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  • Lightning strikes, wind damage as severe storms move through

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    4 Aug 2015 | 9:33 am
    A line of powerful thunderstorms have moved through portions of southern New England Tuesday morning and utilities are reporting nearly 130,000 customers without power.
  • Drone drops drugs in Ohio prison yard, spurring inmate fight

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    4 Aug 2015 | 9:29 am
    MANSFIELD, Ohio — Officials say a drone has dropped a package of drugs into an Ohio prison yard while inmates were outside, sparking a fight.The package was dropped July 29 at the Mansfield Correctional Institution, about 65 miles southwest of Cleveland. A spokeswoman for the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction tells the Mansfield News Journal (http://ohne.ws/1IDHjVN) it contained almost a quarter of an ounce of heroin, over 2 ounces of marijuana and more than 5 ounces of tobacco.
  • Mayors Of Braintree, Leominster Join MassDOT Board

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    4 Aug 2015 | 8:36 am
    Gov. Charlie Baker has appointed a pair of mayors to the reconstituted board of directors for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. Latest MBTA Coverage: Mayors Of Braintree, Leominster Join MassDOT BoardAugust 4, 2015Wynn Resorts Proposes To Subsidize MBTA Orange Line ServiceJuly 31, 2015Baker Administration Names Leadership Team For MBTAJuly 30, 2015Panel Tasked With MBTA Revamp Starts WorkJuly 21, 2015 All MBTA stories » The Legislature recently voted to expand the MassDOT board from seven to 11 members, with Secretary of Transportation Stephanie Pollack serving as chair.
  • This Week In Baseball: Winners & Losers Of The MLB Trade Deadline

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    4 Aug 2015 | 9:49 am
    By Ryan Mayer, CBS Local Sports The trade deadline has come and gone and we have begun the sprint to the playoffs.  There were some surprising moves at the deadline, most notably the Detroit Tigers deciding to initiate a mini-rebuild by trading both starting pitcher David Price and left fielder Yoenis Cespedes. Overall, the deadline moves can propel a team to the playoffs or can make them look dumb in the long run for what they gave up.  It’s too early for trades to fall into the latter category because we don’t know if any of the prospects moved on Friday will turn into…
  • POTUS MAXIMUS: HOW THE GOP CIRCUS MAKES MASS POLITICIANS LOOK GOOD

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    CHRIS FARAONE
    4 Aug 2015 | 8:40 am
    The theatrics offered an interesting if not harrowing look at the madness that’s transpiring across the border.
 
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  • Drone drops drugs in Ohio prison yard, spurring inmate fight

    4 Aug 2015 | 9:29 am
    MANSFIELD, Ohio — Officials say a drone has dropped a package of drugs into an Ohio prison yard while inmates were outside, sparking a fight.The package was dropped July 29 at the Mansfield Correctional Institution, about 65 miles southwest of Cleveland. A spokeswoman for the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction tells the Mansfield News Journal (http://ohne.ws/1IDHjVN) it contained almost a quarter of an ounce of heroin, over 2 ounces of marijuana and more than 5 ounces of tobacco.
  • Californians facing nights in wildfire evacuation shelters

    4 Aug 2015 | 9:11 am
    MIDDLETOWN, Calif. — As firefighters battled a massive Northern California wildfire threatening numerous homes, some of the 13,000 people urged to flee their residences were spending what may be just one of many nights in evacuation shelters.The blaze grew to more than 101 square miles Tuesday as it chewed through drought-withered brush that has not burned in years in the Lower Lake area about 100 miles north of San Francisco.
  • Freshman GOP Rep. Curbelo diagnosed with whooping cough

    4 Aug 2015 | 9:08 am
    WASHINGTON — Florida Rep. Carlos Curbelo has been diagnosed with whooping cough, a rare and contagious disease that is officially known as pertussis.The freshman Republican has been ill for several weeks with the disease, which still sickens thousands each year. He was diagnosed on Monday.Curbelo, 35, was vaccinated as a child, his office says, but did not received recommended booster shots as an adult. He was probably contagious in early- to mid-July but no longer is so.
  • Russia bids for vast Arctic territories at UN

    4 Aug 2015 | 9:01 am
    MOSCOW — Russia has submitted its bid for vast territories in the Arctic to the United Nations, the Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.The ministry said in a statement that Russia is claiming 1.2 million square kilometers (over 463,000 square miles) of Artic sea shelf extending more than 350 nautical miles (about 650 kilometers) from the shore.
  • CVS earnings rise despite no tobacco fix

    4 Aug 2015 | 8:59 am
    Pricey specialty drugs helped CVS Health cope with tobacco withdrawal and top analyst expectations in the second quarter.But the nation's second-largest drugstore chain also narrowed its full-year earnings outlook and issued a third-quarter forecast that fell short of Wall Street's expectations.Its stock fell more than 3 percent in morning trading Tuesday.
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  • Mayors Of Braintree, Leominster Join MassDOT Board

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    4 Aug 2015 | 8:36 am
    Gov. Charlie Baker has appointed a pair of mayors to the reconstituted board of directors for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. Latest MBTA Coverage: Mayors Of Braintree, Leominster Join MassDOT BoardAugust 4, 2015Wynn Resorts Proposes To Subsidize MBTA Orange Line ServiceJuly 31, 2015Baker Administration Names Leadership Team For MBTAJuly 30, 2015Panel Tasked With MBTA Revamp Starts WorkJuly 21, 2015 All MBTA stories » The Legislature recently voted to expand the MassDOT board from seven to 11 members, with Secretary of Transportation Stephanie Pollack serving as chair.
  • Storms Knock Out Power For Thousands On Cape, South Shore

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    4 Aug 2015 | 5:56 am
    Some 25,000 customers were without power as of 9:45 a.m. on the South Shore and Cape Cod, as storms moved through the state. There were hundreds without power in Abington, Rehoboth and Bourne. Weather Resources: Latest weather advisories Twitter List: Weather resources WCVB: Cancellations, delays Transportation: MBTA, Logan, Amtrak Outages: MEMA map by Mass. town Traffic maps, roadway cameras The entire state, except Berkshire County in western Massachusetts, was under a hazardous weather outlook Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. The weather service said “there is…
  • As Tensions Rise Over Obama’s Climate Plan In Other States, Mass. Leaders Show Bipartisan Support

    Deborah Becker
    4 Aug 2015 | 4:55 am
    Even before President Obama announced his new energy plan Monday, the fight over it had already begun. At least 15 state attorneys general are said to be preparing a legal challenge to the plan, which would require deep cuts in climate-changing emissions from power plants. But in Massachusetts, the proposal is drawing bipartisan support. Bradley Campbell, the new president of the Boston-based Conservation Law Foundation, was instrumental in negotiating some of New England’s key climate change regulations. He joined Morning Edition to talk about how Obama’s proposal could effect…
  • N.H. Gov.: Father, Daughter Killed In Circus Tent Collapse

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    4 Aug 2015 | 4:11 am
    Safety officials in New Hampshire are investigating the collapse of a circus tent during a severe storm that killed a father and daughter and injured about 22 others. “We all this morning have heavy hearts,” Gov. Maggie Hassan told WMUR-TV early Tuesday. “We lost two lives — a father and a daughter — at an event that was supposed to be fun.” Authorities were looking at how the tent was put up at the Lancaster Fairgrounds, about 90 miles north of the capital of Concord. They also were talking to survivors and witnesses. Heidi Medeiros, who was at the…
  • Forecast: Hot And Potentially Stormy All Day

