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  • Epirus tests generic version of Remicade as it awaits clarity from FDA on biosimilars

    As U.S. regulators try to catch up to the rest of the world in regulating generic version of so-called biologic drugs, Boston-based Epirus today reported trial data suggesting that it has a drug that is interchangeable with the rheumatoid arthritis medication, Remicade. The company reported data following patients for more than a year who had been...

    September 23, 2014 2:26 PM EDT
  • T2 Biosystems shares spike on U.S. approval for faster sepsis test

    Shares of Lexington-based T2 Biosystems shot up in the first few minutes of trading today after its faster test for the most lethal cause of sepsis, was approved. The desktop diagnostic device called T2Dx, along with a related test called T2Candida, earned approval late Monday from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. That approval came faster t...

    September 23, 2014 2:23 PM EDT
  • Avid generated $135M in Q1 revenue, seeks Nasdaq re-listing

    Avid said it generated $135 million in revenue in its first quarter this year, down slightly from the $136.1 million it generated during the same period in 2013. The newly filed financial statements are part of the Burlington-based company's efforts to get re-listed on the Nasdaq stock exchange. For the three-month period ending March 31 of this ...

    September 23, 2014 2:21 PM EDT
  • Lighting startup Finally Light Bulb Co. raises $15M Series B

    Woburn-based lighting startup Finally Light Bulb Co., a company created by IdeaPaint founder John Goscha, has raised about $15 million in Series B funding from undisclosed angel investors. That brings total funding for the company to $23 million to date. Goscha confirmed the Series B funding on Tuesday but did not disclose the investors that co...

    September 23, 2014 2:18 PM EDT
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  • Irish outpouring for Walsh underscores immigrants' legacy - Boston Globe

    Boston GlobeIrish outpouring for Walsh underscores immigrants' legacyBoston GlobeThis has been like a second inauguration for Mayor Martin J. Walsh of Boston, a city some 2,800 miles across the Atlantic from this rocky, seaside village. But the celebration has been about much more than one man. This rural region called Connemara ...Boston Mayor Mar...

    September 22, 2014 9:38 AM EDT
  • Proud Irish villages prepare grand welcome for Mayor Walsh - Boston Globe

    IrishCentralProud Irish villages prepare grand welcome for Mayor WalshBoston Globe“Somebody said, 'The mayor is coming! The mayor of Boston is coming!' ” Martin J. Walsh will return to Ireland on Friday for his first visit since being elected mayor of Boston. “They're preparing as if it was the pope coming,” Senuta said. “It's a big ...Boston Mayor...

    September 19, 2014 1:34 AM EDT
  • Mayor Walsh travels to Ireland - Boston Globe

    Mayor Walsh travels to IrelandBoston Globe... in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢. The Boston Globe. Metro · Boston.com. Classifieds : Cars · Jobs · Real Estate · Log In. Subscribe: Subscribe · Digital · Home Delivery · Log In ...

    September 20, 2014 7:49 AM EDT
  • Boston Mayor Marty Walsh on proposed city council pay raises: no decision - The Republican - masslive.com

    Boston Mayor Marty Walsh on proposed city council pay raises: no decisionThe Republican - masslive.comGALWAY, Ireland — Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh sounded off on the proposed Boston City Council pay increase on Monday after meeting with the Galway City Council. Walsh said that he has not made a decision on where he stands on an increase in pay .....

    September 22, 2014 12:52 PM EDT
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  • Irish outpouring for Walsh underscores immigrants' legacy - Boston Globe

    Connacht Tribune GroupIrish outpouring for Walsh underscores immigrants' legacyBoston GlobeThis has been like a second inauguration for Mayor Martin J. Walsh of Boston, a city some 2,800 miles across the Atlantic from this rocky, seaside village. But the celebration has been about much more than one man. This rural region called Connemara ...Boston...

    September 22, 2014 9:38 AM EDT
  • Mayor Walsh travels to Ireland - Boston Globe

    Mayor Walsh travels to IrelandBoston GlobeBusiness. Kane's Donuts widening its horizons. Metro. Brown riding an anti-Obama wave. Business. Whoa, there's no rush to close Suffolk Downs. Metro. N.H. kidnapping suspect a mystery. Mayor Walsh travels to Ireland. By Globe Staff. | September 19 ...

    September 20, 2014 7:49 AM EDT
  • Boston Mayor Marty Walsh on proposed city council pay raises: no decision - The Republican - masslive.com

    Boston Mayor Marty Walsh on proposed city council pay raises: no decisionThe Republican - masslive.comGALWAY, Ireland — Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh sounded off on the proposed Boston City Council pay increase on Monday after meeting with the Galway City Council. Walsh said that he has not made a decision on where he stands on an increase in pay .....

    September 22, 2014 12:52 PM EDT
  • Boston Mayor Marty Walsh receives Irish welcome at start of economic ... - The Republican - masslive.com

    Boston HeraldBoston Mayor Marty Walsh receives Irish welcome at start of economic ...The Republican - masslive.comSHANNON, Ireland — Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh arrived here before dawn in the pouring Irish rain on Friday for the start of an 11-day economic development mission and homecoming. A delegation comprised of Walsh's family members, mayor...

    September 19, 2014 7:25 AM EDT
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  • How East Boston voted in State Primary 9/9
    Posted by Frank Conte September 20

    Results at eastboston.com

  • John Sepulveda announces the release of the web site www.suffolkcountyprobate.com for the office of Suffolk County Register of Probate.
    Posted by Frank Conte September 2

    (EAST BOSTON, September 2, 2014)

     

    John Sepulveda announced the release of the web site www.suffolkcountyprobate.com for the office of Suffolk County Register of Probate.

     

    “I am proud to announce the launching of the website that the public can now see and use to navigate the complicated process at the registry of probate. “I felt that it was shameful that in the year 2014 the registry of probate did not have a simple website where the public could get information about the office of probate or download the necessary forms.”

    “I am running for Register of Probate because I feel that there is a disconnect between the office and the public. The average citizen does not know what happens in Probate, why the office exists, or how to effectively access the services that this office provides.” Mr. Sepulveda said.

    “The Registry of Probate does not need a politician receiving a reward for years of service, what it needs is a professional manager to run it properly and assure that the public receives the services they require.”

    Mr. Sepulveda feels that a campaign should be about actions and not words and this is why he has launched the website as a candidate and began working for the best interest of the public before being elected.

    Mr. Sepulveda has nearly 20 years of experience in community and government relations, community organizing, business planning and marketing, and communications. He is a team-builder, and is skilled in creating connections between the communities and government/business programs. For the past year, he has served as a senior account manager with United Healthcare, working with elders to ensure that prospective members understand all aspects of the Medicare Advantage program, as well as the Medicaid Special Needs Plan program.

    The office of the Register of Probate and Family Court manages cases involving divorce, estate, child custody and other family matters. Its mission is to deliver timely justice to the public by providing equal access to a fair, equitable and efficient forum to resolve family and probate legal matters and to assist and protect all individuals, families and children in an impartial and respectful manner

    "I will bring the office of the Register of Probate to the public. This office needs to provide better services to the residents of Suffolk County and I will make sure that it does. I am going to establish partnerships with community organizations to hold seminars to inform the public of the services offered by the office, as well as the procedures that are required."


    John Sepulveda was born in Colombia and immigrated to East Boston when he was 11-years-old. He graduated from East Boston High School. He went on to attend the University of Massachusetts-Amherst where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree.
    After college Mr. Sepulveda returned to East Boston where he served as a primary liaison to the Latin American community for the Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH). Later he worked as an aide to Boston City Councilor Sal Lamattina. He also organized four Latin American festivals, managed a Spanish language newspaper, oversaw a youth soccer league, supervised voter registration campaigns, and directed other community-based projects. He is considered a specialist in the cross cultural cross business needs of people.

    Mr. Sepulveda is an active member of the EBHS School Site Council and the EBHS School Parent Council, and has volunteered his time to serve on various committees to benefit the students and families at the high school.

    He is married to Marta and has two children: Pamela, who is a junior at EBHS, and Patrick, who is in the 6th grade at the Donald McKay School. “My greatest accomplishment to date is to be happily married to my wife for almost 20 years and to be a positive father figure to my children and be a person who has influenced their lives,” he said.

    If you need more information about John Sepulveda or wish to volunteer for his campaign, please call (617) 418-7622 email: info@johnsforprobate.net

    The primary election will be held September 9, 2014, and the final election is November 4, 2014.

Boston Globe

  • Travel and Tourism Satellite Accounts, 2nd quarter 2014

    Real spending on travel and tourism turned up in the second quarter of 2014, increasing at an annual rate of 2.1 percent after decreasing 1.1 percent (revised) in the first quarter of 2014. Real gross domestic product (GDP) also experienced an upturn, increasing 4.2 percent (second estimate) in the second quarter after decreasing 2.1 percent in th...

    September 18, 2014 4:30 AM EDT
  • U.S. International Transactions, 2nd quarter 2014

    The U.S. current-account deficit-a net measure of transactions between the United States and the rest of the world in goods, services, primary income (investment income and compensation), and secondary income (current transfers)-decreased to $98.5 billion (preliminary) in the second quarter of 2014 from $102.1 billion (revised) in the first quarter...

    September 17, 2014 4:30 AM EDT
  • Gross Domestic Product by Metropolitan Area, 2013 (advance estimate) and Revised 2001 - 2012

    Real GDP increased in 292 of the nation's 381 metropolitan areas in 2013, led by widespread growth in finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing, nondurable-goods manufacturing, and professional and business services, according to new statistics released today by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. Natural resources and mining also spur...

    September 16, 2014 4:30 AM EDT
  • Gross Domestic Product for American Samoa, 2013

    The estimates of GDP for American Samoa show that real GDP-GDP adjusted to remove price changes-decreased 2.4 percent in 2013 (see Table 1.3). In contrast, real GDP for the U.S. (excluding the territories) increased 2.2 percent in 2013. The decline in the American Samoa economy reflected a decrease in territorial government spending that was partly...

    September 15, 2014 1:00 PM EDT
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  • A Pro-Family, Pro-Growth Tax Reform

    Two simple income-tax brackets: 15% and 35%. End the marriage penalty and increase the child tax credit.

    September 23, 2014 11:01 AM EDT
  • Behind the Fed's Dovish Turn on Rates

    After sending hawkish signals in July, the Federal Open Market Committee has softened its tone.

    September 22, 2014 2:45 PM EDT
  • The Hooters Precedent

    The NLRB says you can tell your boss to @$%#! and still keep your job.

    September 23, 2014 11:06 AM EDT
  • The Muni Bond Lobby

    Schumer leans on the feds to favor municipal debt in bank liquidity rules.

    September 22, 2014 2:58 PM EDT
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