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Smart Hive offers its premium HIVE platform free to U.S. State and Local Governments allowing them to defend as one
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Smart Hive has announced that it will be offering the premium version of its platform for free, allowing state and local government to team up and defend as one. What Waze does for traffic Smart Hive does for cybersecurity.
Beyond Benign Receives Grant from MilliporeSigma to Support Green Chemistry Education at Universities
WILMINGTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Green chemistry education nonprofit Beyond Benign has received a grant from life science company MilliporeSigma to develop laboratory resources for universities. The life science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany operates as MilliporeSigma in the U.S. and Canada.
Baker-Polito Administration Outlines Mass. COVID-19 Surge Modeling, Response Efforts To Boost Hospital Capacity
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- On Thursday, the Baker-Polito Administration’s COVID-19 Response Command Center outlined projections related to the anticipated surge of COVID-19 cases in the Commonwealth. The projections are the result of the Command Center’s work with medical experts to complete modeling of the outbreak in Massachusetts.
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Edgewood Healthcare Advisors, a division of EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, announced that Dan Joyal has joined the Boston healthcare team as a Vice President.
Baker-Polito Administration Awards Nearly $1M To Promote Healthy Relationships Among Youth in Massachusetts
PITTSFIELD, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- As part of Massachusetts’ continuing efforts to prevent sexual assault and teen dating violence, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito today announced nearly $1 million in grant funding to five organization partnerships across the Commonwealth working to promote healthy relationships among youth.
Lift and Care Systems Offers an Annual Inspection Program for Group Homes, Day Programs and Care Centers
LAKEVILLE, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Durable medical equipment such as ceiling lift systems and other patient transfer devices, pool lifts, chair lifts for stairs and platform lifts for group homes, day programs and care centers get a lot of use - a lot more use than your average residential home installation, says Lift & Care Systems.
Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates Enactment Of $1M In Security Funding For Massachusetts Religious, Community Institutions
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito this week (1.6.20) joined legislators, religious leaders and advocates for a ceremonial signing of key sections of the recently-enacted supplemental budget that will triple the funding available this year to help Massachusetts houses of worship and other nonprofit groups enhance their security against hate crimes and terrorist attacks.
Baker-Polito Administration Files $74.2M Budget Bill for 2020 to Address Massachusetts Infrastructure Needs
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- The Baker-Polito Administration on Jan. 3, 2010 filed a $74.2 million supplemental budget bill to address ongoing critical funding needs, including $18 million to support MBTA infrastructure and safety investments, $10 million for school improvements and $4.2 million for investments in clean drinking water.
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Carpe Diem Technologies, Inc. (Carpe Diem) has signed an exclusive license agreement with the University of Minnesota for the commercialization of breakthrough printed electronics technology. The technology is called SCALE (Self-aligned Capillarity-Assisted Lithography for Electronics), and is particularly suitable for printing on flexible substrates, such as paper and plastic.
SOMERVILLE, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Fly Together Fitness, the first pole fitness and dance studio in Somerville is open for business with classes starting on December 9. A local small business owned and operated by eleven women united by their passion for the sport, Fly Together Fitness offers Somerville and greater Boston residents a fun new fitness alternative to traditional gym workouts.
WEYMOUTH, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- "It Happened In Boston" (ISBN: 978-1733084703), a new children's board book introducing the history of Boston to young readers, is also the first in a series by Weymouth-based Great Pond Press, a publisher of books specifically created to interest children in history from a very young age.
BROCKTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- At Moduline Cabinets, we specialize in custom cabinet solutions and offer products that help our customers transform their home and garage by providing unique, high-quality military-grade aluminum cabinets, toolboxes, and accessories.
BROCKTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Whether it is for a cargo or a utility van or a trailer, Moduline Cabinets has van upfit solutions that will help maximize space in a way that promotes efficiency and functionality in work vans and vehicles. Finding tools amidst disorganization is a pain that is easily solvable with Moduline Cabinets' van upfits. Transform the company's work van, trailer, or other vehicle into an efficient workspace.
RYPOS ULETRU Filters Successfully Applied to Thermoking Engine Transportation Refrigeration Unit Models
FRANKLIN, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- RYPOS, Inc., developer, and manufacturer of advanced, exhaust filtration systems is pleased to announce the successful completion of the application engineering effort to fit their standard Ultra Low Emission Transport Refrigeration Unit Filter system to the CarrierX4 and Thermoking C650 series refrigeration units. These models use a less than 25 horsepower engine that has a seven-year emission compliance life in California.
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Gluten-Free New England, LLC presents their first Greater Boston expo on Sunday, October 27, 2019, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Boston Marriott Burlington in Burlington, Mass. The event includes 75 gluten-free vendors as well as food trucks, cooking demos and educational seminars.
Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker Declares Public Health Emergency, Announces 4-Month Ban on Sale of Vape Products
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Today, Mass. Governor Charlie Baker declared a public health emergency in response to confirmed and suspected cases of severe lung disease associated with the use of e-cigarettes and marijuana vaping products in the Commonwealth.
The Learning Center for the Deaf Outpatient Audiology Clinic in Massachusetts Welcomes MassHealth Members
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- The outpatient Audiology Clinic at The Learning Center for the Deaf has been credentialed as a MassHealth provider, increasing access to their comprehensive audiological and hearing aid services for children and adults.
Brain Assessment Research Center Launches US division (BrainARC-America) headed by leading Neuroscience experts
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Brain ARC Chur Switzerland partners with Sadar Psychological Services (Philadelphia) and Boston NeuroDynamics (Boston) to launch Brain ARC America, in order to bring more cutting edge evaluations to improve treatment for common brain disorders and a myriad of other issues such as including how to improve your brain to increase its efficiency in everyday life.
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- An analysis of multiple online rating sources has shed light as to whom Boston-area plastic surgical patients consider the area's top plastic surgeon. According to actual patient ratings gathered from five different rating platforms, Dr. Jeffery Spiegel, of The Spiegel Center, was ranked as the area's top plastic surgeon.
CS Recitations, a Coding School Start-Up for Kids, Finds Success in Massachusetts, Opens New Location in Natick
NATICK, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- CS Recitations, a start-up coding school for kids and teens, announces the opening of a new location on Michigan Drive in Natick. What started in 2017 as a modest one-room school aimed at providing computer science classes to local students has doubled enrollment every year, leading to the opening of a new, larger facility this September.
BROCKTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Leading military-grade aluminum cabinet manufacturer, Moduline Cabinets, launched a redesigned website to provide a better user experience. The newly designed website features a re-brand of Moduline Cabinets' logo and color theme, as well as enhancements that include easier navigation and improvements to page speed and design for the shop, product, and information pages.
Factory Collision & Restoration Earns Official Certification and Prestigious Top Automaker Recognition
WEYMOUTH, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Factory Collision & Restoration has been officially Certified by Assured Performance, a non-profit consumer advocacy organization for maintaining the right tools, equipment, training and facilities necessary to repair the participating Automaker brand vehicles according to the manufacturer's specifications.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Following a meeting with state officials at the Massachusetts Office of Business Development (MOBD), the Massachusetts Center for Employee Ownership (MassCEO) is pleased to announce it has secured $50,000 in state funding for its annual operating budget.
FORESTDALE, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- SunRa Solar, Inc. adds battery storage as an option for new solar energy system installations and as a retrofit for existing systems. The company is responding to the needs of Massachusetts homeowners to overcome reliability concerns.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- More than a quarter of people in America's public places are somehow occupied with digital devices. That's according to a new visual survey by The Technoskeptic. The magazine examined behavior at various urban crossroads across the country, categorizing different modes of digital distraction. The results make up the cover story of their summer issue, available nationally beginning June 24.
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Keto and Co, maker of the #1 best-selling brownie mix on Amazon, announces the launch of its grocery wholesale program. With this expansion, Keto and Co will bring its popular line of delicious, delightfully low-carb foods right to the grocery store shelf.
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- The Lupus Research Alliance has awarded its 2019 Lupus Insight Prize to Ignacio Sanz, MD, for discovering that certain little-understood immune system cells are a major source of the harmful proteins that promote lupus symptoms. His work could spark new treatments for the disease and help doctors determine which patients could benefit from current drugs.
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- HomeWiz, an HVAC and electrical service company based in Belmont, Massachusetts, is pleased to announce that the company is now licensed in New Hampshire and Maine, and will begin to serve residential customers in the Greater New Hampshire and Southern Maine Seacoast area.
PRINCETON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Cornerstone Ranch, Princeton, MA with land in Rutland, celebrates summer serving up delicious local, premium ice cream, pony rides, horse drawn rides, farm tours, and trail rides. New expansion features ice cream flavors named after horses!
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Join the Boston Bruins at the liveliest lupus walk Boston has ever seen! The lupus community will gather for the Lupus Research Alliance (LRA) Boston "Walk with Us to Cure Lupus" 9 a.m., Saturday, June 1, 2019 in DCR's Baxter Park at Assembly Row in Somerville, Mass.
FORESTDALE, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- SunRa Solar, a seasoned solar energy system installer serving Eastern Massachusetts and Cape Cod, is announcing their new strategy to expand product offerings aimed at Massachusetts homeowners. By widening their solar panel portfolio, refining options to add battery storage and electric vehicle chargers, and simplifying processes, the company expects a greater number of Massachusetts families will find their own path to energy savings and self-sufficiency.
