hit a home run and the Chicago Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 Monday.Rookie sensation Jorge Soler had two doubles in his home debut for the Cubs and Jacob Turner (5-8) won in just his second start for Chicago after being acquired from Miami last month. The right-hander allowed just one run and five hits in 6 1-3 innings.Hector Rondon pitched the ninth for his 23rd save in 27 chances.
  • Holliday, Wong lead Cardinals past Pirates, 5-4

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:02 pm
    ST. LOUIS — Matt Holliday had the go-ahead RBI single in the seventh inning after Kolten Wong's pinch-hit homer tied the score, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-4 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday.St. Louis moved into sole possession of first place in the NL Central for the first time this season with its third straight win in a row. The Cardinals are one game ahead of Milwaukee, which lost to the Chicago Cubs. Pittsburgh is three games back.
  • ICYMI: Preseason football polls for each of the six divisions in the North and South as well as the ISL

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    DIVISION 1 NORTH1. Central Catholic2. Everett3. St. John’s Prep4. Lowell5. Andover6. Chelmsford7. Acton-Boxboro8. MaldenDIVISION 1 SOUTH1. Xaverian2. Brockton3. Attleboro4. Bridgewater-Raynham5. BC High6. New Bedford7. Catholic Memorial8. WeymouthDIVISION 2 NORTH1. Reading2. Haverhill3. Lincoln-Sudbury4. Lynn English5. Waltham6. Billerica7. Westford Academy8. North Andover
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  • Patriots Wrap Preseason Slate, Cuts Tomorrow

    29 Aug 2014 | 9:01 am
    The Patriots wrapped up their preseason schedule with a 16-13 loss to the New York Giants. Jimmy Garoppolo went wire-to-wire in this one and had his moments, both good and bad. While some are ready to just hand him the backup QB job and get rid of Ryan Mallett, we likely won’t know for at least a few days what the team plans to do. Final cuts are tomorrow, but we can expect the roster to be in flux through at least Tuesday. I thought the broadcasts on WBZ improved throughout the preseason, and while last night was still silly at times, it was much better than the first effort of the…
  • Patriots Wrap Preseason Slate, Cuts Tomorrow

    29 Aug 2014 | 9:01 am
    The Patriots wrapped up their preseason schedule with a 16-13 loss to the New York Giants. Jimmy Garoppolo went wire-to-wire in this one and had his moments, both good and bad. While some are ready to just hand him the backup QB job and get rid of Ryan Mallett, we likely won’t know for at least a few days what the team plans to do. Final cuts are tomorrow, but we can expect the roster to be in flux through at least Tuesday. I thought the broadcasts on WBZ improved throughout the preseason, and while last night was still silly at times, it was much better than the first effort of the…
  • Patriots Wrap Preseason Slate, Cuts Tomorrow

    29 Aug 2014 | 9:01 am
    The Patriots wrapped up their preseason schedule with a 16-13 loss to the New York Giants. Jimmy Garoppolo went wire-to-wire in this one and had his moments, both good and bad. While some are ready to just hand him the backup QB job and get rid of Ryan Mallett, we likely won’t know for at least a few days what the team plans to do. Final cuts are tomorrow, but we can expect the roster to be in flux through at least Tuesday. I thought the broadcasts on WBZ improved throughout the preseason, and while last night was still silly at times, it was much better than the first effort of the…
  • Patriots Wrap Preseason Slate, Cuts Tomorrow

    29 Aug 2014 | 9:01 am
    The Patriots wrapped up their preseason schedule with a 16-13 loss to the New York Giants. Jimmy Garoppolo went wire-to-wire in this one and had his moments, both good and bad. While some are ready to just hand him the backup QB job and get rid of Ryan Mallett, we likely won’t know for at least a few days what the team plans to do. Final cuts are tomorrow, but we can expect the roster to be in flux through at least Tuesday. I thought the broadcasts on WBZ improved throughout the preseason, and while last night was still silly at times, it was much better than the first effort of the…
  • Pats Bollix It Up Again

