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Arbella’s Donohue chosen to receive CEO leadership award



Arbella’s Donohue chosen to receive CEO leadership award

From: bizjournals.com Arbella Insurance Group’s President and CEO John Donohue has been chosen to receive the 2014 Lewis Family Foundation CEO Social Leadership Award as part of the Boston Business Journal’s annual Corporate Citizenship Summit. The award, which is funded by the Lewis Family Foundation, recognizes exceptional civic leadership by executives in the Boston business community. Donohue spearheaded […]

Cambridge Startup Aims to Revolutionize the Bike with Copenhagen Wheel



Cambridge Startup Aims to Revolutionize the Bike with Copenhagen Wheel

From: http://bdcwire.com/ Within the first twenty feet, Andrew Schmidt was sold on it. Prior to his first visit to Superpedestrian’s office in Cambridge, Schmidt knew enough about the Copenhagen Wheel to see the potential. He had been introduced to the electric bike startup by a friend. The Superpedestrian team was looking for someone to do the […]

The New Face of Harvard Square



The New Face of Harvard Square

A triangular structure looms over Harvard Square, its large windows beaming light onto the street. Ribbons wrap around its granite columns and murals decorate the walls inside. The building houses Curious George and Friends, a store remembered fondly by Cantabridgians as a friendly neighborhood bookstore. It closed four years ago and stood vacant, its windows […]

Boston’s Battery Ventures promotes three investors



Boston’s Battery Ventures promotes three investors

From: bizjournals.com Boston-based venture capital firm Battery Ventures has announced three new promotions. Principals Alex Benik and Brian Lieber are now partners at the firm, and Morad Elhafed, formerly vice president for the venture firm, is now a principal. Benik joined Battery Ventures in 2001 and was based in Silicon Valley until 2006, when he moved to the firm’s Boston office. He […]

Parking App Expanding to Boston (Rightly) Catches City’s Ire



Parking App Expanding to Boston (Rightly) Catches City’s Ire

Boston drivers, stereotype has it, aren’t the kindest. So imagine the first time such a stereotypical driver, who has been puttering around a neighborhood looking for a spot for 20 minutes, sees another driver ready to leave his spot deliberately holding it for a specific car. It wouldn’t be pretty. But it might happen soon. […]

10 Free Apps Every 20-Something in Boston Should Have



10 Free Apps Every 20-Something in Boston Should Have

If  you’re a young person in Boston, you’ve probably noticed that you rarely see fellow 20-somethings who aren’t constantly staring down at their smartphones. Why not make the most of it? Being on your own in a city can be scary and confusing, but luckily, your smartphone can help you figure out everything from personal finance […]

Boston Health & Fitness Expo This Weekend



Boston Health & Fitness Expo This Weekend

The annual Boston Health and Fitness Expo is this weekend and you really should go. Here’s why: Healthy food samples, demos by fitness and cooking celebrities, amazing guest speakers and professional athlete sightings (Aly Raisman, Vince Wilfork, Maria Menounos, and Lauren Sesselmann just to name-drop a few). The free event, hosted by 7NEWS NBC Boston, […]

How to Get Your U.S. Student Visa



How to Get Your U.S. Student Visa

Here are some guidelines to help make your student visa application process smooth and successful. GETTING YOUR VISA TO STUDY IN THE UNITED STATES takes time but can be a surprisingly easy procedure and well worth the effort. The number of student visas issued by the United States has grown significantly in the last year […]