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Sustainability , Apr. 23, 2015 - 4:55 pm
In the most recent post, we were enjoying author Andre Spicer’s interview with a very sympathetic editor at Harvard Business Review. Spicer is co-author of “The Wellness Syndrome,” a run-of-the-mill dog-bites-man tale that...
Sustainability , Apr. 23, 2015 - 4:47 pm
Academics Andre Spicer and Carl Cederstrom have made a splash with their book “The Wellness Syndrome,” which posits that corporate wellness programs not only aren’t good, they’re bad for health and morale. According to the...
Sustainability , Apr. 23, 2015 - 4:28 pm
Firebrand Al Lewis is relentlessly snide in his prosecution of corporate wellness in the public dock. His blog posts refer to the “self-described experts” of the “wellness ignorati” who produced a report he picks on, and...
Sustainability , Apr. 23, 2015 - 4:13 pm
Authors Al Lewis, Andre Spicer, and Carl Cederstrom have been getting lots of mileage tearing down the notion of corporate wellness. Having not heard enough in reply to balance their broadsides, I’m writing one. Let’s start...
YourArlington.com , Apr. 23, 2015 - 8:08 am
Clarissa Rowe Save Our Wetlands, the coalition that opposes the development plan for the 17-acre Mugar site along Route 2 in East Arlington, is calling for volunteers to hold signs on Lake Street on the evenings of...
YourArlington.com , Apr. 23, 2015 - 6:35 am
100th anniversary marks survivors' successes  UPDATED, April 23: What if your childhood was snatched from you by a murderous regime -- as around you whole families were slain? Positive thinking alone would not be...
YourArlington.com , Apr. 22, 2015 - 5:02 pm
Just months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, flying in 16 B-25s, 80 men, two of them from Arlington, sent Japan a message: Don't mess with the United States. Now, 73 years later, a congressional medal commemorates the...
BSMW Blog Headlines , Apr. 22, 2015 - 12:04 pm
The Celtics were competitive in Cleveland last night, pulling to within two points in the fourth quarter before LeBron James and Kyrie Irving exerted their will on the court, leading the Cavs to a 99-91 win and 2-0 series...
YourArlington.com , Apr. 22, 2015 - 10:47 am
Because of the generosity of an anonymous donor, Arlington High and middle-school students can receive a full scholarship for the July Japan trip offered to one who otherwise would not be able to participate, schools...
YourArlington.com , Apr. 22, 2015 - 6:05 am
5th annual Arlington International Film Festival Official entry deadline: April 30 Late-entry deadline: May 30 High School Student Filmmakers The next generation of filmmakers Festival dates: Oct. 15 - 22...
YourArlington.com , Apr. 21, 2015 - 2:12 pm
Here's a Red Sox farm team you have never heard of: Students from Minuteman High School recently spent a day at Fenway Park helping construct a rooftop garden. Using the skills they acquired in the school’s environmental-...
Media Nation , Apr. 21, 2015 - 10:19 am
Over the past few years The Boston Globe has been quietly nurturing some talented editorial writers. Last year, Dante Ramos — now an op-ed columnist — was a Pulitzer finalist for a series of editorials on revitalizing Boston...
YourArlington.com , Apr. 20, 2015 - 4:45 pm
Rotich finishes with drama | Boston.com reports about 2015 race: Desisa wins According to the Boston Athletic Association, the following are the finishers as of 7:45 p.m. Monday, April 20, among 43 people...
HubArts.com , Apr. 20, 2015 - 3:16 pm
The Peabody Essex Museum is one of three museums that has organized a major exhibit of Thomas Hart Benton art seen through the prism of the movie industry. American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood is supposedly the...
Media Nation , Apr. 20, 2015 - 9:12 am
Boston Marathon bombing survivors Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes have joined Bill and Denise Richard in calling on the Justice Department to drop its quest for the death penalty. Kensky and Downes were newlyweds who each...
Picture Boston , Apr. 18, 2015 - 9:21 pm
In 1997 the Boston Herald sent columnist Peter Gelzinis and me to cover the 2nd anniversary of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal building. We returned to the bombing site in 2001 to provide coverage of the moment...
