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  • Boston Marathon brings reflection, festivities, tight security

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    20 Apr 2014 | 5:33 pm
    Even as runners focused on the exhilaration of crossing the finish line, the festive atmosphere was inevitably tinged with sorrow, as runners, family members and spectators recalled the double bombings at last year's race
  • GOP campaign committee has $31M to hold House

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    20 Apr 2014 | 6:35 pm
    WASHINGTON — The House Republican campaign committee raised almost $10 million in March and has $31.2 million banked to defend the party's majority, according to financial reports filed Sunday.The National Republican Congressional Committee's $21.2 million fundraising haul in January, February and March gave the group its best first-quarter showing since 2003. It also puts the committee roughly $8 million ahead of its fundraising at this point in 2012.Still, the GOP committee faces a well-funded challenge from House Democrats, who amassed a $40 million fund.
  • Officials promise tight security for marathon

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    20 Apr 2014 | 9:40 am
    Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and a congressional leader say security will be tight as thousands of runners and hundreds of thousands of spectators crowd Boston's streets for the annual ...
  • Bruins Top Red Wings 4-1 To Even Series

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    Howard Ulman
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:54 pm
    Boston Bruins’ Justin Florek is congratulated after scoring a goal in the first period of Game 2 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series against the Detroit Red Wings. (Winslow Townson/AP) BOSTON — Two power-play goals and stingy penalty killing ended the Boston Bruins’ offensive drought and tied their playoff series. Reilly Smith and Zdeno Chara scored with a man advantage, the Detroit Red Wings got just one shot on goal on their four power plays and Boston won 4-1 in Game 2 on Sunday. “We don’t get too many power plays so it was good to be able to get them…
  • Kalman: Increased Ice Time For Chara Equaled A Win For Bruins In Game 2

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    Tim Wilson
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:44 pm
    BOSTON (CBS) – There aren’t too many weapons that can counter magic. But obviously a more utilized, and thus more engaged Zdeno Chara can do the trick. Chara, who was limited to 22:05 of ice time in Game 1 on Friday, played 26:04 of dominant hockey in the Bruins’ Game 2 victory in their Eastern Conference first-round series against the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday at TD Garden. The series is now tied 1-1 heading to Detroit for Game 3 on Tuesday. Chara scored a power-play goal, was credited with four hits and was the main reason Game 1 goal-scorer “Magic Man” Pavel Datsyuk was limited…
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  • Boston Marathon brings reflection, festivities, tight security

    20 Apr 2014 | 5:33 pm
    Even as runners focused on the exhilaration of crossing the finish line, the festive atmosphere was inevitably tinged with sorrow, as runners, family members and spectators recalled the double bombings at last year's race
  • Bruins beat Red Wings to even series

    20 Apr 2014 | 5:31 pm
    Justin Florek and Reilly Smith scored in a three-minute span in the first period and the Boston Bruins evened their playoff series with a 4-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings in the Game 2 on Sunday.
  • Red Sox remember bombing victims in emotional ceremony

    20 Apr 2014 | 5:28 pm
    The Boston Red Sox held an emotional 20-minute pregame ceremony honoring victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.
  • Transcript reveals panic on South Korean ship

    20 Apr 2014 | 4:59 pm
    Passengers aboard the doomed South Korean ferry couldn't reach lifeboats to escape because the ship tilted so quickly that it left many of them unable to move, according to a radio transcript released Sunday. "Please notify the coast guard. Our ship i...
  • Inmate's tip led to discovery of body of missing boy

    20 Apr 2014 | 4:34 pm
    The body of a small boy apparently cast off the side of a highway has been confirmed as a missing 5-year-old, authorities said Saturday.
 
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  • GOP campaign committee has $31M to hold House

    20 Apr 2014 | 6:35 pm
    WASHINGTON — The House Republican campaign committee raised almost $10 million in March and has $31.2 million banked to defend the party's majority, according to financial reports filed Sunday.The National Republican Congressional Committee's $21.2 million fundraising haul in January, February and March gave the group its best first-quarter showing since 2003. It also puts the committee roughly $8 million ahead of its fundraising at this point in 2012.Still, the GOP committee faces a well-funded challenge from House Democrats, who amassed a $40 million fund.
  • Beholder wins Santa Lucia Stakes at Santa Anita

    20 Apr 2014 | 6:28 pm
    ARCADIA, Calif. — Beholder won the $75,000 Santa Lucia Stakes by 5¼ lengths in her 4-year-old debut at Santa Anita on Sunday.Ridden by Gary Stevens, Beholder ran 1 1/16 miles in 1:42.67 and paid $2.20, $2.10 and $2.10 as the heavy favorite in the field of five older fillies and mares.Legacy returned $4 and $2.60, while Irish Presence was another 4¾ lengths back in third and paid $3 to show.The victory, worth $48,300, increased Beholder's career earnings to $3,123,300, with nine wins in 13 starts.
  • France edges US 3-2 in Fed Cup

    20 Apr 2014 | 6:16 pm
    ST. LOUIS — Caroline Garcia is still trying to figure out her recent success.The 20-year-old almost singlehandedly led France to a 3-2 upset of the United States in Fed Cup competition Sunday.Garcia had a hand in all three of her country's victories. She beat the USA's Madison Keys and Sloane Stephens in singles matches early in the meet before joining teammate Virginie Razzano to win the decisive doubles match.
  • Public smoke-out marks pot holiday in Colorado

    20 Apr 2014 | 6:13 pm
    DENVER — Tens of thousands of revelers raised joints, pipes and vaporizer devices to the sky Sunday at a central Denver park in a defiant toast to the April 20 pot holiday, a once-underground celebration that stepped into the mainstream in the first state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana.
  • Puig hits 3-run HR as Dodgers beat Diamondbacks

    20 Apr 2014 | 6:06 pm
    LOS ANGELES — Yasiel Puig made it a very enjoyable 53rd birthday for Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly.Puig hit a three-run homer and threw out a runner at second base, leading Los Angeles over the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-1 Sunday.Puig connected with two outs following an intentional walk. He flipped his bat after capping a four-run sixth inning against Josh Collmenter (0-2)."Obviously it was a big hit by Yasiel," Mattingly said. "I was hoping it would get up. I knew it was going to get us another run, so it was a good feeling right away."
 
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  • Bruins Top Red Wings 4-1 To Even Series

    Howard Ulman
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:54 pm
    Boston Bruins’ Justin Florek is congratulated after scoring a goal in the first period of Game 2 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series against the Detroit Red Wings. (Winslow Townson/AP) BOSTON — Two power-play goals and stingy penalty killing ended the Boston Bruins’ offensive drought and tied their playoff series. Reilly Smith and Zdeno Chara scored with a man advantage, the Detroit Red Wings got just one shot on goal on their four power plays and Boston won 4-1 in Game 2 on Sunday. “We don’t get too many power plays so it was good to be able to get them…
  • Going Into Game 2, Boston Seeks Split, Hopes To Avoid 2-0 Deficit To Detroit

    Howard Ulman
    20 Apr 2014 | 11:35 am
    In this photo taken with a fisheye lens, Detroit Red Wings’ Justin Abdelkader (8) celebrates with Boston Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton on top of him after Pavel Datsyuk scored on Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40) during the third period of Detroit’s 1-0 win in Game 1 of a first-round NHL playoff hockey series, in Boston on Friday, April 18, 2014. (Winslow Townson/AP) BOSTON — The Boston Bruins’ rink is 200 feet long by 85 feet wide, just like all the others in the NHL. So much ice. But in the playoff opener with the Detroit Red Wings, so little room to skate.
  • Past Boston Marathon Winners Give Thoughts On 118th Race’s Meaning

