The Enterprise (Brockton)
The Enterprise is an afternoon daily newspaper published in Brockton, Massachusetts. It is considered a newspaper of record for Brockton and nearby towns in northern Bristol and Plymouth counties, southern Norfolk County; the Fuller-Thompson family owned The Enterprise for 115 years prior to its 1996 sale to joint venture headed by incumbent president Myron F. Fuller and new majority owner James F. Plugh, said to have paid between $20 million and $30 million. Plugh formed a new corporate parent for the paper, Newspaper Media Corporation, expressed a desire to buy other New England newspapers. Plugh in 1997 purchased The Patriot Ledger and its chain of weeklies, Memorial Press Group, paying an estimated $60 million to $70 million; as newspapers moved to the internet, the two afternoon dailies—whose reporters competed in 12 suburban towns—established a common website. Six years Plugh yielded a majority stake in what was now known as Enterprise NewsMedia to Heritage Partners Inc. an investment firm based in Boston, Massachusetts.
Heritage was said to have paid $113 million to buy into The Enterprise, The Patriot Ledger, Memorial Press Group. Plugh remained on board as publisher until 2004, when he became vice president of Enterprise NewsMedia and hired Kirk A. Davis as publisher. In 2006, Enterprise NewsMedia was sold to Liberty Publishing, which changed its name to GateHouse Media as part of a $225 million deal including Community Newspaper Company and its four Massachusetts dailies; the company purchased the Taunton Daily Gazette. Headquartered in Fairport, N. Y. GateHouse is one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the country as measured by its 86 daily publications. GateHouse serves local audiences of about 10 million per week across 21 states through 400 community publications and 350 local websites; the company owns Propel Marketing, a provider of digital services to small and mid-sized companies. In September 2013, an affiliate of the principal shareholder of GateHouse Media,Fortress Investment Group, purchased the Dow Jones Local Media Group.
Among the eight daily and 25 weekly publications included in the sale were the Cape Cod Times, the Standard Times of New Bedford and the Portsmouth Herald. GateHouse manages all of those publications. In November 2013, GateHouse emerged from prepackaged Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings, less than two months after filing to restructure $1.2 billion of debt, scheduled to come due in August 2014. The company is now owner by New Media Investment Group Inc. Michael Reed and chief executive officer of GateHouse, said the bankruptcy filing was a strategic decision to facilitate this restructuring, GateHouse was able to continue operations while in Chapter 11 without disruption. Pension and all other unsecured creditors of GateHouse were not affected. Secured lenders, whose debt was cancelled under the plan, received choice of shares in New Media or a 40 percent cash distribution; the publicly traded shares of GateHouse were cancelled, with shareholders receiving warrants for New Media stock. Kirk Davis is chief executive officer of GateHouse New England.
Mark Olivieri is the publisher of The Patriot Ledger and The Enterprise and Lisa Strattan is the editor. The Enterprise moved from its longtime editorial and business office at 60 Main St. to 1324 Belmont St. in 2008. The New England Newspaper Association named The Enterprise as its Newspaper of the Year for 2007 among papers with daily circulations of 22,500 to 35,500; the Enterprise received the same honor for 2006 from the New England Press Association. Original research by Jon santosuosso The Enterprise prices are: $4.00 Sunday. The Enterprise GateHouse Media
Fort Myers, Florida
Fort Myers or Ft. Myers, is the county seat and commercial center of Lee County, United States, it has grown in recent years. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 62,298 and in 2017 was estimated at 79,943. Fort Myers is a gateway to the Southwest Florida region and a major tourist destination within Florida; the winter estates of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford are major attractions. The city is named after Colonel Abraham Myers. Spain had colonial influence in Florida, succeeded by Great Britain and, the United States. During the American Indian Wars of the 1830s, the United States built Fort Myers as one of the first forts along the Caloosahatchee River. During the Seminole Wars and Indian Removal period, Fort Myers was a strategic location, with access to Atlantic waterways. While many Seminole were forced to remove to Indian Territory west of the Mississippi River, others used their knowledge of the Everglades and Florida wilderness to resist the Americans, they were never defeated and two federally recognized Seminole tribes still control some of their historic territory.
During the American Civil War, Confederate blockade runners and cattle ranchers were based in Fort Myers. These settlers prospered through trading with the Union soldiers; the Fort Myers community was founded after the American Civil War by Captain Manuel A. Gonzalez on February 21, 1866. Captain Gonzalez was familiar with the area as a result of his years of service delivering mail and supplies to the Union Army at the Fort during the Seminole Indian Wars and Civil War; when the U. S. Government abandoned the fort following the Civil War, Gonzalez sailed from Key West, Florida to found the community. Three weeks Joseph Vivas and his wife, Christianna Stirrup Vivas, arrived with Gonzalez's wife and daughter Mary. Gonzalez settled his family near the abandoned Fort Myers, where he began the area's first trading post. Gonzalez traded tobacco and gunpowder, sold otter and gator hide, to the neighboring Seminole. A small community began to form around the trading post. In the late 19th century, northerners began to travel to Florida in the winter.
