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Boston's Mookie Betts says he expects to become free agent

Don't expect AL MVP Mookie Betts to agree to long-term contract with Boston Red Sox before he can become free agent in late 2020            [Author: AP]
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Boston’s Mookie Betts says he expects to become free agent

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Don’t expect AL MVP Mookie Betts to agree to a long-term contract with the Boston Red Sox before he can become a free agent in late 2020. Despite Mike Trout’s pending $432 million, 12-year agreement with the Los Angeles Angels, Nolan Arenado’s $260 million, eight-year deal with the Colorado Rockies […]
Tags: News, Boston, Ap, Mlb, Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Angels, Colorado Rockies, Don, FORT MYERS Fla, Mookie Betts, Nolan Arenado

Harvard ‘Shamelessly’ Profiting Off 1850s Photos of 2 Slaves, Says Woman Who Claims to Be Their Descendent

(BOSTON) — Harvard University has “shamelessly” turned a profit from photos of two 19th-century slaves while ignoring requests to turn the photos over to the slaves’ descendants, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday. Tamara Lanier, of Norwich, Connecticut, is suing the Ivy League school for “wrongful seizure, possession and expropriation” of images she says depict…
Tags: News, Education, Boston, Uncategorized, Harvard University, Ivy League, Norwich Connecticut, Onetime, Harvard ` Shamelessly, Tamara Lanier

Free Pet Sematary Screening Coming to Brooklyn Horror Film Festival

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Free Pet Sematary Screening Coming to Brooklyn Horror Film Festival The Brooklyn Horror Film Festival has announced a special advance screening of the highly anticipated Pet Sematary, based on the novel by Stephen King and directed by Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer, hot off of its World Premiere at SXSW. The free Pet Sematary screening will take place at Nitehawk Cinema Prospect Park on April 3 at 7:30pm, and will include a Q&A immediately following the screening with Kö...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Boston, Stephen King, Brooklyn, Maine, New York Times, Jason Clarke, Louis, George R R Martin, Lorenzo, Movie News, Steven Schneider, Dennis Widmyer, Kevin Kolsch, Jeff Buhler

Huffman’s court date pushed back in admissions scam case

BOSTON (AP) — A judge has granted a request to push back actress Felicity Huffman’s court appearance in Boston on charges that she participated in a college admissions cheating scam. Huffman was initially scheduled to appear in Boston federal court on March 29 along with fellow actress Lori Loughlin and other parents. But a judge […]
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How Rick Singer started the college admissions cheating scandal? It began with a reality TV audition

Rick Singer looks straight into the camera, auditioning for his own reality show about the cutthroat world of college admissions. Wearing a light blue sweater vest, he pitches himself as a “life-coach” for families desperate to get their kids into Stanford, Yale and USC. He has the look of a tennis pro and a voice that could pass for New York “fixer” Michael Cohen. “This is a game,’’ he says on the production company video submitted to a network in 2010 and unearthed last week by TMZ . “Just rea...
Tags: Politics, New York, Hollywood, News, California, Stanford, Boston, Africa, Sports, California News, Sacramento, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Higher Education, Phil Mickelson

A Little Known 9-Word Tom Brady Quote is the True North Of All Success

It’s not talent, skill, or even dedication that guides your path to success. It’s this. First things first. This isn’t a Patriot-ic column. Yes, I’m from Boston. Yes, I’m rooting for the Pats this Sunday. Yes, I cannot help but be drawn into the Super Bowl frenzy. And yes, I too was wondering if Tom ...
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Lyft Analyst Sees ‘Almost Nothing’ in Filing to Assess Business

Nine days away from its Nasdaq debut, Lyft’s executives are in Boston on Wednesday as part of a nationwide pitch to potential investors for its initial public offering. Citing Netflix Inc. and Spotify Technology SA as examples of more transparent firms, Wallace said Lyft “had an opportunity to be forthcoming” in its metrics, such as separating the acquisition costs of drivers versus passengers, disclosing churn rates or breaking out scooters and bikes. One reason Triton is bearish about Lyft’s...
Tags: Science, Boston, Nasdaq, Triton, Netflix Inc, Wallace, Spotify Technology SA

