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  • Another fatal collision between a bicyclist and a garbage truck, in Malden

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    adamg
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:06 pm
    NECN reports the fatal crash happened on Lynn Street. Linuxlibrarian reports it happened around 4:45 p.m. near the Rte. 60 movie theater.
  • ID sought of bicycle rider killed by trash truck

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    18 Sep 2014 | 3:28 am
    Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a bicyclist who was hit and killed by a garbage truck in Malden Wednesday afternoon.
  • College football picks: Florida, WVU with chance for breakthrough wins

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    18 Sep 2014 | 3:34 am
    Some victories can be a sign that a program that has hit hard times could be heading for better days.Florida and West Virginia are coming off those types of wins.Then there are victories that have the potential to change a season, accelerate the rebuilding process and alleviate the pressure on a coach who has been facing heavy scrutiny.The Gators and Mountaineers have a chance for that kind of breakthrough Saturday. Florida is at No. 3 Alabama. West Virginia hosts No. 4 Oklahoma.
  • Done deal Wynn gambling regulators sign casino license

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    17 Sep 2014 | 9:47 am
    McHugh said Wynn brings a track record of success in competitive gambling jurisdictions. It's also "taking on an enormous challenge" in redeveloping a heavily polluted former chemical ...
  • Massachusetts Army National Guard Is Fighting A War Against Suicide

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    Lynn Jolicoeur
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:13 am
    Fighting suicide is Sgt. Maj. Bill Davidson’s full-time job. He heads a program for the Massachusetts Army National Guard called Resilience, Risk Reduction and Suicide Prevention. (Jesse Costa/WBUR) First of two parts. The clanging and hissing noises of cars being repaired are a welcome change from the sounds of war for 31-year-old Nate Radke. Radke’s business, Gardner Auto Sales, though a little grimy inside the garage, is a shining example of how this Massachusetts National Guard sergeant has turned his life around in a short time. Two years ago, Radke was living with his wife…
 
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  • College football picks: Florida, WVU with chance for breakthrough wins

    18 Sep 2014 | 3:34 am
    Some victories can be a sign that a program that has hit hard times could be heading for better days.Florida and West Virginia are coming off those types of wins.Then there are victories that have the potential to change a season, accelerate the rebuilding process and alleviate the pressure on a coach who has been facing heavy scrutiny.The Gators and Mountaineers have a chance for that kind of breakthrough Saturday. Florida is at No. 3 Alabama. West Virginia hosts No. 4 Oklahoma.
  • Upgraded facilities help ACC keep up with Joneses

    18 Sep 2014 | 3:33 am
    There's a construction boom taking place across the Atlantic Coast Conference.During the past 18 months, half the league's schools have either begun or completed major projects to upgrade their football facilities.Some are expanding stadiums and adding premium seating and luxury boxes to generate revenue, while trying to improve the gameday experience for fans.Many others are building practice facilities or adding other perks that directly benefit the athletes themselves — and, of course, catch the eyes of elite recruits.
  • James Franco accidentally makes comedy in AOLl's 'Making a Scene' movie mashups

    18 Sep 2014 | 3:05 am
    James Franco, famous multihyphenate, wasn't trying to make a string of comedic sketches for AOL. But that's how his latest project, "Making a Scene with James Franco," turned outThe writer-director-producer-actor-poet-professor was promoting "Making a Scene With James Franco," a 10-episode series that mashes up famous movie scenes, at a launch event Wednesday night in New York.
  • Rangers eliminate Oakland from AL West race; win fifth straight

    18 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    OAKLAND, Calif. – In a season full of embarrassment, the Texas Rangers on Wednesday saved themselves from one final humiliation. And got a little bit of long overdue revenge in the act.With a big ninth inning, the Rangers beat Oakland 6-1, eliminated the A’s from a threepeat as AL West champs and removed the possibility of having to watch the Los Angeles Angels celebrate the division title during a series this weekend. Oh, and they matched the season’s longest win streak with their fifth consecutive win.
  • Barry Bonds appeal heads back to court

    18 Sep 2014 | 2:54 am
    Nearly 11 years after Barry Bonds testified before a grand jury investigating the illegal distribution of performance-enhancing drugs, a group of judges will hear arguments on whether baseball's career home-run leader should have his obstruction of justice conviction thrown out.
 
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  • Massachusetts Army National Guard Is Fighting A War Against Suicide

    Lynn Jolicoeur
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:13 am
    Fighting suicide is Sgt. Maj. Bill Davidson’s full-time job. He heads a program for the Massachusetts Army National Guard called Resilience, Risk Reduction and Suicide Prevention. (Jesse Costa/WBUR) First of two parts. The clanging and hissing noises of cars being repaired are a welcome change from the sounds of war for 31-year-old Nate Radke. Radke’s business, Gardner Auto Sales, though a little grimy inside the garage, is a shining example of how this Massachusetts National Guard sergeant has turned his life around in a short time. Two years ago, Radke was living with his wife…
  • WBUR Poll Shows The Gas Tax Ballot Question Is A Close Contest

    Steve Koczela
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:04 am
    Every Thursday, Poll Vault looks at the other WBUR poll numbers shaping the Massachusetts political environment. Gas Tax Indexing Repeal Trails In Narrow Contest Part of the transportation funding bill passed last year was a measure to tie, or “index,” the state’s tax on gasoline to inflation. Practically, this mean the gas tax will increase by a small amount each year without requiring a vote from the state Legislature. Opponents of this move have launched an effort to repeal the indexing of the gas tax, which will appear as Question 1 on the November ballot. On the campaign…
  • Boston City Council Approves College Sports Safety Rules

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    17 Sep 2014 | 3:04 pm
    The Boston City Council has passed an ordinance meant to protect college athletes. The “College Athlete Head Injury Gameday Safety Protocol” outlines health and safety requirements college teams must follow when players suffer head, neck, and spine injuries. The ordinance applies to any NCAA-sanctioned events in Boston. Among other things, it would ban players from re-entering games when they lose consciousness, suffer a concussion, or are suspected to have a concussion. Additionally, Division I football, ice hockey, and men’s lacrosse games would also need an on-site…
  • Chelsea Silver Line Contract Awarded

    Andy Metzger
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:51 pm
    State officials paved the way Wednesday for a new transit link between Boston and Chelsea, approving a $33.7 million contract for the first phase of the Silver Line extension. The dedicated bus route would run along old rail beds from the Mystic Mall to the edge of the city, near East Boston, continuing through traffic to Airport Station, a Blue Line stop, and then traveling to Boston’s Seaport. Meeting in Chelsea City Hall, the state’s transportation board approved of a contract for McCourt Construction Company that includes incentives and penalties for timely completion. Adding…
  • GOP’s Baker Unveils Economic Development Plan