    27 Aug 2014 | 8:45 am
    "But that didn't make up for the fact that the Pats bollixed up that first pick like amateurs." – Boston Herald, 04/25/05 (on Mankins pick) — Bruce Allen (@bruceallen) August 27, 2014 It continually amazes me how much Bill Belichick and the Patriots get mocked and criticized by the media and fans, yet continue to win around 80% of their games. Criticized for the Mankins pick, and now criticized for the Mankins trade. How could you draft this guy there? becomes How could you trade this franchise cornerstone? Time after time, the local media is critical of a pick,…
 
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  • Music and how its changed within the past 50+years!!!

    forall2hear with DJWOLF
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:04 pm
    The WorldWide premire of my new radio show discussing changes to music that has now been taken over by a new genre. We will also be discussing other things as well.  
  • My Fantasy Commish

    Fantasy Sports Warehouse Radio
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Chris Sternal - Co-Founder of MFC - MyFantasyCommish.com I studied Business at Indiana University, Bloomington, and completed a Bachelor's Degree in marketing communications at Columbia College Chicago in 2008. My professional work experience is in outside sales and business development for both IT and recruiting firms. I have been playing fantasy sports for over 10 years and have experience with football, basketball, baseball and hockey.  I'm a strong believer that fantasy football requires the least amount of skill, a great amount of luck, and that prognostication and coverage have been…
  • NFL PODCAST LET'S TALK NFL PICKS WEEK 1 DALLAS COWBOYS 49ERS SPORTS TALK

    NFL PODCAST
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:30 pm
    WELCOME TO THE NFL PODCAST MY NAME IS JEFF NELSON FROM SPECULATION SPORTS..THIS IS MY FREE PODCAST..LIVE ON TALKSHOE..724-444-7444..EXT 111314..TALKING NFL CURRENT EVENTS...WEEKLY PICKS..TWEET THE SHOW..FACEBOOK AS WELL...ALL 32 TEAMS..I DO FOLLOW THE DALLAS COWBOYS...I AM LIVE FROM CAR OR THE STUDIO..IT'S JUST PODCASTING..SPORTS TALK WITH A LITTLE FUN...NO FANTASY FOOTBALL TALK..I LIVE IN THE WORLD...ALL SEASON LONG..TALKING NFL BABY...ENJOY THE SHOWS PEOPLE...AND AWAY WE GO..SPORTS FANS..CALL THE SHOW!!!..we will be live in vegas as well somedays baby..NFL TALK ON BTR
  • A Time of Reflection

    AdrianBernard
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    2014 City Wide Crusade & Ministry Launch, New Orleans, LA, September 4-6, 2014 "A Time of Reflection " is a radio broadcast that will Encourage, Enhance, Enrich, Enlighten and Empower listeners to trust God in every area of their lives naturally and spiritually and to  pursue their God Given Destiny without apology.  We are mandated to teach and preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ, as we stand firmly upon our foundational scripture, "And are built upon the foundation of the Apostles and Prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone."  Ephesians 2: 20 Join us daily…
  • The Shakedown (Sports Talk Show) All in or Nah

    THE SHAKEDOWN CREW
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    On todays broadcast of The Shakedown Sports Talk Show the shakedown crew will talk about the moves the NY Giants made to the team, and also debut Shakes segment called Prayers to the Football Gods.In the second hour we will do our segment called All in or Nah where we the hosts decide if we are all in or not with player moves. To join the conversation and voice your opinion please call (929) 477-2686 or leave your comments and questions on twitter with #dashakedown
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  • Fighting erupts between Syrian army, rebels on Golan Heights

    Editor - Top News Stories
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:35 am
    EIN ZIVAN Golan Heights (Reuters) – Heavy fighting between Syrian army forces and rebels erupted on the Golan Heights on Monday, a Reuters photographer said, but it was unclear if either of the two sides had gained an advantage to control a key frontier crossing. Rebels of al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front have been battling the Syrian army in the area and have wrested control of the crossing at Quneitra, which is operated by the United Nations. Persistent small arms fire and explosions from mortar shells and other munitions could be heard on the Israeli-controlled side of the frontier of the…
  • Fighting goes on near big Ukrainian city, Poroshenko slams Russia

    Editor - Top News Stories
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:31 am
    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s military said on Monday its forces were battling a Russian tank battalion for control of a vital airport in the east of the country as President Petro Poroshenko accused Moscow of “direct and open aggression” against his country. Ukrainian coastguards meanwhile searched for two seamen missing after one of their patrol boats was sunk in the Sea of Azov by artillery fire from pro-Russian separatists on the shore. Eight other seamen survived Sunday’s attack and were being treated for wounds and burns, a border guard official said. Several…
  • Official heckled amid HK poll anger