YourArlington.com , Apr. 18, 2015 - 6:53 am
Arlington musician Darol Anger and the Furies bring their strings to Park Avenue Congregational Church at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 25, a concert presented by town-based notloB Music. Tickets to the concert...
Suldog , Apr. 17, 2015 - 7:18 pm
I spent last weekend in a productive fashion. I took every on-line quiz my Facebook friends recommended. Here are some of the things I found out about myself. I am Linus Van Pelt. I am also The Joker. These results are...
Media Nation , Apr. 17, 2015 - 12:46 pm
Henry Santoro Big news from my other employer, WGBH: Henry Santoro will be joining WGBH Radio (89.7 FM) as a news anchor. Henry announced the move this morning on The Boston Globe’s online radio station, RadioBDC,...
BSMW Blog Headlines , Apr. 17, 2015 - 11:06 am
While WEEI colleagues universally pledge their support and best wishes to John Dennis, a few more details have come out, thanks to a Boston Globe piece from media writer Chad Finn. WEEI empathetic as John Dennis checks into...
Media Nation , Apr. 17, 2015 - 7:51 am
Martin Richard In case you haven’t seen it yet, Bill and Denise Richard have written a magnificent essay for The Boston Globe asking that the government drop its quest to execute the Boston Marathon bomber. (In...
YourArlington.com , Apr. 16, 2015 - 11:24 am
BUY ITRIGHT HERE Raffle prizes offered To soften winter's hard hit on Arlington shops and restaurants, the town supports an effort to boost shopping at local businesses called Shop Arlington. Shop Arlington asks...
BSMW Blog Headlines , Apr. 16, 2015 - 10:21 am
A second unplanned absence from WEEI this year left many people wondering what was going on with morning host John Dennis. Some listeners wondered about his health, others speculated there was a suspension going on. Things...
Media Nation , Apr. 16, 2015 - 8:54 am
The Boston Globe is joining other news organizations, including The New York Times, in pursuing native advertising — content that consists of editorial-like material but is bought and paid for. And the executive who’ll...
BSMW Blog Headlines , Apr. 16, 2015 - 8:30 am
In our previous mock for New England, we looked at the positions the Pats could target in certain areas of the draft. We continue that practice this week, making a few tweaks in the wake of certain players’ pro day...
YourArlington.com , Apr. 15, 2015 - 6:30 pm
You're a seventh grader at Ottoson, feeling uneasy in class, and you don't know why. Was it the kooky look that girl in the front row gave you? Dr. Franchi You think: "Why does that look make me want to hurt myself...
YourArlington.com , Apr. 15, 2015 - 6:00 pm
Town officials are having their new attorney contact those for the Mugar family and will not conduct direct negotiation with the owners of the 17-acre site in East Arlington targeted for development. Town Manager Adam...
BSMW Blog Headlines , Apr. 15, 2015 - 11:31 am
This morning, the jury weighing the case against Aaron Hernandez found the former Patriots tight end guilty of first degree murder. He now faces the a sentence of life in prison without parole, in addition to another double-...
Media Nation , Apr. 14, 2015 - 4:59 pm
David Skok David Skok sees his mission at The Boston Globe as helping to define the organization’s RPP — “resources, priorities and processes,” in the words of Harvard Business School professor Clayton...
BSMW Blog Headlines , Apr. 14, 2015 - 10:33 am
It’s not often that David Ortiz, Pedro Martinez, Bill Belichick and Tom Brady can be in the same place at the same time and be overshadowed. It happened yesterday at Fenway Park. Here are your top 10 reads for this...
Media Nation , Apr. 13, 2015 - 3:54 pm
Last Tuesday I moderated a panel at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester on “The Role of the Media in Civic Life,” sponsored by the Worcester Regional Research Bureau. We all had the opportunity to hear...
BSMW Blog Headlines , Apr. 13, 2015 - 11:12 am
Over the weekend, the Bruins capped off an extremely disappointing season in which they finished out of the playoffs. Major changes are ahead, be it in the front office, coaching staff, or roster. While the Globe has noted...
YourArlington.com , Apr. 13, 2015 - 6:48 am
An Arlington leader can change his mind, and Charlie Foskett has. After spelling out a lengthy argument in March to the Finance Committee questioning the way the school administration is handling special-education funds,...