    Steve LeBlanc
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Republican candidate for governor Charlie Baker unveiled an economic development plan Wednesday that he said will create jobs, strengthen local communities and build better schools. The plan contains more than two dozen proposals including using tax credits to reward business that hire welfare recipients and veterans and to help small employers offset the cost of a rising minimum wage, which is set to go from $8 per hour to $11 per hour by 2017. Baker said his plan would also reduce fees for starting a business; increase affordable housing; and give minority business owners better access to…
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  • Hurley’s Picks: Super Bowl Rematch Highlights Week 3’s NFL Slate

    mfhurley
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    BOSTON (CBS) — It’s pretty crazy that almost one year ago, the shocking scandal that threatened the sanctity of the NFL involved a grown man being mean and rude to another grown man. It was just last November when the Richie Incognito “bullying” scandal dominated the news cycle, as media pundits and talk radio callers revolted against the lineman’s rude behavior, and it went on for weeks. The public relentlessly criticized the team and the league, and eventually Incognito was suspended. With all that’s going on this season, it sure seems like the NFL would…
  • Phantom Gourmet: Great 8 Meal Deals

    Julie Eich
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:27 am
    There are plenty of restaurants that are affordable, even cheap. The challenge is finding restaurants that offer really good food at a really good price. When it comes to stretching your dining dollar, these are The Phantom Gourmet’s Great 8. Vintage Grille Worcester Kicking off the Great 8 is The Vintage Grille in Worcester. This converted garage has motor head memorabilia all around and a menu filled with big plates that you’ll definitely want to test drive. There is plate-tipping meatloaf; a fried peanut butter and jelly sandwich; and the eye popping, jaw dropping Bumper to Bumper…
  • Wanted: Raindrops

    epfisher
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:26 am
    Find Eric Fisher on Twitter and Facebook A very quiet and dry start to September across the Northeast. Source: Northeast Regional Climate Center While the desert southwest turns into a temporary Florida, New England continues to dry out. Go figure. It’s been a weird weather year across the country. The most notable thing of late around here though is the lack of rain. Spotty storms have struck here and there, some even bringing tornado warnings (and actual tornadoes). But outside of these isolated incidents, many communities are wondering where the rain has gone. Now that being said,…
  • Daily Talker: Tracking People Who Text While Driving

    wbzmornings
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:36 pm
    A company is developing a device—similar to a radar gun—that would help police catch drivers who are texting behind the wheel.  The device would analyze frequencies that emit from a vehicle.  A text message and phone call emit different frequencies that can be distinguished by the device.  The device is still being worked on and is not in production.  The technology has also raised questions about privacy.  Do you think a device that could catch texting drivers would discourage people from texting behind the wheel?  
  • “Myth: Three Americans every year die from rabies. Fact: Four Americans every year die from rabies.”

    Seth Graham
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    -Michael Scott, The Office
 
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  • LAST CALL WITH BAR HAVOC

    BAR HAVOC
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:21 pm
    On my turf, I flash the lights to let everyone know there are 15 minutes until we close. Plan accordingly. And for the most part, people adhere to this. Others do not. To these people, last call means nothing, and the bartenders and servers are here to serve until we practically have to physically remove you. So I’ve included a handy list of the five types of people I often see leftover well past closing. Study it and don’t be that human. Furthermore, don’t let your friends or your date be that human. Nobody likes that human. 1. The Gross Making Out Couple. Get a room, you two. The…
  • HEAD TO CHURCH FOR BOSTON EN MASSE

    MARTÍN CABALLERO
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:03 pm
    Just a few weeks after Boston Calling brought big-name acts to the city, there’s another weekend-long music series that instead aims to turn the attention back to Boston’s own. Organized by local music-oriented site Allston Pudding and indie promotions company Illegally Blind, Boston En Masse, which kicks off this Thursday, is a four-day event hosted at Church of Boston featuring 20-plus artists covering the entire spectrum of genres. Each night has a bill curated by a participating affiliate—Boston Hassle (Thursday), BUFU Records (Thursday), Vanyaland (Saturday) and DigBoston (Friday),…
  • FOTOBOM: AGAINST ME! AND GASLIGHT ANTHEM AT THE HOUSE OF BLUES

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    17 Sep 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Photos by Mike Schwartz Last night (Tuesday, Sept. 16) Against Me! and The Gaslight Anthem ignited a packed House of Blues in Boston. Laura Jane Grace commanded the stage as Against Me! played old hits and supported their newest album Transgender Dysphoia Blues. The Gaslight Anthem came off a year long tour break with a vengeance playing strong tracks from their newest effort, Get Hurt; putting on a show full of energy and style. Check out the photos below! FURTHER READING RIOT FEST CHICAGO 2013 DIE ANTWOORD AT HOB FAT MIKE OF NOFX INTERVIEW OFFSPRING, BAD RELIGION, PENNYWISE, AND THE VANDALS…
  • KINGDOM COME BACK: ENAMEL KINGDOM RETURNS TO LOT F

    SUSANNA JACKSON
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:45 am
    In Japanese cooking, cutting is key, and the better the knife, the better your chops, cuts, minces, dices, and chiffonades will be. But while the best blades are responsible for the most masterful, flavorful dishes, they also beg for more user control. A novice should be advised to take extreme care with their digits, otherwise beet juice won’t be the only liquid dying the cutting board red. Enamel Kingdom, born Ryan Lombardi, would say the same — minus the fear of amputating a finger — is true for painting. The Boston-based artist will debut a new body of his signature works…
  • ONE HOT WHEEL: MIT-POWERED CYCLING

    DIG STAFF
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:25 am
    Back in 2009, we brought word that a group of researchers at MIT were working on a handmade bicycle wheel called the Copenhagen Wheel that would eventually work with users’ smartphones in order to become something of a hybrid e-bike, replete with powerful batteries, traffic and weather condition updates, and a handlebar mount for making the whole thing work. And by work, we mean help power your back wheel using the juice gained from your early leg pumping, and channeling it so as to get your butt up an incorrigible hill (or just get you to a Dunkies when hung over and unable to pedal).
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  • City council proposal to hike pay by 29% to $112k triggers pushback

    Craig Douglas
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:39 am
    State and city officials are balking at a proposal by Boston City Councilor Bill Linehan to hike his and his colleagues annual pay by 29 percent, or to $112,500 per councilor. According to the Boston Globe, the state ethics commission as well as members of Mayor Marty Walsh’s administration have questioned the legality of Linehan’s proposal, both in terms of its timing as well as whether it would present a formal conflict of interest for city councilors to determine their own pay. Linehan told…
  • Shares of Burlington biotech Flexion drop after-hours due to FDA trial halt

