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Sam Berns Field closure expected to impact FHS fall sports

The Sun Chronicle - 30 Aug 2018
The Foxboro High athletic program will have some shifting to do throughout its upcoming fall season, according to Athletic Director Rich Cormier. Cormier said due to the start of construction on the eight-lane track and stands at Sam Berns Community ...
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FIELD HOCKEY: Undefeated Warriors blank Milford, Taunton

The Sun Chronicle - 20 Sep 2018
Foxboro High coach Melissa Bordieri and the Warrior field hockey team is well aware the sport is vastly different when played on grass. “There's skill you can't use on grass that you can use on turf,” Bordieri said. “The level of play is not as high ...
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8 years in search of cure for boys with rare disease

Chestnut Hill Local - 06 Sep 2018
Sam Berns, who also had progeria and was the subject of the HBO documentary “Life According to Sam,” died when he was 17 years old. Unless a new clinical trial becomes available before then, Nathan won't be involved in the current cutting-edge trial.
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Letter from the superintendent of Foxboro schools

The Sun Chronicle - 30 Aug 2018
In September, we expect to break ground on the eight-lane track, concession stand, bleachers and press box at Foxboro High School to complete the Sam Berns Community Field. This will finalize the athletic complex at FHS and provide a full on-site ...
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Eiger Announces Positive Meeting with FDA on Progeria Program

PR Newswire (press release) - 04 Sep 2018
The Progeria Research Foundation was established in 1999 by the family of Sam Berns, a child with Progeria. Within four years of its founding, the PRF Genetics Consortium, led by Francis Collins, MD, PhD, discovered the Progeria gene. PRF has also been ...
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FHS legacy brick project underway

The Sun Chronicle - 02 Aug 2018
Funds raised through the brick sales will support the installation of this special common area to be enjoyed by all attending future events at the Sam Berns Community Field. Two sizes of brick pavers are available: 4”x 8” for $100 and 8”x 8” for $200 ...
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Sam Berns Community Field Stands, Track Heading To Town Meeting - 27 Feb 2018
FOXBOROUGH, MA — The Sam Berns Community Field project could be closer to completion by the Annual Town Meeting, school officials said. The funding for the stands, press box, and an eight-lane track will be voted on at the yearly meeting as a capital ...
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What you need to know about Toronto's 25 new wards

Toronto Star - 21 Sep 2018
Candidates: Farah Aslani, Lily Cheng, Sonny Cho, Danny De Santis, David Epstein, John Filion (incumbent), Norman Gardner, Andrew Herbst, Albert Kim, Gerald Mak, Sam Mathi, Sam Moini, David Mousavi, Chung Jin Park, Winston Park, Hamid Shakeri and Saman ...
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Commentary: Rare-disease research benefits us all

UW Medicine Newsroom (press release) (blog) - 24 Apr 2018
picture of progeria patient Sam Berns. TEDx Talks. In 2013, a month before he died at age 16, Sam Berns gave a TEDx Talk about happiness. He had been diagnosed with progeria at age 2. The study of rare diseases can lead to new treatments for common ...
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Sam Berns, 17, Public Face of a Rare Illness, Is Dead

New York Times - 14 Jan 2014
Sam Berns, a Massachusetts high school junior whose life with the illness progeria was the subject of a documentary film recently shortlisted for an Academy Award, died on Friday in Boston. He was 17. His death, from complications of the disease, was ...
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Beloved teen Sam Berns dies at 17 after suffering from rare disease

CNN International - 12 Jan 2014
Saturday night could have been a moment for Sam Berns to celebrate -- standing in the middle of Gillette Stadium, flanked by some of his beloved New England Patriots, and no doubt cheered heartily by the nearly 70,000 fans surrounding him. But it wasn ...
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Duo's debut film has satire, music and a dog — sort of

Canadian Jewish News (blog) - 24 Apr 2018
A pair of new, young filmmakers will be screening their first feature film at Toronto's Regent Theatre on May 9. A Dog in Paris, written, directed and produced by Sam Berns, 25, and Aaron Alter, 24, both of Thornhill, Ont., reflects the coming of age ...
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Study offers promising new drug therapy for premature aging disease

Tech Explorist (press release) - 25 Apr 2018
Gordon, the study's lead author, is the medical director of The Progeria Research Foundation, which funded the research. She and her husband, Dr. Scott Berns, co-founded the nonprofit organization in 1999 after the couple's son, Sam, was diagnosed.
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Attorneys in Michael Sturgell murder case discussing plea

The Union of Grass Valley - 09 Aug 2018
Sturgell, 71, appeared in Nevada County Superior Court to enter a formal plea. Instead his defense attorney, Sam Berns, asked Judge Robert Tice-Raskin to postpone the hearing until Aug. 23. "We are in substantive settlement negotiations," Berns said.
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A class act in honor of Foxboro's Sam Berns

The Sun Chronicle - 05 Dec 2015
Selectmen Jim DeVellis, whose son Brian joined 2015 class President Kayla Seppe to organize the entire project, talked about the thinking behind the garden and its placement next to Sam Berns Community Field, a turf playing surface built for all town ...
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Sam Berns, an ordinary kid with extraordinary bravery

Boston Globe - 16 Jan 2014
Sam Berns was trapped in a prematurely aging body, but to hear his voice was to be reminded that he was a teenager — with a teenager's syntax, a teenager's interests, and a teenager's sense of possibility. In the opening minutes of “Life According to ...
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Living memorial being built as tribute to Sam Berns

WCVB Boston - 10 Sep 2015
A living memorial is being constructed as a tribute to Sam Berns, the 17-year-old Foxborough teen who died from the aging disease progeria in 2014. Precocious wisdom: Remembering life of Sam Berns ...
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Dozens of Property Owners Under Mortgage-Fraud Investigation

Builder Magazine - 20 Aug 2018
“All the systems will work fine as long as people are being honest,” said Sam Berns, senior vice president at NorthMarq Capital LLC, one of about two dozen firms licensed to originate and sell multifamily mortgages to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

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