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Boston Scientific Offers $4.2 Billion for British Medical Technology Specialist BTG

Boston Scientific Offers $4.2 Billion for British Medical Technology Specialist BTG

Boston Scientific hopes to gain BTG’s expertise in interventional medicine Medical device maker Boston Scientific has offered to buy British medical technology specialist BTG , it announced Tuesday . The price? 840 pence per share (approx US $10.79), or $4.2 billion total. That’s a 37% premium over BTG’s Monday stock price, and BTG stock jumped almost that much Tuesday morning, Bloomberg reports . BTG’s directors and three biggest shareholders have agreed to the deal, which is pending approval of the remaining shareholders and British regulators. BTG’s main business lies in interventional medicine — the specialist use of radioactive microspheres […]

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Polish Freedom Fighters Deserve Place of Honor

Polish freedom fighters deserve place of honor

Credit: Chris Christo The Polish Partisans sculpture was officially welcomed Saturday at the South Boston Seaport after several years of callous disregard about its permanent home and its profound historic significance in world history. The monument was proudly on display at Boston Common in 1983, where it remained until it was surprisingly moved by the city of Boston in January 2006. The statute depicts five war-weary Polish freedom fighters who heroically battled Hitler’s Nazi troops during World War II and, later, communist tyranny. The sculptor, Andrzej Pitynski, who attended the ceremony, was praised and thanked by state, city and […]

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High Time Cops Weeded Out Illegal Behavior

High time cops weeded out illegal behavior

This is the day that Massachusetts potheads have been waiting for — and mothers have been dreading. The streets of Boston will essentially soon turn into a plume of weed smoke thanks to the change in Bay State laws effective today where people can buy pot legally. I recently attended the Red Sox championship parade with my son’s school. While the 5-year-olds looked on in amazement at their favorite baseball players, a huge number of sports fans smoked weed freely in the streets. What used to be an event appropriate for children now seems to have faded. Imagine, if […]

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Champion Athleticwear Opens New Boston Store

Champion Athleticwear opens new Boston store

The iconic brand further cements its East Coast presence with a fourth US retail location on Boston’s famous Newbury Street. © Hanesbrands Champion Athleticwear, a maker of authentic athletic apparel since 1919, is continuing to expand its retail footprint with its first location in Boston and its fourth US retail specialty store overall. The grand opening and unveiling of the new location at 333 Newbury Street took place on 17 November. The newest Champion store is located on Newbury Street in Boston’s renowned eight-block stretch of shops, salons, boutiques and restaurants. “Building on the success of our 2018 store […]

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Citizens Bank Pursues National Ambitions

Citizens Bank pursues national ambitions

Citizens Bank CEO Bruce Van Saun is turning to his Boston-based commercial bank to find new corporate clients. Citizens Bank’s 11-state retail empire hews close to its New England roots, with no branches west of Michigan or south of Delaware. So what was the Providence company doing sending one of its top Boston lenders out to sunny Los Angeles to open a new office? It’s all about the Benjamins, of course. To grow outside of its branch footprint, CEO Bruce Van Saun has avoided buying more banks — and the headaches that come with such deals. Instead, he is […]

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Two Injured in Double Shooting in Roxbury

Two injured in double shooting in Roxbury

BOSTON – Boston Police say two people were shot in the city’s Roxbury neighborhood on Monday night. Officials said they responded to reports of shots fired at around 9:30 p.m. in the area of the Dudley Square train station. BREAKING: Two people shot in the last hour near Dudley Station #Boston . BPD says injuries are not life threatening @boston25 pic.twitter.com/pbKlVrnxV0 — Elysia Rodriguez (@ElysiaBoston25) November 20, 2018 According to the first officer on scene, the two shooting victims sustained gunshot wounds to the leg. Police say their injuries do not appear to be life-threatening. Boston: Dudley @ Warren, […]

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BPS Students Stage Walkout to Protest School Closures, Gun Homicides

BPS students stage walkout to protest school closures, gun homicides

About 100 teenagers from Boston Public Schools walked out of class Monday afternoon and rallied at City Hall to protest school budget cuts and closures as well as gun homicides. According to the organizers, the walk-out was to protest the proposed closure of West Roxbury Academy as well as the McCormick Middle School in Dorchester, which they said will disproportionately affect black and brown students. Nearly all of the students who rallied were students of color. But the walk-out was also to protest a litany of problems that organizers said affect students, including homelessness and gentrification. The rally was […]

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New International Students on Celebrating Their First Thanksgiving

New International Students on Celebrating Their First Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a quintessentially American holiday, but for many new international students, it’s an enigma. So what do students from other parts of the world who are new to the United States know about it? Photo by Library of Congress/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images While many countries have their own version of Thanksgiving, America has turned the fourth Thursday of November into something uniquely its own. The holiday’s origins go back to 1621, when the English settlers known as the Pilgrims celebrated their first successful harvest in Plymouth, Mass., with the Native Americans who helped them survive that first year […]

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Police Investigating After 2 People Shot in Roxbury

Police investigating after 2 people shot in Roxbury

BOSTON (WHDH) – Boston police are investigating a double shooting Monday night near in Roxbury. Officers responded to the area of 57 Warren St. about 9:30 p.m. for reports of shots fired. The two people who were shot were rushed to local hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries. An investigation is ongoing. (Copyright (c) 2018 Sunbeam Television. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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