Some saw development opportunities. In 1881, the wealthy industrialist Hamilton Disston of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania came to the Caloosahatchee Valley, he planned to drain the Everglades for development. Diston connected Lake Okeechobee with the Caloosahatchee River. On August 12, 1885, the small town of Fort Myers—all 349 residents—was incorporated. By that time, it was the second-largest town on Florida's Gulf Coast south of Cedar Key. In 1885, inventor Thomas Alva Edison was cruising Florida's west coast and stopped to visit Fort Myers, he soon bought 13 acres along the Caloosahatchee River in town. There he built his home "Seminole Lodge", as a winter retreat, it included a laboratory for his continuing work. After the Lodge was completed in 1886, Edison and his wife, spent many winters in Fort Myers. Edison enjoyed local recreational fishing, for which Fort Myers had gained a national reputation. In 1898, the Royal Palm Hotel was constructed; this luxury hotel attracted many tourists and established Fort Myers nationally as a winter resort destination.
On May 10, 1904, access to the Fort Myers area was improved with the opening of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, connecting Punta Gorda to Fort Myers. This route provided Lee County both freight railroad service. In 1908, the Arcade Theater was constructed in downtown Fort Myers, it served as a vaudeville house. Thomas Edison viewed films here for the first time with friends Henry Harvey Firestone. With the growth of the film industry, the Arcade Theatre was converted into a full movie house. A wall divided the stage. Changes in moviegoing habits since the late 20th century have led to the renovation of the theater for use again in live performance, it is now host to a performing arts hall. During the period of 1914-1918, Edison became concerned about America's reliance on foreign supplies of rubber, he partnered with tire producer Harvey Firestone, of the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, Henry Ford, of the Ford Motor Company, to try to find a rubber tree or plant that could grow in the United States.
He sought one. In 1927, the three men contributed $25,000 each, created the Edison Botanic Research Corporation in an attempt to find a solution to this problem. In 1928, the Edison Botanic Research Corporation laboratory was constructed, it was in Fort Myers that Edison conducted the majority of his research and planted exotic plants and trees. He sent results and sample rubber residues to West Orange, New Jersey, for further work at his large Thomas A. Edison "Invention Factory". Through Edison's efforts, the royal palms lining Riverside Avenue were planted, they inspired Fort Myers' nickname as "City of Palms". After testing 17,000 plant samples, Edison discovered a source in the plant Goldenrod; the rubber project was transferred to the United States Department of Agriculture five years later. In 1916, automobile magnate Henry Ford purchased the home next door to Edison's from Robert Smith of New York. Ford named his estate "the Mangoes". Ford's craftsman-style. Ford, Harvey Firestone and Edison, were the three top leaders in American industry.
Quincy is the largest city in Norfolk County, United States. It is one of Boston's immediate southern suburbs, its population in 2014 was 93,397. Known as the "City of Presidents," Quincy is the birthplace of two U. S. presidents—John Adams and his son John Quincy Adams—as well as John Hancock, a President of the Continental Congress and the first signer of the Declaration of Independence. First settled in 1625, Quincy was part of Dorchester and Boston before becoming the north precinct of Braintree in 1640. In 1792, Quincy was split off from Braintree. Quincy became a city in 1888. For more than a century, Quincy was home to a thriving granite industry. Shipbuilding at the Fore River Shipyard was another key part of the city's economy. In the 20th century, both Howard Johnson's and Dunkin' Donuts were founded in the city. Massachusett sachem Chickatawbut had his seat on a hill called Moswetuset Hummock prior to the settlement of the area by English colonists, situated east of the mouth of the Neponset River near what is now called Squantum.
It was visited in 1621 by a native guide. Four years a party led by Captain Wollaston established a post on a low hill near the south shore of Quincy Bay east of present-day Black's Creek; the settlers found the area suitable for farming, as Chickatawbut and his group had cleared much of the land of trees. This settlement was named Mount Wollaston in honor of the leader, who left the area soon after 1625, bound for Virginia; the Wollaston neighborhood in Quincy still retains Captain Wollaston's name. Upon the departure of Wollaston, Thomas Morton took over leadership of the post, the settlement proceeded to gain a reputation for debauchery with Indian women and drunkenness. Morton renamed the settlement Ma-re-Mount and wrote that the conservative separatists of Plymouth Colony to the south were "threatening to make it a woefull mount and not a merry mount", in reference to the fact that they disapproved of his libertine practices. In 1627, Morton was arrested by Standish for violating the code of conduct in a way harmful to the colony.
