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State Tipoffs Involving Massachusetts Newsletter for Sunday June 23, 2019 ( 94 items )  

A Statement From Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
BOSTON, Massachusetts, June 17 -- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt issued the following news release: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt released the following statement regarding the departure of Rose Else-Mitchell as the company's Chief Learning Officer and Executive Vice President of Professional Services: "For the last 18 years, Rose has been one of the leaders in the education technology movement focused on creating personalized, engaging and effective classroom solutions - such as READ 180 and MATH 180   more

Aberdeen Group: Developing Mobile Apps With APIs
BOSTON, Massachusetts, June 20 -- The Aberdeen Group issued the following information: According to data collected by the Pew Research Center, 77% of Americans now own a smartphone -- a 35% increase from 2011. What this suggests is that every year, more and more people in America are switching over to smartphones. With that being said, it is logical to conclude that developing a mobile app can help generate revenue for your business. However, developing a mobile app costs a lot of money, so y  more

Aberdeen Group: Elevating Analytics With Cloud-Based Data
BOSTON, Massachusetts, June 18 -- The Aberdeen Group issued the following information: Some companies are born in the Cloud. Others move some or most of their data infrastructure to the Cloud out of desire for modernization, corporate mandate, or simply out of necessity. Others still seem wedded to an on-premise architecture with their data and applications residing behind the firewall. Regardless of the approach, most organizations today recognize the symbiotic relationship between the way the  more

Aberdeen Group: Why Timing Is Everything in Digital Advertising
BOSTON, Massachusetts, June 19 -- The Aberdeen Group issued the following information: In the Mad Men age of television advertising, messaged mattered more than timing. There were so few networks and prime-time options that you knew exactly where consumer attention would be focused on any given day. Run an ad during a show like M*A*S*H in the 1980s and you were sure to get in front of your target audience. But now, outside of Super Bowl Sunday, timing is everything in advertising. Especially i  more

Ameresco Completes 10 Megawatt Distributed Energy Security Project at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island
FRAMINGHAM, Massachusetts, June 19 -- Ameresco, a provider of energy efficiency solutions, issued the following news release: * * * - Energy Infrastructure and Upgrades Improve Resiliency and Assure Continuity of Mission-Critical Operations at 8,000-Acre Recruit Depot on the South Carolina Coast * * * Ameresco, Inc., (NYSE:AMRC), a leading energy efficiency and renewable energy company, today announced the completion of construction of a comprehensive energy resiliency and energy infrastruct  more

American Hockey League Alumni Take Home National Hockey League Awards
SPRINGFIELD, Massachusetts, June 20 -- The American Hockey League issued the following news: Syracuse Crunch alumni Nikita Kucherov and Andrei Vasilevskiy of the Tampa Bay Lightning were landslide winners at the annual NHL Awards ceremony in Las Vegas on Wednesday night. Kucherov, who began his professional career with Syracuse by notching 24 points in 17 games in 2013-14, captured the Hart Trophy as the National Hockey League's most valuable player, receiving 164 of 171 first-place votes. Kuc  more

American Hockey League: Checkers' Branecky Honored With Ken McKenzie Award
SPRINGFIELD, Massachusetts, June 18 -- The American Hockey League issued the following news: The American Hockey League has selected Paul Branecky, vice president of marketing and communications for the Charlotte Checkers, as the winner of the league's Ken McKenzie Award for the 2018-19 season. Recognizing the important role played by team management in building a successful franchise, the Ken McKenzie Award is presented annually to an AHL team executive who most successfully promotes his or h  more

American Hockey League: Eakins Named Head Coach of Anaheim Ducks
SPRINGFIELD, Massachusetts, June 17 -- The American Hockey League issued the following news: The Anaheim Ducks today announced that they have named Dallas Eakins head coach. Eakins, who spent the last four seasons coaching the Ducks' AHL affiliate in San Diego, becomes the 10th head coach in franchise history. "Dallas is an outstanding head coach who has worked well with our players since joining the organization four years ago," said Ducks executive vice president/general manager Bob Murray.  more

American Hockey League: Monsters Name Eaves Head Coach
SPRINGFIELD, Massachusetts, June 18 -- The American Hockey League issued the following news: The Columbus Blue Jackets have named director of player personnel Chris Clark general manager of the AHL's Cleveland Monsters, and signed Mike Eaves to a multi-year contract to become the sixth head coach in Monsters franchise history. Eaves, 63, joins the Monsters with 34 seasons of experience coaching in the professional and collegiate ranks, including the last 17 years at St. Olaf College (2016-19)   more

American Hockey League: Teams Looking to Future at 2019 National Hockey League Draft
SPRINGFIELD, Massachusetts, June 21 -- The American Hockey League issued the following news: Thirty-one National Hockey League teams are preparing to take part in this weekend's 2019 NHL Draft in Vancouver, and their top affiliates are ready and waiting for the next wave of young American Hockey League stars to begin their professional careers. In 2018-19, a total of 242 former first- and second-round draft picks played in the American Hockey League, including young standouts like Erik Brannst  more

Baker-Polito Administration, MassDevelopment Announce Over $2 Million for Collaborative Workspaces
BOSTON, Massachusetts, June 17 -- MassDevelopment issued the following news release: The Baker-Polito Administration and MassDevelopment are pleased to announce $2,165,000 in funding for the fourth round of Collaborative Workspace Program grants, a MassDevelopment program that accelerates business formation, job creation, and entrepreneurial activity in communities by supporting infrastructure that fuels locally based innovation. Eligible organizations may apply for either seed grants to plan a  more

Boston College: Child Soldiers, Adult Lives
CHESTNUT HILL, Massachusetts, June 21 -- Boston College issued the following news: Nearly two decades removed from a brutal civil war that made them both captives and combatants, many of the former child soldiers of Sierra Leone have gradually earned greater acceptance from families and communities as they try to overcome their childhood trauma, according to a sweeping new report on their adult lives from a team led by Boston College researchers. Former child soldiers experience mental health   more

