Two Local “Champions of Change” to Be Honored by White House

Washington, D.C., Sept. 5, 2014, — On Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 10:30 AM the White House will honor local “Champions of Change” who are doing extraordinary work to prepare individuals and communities for disasters and to help build a safer and more resilient nation. These Champions have distinguished themselves through their innovation, dedication, and […]

Tufts Medical Center Receives National Leadership Award from EPA Chief Gina McCarthy

Boston, August 25, 2014, — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy traveled to Boston on Aug. 19 to meet with families and health care workers to discuss the impacts of clean air and President Obama’s Climate Action Plan. At Tufts Medical Center, where the EPA recognized staff with a national leadership award in asthma […]

Celebrating 50 Years of Job Corps

By Portia Wu July 29, 2014, Washington, DC, — Fifty years ago this summer, President Lyndon B. Johnson launched a series of programs aimed at restoring our nation’s fundamental promise of equality and opportunity. The July 1964 Civil Rights Act, and the Economic Opportunity Act, signed on Aug. 20 of that year, were twin pillars of […]

New Bostonians Office July 25, 2014 Announcements

July 25, 2014 Announcements Dear Friends and Colleagues, Enclosed are this week announcements for your sharing with your networks. Please forward any of your announcements to mayra.canetti@boston.gov and we will be happy to post them on. All the best, Alejandra St. Guillen New Bostonians Fellowship A new initiative to select and dedicate a staff member to expand and […]

Boston Enlists Goats to Fight Invasive Plants

Boston, July 23, 2014, — The City of Boston is enlisting the aid of some skilled four-legged helpers in order to combat poison ivy, buckthorn, Japanese knotweed, and other invasive plant species growing on Boston Parks and Recreation Department property. The Parks Department has teamed up with the Southwest Boston Community Development Corporation (SWBCDC) and […]

The 50th Class of U.S. Presidential Scholars to Be Honored on June 22

Washington, D.C., –U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the 50th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, recognizing 141 high school seniors for their accomplishments in academics or the arts. “The extraordinary young men and women being honored for the 50th anniversary of the Presidential Scholars have excelled in their educational, artistic and civic pursuits. They […]