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'She-Village,' block of women-owned pop-up shops, opens in Seaport
A pop-up village opened Sunday in Boston's Seaport District, and its first installment is the “She-Village” — a block of nine pop-up shops from female-founded brands.
The pop-up village, officially named The Current, will operate on a rotational basis, with new stores connected by a common theme coming in every six months. Its permanent location is 85 Northern Ave., next to District Hall and Seaport Common.
Sunday is the village's soft opening, with a grand opening celebration planned…
Bike and scooter-sharing startups leave trail of questions in local cities
Startups from China and Silicon Valley are in a global war to get us all hooked on new forms of urban transportation, and local governments are starting to look like collateral damage.
On Friday, city officials from Quincy, Cambridge and Somerville were all dealing with the fallout from unexpected moves by companies that rent out shared bikes and electric scooters to city residents for just a few dollars per ride.
“We got caught up ... in a larger macro-economic situation,” said Chris Cassani,…
Cambridge's Agios wins FDA approval for second cancer drug
The FDA approved a cancer drug from Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc. on Friday after a Phase 1 clinical study found it aided a small group of patients suffering from a rare type of leukemia.
Cambridge-based Agios (Nasdaq: AGIO) is developing treatments for several types of cancer, including acute myeloid meukemia, or AML. The rare blood and bone marrow disease worsens quickly and accounts for approximately one percent of cancer patients, according to the National Cancer Institute. Last year, Agios won…