    Editor - World News
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:30 am
    1 September 2014 Last updated at 08:24 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. The BBC’s Martin Patience says there are “competing visions in Hong Kong” Pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong have disrupted a speech given by a Beijing official explaining voting changes for the territory. They chanted slogans and held placards accusing Beijing of breaking its promise to allow Hong Kong to choose its leader directly. On Sunday the Chinese government ruled out open nomination of candidates for the chief executive election in 2017. The move sparked anger…
  • Ashya parents in extradition hearing

    Editor - World News
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:30 am
    1 September 2014 Last updated at 10:21 If the Kings accept their extradition they could be back in the UK within 48 hours The parents of a five-year-old boy who was taken from hospital against medical advice are appearing in court in Spain. Ashya King, who has a brain tumour, was removed from Southampton General Hospital on Thursday afternoon, sparking an international search, amid fears for his health. He was found with his family in Spain on Saturday and is now in hospital. Brett and Nagameh King have arrived at Madrid’s High Court for the first stage of their extradition to the UK.
  • Troops return Pakistan TV to air

    Editor - World News
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:29 am
    1 September 2014 Last updated at 09:27 Crowds broke into the PTV offices and smashed equipment before being removed Pakistan’s national television channel is back on air after security forces removed anti-government protesters from its headquarters in Islamabad. Troops were sent in to regain control from demonstrators who had forced their way into the PTV offices. Earlier, fresh clashes erupted between protesters and police in the capital. Protesters loyal to opposition leader Imran Khan and cleric Tahirul Qadri want PM Nawaz Sharif to resign. He denies corruption and electoral fraud.
 
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  • Patriots Practice Squad Announced, Includes Josh Boyce and Jake Bequette

    Greg Knopping
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:13 am
    The New England Patriots have announced their 10 man practice squad. The New England Patriots have announced their full 10-man practice squad: DE Jake Bequette, QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson, WR Josh Boyce, LB Ja'Gared Davis, S Kanorris Davis, RB Jonas Gray, LS Charley Hughlett, OL Chris Martin, DL Deontae Skinner and DB Daxton Swanson. After all of the team's roster cuts passed through waivers yesterday, the team essentially had free pickings on who they wanted to bring to their practice squad. The list of 10 players includes a pair of former mid-round draft selections in defensive end Jake…
  • Rob Gronkowski Injury Update: Patriots TE Will Play vs. Dolphins

    Greg Knopping
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:05 am
    Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski broke news this morning that he has been cleared to play week 1 vs. the Miami Dolphins. Until this morning, there was some lingering doubt whether or not Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski would suit up in the Patriots' week one match-up against the Miami Dolphins. That doubt no longer exists. This morning, we learned from Gronkowski himself that he's been cleared to play: Rob Gronkowski on Week 1: "I'm ready to go. I'll be playing." — Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) September 1, 2014 Rob Gronkowski laughs when asked how it feels to break news he will play. Says he…
  • New England Patriots Links 9/01/14 - Weekend of Moves Keeps Roster in Flux

    Marima
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:12 am
    Daily News and Links for 9/01/14 TEAM TALK Paul Perillo notes that while there is still work to be done, the Patriots cut-down to 53 featured few surprises. The New England Patriots announced that they have released 19 players. The Patriots announced a series of transactions including the trade of QB Ryan Mallett to the Houston Texans. Sunday Conference Call Transcript: Bill Belichick. Patriots.com Radio unveils 2014 in-season schedule. LOCAL LINKS Mike Reiss posts some quick-hit weekend thoughts from the Patriots and around the NFL. Jeff Howe reports the Patriots discussed deals with the…
  • All Patriots Cuts Clear Waivers

    Alec Shane
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:57 pm
    All Patriots cut by the team cleared waivers today, which makes them all practice squad eligible. The first big waiver period of the year now behind us, and all 19 players cut by New England have cleared. Bill Belichick can now bring anybody and everybody he wants to back to the team as members of the practice squad. New England has already begun filling up the 10 man unit, signing running back Jonas Gray as well as linebacker Ja'Gared Davis and quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson, which means that as of now there are seven open spots. Early reports state that neither Jeremy Gallon nor Steve…
  • Patriots Claim Kelcy Quarles off Waivers from Giants

