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Man Killed After Being Struck by Car in West Roxbury

Man Killed After Being Struck by Car in West Roxbury

A man was killed after he was struck by a car Wednesday morning in West Roxbury, according to Boston police. Officials received a call at 7:07 a.m. and responded to the intersection of Washington Street and Stimson Street. The driver of the vehicle contacted police after the crash and is cooperating with officials. Authorities did not immediately release the identity of the victim pending notification of next of kin. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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UK CRO RxCelerate sets up first US office in Boston

UK CRO RxCelerate sets up first US office in Boston

Related tags: CRO, RxCelerate, Drug discovery, Drug development Cambridge, UK-headquartered RxCelerate is a contract research organization (CRO) providing a range of services, including medicinal chemistry, antibody discovery, preclinical safety and efficacy testing. “With our home in Europe’s largest bioscience cluster, establishing a base in the epicenter of American biotech seemed to be the logical next step. We already have a number of US clients, but this new move brings us right to their doorstep,” ​ said Jill Reckless, CEO of RxCelerate, in a press release. The new office is located on the Babraham Research Campus in Cambridge, MA. As […]

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Local iGem teams earn gold, silver at ‘Giant Jamboree’ in Boston

Local iGem teams earn gold, silver at ‘Giant Jamboree’ in Boston

Sydnee Calhoun and Luke Saville are part of the iGem Lethbridge team whose project on protein nanocompart-ments took gold at the recent International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition in Boston. Herald photo by Ian Martens @IMartensHerald Lethbridge Herald [email protected] Lethbridge science students showed their international-calibre pedigree by taking home gold medals at the collegiate level and silver medals at the high school level at the recent 2018 International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition in Boston. More than 300 teams took part in the iGem “Giant Jamboree” competition, which focuses on synthetic biology-based ways of trying to solve real-world problems […]

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The Education Exchange: Making Exam Schools More Diverse in Boston

The Education Exchange: Making Exam Schools More Diverse in Boston

In Boston, nearly 25% of public middle and high school students attend exam schools, but these schools are much less diverse than the school district as a whole. A new study looks closely at the entrance exam used to select students for these schools and at ways the admissions process could be changed to to make the schools more diverse without sacrificing academic selectivity. Joshua Goodman of the Harvard Kennedy School joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss the new study, “ Increasing Diversity in Boston’s Exam Schools ,” which he co-wrote with Melanie Rucinski. — Education Next

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Boston to host U.S.-Caspian Innovation Summit

Boston to host U.S.-Caspian Innovation Summit

The U.S.-Caspian Innovation Summit will be held in Boston, Massachusetts on November 7. Jointly organized by the Caspian Policy Center, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Embassies of Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Turkey, and Turkmenistan, the Summit will bring together high-level representatives from both the government and private sectors. The representatives of academic and business community, as well as government officials from the United States and Trans-Caspian states will come together to examine and discuss how coherence, complementarity and synergy between multiple actors (government, industry, academia) involved in can be enhanced on local, national, regional, and global levels […]

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7 Podcasts to Make You a Better PR Pro in 2019

7 Podcasts to Make You a Better PR Pro in 2019

Have you been searching for a way to make your dreadfully long commute more productive – or even (dare I say it!) enjoyable? Look no further, as we’ve done a deep dive into the world of podcasts to find a plethora of options relevant to the many aspects of PR. As I’m sure you’re aware, podcasts have quietly become mainstream over the last few years, likely due to the pre-loaded and easy-to-use iPhone app and the fact that many are now streaming on Spotify. In fact, 48 million Americans how listen to podcasts weekly – and there are currently […]

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Sex and Money Troubles Simmer at The Boston Phil

Sex and money troubles simmer at the Boston Phil

The Boston Globe is running a major investigation into the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, where two of the conductors close advisers have been fired after sexual charges came to light and a third employee is ‘under investigation for inappropriate behaviour.’ And questions are being asked about the financing, some of which appears to come from the conductor, Benjamin Zander, and his ex-wife’s partner. Read on here .

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Monday’s Brief: Ferry Prices, Boston Ballet Story Time, Falling Leaves

Monday’s Brief: Ferry Prices, Boston Ballet Story Time, Falling Leaves

Share this… Things to know for Monday Today is Monday, November 5 and here’s what you need to know for the week ahead… 10:30AM Boston Ballet at the North End Library. Stop by the North End Library at 25 Parmenter Street where the Boston Ballet will be joining story time. Notable News: Ferries in Boston are really popular but about to get more expensive With all of the various public transportation options surrounding Boston, many seem to agree that traveling by water is one of the best ways to go. As the city’s appetite for water transportation grows, so […]

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Facade Falls, Injuring 2 in Allston

Facade falls, injuring 2 in Allston

Credit: Nicolaus Czarnecki A stone and brick section of facade above an Allston restaurant collapsed yesterday afternoon, injuring two, one critically. The Boston Fire Department responded to the report of the collapse on Harvard Avenue, at the location of the Common Ground Bar and Grill. Deputy fire Chief Steve McNeil said his department helped six people evacuate out the rear of the building following the collapse. It was unclear whether the two victims had been walking in front of the building or if they were struck by rubble from the collapse. McNeil said it was “amazing” that more injuries […]

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