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Women of Influence: AdmeTech Foundation chief Faina Shtern takes on prostate cancer

July 28th, 2016|Boston Business Journal|

Her medical career took an abrupt turn when a relative was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1996 — and Faina Shtern learned to her shock how little research had been conducted in that field. A year later, she helped found the nonprofit AdMeTech Foundation, today a four-employee institute whose mission is to expedite development and [...]

Verizon’s biggest problem in acquiring Yahoo — ‘They bought David Spade’

July 25th, 2016|The Washington Post|

Just about the only excitement contained in Verizon’s announcement Monday that it plans to buy Yahoo’s core business for $4.83 billion could be found in the exclamation point lodged in Yahoo!’s trademarked name. “There was a collective yawn in the industry,” said Eric Goodness, lead Verizon analyst at Gartner. Yahoo made its name 20 years [...]

Vivitrol: A Promising Tool for Treating Opioid Addiction

June 27th, 2016|New Hampshire Public Radio|

The medication “Vivitrol” is gaining traction as a tool in the fight against drug addiction. It’s a once-a-month injection that was approved as a treatment for opioid and alcohol users in 2010. A psychiatric hospital in Hampstead now prescribes the medication, and patients seem to show signs of improvement. Mya Casela of Manchester knows what [...]

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

May 25th, 2016|The Boston Globe|

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 [...]

Accountants are in High Demand

May 20th, 2016|Commonwealth Magazine|

Now that all the motherboards have been flipped in the air, college graduates are assessing their career prospects. Amid all the noise surrounding their choices, at least one trend is very clear: Much of opportunity in the innovation economy goes to the mathematically inclined. Research scientists. Data analysts. Robotics engineers. We just can’t get enough [...]

Antitrust in the Age of Amazon

May 12th, 2016|New York Times|

Pens matter. Ink does not.In the age of Amazon, evaluating antitrust concerns is sometimes twisting government officials into knots. That was made clear this week, when the Federal Trade Commission blocked the merger of Office Depot and Staples, in part by drawing elaborate distinctions between who buys pens and printer ink cartridges, and how. Full [...]

Four innovative ideas for fixing the opioid crisis

May 11th, 2016|The Boston Globe|

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

The Black Rose celebrates 40 years

May 5th, 2016|The Boston Globe|

“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 [...]

Executive Profile: Jim Koch’s new book offers insight on a career in beer. It’s still all about the hops.

April 29th, 2016|Boston Business Journal|

The book, “Quench Your Own Thirst,” is homage to Jim Koch’s undying passion for his industry, even if competition cut Boston Beer’s earnings to $7 million in the first quarter, down from $13.7 million a year earlier.

The challenge: Reaching 350 million youth worldwide

April 28th, 2016|The Hill|

There are over 350 million young people worldwide who are not in school, training or regular employment. Many face challenges to their futures similar to those faced daily by several million American 16 to 24 year olds — crumbling schools, poverty, disinvestment in their communities, dislocation and violence. Circumstances that easily lead to despair and [...]