Boston Consulting Group: For Wealth Managers, Off Year Sparks Opportunity to Reignite Growth
BOSTON, Massachusetts, June 20 -- Boston Consulting Group, a management consulting firm, issued the following news release: * * * - In a Rapidly Shifting Environment, Players Must Invest in Product Innovation, Advanced Analytics, and Digital Tools to Extend Reach, Personalize Service, and Differentiate Offerings, Says New Report by BCG * * * With the steady rise in global personal financial wealth having come to a sharp halt in 2018, wealth managers must reinvent their business models to suc  more

Boston Public Schools: Excellence for All Initiative Showcases Year-End Student Research Projects at WGBH Studios
BOSTON, Massachusetts, June 19 -- Boston Public Schools issued the following news: * * * - Excellence for All Initiative Expands Access to More Challenging Curriculum and Enrichment Experiences for Marginalized Students * * * Excellence for All (EFA), an initiative of the Boston Public Schools (BPS), partnered with WGBH for the end-of-year EFA Capstone Showcase at WGBH Studios in Brighton on Friday, June 14. The event highlighted BPS's efforts to close opportunity gaps in elementary and midd  more

Brandeis University Places 5th in Nature's Global Rankings
WALTHAM, Massachusetts, June 21 -- Brandeis University issued the following news release: * * * - In its annual index, the journal said the university's scientists publish in prestigious publications at a far higher rate than those at other schools. * * * Nature, one of the most prestigious scientific journals, has ranked Brandeis 5th globally in its annual survey of institutions with the highest output of top-quality research in the natural sciences. The journal described the top-tier inst  more

Bunker Hill Community College Awarded $140,000 Grant to Support Early College Programs
BOSTON, Massachusetts, June 19 -- Bunker Hill Community College issued the following news: Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) was among eight public colleges and 13 high schools that were awarded new early college designations giving high school students the opportunity to study college-level courses and obtain credits before graduating high school. On June 13, 2019, BHCC and Madison Park Technical Vocational High School's Roxbury Massachusetts Advanced Post-Secondary Pathways Program (RoxMAP  more

California AG Becerra Welcomes Four Additional States to Lawsuit Challenging T-Mobile-Sprint Merger
SACRAMENTO, California, June 21 -- California Attorney General Xavier Becerra issued the following news release: * * * - Hawaii, Massachusetts, Minnesota, and Nevada join lawsuit, growing coalition to 14 attorneys general * * * California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today welcomed four additional states to the lawsuit challenging the merger of telecommunications companies T-Mobile and Sprint. The companies - two of only four national wireless providers - offer wireless phone services t  more

Cengage CEO Michael Hansen Wins 2019 Glassdoor Employees' Choice Award
BOSTON, Massachusetts, June 19 -- Cengage, an education and technology company, issued the following news release: Cengage CEO Michael Hansen has won the 2019 Employees' Choice Award from Glassdoor, one of the world's largest job and recruiting sites. The annual award honors the top CEOs whom employees love working for around the world. Hansen received an impressive 91 percent approval rating based on the anonymous and voluntary reviews that Cengage employees shared on Glassdoor over the last   more

Clark University Researcher: 'Moral Panic' Over Free-Ranging Cats Unwarranted
WORCESTER, Massachusetts, June 22 [TNSresearch] -- Clark University issued the following news: * * * - Just-published article challenges widely held beliefs that feral felines threaten biodiversity, public health * * * Conservationists in some parts of the world believe that free-ranging cats pose such an urgent and serious risk to biodiversity and public health that they're actually dropping poisoned sausages from the sky to facilitate their demise. Yet Clark University Research Scientist W  more

Claudia Rodriguez Joins Pega as Inclusion and Diversity Leader
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, June 19 -- Pegasystems, a developer of strategic applications for marketing, sales, customer service and operations, issued the following news release: * * * - Newly created role will help Pega continue to build and support inclusive global teams * * * Pegasystems Inc. (NASDAQ: PEGA), the software company empowering digital transformation at the world's leading enterprises, today announced the appointment of Claudia Rodriguez as inclusion and diversity (I&D) leader  more

Columbia University-Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory: Scientists Map Huge Undersea Fresh-Water Aquifer Off U.S. Northeast
NEW YORK, June 22 [TNSresearch] -- Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory issued the following news: In a new survey of the sub-seafloor off the U.S. Northeast coast, scientists have made a surprising discovery: a gigantic aquifer of relatively fresh water trapped in porous sediments lying below the salty ocean. It appears to be the largest such formation yet found in the world. The aquifer stretches from the shore at least from Massachusetts to New Jersey, extending more or les  more

Conservatory Lab Charter School Grows in Dorchester With $22.3 Million MassDevelopment Bond
BOSTON, Massachusetts, June 20 -- MassDevelopment issued the following news release: MassDevelopment has issued a $20,580,000 tax-exempt bond and $1,720,000 taxable bond on behalf of Conservatory Lab Charter School Foundation, Inc., an affiliate of Conservatory Lab Charter School. Using bond proceeds, the organization will buy a 1.27-acre parcel in Dorchester's Upham's Corner, on which it will demolish an existing structure and build a three-story, 41,800-square-foot school building in its plac  more

Cox Media Group: Boston 25 News Wins 2019 National Murrow Award For Excellence in Social Media
BOSTON, Massachusetts, June 20 -- Cox Media Group issued the following news release: Boston 25 News (WFXT-TV), a Cox Media Group station, has been honored with a National Murrow Award for Excellence in Social Media in a large TV market by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA). The station has been recognized with this prestigious award for its coverage of the Merrimack Valley explosions in 2018. When excessive pressure in natural gas lines caused a series of explosions and fire  more

Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Nation's #1 Pediatric Cancer Program
BOSTON, Massachusetts, June 18 -- The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute issued the following news release: U.S. News & World Report has named Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center the nation's #1 pediatric cancer program in its new 2019-20 Best Children's Hospitals rankings. This marks the fifth time since inception of the U.S. News pediatric specialty rankings in 2009 that Dana-Farber/Boston Children's has topped the pediatric cancer rankings. Boston Children's Hospital r  more

