Survivors of suicide share stories

Sally Willard of Ipswich has come to terms with the 1995 suicide of her 21-year-old daughter, but that doesn’t mean the pain has gone away. “I still have moments of trying to recapture her,” said Willard, who is speaking out as part of International Survivors of Suicide Day today. “I’ll do things like look through her elementary school address book and just pick out bits and pieces. It’s a really hard thing to accept because you don’t want it to have happened, and you don’t want to be living this horror.” Willard’s daughter, Sarah Devens, was a three-sport, Division 1 athlete Continue reading >>>

Cape lawmaker wants paid sick days for all workers

Print this Article Email this Article BOSTON — Every flu season for the last four years, legislation has been proposed to give all Massachusetts workers paid sick days. Now, a Cape legislator is hoping the idea will become law next year."We don't want people sending sick kids to school because they have no opportunity to use day care," said Sen. Daniel Wolf, D-Harwich, who supports the bill that gives workers paid sick days for themselves or to care for family. "We don't want people to not take sick days because Continue reading >>>

Orienteering: When Footraces Meet Navigation

'; } }); }); Finding a good spot for an orienteering course can be complicated. Mapping it can be complicated. Setting up equipment to record times – complicated. But Gary Kraft of Mill Valley, California says the sport’s premise is pretty simple. “You have a map and you have a compass,” the former president of the U.S. Orienteering Federation said. “It is your responsibility, or your pleasure, to figure out how to get from Point A to Continue reading >>>

AMA opposes implementing ICD-10; industry leaders react

In its 65th Interim Meeting in New Orleans, the American Medical Association's House of Delegates voted to vigorously oppose implementing ICD-10 across health care, as mandated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). AMA leadership will now assess just how it will try to stop the new disease coding set, scheduled to replace ICD-9 on Oct. 1, 2013. Learn more about implementing ICD-10  To gauge a vendor's ICD-10 readiness, see if its partners are also ready Use coding, transcription systems to ease ICD-10 adoption Ask your questions about implementing ICD-10 at the Health Continue reading >>>

Four Year Strong Holiday Mini Tour With Set Your Goals and More

• Van Halen Rumor Confirmed • Black Sabbath's Initial World Tour Dates • Rolling Stones Reunion Jam With Mick Taylor and Bill Wyman • KK Keeping Mum on Judas Priest Departure • Iron Maiden Plan Edventure Weekend • Led Zeppelin IV Back On The Charts • Young The Giant Headline Tour Details • Bayside, Saves The Day, Get Up Kids Singers Announce Where's The Band? Tour • Rolling Stones Unlock Their Archive • Four Year Strong Holiday Mini Tour With Set Your Goals and More • Local H Taking On Rush's 2112 For New Year's Eve Bash • Metallica, U2, Bruce Springsteen, Lady Gaga, Continue reading >>>

Local banks say they’re poised for growth

Chris Mahoney Associate Editor - Boston Business Journal Email A number of Greater Boston banks are poised to bust out after a flat third quarter for profits, analysts said. “The nimble, community-oriented banks are outrunning the rest of the pack,” said Mark Fitzgibbon, equity analyst at Sandler O’Neill Partners. “They’re feeding off the Continue reading >>>

Panera to open in Lexington Center on Nov. 28

On Monday, Nov. 28, Panera Bread and the Lexington Chamber of Commerce will join together for a ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the opening of Panera’s newest location at 1684 Massachusetts Ave. in Lexington. The new bakery-cafe has a unique layout, featuring Panera’s three-season sunroom surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows, a double-sided fireplace, an outdoor patio, and a free parking area behind the building. “Panera Bread is very fortunate to have the opportunity to open this new Lexington Center cafe.  We worked diligently with the town to design a cafe that we feel Continue reading >>>

Red Devils Beat Tech Victory Boosts Chelsea into Three Way Tie for First

The Chelsea High football team parlayed a swarming defensive effort and the necessary offensive punch to earn a 14-6 win at North Shore Tech Saturday afternoon. The victory creates a three way tie for first place in the Small Division of the Commonwealth Athletic Conference among Chelsea, North Shore, and Greater Lowell. The determination of who will be the division champion and thereby earn a berth in the post season playoffs with a shot at the Division 4 Super Bowl, will be decided after the schools play in their respective games on Thanksgiving Day via a point system. Although there are many Continue reading >>>

On The Record With Paul Guzzi

Related Stories On The Record With Paul Guzzi On the Record: Zuckerberg, hospital battle, debt On the Record with Paul Guzzi On the Record with Paul Guzzi On the Record: Paul Guzzi (NECN) – It’s time to go on the record with the Greater Boston Chamber President and CEO Paul Guzzi.It was a good week of economic news here in Massachusetts, and he joined us to break it all down.We learned the Massachusetts unemployment rate for October remained steady at 7.3 percent. How many jobs did the state add and where are those jobs?“It is good news. Ten thousand plus jobs this Continue reading >>>

3 Acquisitions for Marsh & McLennan Agency in 1 Month

November has been a busy month for MMA, acquiring an insurance consulting firm two large PC agencies. Virtual Water Cooler, November 17, 2011 Carrie Burns Marsh McLennan Agency (MMA), a subsidiary of insurance broker Marsh Inc., has set forth a strategy to build a preeminent property/casualty and employee benefits organization to serve the needs of the middle market. And, the firm is acting on it. Just Continue reading >>>