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State lawmakers eye system to bring offshore wind energy into grid

June 20th, 2019|State House News Service|

One of the companies that would be interested in bidding for a transmission project is Anbaric, a Wakefield-based company that focuses exclusively on transmission. Stephen Conant, an Anbaric partner and project manager, described the idea of independent or expandable transmission as being like a power strip. “Imagine if we’re all in here and we all [...]

Anbaric Renewable Energy Center coming to Brayton Point

May 13th, 2019|Fall River Herald News|

SOMERSET — A planned facility that would convert and store electricity generated by offshore wind turbines was unveiled at Brayton Point early Monday morning. “I think this will be the single largest energy source in Southern New England, so the contributions to New England as a whole are very considerable,” said Edward Krapels, CEO of [...]

Viewpoint: Some headwinds to accounting are unnecessary

March 28th, 2019|Boston Business Journal|

There is a website called, and if you look up accountants and auditors on that website, you will get a response that there is a 94 percent probability that robots will in fact take your job. It goes on to warn, “You are doomed.” Read the entire op-ed from Amy Pitter, CEO of the Mass. Society [...]

My Students Are Afraid For Their Futures Because Of Our Immigration Policies

August 9th, 2018|WBUR|

Kelly Garcia, a local teacher and member of Educators for Excellence-Boston, shares how we don't need to travel to Texas, Arizona or Mexico to see the suffering and fear resulting from our country’s immigration policy or the trauma it’s inflicting on our children. It’s here in Massachusetts, too. Read the full piece on WBUR's Cognoscenti.

Facing the STEM challenge in education

June 26th, 2018|The Boston Globe|

In this joint op-ed by Vertex CEO Jeffrey Leiden and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, the two call for a focus on STEM education. With its highly educated workforce, vital venture capital community, top-notch hospitals and academic research institutes, and a strong public-private partnership, Greater Boston has made itself the biotech place to be. No wonder, [...]

Acknowledging the Everyday Trauma in Students’ Lives

June 26th, 2018|Commonwealth Magazine|

Educators for Excellence-Boston's leader calls attention to students living in low-income neighborhoods that experience trauma on a regular basis but never see their issues debated during prime time.  Brandy Fluker-Oakley calls for public attention and school resources to be proportionally and equally allocated for the trauma that so many of our students quietly experience. Full article [...]

Tax Tuesday: Side Hustles

April 20th, 2018|NECN|

More than 44 million Americans have a side job. That makes their taxes a bit more complicated. Mark Nichols, a member of the Massachusetts Society of CPAs, gives some advice on NECN's recurring Tax Tuesday segment. Watch the clip here.

Boston’s Brand as Tech Destination is Muddled

April 20th, 2018|Commonwealth Magazine|

Simon Taylor, CEO of HYCU Software, says Boston’s brand as a tech destination is muddled – unlike Silicon Valley with its customer-facing tech giants and free-spirited venture capitalists. Boston allows itself to be perceived as bland and fragmented in terms of tech. But when you dig a little deeper, it’s clear that Boston is world class [...]

Making Cities Smarter In Today’s Ultra-Connected World

July 24th, 2017|VentureFizz|

If you told someone 10 years ago that Internet accessibility was a human right, they probably would have looked at you funny. But today, the idea of living Internet-free may be more challenging than ever. It’s how we communicate, how we learn, how we get our news, how we look for work, and for many [...]

Building a Future With YouthBuild

July 21st, 2017|NECN|

John Valverde, the YouthBuild CEO describes the non-profit that focuses on unemployed, low-income young adults who earn their high school diplomas while building affordable housing. Plus he shares his own personal and inspirational story-from incarceration to CEO. Full video here