DNV GL Secures Verification Contract With Energinet
BURLINGTON, Massachusetts, June 20 -- DNV GL, a provider of classification, technical assurance, software and independent expert advisory services, issued the following news release: DNV GL has won a major contract to provide independent verification services for Energinet's section of the Baltic Pipe project, offshore Denmark. The Baltic Pipe project aims to enable the transport of gas from Norway from a tie-in to the existing Europipe II in the Danish North Sea to the export facility in Zeal  more

Duane Morris Adds New York Partners to Its Corporate and Trial Practices
BOSTON, Massachusetts, June 17 -- Duane Morris, a law firm, issued the following news release: * * * - Duane Morris Bolsters Boston, Newark and New York Offices with Partners Charles A. Ognibene, Michael T. Grant, Robert J. Brener and William B. Dubon * * * BOSTON, Mass., NEWARK, New Jersey, and NEW YORK, -- Charles A. Ognibene, Michael T. Grant, Robert J. Brener and William B. Dubon have joined Duane Morris LLP's Boston, Newark and New York offices as partners in the firm's Corporate and Tr  more

Dunkin' Begins Nationwide Delivery Rollout Through Grubhub
CANTON, Massachusetts, June 17 -- Dunkin' Donuts, a provider of coffee, donuts, bagels and muffins, issued the following news release: * * * - Launch of Dunkin' Delivers service begins today across the five boroughs of New York City through Seamless, Grubhub's New York brand * * * More of America will now run on Dunkin' without ever having to leave their home or office. Dunkin' today announced that it is partnering with Grubhub (NYSE:GRUB), the nation's leading online and mobile food-orderin  more

Earwear and Watches Expected to Drive Wearables Market at a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 7.9%, Says International Data
FRAMINGHAM, Massachusetts, June 19 -- International Data Corp., a provider of market intelligence and advisory services, issued the following news release: The market for wearable devices is on track to reach global shipments of 222.9 million units in 2019, growing to 302.3 million units in 2023 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.9%, according to a new forecast from International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker. Behind that growth is the propagatio  more

Entergy: New Analysis - U.S. Power Sector Continues March Away From Coal
BOSTON, Massachusetts, June 17 -- Entergy issued the following news release: The U.S. power sector continues transitioning away from coal and toward zero-carbon energy resources, as the largest electricity producers continue to reduce air pollutant emissions and their corresponding contributions to climate change, according to a new analysis released today. The analysis, Benchmarking Air Emissions of the 100 Largest Electric Power Producers in the United States, examines and compares key air p  more

Foley Hoag Earns Tier 1 Ranking for M&A by IFLR1000 United States
BOSTON, Massachusetts, June 17 -- Foley Hoag, a law firm, issued the following news: Foley Hoag LLP has once again earned a Tier 1 ranking in the Massachusetts/M&A category in the 2019 edition of IFLR1000 United States, a directory compiled by IFLR1000. This ranking recognizes Foley Hoag's position as a leading law firm with exceptional merger and acquisition capabilities. In addition to Foley Hoag earning Tier 1 status, M&A Practice Group Co-Chairs Joe Basile and Alex Aber and partner Peter R  more

Foley Hoag Joins American Bar Association Well-Being Pledge & Campaign
BOSTON, Massachusetts, June 19 -- Foley Hoag, a law firm, issued the following news: Foley Hoag LLP has announced that it has signed on to the American Bar Association's Well-Being Pledge & Campaign. Organized by the ABA Working Group to Advance Well-Being in the Legal Profession, the pledge and campaign were originated to support lawyer and law firm employee well-being and address the profession's troubling rates of alcohol and other substance-use disorders, as well as mental health issues.   more

Four Providers of Datacenter Energy Efficiency and Resiliency Solutions Named International Data Innovators
FRAMINGHAM, Massachusetts, June 19 -- International Data Corp., a provider of market intelligence and advisory services, issued the following news release: International Data Corporation (IDC) today published an IDC Innovators report profiling four companies that are helping their customers create more energy efficient, reliable, and sustainable datacenters. The four companies are CarbonRelay, CoolIT, Iceotope, and Virtual Power Systems. Datacenters are critical resources upon which all busine  more

Fujifilm at Forefront of Enterprise Imaging at Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine Annual Meeting 2019
LEXINGTON, Massachusetts, June 20 -- Fujifilm USA issued the following news: * * * - Company to showcase market leadership with comprehensive Synapse portfolio, robust AI capabilities, and #AskIndustry panel participation * * * FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc., leading provider of Enterprise Imaging and Medical Informatics solutions, will play a high-profile technological and educational role at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine Annual Meeting (SIIM19) from June 26-28, 201  more

Fujifilm to Showcase Array of Robust Technologies for Echocardiography at Ase 2019
LEXINGTON, Massachusetts, June 21 -- Fujifilm USA issued the following news: * * * - Company to Exhibit Enterprise Imaging Solution with Advanced Analysis & Monitoring; Best in Class Point-of-Care Ultrasound * * * Fujifilm will present its cardiovascular medical imaging portfolio including Synapse Cardiology PACS with Epsilon Imaging's EchoInsight, as well as the SonoSite Edge II point-of-care-ultrasound system (POCUS) at the American Society of Echocardiography annual meeting (ASE 2019). Th  more

Goodwin Continues Global Expansion of Life Sciences and Technology Practices With Four Market-Leading Partners in the United Kingdom
BOSTON, Massachusetts, June 18 -- Goodwin Procter, a law firm, issued the following news release: Global law firm Goodwin announced today that Malcolm Bates, David Mardle, Tim Worden and Adrian Rainey will join its Life Sciences and Technology Companies practices in the firm's London office. Mardle joined the firm yesterday, while Bates, Worden and Rainey will join following the completion of their notice periods. * Malcolm Bates is among the leading life science licensing and collaboration la  more

