Recap: English 24, No. 25 North Andover 13

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. -- The Lynn English Bulldogs will be playing football after Thanksgiving, after securing a 24-13 win over No. 25 North Andover Friday. With the victory, the Bulldogs won the CAL/NEC Division 1 regular season title and clinch a berth in the Division 1A Playoffs. They will face the winner of the Greater Boston League -- which No. 1 Everett can wrap up with a win over Malden tomorrow -- in a Tuesday night playoff after the holiday.“These kids did it,” said Lynn English coach Peter Holey. “It’s all about the kids. It’s all about their effort and their commitment to one Continue reading >>>

What’s on Tap: Beer and Cupcakes at Sam Adams, A Grateful Harvest at Harpoon

On Wednesday night, Sam Adams sampled their new Single Batch brews and, for the first time in the history of my palette, convinced me that it might actually be worth buying an IPA. That’s because their Third Voyage Double IPA doesn’t actually taste a whole lot like an IPA. Described as a “bright and intense double IPA with a vivid hop punch,” the citrus may be the most prominent of its flavors, despite not being in the name.Maybe it wasn’t the IPA. Maybe it was the baked macaroni and cheese that accompanied it. Or maybe it was the red velvet cupcakes at the next table over, because when Continue reading >>>

Andy Rooney’s Son Remembers the Eccentric, Doting Side of the Late ’60 Minutes …

This story first appeared in the Nov. 18 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Andy Rooney delivered his first 60 Minutes commentary on July 2, 1978, railing against the media tradition of tallying highway deaths during holiday weekends. But Rooney, who died Nov. 4 at 92 of complications following surgery, worked at CBS for nearly 60 years and spent 30 years of his career behind the camera. He always considered himself a writer first. Rooney grew up in Albany, N.Y., was drafted into the Army in 1941 and won a Bronze Star for his reporting under fire at the Battle of Saint-Lo. Here, Continue reading >>>

The Ticker

Hancock cuts jobs John Hancock Financial Services said it is cutting 116 jobs in Boston — 3 percent of the financial giant’s Hub workforce of about 3,800 — as part of a restructuring of the company’s annuity business. The layoffs come just a few days after Hancock CEO Jim Boyle told the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce that the company’s presence in Boston “is as strong as it has ever been.” Starbucks snaps up Fireman investment Fireman Capital Partners, the private-equity firm started by Reebok founder Paul Fireman, said its portfolio company Evolution Fresh, a California-based Continue reading >>>

Soldier’s a work of art in MFA uniform exhibit

More than 60 years after World War II veteran Arthur Fishtine returned home from fighting in Europe, the 87-year-old can still fit into his Class A Army uniform. He’s proud of that fact — even if the uniform is “very tight” — but prouder still that the dress suiting has found a permanent home at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, where it is currently on display as part of “Beauty as Duty: Textiles on the Home Front in WWII Britain.” The exhibit features British propaganda scarves and flags from museum benefactors Frederic and Jean Sharf. And it was a connection to Fred Sharf — Continue reading >>>

Daily TV and radio guide

ON WGBH Greater Boston “Beat the Press’’ 7 p.m. WGBH (Channel 2) Host Emily Rooney moderates a discussion of the major issues of the week. Basic Black “Revisiting a ‘High-Tech Lynching’ and the Politics of Language’’ 7:30 p.m. WGBH (Channel 2) ON CHRONICLE Veterans 7:30 p.m. WCVB-TV (Channel 5) Meet veterans and their families. And see how sacrifices made Continue reading >>>

Come Hang Out with Us Next Thursday: BostInno Meet-up [Event]

We’re enjoying some exciting times here at BostInnovation. As a newer member of the team, I say that as one of the latest to drink the Kool-Aid. But damn if the Kool-Aid isn’t tasty – and there’s plenty to share.On the verge of a new site rollout (again, exciting times), we can’t help but be even more pumped about the growing community that BostInno has the pleasure of engaging with. The people, the companies, the organizations, and the ideas we interact with daily are truly incredible. We love being in the mix with you, and not on the outside, reporting in.That’s why we’d like you Continue reading >>>

For Marketers, Google+ Brand Pages Are Not There Yet

The universe is chock full of buzz about Google+ brand pages right now. They’re the best! They’re the pits. It’s confusing! It’s so intuitive. I swear, if I read one more article that is some standpoint on a Google+ brand page, I just might vomit.Yet, here I am, about to write my own.Why? Well, because just like each and every one of us run around like chickens with our heads cut off whenever a major Facebook change occurs, it’s obligatory that we all also do so with Google+ (and all “big” social media changes for that matter, which typically are only on our radars for a couple weeks Continue reading >>>