MASSACHUSETTS NEWS

MASSACHUSETTS NEWS

Business, Entertainment and Technology News from Massachusetts, USA

MASSACHUSETTS NEWS

MASSACHUSETTS NEWS
Business, Entertainment and Technology News from Massachusetts, USA

WEST Board Member, Kip Hollister is an Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012 Award Winner

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- WEST: Advancing Women in the Business of Science and Technology, continues its mission to bring visibility to woman leaders by nominating Kip Hollister as Entrepreneur of the Year in Service and Kip was awarded the honor. WEST demonstrated its key success factor of Visibility by nominating two advisory board members: Kip Hollister, CEO Hollister, a leading staffing firm, and Barbara Lynch, James Beard Award Winning Chef and serial restaurateur; to the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the year.

Mass. Gov. Patrick and Education Officials Honor Massachusetts' Top Educators

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Today, Mass. Governor Deval Patrick joined state education officials, legislators and teachers from across the state to recognize recipients...
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Mass. Governor Patrick Welcomes BIO International Convention to Massachusetts, Home of the Nation's Largest Life Sciences Supercluster

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Today, Governor Deval Patrick kicked-off the 2012 BIO International Convention and welcomes more than 15,000 participants and 3,000 companies...

Mass. Patrick-Murray Administration Announces Workforce Capacity Building and Youth Pathways Training Grants

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Today, Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray announced eight grants funded through the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center’s (MassCEC) Workforce Capacity...
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Mass. Gov. Patrick Joins Joslin Diabetes Center to Break Ground on Translational Center for Cure of Diabetes

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Today, on the fourth anniversary of Governor Deval Patrick signing his ten-year, $1 billion Life Sciences Initiative at the...

Mass. Gov. Patrick Announces Nomination of Experienced Litigator to Superior Court Bench

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Governor Patrick today announced the nomination of Kenneth W. Salinger as an Associate Justice of the Superior Court. “Ken...

Mass. Gov. Patrick Celebrates Grand Opening of New Thermo Fisher Scientific Facility in Tewksbury

TEWKSBURY, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- On Monday, Governor Deval Patrick celebrated the grand opening of Thermo Fisher Scientific's Center for Excellence for portable analytical instruments. Thermo Fisher's Tewksbury location currently employs 400, and the additional center will add another 100 jobs in research, development and manufacturing over the next five years.
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Mass. Gov. Patrick Announces $26.8 Million in Federal Block Grants for Community Improvements

DENNIS, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Governor Deval Patrick today announced that 46 cities and towns across the Commonwealth will receive $26.8 million in federal Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) to support housing rehabilitation, public service projects and local infrastructure. Governor Patrick made the announcement at Dennis Town Hall. Dennis, jointly with Harwich, received $994,000 for housing improvements and childcare assistance.

WEST Hosts Executive Dinner on Topic of 'Economic Impact of Women on Boards'

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Out of its commitment to having women on Boards, WEST: Advancing Women in Science and Technology hosted an executive dinner on June 6, 2012 at the Hotel Marlowe Cambridge. The topic of this program was a panel discussion on 'The Economic Impact of Women on Boards.'

Mass. Governor Patrick Celebrates Grand Opening of Navidea Biopharmaceuticals in Andover

ANDOVER, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Governor Deval Patrick today celebrated the grand opening of Navidea Biopharmaceuticals' new business and commercialization facility in Andover. Navidea is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on precision diagnostic radiopharmaceuticals, and the event served as a part of a series of Massachusetts life sciences growth announcements taking place in the days prior to the BIO International Convention, which opens June 18 at the Massachusetts Convention & Exhibition Center in Boston.

Kip Hollister and Barbara Lynch Nominated by WEST for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Out of its commitment to having women leaders be visible, WEST: Advancing Women in Science and Technology, nominated two members of their Advisory Board - Kip Hollister and Barbara Lynch for the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

WEST: Advancing Women in Science and Technology hosted a Career Mentoring event for 80 Girl Scouts

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- WEST: Advancing Women in Science and Technology hosted a Career Mentoring event for 80 Girl Scouts that ranged from grades 4 to 12. WEST taps into its community of women scientist, engineers and technologist as career mentors to hold events for young girls as well as early and mid career women.

