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Article on the formation of an advisory committee that will make recommendations on changing the way the City of Boston assigns students to schools mentions that Miren Uriarte, professor of human services and community studies and senior research associate at the Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy, will serve on the committee.
The highly productive Kingsbury Farm in Waitsfield, Vermont in mid-August, 2011. Note the tracking PV modules in the background. Photo: Alex Wilson. Click on image to enlarge. In this final installment of my ten-part series on resilient design , I'm taking a look at where our food comes from and how we can achieve more resilient food systems.
The average salad in the U.S. is transported roughly 1,400 miles from farm to table, and here in the Northeast, we get most of our fresh food from ...
Waltham resident earns scholarship
The Massachusetts Organization of State Engineers and Scientists (M.O.S.E.S.) awarded Waltham resident, Murtala Bagana, husband of member Blessing Dube with the Department of Public Health, the Milton J. Dubinsky Scholarship at its recent monthly meeting. Bagana is attending Brandeis University, working towards his MBA in international business. He also holds a Masters in Public Health from Tulane University and is an MD who specializes in HIV and ...
BURLINGTON, Vt. - If it's Tuesday, it's time to Zumba at the University of Vermont.
Reporter Keith McGilvery: What do you love about Zumba class?
Sterling Peebles: You get to dance and fun music.
For UVM student Sterling Peebles the dance class is more importantly a chance to try something new.
"I love challenges, so I am up for challenges," she said.
And this challenge may just be her biggest one yet. The 29-year-old is in enrolled in the university's new Think College program. ...
- Students from 25 leading business schools will compete next month for recognition and $40,000 in prize money by exploring the significant and positive influence that well- managed business can have on society. Through the analysis of a new business case study authored by the Yale School of Management, the Aspen Institute’s 2012 Business & Society International MBA Case Competition inspires future business leaders to innovate at the intersection of corporate profitability and positive ...
Today is Wednesday, Feb. 15. Here are five things you need to know.
1. Strong words about Olives . Within minutes of us posting yesterday’s article about Chef Todd English’s assertion that Olives is almost ready to open , we got some sharp responses from our readers. One reader said that English hadn’t respected the neighborhood. Another complained that the crew there had dumped kitchen grease all over the street. What would you like to say on the subject?
2. City Council meets today . ...
A Brookline official is calling for major changes to Brookline’s Planning Department in the wake of a review by an outside consultant.
In a memo to interested parties, Town Administrator Mel Kleckner recommended that the town abolish two vacant positions in the department, and create a new economic development position. He also wants to see employees learn to handle a more flexible workload.
Specifically, Kleckner said he’s recommending that the town nix a controversial commercial areas ...
Five things you need to know about the 2013 budget, including Brookline Schools receiving an extra $2 million under Chapter 70 funding.
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Article on a report by UMass Boston and Wider Opportunities for Women that shows older North Carolina residents are struggling to cover basic living expenses.
RALEIGH, N.C. -- A report about what it costs for older people to live in North Carolina says many are struggling to cover basic expenses.
The Elder Economic Security Standard Index was developed by a Washington, D.C.-based group called Wider Opportunities for Woman and the University of Massachusetts Boston. The report says a single person over the age of 65 who rents a home needs almost $21,000 annually to live independently.
The index covers a basic budget: housing, food, health care, ...