YourArlington.com , Apr. 12, 2015 - 6:00 am
Featuring Greg Hopkins, Lydia Harrell Arlington will again pulse with the sounds of jazz when the fourth annual A-Town Jazz Festival kicks in on Saturday, April 11, at the Senior Center and Sunday, April 12, at the...
YourArlington.com , Apr. 11, 2015 - 7:24 am
By 2020, 70 percent of U.S. jobs will have a high-tech component, according to the Christian Science Monitor, yet there will be 1 million unfilled programming jobs, code.org says. UPDATED, April 11: The use of technology...
YourArlington.com , Apr. 11, 2015 - 1:00 am
Arlington residents plan to stand with signs for two hours Monday, April 13, at the locations of recent pedestrian fatalities on Mass. Ave. The visibility event follows a history of pedestrian injury and death in East...
Suldog , Apr. 11, 2015 - 12:14 am
Yup, I'm in the Boston Herald again.(If you like me, that's a good thing. If you don't like me, what in hell are you doing here?)So, you may as well go there and read what I have to say.Or you could run out and buy a hard...
Secretly Ironic , Apr. 10, 2015 - 2:28 pm
My review of The Devil in the White City is up over at Bookdwarf.
Media Nation , Apr. 10, 2015 - 8:34 am
A recent Pindell piece in Medium. In his recent exhortation to accelerate the transition to digital, Boston Globe editor Brian McGrory singled out — among others — James Pindell, who’s covering the New Hampshire...
YourArlington.com , Apr. 10, 2015 - 6:35 am
On the go? Can't decide what to do? Here's help (or more decisions to make) --  five things to consider doing this weekend, as suggested by Cambridge Day. Yes, the website, a YourArlington partner, focuses on...
Media Nation , Apr. 9, 2015 - 12:43 pm
It’s interesting that during the same week Boston Globe editor Brian McGrory exhorted his journalists to keep pushing ahead on the digital side, Washington Post executive editor Marty Baron gave a speech on the same...
Media Nation , Apr. 9, 2015 - 9:00 am
The Boston Globe today offers some powerful arguments against executing convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Metro columnists Kevin Cullen and Yvonne Abraham weigh in, as do the paper’s editorial page,...
Blue Mass. Group , Apr. 9, 2015 - 7:43 am
And use of voicemail in Boston City Hall is apparently now uncontroversial. Happy 21st century, Beantown! - promoted by Bob_Neer Boston Mayor Marty Walsh has proclaimed today Riot Grrl Day on the occasion of feminist...
YourArlington.com , Apr. 9, 2015 - 6:50 am
See selectmen on cable | Supporting agenda documents (click items tab next to meeting date) The Board of Selectmen planned to meet Monday, April 13, at 7:15 p.m. in the Selectmen's Chambers, second floor, Town...
YourArlington.com , Apr. 9, 2015 - 6:48 am
The Arlington Cultural Council invites the public to attend its annual spring celebration of the town's expanding arts and culture scene on Monday, April 13, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Lyons Hearing Room, second floor,...
Blue Mass. Group , Apr. 8, 2015 - 7:25 pm
Doctors over-prescribing pain killers hardly seems like the most compelling use of scarce law enforcement resources. - promoted by Bob_Neer Doctors will now face increased scrutiny, as part of the Attorney General...
Media Nation , Apr. 8, 2015 - 6:05 pm
Martin Richard Now the real Boston Marathon trial can begin. A federal jury’s decision to convict Dzhokhar Tsarnaev of 30 charges related to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings was the most anticlimactic of anticlimaxes...
YourArlington.com , Apr. 8, 2015 - 12:31 pm
Former selectman, School Committee member served from 1972-2005 UPDATED: Charlie Lyons, an institution in Arlington politics since 1972, plans to retire as superintendent at Shawsheen Valley Technical High School in...
Blue Mass. Group , Apr. 8, 2015 - 12:31 pm
You can download a PDF of the whole report at this link. - promoted by david In case you didn’t see it, given all the headlines about the Tsarnaev trial, Governor Charlie Baker’s Blue Ribbon Panel on the...
BSMW Blog Headlines , Apr. 8, 2015 - 8:19 am
When we left off with Part I, many of those same players who had not been invited to the combine had cracked the top five of most categories (see the updated rundown at the bottom of this post). As we make our way through...