Remspec Corporation has Completed the Technology Transfer and an Upgrade of the mid-IR Optical Fiber Manufacturing Process

STURBRIDGE, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Remspec Corporation is pleased to announce that it has completed the technology transfer and an upgrade of the mid-IR optical fiber manufacturing process originally developed by Amorphous Materials Inc. of Garland, Texas. This means that in addition to meeting its own needs for high grade mid-IR fiber Remspec can now supply high quality low-cost fiber to meet the general needs of the optical device community.

New Book 'The Gospel of Ashes' Weaves War Crimes, Cult Religion, Domestic Terrorism into Major Threat to U.S.

MARSHFIELD, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Writers Glen Publications announces the release of 'The Gospel of Ashes' (ISBN: 978-0982589229), a thriller, by author Lloyd R. Prentice.

Patrick-Murray Administration Creates Ports of Massachusetts Compact for Seaport Development

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. /Massachusetts Neswswire/ -- On Monday, Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray announced the formation of the Ports of Massachusetts Compact, an agreement designed to boost economic development and capitalize on resources in the Commonwealth’s seaports.

Mass. Lieutenant Governor Murray Tours Army Base Camp Integration Lab at Fort Devens

FORT DEVENS, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray today toured the U.S. Army's new Base Camp Systems Integration Laboratory (SIL) at Fort Devens as part of his tour of military bases across the Commonwealth to build grassroots support to protect the missions, jobs and economic investments associated with the bases.

Mass. Governor Patrick Launches 'Plant Something' Initiative – Celebrates May as Flower and Nursery Month

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Governor Deval Patrick, Massachusetts Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Richard K. Sullivan and Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR) Commissioner Greg Watson today joined students, school officials and members of the state's horticulture industry at the Mather Elementary School in Dorchester to launch the 'Plant Something' campaign to spotlight local flower and nursery growers and encourage residents to shop at local garden centers.

World Mind Network, along with Harvard, Oxford Students are Building a New Network for Planetary Change

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Students from Harvard and Oxford, in cooperation with the World Mind Network, Peer to Peer Media Group, and the Creative Commons Initiative, are building a new social network dedicated to using advanced Web and Smart Phone tools to achieve goals in social change, academic research, environmental improvement, education, cultural preservation, and worldwide online discussion of important issues.

Protium Technologies Introduces New 20 MHz – 6 GHz Digitized Tuner and U.K. Distributor

NORTHBOROUGH, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Protium Technologies, Inc. has announced today that it is now shipping the P6020, a 20 MHz - 6 GHz digitized tuner, and that the company has signed an agreement with Marlborough Communications Limited (MCL) in Surrey, England, to serve as the distributor in the U.K.

One Human Race, featuring local Boston dancers ages 6-18, creatively intertwines movement, visual media and the spoken word

BROCKTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Project Moves Dance Company, Inc., the resident company of The Gold School of Dance Art in Brockton, Mass., is proud to announce its inaugural season opener, One Human Race. Performances for One Human Race will be held March 17 and 18, 2012, at the Boston Center for the Arts, Stanford Calderwood Pavilion.

Loureiro Engineering Associates, Inc., of Rockland, Mass., announced this week in-house staff promotions

PLAINVILLE, Conn. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Loureiro Engineering Associates, Inc. announced this week several in-house promotions; it's all part of its long-term, strategic-growth plan.

Localization, LLC Translations Boston helps B2B Speak the International Language of Business

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Mr. Ray Michaels, founder of Localization, LLC, has recently announced that the sluggish economy has forced companies to look into Canadian, European, Asian and South American markets and while they are working on that French pronunciation, managers now come to Localization, LLC Translation Services for translation and language support.

