BPS wins support from national collaborative to extend school day in Dorchester, Mattapan and the North End
Interim Superintendent John McDonough announced today that three BPS schools have been selected to join a national cohort — called the TIME Collaborative — that are significantly expanding and redesigning their school calendars in an effort to dramatically improve student learning.
Governor Deval Patrick today joined Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard Davey and MBTA General Manager Dr. Beverly Scott to officially open the Four Corners Commuter Rail Station and celebrate the recent improvements made along the entire Fairmount Commuter Rail Line. The new stations and other improvements along the line will improve public transportation in the neighborhoods of Dorchester, Roxbury and Mattapan.
Mayor Menino announces Boston Moves for Health will team with Weight Watchers for innovative pilot program at health centers
On behalf of Mayor Thomas M. Menino, Dr. Barbara Ferrer, Executive Director of the Boston Public Health Commission, joined Daniel Boockvar, Weight Watchers International, Inc.’s Senior Vice President of U.S. Operations, to announce a new program that will offer discounted Weight Watchers memberships to eligible Boston residents. As part of Mayor Menino’s Boston Moves for Health initiative, Weight Watchers, a leader in weight management services that has helped millions of people worldwide, will work with Dorchester House Multi-Service Center, Mattapan Community Health Center, and East Boston Neighborhood Health Center to provide steeply discounted weight loss and weight management services for up to 1,000 qualifying participants beginning in January.