Defending World Series champion Red Sox on repeat for 2018

BOSTON (AP) — Somehow, Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora looked at Mookie Betts’ MVP season and saw room for improvement. Not the .346 batting average that was the highest in the major leagues. Not the career-high 32 homers, either. But Betts drove in just 80 runs last year while spending almost all of his […]
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Bruins’ Marchand Thriving Without Gimmicks

Whether you love him or hate him, everybody has something to say about Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand. While some of his on-ice antics may give a bad impression, his play is making it more difficult to deny that the 30-year-old forward is among the NHL’s most elite players. His 87 points put him first in scoring on the Bruins and also marks a new career high with 10 games still remaining this season. With significant injuries to both Patrice Bergeron and David Pastrnak this season, Marchand...
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Flagship Reloads With $824M For Latest Growth Capital Fund

Flagship Pioneering, one of the Boston area’s top biotech company creators, has closed a new $824 million fund to help fuel the growth of its startups.The new fund—Special Opportunities Fund II—will complement the cash the firm uses to start its companies, much like the $285 million “Special Opportunities” fund the firm announced in 2016. In a statement, Flagship CEO Noubar Afeyan said the fund will provide “new capital to grow platform companies”—that is, startups based not on a single asset, ...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Boston, Trends, Vc, Life Sciences, Cambridge MA, Atlas Venture, National blog main, Boston blog main, Boston top stories, Denali Therapeutics, Noubar Afeyan, Moderna, Evelo Biosciences, Flagship Pioneering

Bruins Blank Islanders – Rask Earns Shutout

UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Sean Kuraly scored twice and Tuukka Rask earned his 45th career shutout as the Boston Bruins beat the New York Islanders 5-0 on Tuesday night. Noel Acciari, Patrice Bergeron and Jake DeBrusk also had goals to help the Bruins win their second straight since a three-game skid that followed their 19-game point streak (15-0-4). Boston has won seven consecutive meetings between the teams — eight in a row in New York. Rask had to make only 13 saves for his fourth shutout this s...
Tags: New York, Boston, Sport, Hockey, NHL, New York Islanders, Ottawa, New Jersey Devils, Boston Bruins, Montreal Canadiens, Adam Pelech, Islanders, Bruins, Jack Capuano, David Pastrnak, Zdeno Chara

Optimus Ride brings self-driving cars to private communities in NY and CA

If you live in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, you could be one of the first consumers to ride in a self-driving car in the state of New York. That’s thanks to autonomous vehicle startup Optimus Ride, which today announced its plans to deploy self-driving vehicles to the 300-acre development in Brooklyn. The development houses 400 businesses that employ 9,000 people. Although self-driving car companies have tested vehicles in New York, there has yet to be a commercial development of such services — u...
Tags: Startups, TC, Transportation, New York, Boston, Brooklyn, Fairfield, Brookfield, Andrew Cuomo, Ny, Self-driving, Optimus, Brooklyn Navy Yard, Reston Va, FAIRFIELD Calif, Paradise Valley Estates

Capitals Move Into 1st Place With Win Over Devils

NEWARK, N.J. — Brett Connolly sparked a three-goal second period and the Washington Capitals moved into first place in the Metropolitan Division with a 4-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night. Evgeny Kuznetsov and Tom Wilson also scored in the second as the defending Stanley Cup champions won for the 10th time in 13 games. Andre Burakovsky got the other goal and backup goalie Pheonix Copley made 20 saves in winning his sixth straight since the All-Star break. Washington C...
Tags: New York, Washington, Boston, Sport, New Jersey, Newark, Hockey, NHL, New Jersey Devils, Wilson, Capitals, Boston Bruins, Feb, Islanders, Washington Capitals, Tampa Bay