Jeff Bardin of Treadstone 71 to provide Open Source Intelligence training at SecureWorld Expo Boston

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Treadstone 71 announced today that Jeff Bardin, Treadstone's Chief Intelligence Officer, has been selected to deliver Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) training at all 2012 SecureWorld Expo conferences. Bardin will teach 'Introduction to OSINT' starting on March 28 in Boston.
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Massachusetts Patrick-Murray Administration Files Fiscal Year 2013 Budget

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- On Wednesday, Governor Deval Patrick filed his Fiscal Year 2013 (FY13) budget recommendation, a balanced and fiscally responsible plan that reflects the Governor's unprecedented commitment to education, health care, creating jobs and other key priorities that support long-term job growth and prosperity and will continue to accelerate the Commonwealth's economic recovery.

Students across Massachusetts wear black and take pledge to 'Black Out Bullying' in Commonwealth schools

SALEM, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Governor Deval Patrick today joined hundreds of students from across the Commonwealth participating in 'No Name Calling Day' to raise awareness and take a stand against bullying in our schools.

Mass. Gov. Patrick Designates Jan. 25 'No Name Calling Day' to Promote Anti-Bullying Awareness

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- In keeping with the Patrick-Murray Administration's commitment to ensuring all students have a safe learning environment, Governor Deval Patrick has designated January 25 as 'No Name Calling Day' in Massachusetts.

Loureiro Engineering Associates, Inc. opens new regional office in Boston

PLAINVILLE, Conn. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Loureiro Engineering Associates, Inc. is carefully adhering to its strategic growth plan in the area of geographic expansion of services. This week it announced a new office location in Rockford, MA that will be managed by new hire, Samuel W. Butcher, LSP, LEP, PG, LEED-AP, vice president at Loureiro Engineering.

Mass. Lt. Governor Murray Announces $3.9 Million to Support Infrastructure and Job Creation in Oxford

OXFORD, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray today joined state and local officials at IPG Photonics to announce a $2.2 million MassWorks Infrastructure Grant for the Town of Oxford and $1.7 million in Economic Development Incentive Program (EDIP) tax credits for Oxford's IPG Photonics.

Gov. Patrick Signs Bill Naming Leominster Bridge in Honor of Fallen Soldier Jonathan Roberge

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Governor Deval Patrick today signed S. 1741, An Act Designating a Certain Bridge in the City of Leominster as the Jonathan Roberge Memorial Bridge. The bridge is being named after Jonathan Roberge of Leominster, a 22-year-old private first class in the United States Army, who was killed in action near Mosul, Iraq on February 9, 2009.

Tre Olive sponsors 'Adopt an Olive Tree' to Help Alleviate World Hunger and Strengthen Communities

EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- In the spirit of the holidays, Tre Olive is donating $5 for each olive tree adoption order it receives from December 1 through December 25 to the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation (FTPF). The donations will be used to support FTPF's work to plant fruit trees in low-income communities around the world.

Mass. Governor Patrick Presents 22nd Annual 'Firefighter Of The Year' Awards

WORCESTER, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Mass. Governor Deval Patrick on Wednesday joined Public Safety Secretary Mary Elizabeth Heffernan and State Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan to honor firefighters from 32 Massachusetts communities for heroic acts of bravery during the 22nd annual 'Firefighter of the Year' Awards ceremony.
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Mass. State Leaders Detail Transparent Search Process for Gaming Commission Appointments

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Governor Deval Patrick, Attorney General Martha Coakley and Treasurer Steven Grossman on Wednesday announced an open and transparent process to help identify their joint appointments to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, which will begin with the retaining of an independent search firm.

Boston's Charlie Allen Restorations wins 2011 Contractor of the Year Silver Award

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Charlie Allen Restorations is the winner of a 2011 Contractor of the Year (CotY) Silver Award for its thoughtful introduction of a modern spa-style bath into a 1915 Colonial in Cambridge, MA. The award was presented at a gathering of the Eastern Massachusetts chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry on Wednesday, November 9.

