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African American Literary Figure Samuel Washington Allen to be honored at Memorial Celebration in Boston
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- A public memorial celebration will be held Saturday, October 10, at 2 p.m. ET. at the Museum of African American History, 46 Joy Street, Beacon Hill, Boston, to celebrate the life and legacy of Samuel Washington Allen - who also wrote under the pen name of Paul Vesey. The noted poet, professor, lawyer and translator passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends at the age of 97 on June 27, 2015.
EPIC Insurance's Daniel Houston to Speak on Insurance and Risk for Cyber Technology and Privacy at CFO Risk Management Summit
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Cyber threats are one of the most significant risks businesses and individuals face today, says EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants. High profile breaches in the past few years have highlighted the substantial impact and significant costs associated with these attacks. And the breaches we hear about are just the tip of the iceberg, since information about an attack may not be revealed to the public if no personal data is stolen.
BARNSTABLE, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- For most wildlife rescuers, saving an animal’s life is a reward in itself, but these good Samaritans now have...
WALTHAM, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Forerun Inc. announces it has joined the Urgent Care Integrated Network (UCIN) as a Premier Partner to help better serve the Urgent Care healthcare market with UrgiChart - an intuitive electronic health record system enabling physicians to document efficiently while streamlining clinical decision making thus freeing up more time for patient interaction and increasing operational improvement.
MENDON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ --This year Southwick’s Zoo is celebrating 50 years as one of New England’s favorite destinations. The zoo’s humble beginnings trace...
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- On Monday (June 1), Mass. Governor Charlie Baker, House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Senate President Stan Rosenberg announced...
WALTHAM, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Forerun Inc. today announced it has joined the ADP(R) AdvancedMD(R) Marketplace to help private medical practices in urgent care by providing UrgiChart - an intuitive electronic health record enabling physicians to document efficiently, freeing up more time for patient interaction, streamlining clinical decision-making and increasing operational improvement.
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- James A. Ring, author of the 5-star terrorist thriller 'Necessary Assets,' has shifted genres with his second book, '784 Broadway' (ISBN: 978-1506164182), where he brings to life his immigrant Italian heritage by recounting summer visits to his family's small greengrocer store in New York's Hudson Valley, Omni Publishing Company announced today.
ARLINGTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- SunBug Solar, an established solar energy installation company based in Arlington and Somerville, Mass., today announced that Nick d'Arbeloff has joined the SunBug team as VP of Commercial Business.
WORCESTER, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- For many animal shelters, the spring means more than just flowers and showers—it also means kitten season. While more...
EVENT TONIGHT: Harvard Innovation Challenge 2015: Student Showcase and Award Ceremony April 9 at Harvard Faculty Club
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- The Harvard College Student Startup Showcase and Award Reception will take place Thursday, April 9, 2015, from 6-8 p.m. in the Harvard Faculty Club, according to Tiffany Lazo-Cedre, Co-Director of the i3 Innovation Challenge. i3 has grown to engage about 240 students on 85 teams and over 90 alumni and other professional judges and mentors each year.
Massachusetts Green Tech Firm, SunBug Solar, wins SunPower 2014 'Commercial Regional Dealer of the Year' Award
ARLINGTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- SunBug Solar, an Arlington- and Somerville-based solar installer and SunPower Commercial Dealer, has received the SunPower 'Commercial Regional Dealer of the Year' award for its outstanding performance in 2014. SunBug has been a consistent and engaged SunPower partner since 2011.
Home Instead Senior Care of Greater Worcester County and MetroWest Facebook Fundraiser raises $1,177 for Worcester Animal Rescue League
WORCESTER, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- The Worcester Animal Rescue League today announced that a February fundraiser brought needed support to their efforts in rescuing...
Unraveling the Mystery of the Cape's Stranded Sea Turtles at Cape Wildlife Center 'Wildlife on Tap' Lecture Series
BARNSTABLE, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Sea turtles were stranded on the Cape in record numbers this winter – more than 1,200 in about a...