    Alex Ashlock
    20 Apr 2014 | 9:29 am
    BOSTON — Boston Marathon weekend is here, and runners are already talking about how the 118th race will be different from the past marathons. WBUR’s Alex Ashlock speaks with three former marathon winners — Greg Meyer, Bill Rodgers, Joan Benoit Samuelson — to get their reflections on last year and their thoughts on what this year’s race means.
  • A Festive Mood Prevails In Boston In The Days Before The Marathon

    Fred Bever
    20 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    Cousins Laura Snebold, left, of Washington, and Christine Kenney, of Dedham, Mass., display their bibs to run in Monday’s 118th Boston Marathon after picking them up Saturday, April 19, 2014, in Boston. (Robert F. Bukaty/AP) BOSTON — Just one day to go now before the 118th running of the Boston Marathon, and the race promises to be one of the biggest ever. A festive mood is prevailing in Boston, despite the tragedy that took place at last year’s event. The Hynes Convention Center is the central gathering place for runners in a variety of athletic events that began Saturday.
  • Dad Of Fitchburg 5-Year-Old Found Dead Plans Funeral

    The Associated Press
    20 Apr 2014 | 7:29 am
    BOSTON — The father of a missing boy whose body was found off a Massachusetts highway says he was crushed to hear that his 5-year-old son’s remains had been identified. He said he is planning his son’s funeral. Jose Oliver tells The Boston Herald that he was “lost, angry and crushed” when the medical examiner called to confirm the body found Friday was his son’s. “I wasn’t hoping to find him like that – wrapped in a blanket in a suitcase on the side of a highway like he was an animal or something,” Jose Oliver said from his home in…
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  • Kalman: Increased Ice Time For Chara Equaled A Win For Bruins In Game 2

    Tim Wilson
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:44 pm
    BOSTON (CBS) – There aren’t too many weapons that can counter magic. But obviously a more utilized, and thus more engaged Zdeno Chara can do the trick. Chara, who was limited to 22:05 of ice time in Game 1 on Friday, played 26:04 of dominant hockey in the Bruins’ Game 2 victory in their Eastern Conference first-round series against the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday at TD Garden. The series is now tied 1-1 heading to Detroit for Game 3 on Tuesday. Chara scored a power-play goal, was credited with four hits and was the main reason Game 1 goal-scorer “Magic Man” Pavel Datsyuk was limited…
  • Boston Marathon Runners Fuel Up On Carbs At Festive Pre-Race Pasta Dinner

    Tim Wilson
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:17 pm
    BOSTON (CBS) – City Hall Plaza was filled up Sunday with marathon runners filling up on carbohydrates at a pre-race pasta dinner. The dinner is a tradition for marathoners carbo-loading to fuel their 26.2-mile run Monday. WBZ-TV’s Christina Hager reported that this year’s dinner was something more. More pasta and more people fueling their psyches along with their bodies as the festive atmosphere helped with pre-race jitters. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh dropped by to help scoop pasta for some of the runners. “There’s a lot of excitement here today,” he mayor said. “Everybody’s…
  • Blessing Of The Athletes Attracts Marathon Runners To Boston’s Old South Church

    Tim Wilson
    20 Apr 2014 | 3:55 pm
    BOSTON (CBS) – A line wrapped around the Old South Church on the corner of Dartmouth and Boylston Streets early Sunday morning. The traditional Blessing of the Athletes draws a crowd each year but the date coinciding with Easter Sunday brought out hundreds of runners and their families. For nine years the church has offered the Blessing. New this year, more than 8,000 scarves were given as part of the prayer. After last year’s terrorist attack, people in 48 different states and 12 different countries knitted and sent the blue and gold scarves.  During the service, runners were wrapped in…
  • Bruins Even Series With 4-1 Win Over Red Wings

    Tim Wilson
    20 Apr 2014 | 3:14 pm
    Milan Lucic's second-period goal gave the Bruins some breathing room as they went on to beat Detroit, 4-1, and even their Stanley Cup Playoff series.
  • Patrick: Boston Marathon Will Be ‘Very Safe’

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    20 Apr 2014 | 10:07 am
    BOSTON (CBS) — Gov. Deval Patrick said the Boston Marathon will be ‘very safe’ Monday as the city and several towns prepare for the first annual race since last year’s terrorist attacks. “Somebody said it may be the safest place in America,” Patrick said on CBS’ “Face the Nation” Sunday. “We’ve tried to strike a balance between enhanced security and preserving the family feel of this day.” The governor did not get into specific changes to this year’s security, but he noted there will be “considerably more police…
 
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    20 Apr 2014 | 5:17 am
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    20 Apr 2014 | 5:17 am
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    20 Apr 2014 | 5:16 am
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  • LIFE ON THE LEFT BANK: “CARLONE’S MASTER PLAN”

    Peter Paul Payack
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:15 am
    “Master Plan” just sounds kinda nemesis-y, doesn’t it? Got an idea for a Life on the Left Bank cartoon? Shoot me an email at peterpaulpayack@yahoo.com! Visit peterpaulpayack.com to see more cartoons & follow me on Twitter at @PPPayack.
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  • Bruins Week Ahead: 4/20-4/25

    19 Apr 2014 | 12:20 pm
    THE BOSTON BRUINS WEEK AHEAD April 20 – April 25 THIS WEEK’S NEWS, NOTES AND NUMBERS… STATS & NOTES YOU MAY FIND INTERESTING… BEHIND THE B POSTSEASON: The Boston Bruins announced that the team will continue to release episodes of “Behind...
  • Milan Lucic fined $5,000 for spearing

    19 Apr 2014 | 10:33 am
    From the NHL's Department of Player Safety: NEW YORK – Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic has been fined $5,000 for spearing Detroit Red Wings defenseman Danny DeKeyser during Game 1 of the teams’ First Round Stanley Cup Playoffs series in Bosto...
  • Behind The B, Presented by Alex and Ani, to Continue Through Playoffs

    16 Apr 2014 | 12:48 pm
    BOSTON, MA – The Boston Bruins announced today, April 16, that the team will continue to release episodes of “Behind the B” presented by Alex and Ani throughout the team's 2014 Stanley Cup playoff run. There will be one episode for each round the ...
  • Bruins Recall Justin Florek from Providence on an Emergency Basis

    15 Apr 2014 | 7:18 am
    BOSTON, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, April 15, that the club has recalled forward Justin Florek from Providence (American Hockey League) on an emergency basis. Florek will join the team for Tuesday's 11:00 a....
  • Bruins Assign Cunningham, Florek, Khokhlachev & Lindblad to Providence

    13 Apr 2014 | 6:05 pm
    BOSTON, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, April 13, that the team has assigned forwards Craig Cunningham, Justin Florek, Alexander Khokhlachev, and Matt Lindblad to Providence (American Hockey League). Cunningh...
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  • Kraft announces hotdog recall

    20 Apr 2014 | 6:35 pm
    Saying "possible mislabeling" may be at play, Kraft announced a 96,000-pound hotdog recall yesterday. In a press release sent out Sunday, Kraft said  Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners are being voluntarily recalled "because the products may contain Classic Cheese Dogs in the Classic Wieners’ packages." Read more in this Boston.com  story.
  • New Balance again tries to outflank Adidas with latest marathon campaign

    Jon Chesto
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:55 pm
    Adidas is the official footwear and apparel sponsor of the Boston Marathon. But you would be forgiven if the signs around town made you think the sponsor was an entirely different running shoe company. It’s the fifth year in a row that Boston-based New Balance has launched its April campaign around Boston, and the press releases, tweets and out-of-home ads are carefully designed to make you think of the Boston Marathon without actually ever mentioning the word “marathon.” It’s a clever…
  • Here's why Verastem chose Needham over Cambridge for its new headquarters