Upland Architects, Inc. completes renovation plans for RK Swansea Place in Swansea, MA

SWANSEA, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Upland Architects, Inc. announced today that it has finished the last in a series of architectural design plans for the comprehensive renovation of RK Swansea Place, located in Swansea, Massachusetts.
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Mass. Gov. Patrick Announces Seven Appointments to Umass Board of Trustees

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Governor Deval Patrick today announced seven appointments to the University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees, effective immediately. The diverse group holds a wide range of professional and educational experience and includes six graduates of the University of Massachusetts. The new appointees will join existing board members in governing the University of Massachusetts System.

Mass. Gov. Patrick Visits Springfield's First Innovation School – Welcomes Students Back

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Mass. Governor Deval Patrick today welcomed students back to school at the Springfield Renaissance School, the city's first Innovation School, which provides a personalized approach to helping each student succeed, while promoting college readiness.

Mass. AG Coakley Offers Info for Supporters of Veterans and Public Safety Charitable Orgs

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- With the upcoming tenth anniversary of the September 11th tragedy and Veterans Day approaching, Attorney General Martha Coakley reminds consumers and retailers to give wisely to charities. Many veterans, police, and fire charities will be increasing their solicitation activities during this time.

Mass. Department of Public Utilities to Review the Storm Response of Two Utilities in the Wake of Tropical Storm Irene

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- The Department of Public Utilities (DPU) on Tuesday announced it will conduct a review of storm preparation and power restoration efforts by two of the state’s investor-owned electric utilities following last week’s Tropical Storm Irene. Goals of the review include compiling lessons learned and requiring improvements, if necessary, in service during storm events.

Tax Relief for Victims of Tropical Storm Irene in Massachusetts

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Victims of Tropical Storm Irene that began on Aug. 27, 2011, in Massachusetts may qualify for tax relief from the Internal Revenue Service. The President has declared the following counties a federal disaster area: Berkshire and Franklin. Individuals who reside or have a business in these counties may qualify for tax relief.

L2 Integrated Solutions, LLC and Protium Technologies, Inc. announced today that the companies have formed a new business relationship

NORTHBOROUGH, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- L2 Integrated Solutions, LLC and Protium Technologies, Inc. announced today that the companies have formed a new business relationship. L2 will provide sales and marketing services, product development consulting, and strategic planning support to Protium. L2 will serve as the sales and marketing representative firm for Protium's complete product line.

Universal High-Performance Rendering Solution: RenderX and Altova Bundle MapForce and VDPMill

BEVERLY, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- RenderX, the leader in XML formatting solutions, and Altova, the creator of XMLSpy(R) and other leading XML, database, and UML tools, entered a partnership agreement to provide integrated reporting and rendering solutions.

Charlie Allen Restorations earns Cambridge and Somerville Historic Commission Preservation Awards

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Charlie Allen Restorations, the Cambridge-based firm specializing in the renovation and restoration of period homes, has won two 2011 Preservation Awards-one each from the Cambridge Historical Commission (CHC) and the Somerville Historic Preservation Commission (SHPC).

Massachusetts And Israel Unveil $2 Million Agreement To Finance Joint R&D Projects

WASHINGTON, D.C. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick today joined Israel’s Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS), the U.S.-Israel Science and Technology Foundation...

Patrick-Murray Administration Announces 'Summer Conversations With Governor Patrick And Lieutenant Governor Murray'

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Governor Deval Patrick and Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray today announced that they will embark on a month-long summer conversation...
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Mass. Governor Patrick Signs Interim Budget To Fund Critical Services Through July 10, 2011

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Governor Deval Patrick signed a $1.25 billion interim budget on Monday (June 27) to ensure that state government has...

Statement of Mass. Governor Deval Patrick relative to Osama bin Laden

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- The following is a statement of Governor Deval Patrick relative to Osama bin Laden: "On behalf of the people...

Massachusetts: Its All Here Announces Statewide Internship Initiative

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- The Commonwealth Marketing Office today launched a new internship site hosted by Massachusetts: It’s All Here to help keep...

Mass. Gov. Patrick Signs Bill Encouraging Financial Literacy for Massachusetts Residents and Businesses

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Governor Deval Patrick today joined Treasurer Steve Grossman to sign H2247 "An Act Establishing a Financial Literacy Trust Fund."...