He was sent back to England, only to be arrested by Puritans the next year. The area of Quincy now called Merrymount is located on the site of the original English settlement of 1625 and takes its name from the punning name given by Morton; the area was first incorporated as part of Dorchester in 1630 and was annexed by Boston in 1634. The area became Braintree in 1640, bordered along the coast of Massachusetts Bay by Dorchester to the north and Weymouth to the east. Beginning in 1708, the modern border of Quincy first took shape as the North Precinct of Braintree. Following the American Revolution, Quincy was incorporated as a separate town named for Col. John Quincy in 1792, was made a city in 1888. In 1845 the Old Colony Railroad opened. Quincy became as accessible to Boston; the first suburban land company, Bellevue Land Co. had been organized in northern Quincy in 1870. Quincy's population grew by over 50 percent during the 1920s. Among the city's several firsts was the Granite Railway, the first commercial railroad in the United States.
It was constructed in 1826 to carry granite from a Quincy quarry to the Neponset River in Milton so that the stone could be taken by boat to erect the Bunker Hill Monument in Charlestown. Quincy granite became famous throughout the nation, stonecutting became the city's principal economic activity. Quincy was home to the first iron furnace in the United States, the John Winthrop Jr. Iron Furnace Site, from 1644 to 1653. In the 1870s, the city gave its name to the Quincy Method, an influential approach to education developed by Francis W. Parker while he served as Quincy's superintendent of schools. Parker, an early proponent of progressive education, put his ideas into practice in the city's underperforming schools. Quincy was additionally important as a shipbuilding center. Sailing ships were built in Quincy for many years, including the only seven-masted schooner built, Thomas W. Lawson; the Fore River area became a shipbuilding center in the 1880s. Amongst these were the aircraft carrier USS Lexington.
John J. Kilroy, reputed originator of the famous Kilroy was here graffiti, was a rivet inspector at Fore River. Quincy was an aviation pioneer thanks to Dennison Field. Located in the Squantum section of town it was one of the world's first airports and was developed by Amelia Earhart. In 1910, it was the site of the Harvard Aero Meet, the second air show in America, it was leased to the Navy for an airfield, served as a reserve Squantum Naval Air Station into the 1950s. T
Boston.com is a regional website that offers news and information about the Boston, region. It is operated by Boston Globe Media Partners, the publisher of The Boston Globe. Boston.com was one of the first news websites on the public web, launched in late October 1995 by Boston Globe Electronic Publishing Inc. The domain name was purchased from the Boston-area cafe chain Au Bon Pain in exchange for print advertisements for charities chosen by Au Bon Pain's CEO. Since its inception, Boston.com has covered a wide range of stories of interest to people in the region. It was the primary website of The Boston Globe until late 2011. Boston.com covers local and international news, professional sports, traffic and lifestyle. The site maintains a mobile application for iPhone and Android devices, it connects readers with stories featured on the website. On September 12, 2011, the Boston Globe launched a separate site at BostonGlobe.com that put most content from its newsroom behind a paywall. Since that time, Boston.com has been a separate, standalone entity providing coverage of local news, sports and leisure on a free, advertising-supported platform.
The two media outlets share office space at 1 Exchange Place in downtown Boston. Official website
JetBlue Park at Fenway South
JetBlue Park at Fenway South is a baseball park in Fort Myers, part of the Fenway South training and development facility. Opened in March 2012, it is the spring training home of the Boston Red Sox, replacing earlier separated facilities at City of Palms Park and Boston's former minor league complex located in downtown Fort Myers; the naming rights were purchased by JetBlue, an airline with major operations at Boston's Logan International Airport since 2004. In 2008, the Red Sox began exploring the possibility of relocating their spring training facility, their previous spring training facility, City of Palms Park, was lacking the modern amenities that other spring training ball parks had and was located two and half miles away from the team's minor league complex. Red Sox CEO Mike Dee visited Sarasota to talk with city officials about the possibility of the team moving there. Sarasota County commissioners voted 4-0 to approve the purchase of land for a Red Sox spring training facility. Fearing the possibility of losing the Red Sox the Lee County Commission voted in October 2008 to agree to build a new ballpark for the Red Sox.
