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

March 9th, 2017|The Boston Globe|

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 [...]

Travel ban could have health implications for millions of underserved Americans

March 6th, 2017|Metro Boston|

President Donald Trump’s new travel ban could mean a loss of healthcare providers in some the country’s poorest areas. There are 7,000 doctors from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen — the six countries targeted in Trump’s new executive order — who work in the United States. Collectively, they keep more than 14 million [...]

State waiving fees for certain business tax filings

March 4th, 2017|State House News Service|

As accountants continue to advocate for the state to adjust its tax code to conform with recent changes at the federal level, the Department of Revenue announced Thursday it anticipates waiving fees racked up due to issues caused by the non-conformity. Full article here

Tax Tuesday: New Changes to This Year’s Filing

February 28th, 2017|NECN|

Kate Seekell, a member of the Massachusetts Society of CPAs, talks the changes coming to this year's tax filing. View clip here

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

January 15th, 2017|The Boston Globe|

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

Man Versus Money and Machine

January 10th, 2017|National Journal|

...John­son’s cam­paign team is fa­mil­i­ar with us­ing an un­tra­di­tion­al play­book to pro­pel un­der­dog can­did­ates... An­oth­er cam­paign ad­viser, Doug Ru­bin, helped elect Dev­al Patrick as the first Afric­an-Amer­ic­an gov­ernor of Mas­sachu­setts. Like John­son, Patrick was a Har­vard Law School gradu­ate with no polit­ic­al ex­per­i­ence pri­or to run­ning — and was ini­tially viewed as a long-shot. He [...]

Saying Goodbye After Teaching Young People to Build Confidence, and Homes

January 2nd, 2017|New York Times|

Dorothy Stoneman spent last month packing up her office — all 38 years worth of a career as the founder of YouthBuild U.S.A., a nonprofit that began in East Harlem when she and a group of teenagers came together to rehabilitate an abandoned building. Full article here

Once an inmate, now a CEO: Ex-con works to turn youths around

December 26th, 2016|Associated Press|

While in prison, Valverde did his best to redeem himself, earning two college degrees, teaching fellow inmates how to read and write, and working as an HIV/AIDS counselor. Next week, he’ll take over as chief executive officer of YouthBuild USA Inc., an organization with a global network of programs aimed at helping young, low-income dropouts [...]

Somerville Spotlight: BioDiversity Fellows Program graduate Jeffrey Smith

December 20th, 2016|Somerville Journal|

Somerville resident Jeffrey Smith recently graduated from the BioDiversity Fellows Program with the Partnership, Inc., a Boston-based nonprofit dedicated to the advancement of multicultural professionals. He is the latest profile in our Somerville Spotlight series. Full article here

Canton, Stoughton residents recognized by Project 351

November 28th, 2016|Wicked Local|

Haley Donovan, of Canton, and Emily Gareri, of Stoughton, were recently announced as members of the 2017 Alumni Leadership Team of Project 351 - a statewide, youth-driven service nonprofit organization that convenes eighth-graders from every city and town in Massachusetts for a transformative year of leadership development and community impact through service opportunities. The ALT [...]