    Don Seiffert
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:42 pm
    Verastem CEO Robert Forrester says the company’s planned move to Needham from its current headquarters in Cambridge has as much to do with the changing nature of the company as with cheaper rent. “I think it’s a big deal. It recognizes the progress we’ve made over the past few years,” he said. The company revealed in a federal filing earlier today that it signed a lease for a 15,000-square-foot space on Kendrick Street in Needham, in an office park that is the home to a research lab for…
  • A sampling of photos from ABC's 'Shark Tank' auditions in Cambridge (slideshow)

    W. Marc Bernsau
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Entrepreneurs drove from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and other states to pitch their business ideas at Cambridge co-working space Workbar on Thursday in hopes of getting national exposure on ABC's "Shark Tank."
  • Rockland Trust reports Q1 hit from bad commercial loan

    Matthew L. Brown
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:42 am
    Independent Bank Corp., parent of Rockland Trust, says first quarter operating income fell 9 percent thanks to a $2.1 million charge-off related to a bad commercial loan made by a bank acquired by Independent. The company said first quarter operating income was $12.1 million, or about 51 cents a share. A year ago, the bank booked a $13.3 million operating profit, equal to 61 cents a share. The bad commercial loan responsible for dragging down first quarter earnings was made by a bank Independent…
 
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  • Zafgen Lines Up $86M IPO to Bankroll Obesity Drug Push

    Ben Fidler
    20 Apr 2014 | 3:55 pm
    Ben Fidler Zafgen signaled an IPO was likely on the way last year when it added firms like RA Capital, which typically back public companies, to its pool of investors. So perhaps it’s no surprise that the Cambridge, MA-based company has become the latest biotech to join the crowded IPO queue. Zafgen is planning to raise up to $86.25 million by taking itself public, according to a prospectus the company filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Zafgen would use the cash to gear up a slate of mid- and late-stage trials for its fat-burning drug candidate, beloranib. Zafgen would trade…
  • Boston Roundup: Consumer United, StarWind, ezCater, Threat Stack

    Curt Woodward
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:38 am
    Curt Woodward A flurry of recent technology financing deals: —Consumer United, an online consumer insurance marketplace, has raised another $14 million in venture capital. BetaBoston reports the round was led by Spark Capital and Thayer Street Partners. The Boston-based company was listed last year on the Inc. 5000, with reported 2012 revenue of $10.2 million. —StarWind Software, a Wakefield, MA-based data storage software provider, has raised a $3.25 million Series B investment. Almaz Capital led the round, joined by ABRT Venture and AVentures Capital. The company says it has…
  • Minerva’s Plan to Disrupt Universities: A Talk with CEO Ben Nelson

    Wade Roush
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:41 am
    Wade Roush Traditional four-year universities have always had to compete for students. They’re vying not only against each other, but against community colleges, the military, online institutions like University of Phoenix, and, in an age of increasing economic pressure on the middle class, the work world. (Some 34 percent of U.S. high school graduates in 2012 chose not to enter college, or could not afford to.) But now universities have a new and potentially more worrisome rival: Silicon Valley. I’m not just talking about the companies that are putting lectures online, such as Khan…
  • Alkermes CEO Richard Pops on Building Big, Playing Well with Pharma

    Ben Fidler
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:25 am
    Ben Fidler How do you build a biotech? Ask ten CEOs and you’ll likely get a hundred answers, but for Richard Pops, CEO of Waltham, MA- and Dublin, Ireland-based Alkermes, it arguably boils down to this: deliberately. Pops took over Alkermes (NASDAQ: ALKS) in 1991 when he was just 28. At the time, the company had been around for about a decade, and like most biotechs starting out, was bleeding cash. But Alkermes wasn’t your typical high-risk, high-reward, one-drug hopeful. It had a foundation to grow on: a proprietary technology that could make drugs last longer in the bloodstream.
  • First-Quarter Venture Funding at $9.6B in U.S., Highest Since 2001

    Bruce V. Bigelow
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Bruce V. Bigelow Right out of the gate, venture capital funding surged nationwide during the first three months of 2014—driven largely by substantial investments in expansion-stage IT and software companies, according to the MoneyTree Report being released today. Eight of the ten biggest deals involved IT, software, or Web companies based in Northern California. (The top 10 deal list is below.) VCs invested almost $9.5 billion in U.S. startups during the first quarter—marking the largest amount of venture capital deployed since the second quarter of 2001. It was 12 percent more…
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  • Kraft announces hotdog recall

    20 Apr 2014 | 6:35 pm
    Saying "possible mislabeling" may be at play, Kraft announced a 96,000-pound hotdog recall yesterday. In a press release sent out Sunday, Kraft said  Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners are being voluntarily recalled "because the products may contain Classic Cheese Dogs in the Classic Wieners’ packages." Read more in this Boston.com  story.
  • New Balance again tries to outflank Adidas with latest marathon campaign

    Jon Chesto
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:55 pm
    Adidas is the official footwear and apparel sponsor of the Boston Marathon. But you would be forgiven if the signs around town made you think the sponsor was an entirely different running shoe company. It’s the fifth year in a row that Boston-based New Balance has launched its April campaign around Boston, and the press releases, tweets and out-of-home ads are carefully designed to make you think of the Boston Marathon without actually ever mentioning the word “marathon.” It’s a clever…
  • Here's why Verastem chose Needham over Cambridge for its new headquarters

    Don Seiffert
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:42 pm
    Verastem CEO Robert Forrester says the company’s planned move to Needham from its current headquarters in Cambridge has as much to do with the changing nature of the company as with cheaper rent. “I think it’s a big deal. It recognizes the progress we’ve made over the past few years,” he said. The company revealed in a federal filing earlier today that it signed a lease for a 15,000-square-foot space on Kendrick Street in Needham, in an office park that is the home to a research lab for…
  • A sampling of photos from ABC's 'Shark Tank' auditions in Cambridge (slideshow)

    W. Marc Bernsau
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Entrepreneurs drove from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and other states to pitch their business ideas at Cambridge co-working space Workbar on Thursday in hopes of getting national exposure on ABC's "Shark Tank."
  • Rockland Trust reports Q1 hit from bad commercial loan

    Matthew L. Brown
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:42 am
    Independent Bank Corp., parent of Rockland Trust, says first quarter operating income fell 9 percent thanks to a $2.1 million charge-off related to a bad commercial loan made by a bank acquired by Independent. The company said first quarter operating income was $12.1 million, or about 51 cents a share. A year ago, the bank booked a $13.3 million operating profit, equal to 61 cents a share. The bad commercial loan responsible for dragging down first quarter earnings was made by a bank Independent…
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  • 2014 NBA Playoffs Expert Picks: First Round

    John
    19 Apr 2014 | 9:51 am
    The NBA Playoffs are upon us, and the should be good. Toronto and Washington are back in the postseason, Miami will try to three-peat from #2 in the East and a tough finish for Indiana demotes an Indiana/Miami Eastern Conference Finals from a sure thing. And that’s not to mention the loaded Western Conference. This year’s Pick ‘Em reflects that, with three out of four unanimous first round picks coming from the East. That power out West is also leading to some picks for longer series. Still, nobody can afford to let their guard down in the least. Scoring for the Pick…
  • NBA First Round Predictions

    Jerry DiStefano
    19 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    It is that time of year again, as the 2013-14 NBA Playoffs are one day away from commencing. Questions have been pondered about the first round of the playoffs since the NBA season came to an end this past Wednesday. Questions such as: Can any of the top seeds be challenged? Will the chalk prevail? What higher seeds are dangerous? Will there be any upsets? These questions will be answered in two weeks’ time, but here are my predictions for each first round matchup. Eastern Conference #1 Indiana Pacers vs #8 Atlanta Hawks Indiana and Atlanta squared off against each other four times in the…
  • Datsyuk’s Late Heroics Topple Bruins in Game 1