WORCESTER, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Kick off those snow boots, slip into your dancing shoes and join us for a spectacular evening in the...
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- On Friday, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced the launch of CEASE Boston (Cities Empowered Against Sexual Exploitation), a...
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- On Friday, Mass. Governor Charlie Baker announced the appointment of Paul Sagan to chair the 11-member Board of Elementary...
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- On Thursday, in honor of Women’s History Month, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh joined the Office of Arts &...
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- On Wednesday, the Baker-Polito Administration filed a budget proposal with the Legislature for Fiscal Year 2016 that right-sizes state...
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- On Wednesday, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced that he has selected East Boston resident Claudia Correa as East...
Cape Wildlife Center and Fund for Animals announce 'Seals: Beauty and the Beast' Focus of Feb. 25 Wildlife on Tap Lecture
BARNSTABLE, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Sharon Young, Marine Issues Field Director for the Humane Society of the United States and a former marine mammal...
Truebridge's new cybersecurity content will draw customers into their bank's or credit union's financial library
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Truebridge, Inc., a content marketing company serving the financial industry, is excited to announce the newest update to its Content Marketing System. Threats to cyber security have become increasingly prevalent over the last few years.
BARNSTABLE, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- As part of Cape Wildlife Center’s Wildlife on Tap lecture series, Dr. Michael Moore, director of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s Marine Mammal Center and a recognized international expert on whales, will discuss "How We All Kill Whales," Wednesday, January 21, 2015 from 6-8 p.m.
WORCESTER, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- "Everyone deserves to spend the holidays with their family and friends—our furry friends are no exception," says Worcester Animal Rescue League (WARL). WARL is having a special promotion this weekend to encourage adoptions. From Friday, December 12 through Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, adoption fees on adult cats and dogs will be lowered. And on Saturday, December 13, from 12 to 3 p.m., WARL will be hosting a special book signing by Sheri Bready Photography.
MANSFIELD, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Miller Recycling Corporation celebrates America Recycles Day today by applauding all individuals who make a strong effort to recycle as part of daily life, and encouraging all to learn more about recycling and the industry. America Recycles Day, started in 1997, takes place every November 15 in a nationwide effort to promote and celebrate recycling in the U.S.
Replikins Global Surveillance System Data to be presented at Boston University School of Medicine's Distinguished Speaker Series
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Replikins Global Surveillance System's analysis of the Ebola virus show the highest ever peaks in Ebola Gene Replikin Counts in the years 2012 and 2013. Such genomic increases predicted the current worst ever Ebola outbreak. A recent sudden drop in the Replikin Counts may signal an early end to the current outbreak if adequate public health measures are implemented for containment of Ebola virus already in human hosts.
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Room to Grow, a nonprofit organization in Boston, was recently awarded a $50,000 grant from the Mabel Louise Riley Foundation to continue its important work providing “social work support and material resources to families raising babies in poverty during the critical first three years of life.”
BARNSTABLE, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- The Fund for Animals Cape Wildlife Center and The Humane Society of the United States this week announced that they have co-presented Mass. State Rep. Brian Mannal (D Barnstable) and State Senator Daniel Wolf (D Harwich) with 2014 Humane Legislator Awards.
Southwick’s Zoo Event to benefit EARTH Limited, and their mission to educate the public about animal conservation
MENDON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Earth Bash is non-profit EARTH Limited’s biggest event of 2014. Guests can spend a special evening at Southwick’s Zoo in Mendon, Mass. and enjoy food, drinks, and entertainment. All of the proceeds will go towards EARTH Limited, and their mission to educate the public about animal conservation and support environmental programs.
WORCESTER, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- The dog days of summer bring more than just sultry heat to animal shelters. As the temperatures rise, so does the need for supplies to keep sheltered dogs happy and healthy during the summer months. With the growing number of homeless dogs and puppies, these supplies are vital for improving these dogs’ quality of life. Each July, the Worcester Animal Rescue League hosts the Bow Wow Luau, a “supply raiser” to restock their pantry with items their sheltered dogs need.
