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BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Today, in a bipartisan effort to promote the sale and use of zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) in the Commonwealth, Mass. Governor Charlie Baker signed Senate Bill 2505, An Act Promoting Zero Emission Vehicle Adoption. The legislation works to increase access to ZEV charging stations for the general public by prohibiting owners of public charging stations from charging users a subscription or membership fee and requiring the use of payment options available to the general public.
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- The Baker-Polito Administration announced today that the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. have selected Massachusetts as one of 10 states to receive a $1.95 million grant to strengthen and expand high-quality career-education pathways for students.
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Today, Mass. Governor Charlie Baker and Secretary of Public Safety and Security Dan Bennett announced the release of $5.7 million in competitive grant funds to communities and local partners to bolster their efforts combatting gang violence. The awards were made to 15 communities and 11 research partners through the Shannon Community Safety Initiative, which targets gang violence in the Commonwealth.
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachuetts Newswire/ -- This past week, Mass. Governor Charlie Baker signed legislation to facilitate the transformation of unused state-owned land in Worcester into a site for biomanufacturing. An Act Authorizing the Transfer of Certain Parcels of Land in the City of Worcester to Promote Economic Development (H. 4774).
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- This past week, Mass. Governor Charlie Baker has nominated Michaela C. Stewart, an attorney dedicated to child welfare and juvenile law, to serve as an Associate Justice of the Juvenile Court.
SunBug Solar selected as installer for upcoming Solarize Mass program for western Massachusetts towns
ARLINGTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- SunBug Solar has been selected as the installer for the upcoming Solarize Mass program for the western Massachusetts towns of Windsor, Cummington, Goshen, and Worthington. The installer selection process was highly competitive, and SunBug Solar was unanimously chosen by town representatives from a competitive pool of eight solar providers.
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Cameron Baxter Films announces the premiere of their film "Seeds of Freedom: A Vision for America" which is the inaugural event for the James Phinney Baxter Lecture Series at the Boston Public Library on Thursday, November 10 at the Central Library in Copley Square. The film is written, directed, and produced by Andrew Cameron Bailey and Connie Baxter Marlow of Cameron Baxter Films LLC.
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Lender Price, the emerging leader in real-time, competitive mortgage analytics and product pricing & eligibility (PPE) solutions complete with full mobile functionality and advanced business intelligence, today announced that its original investor, Best Picture Oscar winning director and Emmy Award winning actor Kevin Costner, will appear at its 2016 MBA Annual Convention exhibit in Boston on October 23-26.
EASTHAMPTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Announcing Colson Gallery at Eastworks and The Griffin Museum at Colson Gallery - opening in September 2016: The Pioneer Valley's newest dedicated photography gallery and a satellite location for The Griffin Museum of Photography is due to open at Eastworks in Easthampton in Suite 246. There will be a gallery preview all day during the Easthampton Artist Walk on September 10 and a Grand Opening from 5 - 8 p.m. on September 16, 2016.
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Helping seniors stay emotionally engaged and interested in the outside world is an important part of healthy aging. Now, a new program called Uplift Senior Citizens is offering social engagement as a service to help improve the social and emotional well-being of senior citizens.
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Senior Vice President of Enterprise Risk Management and Principal Daniel Houston will present at American Gas Association's (AGA) Risk Management Committee Meeting on Monday, July 25 at 2:45 p.m. at the Aloft Boston Seaport in Boston, Mass.
ORLANDO, Fla., June 29, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Today Mode, a new smartphone app that makes us more mindful of how we use our devices, debuts in the app stores. The Mode app tracks time spent in different modes of day-to-day life without interruption. It encourages users to put down their phones and to be more deliberate with technology use, enriching their lives and their human connections. Mode reminds us to enjoy life untethered from constant emails, texts and notifications.
EPIC’s Suzannah Gill to Present at Japan-America Society of Georgia’s ‘Attracting and Retaining Top Talent: Best Cultural, Legal Benefits Practices’
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and ATLANTA, Ga., June 28, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Benefits Strategy Consultant Suzannah Gill will present at Japan-America Society of Georgia's (JASG) "Attracting & Retaining Top Talent: Best Cultural, Legal Benefits Practices" on Wednesday, June 29 at 4 p.m. at Barnes & Thornburg in Atlanta, Ga.
