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New England Clean Energy Council's membership grew by more than 50% in 2013
Want to hear about one of the fastest growing clubs in New England? To join, though, you?ll probably want to show an interest in solar power, wind turbines, biofuels, or energy efficiency measures. The New England Clean Energy Council has seen its membership rise by more than 50 percent this year, fueled by a surge of VC funds into the clean-tech industry and an increased need for coordinated advocacy at the state government level. The industry group is young, as far as these trade associations?
Nomar's back ... in Los Angeles, that is
Former Red Sox star Nomar Garciaparra has been hired to provide broadcast commentary for Major League Baseball games, albeit on the West Coast. According to the Los Angeles Times, Garciaparra has joined the Los Angeles Dodgers? new regional sports network, SportsNet LA, and will participate in both television and radio broadcasts. Garciaparra will join a handful of former players and broadcasters working alongside longtime Dodger announcer Vin Scully. The Times also reported that the network is?
New owner takes control of Henry Bear's Park toy stores in time for holiday season
Just in time for the holiday season, Kas Sharma has wrapped up his purchase of the Henry Bear?s Park toy stores from founder Sally Lesser. The transaction was finalized a week before Thanksgiving, on Nov. 20. Previously, Sharma was a senior manager with Natick-based MathWorks. He hopes to preserve what Lesser has done with the stores in Arlington, Brookline and Cambridge by maintaining the same staff, the same locations of the stores, and the same operating philosophy. ?I am committed to maintaining?
Chelsea office building evacuated as workers fall ill
More than a dozen employees at the Massachusetts Information Technology Center in Chelsea were sickened Tuesday due to the apparent after effects of an overnight cleaning crew that fumigated the office building just hours before the start of the workday. According to the Boston Globe, Chelsea safety officials arrived at 200 Arlington St. around 10 a.m. yesterday, at which point a number of workers were exiting the property and complaining of nausea and dizziness. Approximately 14 people were treated?
Harvard once again faces questions over grade inflation
Concerns over grade inflation are once again brewing at Harvard College, where the Ivy League school?s dean of undergraduate education confirmed yesterday that the median GPA among undergrads is the equivalent of an A- and that the most frequent mark is a perfect A. According to the Harvard Crimson, Dean of Undergraduate Education Jay M. Harris made the disclosure in response to questions posed by Harvard professor Harvey C. Mansfield during the college?s monthly faculty meeting for its school?
Suffolk University tightens its belt, sharpens focus as applications tumble
Since its founding in 1906, Suffolk University has promoted itself as a diversified, one-stop-shop for college students hoping for a professional career in Greater Boston. Today its mission is much the same, although its aspiration to be all things to all students is getting a serious scrubbing. Prompted by internal reviews of its operations as well as broader challenges bearing down on all of higher education, Suffolk is in consolidation mode. In the current fall semester, the college?s faculty?
DOR teams with Bunker Hill Community College to launch new degree program
Bunker Hill Community College and the Massachusetts Department of Revenue have partnered to launch a new degree program designed to prepare students for careers in tax work both for private companies and public sector agencies. DOR Commissioner Amy Pitter and Pam Eddinger, president of Bunker Hill Community College, are expected to attend an event today at the community college to discuss details of the new degree program. As part of the curriculum, DOR employees will be teaching some classes and?
Northeastern nears final step on path to build $225M science center
Northeastern University said it is slated to meet with Boston's zoning officials Dec. 18 as the last step in the city?s approval process for the university?s institutional master plan and a $225 million science and engineering building. The proposed Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Building is part of the university's master plan approved by the Boston Redevelopment Authority last month. The master plan, which Northeastern initially filed in December 2012, proposes a variety of new?
Mass. gaming commission delays ruling on Suffolk Downs plan
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has delayed for another week its ruling on whether a casino can open at the Suffolk Downs Racetrack in Revere, citing new and significant revisions to the proposal since it was first presented. The commission was scheduled to make a decision yesterday on the project involving Suffolk Downs and Mohegan Sun. The new proposal makes Suffolk Downs the landlord and Mohegan Sun a tenant. Both will be operating, technically, as stand-alone entities. The original proposal?
Denver's Smashburger chain joins crowded Bay State burger battles
Tom Ryan knows he?s entering a hot market. The founder of Smashburger says he?s ready for the competition as the Denver-based fast food chain joins the burger wars being fought in the Boston area. We?ve witnessed the arrival of other national chains such as Red Robin, Sonic and Five Guys. And we?ve watched the growth of our local brands, like Uburger, Tasty Burger, b. good, Wild Willy?s and Four Burgers. Ryan tells me he believes there?s room for one more name in the mix. New England?s?