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), along with U.S. Representatives Richard Neal (D-Mass.), Stephen F. Lynch (D-Mass.), William Keating (D-Mass.), Joseph P. Kennedy III (D-Mass.), Katherine Clark (D-Mass.), Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), and Lori Trahan (D-Mass.), today announced that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts will receive a total of $61,358,349 in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).
Mass. Gov. Baker Signs Executive Order Reaffirming Governor’s Council to Address Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- This past week (April 10), Mass. Governor Charlie Baker signed an Executive Order Reaffirming and Reconstituting the Governor’s Council to Address Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence. Lt. Governor Karyn Polito announced the Executive Order and the 2019 Action Plan at a meeting of the Governor’s Council to Address Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence.
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Sherlock Holmes fans! Boston University writers created a new TV series based on Stephen King's "The Doctor's Case" short story. "Holmes Legacy: The Doctor's Cases" is a six-episode drama about an older Dr. John Watson, who uses his memories of Sherlock Holmes to foil a new Moriarty and protect present-day London. Experience the live staged reading by professional actors at WBUR's CitySpace from 12-3 p.m. on April 27-28, 2019.
LAKEVILLE, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Lift & Care Systems is proud to carry Access Unlimited's Multi-Lift and Glide n Go wheelchair to car transfer devices. The Access Unlimited Multi-Lift is designed to be used primarily with cars, but it can also be used for vans, trucks or SUVs.
PRINCETON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Cornerstone Ranch started out 18 years ago with 24 acres in Princeton. A recent land acquisition of 31 acres in Rutland more than doubles the size of this woman-owned and operated business.
Best Friends Pet Hotel Opens New Facility in Tyngsborough MA Focused on Fun, Safe and Relaxing Pet Care
TYNGSBOROUGH, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Best Friends Pet Hotel is inviting pet-owning families to the new facility's grand opening celebration on Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will offer free pet portraits with digital downloads, treats for pets at the Best Friends Treat Truck, refreshments for all guests, dog demonstrations, and tours of the new facility offering the latest in pet care.
Inclusive Fitness Approach Strengthens People of All Abilities at Unified Health & Performance (UHP)
LANCASTER, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Unified Health & Performance (UHP), a distinctive fitness center located in Lancaster, Massachusetts aspires to be a presence in inclusive athletics. Founded in 2016 with a mission to enable people with and without disabilities to train alongside one another, UHP members encompass a wide range of athletes with personal fitness goals including those from high school and collegiate sports programs, marathon runners, and individuals.
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- What do sharks, marathons, dizziness, and pornography have in common? These are just some of the topics that speakers will cover at the inaugural TEDxKenmoreSquare. For the past year, organizers have been curating the event, to be held at Hotel Commonwealth on April 5, 2019.
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.
Lift & Care Systems Works with Homes for Our Troops to Install SureHands Body Support Systems in Massachusetts
LAKEVILLE, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Lift & Care Systems is proud to have a working relationship with, Homes for Our Troops, a non-profit organization that has a mission to build and donate specially adapted custom homes for severely injured post-9/11 Veterans, to enable them to rebuild their lives.
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Please join in a historical first! The nonprofit, Mira Alto Foundation will be celebrating this amazing 'Eating Disorders and Body Positive Awareness Week.' This marks the first time an LGBTQ+ focused organization has shed light on the epidemic of eating disorders within their community.
BROCKTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Moduline Cabinets shares tips for assessing storage space and increasing its efficiency in the new year. Our military-grade aluminum cabinets fit any garage and workshop to maximize organization. Our high-quality aluminum cabinet systems are used by garage enthusiasts and professionals for over twenty-five years.
Continuing Its Growth in Boston area, VLP Law Group Welcomes Partner Jim O’Hare to Corporate Practice Group
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- VLP Law Group LLP is pleased to announce that Jim O'Hare has joined the firm's Corporate Practice Group as a partner based in the Boston area. Mr. O'Hare brings over 30 years of experience as a trusted adviser to companies, investors, management teams and boards of directors.
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 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 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.
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 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.
BROCKTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Moduline Cabinets, a leading high-alloy aluminum cabinet manufacturer, was recently chosen by the New York Yacht Club American Magic racing team to outfit their work containers. The team is a combination of The New York Yacht Club and Bella Mente Quantum Racing Association. They will compete in the upcoming 36th America's Cup in New Zealand in 2021.
