Minutewomen Host CCSU At Mullins Wednesday Night UMass will tip off against …

Nov. 15, 2011 AMHERST, Mass. - Coming off a season-opening victory over Boston University, the UMass women's basketball team will look to keep the momentum going as the squad will play its second straight home game on Wednesday evening, playing host to Central Connecticut at 7 p.m. in the Mullins Center. Both the Minutewomen and the Blue Devils are 1-0 heading into the contest that will be televised locally on CBS 3 Now and can also be seen online on UMass All-Access and heard on WMUA 91.1 FM. Cody Chrusciel and Ryan X. Murray will call the action. Scouting Central Connecticut Central Continue reading >>>

Tisei officially enters 6th District congressional race

A desire for change nearly got Richard Tisei elected lieutenant governor in 2010, and the Wakefield Republican is hoping to tap into that same spirit as he officially kicks off his run for Congress. To chants of “Go Richard Go!” Tisei took to the steps of the Americal Civic Center in downtown Wakefield Tuesday morning to announce his candidacy for the Sixth Congressional District, where he hopes to unseat U.S. Rep. John Tierney. Just a year removed from a failed run at the lieutenant governor’s office, Tisei acknowledged that the race for Congress will be a hard-fought one, and he knows Continue reading >>>

HighRoads Supplies Meals to Boston Area Families this Thanksgiving

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HighRoads, the industry leader in employer health care compliance and benefits management, is continuing its support of the Greater Boston Food Bank’s campaign to help the growing number of families in need of food this Thanksgiving. HighRoads is donating funds to cover the costs of 5,000 meals distributed by the Food Bank. “The Food Bank does a remarkable job in helping so many families fulfill the basic need of food on the table and we are proud to continue to support their efforts” Continue reading >>>

"BU On Broadway" Puts on Controversial Musical

It's a rare event to see a stage full of people in Nazi uniforms who heil Hitler several times within an hour. It's especially rare on a Bostonian college campus. Thankfully, it wasn't a rally. It was BU On Broadway's fall semester production of Mel Brooks' The Producers at the Tsai Performance Center on Commonwealth Ave. Still, an occasional gasp could be heard as characters sported swastikas or sang such gems as, "Don't be stupid, be a smarty / Come and join the Nazi party!" Even a few adults shook their heads as a line of Boston University girls marched and danced to "Springtime Continue reading >>>

Historic Courthouse in Stillwater To Receive $5000 From Partners In …

The Washington County Historic Courthouse will receive $5,000 in a preservation grant from American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Although, the courthouse did not receive enough votes to receive part of the $1 million, an advisory committee comprised of civic and preservation leaders, which was co-chaired by Mayor R.T. Rybak of Minneapolis and Mayor Chris Coleman of St. Paul decided the courthouse among 11 other sites would receive $5,000 each. Twenty-five historic sites participated in the program and competed for votes on Facebook for a part of the $1 million grant.  American Continue reading >>>

Papelbon: Boston’s Loss, Philadelphia’s Gain?

Our corporate brothers at Philadelphia magazine asked me to write a post here telling you, from a Bostonian’s perspective, what you’re in for with Jonathan Papelbon. Here’s a little breakdown: The Good: Papelbon was flat out one of the most fun players the Red Sox have ever had. I wrote about this today on bostonmagazine.com. I’m just going to miss the guy. Here’s a bit of what I said: ”Forget the baseball for a second: Papelbon was pure entertainment. Here was a smoke-throwing crazy-man, prone to wild convulsions of fist-pumping. Yeah, I know some people got tired of his act—but Continue reading >>>

McGeough Lamacchia Realty Defends the Mortgage Interest Deduction at the …

John McGeough and Anthony Lamacchia are the #1 Listing Agents in Massachusetts We don’t think the Super Committee should touch the Mortgage Interest Deduction. Waltham, MA (PRWEB) November 15, 2011 McGeough and Lamacchia participated in meetings focused on critical real estate topics such as extending the 2007 Mortgage Relief Act, set to expire December 2012, which allows taxpayers to exclude income from the cancellation of debt on their principal residence. They were also involved in discussions on ways to reduce short sale fraud, extending the National Flood Insurance Program, which Continue reading >>>

Deion Branch and Jerod Mayo Tackle Hunger in Eastern Mass.

To raise awareness around the growing risk of hunger and demand for food assistance, New England Patriots Deion Branch and Jerod Mayo will join Bank of America employee volunteers at The Greater Boston Food Bank in a service project to inspect, sort and repack donated grocery items for area families on Nov. 15.  In eastern Massachusetts, it is estimated that one in nine members of the community is at risk of going hungry, and that number is increasing. Feeding America’s Give a Meal program gives holiday shoppers a chance to support a great cause by helping provide food to the nearly Continue reading >>>

Invite to GOP senator’s Christmas party could cost you $25 thousand

Santa might have to skimp on the gifts this year and save some moolah if he wants to attend Sen. Scott Brown’s Christmas party.The Massachusetts Republican on Friday invited his more than 30,000 Twitter followers to his holiday shindig, writing, “My family and I would love to see you at our upcoming Christmas party on Dec. 9.” A link to the party’s website includes a message from the lawmaker that says, “Please join me, Gail, Arianna, Ayla, Doug The Flutie Brothers Band and a host of other special guests to celebrate the holiday season.”But going to the Browns’ second annual Continue reading >>>

Let us embrace, my sister Boston, for we march elegantly to a similar drum

On hearing Yo-Yo Ma with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, I was reminded of Melbourne's strong sense of civic ownership of our resident symphony orchestra. And not a day went by when I wasn't caught eavesdropping. As I walked on Massachusetts Avenue I overheard snippets about cells that refused to mutate or the latest lecture by Noam Chomsky, and I wanted to know more and join in - just like a young sister tugging at her older sibling. This was the moment I slowly began to adopt your ways, to talk your talk. I would soon talk about Comm Ave instead of Commonwealth Avenue. I would take the book, Continue reading >>>