News archive from 1 May 2016, page 5

Finish-line drama spices Faster than a Falcon 5K

In a race so close the top two finishers posted identical times, Sebastian Szweda Mittelstadt nipped Gregory Encelewski to win Saturday’s Faster than a Falcon 5-kilometer race in Mountain View. Both runners finished in 16 minutes, 22 seconds. Luke...


Unions diss Verizon's 'last' offer

Verizon wireless workers on strike called the “last and best” offer from the telecom giant “the same old (BS),” as the company predicted thousands of workers could cross the picket line by next week. “This offer doesn’t come close to addressing the...


Jury acquits Lightbody in Wynn casino land deal

A federal jury acquitted convicted felon Charles Lightbody and two codefendants of wire fraud charges in a case linked to the planned $2 billion Wynn casino in Everett. The jury retuned its verdict early yesterday afternoon in U.S. District Court in...


Tower to house all its affordable units on-site

Midwood Investment & Development plans to house all of its city-required affordable housing units onsite at its proposed 59-story One Bromfield mixed-use tower in Boston’s Downtown Crossing. “There’s 54 of those units, so it’s a very significant...

Spacious Colonial fit for raising a family

Spacious Colonial fit for raising a family

The white, century-old Colonial at 32 Hillcrest St. in West Roxbury mixes old-fashioned design with modern conveniences in a family home priced at just over a half million dollars. Built in 1910, the home has an addition that was put on the rear about...


Buick bucks old-timer's image

If Buick is trying to shed its older-driver reputation, it just could happen with 
this car. The 2016 Buick Cascada is no car for old men. Unlike your grandfather’s Buick, it is not a living room on wheels. It is small, low to the ground and it does...


Feds call for less monitoring of New England cod fishery

PORTLAND, Maine — The amount of at-sea monitoring that New England's cod fishermen will be required to submit to will be reduced in the coming fishing year, federal regulators have decided. At-sea monitors are workers who collect data on fishing trips...


Lobbying by renewable energy groups on rise in Massachusetts

BOSTON — An effort to jolt Massachusetts' reliance on solar and wind projects has surged in recent years, powered in part by an increase in lobbying by supporters of renewable energy. In 2015, nearly two dozen renewable energy companies and advocacy...


The Latest: Berkshire investors reject climate change report

OMAHA, Neb. — The Latest on Berkshire Hathaway's annual shareholders meeting, where tens of thousands of people have listened to CEO Warren Buffett and Vice Chairman Charlie Munger talk business for several hours (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Berkshire...


Berkshire Hathaway event celebrates what makes firm special

OMAHA, Neb. — Berkshire Hathaway's idiosyncrasies were on display this weekend, as tens of thousands of people filled an arena to listen to Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger talk business for several hours Saturday at the conglomerate's annual...


MGH to buy hospital in Dover, N.H.

Massachusetts General Hospital has reached an agreement to buy a small hospital in Dover, N.H., the first move outside the Bay State for its parent company, Partners HealthCare, after it abandoned two mergers last year in the face of regulatory...


Nissan recalls nearly 4 million cars with air bag problems

NEW YORK — Nearly 4 million Nissan cars are being recalled due to major safety problems where passenger air bags or seat belts could fail in a crash, leading to serious injuries or fatalities. The two recalls are just the latest in a string of safety...

2016 NFL draft team grades: Jaguars roar, Eagles whiff

2016 NFL draft team grades: Jaguars roar, Eagles whiff

Skip AdxEmbed xShare Russ Lande breaks down his top four classes from the 2016 NFL draft. None of the 253 players drafted in the past three days have even stepped onto the practice field with their new teams, so it’s certainly too early to tell...

Usa Today, 22:25 in Sport
Lamoreaux twins defend Division I girls doubles title

Lamoreaux twins defend Division I girls doubles title

For Mesa Mountain View, one great tennis player wasn’t enough. The school’s girls doubles team has now brought home two straight Division I titles – in their freshman and sophomore years – and have started their high school career two-for-two. The...

AZCentral, 22:29 in Sport
Mountain View's Jesse Miritello captures D. I boys singles title

Mountain View's Jesse Miritello captures D. I boys singles title

In his first match of the season, Mesa Mountain View senior Jesse Miritello lost 10-8 in a third-set tiebreaker to Phoenix Horizon's Cole Stofflet. But on Saturday, the two-seeded Miritello defeated top-seeded Stofflet to capture the Division I boys...

AZCentral, 22:29 in Sport

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