ANDOVER, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Clean PVC LLC, an environmental consulting organization, today announced the launch of its Clean PVC(R) Certification program. The program identifies flooring, wallcovering, upholstery, and other PVC-based products that have been found safe via REACH compliance for use in sustainable building projects. REACH is a regulation adopted to improve the protection of human health and the environment from risks posed by chemicals.
Advalent Announces Launch of Network 360 to Drive Multi-Dimensional Provider Performance in Value-Based Care Contracting
WESTBOROUGH, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Advalent, a market-leading healthcare technology company focusing on payer solutions announced today the launch of a new network contracting and analytics product - Network 360(TM). Designed for payers and risk bearing healthcare providers, Network 360 is a breakthrough analytics platform that analyzes network, enables value-based contracting, and manages both upside and downside risk.
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.
WESTBOROUGH, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Advalent Corporation, a claims administration and medical management platform for complex value-based care products and Medvensys, a leading cloud-based analytics technology in clinical and financial outcomes for healthcare organizations announced today that they have entered a definitive agreement whereby Advalent has agreed to acquire Medvensys.
Carpe Diem Technologies Receives Mass. Grant for Nanoimprinted Lithography (NIL) Next-generation Tech
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Carpe Diem Technologies, Inc. is the recipient of $2.1 of $7 million in new Advanced Manufacturing Awards (M2I2) announced by Massachusetts Governor Charles Baker on July 12, 2018.
SOMERVILLE, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Capacity LLC, trusted leaders in order fulfillment, e-commerce, and electronic data interchange (EDI), has partnered with the robotic piece-picking experts at RightHand Robotics. The collaboration will integrate the Massachusetts-based company's RightPick automation system into Capacity's fulfillment solution offering, creating a new competitive edge for its clients.
WESTBOROUGH, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Advalent Corporation signed a partnership in early 2018 with Novus Healthcare to identify patients who could benefit from value-based care and implement that approach using Advalent's Value-Based Care Platform and Novus' population health management programs.
State-of-the-art Mark Richey Woodworking in Newburyport Nearly 100% off the Power Grid with Green Energy
NEWBURYPORT, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- The recent addition of Mark Richey Woodworking's 500-kW solar array marks the company's place as one of the greenest architectural millwork firms in the U.S. Mark Richey Woodworking (MRW) is a national model in manufacturing with the continual use of its 600-kilowatt wind turbine and solar array allowing the 130,000 square foot facility to operate entirely from renewable energy.
ARLINGTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- SunBug Solar, a local solar installer in Arlington, Mass. is proud to announce it is now a Certified B Corporation. In so doing, SunBug joins the global movement of people using business as a force for good. B Corps are important because they inspire all businesses to compete not only to be the best in the world, but to be the best for the world.
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.
Mass. Sen. Warren Presses Labor Secretary for Answers Following Reports Dept. Hid Damaging Analysis of Proposed Tipping Rule
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Thursday, in Washington, D.C., United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to Alexander Acosta, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), expressing concern about reports that DOL leadership hid from the public a damaging analysis showing that its proposed rule allowing employers to collect their workers' tips would cause workers to lose billions of dollars in pay.
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Mass. Governor Charlie Baker this week announced the appointment of Dr. John Christian Kryder to the Health Policy Commission (HPC), an independent state agency that develops policy to reduce health care cost growth and improve the quality of patient care. Dr. Kryder is a primary care physician who has served in numerous management roles over the last three decades and will fill the board seat designated for a primary care physician.
Carpe Diem Technologies Issued NIL Patent – System and method for fabricating miniature structures on a flexible substrate
FRANKLIN, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Carpe Diem Technologies has been issued Patent US9804488 for the production of products incorporating NIL features. The system is entitled "System and method for fabricating miniature structures on a flexible substrate." The patent's key claims facilitate roll-to-roll or flexible panel manufacturing of very precise complex devices - inexpensively.
Massachusetts Premiere Set for ‘Dead in the Water,’ Documentary Film on ‘Relentless Destruction’ of Ground Fishing Industry
ROCKPORT, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- A documentary film dealing with the devastating impacts of federal regulations on the lives of New England ground fishermen, "Dead in the Water," produced and directed by Rockport native and professional filmmaker David Wittkower, will be screened for the first time in public in Rockport, Massachusetts on Nov. 18.
Glenn Koenig Celebrates Release of Book, ‘A Man Wearing a Dress’ with Book Signing at Arlington Center
ARLINGTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- After three years of work, first time author Glenn Koenig is celebrating the publication of his first book, "A Man Wearing a Dress" (ISBN: 978-0998583303) now available from publisher Message Rain. He plans to host a book release party on Tuesday, Nov. 14 from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Robbins Library, 700 Mass. Ave., in Arlington Center.