    David Epstein
    4 Aug 2015 | 3:32 am
    A slow-moving frontal system from the west is bringing showers and storms to parts of the area this morning. Monday night was certainly a warm one, with most areas seeing temperatures hang in the 70s. This made it tough to sleep without air conditioning. Meanwhile, many of the storms that developed overnight fell apart as they moved eastward. Showers and storms will continue threaten the area all today, as we have plenty of humidity and a frontal system is crossing the area. Humidity levels will remain high all day, but both the heat and the humidity will end Wednesday. As the front pushes…
 
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  • This Week In Baseball: Winners & Losers Of The MLB Trade Deadline

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    4 Aug 2015 | 9:49 am
    By Ryan Mayer, CBS Local Sports The trade deadline has come and gone and we have begun the sprint to the playoffs.  There were some surprising moves at the deadline, most notably the Detroit Tigers deciding to initiate a mini-rebuild by trading both starting pitcher David Price and left fielder Yoenis Cespedes. Overall, the deadline moves can propel a team to the playoffs or can make them look dumb in the long run for what they gave up.  It’s too early for trades to fall into the latter category because we don’t know if any of the prospects moved on Friday will turn into…
  • ESPN’s Chris Mortensen Finally Deletes False ‘2 PSI’ Tweet, Six-And-A-Half Months Later

    mfhurley
    4 Aug 2015 | 9:05 am
    BOSTON (CBS) — On Monday afternoon, ESPN reporter Chris Mortensen essentially said that his major mistake in reporting the DeflateGate bombshell back in January is that he never issued a correction on Twitter. “Twitter, I’m still trying to figure it out,” Mortensen said on the Dan LeBatard Show. Well, on Tuesday morning, Mortensen figured out how to hit the “Delete” button, as he finally deleted the tweet with false information on it. The tweet stated that 11 of the Patriots’ 12 footballs in the AFC Championship Game were measured at a full 2 PSI under…
  • Foreclosure Activity On Rise In Mass., Report Finds

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    4 Aug 2015 | 8:46 am
    BOSTON (AP) — A new report says foreclosure activity is continuing its steady increase in Massachusetts. The Warren Group said Tuesday that foreclosure petitions, the first step in the foreclosure process, rose nearly 63 percent in the first six months of 2015, compared to the same period last year. More than 2,000 foreclosures were completed in the first six months of the current year, a 21 percent increase over the first six months of 2014. Foreclosure petitions jumped 81 percent in the month of June alone. Timothy Warren, chief executive of the Warren Group, says lenders had allowed many…
  • Report: Pats Pay Early Bonus To Gronkowski, Will Likely Keep Him With Team Through 2019

    mfhurley
    4 Aug 2015 | 8:21 am
    BOSTON (CBS) — You won’t have to hear any speculation about Rob Gronkowski potentially becoming a free agent. The tight end will be staying in New England. According to ESPN’s Field Yates, the Patriots paid Gronkowski $4 million bonus this summer. That $4 million comes out of a $10 million option which the team would have had to decide on after the 2015 season, but now that only $6 million remains on the option, making it a near certainty that the Patriots will exercise it. When they do exercise what is now the $6 million option, it will activate four more years on his deal,…
  • Judge Won’t Let Aaron Hernandez’s Lawyer Question Tipster

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    4 Aug 2015 | 7:41 am
    FALL RIVER (AP) — A Massachusetts judge says a lawyer for former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez can’t question under oath an anonymous tipster who raised concerns about a juror in the murder case. Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh ruled Monday that such a step is premature. Defense attorney James Sultan says the tipster called him several times about a juror after Hernandez was convicted in April of first-degree murder in the 2013 death of Odin Lloyd, who was dating the sister of Hernandez’s fiancee. Hernandez was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility…
 
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  • 2016 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® Details Announced

    29 Jul 2015 | 11:39 am
    BOSTON, MA (July 29, 2015) – Representatives from the National Hockey League, Boston Bruins, Montreal Canadiens, New England Patriots, National Hockey League Players’ Association and Bridgestone gathered today at Gillette Stadium to detail plans f...
  • Bruins National Television Schedule Announced

    27 Jul 2015 | 2:05 pm
    Boston, MA - The NHL and the Boston Bruins announced today, July 27, their 2015-16 United States national television schedule. Please note that NESN will broadcast all non-exclusive games locally. In total, 11 games will be broadcast exclusivel...
  • B's Sign Defenseman Jakub Zboril To An Entry-Level Contract

    15 Jul 2015 | 2:00 pm
    BOSTON BRUINS SIGN DEFENSEMAN JAKUB ZBORIL TO AN ENTRY-LEVEL CONTRACT BOSTON, MA – Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, July 15, the club has signed defenseman Jakub Zboril to an entry-level contract. Zboril will be ava...
  • Bruins sign defenseman Matt Irwin to a one-year contract

    10 Jul 2015 | 7:10 am
    BOSTON, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, July 10, that the club has signed defenseman Matt Irwin to a one-year contract through the 2015-16 season worth an NHL cap figure of $800,000. The 27-year-old Irwin skated ...
  • Bruins Announce 2015 Development Camp Roster

    8 Jul 2015 | 1:40 pm
    BOSTON, MA – The Boston Bruins announced today, July 8, the expected roster for their ninth annual Development Camp, which will take place at Ristuccia Arena (190 Main St, Wilmington, MA 01887). Development Camp will open on Tuesday, July 14, with...
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  • Will SimpliVity go public? Newest hire might serve as a clue

    David Harris
    4 Aug 2015 | 8:41 am
    Westborough-based SimpliVity, a venture-backed startup that makes a novel IT appliance system aimed at data centers, is potentially taking a big step toward becoming a public company. The company, which has raised $276 million in funding and is now valued at more $1 billion two years after its first product launch, said it recruited veteran executive Tom Beaudoin as its new chief financial officer. Beaudoin was most recently the CFO at Burlington-based voice technology company Nuance Communications…
  • Affordable apartments planned near Orange Line MBTA stop

    Catherine Carlock
    4 Aug 2015 | 7:59 am
    The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corp. and Back of the Hill Community Development Corp. have plans to build a $16.4 million, 47-unit affordable apartment complex near the MBTA Orange Line's Jackson Square station, according to a letter of intent filed with the Boston Redevelopment Authority. The site is bounded by Bromley, New Heath and Parker streets near Mission Hill and is owned by Boston's Department of Neighborhood Development. The DND, under Mayor Martin J. Walsh's housing plan,…
  • Boston approves first medical marijuana dispensary

    Jessica Bartlett
    4 Aug 2015 | 7:52 am
    The Boston Zoning Board of Appeals has given conditional approval to open a medical marijuana dispensary on Milk Street. The city finally offered a conditional approval during a hearing on Aug. 4. The hearing on the request, submitted by Patriot Care Corp., had been delayed twice before in June and again in July. The facility must be maintained as a medical marijuana facility. Patriot Care has also offered to donate the front access to the ground floor to a yet-to-be-determined non-profit. “This…
  • 'Bitcoin' of wellness gives rewards for healthy behavior

    Jessica Bartlett
    4 Aug 2015 | 7:30 am
    Want to get paid for being healthy? There’s now an app for that. Dr. Glenn Laffel, a former cardiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, along with co-founder JP Pollak, have launched the free app Wellcoin, a type of health currency to reward members for doing healthy things. Get more than seven hours of sleep? Earn up to 45 points. Eat a healthy lunch? You could earn another 61 points. “I have a large aspirations for Wellcoin,” Laffel said in an interview. “We want to move the needle…
  • New app lets victims of bullying, racism speak out anonymously

