Category: Boston Herald

Chabot: Charlie needs to prove he can weather storm

January 26th, 2015 in 2015, Boston Herald, College of General Studies, Newsmakers, Tom Whalen 0 comments

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Tom Whalen, College of General Studies

The blockbuster storm set to slam the Bay State tonight will be Gov. Charlie Baker’s biggest test since he’s taken the Corner Office — and he’ll be taking it on without the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency vest that let TV viewers know Gov. Deval Patrick was ready to battle Mother Nature…

Expert quote:

“This is what makes or breaks governors. Patrick really knew how to wear that vest, he projected authority and urged everyone to be calm, and Baker needs to take a page from that book.”

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Obama, Clinton tensions build over email lists ahead of 2016

January 24th, 2015 in 2015, 2016 Presidential Election, Boston Herald, College of Communication, Newsmakers, The Hill, Tobe Berkovitz 0 comments

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Tobe Berkovitz, College of Communication

New tensions are emerging in the relationship between allies of President Obama and Hillary Clinton…

Expert quote:

“If it’s a wash, I think he will trot out a little, where he is beloved.”

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State treasury lawyer part of Sox deal under investigation

January 24th, 2015 in 2015, Boston Herald, College of Communication, Fred Bayles, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Fred Bayles, College of Communciation

A key member of state Treasurer Deborah Goldberg’s transition team is a prominent Red Sox lawyer who helped orchestrate the controversial Yawkey Way deal under investigation by the state Inspector General, the Herald has learned…

Expert quote:

“Someone new to office like her, you want everyone to think you are as clean as the driven snow … A good percentage of politics is perception.”

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Winning means everything in sports scandals

January 22nd, 2015 in 2015, Boston Herald, College of Communication, Lawrence Bean, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Lawrence Bean, College of Communications

For the Patriots, the best way to take the air out of Deflategate would be to give a brief nod to the NFL’s probe, take their punishment — and then win a historic fourth Super Bowl title, marketing specialists say…

Expert quote:

“Winning solves a lot of problems. Winning allows fans to overlook a lot of transgressions. Without actually acknowledging any wrongdoing, if the league decides there was some chicanery going on, I would just say, ‘We’re acknowledging the NFL’s findings.’ In other words, we’ll take our punishment and move on.”

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Heslam: New editor needs cred

January 16th, 2015 in 2015, Boston Herald, College of Communication, Newsmakers, Tom Fiedler 0 comments

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Tom Fiedler, College of Communication

Boston Globe’s beleaguered online sister site,, is reeling from its latest viral blunder, and it’s high time the rudderless ship finds an experienced captain…

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Boston researchers test drug that will try to slow down Alzheimer’s

January 14th, 2015 in 2015, Boston Herald, Newsmakers, Robert Stern, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Robert Stern, School of Medicine

Hub researchers are testing a pill that could protect the brain against the ravages of Alzheimer’s disease — a treatment that could be the first to slow the progression of one of the nation’s most common killers, they say…

Expert quote:

“It’s the only cause in the United States in the top 10 causes that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed down. The goal of this new medication going into clinical trials is really to try and slow down the advancement as well as trying to protect the cells that still exist.”

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Sun seekers warned of virus

December 26th, 2014 in 2014, Boston Herald, NEIDL, Newsmakers, Ronald Corley, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Ronald Corley, School of Medicine, NEIDL

Travelers looking to 
escape the frigid New England winter and take a sun-soaked Caribbean vac ation may want to bring the bug spray along with their suntan lotion, according to 
local doctors, as the painful and mysterious Chikungunya virus tears through the Western Hemisphere…

Expert quote:

“People need to be concerned about it. To be forewarned is to be prepared.”

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Bay State in the cross hairs of flu

December 22nd, 2014 in 2014, Boston Herald, NEIDL, Newsmakers, Ronald Corley, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Ronald Corley, School of Medicine, NEIDL

Massachusetts could get hit with a particularly brutal flu season if it spreads here with the same ferocity as it has in many southern and Midwestern states, local doctors say…

Expert quote:

“Most reporting regions are experiencing elevated levels. The current evidence indicates that it’ll be a bad season.”

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Range of ways to hit back at North Korea

December 20th, 2014 in 2014, Boston Herald, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Pardee School of Global Studies, William Keylor 0 comments

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William Keylor, College of Arts & Sciences

Possible retaliation against North Korea for hacking Sony Pictures could include re-listing it as a state sponsor of terror, going after the country’s trading partners, launching a counter-cyber attack or simply screening the film to the widest possible audience, analysts told the Herald…

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Mayor, union reserve judgment on possible BMC-Tufts merger

December 12th, 2014 in 2014, Alan Sager, Boston Herald, Newsmakers, School of Public Health 0 comments

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Alan Sager, School of Public Health

Mayor Martin J. Walsh and a key health workers union are taking a wait-and-see stance on the possible merger between Tufts Medical Center and Boston Medical Center — which will be judged, they say, based on how well the teaching hospitals operate as a fused entity…

Expert quote:

“BMC and Tufts have both been around for a very long time and have served patients who, many of them, have chronic illnesses. And if either were to close, many, many patients would be displaced.”

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