Goodwin Procter: Partner Calvin Wingfield Named to The National Bar Association's 40 Under 40 List
BOSTON, Massachusetts, June 19 -- Goodwin Procter, a law firm, issued the following news release: Goodwin partner Calvin Wingfield was named to The National Bar Association's 40 Under 40 List. The award recognizes the nation's top lawyers under the age of 40 who exemplify a broad range of high achievement, including in innovation, vision, leadership and legal and community involvement. Wingfield is a partner in the firm's Litigation Department and a member of its IP Litigation practice, where   more

Greenberg Traurig Contributes to Chambers and Partners 'USA Regional Real Estate 2019 Guide'
BOSTON, Massachusetts, June 20 -- Greenberg Traurig, a law firm, issued the following news release: Greenberg Traurig Real Estate Practice shareholders served as contributing authors for the Chambers and Partners "USA Regional Real Estate 2019 Guide." The guide provides legal commentary on key issues in the most significant jurisdictions for businesses involved in the real estate sector. Greenberg Traurig covered important developments in Colorado, Massachusetts, and New Jersey: * Denver offic  more

Harvard Law School: United Nations Independent Expert Victor Madrigal-Borloz to Pursue LGBTQI Research From Human Rights Program
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, June 18 -- Harvard Law School issued the following news: * * * - As a resident fellow at HLS, UN expert will build a team of student assistants to support research * * * Harvard Law School's Human Rights Program announced today that Victor Madrigal-Borloz, the United Nations independent expert for the protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI), will join the program as a senior visiting researcher. Madrigal-  more

Harvard Medical School: Screen Time and the Brain
BOSTON, Massachusetts, June 21 [TNSsociologyresearch] -- Harvard Medical School issued the following news: * * * - Digital devices can interfere with everything from sleep to creativity * * * By Debra Bradley Ruder Whether we like it or not, digital devices are everywhere. Some of us can barely put them down, even when we're with cherished family and friends. While these devices can enhance learning and build community, they can also interfere with everything from sleep to creativity. Pedi  more

Harvard School of Public Health: Coverage Losses, Substantial Confusion in Arkansas Following Implementation of Medicaid Work Requirements
BOSTON, Massachusetts, June 20 [TNSsociologyresearch] -- Harvard University's T.H. Chan School of Public Health issued the following news release: Thousands of adults in Arkansas lost insurance coverage in the first six months after Medicaid work requirements were implemented, with no change in employment, according to a new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The study is the first quantitative evidence on the nation's first-ever work requirements in Medicaid, which started i  more

Harvard University-Business School Launches New MS/MBA Biotechnology: Life Sciences Joint Degree
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, June 21 -- Harvard University's Business School issued the following news release: Harvard Business School (HBS) and Harvard's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) announced today a new joint master's degree program that aims to prepare future leaders at the interface of life sciences and business. The two-year, full-time program begins in August 2020 and will confer both a Master of Business Administration from HBS and a Master of Science from GSAS, through Har  more

Hawaii A.G. Connors: Hawaii Joins Coalition of States Blocking T-Mobile and Sprint Megamerger
HONOLULU, Hawaii, June 21 -- Hawaii Attorney General Clare E. Connors issued the following news release: Attorney General Clare E. Connors announced today that Hawaii has joined 13 other states in filing a multi-state lawsuit to halt the proposed merger of telecom giants T-Mobile and Sprint. The complaint, led by New York Attorney General Letitia James and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra was originally filed on June 11 with 10 Attorneys Generals. This morning, however, an amended ver  more

IDG Communications: Computerworld Unveils 2019 Best Places to Work in Information Technology List
BOSTON, Massachusetts, June 17 -- IDG Communications, a technology media, data and marketing services company, issued the following news release: * * * - Since 1994, Computerworld's annual Best Places to Work in IT feature has ranked the top 100 work environments for technology professionals. * * * IDG's Computerworld - the leading technology media brand empowering enterprise users and their managers - is pleased to announce the 2019 Best Places to Work in IT list (click to tweet). The annua  more

Massachusetts A.G. Healey Announces Office's Largest Opioid Trafficking Takedown With Federal, State, and Local Partners
BOSTON, Massachusetts, June 20 -- Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey issued the following news release: * * * - Authorities Seize More Than 25 Kilograms of Heroin/Fentanyl and Cocaine; 14 Individuals Arrested Following Large-Scale Joint Investigation of AG's Fentanyl Strike Force * * * Following a large-scale joint investigation by the Attorney General's Fentanyl Strike Force with federal, state, and local law enforcement partners, 14 people were arrested and arraigned in connection  more

Massachusetts A.G. Healey Awards More Than $500,000 in Grants to Improve Care for At-Risk Children
BOSTON, Massachusetts, June 19 -- Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey issued the following news release: * * * - Grants Will Support Trauma-Informed Care by Early Education Providers Across the State * * * A new grant program through Attorney General Maura Healey's Office will provide more than $500,000 to support early education and childcare providers across the state in their work to address the needs of young children experiencing trauma. The AG's Trauma-Informed Care for Young   more

Massachusetts A.G. Healey Joins Lawsuit to Block Merger of T-Mobile and Sprint
BOSTON, Massachusetts, June 21 -- Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey issued the following news release: * * * - 13 State Coalition Alleges that the Merger is Anti-competitive, Will Raise Prices for Consumers * * * Attorney General Maura Healey joined 13 states and the District of Columbia today in filing a lawsuit to halt the proposed merger of telecom giants T-Mobile and Sprint. The AGs allege that the merger of two of the four national mobile network operators would deprive consum  more