    Don Seiffert
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:21 am
    Just two weeks after shares in the newly-public biotech firm Flexion Therapeutics spiked after surprise good news from the FDA, its shares fell 28 percent in after-hours trading Wednesday after the company said it’s temporarily halting a trial of its main drug due to safety concerns. After the close of markets Wednesday, the Burlington company said that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has placed a clinical hold on a 300-patient Phase 2b trial of its non-opioid, long-acting injected painkiller…
  • Logan Airport workers back card-check vote to unionize

    Craig Douglas
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:15 am
    Employees for 10 contractors at Logan International Airport voted by a 2-to-1 margin Wednesday in favor of unionizing, an opening salvo in what labor organizers said will be a campaign to seek better pay, working conditions and job security for their new members. However, as the Boston Globe reported Thursday, yesterday’s vote does not bind the 10 contractors in question to negotiate directly with unions; the election to join 32BJ SEIU was conducted by a so-called card-check process and not through…
  • Murtha Cullina names new managing partner

    Mary Moore
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:50 am
    Murtha Cullina LLP, a Connecticut-based law firm with a significant presence in Boston, has named Jennifer Morgan DelMonico as its new managing partner effective Jan. 1, the firm announced Wednesday. She replaces Elizabeth Stewart, who had been Murtha Cullina's managing partner since 2009. Stewart will remain with Murtha Cullina as a partner, the spokeswoman said. Delmonico's background as a lawyer is in trial law, representing defendants in tort and product liability cases and handling complex…
  • Gaming panel gave minimal weight to saving Suffolk's horse-racing jobs

    Jon Chesto
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:37 pm
    When Penn National competed with Cordish Cos. for the state’s sole slots parlor license in February, there was one big thing that gave Penn National the edge. Keeping horse racing alive. As the five commission members reported back to the group on their assessments of each of the three applicants— Raynham Park was a distant third — the benefits of keeping the Plainridge harness track open kept coming up, again and again. In the end, Penn National committed to maintaining the horse racing…
 
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  • A Prescription for the Achilles Heel of Healthcare IT

    Zia Agha
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:50 pm
    Zia Agha What keeps doctors from sleeping at night? Electronic Health Records (EHRs). More specifically, the “homework” these essential-but-sometimes-inefficient systems generate is enough to cause nightmares. In a recent study that observed physician behavior, primary care providers spent 40 percent of their patient visit time focused on their computer screens, clicking and scrolling through the patient’s EHR. For those who did manage to focus more attention on their patients, EHR-related work often overflowed beyond the clinic: “I sit down and work usually until midnight,” said an…
  • End Your Year Right: Xconomy’s Tech Agenda 2015, Dec. 2

    Curt Woodward
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:12 pm
    Curt Woodward If the cooler days and earlier sunsets weren’t enough of a clue, the flurry of tech-company product announcements should really seal the deal: time is running out on 2014. And if you’re not careful, it’s easy to wind up with a headful of spin, hype, and just plain nonsense. We’re here to help. On Dec. 2, Xconomy is convening an all-star group of experts from the most dynamic sectors of the economy to deliver a bottom-line, must-have review of the year in innovation. They’ll also deliver big, bold predictions for the most important trends and…
  • CyPhy Works Lands Military Deal For “Pocket Drone”

    Martin LaMonica
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    Martin LaMonica CyPhy Works has been awarded a contract with the Air Force to build a small drone for search-and-rescue operations, its second military contract. The Danvers, MA-based company said today that it will design and test the Extreme Access Pocket Flyer, a drone that’s about 7 inches by 7 inches wide and few inches thick. That makes it small enough to be easily carried by military personnel, who could use it to look for bombs without getting out of a vehicle. The Pocket Flyer takes advantage of CyPhy Works’ core innovation: a fiber optic tether that allows the operator to…
  • Former Barnes & Noble CEO Goes Long on Smart Home

    Martin LaMonica
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:27 am
    Martin LaMonica The smart home is a product category marked by hype and unfulfilled promises. Now, entrepreneurs and investors think improved technology will get consumers to finally bite on home automation. Earlier this month, Savant Systems said it raised $90 million from private equity firm Kohler Kravis Roberts (KKR) to expand its product line and ramp up marketing. The deal is the latest sign that technology companies believe they can make home automation appeal to middle-class consumers with cheaper hardware and user-friendly apps. The CEO of Savant Systems is William Lynch, the former…
  • Spurned by Salesforce, HubSpot Aims for Revenge with Sales Software

    Curt Woodward
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:19 am
    Curt Woodward A little more than a year ago, Salesforce announced it was paying $2.5 billion to acquire marketing software company ExactTarget. It was the largest in a string of buyouts meant to make Salesforce more competitive in digital marketing, giving it more ammunition against huge names like SAP, Oracle, IBM, and Microsoft. Analysts praised the deal, saying Salesforce was filling a major gap in its product lineup. Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff said the purchase was evidence of his commitment “to become No. 1 in marketing.” “We needed to do something of consequence and we needed to…
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  • City council proposal to hike pay by 29% to $112k triggers pushback

    Craig Douglas
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:39 am
    State and city officials are balking at a proposal by Boston City Councilor Bill Linehan to hike his and his colleagues annual pay by 29 percent, or to $112,500 per councilor. According to the Boston Globe, the state ethics commission as well as members of Mayor Marty Walsh’s administration have questioned the legality of Linehan’s proposal, both in terms of its timing as well as whether it would present a formal conflict of interest for city councilors to determine their own pay. Linehan told…
  • Shares of Burlington biotech Flexion drop after-hours due to FDA trial halt

    Don Seiffert
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:21 am
    Just two weeks after shares in the newly-public biotech firm Flexion Therapeutics spiked after surprise good news from the FDA, its shares fell 28 percent in after-hours trading Wednesday after the company said it’s temporarily halting a trial of its main drug due to safety concerns. After the close of markets Wednesday, the Burlington company said that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has placed a clinical hold on a 300-patient Phase 2b trial of its non-opioid, long-acting injected painkiller…
  • Logan Airport workers back card-check vote to unionize

    Craig Douglas
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:15 am
    Employees for 10 contractors at Logan International Airport voted by a 2-to-1 margin Wednesday in favor of unionizing, an opening salvo in what labor organizers said will be a campaign to seek better pay, working conditions and job security for their new members. However, as the Boston Globe reported Thursday, yesterday’s vote does not bind the 10 contractors in question to negotiate directly with unions; the election to join 32BJ SEIU was conducted by a so-called card-check process and not through…
  • Murtha Cullina names new managing partner

