Could you pass a Dutch bicycling exam?
The first mainstage concert of the Boston Early Music Festival was also the North American debut of Mozart’s own violin and viola.
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Nearly blinded by a line drive 13 years ago, the former Red Sox pitcher is making a new life for himself in the game he loves.
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A by-the-numbers breakdown of the holiday.
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Precocious children do seem to become high-achieving adults. Why that makes some educators worried about America’s future.
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Max Valverde a 2006 Brown University graduate with a degree in mechanical engineering, has big dreams. “I want to create products that help people,” he said. “I want to leave a mark.”
The Needham man may be on his way. He’s the genius behind arguably the world’s most popular — and possibly only — cure for a messy-hair problem he calls “morninghead.” Valverde’s invention — the $8 Morninghead cap — is a cap lined with a proprietary super-absorbent cloth that enables a wearer to instantly wet his entire head.
“I shower at night and every morning I had to deal with my crazy bed hair,” the dark-haired inventor explained. “For years I tried wetting my hair in the sink [in the morning] — but water gets everywhere and you never really get the back of your head.”
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The design for a proposed new 14,556-square-foot public library is on display at the Boxford Public Library, Elm Street, as well as on the town website at www.town.boxford.ma.us. Residents at Town Meeting may be asked to approve the project, which would likely require a debt exclusion of Proposition 2½ as well as private fund-raising.
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There will be two contested races at Hamilton’s April 10 annual town election. Incumbent Selectman Jeff Hubbard is being challenged by Shawn Farrell, and Housing Authority member Leigh Keyser is being challenged by Theresa “Mimi” Fanning, formerly the town clerk.
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The Wayland Historical Society is compiling a roster of the men and women who have made significant contributions to the community’s evolution from 1950 to the present. Contributions may have been to the town’s governance, educational system, environment, culture, or quality of life. The society invites the public to send in nominations, with a brief description of the nominee’s contributions, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Selectmen are considering a request to ban parking on Bachelor Street during the summer. Thomas Flaherty, representing the Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners, said residents have expressed concerns about parked cars narrowing the roadway and creating a potentially dangerous situation during ballgames and on sunny summer days when families are using Action Cove playground. There can be as many as 50 vehicles parked in that area at a given time, Flaherty said. The town’s Housing Authority has agreed to keep the gates between the upper parking lot and the ball field parking lot open for a trial period of six months. The gates were being kept closed for safety reasons, according to selectmen. The Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners plans to put up a sign informing people that they should not park on the street or outside the Action Cove gates, but instead in the ball field lot, or if necessary, the upper lot. Selectmen have taken the request to ban parking on the public street under advisement.
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The differing prospects of happy hour and marijuana speak volumes about the political and cultural climate in Massachusetts.
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An Irish travel writer visits eight Greater Boston spots that feel like home.
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Potholes are potholes, whether it’s 1968 or 1998. But this year, the extreme weather has made for the perfect pothole storm.
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Cambridge drug developer Idenix Pharmaceuticals Inc. has filed lawsuits in Europe charging that biotechnology giant Gilead Sciences Inc. infringed on an Idenix patent when it marketed a popular new hepatitis C treatment in England, France and Germany.
The suits escalate a three-month-old legal battle between Gilead and Idenix over the drug, called Sovaldi. Idenix — in which a Boston hedge fund has taken a growing position — says it has exclusive rights to intellectual property for sofosbuvir, the compound on which Sovaldi is based. The company lodged similar complaints against Gilead in California in December.
Idenix has not specified how much it is seeking in damages in its suits.
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Told by 21 narrators, Ryan’s insightful tale chronicles the lives of the residents of a rural town in the aftermath of the Irish economic collapse.
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Fireman Capital Partners, a local private equity firm started by the Fireman family that once owned sneaker giant Reebok International, has acquired a majority stake in Surfside Coffee Co. LLC, a newly created entity that will own the Dunkin’ Donuts franchise network based in southern Florida. Surfside was recently formed through the purchase of two Dunkin’ Donuts franchise networks and is now the largest Dunkin’ Donuts franchise network in Florida. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “We are pleased to add significant resources and value to recently formed Surfside as it expands its footprint in southern Florida,” Dan Fireman, managing partner of Fireman Capital Partners, said. McDermott Will & Emery LLP acted as legal advisor to Fireman Capital Partners in the transaction. TD Bank is serving as lender to Surfside Coffee.
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Boston Ballet’s production of Sir Frederick Ashton’s version is chock full of inventive choreography, atmospheric sets, and opulent costumes.
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The Bridge Repertory Theater of Boston production of Michael John LaChiusa’s musical is in a modified cabaret setting.
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EF Education First, a for-profit education company specializing in language learning, said it has been selected as the official supplier of language training services for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. A Swedish company with its North American headquarters in Cambridge, EF Education First, or EF, said that plans call for it to teach English to 100,000 staffers for the Rio games as well as to nearly 700 000 candidates for the Olympic volunteer program, contractors, and school children in Rio State. A private company, EF is not disclosing the value of its contract with the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee. This will be the fourth Olympics for EF, which does much of its work in teaching English as a second language.
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