EP2

Keeping it simple

In 2009, Ory Zik was in China, helping build a massive solar concentrator, a device with the potential to generate significant amounts of green energy. But then he started asking himself some questions. It took energy to manufacture the steel

EP2

Keeping it simple

In 2009, Ory Zik was in China, helping build a massive solar concentrator, a device with the potential to generate significant amounts of green energy. But then he started asking himself some questions. It took energy to manufacture the steel

Fitzgeralds

From tragedy, a holiday tradition

On Thanksgiving, my parents will set up chairs for the usual crowd: immediate family, my aunt, a handful of cousins. And if this year is like most others, there will also be an extra place or two set for the

Fitzgeralds

From tragedy, a holiday tradition

On Thanksgiving, my parents will set up chairs for the usual crowd: immediate family, my aunt, a handful of cousins. And if this year is like most others, there will also be an extra place or two set for the

Bright Farms Baby Kale

Beyond farmers markets: can food entrepreneurs boost buying local?

Farmers markets keep booming. In the US, the number of farmers markets has more than doubled in the past decade, with more than 8,100 up and running across the country this year., according to the US Department of Agriculture. More

Bright Farms Baby Kale

Beyond farmers markets: can food entrepreneurs boost buying local?

Farmers markets keep booming. In the US, the number of farmers markets has more than doubled in the past decade, with more than 8,100 up and running across the country this year., according to the US Department of Agriculture. More

Schylling robots

Toy maker gets new owners, not a new philosophy

Jack Schylling started out, in 1975, as a Faneuil Hall street vendor, selling wind-up flying birds. He was taken with the whimsy and charm of the simple toys, the wonder they evoked. Over the next four decades, Schylling expanded his

Schylling robots

Toy maker gets new owners, not a new philosophy

Jack Schylling started out, in 1975, as a Faneuil Hall street vendor, selling wind-up flying birds. He was taken with the whimsy and charm of the simple toys, the wonder they evoked. Over the next four decades, Schylling expanded his

Cape2O

Emerson game lab aims to fix local, global problems

The game itself is really quite simple. Its purpose, though, could have a profound effect on its players. Every year, seasonal rains flood the giant Zambezi River in Zambia, often displacing tens of thousands of people who live along it.

Cape2O

Emerson game lab aims to fix local, global problems

The game itself is really quite simple. Its purpose, though, could have a profound effect on its players. Every year, seasonal rains flood the giant Zambezi River in Zambia, often displacing tens of thousands of people who live along it.

Shaws

Dropping loyalty cards puts Shaw’s in the minority

Over the past week, shoppers at Shaw’s supermarkets across New England were greeted at the door and asked to hand in their orange store cards. In return, they were given coupons and a promise. “We want to offer every customer

Shaws

Dropping loyalty cards puts Shaw’s in the minority

Over the past week, shoppers at Shaw’s supermarkets across New England were greeted at the door and asked to hand in their orange store cards. In return, they were given coupons and a promise. “We want to offer every customer

Prosperity

Candlemaker aims to help impoverished women

Moo Kho Paw fled the violence and oppression of Myanmar for a refugee camp in Thailand nearly a decade ago. Five years later, she, her husband, and their baby daughter resettled again, this time landing in Springfield. As she adapted

Prosperity

Candlemaker aims to help impoverished women

Moo Kho Paw fled the violence and oppression of Myanmar for a refugee camp in Thailand nearly a decade ago. Five years later, she, her husband, and their baby daughter resettled again, this time landing in Springfield. As she adapted