    Mary Moore
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:50 am
    Murtha Cullina LLP, a Connecticut-based law firm with a significant presence in Boston, has named Jennifer Morgan DelMonico as its new managing partner effective Jan. 1, the firm announced Wednesday. She replaces Elizabeth Stewart, who had been Murtha Cullina's managing partner since 2009. Stewart will remain with Murtha Cullina as a partner, the spokeswoman said. Delmonico's background as a lawyer is in trial law, representing defendants in tort and product liability cases and handling complex…
  • Gaming panel gave minimal weight to saving Suffolk's horse-racing jobs

    Jon Chesto
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:37 pm
    When Penn National competed with Cordish Cos. for the state’s sole slots parlor license in February, there was one big thing that gave Penn National the edge. Keeping horse racing alive. As the five commission members reported back to the group on their assessments of each of the three applicants— Raynham Park was a distant third — the benefits of keeping the Plainridge harness track open kept coming up, again and again. In the end, Penn National committed to maintaining the horse racing…
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  • 2014 NFL Betting Tips: Week 3

    Jerry DiStefano
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Week two of the NFL was a nice bounce back week for me. There were a couple big upsets with the New Orleans Saints falling to the Cleveland Browns in the final seconds of the game, and the Chicago Bears coming back from a 17-0 deficit to defeat the San Francisco 49ers. I went 3-1 picking games last week with my only slip up being the Tennessee Titans. The Bears, New England Patriots and New York Jets all covered its games. My record on the season is now an even 4-4, and we look to keep the trend of picking winners to continue in week three. No.1: Denver Broncos (+5) over the Seattle Seahawks…
  • Redraft King: Weekly Fantasy Football Advice for Week 3

    Jon Ellis
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:22 pm
    If the title of this article makes no sense to you, please review my earlier post, weekly fantasy strategy. My goal over the remaining 15 weeks of the NFL schedule is to provide insight to the best deals and values of weekly fantasy players. Typically you are allotted $50,000 in fake money to draft your weekly team. Divided among the typical 9 roster slots thats means on average you can spend $5,555 per player. However, if you use my advice and find some cheaper, or high upside options, then you will have more excess money to spend on top tier players. BEST VALUES QBs Tom Brady ($6,900)…
  • Why Watch the Red Sox? For the Real Clay Buchholz to Please Stand Up

    Nick Bohlen
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:32 pm
    In case you missed it, the Baltimore Orioles clinched their first division title since 1997 yesterday with a 8-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. It was pretty easy to miss because the Red Sox were eliminated from any sort of playoff contention weeks ago, and are so far back in the American League East (24 games, to be precise) that you need to squint through a pair of binoculars to see who’s in first. Nonetheless, the Patriots don’t play again until Sunday, so I’m going to put myself through an exercise in futility and try to justify why I’m watching the Red Sox in…
  • Why Aaron Dobson Could Hold the Key to the Patriots Offense

    Jon Lyons (@TheRealJonLyons)
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:32 pm
    Since trading Randy Moss early in the 2010, the one question that has persisted for the Patriots offense is the lack of a deep threat wide receiver. When New England drafted Aaron Dobson in 2013, they took a player they believed would solve that issue. He was inconsistent in a rookie campaign that saw him make big plays (81 yard touchdown catch vs. Pittsburgh) and some frustrating drops, especially early in the season. Despite averaging 14 yards a catch he was not a consistent game changer his rookie year. Dobson was also not on the field throughout 2013 as he had a foot injury that required…
  • Team USA Wins FIBA World Championship, Kyrie Irving Tournament MVP

    mhilperts
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:11 pm
    While there was really never any doubt that Team USA would ultimately win the tournament, there were in fact doubters (or devil’s advocates) who swore the Spanish squad could potentially defeat them, due to what they perceived as better big men on a more disciplined squad.  There was also the rhetoric coming out of these naysayers who claimed that Team USA would be misaligned by FIBA’s rules, due to its style of play that favors competition in the international game. Team Spain, made up of the truly formidable trio of Marc Gasol, Pau Gasol and Serge Ibaka, lost to France,…
 
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  • Hurley’s Picks: Super Bowl Rematch Highlights Week 3’s NFL Slate

    mfhurley
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    BOSTON (CBS) — It’s pretty crazy that almost one year ago, the shocking scandal that threatened the sanctity of the NFL involved a grown man being mean and rude to another grown man. It was just last November when the Richie Incognito “bullying” scandal dominated the news cycle, as media pundits and talk radio callers revolted against the lineman’s rude behavior, and it went on for weeks. The public relentlessly criticized the team and the league, and eventually Incognito was suspended. With all that’s going on this season, it sure seems like the NFL would…
  • Pirates Beat Red Sox 9-1

    deanreddington
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:33 pm
    Boston rookie centerfielder Rusney Castillo went 1 for 4 in his major league debut.
  • Cardinals RB Jonathan Dwyer Arrested On Assault Charges

    deanreddington
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:03 pm
    PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested Wednesday on aggravated assault charges in connection with two altercations at his home in July involving a woman and an 18-month-old child, the latest in a string of such cases involving NFL players. The Cardinals said they became aware of the situation on Wednesday and are cooperating with the investigation. Dwyer has been deactivated from all team activities. The NFL said the case will be reviewed under the league’s personal-conduct policy. One of the counts was “aggravated assault causing a…
  • 6 Types Of People In Your Fantasy Football League

    cbskapost
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:45 pm
    by @TaraLipinsky Over 35 million Americans play fantasy football every year.  And what do any of those folks have in common besides the love of football and gambling? Well, I can all but guarantee you they all have most or every single one of these types of players to deal with. Here are the six types of players you’ll find in your Fantasy League.  1. The Over-achiever He starts working on mock drafts two weeks after the Super Bowl.  He is an idiot savant regarding every stat and knows exactly who to handcuff with every first, second and even third round draft pick.
  • Felger & Mazz: September 17, 2014

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    17 Sep 2014 | 1:04 pm
    The Felger & Massarotti show from Wednesday September 17th.
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  • Rangers eliminate Oakland from AL West race; win fifth straight

    18 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    OAKLAND, Calif. – In a season full of embarrassment, the Texas Rangers on Wednesday saved themselves from one final humiliation. And got a little bit of long overdue revenge in the act.With a big ninth inning, the Rangers beat Oakland 6-1, eliminated the A’s from a threepeat as AL West champs and removed the possibility of having to watch the Los Angeles Angels celebrate the division title during a series this weekend. Oh, and they matched the season’s longest win streak with their fifth consecutive win.
  • Barry Bonds appeal heads back to court