    Greg Knopping
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:47 am
    The New England Patriots added another layer of depth to their defensive tackle group, signing Kelcy Quarles off waivers from the New York Giants. The New England Patriots have added another defensive tackle to their team, reportedly claiming rookie Kelcy Quarles off of waivers from the New York Giants. The release of Mallett made room for Quarles - so the Patriots roster still sits at 53. Quarles went undrafted out of South Carolina despite recording 9.5 sacks as a senior due to work ethic concerns. However, he received rave reviews through out Giants' camp and stood out in particular…
 
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  • Boston Red Sox @ New York Yankees Pitching Matchups: 9/2-9/4

    Ian
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Note: Pitching matchups are subject to change Tuesday, September 2 @ 7:05 PM Joe Kelly, RHP (0-1, 3.86) vs Shane Greene, RHP (4-1, 3.09) TV: NESN, MLB Network, MLB.tv Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio Wednesday, September 3 @ 7:05 PM Brandon Workman, RHP (1-8, 4.93) or Anthony Ranaudo, RHP (3-0, 4.50) vs Hiroki Kuroda, RHP (9-8, 3.88) TV: NESN, ESPN, WatchESPN, MLB.tv Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio Thursday, September 4 @ 7:05 PM Brandon Workman, RHP (1-8, 4.93) or Anthony Ranaudo, RHP (3-0, 4.50) vs Chris Capuano, LHP (2-3, 4.24) TV: NESN, MLB Network, MLB.tv…
  • Paw Prints – The Daily UConn Huskies Roundup – 9/1/14

    Ian
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:05 pm
    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 Photos: UConn Huskies vs BYU Cougars – 8/29/14 [sox & dawgs] BYU Spoils Diaco’s UConn Debut, 35-10 [sox & dawgs]…
  • Patriots Sign 10 To 2014 Practice Squad

    Ian
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:02 pm
    This in from the New England Patriots: FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots announced that they have signed 10 players to the practice squad: DL Jake Bequette, QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson, WR Josh Boyce, LB Ja’Gared Davis, S Kanorris Davis, RB Jonas Gray, DL Charley Hughlett, OL Chris Martin, DL Deonate Skinner and DB Daxton Swanson. Bequette, Boyce, Ja’Gared Davis, Kanorris Davis, Gray, Martin, Skinner and Swanson all were in camp with the Patriots this season. Hughlett spent part of the offseason with the Patriots this year. Bethel-Thompson, 26, is a third-year player out of…
  • American Athletic Conference Weekly Football Honors – Sept. 1

    Ian
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:31 am
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The American Athletic Conference has announced the winners of the league’s weekly football honors for the first week of the college football season. AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK Keevan Lucas • So. • WR • Tulsa • Abilene, Texas Lucas helped Tulsa rally from a 21-7 deficit as the Golden Hurricane scored a 38-31 double-overtime win against Tulane in both teams’ American Athletic Conference debuts. Lucas had 13 receptions for 233 yards and three touchdowns, finishing six yards shy of the conference’s single-game record for receiving…
  • Former Husky WR Nick Williams Finds Home On Redskins Practice Squad

    Ian
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:05 am
    Nick Williams #13 of the Washington Redskins makes a reception against the Tennessee Titans during a preseason game at LP Field on August 8, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. Former UConn Huskies WR Nick Williams was one of the final cuts by the Washington Redskins on Saturday. But it turns out, he wasn’t out of a job long as the Redskins signed him to their 10-man practice squad. Williams was signed by the Redskins in May 2013 as an undrafted college free agent out of UConn. He played in five games for the Redskins last season, returning nine kickoffs and one punt, while also scoring the…
 
 
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  • New Ebola Vaccine Tests Could Provide Early Results End of 2014

