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Canadian pension fund to invest $2 billion in Wakefield’s Anbaric

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is taking a 40 percent stake in a Wakefield power-line developer and plans to invest $2 billion in its clean-energy projects over the coming years. Anbaric is expected to announce the deal Thursday. The Canadian pension giant will invest $75 million to gain a 40 percent stake in Anbaric, creating [...]

March 9th, 2017|The Boston Globe|

Eighth-graders from all over the state give service to honor MLK

Eighth-graders from all over the state spent their Saturday afternoon in a Brighton warehouse sorting bags of donated clothes, books, and toys — and many said there was no other way they would rather spend the day. Full article here

January 15th, 2017|The Boston Globe|

Could one of these women be our next mayor or governor?

While women have not yet reached a critical mass in public office, the brightest political stars in Massachusetts happen to be female. Think US Senator Elizabeth Warren and US Representative Katherine Clark; Attorney General Maura Healey and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito; state Senators Linda Dorcena Forry and Sonia Chang-Diaz; state Representative Keiko Orrall; Boston City [...]

October 26th, 2016|The Boston Globe|

Walsh hits a chord with business leaders with call for diversity

Mayor Martin J. Walsh looked across the hotel ballroom at a sea of white faces. And then he took to the podium at the business breakfast and devoted more than a third of his annual address to a subject that rarely gets openly discussed in these circles: race in corporate Boston. He challenged business leaders [...]

October 13th, 2016|The Boston Globe|

Stacked up against 2009 wages, paychecks smaller

If your paycheck still feels smaller than it was before the economic crisis, that’s because it is. More than seven years after the Great Recession, most Massachusetts workers are just starting to see a rebound in their wages. And for many, despite raises and stronger job growth, paychecks haven’t quite climbed back to their peaks, [...]

September 4th, 2016|The Boston Globe|

As Olympics approach, Brazil is feeling the weight of the world

Making its final pitch to the International Olympic Committee, Rio de Janeiro emphasized the history to be made in Brazil. The city’s bid representatives campaigned with a world map that grouped previous Olympic hosts by continent. South America and Africa appeared glaringly empty. The message was simple: A vote for the white-sand beaches of Copacabana [...]

July 30th, 2016|The Boston Globe|

How Massachusetts child actors balance Broadway, off Broadway, with school

Backstage on Broadway is just as bustling as you might expect, with cast and crew members rushing back and forth with all the rigor and intensity necessary to ensure that every performance goes off without a hitch. It also can be, as unlikely as it sounds, a place to catch up on schoolwork. Full Article [...]

May 25th, 2016|The Boston Globe|

Four innovative ideas for fixing the opioid crisis

The Massachusetts opioid crisis grew even more deadly in 2015, with 1,379 confirmed overdose deaths — up 41 percent in just two years. A community response requires help on multiple levels, from innovative law enforcement approaches to paying for treatment. These four people and programs are among those across the state answering the call. Full Article Here

May 11th, 2016|The Boston Globe|

The Black Rose celebrates 40 years

“The Black Rose turned 40 this spring. To mark the milestone, the legendary Irish pub hosted an anniversary bash on May 4 that drew a large crowd. Approximately 200 friends, family, employees, and loyal customers came out for the celebration, and needless to say, the Guinness flowed freely. Celtic Clan performed on stage, providing the [...]

May 5th, 2016|The Boston Globe|

Eighth-graders honor MLK with day of service

Fourteen buses, one ferry, and one plane brought together nearly 400 eighth-grade students from across the state in Boston Saturday morning for a day of community service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Full Article Here

January 16th, 2016|The Boston Globe|