    Sara Castellanos
    4 Aug 2015 | 7:30 am
    A new app made by New York-based Dynamite Labs that's being used by students at Wellesley College allows users to tell personal stories in video form while having the option of concealing their faces with virtual "masks" and audio filters. The hope is that it will allow victims of bullying, racism and those going through difficult times to speak openly about important issues while engendering community support, said Dynamite Labs co-founder and chief operating officer Larry Lieberman. "What we…
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  • Panorama Pulls In $12M to Make Push Into Education Analytics

    Gregory T. Huang
    4 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    One of the hottest edtech startups in town has some new cash to play with. And it will probably need every cent, if it wants to realize its vision of transforming K-12 education with data and analytics. Boston-based Panorama Education has raised a $12 million Series A venture round, most of it from new investors Owl Ventures and Spark Capital. The company previously raised $4 million from Mark Zuckerberg’s Startup:Education fund, Google Ventures, Y Combinator, and other investors. Panorama’s new investors are an interesting mix. Owl Ventures is a West Coast firm that specializes in edtech…
  • In Tough Diagnostics World, Will Ruling Out Cancer Be Good Business?

    Alex Lash
    4 Aug 2015 | 3:30 am
    The high cost of cancer treatments is a huge topic of conversation these days. One way to trim those costs is to not give treatments to people who don’t need them. That sounds like a no-brainer, but it’s a huge problem, and it’s at the heart of the current debate over the nationwide practice of screening large swaths of people for cancer when they don’t have any symptoms. Proponents say finding tumors earlier is better, and people of a certain age have come to expect regular mammograms or PSA blood tests for prostate cancer. But while scans, blood tests, and other…
  • Led by Vela Founder, Smartvid.io Gets $3.4M to Manage Industrial Video

    Gregory T. Huang
    3 Aug 2015 | 6:44 am
    This is the new era of video sharing and management. Now one local startup is going after what could be a big opportunity in the architecture, engineering, and construction markets. Smartvid.io, based in Cambridge, MA, has raised $3.4 million in seed funding led by CommonAngels Ventures. Launchpad Venture Group and other angel investors also participated in the round. The company makes software that helps businesses manage and analyze photos and videos from smartphones, GoPro cameras, and even drones. It has five initial customers, including Suffolk Construction, and is looking to launch…
  • Shire Snaps up New York’s Foresight Bio in $300M Pink Eye Deal

    Ben Fidler
    3 Aug 2015 | 6:11 am
    How much is a new treatment for pink eye worth? For one on the verge of Phase 3 testing, about $300 million. That’s the figure Shire, the Ireland and Lexington, MA-based based rare disease specialist, has agreed to pay for a small New York-based biotech called Foresight Biotherapeutics, Shire announced this morning. Few details about Foresight are publicly available, other than it’s based just a few blocks south of Central Park in Manhattan and was established to develop drugs for eye and ear conditions. Shire’s interest is in a prospective drug called FST-100, an eye drop for pink eye…
  • Taking the Social Media Plunge at the C-Level

    Stephanie Newby
    3 Aug 2015 | 5:36 am
    “You’ve got to play to win.” “With great risk, comes great reward.” Both of those popular phrases address the same concept – that in order for a company to grow, the leaders must be invested in every aspect of the business and willing to embrace technology, communication, and social changes. That idea is especially important for enterprise CEOs. And while past research has documented social media hesitation and lack of adoption on the part of CEOs, a recent Harvard Business Review (HBR) article points to a new trend, one that shows CEO “sociability” has more than doubled since…
 
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  • Will SimpliVity go public? Newest hire might serve as a clue

    David Harris
    4 Aug 2015 | 8:41 am
    Westborough-based SimpliVity, a venture-backed startup that makes a novel IT appliance system aimed at data centers, is potentially taking a big step toward becoming a public company. The company, which has raised $276 million in funding and is now valued at more $1 billion two years after its first product launch, said it recruited veteran executive Tom Beaudoin as its new chief financial officer. Beaudoin was most recently the CFO at Burlington-based voice technology company Nuance Communications…
  • Affordable apartments planned near Orange Line MBTA stop

    Catherine Carlock
    4 Aug 2015 | 7:59 am
    The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corp. and Back of the Hill Community Development Corp. have plans to build a $16.4 million, 47-unit affordable apartment complex near the MBTA Orange Line's Jackson Square station, according to a letter of intent filed with the Boston Redevelopment Authority. The site is bounded by Bromley, New Heath and Parker streets near Mission Hill and is owned by Boston's Department of Neighborhood Development. The DND, under Mayor Martin J. Walsh's housing plan,…
  • Boston approves first medical marijuana dispensary

    Jessica Bartlett
    4 Aug 2015 | 7:52 am
    The Boston Zoning Board of Appeals has given conditional approval to open a medical marijuana dispensary on Milk Street. The city finally offered a conditional approval during a hearing on Aug. 4. The hearing on the request, submitted by Patriot Care Corp., had been delayed twice before in June and again in July. The facility must be maintained as a medical marijuana facility. Patriot Care has also offered to donate the front access to the ground floor to a yet-to-be-determined non-profit. “This…
  • 'Bitcoin' of wellness gives rewards for healthy behavior

    Jessica Bartlett
    4 Aug 2015 | 7:30 am
    Want to get paid for being healthy? There’s now an app for that. Dr. Glenn Laffel, a former cardiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, along with co-founder JP Pollak, have launched the free app Wellcoin, a type of health currency to reward members for doing healthy things. Get more than seven hours of sleep? Earn up to 45 points. Eat a healthy lunch? You could earn another 61 points. “I have a large aspirations for Wellcoin,” Laffel said in an interview. “We want to move the needle…
  • New app lets victims of bullying, racism speak out anonymously

    Sara Castellanos
    4 Aug 2015 | 7:30 am
    A new app made by New York-based Dynamite Labs that's being used by students at Wellesley College allows users to tell personal stories in video form while having the option of concealing their faces with virtual "masks" and audio filters. The hope is that it will allow victims of bullying, racism and those going through difficult times to speak openly about important issues while engendering community support, said Dynamite Labs co-founder and chief operating officer Larry Lieberman. "What we…
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  • LHP Henry Owens To Make MLB Debut for Red Sox Tuesday

    kjackman
    3 Aug 2015 | 4:47 am
    Henry Owens will make his major league debut on Tuesday against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Owens was called up after Rick Porcello was placed on the 15-day disabled list with sore triceps muscles. The Red Sox organization has been slowly promoting Owens since 2013 when he went from single A Greenville Drive to the Double A Portland Sea Dogs. It seems management made a concerted effort not to rush him up to the major league level, preserving his ability to mature at a reasonable rate. The 22-year old has been in Pawtucket this season and is 3-8 with 3.16 ERA and 103 strikeouts.
  • Connelly’s Top Ten: Red Sox, Farfalle and Complete Games

    Michael
    3 Aug 2015 | 3:49 am
    1. Red Sox: * Third baseman Travis Shaw had as many home runs Saturday as the Panda has had in 39 games – Not bad for $500,000 vs. $20,000,000 * Can’t tell me there weren’t some high fives in the front office this weekend with Luchinno giving his notice * How bad are the $180,000,000 Red Sox – no one would take their players at the deadline * Update on win pace – 72 * Napoli and Ortiz have been thrown out of four games * Only four of David Ortiz’s 20 home runs are to the left of center field 2. Hot starts for MLB pitchers: From MLB.network – number of…
  • Blount Happy to Be Back on the Field