The Red Sox signed a 30-year lease with the city of Fort Myers. The following April it was announced that the new stadium would be located on a 126-acre lot north of Southwest Florida International Airport; when the Red Sox announced they would stay in Fort Myers they stated the new stadium would be similar to Fenway Park. The architecture team was led by local Fort Myers firm Parker/Mudgett/Smith Architects, Inc. and Populous and assisted by Boston firm Quirk. The groundbreaking was in August 2010 and construction commenced in February 2011; the ballpark's field has the same dimensions as Fenway Park and some of the unique features as the Boston ballpark as well. The most notable is a replica of the Green Monster in left field. However, unlike the one in Boston, the Green Monster in Fort Myers has seating within the wall. There are three rows of seats carved into the middle portion of the wall. Separating the seats inside the wall from the field is a net so that balls cannot go inside the seated area.
Any ball hit off the net is considered to be in play.. The space in the Green Monster where the seats are behind the netting was necessitated by Florida Hurricane building codes as a wall of 37 feet would have exceeded FL code. Another unique feature about the Green Monster is that like one in Fenway Park, it has a manual scoreboard; the scoreboard is the same, 1934-vintage unit, used for decades in Fenway Park, but before being installed in Fort Myers was in a storage facility in South Dakota. The manual scoreboard is different from the one in Boston though because there is no room behind it where a scoreboard operator can put numbers while the game is going on. Instead, a scoreboard operator works in a room in between the scoreboard and the foul line and has to run out in between innings with a ladder and scoreboard tiles to change the scoreboard. Other features from the ballpark in Boston that are present in the spring training stadium are the triangle, Pesky's Pole, Lone Red Seat that marks the longest home run hit in the Fenway's history.
One of the signature features of the ballpark is the wavy roof that sits over the seats in the stadium, providing shade for the fans in attendance. The roof is an example of how the ballpark incorporated its location in Florida into the design of the stadium; the wavy design of the roof resembles the Cypress trees in the surrounding area of the ballpark. In addition, the blocks that make up the ballpark are embedded with sea shells from nearby Sanibel Island; the park features a lawn in right field, a popular feature in spring training parks. The ballpark's design is LEED Certified. In addition to the ballpark where spring training games are played there is a state of the art player development complex. Unlike the old spring training ball park, JetBlue Park is located on the same piece of land as the player development complex; the player development complex features six fields that can be used for drills during spring training, injury rehab assignments and many other baseball activities. One of the six practice fields has the same dimensions as Fenway Park.
There are one for the major league players and another one for the minor leaguers. The major league locker room used during spring training has an oval shaped design, is 50,000 square feet, has lounge areas with flat screen televisions; the first game played in JetBlue park was on March 2012, against Northeastern University. However, the first Grapefruit League game played at the park was played on March 4, 2012 against the crosstown rival Minnesota Twins. On March 4 the ceremonial first pitch saw eight current players catching, with the balls brought onto the field by Carl Yastrzemski, Jim Rice, Luis Tiant, Dwight Evans; the first homer at the field was a grand slam. The home team won, 8–3. In addition to serving as the home field for Red Sox spring training games JetBlue Park is the home field for the GCL Red Sox, who play in the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League during the summer; the park one of the host venues for the annual Roy Hobbs World Series and serves as a venue for local festivals, circuses and many other events.
In May, 2013, JetBlue Park was the host site for the final round games of the Florida High School Athletic Association's statewide high school baseball championship tournament. List of Boston Red Sox spring training venues Site selected for new Sox spring training complex Red Sox Reach Deal For New Spring Training Facility in Ft. Myers Design of new Red Sox spring training facility taking shape JetBlue Par
Virtual International Authority File
The Virtual International Authority File is an international authority file. It is a joint project of several national libraries and operated by the Online Computer Library Center. Discussion about having a common international authority started in the late 1990s. After a series of failed attempts to come up with a unique common authority file, the new idea was to link existing national authorities; this would present all the benefits of a common file without requiring a large investment of time and expense in the process. The project was initiated by the US Library of Congress, the German National Library and the OCLC on August 6, 2003; the Bibliothèque nationale de France joined the project on October 5, 2007. The project transitioned to being a service of the OCLC on April 4, 2012; the aim is to link the national authority files to a single virtual authority file. In this file, identical records from the different data sets are linked together. A VIAF record receives a standard data number, contains the primary "see" and "see also" records from the original records, refers to the original authority records.
