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Kerry Flynn

Journalist

New York City

Kerry Flynn

Listening to the world's passions. Writing about innovation.

Huffington Post. Forbes Media. Money Magazine. Hartford Courant.

Harvard Class of 2014, Environmental Policy and Economics.

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Anchors Aweigh: UberBOAT Launches In Boston As Temporary Water Taxis

Amidst protest from taxicab drivers and pending regulation from the Boston city government, Uber Boston has launched a new test venture to excite its smartphone-carrying clients. From June 4 to June 15, UberBOAT will allow Bostonian travelers to request — via the Uber app — a water taxi that will bring them to stops throughout the Boston Seaport.
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New London sports leagues scramble to find fields

City's maintenance work, renovations push teams to less desirable sites. New London - Planning for the recreational sports season this fall has involved more than just organizing rosters and sorting jerseys. Several leagues, including the New London Soccer Club, New London Babe Ruth League, and New London Youth Football, have been displaced from their usual fields because of maintenance work.
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After downtown fire, apartments, businesses badly damaged, building condemned

A three-alarm fire on State Street Wednesday severely damaged two downtown businesses and displaced about 20 residents, some of whom may have to wait weeks before their homes are repaired. The fire was reported around 11 a.m. in the four-story building that houses Monica's State Street Diner at 138 State St. and Zambala Grocery at 128 State St.
The Day Link to Story
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Returning submariner celebrates with marriage proposal

After six months aboard the USS New Mexico (SSN 779), MM2 2nd class Jerrel Revels stepped onto Pier 31 at the Naval Submarine Base in Groton Monday afternoon, took to one knee, and proposed to his partner, Dylan Kirchner. The proposal comes two years after the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" — the U.S. military's ban on openly gay service members passed in 1993.
The Day Link to Story
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Kendall Square: An Incubator for Allston

When Apple co-founder Steve Jobs died last year, Cantabrigians gathered on Main Street in Kendall Square to mourn the passing of a tech industry god. They stood near Jobs’ plaque on the Entrepreneurial Walk of Fame, where they laid flowers on the star bearing his name. The Entrepreneurial Walk of Fame had opened that year to honor and celebrate big names in business, and Kendall now seemed a place to go to honor an innovator.
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Tasty Burger Opens With Student Deals and Late Nights

A menu featuring reasonably priced burgers, hot dogs, and shakes—along with a $10 Starvin’ Student deal that includes a hamburger, beer, and fries—drew a constant stream of customers to the official opening of Tasty Burger, Harvard Square’s newest restaurant, on Sunday. the former home of 7-Eleven—the new two-floor restaurant offers classic burger joint food, along with several combo options.
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Sandy Shuts Down Classes, Exams for a Day

With gusts topping more than 60 miles per hour, Hurricane Sandy brought down branches, power lines, and several midterms. For the first time in 34 years, Harvard University suspended classes due to inclement weather on Monday. Though professors were not required to come to campus, the University continued its “core operations”—including normal dining and shuttle services for undergraduates—requiring dining hall workers, shuttle drivers, and facilities workers to report for duty despite the storm.
The Harvard Crimson Link to Story
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Key Change in Harvard Square

When Dan Aykroyd of The Blues Brothers and Isaac Tigrett, co-founder of Hard Rock Cafe, were looking for a location to open a music venue in the early 1990s, Harvard Square was an obvious first choice. “[Aykroyd] wanted to open it up in a place that celebrated all kinds of music,” said House of Blues Vice President of Marketing David Fortin, who worked at the Harvard Square location from 1994 to 2001.
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Silence Reigns on Anniversary of 9/11

Dean of Freshmen, Tom Dingman, and students gather in the shadow of John Harvard and the American flag, as they remember the attacks on September 11, 2001 - "Let us bow our heads in a moment of silence". Amidst the stress of study card day, worries over the first assignments of the semester, and rumors about the high-profile cheating scandal, many students’ thoughts on Tuesday wandered back eleven years.
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Beautifying Harvard Square

For the Class of 2012, the banging of heavy machinery and the dust of construction have been a part of everyday life in Harvard Square. Since this year’s graduating class arrived on campus, the Square has received a series of drastic face lifts. This roadwork and improvement is part of a long-term effort to beautify Harvard Square that all stems from “Polishing the Trophy,” a plan published in the late 1990s for refurbishing Cambridge’s preeminent hub of tourism and intellectual life.
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Harvard Square Reacts to Dramatic Renovation Proposal

When Andy Patel, owner of the news vendor located in the historic Out of Town News kiosk in Harvard Square, placed copies of The Crimson on his racks on Wednesday, he was shocked to read the front page. His fellow Square business owners, he read, want to tear down his establishment and replace it with an information stand with interactive glass walls.
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Business Owners Draft Construction Plan To Model Harvard Square on Times Square

The Harvard Square Business Association has drafted a plan that proposes replacing Harvard Square’s iconic Out of Town News kiosk with an interactive information center and adding stadium seating and an approximately 23-foot-wide LED screen to the Pit. The preliminary plan provided to The Crimson, designed by Ann Krsul Architecture and funded by the HSBA, was drafted by a committee of stakeholders including representatives of the Coop, Cambridge Savings Bank, Harvard University, and other businesses in the HSBA, according to John P.
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About

Kerry Flynn

A recent graduate of Harvard College with experience in print and digital media for newspapers and magazines, I am looking for opportunities to write about innovation and be a part of a team navigating the changing media industry. Most recently, I interned at Forbes where I covered startups with an eye to energy innovators, trends in mobile tech, and social entrepreneurship. Prior, I interned at Money magazine, and I've freelanced for The Day and The Hartford Courant.

The daughter of a salesman I've always had an interest storytelling, industries and communities. My journalism career started as an ambitious high schooler leading my school's newspaper and writing for my local paper. At Harvard, I spent the majority of my time working for The Harvard Crimson and had leadership roles in news and design. It was there that I fell in love with entrepreneurship, surrounded by the innovation within Cambridge and Boston.

I'm an avid runner, proud to have been a part of the 2014 Boston Marathon and a past participant of Disney's Goofy Challenge. I'm fascinated by environmental policy and disruptive technology. And I can play the French horn and the mellophone, previously donning a Crimson blazer for the Harvard Band.

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Skills

  • Interviewing
  • AP Style
  • Breaking News
  • Fact-Checking
  • Press Releases
  • Copy Editing
  • Social Media
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • WordPress
  • Research
  • Editing
  • Writing