    Alex Lash
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:11 am
    Alex Lash The National Institutes of Health has the green light to begin testing a new Ebola vaccine in humans, and data showing the vaccine’s safety and ability to provoke an immune response should be available by the end of the year. Whether those data are enough to make health officials confident to give the vaccine to people in the field remains to be seen, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Anthony Fauci said on a conference call Thursday morning. Once the data are available, Fauci said, “the most scientifically sound thing would be to proceed in a…
  • Home & Baby Companies Plan To Profit as Millennials Settle Down

    Curt Woodward
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:13 am
    Curt Woodward Sure, he’s in love with artful neck tattoos and outlandish facial hair right now. But that hipster at your favorite coffee bar down the street is going to get older, and a growing group of businesses are betting that his search for domestic bliss will be a profitable one. A wave of e-commerce companies has started to take root just as a huge swath of Americans enters the big-spending years of middle adulthood, when young people settle down, find a mate, and start filling up gift registries for their new homes and babies. These so-called millennials are the largest demographic…
  • One-time Media Darling Sun Catalytix Acquired by Lockheed Martin

    Martin LaMonica
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Martin LaMonica The trajectory of energy startup Sun Catalytix is enough to give anybody motion sickness. After five years of ups and downs, though, Lockheed Martin this week said it acquired Sun Catalytix’s assets and will explore using the company’s flow battery in energy projects. As part of a larger conglomerate, Cambridge, MA-based Sun Catalytix’s technology stands a chance of being used commercially. But the purchase, whose price was undisclosed, falls short of the ambitions of the company and, most likely, its investors. Daniel Nocera, an MIT professor at the time, co-founded Sun…
  • Mobile Development Startups Think Big, Rake in Big Rounds

    Martin LaMonica
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:36 am
    Martin LaMonica The mobile app economy is thriving, but can startups make money—and IPO-style returns for investors—by supplying software to the developers who write those apps? A number of mobile upstarts are betting on it. San Francisco-based Xamarin last week pulled in $54 million in Series C financing, which it claims is the largest single round for a mobile development company. And on Monday, Mountain View, CA-based Appcelerator said it raised a $22 million Series D round led by new investor Rembrandt Venture Partners. The funding will accelerate its move into a “post-Web…
  • Open Data Can Help Government Be the Airbnb of Civic Services

    Robert Runge
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:13 am
    Robert Runge Until recently, 99 percent of government data around the world was shrouded in darkness. It was trapped in a vault, gathering mold, and never saw the light of day. But the vibrant open data movement, which is taking hold on just about every continent, has begun to radically change this. Now, government data is being unlocked and illuminated, and it’s helping citizens, communities, and companies connect and innovate with new insights and intelligence that will drive prosperity for years to come. I believe that this dramatic shift in government data—which turns night into…
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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

  • Student neighborhoods not only ones with moving issues

    adamg
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Take, for example, Bowen Street in South Boston, where a concerned citizen complained about the state of the sidewalk at 1:21 p.m. At 2:28 p.m., a DPW supervisor marked the complaint "closed" (and attached photographic proof) because "rash and furniture removed from sidewalk and put back in driveway till trash day." It's unclear whether the DPW moved the stuff or the tenant. Also see W. 4 Street.
  • Michigan mother and daughter get a quick lesson in street justice, Boston style

    adamg
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:55 am
    Photo by Sgt. Lucas Taxter. Sgt. Lucas Taxter from district D-4 is helping to keep the streets clear around Northeastern today. He reports: After witnessing mother/daughter move-in's from MI untie & toss the No Parking sign the officer did the right thing.
  • Woman falls three stories from MIT frat on Bay State Road

    adamg
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:52 am
    The Globe reports on an incident last night at ol' Lambda Chi Alpha. The woman was a student, but not at MIT. You may recall how the Boston Licensing Board basically banned parties at MIT frats on this side of the river after that kid fell four stories through a skylight at another MIT frat.
  • Hey, remember when Boston had a Labor Day parade?

    adamg
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:57 am
    Leslie Jones photographed the Labor Day parade through Park Square in 1920, back when "Labor Day Parades were common." Photo from the BPL's Leslie Jones collection used under this Creative Commons license.
  • Sorrow Drive

    adamg
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:33 am
    A truck driver with cat-like reflexes managed to avoid a full storrowing around 10:30 a.m. Michael Cotrone was on hand to record the scene and, who knows, sell commemorative copies to the driver.
 
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    Massachusetts Personal Injury Lawyers

  • 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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