    18 Sep 2014 | 2:54 am
    Nearly 11 years after Barry Bonds testified before a grand jury investigating the illegal distribution of performance-enhancing drugs, a group of judges will hear arguments on whether baseball's career home-run leader should have his obstruction of justice conviction thrown out.
  • Cardinals quick to deactivate Jonathan Dwyer after arrest

    18 Sep 2014 | 1:20 am
    PHOENIX — The Arizona Cardinals say they first learned of the domestic abuse accusations against backup running back Jonathan Dwyer on Wednesday afternoon.By evening, citing "the serious nature of these allegations," the team had deactivated Dwyer from all team activities.The quick reaction came with the backdrop of intense criticism of the NFL's handling of a spate of such cases.
  • Angels beat Mariners 5-0, win AL West title

    17 Sep 2014 | 11:56 pm
    ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Los Angeles Angels spent an hour after their shutout victory over Seattle waiting in the clubhouse, their eyes glued to televisions while the Oakland Athletics blew a ninth-inning lead.When the A's were finally finished, the Angels roared up the tunnel and onto their home field, goggles in place and champagne bottles in hand.After a five-year wait and a few more minutes on ice, the Angels are AL West champions again.
  • Doolittle blows save, A's lose 6-1 to Rangers

    17 Sep 2014 | 11:38 pm
    OAKLAND, Calif. — Sean Doolittle sat in a chair staring at his locker inside a quiet clubhouse before searching for the words to explain the Oakland Athletics' latest meltdown.Doolittle allowed a three-run homer to J.P. Arencibia during a six-run ninth inning, and the A's lost 6-1 to the last-place Texas Rangers on Wednesday night."Right now, it really hurts," Doolittle said. "But it doesn't do you any good, it doesn't do your team any good, to sit and mope and sulk and feel sorry for yourself."
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  • Shame On You For Not Having an Opinion!

    17 Sep 2014 | 10:38 am
    I don’t know about you, but I’m a little sick of opinions. They may be repackaged these days as #HOTSPORTZTAKES but really in many instances, they’re just a way to justify saying something stupid. Wait, did I just give my opinion? Oh well. The NFL is a mess. That much is obvious. What is also obvious is that the media will insert themselves into the narrative for their own gain. This is not breaking news. We’ll get pieces threatening to stop watching the NFL. (Hi Adam Kaufman!) which, when I see, only makes me hope this means they’ll actually stop writing and…
  • Shame On You For Not Having an Opinion!

    17 Sep 2014 | 10:38 am
    I don’t know about you, but I’m a little sick of opinions. They may be repackaged these days as #HOTSPORTZTAKES but really in many instances, they’re just a way to justify saying something stupid. Wait, did I just give my opinion? Oh well. The NFL is a mess. That much is obvious. What is also obvious is that the media will insert themselves into the narrative for their own gain. This is not breaking news. We’ll get pieces threatening to stop watching the NFL. (Hi Adam Kaufman!) which, when I see, only makes me hope this means they’ll actually stop writing and…
  • Shame On You For Not Having an Opinion!

    17 Sep 2014 | 10:38 am
    I don’t know about you, but I’m a little sick of opinions. They may be repackaged these days as #HOTSPORTZTAKES but really in many instances, they’re just a way to justify saying something stupid. Wait, did I just give my opinion? Oh well. The NFL is a mess. That much is obvious. What is also obvious is that the media will insert themselves into the narrative for their own gain. This is not breaking news. We’ll get pieces threatening to stop watching the NFL. (Hi Adam Kaufman!) which, when I see, only makes me hope this means they’ll actually stop writing and…
  • Shame On You For Not Having an Opinion!

    17 Sep 2014 | 10:38 am
    I don’t know about you, but I’m a little sick of opinions. They may be repackaged these days as #HOTSPORTZTAKES but really in many instances, they’re just a way to justify saying something stupid. Wait, did I just give my opinion? Oh well. The NFL is a mess. That much is obvious. What is also obvious is that the media will insert themselves into the narrative for their own gain. This is not breaking news. We’ll get pieces threatening to stop watching the NFL. (Hi Adam Kaufman!) which, when I see, only makes me hope this means they’ll actually stop writing and…
  • NESN Hires Guerin Austin As Bruins Rink-Side Reporter

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    From NESN: September 15, 2014 – NESN, New England’s most watched sports network, announced today that Guerin Austin (@GuerinAustin) will join the network as a reporter/anchor/host. She will begin her tenure at NESN serving as the network’s Bruins rink-side reporter and doing features on NESN Sports Today and NESN Live. Austin’s portfolio of experience includes five years in Washington, D.C., where she served as host of Caps Red Line, a weekly behind-the-scenes look at the Capitals airing on the NHL Network, and as a morning host/reporter at the FOX affiliate in Richmond, VA. She also…
 
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  • Thrice's Daily Download-Raising Next Gen Children, With Or Without Big Brother.

    FreedomizerRadio
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Tonight's episode hits a personal note with the host Thrice. After being sick and then having his second son, He is back on the air to bring an interesting perspective on parenting advice. Check out this episode to find out fun tips  and pationate opinion on how we can teach our children to become the future. Not just with technology, but with spirituality. Let's raise the next generation, without Big Brother.    Air times: Wed-Fri THIS WEEk ONLY!!!    Support our efforts by Joining our live chat and listen at FreedomizerRadio.com  A ground-breaking, unique internet radio station. …
  • The Strain "Loved Ones" - Season 1 EP 10 - TV Review

    iWatchMike
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Mike of iWatchMike.com and Jesus of ThisFunktional.com sit and chat the latest episode of THE STRAIN. It was a GREAT day for Jesus and MIke. They finally got their wish. Question is...will this be used against the group...better yet...will it be used against Eph? A plane lands at John F. Kennedy International Airport with the lights off and doors sealed. Epidemiologist Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll) and his team are sent to investigate. On board they find 206 corpses and four survivors. The situation deteriorates when all the bodies disappear from the morgue. Goodweather and a small…
  • BLACK SATIN RADIO PRESENTS: POETRY IN PARIS W/ KERRY B & QUEEN DAPOETESS

    BLACK SATIN RADIO LIVE
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:00 pm
    It's the another segment of Black Satin's new collaboration show POETRY IN PAIRS!  Hosted by Queen Da Poetess and Kerry B: An Artist With Words ofB.Royalty: Tag Team of Poetry!! Collabs are welcome! Individual pieces are welcome! Let's get this party started!! Black Satin Radio, (646) 478-4196, is an internet-based station devoted to the art of words in the forms of poetry, music, and books. The station is dedicated to the creative works within the scope of these genres. 
  • RUNNIN OFF AT THE MOUTH