The data are available for research and data exchange and sharing. Reciprocal updating uses the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting protocol; the file numbers are being added to Wikipedia biographical articles and are incorporated into Wikidata. VIAF's clustering algorithm is run every month; as more data are added from participating libraries, clusters of authority records may coalesce or split, leading to some fluctuation in the VIAF identifier of certain authority records. Authority control Faceted Application of Subject Terminology Integrated Authority File International Standard Authority Data Number International Standard Name Identifier Wikipedia's authority control template for articles Official website VIAF at OCLC
Suffolk University is a private, non-sectarian, non-profit research university located in downtown Boston, Massachusetts. With 7,560 students, it is the eighth largest university in metropolitan Boston, it is categorized as a Doctoral Research University by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. It was founded as a law school in 1906 and named after its location in Suffolk County, Massachusetts; the university's notable alumni include mayors, dozens of U. S. federal and state judges and United States members of Congress. The university, located at the downtown edge of the historic Beacon Hill neighborhood, is coeducational and comprises the Suffolk University Law School, the College of Arts & Sciences, the Sawyer Business School; the Princeton Review ranked the Sawyer Business School as "One of Top 15 in Global Management" and its entrepreneurship program is ranked among the top 25 in the U. S; the Princeton Review currently ranks some of its MBA programs among the top 50 business programs in the nation.
The 2015 edition of U. S. News publication ranked Suffolk Law School 6th in the United States for its Legal Writing, 13th for its Alternative Dispute Resolution program, 20th for legal clinics, it has an international campus in Madrid in addition to the main campus in downtown Boston. Due to its strategic location and well-known law school, many notable scholars, prominent speakers and politicians have visited and given speeches at the university such as John F. Kennedy, Supreme Court Justice William Rehnquist, former U. S. President George H. W. Bush; the university's sports teams, the Suffolk Rams, compete in NCAA Division III as members of the GNAC and the ECAC in 19 varsity sports. Suffolk University was founded as a law school in 1906 by Boston lawyer Gleason Archer, Sr. who named it "Archer's Evening Law School," intending it for law students who worked during the day. The school was renamed Suffolk School of Law in 1907, after Archer moved it from his Roxbury, Massachusetts home into his law offices in downtown Boston.
A year the first of Archer's students had passed the bar, leading to a boost in registration. The school's original goal was to "serve ambitious young men who are obliged to work for a living while studying law."By 1930, Archer developed Suffolk into one of the largest law schools in the country, decided to create "a great evening university" that working people could afford. The school became a university in the 1930s when the Suffolk College of Arts and Sciences was founded in 1934 and the Sawyer Business School—then known as the College of Business Administration—in 1937; that same year, the three academic units were incorporated as Suffolk University. During the 1990s Suffolk constructed its first residence halls, began satellite programs with other colleges in Massachusetts, opened its international campuses. From 1990 to 2005, its endowment increased over 400%, to $72 million, enrollment climbed. Gleason Archer, Sr. Walter Burse Robert Munce Dennis C. Haley John E. Fenton Thomas Fulham Daniel Perlman David Sargent Barry Brown James McCarthy Norman R. Smith Margaret McKenna Marisa Kelly The main campus in downtown Boston is situated on well-known, adjacent to the Massachusetts State House and the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.
Up until 1995, Suffolk was a commuter-only school. Today, there are four coed residence halls, housing over 65% of freshman, a total of 24% of the entire undergraduate population; the Residence Halls are: 150 Tremont Miller Hall 10 West Modern Theatre The residence hall at 150 Tremont Street was the first built by the university and houses students in singles, doubles and suites, with communal bathrooms. Nathan R. Miller Residence Hall was opened in 2005 and houses 15 floors of freshman, 2 floors of sophomores in singles and quads, with bathrooms shared between every two rooms or one bathroom per quad; the 10 West Residence Hall, opened in 2008, has housing for freshman and sophomores in singles and doubles. Suites accommodate a variety of apartment-style suites house 2 to 8 students. Both Miller Hall and 150 Tremont have cafeterias. Students living at 10 West/Modern Theater can eat at 150 Tremont. Suffolk University leases additional properties. If leased, those locations house freshman students.
In 2015, due to a long housing waitlist, Suffolk housed additional freshman at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and MCPHS University. The Modern Theatre Residence Hall opened in the fall of 2010 and is considered an extension to the 10 West Resident Hall; the two residence halls share one entrance at 10 West Street. The Modern Theater Residence Hall is built over the restored Modern Theatre. In addition to its main campus in Boston, there are satellite campuses in Madrid and Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Suffolk University has many different buildings that are spread through downtown Boston and Beacon Hill. Nathan R. Miller Hall: Residence Building One Beacon Street: Few floors for academics Somerset: Academic Building Frank Sawyer Building: Academic Building Rosalie K. Stahl Center: Academic, Library Building David J. Sargent Hall: Law, Graduate Building Modern Theatre: Theatre, Residence Hall 10 West Residence Hall