Mass. Lt. Governor Murray And Becker College Announce Institute to Support Video Game Industry in Massachusetts

WORCESTER, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Building on the Commonwealth’s strengths as a center for innovation and recognizing the economic development potential of the digital...

Massachusetts Patrick-Murray Administration Strengthens Economic Ties with Seoul

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Continuing its commitment to building partnerships in the global economy and creating innovation jobs, Governor Deval Patrick today met...

Mass. Gov. Patrick Announces Judicial Nominations off Experienced Litigators to Superior Court and Franklin/Hampshire County Juvenile Court

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Governor Deval Patrick today announced the nominations of Worcester attorney Daniel M. Wrenn as Associate Justice of the Superior...
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Mass. Gov. Patrick Joins Students, Educators To Announce New Program To Help Community College Grads Pursue Four-Year Degree At Umass Amherst

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Governor Deval Patrick today joined UMass Amherst Chancellor Robert C. Holub and Roxbury Community College (RCC) President Terrence A....

Mass. Patrick-Murray Administration Awards $350,000 In Planning Grants To 26 Potential Innovation Schools Across The Commonwealth

WORCESTER, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Building on the Patrick-Murray Administration's continued efforts to close achievement gaps, promote innovative and bold strategies in education, and...

Mass. Patrick-Murray Administration Announces Federal Disaster Aid For Recent Snow Storm

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Lieutenant Governor Timothy P. Murray today announced that federal disaster aid will be available to Massachusetts communities hardest hit...

Mass. Gov. Patrick Visits Weizmann Institute of Science to Cultivate Life Sciences Partnerships Between Israel and Massachusetts

REHOVOT /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- As part of the Massachusetts Innovation Economy Partnership Mission 2011, Governor Deval Patrick today visited the Weizmann Institute of Science...

Mass. Gov. Patrick Highlights Vision For Tech Sector Partnership Between Israel And Massachusetts

HERZILYA /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- As part of the Massachusetts Innovation Economy Partnership Mission 2011, Governor Deval Patrick today joined a group of business leaders...

Mass. Patrick, Lt. Gov. Murray Join Business Leaders In Israel And Boston To Launch 2011 MassChallenge Start-Up Competition

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Governor Deval Patrick and Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray today joined the founders of MassChallenge to announce round two of...

Mass. Patrick-Murray Administration Issues Executive Order Establishing Anti-Fraud, Waste And Abuse Task Force

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray today signed an Executive Order making the Anti-Fraud, Waste and Abuse Task Force permanent. “In...
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Mass. Patrick-Murray Administration Proposes Comprehensive Health Care Cost-Containment Legislation

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Governor Deval Patrick today announced comprehensive health care payment and delivery reform legislation designed to control rising health care...

Mass. Patrick-Murray Administration Pledges $71 Million To Build, Preserve 1,642 Housing Units

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -– As part of the Patrick-Murray Administration's ongoing commitment to build strong communities by increasing affordable housing options, creating jobs...

Mass. Lieutenant Governor Murray highlights continued services of 2-1-1; announces new partnership to promote Veterans' services

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- In an effort to raise awareness about an important service available to Massachusetts residents, Governor Deval Patrick today declared...
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Mass. Gov. Patrick Visits Worcester Youth Program To Emphasize Education Reform Strategies

WORCESTER, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Governor Deval Patrick today visited with students and staff at the Dynamy Youth Academy in Worcester to learn more...

Innovation Economy Mission To Israel, United Kingdom To Focus On Jobs, Investments In Massachusetts

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- A coalition of the state’s leading business executives and senior government officials will take part in the Massachusetts Innovation...

Mass. Patrick-Murray Administration Introduces New Diesel-Electric Commuter Rail Locomotives

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray today joined commuter rail riders and state officials aboard a new diesel-electric locomotive on its...

Mass. Gov. Patrick Announces Process For Selection Of Associate Justice Of The Supreme Judicial Court

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Governor Deval Patrick today announced that the Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC) is accepting applicants for the Supreme Judicial Court...

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