The Tech That Helped Take Down Marathon Bombing Suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev
Casey Chan and Brian Barrett, gizmodo.com

The second suspect in the brutal Boston Marathon bombings has been apprehended, after five days of uncertainty and fear. And while all credit for Dzhokar Tsarnaev’s capture goes to the men and women of the many, many agencies that spent the last w…

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Tech that helped find Boston marathon bombers

Williams-Sonoma’s ‘Agrarian’ products

Williams-Sonoma’s ‘Agrarian’ products take pretentious and self-satisfied to new heights
By Sarah Miller, grist.org

Have you always want­ed to live off the land, but you were bur­dened with an over­full trust fund and too many but­lers? Well, say hello to Williams-Sonoma Agrar­i­an, your por­tal for spend­ing gazil­lions of dol­lars on back­yard farm­ing.

Wit…

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The New Science of Building Great Teams

(via The New Science of Building Great Teams – Harvard Business Review)

Washington, Massachusetts Top TechNet State Broadband Rankings

Washington, Massachusetts Top TechNet State Broadband Rankings
John Murrell, allthingsd.com

If the local broad­band cli­mate is a major fac­tor in decid­ing where in the U.S. to set­tle your fam­i­ly or busi­ness, Tech­Net has some guid­ance to offer.

The tech­nol­o­gy advo­ca­cy group sur­veyed the states to com­pare indi­ca­tors on…

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The new golden age of biotech in Massachusetts – Business

Biotechnology

Biotechnology (Photo credit: Idaho National Laboratory)

By Steven Syre, bostonglobe.com

We’re liv­ing in a new a gold­en age of biotech­nol­o­gy in Mass­a­chu­setts.

By this I don’t mean the sheer num­ber of start-ups and other young local com­pa­nies hop­ing to make their marks. Nor am I high­light­ing the impres­sive list of glob…

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The new golden age of biotech in Massachusetts – Business

Conway Sportsman’s Club: Wild game food gatherings

The Connecticut River and Pioneer Valley of Ma...

The Connecticut River and Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts. Looking south from Mt. Sugarloaf in Deerfield, toward the towns of Sunderland, Amherst and Whately. The buildings of the University of Massachusetts Amherst can be seen in the distance to the left, and farther off, the Holyoke range of mountains. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

With the increasing evidence that wild game has a much improved nutritional and health profile than factor farmed foods, there are more events springing up that provide access to curious urbanites in the Pioneer Valley.

 

In Western Mass., hunters’ communal grill – Boston.com.

 

 

 

 

Visualizing town-by-town assessed home values and billed property tax amounts in Massachusetts, from 2000 to 2010

English: Tax rates around the world: Corporate...

English: Tax rates around the world: Corporate tax rates (the highest rate) by countries Polski: Stawki podatkowe na świecie: CIT (najwyższa stawka) w poszczególnych państwach (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Very nice info graphic and visualization tool which shows (yikes) both the tax rates for each town and also the change in assessed home values. It definitely shows the drop in value that occurred in Central Mass and some other regions where a simple house can now be purchased for under 100k.

Town-by-town assessed home values and billed property tax amounts in Massachusetts, from 2000 to 2010 – Boston.com.

Route 7 Grill: Farm-to-table restaurant in Great Barrington, MA

English: Town Hall, Great Barrington Massachus...

English: Town Hall, Great Barrington Massachusetts, October 2009 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Definitely check this place out if you are in Western Mass. Nice use of local farm’s foods….

Route 7 Grill – Farm-to-table restaurant in Great Barrington, MA.

Secret swimming holes and kettle ponds of Cape Cod

English: kettle lakes and peaks of the Alaska ...

English: kettle lakes and peaks of the Alaska Range seen from the Denali Highway Category:Images of Alaska (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Freshwater secrets, paddle optional – Boston.com.

As an avid lake swimmer, I was excited to find this article which reveals some of the unknown freshwater swimming holes and kettle ponds of the Cape.