Franklin Park seeks name ideas for baby giraffe

from The Boston Globe Metro Desk

She’s one tall drink of water.

The Franklin Park Zoo is holding a naming contest for a baby giraffe born late last month, the zoo announced today. (Read the full story here.)

Fontbonne Academy’s National Honor Society Inducts New Members

Fontbonne Academy inducted 21 young women into its National Honor Society on November 20, as part of a celebration of the founding sister of the school, Mother St. John Fontbonne. The young women were given stoles with the NHS emblem on them and were treated, along with their families, to a reception following the service.

Dancing Deer Baking Co. among first to file as benefit corporation

A killer cookie company that got its start in Milton is the first firm to file as a benefit corporation. This came about as a provision that Senator Joyce added to a recent jobs bill. About the provision Joyce recently stated, “The benefit corporation designation is a cost-free tool that will promote economic development and bring considerable social and environmental improvements to the Commonwealth.” The Herald reports the story here. You can find a release on benefit corporations here.

Lawmakers, Biz Owners Celebrate Dawn of Environmentally-Accountable Corporations

News release on Benefit Corporations

Massachusetts lawmakers, business owners and officials from the non-profit B Lab held a press conference this morning to mark the first official day companies in Massachusetts may file as a benefit corporation under a provision authored by Senator Brian A. Joyce and included in the Jobs Bill earlier this year.

SEC: Milton man who bilked church barred from securities industry

from The Boston Herald

A Milton broker-dealer and investment adviser who is a defendant in a securities fraud action has been barred from the securities industry after pleading guilty to criminal charges brought by the U.S. Attorney’s office, the Securities and Exchange Commission said today. (Read the full story here.)