Archive for: September, 2011

Is Unemployment Decreasing in New England? A Look at New England’s August Unemployment Rates

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Despite the lack of nationwide job growth, recent data show that all six New England states have experienced some recent decreases in unemployment. Specifically, data published by the Associated Press indicate that – for the most part – unemployment rates dropped between August 2010 and August 2011, as well as between July 2011 and August [...]

Phish Bassist Mike Gordon Tells New England Post About Another Side of In


If you’ve ever listened to Mike Gordon’s 2003 album Inside In, you’ve probably never thought to yourself, “This music would be perfect for an interactive multimedia installation.” While most of the folky, psychedelic self-consciousness that Phish’s bassist summons is well worth revisiting when you’re in the right frame of mind, the funky 70s grooves and [...]

UConn Endowment Tops $310M; How Does it Stack Up Against Yale and Harvard?


STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut’s endowment earned a profit of nearly $25 million during the last fiscal year, growing to more than $310 million. UConn officials say its endowment was nearly $313 million at the end of the budget year on June 30, up from about $288 million last year. It’s the [...]

RI Governor Mulls Licenses for Illegal Immigrants

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Gov. Lincoln Chafee says he is considering the possibility that the state might issue driver’s licenses or driving permits to illegal immigrants. The governor responded Tuesday to questions about a vote by the Board of Governors for Higher Education approving in-state tuition for undocumented students. He said being able to drive [...]

Maine Voter Registration Law To Be Decided By Maine Voters


The repeal of a 38 year old law allowing Mainers to register to vote on Election Day was put into effect on June 21, 2011 by Maine Governor Paul LePage, and has been cloaked in controversy ever since. Within hours, Maine’s League of Women Voters, part of the Protect Maine Votes coalition, which also includes [...]

If You Dream It, They Can Craft It; Cambridge-based CustomMade Pairs Up Creative Ideas With Capable Craftspeople

Green Amethyst and Tanzanite Bitty Earrings by Scarlett Jewelry

Looking to “wow!” your fiancée with a one-of-a-kind engagement ring? Are you in the market for a table that can fit snugly into that awkward corner in your living room? Or do you just want the satisfaction of having a unique-little-something that no one else in the world has? Whatever custom creation you have in [...]

MA-based NFPA Teams Up with the Phoenix Society to Benefit Burn Victims; One NFPA Employee from CT to Raise $$ Running the Hartford Marathon

Robert Duval as a child, "It was preordained that I would work in fire service," he told New England Post.

Every year there are approximately one million burn injuries in the U.S. and an estimated 45,000 burn-related hospitalizations (according to the American Burn Association). In addition to having to contend with the painful, debilitating physical impacts of their injuries, burn victims must cope with the psychological and social impacts that often accompany severe burns. Fortunately, [...]

Bay Staters Have Spoken and They’re Ready to Bring Gambling Home: A Recent UMass Dartmouth Survey Shows Most are in Favor of In-State Casinos

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Massachusetts residents make more than 7 million visits to New England casinos ever year. And evidently, they are tired of trekking out-of-state in order to hit the slots, toss the dice and enjoy other games that – while risky – promise big cash rewards. A recent state-wide public opinion survey from UMass Dartmouth’s Center for [...]

New Hampshire Wind Power Project Receives DOE Financing; Brings Needed Jobs

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The largest wind farm in New Hampshire just got a boost from the Federal Government. On Friday, U.S. Energy Secretary Stephen Chu announced that the Granite Reliable Wind Power Project would receive a $168.9 million Federal loan to help finance a 99 megawatt (MW) wind farm in Coös County, in rural northern New Hampshire. Andrew [...]

Wall Street Protests Come to Boston Common

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“If you are out of work, you are invited. If you are homeless, you are invited. If you are the Boston Police, you are invited.” Chaplain Marisa Egerstrom opened the first “general assembly” meeting of the Occupy Boston movement with an invitation to participate in what she called, “a fight for the soul of the [...]

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