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July 22, 2013 | By Susan FitzGerald, For The Inquirer
Jaimee Drakewood hurried in from the rain, eager to get to her final appointment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Ever since her birth 23 years ago, a team of researchers has been tracking every aspect of her development - gauging her progress as an infant, measuring her IQ as a preschooler, even peering into her adolescent brain using an MRI machine. Now, after nearly a quarter century, the federally funded study was ending, and the question the researchers had been asking was answered.
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June 25, 2006 | BY THE INQUIRER STAFF
A 16-15 loss to Boston last night in a Major League Lacrosse Eastern Conference showdown left the previously unbeaten Barrage in a first-place tie with the Cannons. Conor Gill did most of the damage for Boston (5-1), scoring two goals and adding four assists in front of 6,190 at Nickerson Field. David Evans netted four goals and had an assist. For the Barrage (5-1), 11 goals were scored by midfielders. Justin Smith led the team by scoring four times and assisting once. Matt Striebel had three goals and an assist.
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October 29, 2007 | By PAUL HAGEN, hagenp@phillynews.com
DENVER - They ran onto the field like kids fleeing school at the start of summer vacation. They whooped and hollered and laughed and jumped up and down and doused each other with champagne and beer. The Boston Red Sox, in other words, did all the things that baseball teams do after winning the World Series. And they did more than just stake their claim to another championship last night by completing an impressive sweep of the Colorado Rockies with a 4-3 win last night at Coors Field.
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March 9, 1999 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
The Boston Red Sox yesterday named former catcher Carlton Fisk a special assistant to general manager Dan Duquette, bringing the New England native back to where he started his career. Fisk, 52, won the 1972 American League Rookie of the Year Award and played the first nine seasons of his 21-year major-league career with Boston. The native of Bellows Falls, Vt., probably will make public appearances for the team and work with minor-league catchers, the team said. Fisk, who in January fell 43 votes shy of the 373 needed for induction into the Hall of Fame, hit one of the game's most famous home runs.
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May 28, 1992 | By Mayer Brandschain, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Boston won the annual intercity team golf series for the Griscom Cup with a score of 29 points yesterday at Salem (Mass.) Country Club. New York finished second with 19 1/2 points, and Philadelphia, the defending champion, was third with 14 1/2. Each side was represented by seven singles players in match-play competition. PGA PRO-AM Frank Dobbs of Spring-Ford Country Club scored his first local victory of the season in taking individual pro honors with a 1-under-par 69 in the $5,000 Pro-Amateur golf tournament of the Philadelphia PGA at Philadelphia Cricket Club.
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March 17, 1991 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Staff Writer
There was a time when Sixers-Celtics, national television and stretch drive could combine, along with the appropriate adjectives and prepositions, to provide the promise of memorable basketball. The old elements will come together again today, but the expectations have been sorely diminished. The promise has not been dimmed by the Celtics, who have injected new life into fading glory and run away with first place in the Atlantic Division. The Sixers are the laggards now. They lost point guard Johnny Dawkins early in the season, traded away their only legitimate center to bolster a sagging offense, and have bumped uneasily through the regular season.
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September 22, 1991 | From Inquirer Wire Services
NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue yesterday endorsed a plan to build a domed stadium in Boston for the New England Patriots. Tagliabue met with Mayor Raymond Flynn, who pitched the concept of a stadium that could seat 70,000 people and host 100 athletic and cultural events a year. "It was a very positive meeting," Tagliabue said. "We think the concept of a domed stadium in Boston is a super idea. " Flynn, who is facing a preliminary re-election vote on Tuesday, has not said where the stadium would be built.
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June 26, 1987 | By David Hiltbrand, Special to The Inquirer
In terms of rock history, last night was an eagerly awaited occasion, when Boston, performing in Philadelphia for the first time in nine years, opened a three-night stand at the Spectrum. Musically, it was pretty ho-hum, as Boston ran through a medley of early hits before playing Third Stage, their latest album, in its entirety. Tom Scholz, the creative force in the band, writes airy little pop songs with formal choruses. Onto these flimsy structures, Scholz grafts imposing guitar textures.
SPORTS
July 28, 2002 | By Tim Casey FOR THE INQUIRER
Maren Meinert and Jen Tietjen, separated by a few inches, sprinted downfield during the 70th minute of last night's game, fighting for position just a few feet from Charge keeper Melissa Moore. A few seconds later, Tietjen, Philadelphia's star defender, cleared the ball, thwarting a Boston scoring effort. That sequence occurred often last night, leaving the game scoreless until the last 10 minutes. Then two substitutes added some excitement. In the 84th minute, Boston keeper Tracy Ducar's kick landed near Liu Ailing of the Charge.
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October 9, 2003 | By Todd Zolecki INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Certain people enjoy certain situations better than others. In baseball, some players thrive in East Coast cities such as Boston, New York and Philadelphia - places where the expectations are high and the fans are tough. They love the attention. They thrive under the pressure. Others simply could do without it. Florida Marlins pitcher Chad Fox knows this too well. He signed with Boston in the off-season and lasted half a season before the Red Sox released him July 31. He went 1-2 with a 4.50 earned run average in Boston before he signed a minor-league contract with the Marlins on Aug. 8. After his call-up Aug. 12, he went 2-1 with a 2.13 ERA in 21 appearances.