    Jon Lyons (@TheRealJonLyons)
    1 Aug 2015 | 10:37 am
    “You want to be out there.” That’s how LeGarrette Blount described his feelings after his first day at practice. Blount missed the first two days of practice due to a failed conditioning test. When he finally got onto the field on day three, he was New England’s best running back. He was physical and bruising as well as quick. He also got goal line carries during full team drills and appeared as though he hadn’t missed a beat for a Patriots offense that was glad to have him back. When talking with reporters after practice, Blount was mostly evasive when speaking…
  • Observations From Day Three of Patriots Training Camp

    Jon Lyons (@TheRealJonLyons)
    1 Aug 2015 | 9:44 am
    Day three of Patriots training camp was the first day in pads for the team and there were also a few fresh faces on the practice field. Defensive tackle Dominique Easley practiced for the first time and running back LeGarrette Blount was on the field for the first time this camp, evidence that he passed his conditioning test sometime within the past day. Linebacker Dont’a Hightower was wearing a red “no contact” jersey as he works his way back from offseason surgery. The Patriots focused on special teams at several points. The kickoff team took the field at two separate…
  • Connelly’s Top Ten: RIP Cecil the Lion

    Michael
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:22 am
    1. Cowardly Lion – Red Sox: * White Sox scored 13 first inning runs in this series * Why not to bet reason #6,421,343 – Steven Wright and the Red Sox beat Chris Sale * Is it true that Panda Sandoval went first to third and had to take himself out of the game for dehydration. Also Farrell admits he’s out of shape but keeps playing him * Jackie Bradley hitting .191 after 512 at bats (I would take a chance on him if I was another team) * Forgot to talk about Ian Kinsler letting a pop up drop Saturday of Ortiz to see if he would run – similar to Fisk getting in Deion…
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  • This Week In Baseball: Winners & Losers Of The MLB Trade Deadline

    cbskapost
    4 Aug 2015 | 9:49 am
    By Ryan Mayer, CBS Local Sports The trade deadline has come and gone and we have begun the sprint to the playoffs.  There were some surprising moves at the deadline, most notably the Detroit Tigers deciding to initiate a mini-rebuild by trading both starting pitcher David Price and left fielder Yoenis Cespedes. Overall, the deadline moves can propel a team to the playoffs or can make them look dumb in the long run for what they gave up.  It’s too early for trades to fall into the latter category because we don’t know if any of the prospects moved on Friday will turn into…
  • ESPN’s Chris Mortensen Finally Deletes False ‘2 PSI’ Tweet, Six-And-A-Half Months Later

    mfhurley
    4 Aug 2015 | 9:05 am
    BOSTON (CBS) — On Monday afternoon, ESPN reporter Chris Mortensen essentially said that his major mistake in reporting the DeflateGate bombshell back in January is that he never issued a correction on Twitter. “Twitter, I’m still trying to figure it out,” Mortensen said on the Dan LeBatard Show. Well, on Tuesday morning, Mortensen figured out how to hit the “Delete” button, as he finally deleted the tweet with false information on it. The tweet stated that 11 of the Patriots’ 12 footballs in the AFC Championship Game were measured at a full 2 PSI under…
  • Report: Pats Pay Early Bonus To Gronkowski, Will Likely Keep Him With Team Through 2019

    mfhurley
    4 Aug 2015 | 8:21 am
    BOSTON (CBS) — You won’t have to hear any speculation about Rob Gronkowski potentially becoming a free agent. The tight end will be staying in New England. According to ESPN’s Field Yates, the Patriots paid Gronkowski $4 million bonus this summer. That $4 million comes out of a $10 million option which the team would have had to decide on after the 2015 season, but now that only $6 million remains on the option, making it a near certainty that the Patriots will exercise it. When they do exercise what is now the $6 million option, it will activate four more years on his deal,…
  • Inside Baseball: Red Sox Need Leader With Background In Baseball, Not Business

    mfhurley
    4 Aug 2015 | 7:29 am
    BOSTON (CBS) — This week’s edition of Inside Baseball with Dan Roche and Tony Massarotti turned the focus from the field up to the owners’ box, after Red Sox president and CEO Larry Lucchino announced that he will be stepping down at the end of this season. The first part of the discussion centered on the direction of the Red Sox going forward without Lucchino. Sam Kennedy will take over as president, but not CEO. Tony Mazz said that the Sox will need a head of baseball operations who has a foundation in baseball, not business. “If they want to keep Ben Cherington…
  • Roche: Brady Is Timeless, Dobson’s Bandwagon Growing And More Observations From Pats Camp

    mfhurley
    4 Aug 2015 | 6:54 am
    FOXBORO (CBS) — As we hit practice number five at Patriots training camp, here are four observations through the first four practices of 2015. 1. Tom Brady appears to be ageless. Watching No. 12 go from drill to drill has been and will continue to be a pleasure. Yes, he makes the occasional bad throw but he’s still more accurate than 99 percent of the quarterbacks out there. I also love his undying passion for what he does. He gets angry at his offense if they’re underperforming and he trash talks with his defense whenever he can. DeflateGate hasn’t affected him on the…
 
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  • Simpson wins high diving gold at world championships

    4 Aug 2015 | 7:49 am
    KAZAN, Russia — The judges made them wait, but it was job done for the U.S. divers.Rachelle Simpson and Cesilie Carlton won gold and silver for the U.S. in the women's high dive at the world championships Tuesday, but only after a lengthy wait for scores that left Carlton in suspense on the ground and Simpson shivering 20 meters (66 feet) above.Defending world champion Carlton dived second to last in the final round with a smart triple somersault, but an apparent technical error meant the scores didn't come through for around three minutes.
  • Patriots pay Rob Gronkowski $4 million bonus, increasing odds he stays long-term

    4 Aug 2015 | 7:45 am
    It looks more and more like Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will be around a while longer.The Pats accelerated $4 million of Gronkowski's year-end roster bonus today, according to league records, so he just received a huge paycheck as a reward for his services. His cap hit increased by $2 million in 2015 to $10.65 million, so the Patriots chipped away at some of their free space.
  • Former Lions RB Mel Farr dies at age 70

    4 Aug 2015 | 7:13 am
    DETROIT — Mel Farr, the Detroit Lions' running back who rushed for over 3,000 yards in seven NFL seasons, has died. He was 70.A Lions spokesman says Farr's son confirmed his father died on Monday.Farr spent his entire NFL career with Detroit, from 1967-73. He was named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in 1967, when he ran for 860 yards in 13 games.He ran for 717 yards in 1970, helping the Lions go 10-4 in the regular season and reach the playoffs for the first time since 1957.
  • Son, Barbaree lead Junior PGA Championship

    4 Aug 2015 | 4:18 am
    BRYAN, Texas — Yujeong Son matched the women's course record with a 7-under 64 on Monday to take the first-round lead in the Junior PGA Championship, and U.S. Junior Amateur champion Philip Barbaree topped the boys' leaderboard at 66.The 14-year-old Son, from Norman, Oklahoma, had eight birdies and a bogey to tie the Miramont Country Club women's record set in the event last year by Ellen Takada.
  • Hessman sets minor league HR record with No. 433

    3 Aug 2015 | 11:20 pm
    TOLEDO, Ohio — Call him the real-life Crash Davis.Mike Hessman, an infielder for Triple-A Toledo in the Detroit Tigers' system, became the career home run leader for U.S.-based minor leagues Monday night, hitting his 433rd in the seventh inning of a game against Lehigh Valley.Davis was the character played by Kevin Costner in the movie "Bull Durham" who set the minor league record for homers.Hessman reached the actual mark in style, hitting a grand slam to break a tie on the career list with Buzz Arlett, who played in the minors from 1918 to 1937.
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  • Chris Mortensen Bails On WEEI Appearance