    48179
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:00 pm
    "Running off the mouth' is a hilarous talk radio show hosted by Nafeesha Pasha aka Flawless Darapchick  featuring exclusive interviews, the best old & new school music, & the hottest topics of today. Call in to 646 478 4069 to listen from your phone or log on to www.blogtalkradio.com every Wednesday from 9pm-10:30pm. Read more: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/48179/2014/08/21/running-off-at-the-mouth-talk-radio-show#ixzz3BdpF9XDh
  • Episode 85: Nothing in this podcast should be construed as legal advice

    Amazin Avenue Audio
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:00 pm
    In the "We should really be watching Jacob deGrom instead" edition, Jeffrey and Greg made the mistake of scheduling their host segments while Jacob deGrom was breaking records and stuff. So get ready for short and disjointed commentary on the Mets dashed playoff dreams, stompgate, and how being a Mets fan is kind of icky now. Fortunately we have a couple guests to do the heavy lifting. First, Jay Jaffe of SI.com talks about various Mets Hall of Fame cases. When will Mike Piazza get in? Will David Wright get in? And is there any hope for John Olerud? Then, Jason Wojciechowski of Beaneball and…
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  • Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on 2016: ‘If I run, I will run to win’

    Editor - Political News
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:39 am
    Fresh off his 2016 fact-finding trip to Iowa, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders says if he runs for president, it will be for one reason. “If I run, I will run to win,” Sanders, 73, said Tuesday at a CNN/National Journal event in Washington, D.C., dismissing the notion that his interest is to play spoiler for Hillary Clinton’s potential bid for the Democratic nomination. “I can’t walk down the street without being asked about Hillary,” the self-proclaimed “democratic socialist” and longest-serving independent member of Congress said. “If I…
  • Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on 2016: ‘If I run, I will run to win’

    Editor - Political News
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:39 am
    Fresh off his 2016 fact-finding trip to Iowa, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders says if he runs for president, it will be for one reason. “If I run, I will run to win,” Sanders, 73, said Tuesday at a CNN/National Journal event in Washington, D.C., dismissing the notion that his interest is to play spoiler for Hillary Clinton’s potential bid for the Democratic nomination. “I can’t walk down the street without being asked about Hillary,” the self-proclaimed “democratic socialist” and longest-serving independent member of Congress said. “If I…
  • Biden apologizes for ‘Shylocks’ gaffe, visits Iowa

    Editor - Political News
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:38 am
    How To Dress Well – How To Dress Well HOW TO DRESS WELL BIO Since the release of his debut album Love Remains in 2010, Tom Krell – AKA How to Dress Well – has crafted a reputation as one of America’s most original, focused and beguiling young songwriters. Merging ever surprising production choices and aesthetic detail with a sensual but sincere RB influence and a deep, grounded emotionality, Krell has steadily established himself as one of the most influential figures in contemporary experimental pop music and a new How to Dress Well release has become something of an…
  • Biden apologizes for ‘Shylocks’ gaffe, visits Iowa

    Editor - Political News
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:38 am
    How To Dress Well – How To Dress Well HOW TO DRESS WELL BIO Since the release of his debut album Love Remains in 2010, Tom Krell – AKA How to Dress Well – has crafted a reputation as one of America’s most original, focused and beguiling young songwriters. Merging ever surprising production choices and aesthetic detail with a sensual but sincere RB influence and a deep, grounded emotionality, Krell has steadily established himself as one of the most influential figures in contemporary experimental pop music and a new How to Dress Well release has become something of an…
  • San Francisco lawmaker says he takes anti-HIV drug, urges wider use

    Editor - Political News
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:36 am
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – An openly gay San Francisco lawmaker went public on Wednesday with his daily use of a highly effective HIV-prevention drug and urged more at-risk city dwellers to do the same. Scott Wiener, a member of the city’s Board of Supervisors, said in an op-ed published by the Huffington Post that he takes Truvada, in an effort to raise awareness about the drug’s benefits. The pill, part of a therapy called pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP, can cut the likelihood of HIV infection for those at high risk by as much as 92 percent if taken daily, according to…
 
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  • Tom Brady Disappoints Time.com

    Alec Shane
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Apparently, Tom Brady and the Patriots are launching yet another diabolical scheme. This is a first for me. I'd like to think that we as Patriots fans are all well past the point where we're willing to entertain SpyGate references as anything but what they actually are: troll jobs from those fans/media members who absolutely love to hate the Pats and will be beating SpyGate into the ground for the rest of their lives. And to be honest, I totally get it; hating on good teams is fun, and when you have a gem like SpyGate to cling to in association with a franchise that makes you seethe, you can…
  • NFL-NFLPA Change Steroid Policy: Will Not Affect the Patriots

    Richard Hill
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    The league has updated it stance on performance enhancing substances, but the changes won't have an immediate effect on the Patriots. The NFL and the NFL Players Association have come to terms on an updated Performance Enhancing Substance policy. Key changes include immediate HGH testing, a new appeal policy, and new reactions to stimulants during the off-season. You can read the changes here. The change of note should be the following: Players who test positive for banned stimulants in the off-season will no longer be suspended. Instead, the player will be referred to the substance abuse…
  • Exclusive Interview: Devin McCourty Tackling Sickle Cell

    Richard Hill
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    The Patriots have a true leader in Devin McCourty, both on and off of the fied. He has championed a cause that is near and dear to his heart. Never forget that there will always be great men in the National Football League. Players who love to help others, those who have great causes to support, and those that are truly wonderful and caring people off the field. The Patriots have one such leader in Devin McCourty. The former first round defensive back has been a fantastic member of the New England community since he entered the league in 2010. He was named a team captain in 2011 and has been…
  • New England Patriots Links 9/17/14 - Offensive Woes: A Matter of Trust or Game Plan?

