LeVar Burton, actor, entertainer and the host and executive producer of the highly acclaimed PBS children’s television series “Reading Rainbow,” was honored last week at Tufts University’s sixth Eliot-Pearson Awards for Excellence in Children’s Media. The Eliot-Pearson Awards for Excellence in Children’s Media, cosponsored by the Communications and Media Studies Program (CMS) and the Eliot-Pearson [...]
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WCI, which stands for Work, Community, Independence, has named State Representative Sean Garballey (Arlington and Medford) as Legislator of the Year. WCI is a private, non-profit agency that has provided homes, employment opportunities and community-based day activities to people with a range of developmental and intellectual disabilities in the greater Waltham area. WCI strives to [...]
The Harlem Wizards basketball team entertained the crowd with “trick hoops and alley-oops” in a special fundraiser last week. The Wizards faced a team of school staff and students, the “AMS All Stars,” including Andrews Middle School Principal Paul D’Alleva and senior Mustang basketball players. The game was a fundraiser organized by the Andrews PTO [...]
With the abuse of prescription pain killers having reached epidemic levels in Massachusetts, the Senate on Thursday unanimously passed legislation for strict oversight of the drugs, Senator Patricia Jehlen announced. The bill will reduce the excess supply of pills and require physician registration in the state’s Prescription Monitoring Program to prevent patients from “doctor shopping” [...]
Girls Basketball: The St. Clement Girls Basketball Team captured their sixth win, beating Maimonides 40-36. Freshman Jessica Popken (Medford) led the way with fourteen points and Sidney Cezil (Everett) supported the effort with seven points. In the fourth quarter, Maimonides climbed back to cut the lead to just one before some big free throws by [...]