Massachusetts A.G. Healey: Methuen Attorney Pleads Guilty, Sentenced to Jail for Stealing From Client Estate
SALEM, Massachusetts, June 21 -- Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey issued the following news release: A disbarred attorney from Methuen has pleaded guilty and been sentenced to jail in connection with stealing tens of thousands of dollars from an estate she represented, Attorney General Maura Healey announced today. Deborah Anthony, 68, pleaded guilty to Fiduciary Embezzlement (two counts) and Criminal Contempt (one count) on Tuesday in Essex Superior Court. Judge Thomas Drechsler se  more

Massachusetts General Hospital Receives Keeper of the Flame Award
BOSTON, Massachusetts, June 17 -- Massachusetts General Hospital issued the following news: On June 13th, Massachusetts General Hospital received the Lawyers for Civil Rights' 2019 Keeper of the Flame award, which commemorates the legacy of civil rights activist Rosa Parks. The award was given in recognition of Mass General's 15 year medical-legal partnership in Chelsea through the Legal Initiative for Care (LINC) program. Two Mass General physicians, Fiona Danaher, MD, and Gene Beresin, MD, w  more

Massachusetts General Hospital: How Mass General Uses Machine Learning to Make Decisions About Spine Surgeries
BOSTON, Massachusetts, June 20 -- Massachusetts General Hospital issued the following news: Patients deciding whether to undergo spine surgeries are often weighed down by questions about the risks and whether surgery will really improve their quality of life. A team led by Joseph H. Schwab, MD, chief of the Orthopaedic Spine Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, is using machine learning to develop tools that can help patients answer those questions. Machine learning is a form of artificia  more

Massachusetts Gov. Baker and Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Katie Theoharides Testify Before Joint Committee on Revenue
BOSTON, Massachusetts, June 18 -- Gov. Charlie Baker, R-Massachusetts, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Charlie Baker and Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Katie Theoharides testified before the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Revenue to discuss the administration's legislation to improve climate resiliency, S.10: An Act providing for climate change adaptation infrastructure investments in the Commonwealth. Remarks as prepared for delivery: Governor Baker: "Goo  more

Massachusetts Gov. Baker Nominates Patrick J. Malone of Leominster as Associate Justice of the Fitchburg District Court
BOSTON, Massachusetts, June 19 -- Gov. Charlie Baker, R-Massachusetts, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Charlie Baker nominated Attorney Patrick J. Malone of Leominster to the position of Associate Justice of the Fitchburg District Court. Attorney Malone has 24 years of legal experience in the public and private sectors. "Attorney Malone's valuable experience as Clerk Magistrate of this Court has well prepared him for the position of Associate Justice," said Governor Charlie   more

Massachusetts Republican Party Issues Statement on Infanticide Act
BOSTON, Massachusetts, June 17 -- The Massachusetts Republican Party issued the following statement by Chairman Jim Lyons on Infanticide Act: "Today, hundreds of Massachusetts citizens rallied on Beacon Hill. "They gave up their day in order to speak on behalf of the most voiceless and vulnerable in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. "They came to Beacon Hill asking their legislators to refuse to capitulate to the extreme Infanticide Act, legislation introduced by radicals who favor abortion   more

MassDevelopment Awards $509,336 to Help 11 Community Health Centers Complete Facility Improvements
BOSTON, Massachusetts, June 18 -- MassDevelopment issued the following news release: MassDevelopment has provided grants totaling $509,336 to 11 community health centers across the Commonwealth through the Agency's Community Health Center Grants Program, which will help these organizations complete capital improvement projects. The program offers grants of up to $50,000 each for projects ranging from installing upgraded security equipment to adding exam rooms for increased patient capacity. "H  more

MassDevelopment Creates District Improvement Financing Guide to Advance Local Economic Development
BOSTON, Massachusetts, June 20 -- MassDevelopment issued the following news release: MassDevelopment has created a new guide to help cities and towns in Massachusetts utilize District Improvement Financing (DIF), a locally enacted tool that enables municipalities to identify and capture incremental tax revenues from new private investment in a specific area and direct them toward public improvement and economic development projects. The DIF Guide, available at massdevelopment.com/DIF, includes   more

MathWorks Enhances Academic Research With New Unlimited Scaling and Collaboration Opportunities in MATLAB
NATICK, Massachusetts, June 17 -- MathWorks, developer of mathematical computing software, issued the following news release: MathWorks today announced expanded access to MATLAB Parallel Server to help speed academic research. Now all researchers and students at academic institutions with a MathWorks Campus-Wide License that includes MATLAB Parallel Server have unlimited access to scale MATLAB programs and Simulink simulations to clusters and clouds. The new flexible usage policy also extends t  more

Mayor Walsh and Boston Public Schools Launch Pilot Program to Provide Free Menstrual Supplies to Boston Public Schools Students
BOSTON, Massachusetts, June 17 -- Boston Public Schools issued the following news: Building on Boston's commitment to ensure Boston Public School students have every resource they need to learn, thrive and succeed, Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Public Schools today announced the launch of a pilot program that will bring free menstrual supplies to 77 BPS schools throughout the district. This program will start in the fall of the 2019 school year. "This pilot program is about equity in ou  more

Mintz Member Jeffrey Moerdler Named Met Council's Volunteer of the Year
BOSTON, Massachusetts, June 18 -- Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, a law firm, issued the following news release: Mintz Member Jeffrey Moerdler has been recognized with the Volunteer of the Year award by The Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty (Met Council), for his work to support the organization's mission to fight poverty through comprehensive social services. He accepted the award at Met Council's annual legislative breakfast held on June 2 at The Yale Club in Manhattan, w  more

MIT: 'Nanoemulsion' Gels Offer New Way to Deliver Drugs Through the Skin
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, June 22 [TNSscienceresearch] -- The Massachusetts Institute of Technology issued the following news: * * * - Novel materials made with FDA-approved components could deliver large payloads of active ingredients. * * * MIT chemical engineers have devised a new way to create very tiny droplets of one liquid suspended within another liquid, known as nanoemulsions. Such emulsions are similar to the mixture that forms when you shake an oil-and-vinegar salad dressing, but   more