    31 Jul 2015 | 9:23 am
    ESPN’s Chris Mortensen was scheduled to appear on this morning’s Dennis and Callahan/Minihane show, but cancelled in the wee hours of the morning. WEEI said that Mortensen sent in the following message: “You guys made a mistake by drumming up business for the show and how I would address my reporting for the first time, I will not allow WEEI, Kraft or anybody to make me the centerpiece of a story that has been misreported far beyond anything I did in the first 48 hours. Maybe when the lawsuit is settled, in Brady’s favor, I hope, we can revisit. Don’t call.” Man. Talk…
  • Chris Mortensen Bails On WEEI Appearance

    31 Jul 2015 | 9:23 am
    ESPN’s Chris Mortensen was scheduled to appear on this morning’s Dennis and Callahan/Minihane show, but cancelled in the wee hours of the morning. WEEI said that Mortensen sent in the following message: “You guys made a mistake by drumming up business for the show and how I would address my reporting for the first time, I will not allow WEEI, Kraft or anybody to make me the centerpiece of a story that has been misreported far beyond anything I did in the first 48 hours. Maybe when the lawsuit is settled, in Brady’s favor, I hope, we can revisit. Don’t call.” Man. Talk…
  • Chris Mortensen Bails On WEEI Appearance

    31 Jul 2015 | 9:23 am
    ESPN’s Chris Mortensen was scheduled to appear on this morning’s Dennis and Callahan/Minihane show, but cancelled in the wee hours of the morning. WEEI said that Mortensen sent in the following message: “You guys made a mistake by drumming up business for the show and how I would address my reporting for the first time, I will not allow WEEI, Kraft or anybody to make me the centerpiece of a story that has been misreported far beyond anything I did in the first 48 hours. Maybe when the lawsuit is settled, in Brady’s favor, I hope, we can revisit. Don’t call.” Man. Talk…
  • Chris Mortensen Bails On WEEI Appearance

    31 Jul 2015 | 9:23 am
    ESPN’s Chris Mortensen was scheduled to appear on this morning’s Dennis and Callahan/Minihane show, but cancelled in the wee hours of the morning. WEEI said that Mortensen sent in the following message: “You guys made a mistake by drumming up business for the show and how I would address my reporting for the first time, I will not allow WEEI, Kraft or anybody to make me the centerpiece of a story that has been misreported far beyond anything I did in the first 48 hours. Maybe when the lawsuit is settled, in Brady’s favor, I hope, we can revisit. Don’t call.” Man. Talk…
  • A Reminder About John “Rollo” Tomase…

    29 Jul 2015 | 8:35 am
    “Rollo Tomasi’s the reason I became a cop. I wanted to catch the guys who thought they could get away with it. It was supposed to be about justice.” – Ed Exley (Guy Pearce), “LA Confidential” This is the lede question in Peter King’s Mailbag today: WHERE’S BELICHICK’S SUSPENSION? With all the recent talk of Deflategate focusing on Tom Brady, I’d like to revisit a side issue that nobody’s talking about anymore. Why wasn’t Bill Belichick suspended? Roger Goodell threw the book at Sean Payton in Bountygate, saying Payton ultimately was…
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  • Lloyd’s Market Association Appoints Curtis as Director of Finance and Risk

    Editor - Finance Top Stories
    4 Aug 2015 | 8:02 am
    Ken Curtis has been appointed as director of finance and risk for the London-based Lloyd’s Market Association, which represents the interests of the Lloyd’s underwriting community. He formerly was group chief financial officer of Chaucer Holdings plc and managing director of the Barbican Managing Agency at Lloyd’s. Prior to his experience with these two Lloyd’s businesses, he worked with Littlejohn Frazer and Deloitte where he was a senior manager in the London Market Insurance Group. Commenting on Curtis’ appointment, David Gittings, chief executive of the LMA, said: “I am…
  • Insurers at Risk of Declining Customer Loyalty, Tech-Savvy Firms: Accenture

    Editor - Finance Top Stories
    4 Aug 2015 | 8:02 am
    Insurers are not keeping up with rising customer expectations and will need to offer more innovative products and ally with some nontraditional partners to catch up and to keep more digital-savvy firms from stealing their business, a report from consulting firm Accenture says. According to the report, carriers face a stark choice: embrace a holistic digital business strategy with a customer (as opposed to product) focus; move out of distribution to focus on a manufacturing role; or stay as they are. The last of these is the least likely to succeed, while the first is a route to the agility…
  • Uber Driver Case Tests ‘Sharing Economy’ Business Model

    Editor - Finance Top Stories
    4 Aug 2015 | 8:02 am
    The most serious challenge to Uber Technologies Inc.’s “Be your own Boss” business model might also present an early test to the wider sharing economy as well as undermine its own $50 billion valuation. The immediate battle comes Thursday in San Francisco, where Uber is seen as having a difficult task in persuading U.S. District Judge Edward M. Chen to block a lawsuit seeking to reimburse 160,000 California drivers for mileage and tips from proceeding as a class action. Chen’s decision hinges on the broader issue of whether Uber drivers are independent contractors, as the company…
  • AIG Insurance Results Down in Q2

    Editor - Finance Top Stories
    4 Aug 2015 | 8:01 am
    American International Group Inc. (AIG) today reported net income of $1.8 billion for the quarter ended June 30, 2015, compared to $3.1 billion, for the second quarter of 2014. Compared to the prior-year quarter, second quarter 2015 net income declined primarily due to ongoing liability management activities, lower capital gains from sales of investments, and a net gain on the sale of divested businesses related to the sale of International Lease Finance Corp. in the second quarter of 2014. After-tax operating income was $1.9 billion for the second quarter of 2015, compared to $1.8 billion in…
  • Lawyers Keep Lawyering On After JPMorgan’s $1.5 Billion Bungle

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    4 Aug 2015 | 8:01 am
    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 Lawyers Keep Lawyering On After JPMorgan’s $1.5 Billion Bungle appeared first on .
 
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  • Trace Minerals And Vitamins For Your Family

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    22 Jul 2015 | 11:28 am
    Vitamins and Trace Minerals are incredibly important for a healthy development and function of the body. However, many people don’t receive an adequate amount of these chemicals through their diet, which is why supplements can be essential to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Vitamin A supplements are a great addition to any lifestyle. Vitamin A is fat soluble and plays a key role in regulating both internal organs like the heart and lungs; as well as vision and the immune system. Vitamin A is commonly found in meats and fish, as well as green leafy vegetables. If you consume low amounts of…
  • 5 Reasons To Take Your Kids To The Dentist

    admin
    11 Jun 2015 | 8:56 am
    Dentists are professionals who diagnosis and treat problems with the teeth. Most people know the general idea of going to the dentist. They have an idea that they should go at least once a year to get their teeth checked and cleaned. However, in actuality, you should be visiting the dentist twice a year in order to avoid the need for dental implants. There are many studies that support this timeline, and all have listed the points below as to why this visit to the dentist every six months is important. To Check Teeth Health This one is a bit obvious. Dentists are, after all, doctors for the…
  • What is the worst time of the year for ants?

