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Boston University alumni Frederick Townes, CAS ’01 and Matthew Barba, SMG ’09, were both featured on the 2016 Forbes 30 under 30 list. PHOTO COURTESY PLACESTER

TERRIERS INBIZ: BU alumni decorate Forbes’ 30 under 30 list

Terriers InBiz is a series that highlights Boston University alumni who have been innovative leaders in their field and have played a significant role in businesses, locally or globally. From her early college days working under the former ambassador of Tanzania, Alexandria Lafci showed interest in international affairs, land reform and making a global impact through leadership and education. Matt […]

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Daniele Bocchieri and Nikolai Romanov, Northeastern University students, started “Sapori Pinocchios,” a business that allows them to ride around their campus and downtown Boston on bikes delivering and selling Italian pastries from the North End. PHOTO BY OLIVIA NADEL/DFP FILE PHOTO

Italian treats to be delivered across city via student bicycle business

The mecca for authentic Italian food in Boston lies in the North End, often called “Boston’s Little Italy.” Daniele Bocchieri, a sophomore at Northeastern University hailing from Milan, Italy, knows this to be true more than most. “I was constantly looking for Italian food,” Bocchieri said about his arrival in Boston, “but the only way to get an Italian taste […]

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Ellen Parker is a Boston University alumna and executive director of Project Bread, a nonprofit organization to assist those in need of food. PHOTO COURTESY EMILY ABBOTT

TERRIERS INBIZ: Project Bread’s Ellen Parker on fighting statewide hunger

Terriers InBiz is a series that highlights Boston University alumni who have been innovative leaders in their field and have played a significant role in businesses, locally or globally. Ellen Parker has always looked to make a positive impact in her community. Even in high school, she said, she “was always driven by thinking [she] wanted to change the world.” […]

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Boston University alumna Mariana Agathoklis is the vice president of communications at MTV. PHOTO COURTESY MARIANA AGATHOKLIS

TERRIERS INBIZ: Mariana Agathoklis on managing communications at MTV

Terriers InBiz is a series that highlights Boston University alumni who have been innovative leaders in their field and have played a significant role in businesses, locally or globally. MTV was a staple in many current college students’ childhoods. It was a time when Britney Spears music videos reigned and video jockeys became personalities. It became an iconic symbol of […]

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Julie Brooks is the CEO of eCape. PHOTO COURTESY JULIE BROOKS

TERRIERS INBIZ: eCape CEO Julie Brooks on managing her own company

Terriers InBiz is a series that highlights Boston University alumni who have been innovative leaders in their field and have played a significant role in businesses, locally or globally. If Julie Brooks could change one thing from her past, it would be her college major of art history. Brooks, who graduated from Boston University’s College of Liberal Arts in 1987, […]

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Small Business Saturday, the Saturday following Black Friday, aims to promote shopping at local business. PHOTO COURTESY PIXABAY

Small Business Saturday places emphasis on shopping locally

For most small businesses, Small Business Saturday doesn’t quite deliver the same punch as Black Friday — the crowds aren’t quite as big, the sales aren’t quite as extreme and the preparations aren’t nearly as abundant. But for some small business owners, the affair, which was held Saturday, is about much more than just the money they make. Owners of […]

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Boston tech startup Objective Logistics founder Philip Beauregard created a fundraise.com page to raise funds for victims of the Paris attacks. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY MADI GOLDMAN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Boston tech community launches fundraiser for Paris

In response to the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, two Boston technology entrepreneurs have stepped up to create an online fundraiser, inviting fellow Bostonians to show support for the Parisians who have suffered from the recent violence. This campaign, launched by Philip Beauregard and Matt Lauzon, isn’t the first time there has been a public display of friendship between Boston […]

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Researchers seek to analyze the environmental impact of ride hailing services such as Uber and Lyft. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY MARY SCHILICHTE/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Ongoing study examines environmental impacts of ride-sharing

As ride-sharing services grow in popularity in busy cities across the country, researchers are now analyzing the impact that services, such as Uber and Lyft, can have on the environment. Experts from the Natural Resources Defense Council and the University of California, Berkeley will examine the long-disputed environmental effects in an ongoing study, expected to wrap up in fall 2016. […]

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The Fenway Community Development Corporation hosted “Fen-tastic Fest,” a food festival featuring dishes from around the globe. PHOTO BY RACHEL MCLEAN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Fen-tastic Fest features food and philanthropy in Fenway

On a night that applauded the diversity of the Fenway neighborhood, approximately 100 professionals attending the Fen-tastic Fest fundraising affair Tuesday, displaying the heterogeneous culture that the Fenway Community Development Corporation wants to preserve. The event helped raise money for Fenway CDC, an organization working to help all people find and keep affordable housing in the area. “We have a […]

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One of the first participants celebrates after shaving her head during the fourth annual St. Baldrick’s Charity Cup to raise money for pediatric cancer on Monday at Lansdowne Pub. PHOTO BY MARY SCHLICHTE/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Young professionals shave heads to raise funds for childhood cancer research

Krysta Voskowsky could barely make it through the crowds at The Lansdowne Pub Monday night before someone stopped her for either a hug or an outpouring of compliments. “That was amazing,” one passerby said. “You look beautiful,” another doted. Voskowsky, 28, started the night with 17 inches of hair running down her back. She then had her head shaved for […]

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