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2 hrs ago | The Jersey Journal

Flemington family law firm announces new partners

Nadine Maleski LLC is pleased to announce that Adam M. Eisenhut and Katarzyna A. Zielinski have become partners of the firm.


Related Topix: Flemington, NJ, Family, Parenting, Hunterdon County, NJ, University of Pittsburgh

6 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

Researchers discover that Klotho is neuroprotective against Alzheimer's disease

Boston University School of Medicine researchers may have found a way to delay or even prevent Alzheimer's disease .


Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health, Chemistry, Biology, Science, Medicine, Pharmacology, UC San Francisco

6 hrs ago | Voice of America

New Test Predicts Which Chemicals Could Cause Cancer

Many chemicals have been linked to the development of cancer, but the cancer-causing potential of thousands of others is unknown.


Related Topix: Bioinformatics

11 hrs ago |

Newton superintendent accused of plagiarism

The superintendent of the Newton Public Schools, facing questions that he plagiarized passages from Governor Deval Patrick in a graduation speech last month, said today he should have cited Patrick and has asked the city's school committee to take action on the matter.


Related Topix: Deval Patrick, US Governors, Texas

13 hrs ago |

Researchers Find Genes That Time Girls' First Periods

We all remember that awkward day. But for the first time, researchers have determined the genetic markers that determine the timing of a woman's first period, opening the doors to determining a woman's risk for disease later in life.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine

14 hrs ago | ESPN

Bruins add NHL vet Sacco to coaching staff

Sacco, 45, of Medford, Massachusetts, and a former Boston University standout, served as an assistant coach for the Buffalo Sabres last season.


Related Topix: Medford, MA

19 hrs ago | WBUR-AM Boston

'An Agent For Social Change,' Hubie Jones Has Shaped Boston For 60 Years

For nearly 60 years, Hubie Jones has worked as an agent for social change and social justice in Boston, playing a role in the formation and leadership of some 40 organizations that provide families and their children with the tools to live stronger, more productive lives and enrich their communities.


Related Topix: Drugs, City College of New York, City University of New York

Wed Jul 23, 2014


Politicians' involvement in Market Basket fight may backfire, analysts say

While the Market Basket saga could be described as a "family food fight" within a private business, any elected officials in Massachusetts or New Hampshire who choose not to get involved could wind up with pie in their faces, several political analysts interviewed by the Sun said Wednesday.


Related Topix: US News, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, US Politics, Tewksbury, MA, US Governors, Maggie Hassan, Deval Patrick, Essex County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Greater London County, England

PhysOrg Weblog

Age of puberty in girls influenced by which parent their genes are inherited from

The age at which girls reach sexual maturity is influenced by 'imprinted' genes, a small sub-set of genes whose activity differs depending on which parent passes on that gene, according to new research published today in the journal Nature .


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine


President Obama Needs to Cancel Executive Order 12333

We're all too familiar with the bulk collection of cellphone metadata - information on whom you contact and when - that Edward Snowden revealed.


Related Topix: us Travel, Travel, Science, Computer Science, US News, Liberal Political News

JD Journal

CTIC at Penn Law Names Jeffrey Vagle Executive Director

Jeffrey Vagle has been appointed as the first Executive Director of the Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, according to a press release from the school.


Related Topix: University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government, Temple University

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Boston Midsummer Opera Presents the Bartered Bride, Now thru 7/27

Hidden identities, secret bargains and a dancing bear...can love possibly find its way? All will be revealed when Boston Midsummer Opera presents its ninth season production, The Bartered Bride.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Classical

Acton Institute

Vietnam, Luther, and the Doctrine of Vocation

Uwe Siemon-Netto is the founder and executive director emeritus of the Center for Lutheran Theology and Public Life in Capistrano Beach, California.


Related Topix: Capistrano-Beach, CA, World News, Germany, Journalism, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago

The Black River News

Morristown High School Senior Recipient of Vocal Music Scholarship

Katherine Merwin, a senior from Morristown High School, has been selected as recipient of the 2014 Notables Singers Vocal Music Scholarship, making her the 11th winner of this award since it was started in 2009.


Related Topix: Basking Ridge, NJ, Morristown, NJ, Mount Arlington, NJ

the Sun Experiment to Play FringeNYC, 8/13-22

HelikonRep announced today that it will produce the world premiere of THE SUN EXPERIMENT, by NYTW Emerging Playwright of Color CATHERINE YU, at the 18th annual New York International Fringe Festival.


Related Topix: Theater, Arts, New York University, us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Chicago Travel

KLIQ-FM Hastings

The Possible Downside of Too Much Religious Training

There are a lot of benefits to a religious upbringing, but one of the unintended consequences is that strong beliefs might make kids more gullible.


Related Topix: Family, Kids

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Nine UMass Dartmouth CVPA Students Selected to Participate in Boston Young Contemporaries Exhibition

Nine students and recent graduates from UMass Dartmouth's College of Visual & Performing Arts Master of Fine Arts program have been selected to participate in the 2014 Boston Young Contemporaries Exhibition.


Related Topix: UMass Dartmouth, Massachusetts College of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, University of New Hampshire

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Playmakers Youth Theatre of Beachwood take on challenge of unknown, 24-hour musical

"I can't tell you anything about it," said Sheri Gross, director of the Playmakers Youth Theatre at the Mandel Jewish Community Center when asked for even a hint as to the name of the musical the audience will see Sunday.


Related Topix: Beachwood, OH, Brandeis University

PhysOrg Weblog

Iodine may alleviate swelling in retinitis pigmentosa patients' retinas

Cystoid macular edema is a common complication of retinitis pigmentosa , a family of retinal diseases in which patients typically lose night and side vision first and then develop impaired central vision.


Related Topix: Massachusetts, Massachusetts Government

Christian Science Monitor

As Ethiopia's 'Zone 9' bloggers get popular, they get charged with terror

Ethiopia has charged 10 reform-minded bloggers and journalists with terrorism offenses - marking the latest in a long line of repressive acts against civil society by a key US partner in the Horn of Africa.


Related Topix: World News, Ethiopia, Africa, Terrorism, Eritrea