Posted in September 2012

El Sistema Student Orchestra Debuts in Somerville

The word “inspiring” is overused, but it’s the only one I can think of that captures what I saw at the East Somerville Community School last night. I was fortunate to attend the Somerville debut of El Sistema, a daily after-school program that enriches the lives of at-risk kids through music education. The young musicians … Continue reading »

Cambridge Health Alliance Modernizes for the Future

I spent part of this morning with the Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), as they marked their transition to a medical home model of health care delivery.The medical home model is part-and-parcel of the health care bill we passed last session, emphasizing the need to identify and learn from accountable care organizations and mandating a transition … Continue reading »

Another Milestone at North Point, as EF Breaks Ground

Yesterday afternoon, along with Governor Patrick and other elected officials, I celebrated the groundbreaking of the new North American headquarters of EF Education First. The event was an absolute blast, featuring food trucks from around Cambridge and Somerville, speeches by Mayor Henrietta Davis, the Governor and others, and a performance by Cambridge’s own Passion Pit. … Continue reading »

Walk for a Great Cause This Weekend

The first annual Joe Chaves 5k Memorial Walk/Run will take place this Sunday, September 30, starting at 1pm. Founded in memory of José A. Chaves in 2010, the Joe & Dorothy Chaves Foundation advocates on behalf of immigrants seeking to improve their lives and advance the future prospects of their families in Greater Boston. You … Continue reading »

Applications Now Available for 2013 Grants from Somerville Arts Council

Grant funding is available from the Somerville Arts Council for individuals, schools, community groups, and non-profits. These local cultural council grants are typically used for funding after-school and summer programs, artist residencies and fellowships, school field trips, exhibitions, public concerts, and more. They are a great resource for the local artists and organizations that make … Continue reading »

Join East End House and the CPD for a Community Cruise

The annual East Cambridge Crime Prevention Meeting and Boat Cruise will take place tonight, September 19. The boat will leave the Charles Riverboat Company at the Cambridgeside Galleria at 6:00pm, so the organizers have asked that people arrive between 5:30 and 5:45 for boarding. Once you’re on the river, pizza and light refreshments will be … Continue reading »

East Broadway Foodie Crawl Postponed to Tuesday 9/25

Next Tuesday (9/25) is the second annual East Broadway Foodie Crawl, sponsored by East Somerville Main Streets. This event lets you eat and laugh a little too much at participating restaurants including Vinny’s, the Tapatio/Taco Loco Family of Restaurants, Blessing Carribean, Los Paisanos, Gauchao Brazilian Cuisine, Maya Sol, Casey’s, Taqueria Montecristo, Ola Cafe, Mount Vernon … Continue reading »

Let’s Talk About the MBTA

Before his election to the State Senate earlier this year, Will Brownsberger served as the State Representative for the 24th Middlesex District. I worked closely with him as a member of the Cambridge delegation to the State House, and if you’ve met Sen. Brownsberger, I’m sure you’ll agree with me that he’s a serious and … Continue reading »