MIT: Among India's Working Poor, Sobriety May Boost Savings
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, June 22 -- The Massachusetts Institute of Technology issued the following news: * * * - Economist's study of rickshaw drivers shows effects of alcohol consumption on financial decision-making. * * * Trying to stay sober does not change the earnings of some workers -- but it does increase the amount of money they save, acording to an MIT economist's field experiment about low-income workers in India. The experiment, involving a large group of rickshaw drivers in the  more

MIT: Automated Cryptocode Generator Is Helping Secure the Web
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, June 18 [TNSscienceresearch] -- The Massachusetts Institute of Technology issued the following news: * * * - System automatically writes optimized algorithms to encrypt data in Google Chrome browsers and web applications. * * * Nearly every time you open up a secure Google Chrome browser, a new MIT-developed cryptographic system is helping better protect your data. In a paper presented at the recent IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, MIT researchers detail a s  more

MIT: Building the Tools of the Next Manufacturing Revolution
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, June 18 -- The Massachusetts Institute of Technology issued the following news: * * * - From industrializing 3-D printing to creating nanomaterials at scale, John Hart is reimagining the way things are made. * * * Over a century ago, a visitor to Henry Ford's new assembly line in Highland Park, Michigan, could watch workers build automobiles from interchangeable parts, and witness a manufacturing revolution in progress. Today, someone who wants to glimpse the futur  more

MIT: Creating 3-D Images, With Regular Ink
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, June 20 [TNSscienceresearch] -- The Massachusetts Institute of Technology issued the following news: * * * - MIT startup Lumii helps manufacturers replicate the visual effects of holograms on their printed materials. * * * This month, 5,000 distinctive cans of Fuzzy Logic beer will appear on local shelves as part of Massachusetts-based Portico Brewing's attempt to stand out in the aesthetically competitive world of craft beer. The cans feature eye-catching arrays o  more

MIT: Droplet Walks Into an Electric Field
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, June 18 [TNSscienceresearch] -- The Massachusetts Institute of Technology issued the following news: * * * - Researchers have found a simple formula that could be useful for air purification, space propulsion, and molecular analyses. * * * When a raindrop falls through a thundercloud, it is subject to strong electric fields that pull and tug on the droplet, like a soap bubble in the wind. If the electric field is strong enough, it can cause the droplet to burst apar  more

MIT: Engineers 3-D Print Flexible Mesh for Ankle and Knee Braces
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, June 20 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The Massachusetts Institute of Technology issued the following news: * * * - Techniques could lead to personalized wearable and implantable devices. * * * Hearing aids, dental crowns, and limb prosthetics are some of the medical devices that can now be digitally designed and customized for individual patients, thanks to 3-D printing. However, these devices are typically designed to replace or support bones and other rigid parts of the  more

MIT: From One Brain Scan, More Information for Medical Artificial Intelligence
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, June 20 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The Massachusetts Institute of Technology issued the following news: * * * - System helps machine-learning models glean training information for diagnosing and treating brain conditions. * * * MIT researchers have devised a novel method to glean more information from images used to train machine-learning models, including those that can analyze medical scans to help diagnose and treat brain conditions. An active new area in medicine   more

MIT: Researchers Solve Mystery of How Gas Bubbles Form in Liquid
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, June 18 [TNSscienceresearch] -- The Massachusetts Institute of Technology issued the following news: * * * - Findings show how to make confined bubbles develop uniformly, instead of in their usual scattershot way. * * * The formation of air bubbles in a liquid appears very similar to its inverse process, the formation of liquid droplets from, say, a dripping water faucet. But the physics involved is actually quite different, and while those water droplets are unifor  more

MIT: Spotting Objects Amid Clutter
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, June 20 [TNSscienceresearch] -- The Massachusetts Institute of Technology issued the following news: * * * - New approach quickly finds hidden objects in dense point clouds, for use in driverless cars or work spaces with robotic assistants. * * * A new MIT-developed technique enables robots to quickly identify objects hidden in a three-dimensional cloud of data, reminiscent of how some people can make sense of a densely patterned "Magic Eye" image if they observe it  more

National Grid: Britain's Clean Energy System Achieves Historic Milestone in 2019
WESTBOROUGH, Massachusetts, June 21 -- National Grid, an electricity and natural gas delivery company, issued the following news release: This year, for the first time since the Industrial Revolution, more of Britain's electricity production will come from zero carbon energy sources, than fossil fuels. According to National Grid, annual power generation data from the last decade shows Britain's reliance on cleaner energy sources (wind, solar, nuclear, hydro power and storage) will overtake foss  more

Nevada A.G.Ford Joins Coalition of States Blocking T-Mobile and Sprint Megamerger
CARSON CITY, Nevada, June 21 -- Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford issued the following news release: Today, Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford announced that Nevada has joined 13 other states in filing a multi-state lawsuit to halt the proposed merger of telecom giants T-Mobile and Sprint. The complaint, led by New York Attorney General Letitia James and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra was originally filed on June 11 with 10 Attorneys Generals. This morning, however, an amend  more

New York A.G. James' Multistate Lawsuit to Block T-Mobile and Sprint Megamerger Gains Additional Support From Attorneys General Across the Nation
NEW YORK, June 21 -- New York Attorney General Letitia James issued the following news release: * * * - Hawaii, Massachusetts, Minnesota, and Nevada join suit to block anticompetitive merger * * * New York Attorney General Letitia James today announced that four additional states have joined the multistate lawsuit to block the merger of telecommunications giants T-Mobile and Sprint. In an amended complaint filed in New York federal court this morning, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Minnesota, and Ne  more

Nuance Accelerates Exit of Its Non-Core Subscriber Revenue Services Business
BURLINGTON, Massachusetts, June 21 -- Nuance Communications, a provider of voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers, issued the following news release: Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN), today announced it has accelerated the exit of its non-core Subscription Revenue Services (SRS) business, which provides services to mobile consumers in emerging markets, primarily Brazil and India. The Company has completed the sale of its Brazil SRS operations and has signed a defini  more