    Marima
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:03 am
    Daily News and Links for 9/17/14 TEAM TALK Game Preview: Patriots vs. Raiders. Broadcast info, series history, team connections and who to watch for on both sides of the ball. Paul Perillo details the Devin McCourty interception and return to the Minnesota 1 that changed the momentum of the game. Erik Scalavino tackles this week's Ask PFW Mailbag: Does Brady not trust his receivers? Conference Call Transcripts: Bill Belichick - Josh McDaniels - Matt Patricia. Patriots Today - Targeting Oakland. (2.18 min. video) Totally Patriots - Jamie Collins outside the helmet. (1.34 min. video) Totally…
  • Four Patriots Nominated for Hall of Fame

    Alec Shane
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    The initial list of Hall of Fame nominees is out, and there are a few familiar faces on it. Along with the start of the 2014 season comes the beginning of the official selection process for The Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2015. And the first step in that process is compiling an initial list of 113 modern-era nominees who will be evaluated by a 46-person committee for their on-field achievements and overall legacies. Towards the middle of October, the top 25 players from this list will be selected to move on to the next round as the committee ultimately whittles its list down to seven…
 
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  • Paw Prints – The Daily UConn Huskies Roundup – 9/16/14

    Ian
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:09 am
    Paw Prints is our daily look at the happenings for the UConn Huskies football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball teams as well as the other sports the student-athletes engage in. We will do our best to bring you the links from all of the media that covers the Huskies on a DAILY basis. Thank you for stopping by and making SOX & Dawgs your home for UConn Huskies news. To open the links up in a new tab or window, use Control+click UConn Football links Video: No Regrets For Former UConn QB Casey Cochran [sox & dawgs] Video: Casey Cochran Talks About His Role As A Coach…
  • UConn/Temple Kickoff Time For September 27 Set

    Ian
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:36 pm
    ESPN and the American Athletic Conference announced on Monday the game time and television network for the game between the UConn Huskies and Temple Owls at Rentschler Field on Saturday, September 27, 2014. The game will kickoff at 4 p.m. and the game will be televised nationally on ESPNews.
  • UConn’s Kevin Ollie To Be Honored With Ray Meyer College Coach Of Year Award

    Ian
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:17 pm
    Head coach Kevin Ollie of the Connecticut Huskies acknowledges the crowd after defeating the Kentucky Wildcats 60-54 in the NCAA Men’s Final Four Championship at AT&T Stadium on April 7, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. This in from UConn: UConn men’s basketball coach Kevin Ollie, who guided the Huskies to the 2014 NCAA National Championship in just his second season as head coach, will be honored Wednesday as “The Ray Meyer College Coach of the Year” by the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. It is the seventh year that the organization has honored the NCAA Champion coach…
  • Video: Casey Cochran Talks About His Role As A Coach For UConn

    Ian
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    UConn QB Casey Cochran (12) drops back to pass in the second quarter on August 29, 2014 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, CT With his playing career over, former UConn Huskies QB Casey Cochran has embraced his new role as a head coach. He’ll have different responsibilities with the team as they move forward this season but he’ll still be that leader and one that guys can turn to for help. Watch below as Cochran explains his role as well as UConn head coach Bob Diaco and QB Tim Boyle assessing his coaching skills in his first game last Saturday against Boise State. photo…
  • Video: No Regrets For Former UConn QB Casey Cochran

    Ian
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:55 pm
    Former UConn QB and now undergraduate assistant coach Casey Cochran looks on during the fourth quarter against Boise State at Rentschler Field on Saturday, September 13, 2014. Former UConn Huskies QB, now undergraduate assistant coach, Casey Cochran didn’t have to speak with the media in regards to his decision to quit football due to concussions. But he did it anyways. That’s just the type of guy Cochran is. He’s always been open with the media and that was evident during his almost 15 minute session for those who stuck around well after the regular weekly press conference…
 
 
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  • A Prescription for the Achilles Heel of Healthcare IT

    Zia Agha
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:50 pm
    Zia Agha What keeps doctors from sleeping at night? Electronic Health Records (EHRs). More specifically, the “homework” these essential-but-sometimes-inefficient systems generate is enough to cause nightmares. In a recent study that observed physician behavior, primary care providers spent 40 percent of their patient visit time focused on their computer screens, clicking and scrolling through the patient’s EHR. For those who did manage to focus more attention on their patients, EHR-related work often overflowed beyond the clinic: “I sit down and work usually until midnight,” said an…
  • End Your Year Right: Xconomy’s Tech Agenda 2015, Dec. 2

    Curt Woodward
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:12 pm
    Curt Woodward If the cooler days and earlier sunsets weren’t enough of a clue, the flurry of tech-company product announcements should really seal the deal: time is running out on 2014. And if you’re not careful, it’s easy to wind up with a headful of spin, hype, and just plain nonsense. We’re here to help. On Dec. 2, Xconomy is convening an all-star group of experts from the most dynamic sectors of the economy to deliver a bottom-line, must-have review of the year in innovation. They’ll also deliver big, bold predictions for the most important trends and…
  • CyPhy Works Lands Military Deal For “Pocket Drone”

    Martin LaMonica
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    Martin LaMonica CyPhy Works has been awarded a contract with the Air Force to build a small drone for search-and-rescue operations, its second military contract. The Danvers, MA-based company said today that it will design and test the Extreme Access Pocket Flyer, a drone that’s about 7 inches by 7 inches wide and few inches thick. That makes it small enough to be easily carried by military personnel, who could use it to look for bombs without getting out of a vehicle. The Pocket Flyer takes advantage of CyPhy Works’ core innovation: a fiber optic tether that allows the operator to…
  • Former Barnes & Noble CEO Goes Long on Smart Home

    Martin LaMonica
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:27 am
    Martin LaMonica The smart home is a product category marked by hype and unfulfilled promises. Now, entrepreneurs and investors think improved technology will get consumers to finally bite on home automation. Earlier this month, Savant Systems said it raised $90 million from private equity firm Kohler Kravis Roberts (KKR) to expand its product line and ramp up marketing. The deal is the latest sign that technology companies believe they can make home automation appeal to middle-class consumers with cheaper hardware and user-friendly apps. The CEO of Savant Systems is William Lynch, the former…
  • Spurned by Salesforce, HubSpot Aims for Revenge with Sales Software

    Curt Woodward
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:19 am
    Curt Woodward A little more than a year ago, Salesforce announced it was paying $2.5 billion to acquire marketing software company ExactTarget. It was the largest in a string of buyouts meant to make Salesforce more competitive in digital marketing, giving it more ammunition against huge names like SAP, Oracle, IBM, and Microsoft. Analysts praised the deal, saying Salesforce was filling a major gap in its product lineup. Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff said the purchase was evidence of his commitment “to become No. 1 in marketing.” “We needed to do something of consequence and we needed to…
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  • Noodles and Company Restaurant Review and Dinner for 4 Gift Card Giveaway

    Keriannot
    24 Aug 2014 | 5:12 am
    When you have kids, a dinner out in a time crunch doesn’t always have to be a not so healthy drive-thru option. Sometimes the thought of entering a nice sit-down restaurant with waitstaff service isn’t viable either because at least when my son is hungry, he’s totally happy and then all of a sudden he’s in major meltdown mode. Then you are screaming at each other to just find food, while your kid wants macaroni and cheese, but you’d like Chinese and your husband wants Indian food. I was recently hosted for dinner with a few other bloggers at Noodles and Company…
  • LEGO Batman Batcave Adventure (Giveaway)

