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Blizzard of ‘15

5am Tuesday Jan 27 2014

At 6:30 am on Monday, it’s 8 degrees and cloudy in Lowell.  By this time yesterday, the National Weather Service had already issued a blizzard watch for eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island (since upgraded to a blizzard warning). Just moments ago, Matt Noyes on New England Cable News just said…

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Deflate-gate calls for willing suspension of disbelief by Marjorie Arons-Barron

The entry below is being cross posted from Marjorie Arons-Barron’s own blog. To enjoy the performance at the movies and in theater, audience members often have to suspend their connection with reality.  So, too, with another form of entertainment, professional football.  Is it really possible that Bill Bellichik and Tom Brady,…

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Calling all innovators

During his 2014 campaign for Lieutenant Governor, Cambridge City Councilor Leland Cheung had a lot of interesting things to say about what Massachusetts can do to thrive in the innovation economy of the 21st century. While Cheung was unsuccessful in the political arena, he hasn’t stopped talking and thinking about…

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