Friday, May 11, 2012
WBZ TV reporter Paul Burton hosted an awards ceremony organized by the Somerville-based Elizabeth Peabody House. The organization provides services to families and children, particularly in the immigrant community.
Friday, May 11, 2012
Editor's note: The following is from the Elizabeth Peabody House: ----------------------------------------------------- Somerville, MA – Haitian-born pediatrician Dr. Nicole Prudent of Boston Medical Center, was one of child advocates being honored at this year's 4-Who-Care Awards, presented by The Elizabeth Peabody House of Greater Boston. Prudent joined five other our other honorees at this year’s 4-Who-Care Awards. The program, attended by a near-capacity crowd, took place on Thursday, May 3rd from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Holiday Inn Boston at Beacon Hill, 5 Blossom Street located in Boston's West End, once home to 60,000 immigrants and the birthplace of the agency. "I am both humbled and honored," said Prudent, who has developed over the …
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
The Brian Higgins Foundation has been supporting special needs causes, large and small, for 10 years.
Editor's note, April 6, 2012: Huffington Post has chosen to feature this story as today's Huffington Post Greatest Person of the Day. To see other people from around the country who have been selected for this honor, visit here. Congratulations to the whole Higgins family. Ten years ago this August, Brian Higgins, then 9 years old, died. He had contracted meningitis when he was 3 weeks old, and he suffered from developmental and respiratory problems for the rest of his life. Since his death, Brian's family has been on a mission to help other kids with special needs and their families. They've bought children medical equipment that insurance won't cover; they've helped build a tot lot designed for kids in wheelchairs; they've paid for …
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
These Somervillians are running the Marathon, and they're also raising money for good causes. Are you running? Let us know.
There's about a month to go before April 16 and the Boston Marathon. A few weeks ago, we asked Somerville residents to let us know if they're taking on the big challenge. As important, we asked if they're raising money for charity. Over 30 charities are affiliated with the Boston Marathon, and race sponsors also participate in funraising efforts. A number of marathoners participate in the race by promising to raise at least $4000 for their chosen charity. Here's what five Somervillian runners said about their efforts. If you're running the Marathon on April 16, let us know in the comments section below, and don't forget to include a link to your fundraising page.
Monday, February 20, 2012
The Boston Marathon takes place in less than two months. Somerville runners: Let your neighbors know about your efforts.
On April 16, runners from around the world will set off on the 116th Boston Marathon. That's not so far off, and marathoners in Somerville have been training all winter for this moment (we've seen you out there, running in the cold and rain, and we think you're a little crazy, but we respect what you're doing). As runners increase their miles, load up on carbs and develop anti-chafing strategies (is that what marathoners do? We really don't know), many are also trying to raise money for charities that parther with the Boston Marathon. Those who run the marathon as part of a charity effort need to raise $4000! If you're a Somerville resident and you're running the Boston Marathon, tell us about your training and your inspiration, and also …
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Charlotte Schofield decided to throw an elaborate Sweet 16 birthday party for herself, but there's something different about this extravaganza.
Editor's note, Feb. 9: We're happy to report that Huffington Post has chosen Somerville's Charlotte Schofield as today's "Greatest Person of the Day." You can check out Schofield and other greatest people of the day here. Charlotte Schofield, a Somerville High School student, recently held a huge bash at The Center for Arts at the Armory, a local venue that looks like a small castle, complete with a red carpet entrance, a paparazzi-style photographer and a dress code. The 150-some-odd guests came dressed in black and white, except for Schofield, who wore pink. It was much like a scene from MTV's "My Super Sweet 16," a show that follows spoiled, bratty teenagers as they plan lavish Sweet 16 birthday parties. But there was one big difference…