Features by Curt Nickisch

Trading insurance discounts for health data

Life insurance company John Hancock will offer discounts for Fitbit customers.
Posted In: insurance, life insurance, health data, wearables, FitBit

Casinos developers take extra steps to sweeten the pot

A new casino promises $300 million to Boston, even though it won't be in the city.
Posted In: casinos, boston, gambling

Explosions at the Boston Marathon, three killed

There were two explosions near the finish line of the major race this afternoon, right in the heart of commercial Boston.
Posted In: boston, boston marathon

Boston pizzeria gets new ownership - its former employees

In a twist, former employees who'd been duped out of overtime pay become part-owners of a Harvard Square pizzeria.
Posted In: pizza, labor, overtime, Small Business

Flow of political money may continue in Massachusetts

With U.S. Sen. John Kerry on the short list to become Secretary of State, Massachusetts could be in line for its third U.S. Senate election in just more than two years. It's meant big bucks spent in advertising.
Posted In: politics, campaign spending, Massachusetts, Senate

Social network aims to help veterans get the jump on jobs

On this Veterans Day holiday, two retired officers are launching a new social network -- only for the military.
Posted In: military, veterans, Jobs, social network

If it's a sellout, why are all those seats empty?

The Red Sox continue to extend their record-long streak of Fenway Park sellouts, even though there are many empty seats as the team struggles.
Posted In: baseball, Sports

Bidding wars return to one Boston neighborhood

Packed open houses, multiple offers, and higher prices. In (usually high-end) neighborhoods like Jamica Plain, the bidding wars still rage.
Posted In: Housing, boston

Boston's Fenway Park turns 100

Nowadays, stadiums are put into bad parts of town to make them better. A century ago, the area called the "Fens" was bad -- real bad.
Posted In: Fenway Park, baseball, Boston Red Sox, boston

A casino for Foxboro?

Foxboro, Mass., already has a football stadium and a huge mall. Steve Wynn and Robert Kraft would like to add a casino to the mix, but many residents say enough is enough.
Posted In: Sports, American Football, NFL, casinos


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