Predators Blank Stumbling Maple Leafs – Rinne Gets Shutout

NASHVILLE — Pekka Rinne shut out Toronto for the second time this season and Brian Boyle, Wayne Simmonds and Filip Forsberg scored goals to give the Nashville Predators a 3-0 win over the slumping Maple Leafs on Tuesday night. Nashville won its third straight and Toronto lost for the fourth time in five games. Rinne made 22 saves and Toronto goalie Frederik Andersen made 17 stops. Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne stops a shot by Toronto Maple Leafs center John Tavares (AP Ph...
Tags: Boston, Toronto, Sport, Nashville, Philadelphia, Defence, Hockey, NHL, Pittsburgh, Leafs, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Nashville Predators, Winnipeg, Brian Boyle, Rinne

Meredith D'Ambrosio in 1981

One of my regrets about my college years in Boston during the 1970s is not going to see Meredith D'Ambrosio perform around town. Back then, I was either at the Harvard "Coop" buying jazz LPs, at Paul's Mall and the Jazz Workshop at night during the week and at discos on the weekends. Soon after I started JazzWax in 2007, I made up for lost time, and Meredith and I have been close pals ever since. Yesterday, I spent much of the afternoon with Meredith's Another Time. Recorded in 1981 at the Bea...
Tags: Amazon, Boston, Jazz, Meredith, Johnny Mercer, George, Ken, Wilder, Aren, Copley, Beacon Hill, Bill Evans, Jimmy Van Heusen, Ira Gershwin, Bob Dorough, Hoagy Carmichael

Curry leads Warriors past Wolves 117-107, into 1st in West

Golden State's most recent homestand included a 33-point loss to Boston and a startling defeat to last-place Phoenix, reminding the Warriors of the work that's ahead of them to win a fourth NBA championship in five years. The Warriors passed their first challenge with a 3-1 record on this tough road trip, finishing in Minnesota with a clinic in half-court passing and shooting. Stephen Curry scored 22 of his 36 points in the third quarter and Klay Thompson pitched in with 28 points, gi...
Tags: News, Minnesota, Boston, Nba, Minnesota Timberwolves, Warriors, Stephen Curry, Phoenix, Klay Thompson, Timberwolves, Golden State

These ad execs have a venture fund they’d like to sell you

Mike Duda comes from the world of advertising. In fact, he spent 13 years at the renowned ad agency Deutsch, becoming the youngest partner in the company’s history until another creative, Brent Vartan, came along and stole the title. Little wonder that in 2010, when Duda struck out on his own to create Bullish (formerly known as Consigliere Brand Capital), he stole Vartan, later making him the firm’s second managing partner. It isn’t that the two wanted to outgun their former employer exactly. I...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Facebook, Ecommerce, New York, Boston, San Francisco, Tech, Walmart, Palo Alto, Portland, Venture Capital, San Diego, Patagonia, Silicon Valley

MLB preview: Projecting AL East

In 2018, the American League East provided Word Series champions the Boston Red Sox, a second 100-win team in the New York Yankees, AL MVP Mookie Betts and AL CY Young winner Blake Snell of the Tampa Bay Rays. The calendar may have flipped, but it is likely to be more of the same as storylines will not be hard to find from this division in 2019. Boston have a target on their back, the Yankees have taken aim with free-agent signings and a largely healthy core, the Toronto Blue Jays appear ready t...
Tags: News, Boston, Mlb, Boston Red Sox, Yankees, Baltimore, Toronto Blue Jays, New York Yankees, Tampa Bay Rays, Tampa Bay, Orioles, Mookie Betts, Blake Snell

Charlesbank hires ex-Bain Capital Credit director as head of capital markets

Charlesbank Capital Partners hired Carolyn Wintner as head of capital markets. Wintner joined Charlesbank from Bain Capital Credit, where she worked most recently as a director. Press Release Charlesbank Capital Partners, LLC is pleased to announce that Carolyn Wintner joined the firm’s Boston office, effective March 4, 2019, as Head of Capital Markets. She brings nearly a decade of experience from Bain Capital Credit. A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School, Carolyn began her ...
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The 50 Goal Season