    Keriannot
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:06 pm
    Guess what!?! DC Super Hero character Batman is now featured in LEGO Duplo sets like this one, the LEGO Batman Batcave Adventure! LEGO Duplo sets are recommended for kids ages 2-5, given that they include larger pieces with more simplified directions. After children build the Batcave, Batman, complete with his blue cape and mask, can fire the Batarang from his Batwing to defeat and capture Catwoman! Within 15 minutes or so Gavin had the Batcave ready, with only a little bit of help. Gavin was enthralled with using the pulley, but  I myself  had my share of fun using the Batarang to knock…
  • University Games Board Game Inventor Contest (Giveaway)

    Keriannot
    12 Aug 2014 | 5:58 pm
    Disclosure: I will be provided with the Sort It Out Jr. game from University Games to review and another for this giveaway. Any opinions are my own. No other compensation has been received. Last minute summer project alert! Do you have children ages 5-12 who have great ideas? University Games is a sponsor in the 22nd annual National Young Game Inventors Contest. If your child has an idea for a new board game, they can submit it in a contest and have a chance for it to be included part of the new University Games 2015 lineup.  Grand Prize Winner of the National Young Game Inventors Contest…
  • Britax Pioneer 70 High Back Booster Seat Review

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

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

    adamg
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:53 pm
    State Police report troopers patrolling the lower level of Terminal C around 1 p.m. were approached by concerned citizens who'd just spotted a man drive up to a curbside trash can, put two containers in it and then drive away. State Police Troopers and [bomb squad] technicians immediately responded, recovered two small containers from a trash can and secured and removed them from the area. The State Police continue to investigate the incident, but after speaking with the suspect do not believe there was any malicious or criminal intent, or that there was ever any threat to public safety.
  • Man stabbed on Ashmont Street in Dorchester

    adamg
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:34 pm
    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 21:00Around 9 p.m., possibly near Burt Street. Police are looking for three Hispanic males in their late teens or early 20s, all about 5'10", two wearing ball caps and one yellow clothing. Free tagging: KnivesNeighborhoods: DorchesterTopics: Crime
  • Grizzled political observer moving south

    adamg
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:31 pm
    David Bernstein, formerly of the Phoneix and currently of Boston Magazine, reports: Big personal news to relate: after the November election I am moving to Richmond, VA, where my wife is starting an exciting new job. I expect to still write and comment about Massachusetts politics beyond 2014, and am pleased to say that Boston Magazine and WGBH have expressed interest in finding continuing roles for me.
  • Another fatal collision between a bicyclist and a garbage truck, in Malden

    adamg
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:06 pm
    NECN reports the fatal crash happened on Lynn Street. Linuxlibrarian reports it happened around 4:45 p.m. near the Rte. 60 movie theater.
  • Red Line plays Godot; riders call it a dumb show

    adamg
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:36 pm
    The faces say it all. Aubrey Bracco captures the mood at Park. Who knows why the Red Line lurched to a halt and wheezed its last this afternoon? At some point, it just ceased to matter. Riders crammed into stations waiting for trains that wheezed into stations so crammed the crammed riders on the platform could not cram into the crammed trains, which then slowly, ever so slowly crammedly made their way to the next crammed station, where the next futile door openings occurred.
 
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  • OMB Audio: Local Edition #21 Audio Newscast Series

    RadioView
    13 Sep 2014 | 6:19 pm
    Dave Goodman This is number 21 in our continuing “Local Edition” series of newscasts sponsored by Open Media Boston and the WMBR Radio News Department.
  • SNN: Will Somerville Divest from Fossil Fuel Companies?

    Elijah Kaplan
    13 Sep 2014 | 6:18 pm
    Elijah Kaplan SOMERVILLE, Mass. – Despite a unanimous resolution from the Board of Aldermen calling for institutions to divest from fossil fuel companies, the Somerville Retirement Board won’t be moving forward on the issue just yet.
  • SNN: Work Hard on Sick Time

    Elijah Kaplan
    13 Sep 2014 | 6:17 pm
    Elijah Kaplan, Somerville Neighborhood News SOMERVILLE, Mass. – Across Somerville and other Massachusetts communities, labor and community activists, mothers and fathers are knocking on doors and ringing bells, trying to convince their neighbors to vote “Yes” on Question 4 on Election Day.
  • Warming Up to Solar and the "Energy Transition"

    superuser
    12 Sep 2014 | 11:38 am
    Dave BurtThe energy transition. The words roll off the tongue, but what does it really mean ? Is it possible to move towards an economy based on renewable energy and to cool down global warming ? The prospects for a new energy economy are growing, but old patterns of thought and practice around the energy industry are hindering this growth. Investment in solar and wind has gone way up in the last 5 years. It doesn't seem too long ago that these were seen as "boutique" energy provisions, nothing that would really get funded.
  • Arts Op-Ed: AIB Alum Records Final Prayers of Ancient Pilgrim Trail in Tibet, and Discovers Basic Facts of Life in the Process

    superuser
    11 Sep 2014 | 9:15 pm
    Aaron Lish 8/31/14 “How long have pilgrims been traveling around Kailash, the holy mountain which serves as the religious center of the universe for billions of people? The answer is lost in antiquity, before the dawn of Hinduism, Jainism or Buddhism.
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  • MA Bay Transport Authority Police Officers Injured in Crash

    Tom Kiley
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:56 am
    Two Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority police officers were injured in a Boston car accident when a vehicle crashed into their motorcycles. According to a NECN news report, the motorcycle crash occurred at Antrim and Bennington Streets in Boston. Officials say a 69-year-old woman from Winthrop crashed into the motorcycles with her vehicle. A 37-year-old male officer with eight years on the force sustained multiple injuries including a broken leg that required surgery. The other victim, a 29-year-old officer with three years on the force, required treatment at Boston Medical Center.
  • Boston Bus Accident Injures 20

    Tom Kiley
    8 Sep 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Officials believe a driver was under the influence of drugs when he crashed his Ford 500 sedan into an MBTA bus in Boston injuring up to 20 people. According to a news report in The Boston Globe, the bus accident occurred on North Main Street near Waldo Street in Randolph the morning of September 2. Officials say a man with a history of drunk driving drove his Ford across the double yellow lines before crashing into the front of the bus. None of the victims appear to have sustained life-threatening injuries, but many complained of neck and back injuries. The 30-year-old Franklin driver faces…
  • Pedestrian Killed in Cambridge Crash

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

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

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