Pangean-CMD Associates acquired by Environmental Compliance Services Inc. as part of nationwide expansion
AGAWAM, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Environmental Compliance Services, Inc. (ECS) today announced the completion of the acquisition of the corporate assets and remarkable human talent of Pangean-CMD Associates, Inc. (PCMD) of Woodstock, Ga. This acquisition, the largest in ECS' 32-year history, will drive ECS' evolution by expanding the market areas the company serves.
MENDON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Fans of Southwick’s Zoo know how much fun it is to spend a day observing and learning about exotic animals. But most don’t get to experience the special serenity that comes over the zoo after hours, or view the animals that are more active after dinnertime. On Friday, June 20, 2014, Southwick’s Zoo invites patrons to embark on an evening adventure from 6 to 9 p.m.
Massachusetts Community Schools file lawsuit against Monsanto Company and its corporate successors to recover cost of PCB's cleanup
WESTPORT, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- The Town of Westport and Westport Community Schools have taken an important step to protect the health of students, teachers, administrators, and others who work in or visit schools in Westport. They filed a lawsuit against Monsanto Company and its corporate successors to recover the costs of removing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB's) from their schools, says Weitz and Luxenberg.
LOWELL, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- The Coalition for a Better Acre in Lowell today announced the hiring of Yun-Ju Choi as the organization's new Executive Director. Coalition for a Better Acre is a nonprofit membership-based community development corporation dedicated to resident empowerment and sustainable community revitalization for current and future residents of Lowell and the Merrimack Valley.
MENDON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Southwick’s Zoo recently opened for the season, and has been bustling with visitors ever since. Do you prefer to visit the zoo when it is less crowded? On Saturday, May 17th, members of EARTH Limited, an environmentally-conscious non-profit located inside Southwick’s Zoo, will have the opportunity to visit the zoo at no cost from 6 to 8 p.m.
WORCESTER, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- For many animal shelters, the spring means more than just flowers and showers -- it means "kitten season." While more kittens are born in the spring, the number of homeless kittens is also on the rise, says Worcester Animal Rescue League. It can be a trying time for shelters, since so many new animals to care for means a drain on resources.
WORCESTER, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- On Friday, March 28, 2014, from 7 to 10 p.m., Worcester Animal Rescue League is hosting their second annual Wagtime Fundraiser. This is an opportunity for the public to get involved in helping improve the lives of animals in a new way.
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Truebridge, Inc., a Boston-based financial marketing company, today announced East Cambridge Savings Bank's launch of their online Financial Answer Center. Their implementation of the Truebridge Content Marketing System is one of many examples of financial institutions turning to targeted content to increase revenue.
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC) a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced it has acquired certain assets of program specialist Altus Specialty Group (ASG), namely the program book of business. The acquisition of this business comes on the heels of EPIC's November 2013 announcement of plans to pursue national expansion, backed by capital from The Carlyle Group and Stone Point Capital.
NEEBC will hold a program on the outlook for the Massachusetts health insurance marketplace on February 6 in Waltham
WALTHAM, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- The New England Employee Benefits Council (NEEBC) will hold a program on the outlook for the Massachusetts health insurance...
WALTHAM, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- The New England Employee Benefits Council today announced that it has awarded five companies with Best Practices awards at its Best Practices Conference 'Employers at the Head of the Class.' The NEEBC awards were presented to companies that best exhibit innovation and creativity in the planning and delivery of their employee benefit programs.
Jean Yang, Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority Executive Director, to Speak at Massachusetts NEEBC Luncheon
WALTHAM, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- The New England Employee Benefits Council (NEEBC) will hold a Benefits Club Luncheon “Massachusetts Health Connector: Looking Back/Looking Forward”...