    Tim Wirzburger
    19 Apr 2014 | 5:22 am
    Well, it’s certainly not the start of the series that Bruins fans hoped for and expected. The Bruins team that finished 3rd in the league in goals was shutout by Jimmy Howard and the Detroit Red Wings, the lone goal of the game coming from an incredible individual effort by Pavel Datsyuk. The Bruins have had a tendency under Claude Julien to struggle out of the gate in the first round and it looks like this year’s no different. Many confident B’s fans were calling for a 5 game washout of the Wings, but it doesn’t look like it’ll be that easy. Keep in mind that…
  • Celtics Go 1-1 in Draft Order Tiebreakers

    Nick García
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:53 pm
    On Friday morning the NBA conducted tiebreakers to determine the order or lottery odds for the upcoming Draft in four cases in which teams had identical regular season records, two of which involved the Celtics. Boston lost its random drawing for lottery odds, but won one affecting its other first-round pick. Having both finished at 25-57, the Celtics and Utah Jazz were the only lottery teams with the same record on the season, tied for fourth worst in the league. The Jazz won that drawing, and therefore will have an extra ping-pong ball in the lottery, which will be held on May 20. With 103…
  • 2014 NFL Draft Profile: C.J. Fiedorowicz

    Matthew Geogan
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    Continuing with the theme of profiling potential Patriot tight end targets, we shift our focus to Iowa’s C.J. Fiedorowicz. Like Notre Dame’s Troy Niklas, Fiedorowicz has the make-up of a more traditional tight end. As a skilled blocker who excels on the line, Fiedorowicz isn’t a guy who is ever going to catch 80 passes or 12 touchdowns in a given season. However, he has the potential to be a longtime NFL player who can do a lot of good things for an offense like the Patriots who are seeking a tight end to be a supporting piece to an already potent attack. Fiedorowicz is…
 
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  • Kalman: Increased Ice Time For Chara Equaled A Win For Bruins In Game 2

    Tim Wilson
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:44 pm
    BOSTON (CBS) – There aren’t too many weapons that can counter magic. But obviously a more utilized, and thus more engaged Zdeno Chara can do the trick. Chara, who was limited to 22:05 of ice time in Game 1 on Friday, played 26:04 of dominant hockey in the Bruins’ Game 2 victory in their Eastern Conference first-round series against the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday at TD Garden. The series is now tied 1-1 heading to Detroit for Game 3 on Tuesday. Chara scored a power-play goal, was credited with four hits and was the main reason Game 1 goal-scorer “Magic Man” Pavel Datsyuk was limited…
  • Bruins Even Series With 4-1 Win Over Red Wings

    Tim Wilson
    20 Apr 2014 | 3:14 pm
    Milan Lucic's second-period goal gave the Bruins some breathing room as they went on to beat Detroit, 4-1, and even their Stanley Cup Playoff series.
  • Ted Johnson On NFL Draft Preview Show: Who Will Texans Take 1st Overall?

    Matthew Geagan
    20 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    BOSTON (CBS) — The NFL draft is still a few weeks way, but the Houston Texans are on the clock. After a 2-14 season in 2013, the Texans own the first overall pick in next month’s draft. Defensive end Jadeveon Clowney out of South Carolina tops many expert’s mock drafts, but the Texans are in desperate need of a quarterback. So who will Roger Goodell be announcing as the first pick on April 8? Former Patriots linebacker Ted Johnson, who now hosts “The Fred and Ted Show” on Sports Radio 610 in Houston, joined Bob Socci on Sunday’s NFL Draft Preview Show on…
  • Wendell: Work Ethic Matters More Than Draft Stock In New England

    christophermason87
    20 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    BOSTON (CBS) - Newly re-signed Patriots center Ryan Wendell joined Bob Socci to talk about the  NFL Draft and the way things work behind the scenes in New England. He started off by saying how fortunate he felt to be able to return to the team for two more seasons after inking his new deal. Wendell’s path to the NFL was different than most, as his name wasn’t called on draft day and he signed with the Patriots as an undrafted free agent. From there he made the practice squad out of training camp, worked his way on to the roster, and ultimately into a starting position on the…
  • Bedard With Socci: Difficulty For NFL GM’s Is Weighing Potential Versus Polish

    ACE
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    BOSTON (CBS) – NFL writer Greg Bedard of TheMMQB.com appeared as a guest on Bob Socci’s NFL Draft Preview Show Sunday morning and, as always, provided keen insight and analysis as football fans near and far look toward the NFL draft on May 8. With a record number of underclassmen entering the draft pool, Bedard wrote in his latest column that now more than ever scouts and general managers need to weigh the great debate of “potential vs. polish.” Meaning, do you take the more proven player, or the player with a higher ceiling? It’s a difficult, thankless job that…
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  • Beholder wins Santa Lucia Stakes at Santa Anita

    20 Apr 2014 | 6:28 pm
    ARCADIA, Calif. — Beholder won the $75,000 Santa Lucia Stakes by 5¼ lengths in her 4-year-old debut at Santa Anita on Sunday.Ridden by Gary Stevens, Beholder ran 1 1/16 miles in 1:42.67 and paid $2.20, $2.10 and $2.10 as the heavy favorite in the field of five older fillies and mares.Legacy returned $4 and $2.60, while Irish Presence was another 4¾ lengths back in third and paid $3 to show.The victory, worth $48,300, increased Beholder's career earnings to $3,123,300, with nine wins in 13 starts.
  • France edges US 3-2 in Fed Cup

    20 Apr 2014 | 6:16 pm
    ST. LOUIS — Caroline Garcia is still trying to figure out her recent success.The 20-year-old almost singlehandedly led France to a 3-2 upset of the United States in Fed Cup competition Sunday.Garcia had a hand in all three of her country's victories. She beat the USA's Madison Keys and Sloane Stephens in singles matches early in the meet before joining teammate Virginie Razzano to win the decisive doubles match.
  • Puig hits 3-run HR as Dodgers beat Diamondbacks

    20 Apr 2014 | 6:06 pm
    LOS ANGELES — Yasiel Puig made it a very enjoyable 53rd birthday for Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly.Puig hit a three-run homer and threw out a runner at second base, leading Los Angeles over the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-1 Sunday.Puig connected with two outs following an intentional walk. He flipped his bat after capping a four-run sixth inning against Josh Collmenter (0-2)."Obviously it was a big hit by Yasiel," Mattingly said. "I was hoping it would get up. I knew it was going to get us another run, so it was a good feeling right away."
  • Prizefighter Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76

    20 Apr 2014 | 5:54 pm
    Rubin "Hurricane" Carter never surrendered hope of regaining his freedom, not even after he was convicted of a triple murder, then convicted again and abandoned by many prominent supporters.For 19 long years, the prizefighter was locked in a prison cell far away from the spotlight and the adulation of the boxing ring. But when he at last won his biggest fight — for exoneration — he betrayed little bitterness. Instead, Carter dedicated much of his remaining life to helping other prisoners and exposing other injustices.
  • Chavez gets 1st win, A's complete sweep of Astros

    20 Apr 2014 | 5:37 pm
    OAKLAND, Calif. — On a day when his fastball didn't have much bite and his breaking pitches were flat, Jesse Chavez finally got the victory that had eluded him through the first two weeks of the season.The 30-year-old starter also managed to carve a spot in the Athletics' history books along the way.Chavez combined with three relievers on a five-hitter, and Josh Donaldson drove in three runs to help Oakland beat the Houston Astros 4-1 on Sunday to complete a series sweep.
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  • Playoff Hockey Starts Tonight For Boston

