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Archive for March, 2010

By Jim Cline MALDEN, Mass. (WGGB) — In January, the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education revoked the charter of the Robert M. Hughes Academy Public Charter School in Springfield.  The 11-member vote was unanimous, and on the… Read more

By     Many small businesses find themselves feeling pressure to lower their prices. It may come when a low-priced competitor shows up in your market, or when a pinched economy hits your industry. Yet few small businesses can afford to get… Read more

By Ray Hershel SPRINGFIELD, Mass.  (WGGB)– Local educators are getting ready for a new anti-bullying law that is on the verge of being passed in Massachusetts. Anti-bullying legislation has passed both the house and senate. It must be finalized… Read more

By Lisa Spodak ResultsNotTypical@worldnow.comProvided by WorldNow Starting weight:  209 Last week:  216 Week 16 weigh in: 212 Weekly change:  -4Overall change:  +3 I definitely feel like I’m finally hitting my stride again – four pounds down… Read more

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By Irene S. Levine Q: My co-worker frequently buys me coffee but won’t let me treat her. Should I insist on repaying her? A: This sort of kindness is rare, so it’s natural you’d want to reciprocate. But if you have offered to repay (or treat) her… Read more

Remarks by the President and Vice President at Signing of the Health Insurance Reform Bill in the White House, March 23, 2010: THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Thank you all.  (Applause.)  AUDIENCE:  Fired up!  Ready to go!  Fired up!  Ready to go! THE… Read more

By     Can’t get away? Try these methods to maintain some work/life balance. If the idea of vacation seems absolutely impossible for the foreseeable future, you may still be able to take a sorely needed break from your small business. Brief… Read more

By: Eric Fisher WILLIAMSBURG, Mass. (WGGB) — Maple sugaring is one of the oldest traditions in New England. But technology is starting to take over the maple industry. On Route 9 in Williamsburg, Paul’s Sugarhouse has produced syrup and other… Read more

By Lisa Spodak ResultsNotTypical@worldnow.comProvided by WorldNow Starting weight:  209 Week 15 weigh in: 216Overall change:  +7 I’m feeling so much better this week than I did last week!  I managed to lose about five pounds from my highest… Read more

By      Q. How do I measure my PR campaign’s success? A. Unfortunately, there’s no way to measure success with clinical precision. But there are some steps to take that can help you make an educated evaluation: 1) Determine which media are the… Read more

By: Ray Hershel SPRINGFIELD, Mass.) (abc40) — Sirdeaner Walker of Springfield says the State Senate’s approval of an anti-bullying bill is a great first step in dealing with what she calls a national health crisis. Her son Carl Joseph Walker… Read more

By Ray Hershel BOSTON, Mass. (WGGB) — The Massachusetts Senate has unanimously approved a bill designed  to clamp down on school bullies. Proponents like state Sen. Gale Candaras, D-Wilbraham, said it’s been a long time in coming. “Bullying has… Read more

By Lisa Spodak ResultsNotTypical@worldnow.comProvided by WorldNow I’m not reporting my stats today.  I’m way too embarrassed about how poorly I’ve been doing for the past few weeks and the only way I could (finally) bring myself to write again at… Read more

By WGGB Staff AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) — The Amherst-Pelham Regional School District has severed ties with its superintendent after only eight months on the job under unclear circumstances, which drew a large crowd to a meeting Tuesday night. School… Read more

By WGGB Staff WESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — In light of the recent suicide of a South Hadley High School student after she was allegedly bullied, parents in Westfield gathered to discuss a review of their school district’s anti-bullying policies. The… Read more