EPIC’s Bill Cosgrove and Mark Niebuhr to Present at Globalaw’s European Regional Meeting in Amsterdam
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., June 9, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Managing Principal and Practice Leader for the Financial Risk Solutions Practice Bill Cosgrove and Senior Vice President Mark Niebuhr will present at Globalaw ERM Amsterdam on Saturday, June 11 from 10:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at the Sofitel Legend the Grand Hotel in Amsterdam.
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- A new Internet service co-created by Growthnet and students from Stanford, Cambridge, the Sorbonne and Tsinghua University, invites participants to witness and even join in "Transformative Moments," meaning peak events experienced by people as diverse as new mothers, scientific researchers, musicians, the deaf-blind, and famous authors.
BRADENTON, Fla., May 24, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Personal Injury and Civil Trial Lawyer Bernard F. Walsh attended a ceremony honoring fallen officers of law enforcement who paid the ultimate sacrifice in keeping our citizens and community safe. The event, presented by Manatee Lodge 70 Fraternal Order of Police, drew law enforcement and legal community officials from the Sarasota-Manatee County area as wells public officials from Florida's State government and our community.
NEW YORK, N.Y., May 24, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C. today extolled the virtue of all the women and men who have served our country so courageously and admirably over the years. Their efforts ensured our freedom and that of our children for decades to come. We are forever indebted to their commitment and steadfast fealty.
CLEVELAND, Ohio, May 24, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Enjoying the great outdoors is one of the many things summer offers, says Project EverGreen. Whether it is hiking or camping at a state or national park, going to your community park for a picnic or simply having fun in your own backyard, enjoying green spaces is a summer ritual.
BANGALORE, India, May 24, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Remo Software today announced a new feature called "Controlled Access Mode" for Remo MORE. This new feature offers one of the most requested updates which adds new capability that allows to block apps and internet usage.
PALO ALTO, Calif., May 18, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- VLP Law Group LLP is pleased to announce that Chris Laukenmann has joined the firm's Corporate Practice Group as a partner based in California. Mr. Laukenmann's practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, securities, finance, private equity, venture capital, general corporate, restructuring and regulatory compliance across industries.
Weitz and Luxenberg, P.C. Sees Cancer Research Month As Ideal Time to Provide Free Access to Cancer Study Data
NEW YORK, N.Y., May 15, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C. today said it agrees with Vice President Joe Biden that the lives of more cancer victims could be saved if cancer researchers were able to more freely access published studies and, most importantly, their underlying data.
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ — On Monday, at the State House, Governor Charlie Baker signed landmark legislation into law to address the deadly opioid...
BRIDGEWATER, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Family-owned Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Homes has announced their fourth annual Winter Coat Drive for those in need. And if you were living in Massachusetts last winter, you remember not only how the snow kept coming and coming, but that it was so cold for so long that it didn't melt for months.
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Clostridium difficile (C.difficile) caused almost half a million infections among patients in the United States in a single year. A worldwide panel of experts, hosted by the C Diff Foundation, will gather at the 3rd Annual International Raising C. diff. Awareness Conference and Health Expo in Boston on November 9, to discuss vital information for healthcare professionals.
Group therapy service initiates program to provide psychological support for refugees from Middle East
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- An Internet group therapy service has initiated a program to provide psychological support for the thousands of refugees from the Middle East and North Africa who are currently trekking across Europe seeking new homes. In cooperation with the Adelina Foundation and Friends Beyond Borders, Growthnet, a U.S. company that offers various kinds of group counseling via web conferencing, is offering no-cost online sessions to any refugee who applies, according to its CEO, John Toomey.
WORCESTER, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- The Worcester Animal Rescue League is thrilled to announce that they are a recipient of a 2015 grant from...
BARNSTABLE, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Cape Wildlife Center, one of New England’s largest and most diverse wildlife rehabilitation facilities, has been selected as the...
Vexti Signs License Agreement for Nanotech Patents from Brown University and Northeastern University
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Vexti Corporation announced on July 21 that it has entered into a licensing agreement with Northeastern University and Brown University based on research and intellectual property in the fields of antimicrobial surface coating and surface modification technologies.
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.