The company now building its headquarters on the South Boston waterfront today announced a science-education program at Boston Green Academy and Excel High School in South Boston, the mayor's office reports:
[The] programs will aim to increase student participation and achievement in advanced placement (AP) courses and prepare teachers for the national “Next Generation Science Standards” being implemented next year. Vertex also today announced... Read more
WBUR reports on the groundbreaking for the new Vertex headquarters next to the federal courthouse.
The Herald reports Cambridge is developing its own benefits package to try to keep Vertex in Cambridge, rather than letting it flee to South Boston - such as municipal "financing incentives."
"Cambridge is ready to go toe-to-toe," the Herald quotes Councilor Leland Cheung. Cheung, you may remember, was the guy who helped organize a Boston/Cambridge summit on ways to work together to develop the... Read more
The pharmaceutical giant Pfizer is looking to consolidate its two Cambridge locations into a single, more centrally-located facility. FierceBiotech reports. The company said in a release that it plans to "enhance its presence" in Cambridge, and to shift "selected resources" up from Groton. That, presumably, translates to more high-caliber biotech jobs for the Boston area. Pfizer already ranked as the tenth-largest employer in... Read more
After a brief dalliance with cross-river love, the Cambridge City Council is back to fretting about how Boston is conspiring against their suburb. The Crimson reports some Cambridge councilors are in full dudgeon over the news that a biotech company is moving from Cambridge to South Boston:
City Councilor Kenneth E. Reeves referred to the City of Boston as "the major poacher... Read more