Author Archive | Joseph Bednar

Candy Laflam

New Breed of Entrepreneur

With Pampered Pet Sitting, Animals Don’t Have to Ruff It Face it: family vacations are no picnic for the family dog or cat. Even conscientious kennels offer little beyond some fresh air, regular meals, and maybe a little playtime: a safe place for Fido or Fluffy, but nothing resembling home. That’s why Candy Laflam asks: […]

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Bridget Griffin Thompson

Spoke in the Wheel

Complementary Medicine Gains Mainstream Acceptance Progress has been slow in coming, but the words are nonetheless proving prophetic. Almost a decade ago, Marcia Angell, former editor-in-chief of the New England Journal of Medicine, wrote in that publication that, “since many alternative remedies have recently found their way into the medical mainstream, there cannot be two […]

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Thinking Outside the Box Turtle

Thinking Outside the Box Turtle

Developers Feel Endangered by Environmental-protection Laws It’s not surprising that a state as progressive as Massachusetts has environmental and endangered-species laws that rank among the most stringent in the nation. Contractors and developers say those restrictions, both on the state and local levels, add unnecessary costs and delays to projects, damaging the health of the […]

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Union Station

All Aboard?

Long-delayed Union Station Project May Still Get on Track When the state Executive Office of Transportation (EOT) recently awarded Springfield $350,000 to create a new development plan for Union Station, it revived the hopes of those who believe the project holds the promise of economic development, higher property values, and a more vibrant lifestyle in […]

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