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    6 Apr 2015 | 8:36 am
    Ants рlау аn іmроrtаnt rоlе іn the еnvіrоnmеnt but they аrе соnѕіdеrеd pests when they іnvаdе the hоuѕе. Thеу damage сlоthеѕ and furniture by сrеаtіng hоlеѕ іn them аnd they аlѕо contaminate food. Antѕ enter the house іn ѕеаrсh fоr water, fооd аnd shelter. Gеttіng rіd оf them еffесtіvеlу mау nееd оnе оr two mеthоdѕ. The best way to get rid of ants would be to call up MTB – pest control company to get rid of them for you. MTB will provide excellent service and be sure to remove all of the ants from your home as…
  • Raising Awareness for Domestic Violence and The Battered Women’s Shelter

    admin
    24 Mar 2015 | 11:23 am
    This short video shows how one small company can significantly impact the lives of people in need. The Battered Women’s Shelter is an organization that sets out to help women who are victims of domestic violence. Dr. Goldman and his team at http://www.drgoldman.com donated $15,000 to the Battered Women’s Shelter in their area. Hopefully this video and the money donated will help raise awareness for this cause.
  • Find Where The Cell Towers Are Near Your Family

    admin
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:53 am
    A large group of landowners have been looking for ways through which they can be able to have part of their land leased for a cell tower. There are many ways in which this can be done and the most common way is through the site agent   from the wireless carrier provider. Most of these professionals usually visit the site and engage in a discussion with the landowners to see whether they can have part of their land leased. It is possible to see a large number of people with cell towers on their land but this never means that anyone can have it, usually it takes a process. First of all, the…
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  • New England Patriots Links 8/04/15 - Stork Standing Out at Center

    Marima
    4 Aug 2015 | 6:57 am
    Daily news and links for 8/04/15 TEAM TALK Erik Scalavino tackles this week's Ask PFW Mailbag: Training camp begins. John Rooke View from Above: The Butler will try, again…Jet grounded for going too fast…and Arizona’s coaching move is a smart move… The New England Patriots announced a series of roster moves. Briana Palma shares some of her favorite fan signs in support of Tom Brady from 2015 training camp. Patriots.com gives us 15 legendary Bill Belichick quotes about Tom Brady Patriots Today - Tom Brady's Top 38 Touchdowns, in honor of Tom Brady's 38th birthday. (8.26 min. video)…
  • Patriots Training Camp: Winners and Losers of the First Four Days

    Offensive Jazz Interference
    4 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    With the first week of training camp in the books, it is time to look back. The New England Patriots have been on the practice fields behind Gillette Stadium each day from Thursday through Sunday. Yesterday, the team had its first off-day of the 2015 training camp, which gave us time to reflect and look back. As a result of all the reflecting (and the spare time), here is a quick run-down of players, who looked like they have improved or solidified their roster spot during training camp, and of those, who didn't and need to re-bound over the course of the next practice sessions. Note: Even…
  • SiriusXM: Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick Talks About the Rookies

    Rich Hill
    4 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    Bill Belichick sounds hopeful about the rookies and other young players. New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick joined SiriusXM Radio to share his thoughts on the young players on the Patriots roster and how they've been productive at camp. Belichick on running back James White: You know, a guy who can really play on all three downs, good in the passing game, has good run skills, had a lot of production at Wisconsin. Actually played ahead of [Melvin Gordon] his senior year, when Gordon was a junior, sophomore, whatever he was, an underclassman. But a quality guy, smart, really team…
  • Watch Patriots Training Camp Highlight: Aaron Dobson and Malcolm Butler

    Rich Hill
    4 Aug 2015 | 2:00 am
    Check out the Patriots highlight of the preseason! New England Patriots receiver Aaron Dobson is having himself an excellent camp. He's been turning heads every day and, apart from a fumble forced by linebacker Jamie Collins, he's been making the most of his opportunities while Brandon LaFell is sidelined with a foot injury. Dobson has been offered an elusive and exclusive spot with the "Tom Brady Sideline Group" with Julian Edelman, Rob Gronkowski, and Scott Chandler, as the four skill players work on routes with the quarterback off to the side. Last year, that group consisted of Gronkowski…
  • Patriots Waive OT Kevin Hughes and DT Vince Taylor

    Offensive Jazz Interference
    3 Aug 2015 | 2:59 pm
    Just because New England does not practice does not mean that the team is not working. Four days of the New England Patriots' 2015 training camp are over and we have already seen quite a few changes to the team's roster. Today, another one took place according to the NFL transaction wire (via Shalise Manza Young): via #NFL transaction wire, #Patriots waived OL Kevin Hughes (injured) and DL Vince Taylor (failed physical) — shalise manza young (@shalisemyoung) August 3, 2015 The 26-year old Hughes was originally signed by the Patriots in May. The offensive tackle went undrafted out…
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  • Longtime Red Sox scout Bowers dies at 86

    Jamal Collier
    3 Aug 2015 | 1:21 pm
    Charles "Buzz" Bowers, the longtime Red Sox scout who was one of the inaugural inductees into the Baseball Scouts Hall of Fame in 2008, died peacefully in his home in East Orleans, Mass., on Friday. He was 86.
  • Papi's adjustments have him hitting like old

    Alec Shirkey
    3 Aug 2015 | 10:34 am
    Despite stardom that spans well over a decade, the early-season struggles of Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz still elicited the same question that likely lingered on the tip of every baseball fan's tongue.
  • Tazawa's typical reliability taking a hit

    Alec Shirkey
    2 Aug 2015 | 4:28 pm
    While their bullpen has produced its share of shaky performances this season, the Red Sox have been able to use Junichi Tazawa in the eighth inning of tight games with impressive consistency. Lately, however, the right-hander has hit a rough stretch in which even his reliability has come into question.
  • Lucchino amassed Hall-worthy list of deeds

    Richard Justice
    2 Aug 2015 | 4:07 pm
    If the Baseball Hall of Fame is for the men and women who had a lasting, dramatic and positive impact on the sport, Larry Lucchino is a no-brainer.
  • Red Sox let sweep get away vs. rival Rays

    Bill Chastain and Alex Shirkey
    2 Aug 2015 | 4:00 pm
    The Rays staged a late-game comeback to avoid a weekend sweep by defeating the Red Sox, 4-3, on Sunday afternoon at Fenway Park.
 
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  • UConn Faces Army, Cincinnati In Most Expensive Games Of 2015

    Joe Webb
    26 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    There’s nowhere to go but up for the Connecticut Huskies football program, as head coach Bob Diaco went 2-10 overall a season ago in his first year as head coach, winning only one game in the conference as well while getting acclimated to a strong AAC. The rebuilding of the program was made a little more difficult with conference realignment, but it’s a task the program is committed to let Diaco manage. One of their two wins surprisingly came against one of the top teams in the conference, perhaps something the program can latch onto and build upon. That win, which was against UCF, also…
  • Photos: 2015 Travelers Championship Pro-Am

    Ian
    25 Jun 2015 | 8:44 am
    Here is a photo gallery from the 2015 Travelers Championship Pro-Am featuring local and national celebrities and sports figures as well as members of the UConn Huskies coaching staff and administration at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, CT on Wednesday. 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.) The post Photos: 2015 Travelers Championship Pro-Am appeared first on Sox and Dawgs.
  • Photos: 2015 Travelers Championship Mini Golf Tournament