    18 Apr 2014 | 8:14 am
    The Bruins look to start their return to the Stanley Cup Finals with the opening game of their first round series against the Detroit Red Wings tonight at TD Garden. This will be the first meeting in the playoffs between these two original six franchises since 1957. Prior to that, these teams were regular postseason opponents. Red Wings, Bruins rekindle playoff rivalry that blazed in 1940s, ’50s – Gregg Krupa in The Detroit News looks at the history between these two iconic franchises. Andy Brickley, Jack Edwards see Bruins winning – Chad Finn has the NESN broadcast duo…
  • Bruins First Round Series Coverage on NESN and NBC

    17 Apr 2014 | 11:55 am
    NESN will have regionally exclusive coverage of up to five first round playoff games between the Bruins and Detroit Red Wings. In addition to first round game coverage, NESN will produce one-hour of pre and post-game shows before and after Boston Bruins playoff games throughout the playoffs. Games two and five (if needed) of the first round will be broadcast on NBC. The rest of the games in the series will be on NESN. NESN’s Bruins Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Schedule Day Date Game Game Broadcast Network NESN Coverage Begins Game Time Friday 4/18 Game #1 NESN 6:00 PM 7:30 PM Sunday 4/20…
  • Celtics Close Out Season of Change

    17 Apr 2014 | 7:24 am
    The Celtics wrapped up the regular season last night with a loss to the playoff-bound Washington Wizards at TD Garden. As with much of the season the Celtics had moments of competitiveness, but faded and eventually fell at the end. They did what most people wanted them to do this season – lose – but perhaps didn’t even do enough of that. It was an odd season in many aspects. You had many fans and talk show hosts and columnists outright rooting (are they supposed to do that???) for the team to lose. Then had others in the media who were critical of the team for its effort and…
  • Your Patriots Mock Draft (Free-Agent Edition)

    15 Apr 2014 | 6:31 am
    Hammering away at this mock draft, making changes where we feel necessary, wondering how many picks the Pats will trade away this spring. For a review of how we got here, first came our Way-Wicked-Early Edition in February followed by an amended post-combine edition in March. Since then, the Patriots have maneuvered their way through free agency, losing cornerback Aqib Talib (Denver), running back LeGarrette Blount (Pittsburgh) and linebacker Brandon Spikes (Twitter) while adding wide receiver Brandon LeFell and – in case you hadn’t heard – cornerbacks Darrelle Revis and Brandon…
  • Shaughnessy – The Last 100 Columns

    14 Apr 2014 | 11:35 am
    I’m not sure why I subjected myself to this, but I took some time to peruse the last 100 columns that Dan Shaughnessy has written. This 100 columns dates back to October 14, 2013. So in almost exactly 6 months, he’s written 100 columns. 58 are on the Red Sox. Given that they won the World Series at the start of this timeframe and have held spring training and the start of the season since, it’s natural they would get the most mentions, especially when you consider special editions for the World Series Champions and Season Previews. Still, that’s a lot. Of the 58, 37…
 
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  • Author, Martha Tucker - Mar 21,2015

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    21 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Author, entrepreneur and host of Premier Writers, Marti Tucker will discuss her novel, The Mayor's Wife Wore Sapphires, her new e-books and marketing strategies for the 21st Century author and writer.
  • RevolutionShips- Navigating relationships in 5D - Apr 21,2014

    ExpandingU RADIO
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Here we are, the Grand Cardinal Cross of Pluto (deep, far-reaching change), Uranus (sudden, shocking events), Mars (action), and Jupiter (expansion). This astrological alignment is one of the biggest this year, and of course our show happens to keep falling on these dates! It is honestly the only reason the shows have taken a significant astrological turn lately, but these alignments are effecting relationships more than anything else as they are effecting us on internal levels. Personal changes and growth ripple outward, and these celestial configurations are literally equipping us with…
  • "JESUS IS THE PASSOVER" - Apr 21,2014

    Sound Doctrine Ministry
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our PASSOVER is sacrificed for us. Jesus paid the price on the cross so that we may have eternal life.
  • Universal Kingdom church of the Firstborn discusses the seasons of the Lord. - Apr 21,2014

    The Universal Kingdom Church
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    God has appointed seasons for His apointment and appointed season for our lives. The seasons of the Lord is often missed, or misunderstood just as seasons of our lives are missed or overlooked. Uniderstanding the power in the seasons of the Lord and in observing the seasons of the Lord and the seasons of our lives brings life and light to who God is, what he is doing, and who we are in Him. Prepare for hyour new seasons for the double portion is in the new season.
  • AUTHOR ROBERT SPENCER - Apr 21,2014

    The American Maverick Show
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Listen in to "The American Maverick Show" with host Flint Engleman. Our show is live every Sunday 8:00-9:00PM Eastern. Flint delivers cutting conservative commentary, dynamic guest interviews and news beyond the mainstream media. Featured Guest: Author Robert Spencer. We'll discuss his new book "Arab Winter Comes to America: The Truth About the War We're In." Connect with The American Maverick! Check out our acclaimed blog www.TheAmericanMaverick.com and follow us on Twitter @AmericanMav. The American Maverick Show is a production of Maverick Media. We are a proud national affiliate of Red…
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  • Bill will help debtors on student loans

    Editor - Education News
    20 Apr 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Due to automation, the computer, outsourcing, and, coming, robots, quality jobs for college graduates are very hard to get. Tuition costs have gone up far faster than inflation to the point where parents can’t help much. While still teenagers, students have signed loan documents and incurred mounting debt. No truth in lending here. Half of them cannot make their payments and are in default resulting in a huge ballooning of debt. However, unlike other unsecured loans, such as credit card debt and gambling debt, this debt cannot be dealt with by bankruptcy. For those who default, the…
  • Student debt holds back many would-be home buyers

    Editor - Education News
    20 Apr 2014 | 12:30 pm
    At 31, she has a master’s degree and earns more than $70,000 as a court reporter and freelance editor. She daydreams about trading the Glendale apartment she shares for a little condo, maybe in Echo Park or Highland Park. Just one thing holds her back: The $700 she’s paid every month since 2008, after she graduated from the University of Southern California — with $75,000 in student debt. With about half that total left to pay, buying that condo seems a long way off. “Honestly, I don’t know if it’ll ever happen,” she said. “Barring some sort of…
  • Industry Pushing Back in Texas Against Fertilizer Plant Safety Requirements

    Editor - Finance Top Stories
    20 Apr 2014 | 12:29 pm
    The state fire marshal wants 46 facilities that store ammonium nitrate in Texas to make safety improvements following the deadly West fertilizer plant explosion last year. State Fire Marshal Chris Connealy proposed new building requirements ahead of the anniversary of the April 17, 2013, blast at West Fertilizer Co. Fifteen people were killed and another 200 were injured after tons of ammonium nitrate exploded into a massive fireball. The fertilizer plant had stored the chemical in flammable wooden containers. Most of the dead were firefighters and first responders. Connealy testified to a…
  • Vermont’s Updated Captive Law to Allow ‘Dormant’ Status for Inactive Captives

    Editor - Finance Top Stories
    20 Apr 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Vermont’s Gov. Peter Shumlin signed new legislation updating Vermont’s captive law, amending the reciprocal insurer section and creating a new “dormant” status for captives. Officials said the new dormant status establishes an efficient mechanism and an option for captives that have ceased insurance operations to cost-effectively retain their licenses in case they decide to resume operations in the future. The legislation, H.563, (“An act Relating to Captive Insurance Laws and Accreditation Standards”) was signed by Gov. Shumlin on Monday and takes effect immediately. “I’m…
  • ProHost, XL Group Partner on Restaurant Insurance Package

