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University Librarian Daniel Ortiz is quoted in this article on the Peace Abbey, a property in the center of Sherborn that was recently put up for sale for $999,900. The library will provide space for artifacts from the abbey as well as a peacemakers table that will be kept on the fifth floor.
Article on South Hadley’s plans to change the town administrator’s position and to go from electing financial officials to hiring them mentions that the town would like Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management to help rewrite the town bylaws.
By Kenneth J. Cooper Giving the mayor control of a city’s public schools, once touted as a promising education reform, has not delivered on its promises of improving student achievement and eliminating politics from school decisions. Several years ago, researchers at Rutgers University examined nine major cities with mayoral control of schools, including New York, Boston and Washington, D.C., and concluded there was no demonstrable evidence that the “reform” structure was responsible for any ...
NEW BEDFORD ? The long-sought position of chief financial officer is moving closer to reality, amid warming relations between the mayor and City Council.
Last month, the council unanimously approved Mayor Jon Mitchell's request to increase the salary for the CFO, agreeing to fund the position up to $147,000.
Mitchell, who made the position a centerpiece of his inaugural address, said the increase in salary will make it possible to attract competitive candidates and he is looking to the ...
Medford, MA â The and 4s3 Bioscience, Inc. today announced the Medford-based companyâs repayment of the Centerâs Accelerator loan, with interest.
In June, 2010 4s3 Bioscience, Inc., an emerging Boston-area biotechnology company focused on developing genetic disease therapies for orphan neuromuscular disorders, was awarded a loan of $600,000 from the Center through a program that provides working capital to promising early-stage life sciences companies. The loan has been repaid in full, with ...
A participant in the Anti-Defamation League of New England's Nation of Immigrants Community Seder place pins on a world map indicating the countries of their cultural roots. Pilot photo/ Courtesy ADL
BOSTON -- Local community and faith leaders came together at UMass Boston March 11, for "The Nation of Immigrants Community Seder" hosted by the Anti-Defamation League of New England.
The event uses the traditional Passover Seder, which commemorates the exodus of the ...
LOWELL -- Beautiful, inventive, original artwork by the city's youngest artists is being spotlighted in Visual Voices, a biennial celebration of Lowell's students and their artwork.
The showcase, which opened Saturday and runs through April, features art by the city's elementary, middle and high school students.
Started 10 yeas ago by Lolita Demers, a Brush Art Gallery artist and Lowell public-school art teacher, the event now is supported by many Lowell school art teachers.
It has ...
The committee leaders gave the Board of Selectmen an update on the search at Monday night's meeting.
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WINTER HAVEN, Fla. — McDaniel pitching hurled its third shutout in the last five games, defeating Mass.-Boston 12-0 at the 2012 RussMatt Central Florida Invitational in non-conference baseball action
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David Autor, professor of economics and associate head of MIT’s Department of Economics, left, with Institute Professor Peter Diamond at Tuesday's forum. Photo: Peter Dizikes
Economists have measured America’s growing wealth gap in great detail: by income, educational attainment, and in terms of the country’s declining social mobility, among other metrics. At an MIT forum on Tuesday night, however, economists suggested the issue matters for an ...