    Ian
    25 Jun 2015 | 4:49 am
    Blue Bloods star Bridget Moynahan along with local Connecticut media personalities and celebrities as well as members of the UConn Huskies coaching staffs were on hand on Wednesday to participate in the FML, CPAS Celebrity Mini Golf Tournament at the Travelers Championship in Cromwell, CT. The FML, CPAs Celebrity Mini Golf Tournament raises awareness for local charities in the local communities in the state of Connecticut. Here are some photos of them in action on the mini golf course: To see full size picture or slide show, please click on image (mobile/tablet users: to scroll through…
  • Photos: UConn Coaches Participate In Mini Golf Tournament at Travelers Championship

    Ian
    25 Jun 2015 | 4:04 am
    UConn Huskies women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma, his top lieutenant in Chris Dailey and UConn football coach Bob Diaco all took some time on Wednesday to play in a celebrity mini golf tournament at the Travelers Championship in Cromwell, CT. The FML, CPAs Celebrity Mini Golf Tournament raises awareness for local charities in the local communities in the state of Connecticut. Here are some photos of the coaches in action on the mini golf course: 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;…
  • UConn Most Expensive Games Against Service Academies Navy, Army

    Joe Webb
    17 Jun 2015 | 11:00 pm
    First-year head coach Bob Diaco got a taste of life in the newly-formed AAC conference while trying to rebuild the University of Connecticut football program. The Huskies tied for last place in the division with SMU, going 2-10 overall and 1-7 in the conference. But they can hang their hats on having competed with one of the best teams in the conference. UConn’s best win came against UCF in East Hartford, when the Huskies defeated the Knights, 37-29. UCF was one of three co-champions in the division last season. The offense brings back a few skill players, including running backs Max…
 
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  • Panorama Pulls In $12M to Make Push Into Education Analytics

    Gregory T. Huang
    4 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    One of the hottest edtech startups in town has some new cash to play with. And it will probably need every cent, if it wants to realize its vision of transforming K-12 education with data and analytics. Boston-based Panorama Education has raised a $12 million Series A venture round, most of it from new investors Owl Ventures and Spark Capital. The company previously raised $4 million from Mark Zuckerberg’s Startup:Education fund, Google Ventures, Y Combinator, and other investors. Panorama’s new investors are an interesting mix. Owl Ventures is a West Coast firm that specializes in edtech…
  • In Tough Diagnostics World, Will Ruling Out Cancer Be Good Business?

    Alex Lash
    4 Aug 2015 | 3:30 am
    The high cost of cancer treatments is a huge topic of conversation these days. One way to trim those costs is to not give treatments to people who don’t need them. That sounds like a no-brainer, but it’s a huge problem, and it’s at the heart of the current debate over the nationwide practice of screening large swaths of people for cancer when they don’t have any symptoms. Proponents say finding tumors earlier is better, and people of a certain age have come to expect regular mammograms or PSA blood tests for prostate cancer. But while scans, blood tests, and other…
  • Led by Vela Founder, Smartvid.io Gets $3.4M to Manage Industrial Video

    Gregory T. Huang
    3 Aug 2015 | 6:44 am
    This is the new era of video sharing and management. Now one local startup is going after what could be a big opportunity in the architecture, engineering, and construction markets. Smartvid.io, based in Cambridge, MA, has raised $3.4 million in seed funding led by CommonAngels Ventures. Launchpad Venture Group and other angel investors also participated in the round. The company makes software that helps businesses manage and analyze photos and videos from smartphones, GoPro cameras, and even drones. It has five initial customers, including Suffolk Construction, and is looking to launch…
  • Shire Snaps up New York’s Foresight Bio in $300M Pink Eye Deal

    Ben Fidler
    3 Aug 2015 | 6:11 am
    How much is a new treatment for pink eye worth? For one on the verge of Phase 3 testing, about $300 million. That’s the figure Shire, the Ireland and Lexington, MA-based based rare disease specialist, has agreed to pay for a small New York-based biotech called Foresight Biotherapeutics, Shire announced this morning. Few details about Foresight are publicly available, other than it’s based just a few blocks south of Central Park in Manhattan and was established to develop drugs for eye and ear conditions. Shire’s interest is in a prospective drug called FST-100, an eye drop for pink eye…
  • Taking the Social Media Plunge at the C-Level

    Stephanie Newby
    3 Aug 2015 | 5:36 am
    “You’ve got to play to win.” “With great risk, comes great reward.” Both of those popular phrases address the same concept – that in order for a company to grow, the leaders must be invested in every aspect of the business and willing to embrace technology, communication, and social changes. That idea is especially important for enterprise CEOs. And while past research has documented social media hesitation and lack of adoption on the part of CEOs, a recent Harvard Business Review (HBR) article points to a new trend, one that shows CEO “sociability” has more than doubled since…
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  • Hanna Andersson Coupon and Back to School Finds

    Keriannot
    3 Aug 2015 | 6:41 am
    When Hanna Andersson asked if we’d like to do some in-store back to school shopping and in addition share a 15% off Hanna Andersson coupon for you, I couldn’t wait! Gavin is going to Kindergarten! When I started ToyQueen.com, it was months before I even knew I was pregnant. Although the 3 years of preschool certainly seemed like an eternity, both he and I couldn’t be more ready for this new adventure. Even though he attends a school that requires a uniform, no-one is ever exempt from back to school shopping! There is certainly the excitement around a new backpack and…
  • Puzzle and Dragons Super Mario Edition Demo and Review

    Keriannot
    12 May 2015 | 1:29 pm
    Disclosure: Gavin and I were provided with a trip to New York City to NintendoWorld. We saw way more than a sneak peak of the Puzzle and Dragons Super Mario Edition Demo for Nintendo 3DS, and spent some extended time being some of the first to ever play the full version of the game. Gavin is an avid Mario Kart fan and WiiU has taught us a lot about his personality. We’ve tried playing several other games and he is completely enamored with Mario and Luigi. Just this week he was allowed to design his own constellation at school, and as you can see here, and as you can see below…
  • Healthy Food Choices at McDonalds with John Cisna #McDonaldsOpenTour

    Keriannot
    3 May 2015 | 3:54 pm
    Disclosure:  After attending the #McDOpenDoorTour event, I received compensation from McDonald’s in exchange for writing this sponsored post. All opinions are my own.   Most of my adult life post-college I’ve struggled with weight. Prior to becoming married, I rode the roller coaster, gaining 30 lbs. and losing it with exercise and Weight Watchers. When I was pregnant I ate the healthiest ever and while I gained weight appropriately, my metabolism was amazing. Gavin was born and with breastfeeding for 3 months, I literally became high-school skinny. A busy lifestyle and stress…
  • Kinetic Sand Sales Raise Money for Autism Speaks

    Keriannot
    19 Apr 2015 | 11:09 am
    When I was asked by Spinmaster to share a few words about how much I love Kinetic Sand, it wasn’t hard. As an occupational therapist, I use this amazing product almost every day I work with children in the school system. Kids beg me to use it, and not only is it an amazing incentive and reward for them to attend to activities that are challenging, I’ve seen how quickly a child who is overstimulated or overwhelmed can be calmed, by manipulating this texture. Aside from LEGO building, this is one of the only toys that can keep my own son entertained for a significant amount of…
  • 5 Genius Tips to Motivate Kids to Play Outdoors

