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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Catherine Cloutier Globe Staff August 15, 2014 It’s a simple concept: Film yourself dumping a bucket of iced water over your head for charity, share it on your social networks, and not-so-subtly suggest that your friends do the same.In spite of its lighthearted nature—or, perhaps, because of it—the Ice Bucket Challenge has become a social media phenomenon. Since the beginning of June, participants have used Twitter, Facebook, and other networks to share videos of themselves taking the challenge to raise money and awareness for charities. As a result, the challenge has reached millions -- in both users and fund-raising dollars. Advertisement “We have never seen anything like this in the history of the disease,” Barbara Newhouse, president and CEO of the ALS Association, a major beneficiary of the challenge, said in a statement. … [Read more...] about Facebook: 1.2 million #IceBucketChallenge videos posted
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Jon Chesto Globe Staff March 15, 2018 Plans to expand the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center have been on hold for three years. But an expansion of some type could be on the way now that the convention center’s overseers have committed up to $2.2 million to study the possibility.On Thursday, the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority approved a contract valued at up to $2.2 million for a team led by Kansas City, Mo.-based architectural firm Populous to craft a campus master plan and to study the feasibility of future expansion options. Local partners on the job will include CBT (architecture), Goulston & Storrs (legal), and Howard Stein Hudson (transportation engineering). Advertisement Their main goal: to figure out the best way for the MCCA to use 30 undeveloped acres behind the sprawling South Boston complex, in what has become one of … [Read more...] about Convention Center board approves $2.2 million to study possible expansion
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Maria Cramer Globe Staff January 30, 2018 A federal judge in Boston Tuesday ordered a Cambridge pharmaceutical company to pay $7.2 million in restitution to potential victims of a scheme to market an expensive drug for ordinary high cholesterol, even though it was approved exclusively as a treatment for elevated cholesterol levels stemming from a rare, life-threatening genetic disease.“I feel so strongly that people who were harmed by this criminality ought to have some recompense,” US District Court Judge William Young said after Aegerion Pharmaceuticals pleaded guilty to two counts of misbranding the medication, Juxtapid.The restitution was part of a more than $35 million agreement between the company and the federal government to resolve civil and criminal charges. Young had rejected the plea deal last fall in a sharply worded ruling, saying it … [Read more...] about Cambridge pharmaceutical company ordered to pay $7.2 million in restitution
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Danny McDonald Globe Staff January 19, 2018 A Suffolk Superior Court jury Thursday awarded a former Massachusetts Water Resources Authority worker $1.2 million, finding the authority wrongly fired him for taking medical leave, court documents show.Richard DaPrato, a data resources manager from Billerica who worked for the MWRA from 2004 to 2015, alleged he was retaliated against for taking approved medical leave from work and for disclosing his anticipated need for future medical leave, according to the legal complaint, which was filed in December 2015.The MWRA, according to the complaint, failed to accommodate DaPrato’s handicap, interfered with his medical leave rights, retaliated against him in violation of the law, and fired him for using protected medical leave. Advertisement The authority declined to comment on the case Thursday night. Get Fast … [Read more...] about Jury awards former MWRA worker $1.2 million for wrongful termination