Nuance to Guide Financial Leaders on the Power of Cloud-Based Analytics to Solve Healthcare's Most Pressing Challenges
BURLINGTON, Massachusetts, June 20 -- Nuance Communications, a provider of voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers, issued the following news release: * * * - Company to lead in-depth experiential learning track on utilizing real-time analytics to improve outcomes, patient experience and increase productivity at the 2019 HFMA Annual Conference * * * Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN), an industry-leading provider of AI-powered solutions, will host a full day experie  more

O'Reilly Announces Speaker and Session Lineup for Open Source Software Conference 2019
BOSTON, Massachusetts, June 20 -- O'Reilly Media issued the following news release: * * * - Conference Highlights the Technology Driving Software Development Today, from AI and Cloud to Edge Computing * * * O'Reilly, the premier source for insight-driven learning on technology and business, today announced the lineup of speakers presenting at its upcoming Open Source Software Conference (OSCON), taking place July 15-18 in Portland, Oregon at the Oregon Convention Center. The open source com  more

Pega Ranked a Leader in Digital Process Automation for Deep Deployments by Top Analyst Firm
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, June 19 -- Pegasystems, a developer of strategic applications for marketing, sales, customer service and operations, issued the following news release: Pegasystems Inc. (NASDAQ: PEGA), the software company empowering digital transformation at the world's leading enterprises, today announced it has been named a Leader in the Forrester Research report The Forrester Wave(TM): Software for Digital Process Automation for Deep Deployments, Q2 2019 (1). Pega received among th  more

PTC Named 2019 Technology Partner of the Year for Edge and IoT Solutions by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
BOSTON, Massachusetts, June 18 -- PTC, a software company that delivers a technology platform and solutions to help companies design, manufacture, operate and service things for a smart, connected world, issued the following news release: * * * - PTC Recognized for Success in Meeting Critical Customer Needs * * * PTC (NASDAQ: PTC) today announced that Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has named PTC its "2019 Technology Partner of the Year for Edge and IoT Solutions." PTC was recognized for it  more

PTC: Digital Transformation Gets Bigger, Better, Bolder at LiveWorx '19
BOSTON, Massachusetts, June 20 -- PTC, a software company that delivers a technology platform and solutions to help companies design, manufacture, operate and service things for a smart, connected world, issued the following news release: * * * - Record Audience Experiences Convergence of Physical and Digital Worlds * * * A record crowd gathered in Boston last week for the annual LiveWorx(R) digital transformation event, where attendees explored how digital transformation is becoming a reali  more

Springfield College Criminal Justice Program Partners With United States Secret Service
SPRINGFIELD, Massachusetts, June 10 -- Springfield College issued the following news: The Springfield College Criminal Justice program recently agreed to a partnership with the United States Secret Service to identify and guide first-year students and sophomores toward a career with the United States Secret Service. Led by United States Secret Service Senior Special Agent John Mazza and United States Secret Service Special Agent in Charge of Talent and Employee Acquisition and Global Recruiti  more

Springfield Technical Community College Rolls Out Child Development Associate Plus Program
SPRINGFIELD, Massachusetts, June 19 -- Springfield Technical Community College issued the following news: Springfield Technical Community College this fall will launch a new certificate program to help early childhood educators or school paraprofessionals take their careers to the next level. The Child Development Associate Plus (CDA Plus) Certificate of Completion is designed for educators who want to get their Child Development Associate credential and earn college credit at the same time.   more

Sustaining Framingham: U-Haul Repurposing Old Office Building
FRAMINGHAM, Massachusetts, June 18 -- U-Haul, a subsidiary of Amerco, issued the following news release: U-Haul(R) will soon offer a contemporary self-storage and retail facility at 15 Pleasant St. Connector thanks to the recent acquisition of the former MetroWest Place office building. U-Haul Moving & Storage of Framingham-Southborough will soon be operating out of a temporary showroom and offering truck and trailer sharing and moving supplies. "U-Haul will be converting the shell of this fi  more

Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital Completes 1.6 Megawatt Solar Energy Generation Project With Ameresco
FRAMINGHAM, Massachusetts, June 17 -- Ameresco, a provider of energy efficiency solutions, issued the following news release: * * * - Sutter Health Network Hospital in Northern California Advances Sustainability Initiative With Solar Power to Optimize Energy Usage and Improve Patient Care * * * FRAMINGHAM, MA AND SANTA ROSA, CA - Ameresco, Inc., (NYSE:AMRC), a leading energy efficiency and renewable energy company, and Sutter Health today announced the completion of a 1.6 megawatt solar ener  more

The Growth in Connected IoT Devices Is Expected to Generate 79.4ZB of Data in 2025, According to a New International Data Forecast
FRAMINGHAM, Massachusetts, June 18 -- International Data Corp., a provider of market intelligence and advisory services, issued the following news release: The number of devices connected to the Internet, including the machines, sensors, and cameras that make up the Internet of Things (IoT), continues to grow at a steady pace. A new forecast from International Data Corporation (IDC) estimates that there will be 41.6 billion connected IoT devices, or "things," generating 79.4 zettabytes (ZB) of   more

University of Massachusetts Amherst Wins ITE Northeastern District Traffic Bowl
AMHERST, Massachusetts, June 19 -- The University of Massachusetts's Amherst campus issued the following news: The University of Massachusetts-Amherst Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Student Chapter took home the grand prize at the ITE Northeastern District Traffic Bowl. Each year ITE student chapters from Canada and the United States participate in the ITE Collegiate Traffic Bowl. This competition features teams comprised of up to 3 students testing their knowledge of ITE, transpo  more

University of Massachusetts Dining Receives Ninth Straight Gold in Collegiate Culinary Competition
AMHERST, Massachusetts, June 19 -- The University of Massachusetts's Amherst campus issued the following news: * * * - Teams break record for most gold medals awarded * * * UMass Dining brought home the gold for the ninth year in a row at the American Culinary Federation's (ACF) collegiate competition held during the 25th Annual Tastes of the World Chef Culinary Conference at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The UMass Amherst team featured chefs Pamela Adams, Robert Bankert, Geoff M  more

