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Mass. Gov. Baker Nominates Susan Sard Tierney to the Barnstable Probate and Family Court

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- This week, Mass. Governor Charlie Baker nominated Susan Sard Tierney, a Probate and Family Court Judge assigned to the Suffolk Division of the Probate and Family Court, to the Barnstable Probate and Family Court. Judge Tierney had been a Barnstable County family practitioner for almost two decades before being nominated by Governor Baker in May of 2017 and confirmed by the Governor’s Council in June of that year.
Governor Baker Releases Fiscal Year 2019 Budget

Mass. Governor Baker Releases Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Proposal with $40.9 Billion Budget

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- This past week, the Baker-Polito Administration filed its Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) budget proposal, a $40.9 billion spending plan that invests historic funding levels for local communities, provides tax relief to working families, and increases funding for education, substance misuse, and mental health services.

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Institute for Global Innovation

Institute for Global Innovation announces 2019 Awards for Neural Networks, AI and VR apps for Sustainability

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- For four years, governments, private industry, and academia have striven to find effective solutions for the 17 Sustainable Development Goals as defined by the U.N. at the 2015 Plenary Session in New York. Now a new approach is being pioneered by the Institute for Global Innovation, a worldwide NGO which seeks to scour the globe for the most efficient technologies to solve these challenges, according to IGI Directors Soani Gunawan, Amy Chang, and John Toomey.
Bindable and EPIC

Bindable and EPIC announce investment round with Motive Partners and Wafra

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Bindable, an insurance technology company whose goal is to transform the affinity distribution of insurance, today announced an investment from EPIC Holdings, the corporate parent overseeing investments across the entire EPIC platform, including EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, and a Wafra advised fund, in conjunction with Motive Partners, a global private equity firm focused on investing in financial technology companies.
Southwick's Zoo Winter Wonderland

Southwick’s Zoo in Mendon, Mass. announces new 2018 Winter Wonderland event and community outreach program

MENDON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Southwick’s Zoo is excited to announce their new 2018-19 Winter Wonderland event and community outreach program. We are eager to give back to our communities by offering visitors to our Winter Wonderland event a $5 discount on admission for bringing an unwrapped toy, canned good or non-perishable item.
Ndex Systems

Ndex Systems announces breakthrough in consolidating data for reporting to clients on investment and fixed indexed annuity accounts

BOSTON, Mass./Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Ndex Systems today announced the launch of a major enhancement in its ability to generate consolidated reports for portfolios that include indexed annuities and insurance accounts.
iTrinegy

iTrinegy Showcases New 10G Virtual Appliance at VMworld Europe 2018

WALTHAM, Mass. and BARCELONA, Spain /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- iTrinegy, the Virtual Test Network Specialists, announced at VMworld Europe today, the availability of 10G capable versions of its Flex Network Emulator range. These latest additions will enable enterprises to scale their Virtual Test Environments with a highly realistic replica of real-world networks in which they can verify application performance and have confidence that changes to existing, or the addition of new services, are fit for purpose.
Levy Konigsberg LLP

Levy Konigsberg LLP Wins $43.1M Lung Cancer Verdict in Boston for Tobacco and Asbestos Exposure Case

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- On October 12, 2018, a jury in Boston awarded $43.1 million dollars in a historic lung cancer trial involving both tobacco and asbestos claims. The case began in June of 2015 when Levy Konigsberg LLP, and its co-counsel Shepard Law, filed the case on behalf of Louis E. Summerlin and his wife Joanna M. Summerlin, against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company ("Reynolds"), Philip Morris USA, Inc. ("Philip Morris") and numerous companies who manufactured and sold asbestos-containing products with which Mr. Summerlin worked as a brake mechanic.

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