MASSACHUSETTS NEWS

MASSACHUSETTS NEWS

Business, Entertainment and Technology News from Massachusetts, USA

MASSACHUSETTS NEWS

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

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.
Necessary Assets

Boston author and former FBI Agent James Ring launches new spy novel 'Necessary Assets'

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.
EPIC co-founder John Hahn

EPIC Insurance announces acquisition of Boston's SafeHarbor Risk Management

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.
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Truebridge Financial Marketing today announced launch of their Business Answer Center

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.
Christ Church renovation

Charlie Allen Restorations announces Christ Church Cambridge Wins Historic Preservation Award

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 INC

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.
Truebridge Inc

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.
John Kerry

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...
Truebridge Inc

Ken Wells joins Truebridge Inc. as EVP of Relationship Marketing

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.

Mass. Gov. Patrick Announces Two District Court Clerk-Magistrate Nominations

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.

Mass. Gov. Patrick Appoints Marian T. Ryan as Middlesex County District Attorney

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.

President Obama Statement on the Boston Marathon Bombing April 15, 2013

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.
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Mass. Gov. Patrick Appoints Michael Pelgro as Acting Middlesex County District Attorney

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.
Ilene Fischer of Womenlead

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.
Advanced Resources Marketing Boston

Boston LTCi Leader, Advanced Resources Marketing, announces Satellite Office in Florida

TAMPA, Fla. and BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Advanced Resources Marketing (ARM), one of the country's largest distributors of Long Term Care Insurance (LTCi) announced today the opening of a satellite distribution office in Tampa, Fla. This location joins the main office in Boston, and satellite offices in Merion Station, Pa., and McLean, Va., as a growing part of ARM's distribution network.

LTCi Leader, Advanced Resources Marketing, announces Satellite Office in Tampa

TAMPA, Fla. and BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Advanced Resources Marketing (ARM), one of the country's largest distributors of Long Term Care Insurance (LTCi) announced today the opening of a satellite distribution office in Tampa, Fla. This location joins the main office in Boston, and satellite offices in Merion Station, Pa., and McLean, Va., as a growing part of ARM's distribution network.
Localization LLC Translations BOSTON

Localization LLC Translations is happy to announce its newest location in Boston, Massachusetts at One Boston Place

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Localization LLC Translations is happy to announce its newest location in Boston, Massachusetts at One Boston Place (201 Washington Street, Suite 2600). This new location is the result of the expanding need for translation and language service in today's challenging business market.
Publisher Henry Quinlan

Massachusetts Seminar Offers New Concept in Retirement Planning, a Thoughtful Prep for the Next Stage of Life for Those about to...

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Omni Publishing Co. announces the launch of a new concept in retirement planning with a Dec. 4, 2012, seminar designed to address the non-financial, soft-side of retirement. Attendees to the seminar 'Building Your Emotional Pension' will be presented with the planning tools that will enable them to map out a retirement that works.
WEST

WEST: Advancing Women in Science and Technology is Launching a Ten-Month Leadership Program to Develop Women in Their STEM Careers

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Out of its commitment to help women, WEST: Advancing Women in Science and Technology is launching a ten-month leadership program to develop women in their STEM careers as leaders so that they consistently make a difference in the organizations they serve and in the world.

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...

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