Retail Expert Doug Fleener of Dynamic Experiences Group offers Tips for Being Nice to Retail Employees on Black Friday 2013
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Although much of the focus around holiday shopping is on door busting deals and 'Black Friday' madness, retail and customer experience expert Doug Fleener, president and managing partner of retail consultancy Dynamic Experiences Group LLC in Boston, says it's important for shoppers to remember the retail employees who make it all happen.
At Boston event, Etoolsmiths and XJTAG's workshop leaders will explain how JTAG boundary scan can be used in product development
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Etoolsmiths and XJTAG today announced a free JTAG boundary scan training workshop at the Regus Waltham Center, Massachusetts on December 3, 2013. Free lunch will be provided. Taking a hands-on approach, the free workshop will be of interest to engineers in design, development, test and production, with a comprehensive introduction to JTAG boundary scan and the IEEE 1149.x standard.
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Donna Terry, an award winning Boston interior designer, today announced the launch of her new location: Boston Design and Interiors, Inc., located at 75 Arlington Street. The Boston interior design company provides discriminating clients with a full range of design services, from single room remodeling and decorating to extensive multi-tiered design projects for estates.
WALTHAM, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- The New England Employee Benefits Council (NEEBC) will hold its Best Practices Conference "Employers at the Head of the Class" on December 4, 2013 at the Waltham Woods Conference Center. The full-day conference kicks off with keynote speaker Jim Braude, Emmy® award winning journalist and broadcaster for WGBH and NECN, whose presentation "Grading the Media on Healthcare: Has it Been Thorough and Fair?" will look at the media's responsibility for providing fair and balanced coverage. Jim will offer his view on how the media is shaping public opinion on health care reform and how media coverage may change over the next few years -- for better or worse.
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- VLP Law Group LLP today announced the continued expansion of its East Coast corporate practice with the addition of Timothy R. Bowers, who joins as partner based in Boston. Bowers counsels founders, companies and investors on angel, venture and private equity investments, buy- and sell-side mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, securities compliance, entity formation and key business arrangements.
Cannabis Outlaws and Authors to Gather in Boston for 3 Events to Inform and Educate about Developing Medical Marijuana Industry
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Three informational events across Mass. with the cannabis industry's top 'outlaws' and authors will be hosted by the Massachusetts Cannabis Knowledge Forum in association with the Northeastern Institute of Cannabis on Sept 28-29, 2013 in Boston, Lowell and Dartmouth.
At Habitat for Humanity CEO Summit, Stacey Alcorn to keynote on how extraordinary business leaders are focusing more on building a...
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Motivational speaker, blogger, and Boston entrepreneur Stacey Alcorn will announce the release of her new book 'REACH! - Dream, Stretch, Achieve, Influence' at the Oct. 22 CEO Summit hosted by Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell. The CEO Summit will bring together forty CEOs and business leaders from top businesses based in the Merrimack Valley area of Massachusetts, in the suburban area north of Boston.
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Omni Publishing is proud to announce the publication of the novel, 'Necessary Assets' (ISBN: 978-1490997469) by James Ring of Boston. This riveting work of fiction begins with an unusual alliance between a modernized Sicilian Mafia and retired FBI agent Mark Patrick.
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today it has acquired SafeHarbor Risk Management. Founded in 2009 by insurance industry veteran, Thomas E. O'Neil, privately-held SafeHarbor is a Property & Casualty Insurance Brokerage and Employee Benefit Consulting firm. The firm has locations in New York and Boston, Mass.
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Truebridge Inc. announced today the launch of the 'Business Answer Center,' a new marketing system that provides the bank and credit union clients of Truebridge with an innovative way to deliver financial education to their business customers and generate sales at the financial institutions.
