Elsewhere Partners Promotes Michael Massad to Vice President | State

Jessica Wong

AUSTIN, Texas, May 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Elsewhere Partners today announced the promotion of Michael Massad to the role of Vice President where he will co-lead diligence and execution for new investments, and oversee the firm’s marketing and business development efforts.

Massad is part of Elsewhere’s growing team of venture capital experts focused on investing in capital-efficient B2B software companies outside of traditional venture capital hubs. He joined the firm in 2017, working as a part-time Venture Fellow during graduate school and rising through the ranks as a full-time Associate and Senior Associate.

“Michael has tremendous passion and talent

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Order doses or they go elsewhere, states told

Jessica Wong

WASHINGTON — The White House told states Tuesday that coronavirus vaccine doses they choose not to order will become available to other states — the most significant shift in domestic vaccine distribution since President Joe Biden took office, and part of an effort to account for flagging demand in parts of the country.

The changes were unveiled to governors as Biden set a goal of providing at least one shot to 70% of adults by July 4, an increase that would account for about 40 million more people in the next two months. That level of coverage could drive down

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An article critical of ‘liberals’ in Mass. and elsewhere for remaining cautious amid the pandemic has left people divided

Jessica Wong

“The last year has been harrowing. Making sacrifices — staying home, wearing masks, cancelling weddings and funerals and graduations — has become this sign of civic virtue,” Green wrote in a tweet. “And I think some progressives are having a really hard time giving that up.”

Two communities in the Boston area — Brookline and Somerville — were featured prominently in the piece, scrutinized for policies instituted and behaviors modeled that have apparently “veered away” from scientific evidence as the year has progressed.

Health officials in Brookline — along with Salem — recently opted to continue requiring their mask

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Brewers must find production without Christian Yelich

Jessica Wong

Garrett Mitchell began his professional career up in Appleton, Wis., on Tuesday by legging out an infield single in his first at-bat and scoring his first run. Then he ended the night in highlight-reel fashion by hauling in a fly ball and throwing out a runner at second base for a game-ending double play.

Before the thought even creeps into your mind, know this: Mitchell won’t be the answer to the Brewers losing Christian Yelich again. Not yet.

While Milwaukee’s top prospect gets some Minor League games under his belt, the Brewers are fighting on with the personnel they’ve got

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Extremist linked to Schenectady church threat, dozens of other threats elsewhere, sentenced

Jessica Wong

The former leader of a violent extremist group in Texas who federal authorities linked to a swatting incident at a Schenectady church in December 2018 was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison for his role in a conspiracy across the U.S.

John Cameron Denton, 27, of Montgomery, Texas, was sentenced for his participation in a conspiracy that conducted swatting attacks on at least 134 locations from October 2018 to February 2019, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a statement Tuesday. 

Swatting is a harassment tactic that involves deceiving emergency dispatchers into believing a person or persons are in

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