    Keriannot
    7 Apr 2015 | 2:00 pm
    This sponsored post and $50 Toys “R” Us gift card giveaway are on behalf of the Toy Industry Association’s TheGeniousofPlay.org initiative, which celebrates the many proven benefits of play. Any opinions included are my own. This year, my family couldn’t be any more eager for Spring, happily leaving those monstrous snowbanks from the snowiest winter in history behind us. While exercise and activity levels are individual to each person, many people are becoming increasingly aware of the physical and emotional benefits of outdoor play and exercise. Not only are these…
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  • Shootings in Boston up 46% this year; murder rate down, except in Roxbury

    adamg
    4 Aug 2015 | 8:45 am
    The latest stats from Boston Police are out: Through Aug. 2, 130 people have been shot in Boston, compared to 89 in the same period last year. Gun-related murders, however, are down, from 26 to 15, which might reflect better medical care or worse shots or both. Recent weeks have seen a series of shootings in which two or more people were shot at once. The BPD stats do not break out shootings by police district. However, the department's "aggravated assault" figures, which would include non-fatal shootings, show increases in Charlestown, Mattapan, Dorchester, Hyde Park. and Roxbury. Roxbury's…
  • Big round doors

    adamg
    4 Aug 2015 | 7:40 am
    The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can figure out what's going on here, where and when.
  • Zoning board approves marijuana dispensary in downtown Boston

    adamg
    4 Aug 2015 | 7:07 am
    The Zoning Board of Appeal this morning voted unanimously to approve what would be Boston's first medical-marijuana dispensary at 21 Milk St. The board approved the conditional permit needed by Patriot Care for the dispensary, at which patients with prescriptions will be able to purchase marijuana. The board was not swayed by arguments by city councilors Bill Limrhan, Steve Murphy and Michael Flaherty, by local residents groups and by St. Francis House that the facility would flood a rapidly developing area with new drug users, would lead to existing drug users preying on patients and was not…
  • The storm moves in

    adamg
    4 Aug 2015 | 5:10 am
    See it larger. Teeheehee looked northwest from Somerville as the storm came in this morning. Earlier in the morning, Leah Klein watched the sun come up over Eagle Hill in East Boston:
  • Chelsea police officer charged with repeatedly punching handcuffed man, lying about it

    adamg
    4 Aug 2015 | 5:04 am
    A Chelsea police officer is scheduled for arraignment today in Suffolk Superior Court on charges he beat a man in handcuffs behind a Chestnut Street residence on Sept. 26, 2014. A Suffolk County grand jury indicted Felix Rivera, 34, of Lynn, on charges of assault and battery, filing a false police report, and violating the victim's civil rights, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office and Chelsea Police say - adding Rivera has already been suspended from his job without pay. The man Rivera allegedly beat was himself originally charged with assault and battery on a police officer,…
 
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  • Report #8 from Athens

    superuser
    21 Jul 2015 | 4:34 pm
    Gary ZabelWhile in Athens, I have gotten into the habit of ending the day by enjoying an iced coffee with cream in an outdoor cafe in a park about one mile from my hotel. It is there that I have been writing these dispatches. As I remarked in my first report, the park the cafe is in is filled with children, teenagers, young couples, the middle-aged, and old people until quite late. The cafe does not start to empty until after midnight.
  • Report #7 from Athens

    superuser
    15 Jul 2015 | 6:05 pm
    Gary ZabelTonight the streets belonged to the Communist Party of Greece (KKE). Well OK, that’s an exaggeration. The streets in and around Syntagma Square belonged to it. Syntagma is where the Greek parliament is located. Whenever you read in the paper about “riots” in Athens, it's Syntagma Square they are talking about. The KKE has a long and sometimes heroic history. Like communist parties throughout Europe, it played the major role in the resistance against the German occupation. When World War II ended, the Party was immensely popular, and it was armed.
  • Report #6 from Athens

    superuser
    15 Jul 2015 | 11:28 am
    Gary ZabelNewspapers and television news in the United States and Europe have done an excellent job explaining the crisis in Greece. The Greek people were borrowing money so they could live above their means, and now the debt has come due. The story has the virtue of simplicity and the edifying effect of a lesson in morality. Just as a family must pay its bills or face dire consequences, so must a nation. We get to feel sorry for the Greeks, but not too sorry. After all, it's their own fault.
  • Report #5 from Athens

    superuser
    14 Jul 2015 | 2:19 pm
    Gary ZabelToday I had dinner with an American friend in Exarcheia. Nothing remotely similar to Exarcheia exists in the United States. It is widely known as the "anarchist district" of Athens. According to my dinner companion, anarchist Exarcheia originated in 1973 in the student uprising that led to the overthrow of the fascist military junta that had ruled Greece since the end of World War II, when it came to power with the assistance of the British army. Exarcheia contains the Polytechnic University where the rebellion first broke out.
  • On Blood-Tags and White-Washing

    superuser
    13 Jul 2015 | 9:07 pm
    Joseph G. RamseyUp here in Boston, just days ahead of July 4th, someone hit Christopher Columbus with a big bucket of blood.Or what looked like blood.Local media stations were all over the story. But no one on TV would say the word.Paint, said reporter after reporter, Paint.
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  • Motorcyclists Injured in DUI Collision

    Tom Kiley
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:55 am
    Three motorcyclists were injured in a Massachusetts car accident when officials say a suspected drunk driver drove the wrong way and struck a group of riders. According to a Massachusetts Live news report, the incident occurred on Interstate 495 when an intoxicated 69-year-old woman drove her Toyota van south in the northbound lanes and struck the motorcyclists. A 38-year-old Brockton man suffered life-threatening injuries. Two others, a 36-year-old Brockton man and a 28-year-old Pawtucket man, were also injured. The driver of the van was arrested on the spot. With no protection beyond the…
  • Keeping Your Child’s Brain Active This Summer

    Tom Kiley
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:54 am
    Your children have worked hard all school year. Now they have a chance to relax, have fun and sleep in a little. It’s great that kids in Boston have this time off, but it is important that they don’t forget everything they just learned. Keeping your children’s brains active during the summer is key to having a great start to the next school year. It is common for kids to experience a summer slide after a summer of not engaging in enough stimulating or challenging activities. This is why teachers often struggle at the beginning of a new school year. Many Boston teachers have to spend the…
  • Steps to Take after a Construction Accident

    Tom Kiley
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:43 pm
    Construction consistently ranks among the most dangerous industries. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), of the 4,101 worker fatalities in the year 2013, 828 were in construction. The leading causes of fatal construction accidents that year included falls, being struck by an object, electrocution and caught-in/between machinery.Steps you take immediately following a Boston construction accident can affect whether or not you will receive financial support from your employer’s insurance or another liable third party. If you have been hurt while working, it…
  • Three Motorcyclists Killed Across Massachusetts

    Tom Kiley
    22 Jul 2015 | 4:41 pm
    The night of July 10, 2015 proved quite dangerous for Boston motorcyclists. Three motorcyclists were killed across Massachusetts late that night and into the following morning. According to a news report in the Boston Globe, one of the fatal motorcycle accidents occurred near Brighton Avenue and Reedsdale Street in Boston. In that crash, a motorcyclist was killed when he struck a female pedestrian. She has been listed in critical condition. On the same day, a 31-year-old Rhode Island man was killed in Sutton when his 2005 Suzuki motorcycle crashed along the Purgatory Road on-ramp on Route…
  • Pedestrian Seriously Injured in Hit-and-Run Crash

    Tom Kiley
    17 Jul 2015 | 12:26 pm
    A 44-year-old man was injured in a Boston area car accident involving a hit-and-run driver. According to a Massachusetts Live news report, the pedestrian accident occurred in front of the J & M Subs on Main Street in North Andover. Officials say the man was walking when an eastbound vehicle struck him and sped off. He sustained serious injuries but is expected to survive. The authorities are searching for an older model white Ford Taurus or Mercury Sable with damage on the front and passenger side from the crash. Drivers in Massachusetts must abide by a number of rules and regulations.
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