The UMass Boston Gerontology Institute is partnering with Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and AARP on the Age-Friendly Boston initiative. About 100 Bostonians attended an event at Faneuil Hall on Saturday. According to a Gerontology Institute report, 88,000 residents over 60 lived in Boston in 2010.
Column on Charlie Titus's 40-year coaching career, which ended last week. "We love to swaddle professional athletes in adulation," Christopher L. Gasper writes. "The real heroes are people such as Titus, making a difference in the community and paying forward the opportunity for success."
In making Strongman, Zachary Levy spent nine years recording the life of Stanley “Stanless Steel” Pleskun, a showman who can bend a penny and can lift a pickup high enough to slip a piece of paper under the wheels, but who has to make a living collecting scrap metal. The film will be shown for free on Thursday, March 5 at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom as part of the UMass Boston Film Series.
Miren Uriarte, a professor of human services at UMass Boston who has conducted extensive research on the achievement of Latinos and English-language learners, has been appointed to the Boston School Committee, Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced.