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Companies apply to trademark Boston Strong slogan

In the wake of the Boston Marathon, three companies are vying to trademark Boston Strong, a citywide motto born out of last year’s marathon. Two companies have applied for the rights to use the term on specific products. New England Coffee and Tea Company, based in Malden, wants to reserve Boston Strong for all coffee, […]

Courts test out electronic filling program, streamline process

In order to modernize court functions and integrate technology into the organization of court documents, the Massachusetts Court System signed a contract on Monday to participate in an electronic filing pilot program. Lawyers and court officials will be able to access documents through a web portal through the use of Tyler Technology Inc.’s Odyssey File & Serve […]

Community members share concerns over new MBTA fare hike proposal

In response to a 5 percent fare increase proposed by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority in March, approximately 75 members of the community met at the State Transportation Building Tuesday to share their concerns with MBTA and Massachusetts Department of Transportation employees. The fare proposal, which will take effect July 1 if passed, will raise CharlieCard fares across the […]

Entrepreneurship adds jobs to Boston economy

Many entrepreneurial businesses in Boston have seen an increase in profit, revenue, jobs and access to capital in the past six months, predicting further improvement in the next six months, according to a survey by the Boston Chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization. The Entrepreneurs’ Organization, a global business network comprised of 10,000 businesses in 42 […]

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Spectators cheered on family members at the 24-mile mark just before Kenmore Square.

2014 Marathon brings new joy to Boston community

One year after the bombings at the Boston Marathon finish line killed three and injured more than 260, marathon runners, spectators and other members of the community joined together to celebrate Marathon Monday, while keeping the deceased and injured in their hearts. The Boston community planned a slew of events the week prior to this year’s […]