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BLJ Editor’s Notebook: Paper misses mark on nickname call
The use of the term “Redskins” as a nickname or mascot for sports teams has caused controversy throughout the United States. Much of it is the result of the National Football League’s Washington franchise refusing to change its nickname, despite feelings that it is disparaging to Native Americans. School districts still using the nickname have not been immune to a controversy trickling down to communities such as Western New York. The Lancaster Central School District has used the nickname…

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:00:00 +0000

HOLD FOR WED Around the Region: July 30, 2014
A summary of recent transactions and personnel news within Greater Boston’s real estate community. Lou Tamposi has joined Avison Young as an associate, focusing on tenant and landlord representation in the downtown office market. Prior to joining the firm, Tamposi was the co-founder of Inkmule, an online custom apparel and promotional company. He has also worked as an English teacher with Teach for America, where he taught seventh graders. Affordability for low-income residents living at the Lionhead…

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 04:05:00 +0000

Community leader Lorna Kneeland named interim president of Swedish Medical Center Foundation
Lorna Kneeland, former Executive director for the arts non-profit PONCHO, and six year board member of the Swedish Medical Center Foundation, has been appointed as interim president of the Swedish Medical Center Foundation. Kneeland has wide reach into the community, with work in health, arts and non-profit sectors. The appointment comes a month after Don Theophilus, the most recent president of the Foundation, resigned to join the fundraising team at the UW Medicine, taking two others on his team…

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 03:18:00 +0000

PBN to honor Hawaii’s Healthiest Employers: Slideshow
PBN will honor 18 of Hawaii’s Healthiest Employers at a breakfast program Thursday at the Pomaikai Ballrooms at Dole Cannery near Downtown Honolulu. This is the fourth year PBN is honoring local companies for their wellness programs. Their scores were tabulated by a Mainland firm called Healthiest Employers, based on a 75-point questionnaire completed by each company. The highest scorers in each of three categories, based on business size, were chosen as the winners for those categories. The program…

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 02:43:00 +0000

Preview event customers get sneak peek at new outlet mall
The day is finally here. After much talk and fanfare, The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass is opening Thursday. However, some people got a preview Wednesday evening of the 120 shops and eateries opening at the outlet mall in Simpsonville, Ky. (See a slideshow of the preview event at right.) The preview was part of a fund-raising event for the University of Louisville's James Graham Brown Cancer Center. Attendees paid $50 per ticket and received $300 worth of coupons to the businesses at The Outlet…

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 02:15:00 +0000

Journal Communications to merge with Scripps, spin off Journal Sentinel
In a blockbuster move that analysts have speculated about in recent years, Milwaukee-based Journal Communications Inc. will split into two companies with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel joining a new publishing company with E.W. Scripps Co. newspapers and Journal Broadcast Group's radio and television stations merging with Scripps broadcast stations. The transaction announced Wednesday night will mean Journal's decades-old Milwaukee broadcast properties WTMJ-TV (Channel 4), WTMJ-AM (620) and WLWK…

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 01:50:00 +0000

E.W. Scripps exits newspaper business
Cincinnati-based E.W. Scripps Co. will exit the newspaper business and gain new broadcast operations in a merger deal with Journal Media Group. According to an announcement released tonight, Milwaukee, Wisc.-based Journal Communications Inc. will merge its 13 television stations and 35 radio stations into Cincinnati-based Scripps. The company will remain headquartered in Cincinnati and will continue to be controlled by the Scripps family, which founded the company in 1879. It will employ about 4,000…

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 01:36:00 +0000

Labor board ruling in McDonald’s case makes franchisors nervous, attorney says
McDonald's Corp. doesn't own most of its outlets, but a recent ruling by the National Labor Relations Board's general counsel could make the company liable for work conditions there. The legal determination on Tuesday that McDonald’s as a franchisor could be treated as a joint employer with its franchisees in labor complaints has franchisors such as Dallas-based Pizza Hut, Pizza Inn and 7-Eleven as nervous as a restaurant worker mopping in a room full of slip-and-fall lawyers, Mary Nix of the…

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 01:28:00 +0000

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