    Editor - Finance Top Stories
    20 Apr 2014 | 12:29 pm
    ProHost USA, a Minneapolis, Minn.-based national program administrator specializing in restaurant insurance for 25 years, announced it is partnering with XL Group to provide packaged insurance coverages for fine dining and family restaurants. The exposures faced by high-end restaurants include food-borne contamination, food spoilage, liquor liabilities, equipment breakdown, GL broadening endorsement, as well as backup of sewer and drain. As a program administrator, ProHost USA provides property, general liability, boiler and machinery, and liquor liability and other insurance coverages to…
 
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  • New England Patriots Links 4/18/14 - Mankins Optimistic on State of the O-Line

    Marima
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:09 am
    Daily News and Links for 4/18/14 TEAM TALK Erik Scalavino catches up with Logan Mankins discussing his offseason and adjusting to life after Scarnecchia. Patriots announce dates and times of preseason schedule. Draft Preview: Tight Ends. (2.50 min. video) Patriots Today - Mankins talks about gearing up for 2014. (13.12 min. video) From the NFL - Breaking down Tom Brady's bunch. (3.30 min. video) PFW In Progress (4/17) - Logan Mankins comments during his interview; A report that Gronkowski is "taking his time" with his recovery; More. (2 hour program) Patriots Roster Report (4/17) - Patriots…
  • New England Patriots Links 4/17/14 - Ty Law: Revis an Upgrade Over Talib

    Marima
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:08 am
    Daily News and Links for 4/17/14 TEAM TALK Paul Perillo catches up with two of the three finalists for this year's Patriots Hall of Fame, Ty Law and Raymond Clayborne. Conference call transcripts: Ty Law and Raymond Clayborn. Patriots Hall of Fame Finalists: Ty Law (2.16 min. video), Bill Parcells (1.28 min. video) and Raymond Clayborn (1.51 min. video). Cast your ballot for the 2014 Patriots Hall of Fame enshrinee. Happy Birthday Coach Belichick! (13 second clip) Patriots team preps for Boston Marathon. (2.06 min. video) Patriots Draft Prospect Review - Tight ends. (16.35 min. video) LOCAL…
  • Happy Birthday, Coach!

    Alec Shane
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Today is Bill Belichick's 62nd birthday, which is cause enough for celebration around here. But there is another reason that Pats fans should be happy as well. Believe it or not, I'm not much of a birthday guy. For me, the best birthdays simply come and go with little to no fanfare, and those closest to me know that I prefer to spend the day just doing my thing and not making a big deal out of it. Some people take birthdays to a whole other level and see it as a great reason to get together with friends and celebrate something fun, and to those people I say more power to you. But the way I…
  • Freeman: Patriots Looking for Top Receiving Talent

    Richard Hill
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    If there's going to be a curveball, it'll be at the first round pick. I highly recommend reading Mike Freeman's "10 Point Stance". It has a lot of great nuggets on the draft, with one special focus on the Patriots: What I continue to hear from team officials is that despite the Patriots working out a number of quarterbacks, they truly feel like that Tom Brady only has a few years left. So what the Patriots really want is a major receiving threat for him so they can take that last shot or two at the Super Bowl. So his believe is that the Patriots could be making their traditional trade, but it…
  • New England Patriots Links 4/16/14 - Exploring Trade Routes

    Marima
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:08 am
    Daily News and Links for 4/16/14 TEAM TALK 2014 Patriots Mock Draft Tracker. Andy Hart tackles this week's Ask PFW mailbag: Crawling toward the draft. Bryan Morry tells us Stephen Gostkowski is next up to speak at The Hall at Patriot Place, Monday, April 21 at 2:30. Erik Scalavino reports Tedy Bruschi will once again go the extra 26.2 miles for charity. Patriots/NFL Calendar: Important upcoming dates for the NFL and the New England Patriots. Patriots Today - Draft preview: Cornerbacks. (3.14 min. video) PFW In Progress (4/15) - The latest Patriots news leading into the NFL Draft. Patriots WR…
 
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  • Sox preparing for quick turnaround to Patriots' Day

    Ian Browne
    20 Apr 2014 | 3:11 pm
    Though the annual Patriots' Day game has long started at 11 a.m. ET at Fenway Park, it has never been preceded by a Sunday night game, as will be the case this time.
  • Victorino, Middlebrooks nearing return to Sox

    Ian Browne
    20 Apr 2014 | 3:08 pm
    Within the next week, the Red Sox could have their entire starting nine together for the first time this season, as Shane Victorino and Will Middlebrooks each look to finish rehab stints in the Minors.
  • Scuffling Bradley gets break from starting lineup

    Ian Browne
    20 Apr 2014 | 2:50 pm
    After a nice hot streak earlier in the month, Jackie Bradley Jr. has struggled at the plate over the past nine days, going 3-for-30 entering play Sunday.
  • Red Sox pay tribute to those affected by bombings

    Ian Browne
    20 Apr 2014 | 2:50 pm
    On the eve of the 2014 Boston Marathon, the Red Sox put together a stirring pregame ceremony on Sunday night in recognition of those affected by the tragic bombings that took place at the finish line last April.
  • No slowing Sox prospect Betts at Double-A

    Maureen Mullen
    19 Apr 2014 | 10:45 pm
    There are few prospects in baseball who had a bigger breakout in 2013 than Red Sox second baseman Mookie Betts. Ranked No. 60 on the MLB.com Top 100 Prospects list and No. 6 on the Red Sox's Top 20, Betts is proving that he can swing the bat just as well in the upper levels of the system.
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  • Sunday Red Sox Delight – 4/20

    Ian
    20 Apr 2014 | 2:20 pm
    After winning yesterday, the Boston Red Sox look to do it again tonight in the third game of a four-game set with the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. The game will be broadcast nationally on ESPN. You can also catch the game online or your mobile device/tablet on WatchESPN. And if you can’t catch the game on television, you can always listen on the 2014 Red Sox Radio Network. The Red Sox will honor the heroes as well as the victims of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. You can watch the ceremony live on MLB.com beginning at 6:30 p.m. Jake Peavy…
  • Paw Prints – The Daily UConn Roundup – 4/20

    Ian
    20 Apr 2014 | 7:05 am
    Paw Prints is our daily look at the happenings for the UConn Huskies football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball teams as well as the other sports the student-athletes engage in. We will do our best to bring you the links from all of the media that covers the Huskies on a daily basis. Thank you for stopping by and making SOX & Dawgs your home for UConn Huskies news. To open the links up in a new tab or window, use Control+click UConn Football links Four UConn players in NFL rankings [jim fuller - new haven register] Auriemma says it’s time for UConn fans to embrace…
  • Destination Red Sox Nation – 4/20

    Ian
    20 Apr 2014 | 6:54 am
    Destination Red Sox Nation is our look at how the minor league teams of the Boston Red Sox fare each night. Game story and box score links as well as links to team rosters, team stats and league standings can be found below. If you would like to listen to any of the Red Sox minor league affiliates’ games, MiLB.com offers them for free. To open the links up in a new tab or window, use Control+click Pawtucket Red Sox The PawSox and Buffalo Bisons split a doubleheader. The PawSox walked off with a 1-0 win in 9 innings in the first game while falling in the nightcap 3-2. PawSox Split…
  • Video: Holt Triples Red Sox To 4-2 Win Over Orioles ☆

    Ian
    20 Apr 2014 | 6:32 am
    Brock Holt was on fire at Triple-A Pawtucket. With Ryan Roberts struggling in place of the injured Will Middlebrooks, the Boston Red Sox brass thought they could spark the team by bringing up Holt. They were right. Holt’s RBI triple in the 7th scored Mike Carp to give the Red Sox the lead for good in a 4-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday afternoon at Fenway Park. Jonathan Herrera provided an insurance run with his second safety squeeze of the week. Mike Napoli had an RBI and David Ortiz had the other run on a solo home run around Pesky’s Pole.  Both Ortiz and Dustin…
  • Wolf Pack’s Season Ends With 2-0 Win Over Sound Tigers

