Endicott College is pleased to announce today the opening of its Boston academic center, a non-traditional higher-education resource focused on serving immigrant populations and first generation college students. The center, located just off Boston Common at 19 Temple Place, will initially offer associate and bachelor degrees in Business, Liberal Studies, Education, and Hospitality, as well as five levels of English as a Second Language (ESL) courses. Future plans include offering many of Endicott’s Master programs at this location.
Emerge Massachusetts, the premier political training program for Democratic women, today announced its new leader. Taylor Woods-Gauthier joined Emerge Massachusetts as Executive Director earlier this month, taking the reins of the six-year-old organization that has trained nearly 100 women to run for public office; another 24 joined their ranks when the 2013 class began training last weekend.
Mayor Thomas M. Menino today hosted the Massachusetts delegation of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG) coalition as they continue their call on Congress to take action on gun violence. In his State of the City address Tuesday, Mayor Menino vowed to continue his work with the coalition of nearly 1,000 mayors and more than one million Americans. Today, Mayor Menino also called for Massachusetts’ interim Senate appointment to join the state’s delegation in fighting for gun reform.
The owner of a proposed Asian grocery store in North Quincy has reached an agreement with local labor leaders to use union labor to construct the store. The agreement would employ 150 union construction workers for approximately seven months.
Governor Deval Patrick today appointed William “Mo” Cowan as interim United States Senator, filling the seat left vacant by Senator John Kerry. Governor Patrick also announced that the Special Election to fill Senator Kerry’s seat will be held on June 25. Cowan will serve as interim senator until a new senator is elected on that date.
Mohegan Sun Chinese New Year Flower Market, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Feb. 6 – 9, Chinatown Greenway Park
Annual Chinatown Lion Dance Parade, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Feb. 17, 68 Harrison Avenue, East West Bank’s Community room