Yearly Archives: 2010

Michlewitz Votes In Favor of House Education Legislation

From the office of State Representative Aaron Michlewitz:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                            
Contact: Blake Webber 617-722-2488

January 8, 2010                                                                                                  

House Passes Landmark Education Legislation

Targets achievement gap; strengthens Commonwealth’s application for Race to the Top Funds

(BOSTON) – Third Suffolk State Representative Aaron Michlewitz joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives in passing crucial legislation focused on eliminating the achievement gap in schools across the Commonwealth. The bill - entitled An Act Relative to the Achievement Gap - strengthens the state’s application for $250 million in federal “Race to the Top” funding, allows stronger intervention authority for the state in underperforming districts, lifts the cap on charter schools in the lowest performing school districts and helps to facilitate innovation and excellence in schools throughout Massachusetts.

 “We are one step closer to providing every child with a real opportunity for a well-rounded and positive educational experience in the City of Boston.” said State Representative Michlewitz. “This bill should place the Commonwealth and the City at the front of the line with the $250 million in the Race To The Top funding by the Obama Administration."

News From The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park

  Update from FOCCP about their next meeting and new bulletin board: We invite you to join us at our first monthly meeting in 2010 to learn more...

Piccoli Regali Resumes at Old North Church

Piccoli Regali, a program to assist anyone with a food need in the North End, has the resources at present to increase the number...

Hopeline Summer 2010 Job Registration

HOPELINE SUMMER 2010 JOB REGISTRATION- SAVE THE DATE AND TELL A FRIEND!: Mark your calendar and do not forget to register with the Hopeline to work...

North End/Waterfront Police Blotter

Highlights from this week's Boston Police Journal Log for the past week: Sex Offense 01/02/10          9:30pm Female victim reports while walking through the courtyard of a N....

Inaugural Interview with City Councilor Sal LaMattina – Part 1

This is the first in a series of articles from an interview with District 1 City Councilor Salvatore LaMattina following this week’s inauguration. Councilor...

2010 NEAA Baseball Registration

The North End Athletic Association (NEAA) will hold an early baseball registration period from January 17th to the 31st. A neighborhood baseball program, the NEAA...

January 11th NEWNC Agenda

North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council 30 N. Bennet Street Boston, Massachusetts 02113 Email: info@newncboston.org Website: www.NEWNCBoston.org NEWNC AGENDA Monday, January 11, 2010 7:00PM Nazzaro Community Center 30 N. Bennet Street 1.    Call to order –...

Parcel 9 Delay Indicates a Possible Shift

The long awaited decision on Parcel 9 will take a little more time as Secretary Jeff Mullan took the subject off today's agenda at...

NEMPAC’s Winter Session Offerings

A reminder from Becca at NEMPAC that the winter session has started, but you can still join in! Private Music Instruction started this week -...

Concord Museum Exhibits Work From North Bennet Street School Alumni

In a historic collaboration, the Concord Museum and the North End's North Bennet Street School are celebrating the renowned school's 125th anniversary with a juried exhibition of the work of fifty-nine distinguished alumni from ten states across the country. Included in the special exhibition are over sixty examples of furniture, jewelry, musical instruments and bookbindings, as well as illustrations of the work of the preservation carpentry, carpentry and locksmithing programs.

North Bennet Street School President, Miguel Gómez-Ibáñez, also an alumnus of the school, said of the collaboration, “We are very pleased to be partnering with the Concord Museum for this exhibition, which will be the opening event and the most public celebration of our 125th anniversary. Some of the objects on view draw their inspiration from craft techniques of the past; others bring a fresh look to classic pieces using today’s innovative technology.  “The Concord Museum has a deep respect for the work of the North Bennet Street School, their students and alumni,” said Désirée Caldwell, Executive Director of the Concord Museum. “This special exhibition creates an exciting visual dialogue between craft traditions of the past and present. Working with contemporary craftspeople brings a welcome new perspective to the historical pieces in our collection and others.”

A Dedication to Craft is on view at the Concord Museum through March 21, 2010 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $10, $8 seniors and students, $5 ages 6-18. Concord Museum, Cambridge Turnpike at Lexington Road, Concord. 978-369-9763. More information at www.concordmuseum.org.

Chamber Supports Morning-Only Trash Disposal

At a lightly attended post-holiday meeting, the North End Chamber of Commerce focused on trash and rat issues in the neighborhood. Members were supportive...