El Sistema concert to promote school music program for Somerville

The El Sistema music program at the Conservatory Lab Charter School in Brighton and members of the East Somerville Community School will unite for a joint concert to gain support for an after-school El Sistema music program in Somerville. This concert will be free to the public on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 3 p.m. at the Somerville Public High School Auditorium. El Sistema is an innovative and successful approach to building community through high-quality orchestral music instruction. Originally developed in Venezuela, in recent years this initiative has become highly sought after in the US. In Continue reading >>>

Boston sizzles as barbecue hot spot

Welcome to Boston, the home of chowder, lobster and ... the world’s best barbecue? That’s right: The Hub is suddenly a hot spot for the traditional style of slow-and-low cooking most closely associated with the American South, from Carolina pulled pork to Texas beef brisket. “We’re determined to prove to the rest of the country and the world that barbecue isn’t just in the South,” said Bill Gillespie, founder of the acclaimed barbecue team Smokin’ Hoggz of Abington. “It’s all over the world and you can come from New England and cook really great barbecue.” Gillespie should Continue reading >>>

Current Mortgage Rates Plunge – Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Stocks got hammered yesterday while treasury bonds and mortgage backed securities rallied on twin pieces of bad news.  The news? Financial firm MF Global filed for bankruptcy and any Greek acceptance of a proposed bailout is going to be tied to a referendum.  The news out of Greece is still reverberating today because the proposed bailout is extremely unpopular and seems unlikely to pass a referendum.  Stocks are down again in early trading today.  A result of this action is that mortgage rates improved considerably yesterday, and may well do so again today.  If you’re looking to refinance Continue reading >>>

28 formerly homeless people settle in Mulhern House

Tenants at Mulhern range in age from the mid-30s to late-60s. Some residents work; others are in the process of job training; and others are still recovering from life on the streets. However, all able residents are expected to contribute to rent, paying about 30 percent of their annual income. According to the city’s 2009 census, there are more than 7,000 people in various stages of homelessness in Boston. While the number of homeless families and children has risen in recent years, rates of individuals who are homeless have actually dropped 30 percent, statistics show. Barbara Trevisan, Continue reading >>>

ELECTION 2011: Diane LeBlanc

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following are answers submitted by Councilor-At-Large Diane LeBlanc. Waltham Patch posed the questions and the answers were edited only for clarity and readability. Check out our other election coverage. _________________________________________ Current Employment: National Archives Records Administration - Regional Liaison, Greater Boston Federal Executive Board - Chair Why Are You Running For City Council?: I am running for City Council because I love the city of Waltham and the people of Waltham.  I am committed to issues which have a direct impact on the quality of life Continue reading >>>

HF Briefs: Ashawa Bay’s New Distributor; Production Manager Position Available

Merle B Smith Co. Inc. (Burr Ridge, Ill.) has been named a distributor of Ashawa Bay Hardwood Floors' (Cook, Minn.) solid prefinished white oak flooring. The flooring is available in 2¼-inch and 3¼-inch widths with a smooth finish, and a 5-inch-width with a hand-scraped finish; it is available in several colors. For more information, contact Wayne Jaske at (630) 325-0770 or wjaske@merlebsmith.com.A Pakistan-based company has posted a notice the HF Classifieds section for an available production manager position.CR Flooring's (Needham, Mass.) Chris Zizza has been given Continue reading >>>

Comcast Invests in Innovation District with Expanded Delivery of Advanced …

(Media-Newswire.com) - Today, Comcast announced that the expansion of its advanced fiber network into Boston’s Innovation District is underway as the result of months of planning between the company, the Mayor’s Office and the Boston Redevelopment Authority.“Increasing the availability of competitive, affordable broadband services across the Innovation District is a crucial objective,” Mayor Menino said. “We are witnessing tremendous growth in the district and broadband is a critical element to the creative business models that are being developed. We appreciate Comcast’s responding Continue reading >>>

Girls’ Volleyball: Cambridge Rindge & Latin Sweeps Somerville For GBL …

The Cambridge Rindge Latin Falcons overcame a five-point deficit in their first game Friday, then took control of the next two, sweeping the Somerville High School Highlanders in three games to win the GBL Championship at the Somerville High Field House. Cambridge’s win capped an undefeated regular season within the Greater Boston League, including two 3-0 sweeps of the Highlanders. “I don’t just coach for the year, I coach for the program,” Cambridge coach Kelley Leary said. “I try to keep it flowing.” Just like their match against the Falcons on Oct. 19, the Highlanders started Continue reading >>>

Feinmann Design|Build Wins Multiple 2011 PRISM Awards

Boston, MA-NH (1888PressRelease) October 31, 2011 - Feinmann Design|Build was honored to receive multiple awards at the 2011 Greater Boston Builders Association's PRISM (Prestigious Results in Sales and Marketing) event held at The House of Blues in Boston MA, on October 19, 2011. Winning a coveted PRISM Award is a sign of excellence in the remodeling industry and is considered recognition of superior achievement. Tammy Russo, a Project Manager employed by Feinmann for over 18 years, won the PRISM Project Manager of the Year Award based on the submission of numerous client testimonials. Additionally, Continue reading >>>

Food pantries feeling the pinch of shortages

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