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 […]
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 […]
Washington, D.C., August 24, 2014, — Particularly after a week marked by unspeakable tragedy, we are all relieved and grateful knowing that Theo Curtis is coming home after so much time held in the clutches of Jabhat Al-Nusrah. Peter Theo Curtis is a Boston based writer with a Ph.D. from UMass Amherst (CNN).
August 4, 2014, — The White House on Sunday offered condolences over loss of lives in China’s southwestern province of Yunnan, where a strong earthquake befell earlier in the day, saying the United States was ready to help.
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 […]
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 email@example.com 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, 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 […]
Boston, July 7, 2014, — The National Weather Service has issued the following warnings for tornato in metro Boston area. People in the areas covered by these warnings should avoid travel and take shelter during the warning periods.
Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial Omaha Beach Normandy, France 11:16 A.M. CET PRESIDENT OBAMA: President Hollande; to the people of France; friends; the family; our veterans: If prayer were made of sound, the skies over England that night would have deafened the world. Mr. Arthur Wong, a D-Day veteran, lives in Boston Chinatown (photo by […]
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 […]