XJInvestigator software delivers all the information users need for electronics board bring-up, debug and repair
ACTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- XJTAG today launched a new product, XJInvestigator, an advanced analysis and debug tool for use in the production of electronics. XJInvestigator is available as part of XJTAG's latest v3.1 JTAG boundary scan software release. In the U.S., Etoolsmiths provides sales, technical support and services for the XJTAG Boundary SCAN product Line.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- The Cambridge Historical Commission has recognized the exterior restoration of Christ Church Cambridge, built in 1761, with a 2013 Historic Preservation Award. Charlie Allen Restorations, located at 91 River Street in Cambridge, oversaw the restoration. Frank Shirley was the project architect; Masterworks Painting painted the building.
WomenLEAD's mission is to disrupt and revolutionize mentorship through a personal advisory board platform that advances women in their careers
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- With only fourteen percent of women leading in executive positions in the United States today, WomenLEAD, Inc. has their work cut out for them. Seeking to advance women in their careers via a new website that will offer an online community or personal advisory board made up of professional women globally this innovative company is thrilled to have been chosen as a Mass Challenge Finalist.
Financial Marketing Solutions from Truebridge are helping Banks deliver Financial Education to Drive Sales
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Truebridge Financial Marketing, which provides banks and credit unions with a financial education marketing system, today announced the addition of 28 new clients in just six months. More and more banks and credit unions are discovering that financial education, properly delivered, is a cost effective way to generate sales for all business lines, from deposits and loans to investments, insurance and trust.
Boston Police Department and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sign memorandum of understanding to increase cooperation
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Today, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry signed a memorandum of understanding with Boston Police Department Commissioner Edward Davis...
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Truebridge, Inc., a Boston-based financial services marketing firm for banks and credit unions, has hired Ken Wells as EVP of Relationship Marketing. In this role, Ken will head up a new unit that helps financial institutions maximize the power of their retail organization to drive more revenue from multiple business lines.
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- On Wednesday, Mass. Governor Deval Patrick announced the nominations of two experienced attorneys as District Court Clerk-Magistrates: Donald P. Hart for Nantucket District Court and Stephen C. Poitrast for Waltham District Court.
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- On Tuesday, Mass. Governor Deval Patrick named Middlesex District Attorney’s (DA) Office General Counsel Marian T. Ryan as Middlesex County DA. Ryan will assume responsibility for all Middlesex County DA’s office operations and fills the vacancy created by the departure of Middlesex County DA Gerard Leone.
WASHINGTON, D.C. and BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Today, in light of the bombing in downtown Boston, during the marathon, Pesident Obama made the following statement from the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room: Good afternoon, everybody. Earlier today, I was briefed by my homeland security team on the events in Boston.
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- On Friday, Mass. Governor Deval Patrick named Middlesex County First Assistant District Attorney (DA) Michael Pelgro as Acting Middlesex County DA. Pelgro will assume responsibility for all Middlesex County DA’s office operations until Governor Patrick appoints a permanent Middlesex County DA.
Boston-based WomenLEAD is committed to disrupting and revolutionizing the career mentorship model with an online network for women
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- WomenLEAD, Inc today announced a partnership with Sheryl Sandberg's LeanIn to revolutionize mentorship with a powerful woman-to-women online network. Boston-based WomenLEAD is committed to disrupting and revolutionizing the career mentorship model with an online network and personal advisory board platform, for women by women.
Boston-based financial services marketing firm Truebridge Inc Acquires American Brokerage Consultants
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Truebridge, Inc., a Boston-based financial services marketing firm for banks and credit unions, has acquired American Brokerage Consultants of St. Petersburg, Fla. The announcement was made today by Stewart Rose, CEO of Truebridge.
The Traveling Vineyard Joins Forces with Award-Winning Food and Wine Bloggers to Expand Resources for Home Based Business Brand
IPSWICH, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- The Traveling Vineyard, which offers home-based business opportunities for local wine tastings, has unveiled a new Food and Wine Pairings section of their website complete with detailed explanations for why certain dishes marry with particular Traveling Vineyard wines and links to cooking instructions.