University of Massachusetts to Host 2019 Building Technology Educators' Society Conference
AMHERST, Massachusetts, June 19 -- The University of Massachusetts's Amherst campus issued the following news: * * * Four-day conference welcomes educators from U.S. and Canada * * * Beginning Thursday, June 20, the University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of Architecture, along with the Building and Technology Program at UMass and the Five College Consortium, will host the bi-annual Building Technology Educators' Society (BTES) Conference. The 2019 theme, "Integration and Innovatio  more

University of Massachusetts's Amherst Campus: New Species of Rock-eating Shipworm Identified in Freshwater River in the Philippines
AMHERST, Massachusetts, June 19 -- The University of Massachusetts's Amherst campus issued the following news: * * * UMass Amherst scientist among international team of researchers studying biodiversity with an eye toward developing new drugs * * * A newly identified genus and species of worm-like, freshwater clam, commonly known as a shipworm, eats rock and expels sand as scat while it burrows like an ecosystem engineer in the Abatan River in the Philippines. Local residents of Bohol Islan  more

University of Massachusetts's Amherst Campus: Study Reveals New Genomic Roots of Ecological Adaptation in Polar Bear Evolution
AMHERST, Massachusetts, June 17 [TNSresearch] -- The University of Massachusetts's Amherst campus issued the following news: * * * - UMass Amherst genomicist explores how natural selection shaped gene copy numbers * * * Scientists from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Vanderbilt University and Clark University have shed new light on the genomic foundation of the polar bear's ecological adaption by pinpointing rapid changes in the bear's gene copy numbers in response to a diet shiftin  more

University of Massachusetts's Amherst Researchers Share in 3.8 Million Dollar Grant From Rockefeller Foundation
AMHERST, Massachusetts, June 20 -- The University of Massachusetts's Amherst campus issued the following news: Researchers from the University of Massachusetts Amherst will share in a $3.8 million grant from The Rockefeller Foundation to support their work to use enhanced data modeling to transform electricity systems in emerging economies. The grant will be shared with a team of researchers at Columbia University, Carnegie Mellon University and Colorado School of Mines. The team will use the   more

University of Massachusetts's Amherst: Smart Facades-Working From the Outside in to Make Buildings More Energy Efficient
AMHERST, Massachusetts, June 20 -- The University of Massachusetts's Amherst campus issued the following news: Buildings consume some 40 percent of energy in the United States, and within those residential and commercial structures, heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems guzzle 46 percent of the power used, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. In an ongoing effort to reduce the carbon footprint of buildings, an interdisciplinary team of scientists and students at the U  more

University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth Researcher Urges Long-Range Planning for Fishing Communities As Changing Ocean Temperatures Shift Habitats
DARTMOUTH, Massachusetts, June 19 [TNSscienceresearch] -- The University of Massachusetts's Dartmouth Campus issued the following news release: * * * - Risk to dozens of ports from North Carolina to Maine examined * * * A UMass Dartmouth scientist contributed to research recently published in Nature Climate Change, indicating that many east coast fishing communities face risks due to changing ocean temperatures that are altering the location of fish populations. "Climate change is expected   more

University of Massachusetts: For the Kids Dance Marathon Recognized for Fundraising Growth
AMHERST, Massachusetts, June 21 -- The University of Massachusetts's Amherst campus issued the following news: This year's UMass For the Kids (FTK) Dance Marathon has recently been recognized for being in the top 10 colleges and universities for fundraising monetary growth by the Children's Miracle Network. The FTK Dance Marathon raised over $280, 000 for Baystate Children's Hospital on Saturday, April 13 in the Mullins Center. That is almost $70,000 more than last year, adding to the $490,000  more

University of Massachusetts: Public Policy Grad Student Elected to Palmer Town Council
AMHERST, Massachusetts, June 21 -- The University of Massachusetts's Amherst campus issued the following news: Jessica Sizer, a student in the Master of Public Policy (MPP) program, was elected to an at-large seat on the Palmer Town Council on Tuesday, June 11. Sizer received 514 votes to incumbent Mary Salzmann's 132. "I couldn't be more thankful for the support I've received from not only voters in the Town of Palmer, but my community at UMass and the network I've gained over the years as a   more

Verisk Analytics: AIR Worldwide Releases Updated Earthquake Model for New Zealand
BOSTON, Massachusetts, June 20 -- Verisk Analytics, a data analytics provider, issued the following news release: Catastrophe risk modeling firm AIR Worldwide (AIR) announced the release of its updated Earthquake Model for New Zealand. This model incorporates the latest scientific research after the 2010 2011 Canterbury earthquake sequence, the 2016 Kaikoura earthquake, and earthquakes worldwide to provide the most current and comprehensive view of earthquake risk. Also captured are the effects  more

Verisk Analytics: Sompo International to Leverage AIR's Innovative Casualty Analytics Solution for Multi-Line Risk Analysis
BOSTON, Massachusetts, June 19 -- Verisk Analytics, a data analytics provider, issued the following news release: Catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide (AIR) today announced that Sompo International, a global specialty provider of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, is leveraging AIR's casualty analytics platform, Arium, to better understand and quantify its liability and loss potential across multiple commercial liability lines of business. AIR Worldwide is a Verisk (Nasdaq:VRSK  more

Verisk: Sompo International to Leverage AIR's Innovative Casualty Analytics Solution for Multi-Line Risk Analysis
BOSTON, Massachusetts, June 19 -- Verisk, a data analytics provider, issued the following news release: Catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide (AIR) today announced that Sompo International, a global specialty provider of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, is leveraging AIR's casualty analytics platform, Arium, to better understand and quantify its liability and loss potential across multiple commercial liability lines of business. AIR Worldwide is a Verisk (Nasdaq:VRSK) business  more