Business briefs

Marsh McLennan buys division MARLBORO -- Marsh McLennan Agency LLC, a subsidiary of insurance broker Marsh Inc., has acquired the employee benefits division of Kaeding, Ernst Company, a Marlboro-based employee benefits, life insurance and financial planning consulting firm. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed, according to a release from Marsh McLennan. The division, with approximately $600,000 in annual revenue, will become a part of Bostonian Group, a Marsh McLennan Agency company. The transaction is the second complementary acquisition for Bostonian/MMA, following Continue reading >>>

Hamilton-Wenham captures CAL/NEC 4

Trevor Lyons stole the show as Hamilton-Wenham captured the CAL/NEC Tier 4 title with a 40-14 victory against Georgetown yesterday in South Hamilton. The junior standout rushed for 167 yards and four touchdowns, leaving him 11 yards and three TDs away from breaking the school record in both categories. Austin Roberts (17 carries, 147 yards, TD), Lucas DePina (TD, field goal), and the Brockton defense (two fumble recoveries, two INTs) carried the Boxers (5-5) to the Big Three championship following a 38-9 victory at New Bedford. Jonathan DiBiaso tacked on four more touchdown tosses, completing Continue reading >>>

So. Shore Conservatory hosts national arts education conference

More than 60 community musicians and educators from across the nation came to the South Shore Conservatory of Music Saturday to see and hear just how the arts can be done at the local level.    The Conservatory is New England’s largest community school for the arts. It was selected for a visit by the annual Conference for Community Arts Education, taking place in Boston this weekend.    Some 500 delegates, community arts providers and education leaders from across the country are at at the annual National Guild for Community Arts Education event.      The guild selected several other Continue reading >>>

Low Flying UFO Accelerates Instantly Out of Sight

UFO Sighting Report Massachussets By Roger Marsh,UFO Examiner   The object was 20 to 30 feet across and silently moving just 200 feet above the witness when it suddenly moved away so fast that it appeared to simply vanish.Credits: Wikipedia A Massachusetts witness at Hingham, MA reports watching "a very bright object with white and red light" at 200 feet that was 20 to 30 feet in diameter that eventually shot off at a 90 degree angle and disappeared on November 5, 2011, according to testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database. Hingham, MA Interactive Map The Continue reading >>>

‘Fringe’ recap: Bursting Bubbles

Lost time. Frozen time. Time jumps. Time slips. Time reversals. The clockwork of reality went cuckoo in last night ‘s episode of Fringe. A young girl blinked back into a baby for just a moment. A thundering train from four years ago jumped the rails of history and nearly collided with a car carrying party teens on their way to see a big time-bound band called Aluminum Rain. Anomalies abounded like jumping beans throughout the greater Boston area, chaotic consequences of an imperfect time machine, created by a heartbroken man desperate to regain the life he once had with the woman he loved. Continue reading >>>

MTSU library acquires 1 millionth volume

MURFREESBORO — The James E. Walker Library has reached an historic milestone with the acquisition of its one-millionth volume, the first book published in Tennessee, in Middle Tennessee State University's 100th year."Laws of the State of Tennessee" was printed in Knoxville in 1803 by George Roulstone, a native Bostonian who moved his printing press to Tennessee at the urging of William Blount. Blount was governor of the territory south of the Ohio River before Tennessee's admission to the Union in 1796.Roulstone initially set up the first printing press in Rogersville, in what would become Continue reading >>>

Playoff update

All games Tuesday, Nov. 29. Sites and times will be announced Nov. 25 by the MIAA. All games will be played on artificial turf. Super Bowls will be played Saturday, Dec. 3. Division 1 Chelmsford vs. Catholic Conference Big Three vs. Bay State Carey Division 1A Greater Boston vs. Lynn English Barnstable vs. Lincoln-Sudbury Division 2 Tewksbury vs. Reading Hockomock Kelley-Rex vs. Duxbury Division 2A CAL/NEC Division 2 vs. Wakefield Walpole vs. Atlantic Coast League Division 3 Dual County Small vs. Tri-Valley Large Hockomock Davenport vs. Pembroke Division 3A Newburyport vs. CAL/NEC Division Continue reading >>>

Vatican forbids church sales

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield cannot deconsecrate and sell three shuttered churches, the Vatican’s highest court has decided, in a ruling that leaves the diocese in possession of sacred buildings it no longer wants. The decision by the Apostolic Signatura, disclosed this week by the Springfield Diocese, could have implications for Boston, where parishioner groups over the summer filed appeals to Rome in a last-ditch effort to block Cardinal Sean O’Malley from deconsecrating six closed churches around Greater Boston. The Springfield decision, and other Continue reading >>>