    Ian
    19 Apr 2014 | 8:14 pm
    Hartford, CT, April 19, 2014 – Dov Grumet-Morris had his first shutout of the season Saturday night at the XL Center, stopping 23 shots as the Hartford Wolf Pack finished their season with a 2-0 win over the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. Ryan Bourque’s first-period power-play goal was the only offense the Wolf Pack would need, and T.J. Hensick added an empty-net goal with 32.2 seconds left in the game.  Danny Syvret assisted on both goals.  Kevin Poulin made 36 saves in the Bridgeport net. The victory was the Wolf Pack’s ninth in the last ten games, and Hartford finished 18-6-1-0 in the…
 
 
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  • Zafgen Lines Up $86M IPO to Bankroll Obesity Drug Push

    Ben Fidler
    20 Apr 2014 | 3:55 pm
    Ben Fidler Zafgen signaled an IPO was likely on the way last year when it added firms like RA Capital, which typically back public companies, to its pool of investors. So perhaps it’s no surprise that the Cambridge, MA-based company has become the latest biotech to join the crowded IPO queue. Zafgen is planning to raise up to $86.25 million by taking itself public, according to a prospectus the company filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Zafgen would use the cash to gear up a slate of mid- and late-stage trials for its fat-burning drug candidate, beloranib. Zafgen would trade…
  • Boston Roundup: Consumer United, StarWind, ezCater, Threat Stack

    Curt Woodward
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:38 am
    Curt Woodward A flurry of recent technology financing deals: —Consumer United, an online consumer insurance marketplace, has raised another $14 million in venture capital. BetaBoston reports the round was led by Spark Capital and Thayer Street Partners. The Boston-based company was listed last year on the Inc. 5000, with reported 2012 revenue of $10.2 million. —StarWind Software, a Wakefield, MA-based data storage software provider, has raised a $3.25 million Series B investment. Almaz Capital led the round, joined by ABRT Venture and AVentures Capital. The company says it has…
  • Minerva’s Plan to Disrupt Universities: A Talk with CEO Ben Nelson

    Wade Roush
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:41 am
    Wade Roush Traditional four-year universities have always had to compete for students. They’re vying not only against each other, but against community colleges, the military, online institutions like University of Phoenix, and, in an age of increasing economic pressure on the middle class, the work world. (Some 34 percent of U.S. high school graduates in 2012 chose not to enter college, or could not afford to.) But now universities have a new and potentially more worrisome rival: Silicon Valley. I’m not just talking about the companies that are putting lectures online, such as Khan…
  • Alkermes CEO Richard Pops on Building Big, Playing Well with Pharma

    Ben Fidler
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:25 am
    Ben Fidler How do you build a biotech? Ask ten CEOs and you’ll likely get a hundred answers, but for Richard Pops, CEO of Waltham, MA- and Dublin, Ireland-based Alkermes, it arguably boils down to this: deliberately. Pops took over Alkermes (NASDAQ: ALKS) in 1991 when he was just 28. At the time, the company had been around for about a decade, and like most biotechs starting out, was bleeding cash. But Alkermes wasn’t your typical high-risk, high-reward, one-drug hopeful. It had a foundation to grow on: a proprietary technology that could make drugs last longer in the bloodstream.
  • First-Quarter Venture Funding at $9.6B in U.S., Highest Since 2001

    Bruce V. Bigelow
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Bruce V. Bigelow Right out of the gate, venture capital funding surged nationwide during the first three months of 2014—driven largely by substantial investments in expansion-stage IT and software companies, according to the MoneyTree Report being released today. Eight of the ten biggest deals involved IT, software, or Web companies based in Northern California. (The top 10 deal list is below.) VCs invested almost $9.5 billion in U.S. startups during the first quarter—marking the largest amount of venture capital deployed since the second quarter of 2001. It was 12 percent more…
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  • Jewelry: Inexpensive Statement Necklaces From Forever21

    admin
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:03 pm
    Statement necklaces are a simple and stylish way to perk up your wardrobe. While there are many fabulous statement necklaces on the market, Forever21 always seems to have inexpensive pieces. From a mint pop of color, to turquoise, gold flowers and pearls, check out these cheerful finds. First up is the Regal Bib Necklace, pictured to the left. At $12.80, it offers a nice pop of color, especially for someone who frequently wears black! Check it out here on Forever21′s website. I also scored this lightweight necklace for less than $10 that’s perfect for layering with its neutral…
  • Jewelry: BCBGeneration Make Your Own (MYO) Hashtag Bracelet

    admin
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:45 pm
    My new bracelet is the height of social media geek chic – a make your own hashtag bracelet from BCBGeneration! Purchased on sale from Nordstrom for about $10, the bracelet comes with the entire alphabet and a few special characters, such as the heart pictured. I decided to keep mine simple with my name and love how it pairs perfectly with my favorite dual-faced Urban Outfitters watch. In addition to the make your own option, I also purchase a grey and rose gold #chic bracelet. Although some of the unbelievable deals from Nordstrom have come and gone, click here to get the bracelet from…
  • Re-Post: Thoughts From The Boston Marathon Tragedy

    admin
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:30 am
    The Boston Marathon Finish line on 4/14/13 **I wrote this post on the evening of April 15, 2013. It only seems fitting that I re-post today on the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon Tragedy. Join me today in taking some time to pause and reflect on the Boston Marathon tragedy and all those affected.** As someone who has lived in the Boston-area and blogged about Boston for many years, my heart goes out to everyone impacted by today’s tragedy. I am incredibly sad to see the Boston Marathon and my beloved city subject to such a horrific incident. While I have no doubt that Boston…
  • Social Media: A PSA From The Dublin Airport

    admin
    20 Mar 2014 | 4:13 pm
    For my weekly Social Image of the Week column on Convince&Convert, I’m covering the Dublin Airport’s PSA campaign to ensure the country’s beloved holiday was being referred to correctly. For more information on how this campaign reached more than one million people on Facebook alone, please click here to read the post.  
  • SXSW Photos: Our Book Launch Events For The Power of Visual Storytelling

    admin
    11 Mar 2014 | 4:42 pm
    Photo taken in the PayPal Lounge at SXSW by Kris Krüg Once again, SXSW was a whirlwind – in a good way. This year was different for me because I was there for a very special reason: promoting the launch of our new book, The Power of Visual Storytelling! Yes, that’s correct – I co-wrote a book! When publishing a book, it seems par for the course to do a fabulous book launch event. We ended up receiving three amazing “launch event” opportunities to sign and give away our book at SXSW among our community of industry friends and influencers. As the photos below will…
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  • Goldieblox Construction Toy Giveaway

    Keriannot
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:48 pm
    Disclosure: I received a free sample of GoldieBlox to facilitate this review and giveaway. Any opinions are my own. STEM toys are the rage in the toy industry. These toys aim to provide children with exposure to activities that promote interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Also within this same category, many companies, like GoldieBlox were designed especially to help girls seek out these types of careers, given that only 13% of women enter the engineering field. GoldieBlox are construction toys that encourage kids to solve a problem using connectors, pegs and spools. You can…
  • ToyQueen Strong

    Keriannot
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:15 am
    The last 5 years, I’ve been running a blogging marathon. It’s been a long road with lots of never-ending hills, physically fueled many times by caffeine and adrenaline, that has been infused with a lot of frustration, exhaustion, breathlessness, fear, insecurity, and utter excitement. I am definitely not a long distance runner by any means, I actually hate running, 2 miles is about all I can handle. However, I know what it means to work hard and set goals. My occupational therapy background has trained me how to be focused on achieving a long-term goal of the finish line, by…
  • Tiny Love Developlace Review & Giveaway