On Mar. 18, 1945, in the final game of the 1944-45 season, Maurice ‘Rocket’ Richard of the Montreal Canadiens becomes the first player in NHL history to score 50 goals in one season. In honor of that NHL record-setting accomplishment (one of many for The Rocket) we have pulled this great piece from the THW Archives. Written by former THW contributor Mike Moore and originally published on Jan. 9, 2011.   The Rocket did it first. I don’t believe in astrology, so pardon me when I borrow the expre...
Tags: Boston, Toronto, Sport, Chicago, Canada, Rocket, Detroit Red Wings, Penguins, Hockey, NHL, Archives, Richard, Hall of Fame, Chicago Blackhawks, New York Islanders, Montreal Canadiens

Dick Dale, ‘King Of The Surf Guitar’, Dead At 81

“In the space of a few short years, the Boston-born, Southern California transplant (born Richard Anthony Monsour) had merged the laid-back, sun-blasted lifestyle of the surf scene with a blistering rhythm of rockabilly and early rock-and-roll. As the mad scientist behind what was dubbed ‘surf rock,’ Dale was, in the words of a 1963 Life magazine profile, a ‘thumping teenage idol who is part evangelist, part Pied Piper and all success.'” – The Washington Post
Tags: Art, California, Boston, People, Dick Dale, Dale, Pied Piper, Richard Anthony Monsour, 03.18.19

US Sen. Markey to give away campaign donations from Kraft

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Edward Markey says he will donate campaign contributions he received from New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft to an organization that works to end human trafficking. Kraft was among hundreds of men charged in a crackdown on massage parlor prostitution and an investigation into human trafficking at Florida spas. He […]
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Vandals target WWII memorial in Boston

The South Boston community is outraged after an oily substance is left on the World War II monument.
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Bay Area woman accused in college admissions scandal appears in court, USC could expel students involved

A Bay Area woman accused of taking part in the college admissions scandal made her first court appearance in Boston. USC says it is reviewing students who could be involved.
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Harvard’s Semitic Museum: Exploring the Ancient Near East

The Harvard University campus — the whole Boston area, in fact — is filled with world class museums. The Fogg, the Busch Reisinger, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Isabella Stewart Gardiner: you’ve heard of and perhaps been to these. Do you know about the Semitic Museum, though? The Semitic Museum is part of the Harvard campus in Cambridge. Though it’s equally world class with those...Read the whole entry... »          Related Stories The Easter Rising: Ireland and HistoryGlasgow in Six Statues...
Tags: Travel, Boston, Massachusetts, History, Harvard, Ireland, Harvard University, Museums, Middle East, Cambridge, Archaeology, New England, Us Travel, City Or Urban Travel, Kerry Projects, Near East

Nuggets clinch playoff berth with 114-105 win over Celtics

BOSTON (AP) — The Denver Nuggets are headed back to the postseason after a six-year drought. Nikola Jokic had 21 points and 13 rebounds and the Nuggets rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the Boston Celtics 114-105 on Monday night and clinched their first playoff berth since 2012-13. Will Barton added 20 points for […]
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Nuggets clinch playoff spot with win over Celtics

BOSTON (AP) — Nikola Jokic had 21 points and 13 rebounds and the Denver Nuggets rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the Boston Celtics 114-105 on Monday night. Will Barton added 20 points for the Nuggets, who clinched a playoff spot for the first time since 2012-13. They have won four straight. Kyrie Irving […]
Tags: News, Boston, Sports, Denver Nuggets, Ap, Boston Celtics, Celtics, Nuggets, Kyrie Irving, Will Barton, Nikola Jokic

Vermont Town Elects Goat As Mayor, Immediately Craps On Stage

Still one of the least controversial politicians in the country The political climate has been rough these past few years. It’s hard to determine who to trust, who has your best interests at heart, and it seems like almost everyone is at the center of some new scandal — it’s pretty bleat, erm, I mean bleak. But among all this uncertainty, at least we have Fair Haven, Vermont, a town that just elected perhaps the most promising young up-and-comer in the political sphere. Her name is Linco...
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Thomas on Boston return: 'This feels like home'

Almost a year and a half after Isaiah Thomas was traded away from the Boston Celtics, he finally made his return to TD Garden on Monday night.
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