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July 26, 2016 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Staff Writer
Last week I asked why big drug companies were moving biotech jobs from Philly to Boston and other brainy centers. Some thoughtful replies: The University of Pennsylvania is no Harvard, argues Douglas Simon, a former Penn anesthesiologist- turned-financial adviser. He's not dissing Philadelphia science. He's blaming a persistent divide between scholarship and sales. "The roots of this go very deep into our history and culture, as well as to the goals of our institutions," Simon told me. He says schools led by Penn have a strong record of training medical leaders and piling up NIH-backed research - but they have avoided involvement with "commercial enterprises," which were viewed as "crass and not intellectually honest.
BUSINESS
July 19, 2016 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Staff Writer
What does Boston have that Philly lacks? Merck told workers last week it was moving more than 300 jobs out of Montgomery County and New Jersey, and "increasing our investment in areas where biomedical research is converging, specifically in Cambridge, Mass. " Adderall maker Shire Plc moved more than 500 jobs from Chester County to Massachusetts last year because "Boston is a biotech center," a spokeswoman said. AstraZeneca has demolished labs and sold the former high-rise tower and South Campus at its U.S. headquarters just north of Wilmington, and is building its Innovative BioHub next to Cambridge.
BUSINESS
March 23, 2016 | By Bob Fernandez, Staff Writer
WHDH-TV, the local NBC station in Boston, has sued Comcast Corp. in federal court over a decision to strip the independent broadcaster of its network affiliation, saying that could leave millions of people without access to free over-the-air NBC shows. Boston-area viewers wishing to watch NBC News programs , The Voice , or other shows may be forced into a pay-TV package in a metro area in which Comcast is the dominant cable provider, the suit says. "I put a lot of effort into [WHDH-TV]
NEWS
March 9, 2016 | By Julia Terruso and Erin Arvedlund, STAFF WRITERS
Philadelphia will not host Forbes' 30 Under 30 millennial-fest this year, and probably not any time soon. The organizers announced Monday - at a news conference attended by the mayor of Boston and the governor of Massachusetts - that the four-day gathering will head to Boston in October. "I first want to thank Philadelphia for serving as host city over the last two years to kick off our Under 30 Summits," Randall Lane, editor of Forbes magazine, said in a news release. He went on to say that Boston's summit would triple in size and include young entrepreneurs worldwide.
SPORTS
February 23, 2016 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
I'M NOT SURE what trade-deadline deal that did not happen concerns me more: that the Sixers reportedly came close to moving rookie center Jahlil Okafor to the Boston Celtics, or that president/general manager Sam Hinkie said teams had interest in role players Robert Covington, Hollis Thompson and T.J. McConnell but nothing was worked out. WARNING!! For those who keep telling me they are tired of me only writing "hit pieces" on the Sixers, this might be considered another one. Let's start with Hinkie saying at a press conference on Friday: "There's been a lot interest in even the undrafted players.
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December 4, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Flyers defenseman Radko Gudas received a three-game suspension from the NHL on Wednesday for an illegal hit on Ottawa's Mika Zibanejad during the third period Tuesday. A spokesman from the NHL's Department of Player Safety said Gudas made the head "the main point of contact on a hit where the head was avoidable. " Gudas, who was not penalized on the play, delivered an extended forearm to Zibanejad, knocking him out of the game. The 6-foot, 204-pound Gudas will forfeit nearly $16,000 for the three games he misses.
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November 28, 2015 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
76ers rookie center Jahlil Okafor was involved in a fight outside a Boston nightclub early Thursday morning, according to a video obtained and published by the website TMZ.com. In the video, Okafor - who stands 6-foot-11, weighs 271 pounds, and turns 20 on Dec. 15 - is seen shouting at several individuals, then shoving a man to the ground. After at least one person tries to restrain him, Okafor punches a man who appears to be the same individual he had pushed, knocking him to the pavement again.
NEWS
November 9, 2015 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Columnist
'My persona has been hijacked," Boston Globe editor Walter "Robby" Robinson declared last year, writing about what it felt like to witness a certain Hollywood star assume his identity, his mannerisms, his walk, his talk. "If Michael Keaton robbed a bank, the police would quickly have me in handcuffs," he added. Keaton, on the phone last week and reminded of Robinson's remarks, laughed. "Robby was so easy to play, in a way," said the actor, part of an ace ensemble - Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo, John Slattery, Brian d'Arcy James, Liev Schreiber - who wear the ID cards of real-life Globe reporters and editors in Tom McCarthy's thrilling journalism drama, Spotlight . Robinson, whom Keaton plays with the perfect calibration of accent and comportment, was the editor of the paper's Spotlight unit, a small troop of reporters allowed to dig deep and go long on big stories.
BUSINESS
November 6, 2015 | By David Sell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia-based Spark Therapeutics, a for-profit company spun out of nonprofit Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, said Wednesday that it would open a "satellite" office in the Boston suburb of Waltham, Mass. Spark has been the most prominent Philadelphia company trying to make money by using gene therapy to cure or treat diseases. In October, it reported positive results from a late-stage study of its most advanced gene-therapy product, meant to treat rare genetic eye problems.
SPORTS
October 30, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
BOSTON - 76ers fans must remember this: The team has potential but is young and inexperienced. The Sixers' opener, a 112-95 setback to the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night at TD Garden, proved they have a talented Twin Tower tandem in Jahlil Okafor and Nerlens Noel and a lot of improving to do as a team. Okafor showed he's an early front-runner to win rookie of the year. The 6-foot-11, 268-pounder made his first five shots to score 10 of the Sixers' first 17 points. However, he cooled off once the Celtics decided to guard him with the 290-pound Jared Sullinger or double-team him. The former Duke standout missed four of his next five shots before turning it back on in the fourth quarter.
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