    Keriannot
    10 Apr 2014 | 5:40 pm
    Disclosure: I was provided with a Tiny Love Developlace to facilitate this review and giveaway, any opinions are my own. I’ve blinked and my baby is no longer a baby, but in the same breath I’ve dubbed this moment in time as, “The year of the babies!” My best friend just had twins, and I work in a school system where it seems as if someone announces a pregnancy every week. Though we aren’t planning on another baby, I love that at this phase of our lives we can relive some of those memories as  our closest friends and family members start and expand their own…
  • LEGO Duplo How Do You Play? Contest #DUPLOPLAY

    Keriannot
    2 Apr 2014 | 3:47 am
    Disclosure: I have been asked to be part of the “How do you play?” jury by LEGO DUPLO. No monetary compensation is being provided for this opportunity, any opinions are my own. There’s an amazing contest that was just launched on Facebook by LEGO DUPLO, called the “How do you play?” competition. LEGO DUPLO is encouraging families to upload a video, no more than 30 seconds, of their children playing and creating with LEGO DUPLOS. For 6 weeks, fans will vote on which videos they like and participants can win different LEGO DUPLO prize packs. The top 3 videos each…
  • The Happy’s Review and Giveaway

    Keriannot
    31 Mar 2014 | 6:18 pm
    Back in February at Toy Fair, I got a sneak peek at the Happy’s from Cepia. I was given a new Happy as a sample to take home and Gavin and I got a chance to play fetch with Bentley! You may remember Zhu Zhu Pets, also from Cepia? Those spunky little hamsters that were the biggest sold-out holiday sensation I’ve seen since I’ve been writing about toys the last 5 years? The Happy’s are cute little puppies and kittens that don’t require tracks and habitats like Zhu Zhu Pets did. Instead, they scurry all over the floor, completing “tricks.” Using a little…
 
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  • Man found stabbed

    adamg
    20 Apr 2014 | 6:21 pm
    Free tagging: Knives
  • Two suffer smoke inhalation in Roxbury fire

    adamg
    20 Apr 2014 | 4:06 pm
    The Boston Fire Department reports a woman and a child had to be taken to a local hospital for smoke inhalation after what turned into a two-alarm fire broke out on their floor of the apartment building at 55 Brookledge St., shortly before 7 p.m.Sun, 04/20/2014 - 18:54
  • Paying homage

    adamg
    20 Apr 2014 | 3:32 pm
    Amy B. photographed the line to get into Marathon Sports - scene of one of the two explosions last year - the day before the 2014 Marathon.
  • Because you never know when you'll want to build your own sax

    adamg
    20 Apr 2014 | 1:40 pm
    See it larger. Turlach MacDonagh went to the MIT Flea today and spotted these stripped brass horns. Copyright Turlach MacDonagh. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.
  • Citizen complaint of the day: John johns in the South End

    adamg
    20 Apr 2014 | 9:52 am
    He shoots, he scores! A concerned citizen is pissed off that an abandoned portable toilet on Worcester Square has turned into a jaunty john for hookers to service customers: In the back alley 34 Worcester Square This potable toilet is used for prostitution but no construction crew had used it in 3 months. Get this toilet removed now!
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  • Janitors See Big Layoffs Coming As MBTA Seeks Cost Savings

    RadioView
    20 Apr 2014 | 10:27 am
    Dave Goodman BOSTON - Workers who clean train and bus stations are concerned that changes to their service contract that go into effect this fall, could lead to significant layoffs.
  • Boston Strong? Artist Statement: Jason Pramas

    superuser
    19 Apr 2014 | 9:40 am
    Jason PramasThis site was down yesterday with a technical issue; so I couldn't post this editorial on our normal editorial day. But the site is obviously back up now (phew!). Here for your consideration then is my artist statement from the Boston Strong? art exhibition. It's been a great week. We've gotten a ton of publicity and had a great turnout for our openings.
  • News in Brief: April 14, 2014

    jadams
    19 Apr 2014 | 4:40 am
    Jonathan AdamsBoston Jobs Coalition – Downtown Crossing The Boston Jobs Coalition continued protests at the construction site of a new building at the historic Filene’s Basement in Downtown Boston on Monday last week. As previously reported by Open Media Boston, the coalition is critical of hiring practices for people of color and women at the site. They claim that the developer, Millennium Partners, has broken city hiring laws, and hasn’t contributed mandatory affordable housing payments.  Budget4All – Boylston St.
  • Harvard Protest Hits Out at University’s Record at Argentinian Plantations

    jadams
    19 Apr 2014 | 4:38 am
    Jonathan Adams Harvard students and supporters hit out at the university’s management of plantations it owns near the Iberá wetlands in Argentina in a campus demonstration on Friday last week. 
  • Talk: Climate Justice Teach-In: Race, Class, and the Anti-Ecological Logic of Capitalism

    superuser
    11 Apr 2014 | 8:53 pm
    Doug Enaa Greene This teach-in took place on April 5, 2014 at Northeastern University in Boston, Mass. Here is the teach-in statement of purpose:
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  • Teenager Killed in Randolph Truck Accident

    Tom Kiley
    14 Apr 2014 | 3:14 pm
    A 17-year-old girl was killed while walking when the rear part of a truck struck her. According to a My Fox Boston report, the fatal truck accident occurred at South Main Street and Union Street in Randolph. Officials are trying to determine if the young victim was crossing the road or standing on the sidewalk when the truck turned right. The back of the 18-wheeler struck and killed her. Investigators have towed the truck for an investigation and they are looking into if it jumped the curb before the collision. There are many reasons why large trucks are extremely dangerous. Their size and…
  • Bicyclist Killed in Charlestown Crash

    Tom Kiley
    8 Apr 2014 | 1:34 pm
    A man was killed in a recent Boston car accident when a white garbage truck struck his bicycle. According to CBS Boston, the fatal bicycle accident occurred at Cambridge and Spice Streets in Charlestown across from MBTA Sullivan Station. The bicyclist died at the scene. After searching for the hit-and-run driver, officials now say they have located the garbage truck and the driver. It is not clear if the driver will be cited for leaving the scene of the accident. The legal team at the Kiley Law Group knows that garbage trucks and tractor-trailers have large blind spots on either side that…
  • April is Alcohol Awareness Month

    Tom Kiley
    1 Apr 2014 | 1:34 pm
    April is Alcohol Awareness Month. This is a good time to review just how serious a problem drunk driving is in Massachusetts. Despite the attempts of local lawmakers, prosecutors, and police officers, drunk driving continues to be a problem that results in a significant number of deaths each year. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 123 people were killed statewide in alcohol-related car accidents in the year 2012. That number reflects 35 percent of all statewide traffic deaths that year. It is important that each and every one of us resolves to not be…
  • Boston Hit-and-Run Crash Causes Injuries

    Tom Kiley
    25 Mar 2014 | 3:09 pm
    A Boston man was recently injured in a car accident involving a hit-and-run driver. According to NECN, the pedestrian accident occurred on Mass Avenue. Officials say a 69-year-old Quincy man struck the victim and drove away without stopping. The hit-and-run victim underwent emergency surgery at Boston Medical Center for life-threatening injuries. The driver was tracked down by the authorities and arrested on suspicion of leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident causing personal injury. Pedestrian accidents often result in serious and even fatal injuries. According to the Executive Office…
  • Five Ways to Celebrate National Reading Month in Massachusetts

    Tom Kiley
    20 Mar 2014 | 8:54 am
    In an effort to get children excited about reading and encourage adults to fall in love with reading all over again, March is designated as National Reading Month. In an age where there are so many forms of information and entertainment available, it may seem that books have lost their place in our everyday lives. But the benefits of reading are just as true today as they were hundreds of years ago: Reading improves concentration, relaxes the body and mind, and helps us build up knowledge and understanding of the world we live in. The attorneys at the Kiley Law Group would like to inspire…
 
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