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The road to leadership was the focus of the 2013 Ethnic Minority Affairs conference
Building professional networks, hearing from ethnic minorities who faced and surmounted roadblocks as they became leaders themselves, and attending an array of informative workshops were the highlights of this year's Ethnic Minority Affairs Committee conference on December 6 and 7. More than 110 participants listened to inspiring speakers and ... (more)
Sat Dec 07, 2013
UMass Boston, Mather aid Vietnamese students
Songkhla Nguyen could have applied to teach at any school after she graduated in 2010 with a master's degree in education from the University of Massachusetts Boston, but she had her sights set on just one - the Mather Elementary School in Dorchester.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Roxbury TED Talks takes place tonight at UMass Boston
When Boston-based performer and poet Jamara 'London Bridgez' Wakefield needs inspiration, she turns to TED Talks.
NASA-funded climate change study focus of meeting at Clark
Christopher Williams, assistant professor of geography; Feng Gao, physical scientist at the USDA Agricultural Research Service; Yanmin Shuai, Crystal Schaaf, professor at UMass Boston; and Jeff Masek, NASA research scientist.
AmeriCares Names Stamford Clinic Director
AmeriCares Free Clinics has tapped Muguette Maignan, RN, of Stamford to oversee its new Stamford free clinic.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Anti-Defamation League rings in 100th anniversary with panel on immigration reform
The Anti-Defamation League's New England chapter celebrated its 100th anniversary by hosting a panel discussion on immigration reform at the University of Massachusetts, Boston's John F. Kennedy Library on Nov. 19. ADL was founded in 1913 "to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all."
Governor Patrick Announces Capital Investments That Will Create...
BOSTON , Dec. 4 -- Gov. Deval Patrick , D- Mass. , has issued the following news release: Governor Deval Patrick today released his Administration's seventh Capital Investment plan.
Superintendent Interviews: Phalen at the Chenery at 7 p.m.
The final of the three community interviews with the candidates for Belmont School District Superintendent takes place tonight, Thursday, Dec. 5 with Milton High School's Assistant Superintendent John Phelan.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
The Martha's Vineyard Times
The Conch Conundrum
As lobsters high-tail it out of the warming Vineyard waters, commercial fishing seasons shorten, and the number of shellfish closings mounts, the conch remains the most reliable and most lucrative catch for Martha's Vineyard fishermen.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Former Royal Oak Mayor Appointed to Examine Finances of Highland Park
Gov. Rick Snyder appointed Dennis Cowan of Royal Oak to a financial review team this week to examine the finances of the City of Highland Park after a Department of Treasury's preliminary review Jase Bolger, is a partner with the Plunkett Cooney law firm where he is a member of the firm's Real Estate and Environment, Energy, and Resources practice ... (more)
Mon Dec 02, 2013
UMass, IBM partner on tech center for disabled
The University of Massachusetts Boston and computer giant IBM Corp. are teaming up to figure out better ways for people with disabilities and the elderly to benefit from technological advancements.
Ma'an News Agency
Interview: New paradigms for rights-based approach to Palestine-Israel
Leila Farsakh and Noura Erakat debating "New Paradigms in Israel and Palestine" at the European Parliament.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Deadline for Mt. Vernon Street designers nears
The deadline is approaching for the Boston Redevelopment Authority's search for designers to help create a new look for Mt.
Jail a hidden toll on city's blacks
Incarceration is creating a social and economic crisis in Boston's black community, leaving families without breadwinners, creating single-family households, and depressing incomes, according to a survey by the Center for Church and Prison, a Dorchester research and resource center.
Sun Nov 24, 2013
Striving to open college to students with intellectual disabilities
Nicole Foley dreams of going to college so she can take classes with other young students, stay in a dorm, and learn how to live and work on her own.
Sat Nov 23, 2013
Mayor-elect Martin J. Walsh expands transition team
Boston's mayor-elect, Martin J. Walsh, named three more cochairs to his transition committee Friday and added a roster of nearly two dozen civic and community leaders to advise him on a range of priorities, including economic development, transportation, and public safety.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Poem: The Colonel And The President
Historian Nigel Hamilton moved to Boston in 1988 after the well-received publication of his three-volume history of British Field Marshall Viscount Montgomery.
Group to track Walsh's diversity record
"I promised that a Walsh administration will be reflective of the city of Boston," said Mayor-elect Martin Walsh .
Thu Nov 21, 2013
Three Named Finalists For Superintendent Job
A high school principal, an executive director of an educational collaborative and an assistant superintendent were named today, Thursday, Nov. 21 as finalists to become the next Belmont Public Schools Superintendent.