Stuart Spina videoed the Red Line shuttle today.
Citing her leadership on environmental issues and commitment to addressing climate change, the Massachusetts League of Environmental Voters endorses state Sen. Katherine Clark for Congress.
The Hallmark Health Center for Healthy Minds at Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford provides comprehensive assessment and treatment service for older adults living in the community who are facing difficult challenges such as depression and sadness, memory loss, confusion, difficulty coping with illness or loss of independence.
Housing Families (HFI) is hosting its annual holiday gift drive to benefit homeless families and at at-risk children experiencing the strain of extreme financial difficulties.
A special committee to guide the city’s response to a racial discrimination and retaliation lawsuit that cost Cambridge $14 million is on hold while the councilor who put in the request for the committee is recovering from a medical procedure.
Ask a person older than 60 where they were around midday of Nov. 22, 1963, and most of them could tell you what they were wearing, what they were doing and how they were feeling. Many rushed to televisions – but more likely radios – to affirm the fateful news they had heard about John F. Kennedy getting shot. In that moment, a memory was created of the 35th President of the United States; a memory so strong that it is commemorated 50 years later.
Already some 11 years in the making, the skatepark planned for underneath the Zakim Bridge will have to wait a little longer.
Union members are accusing the Cambridge Police Department of using excessive force to break up a protest that allegedly turned violent. Both the police and union members say the other group instigated the altercation.
Priscilla Johnson McMillan was furious when her friend told her President John F. Kennedy had been shot. Standing in the parking lot of the Brattle Inn, she simply did not want to believe that “Jack,” her once close, but sometimes elusive, friend was gone.
The world is changing for the children at the Sacramento Street Preschool: they are learning the letters of the alphabet. They have mashed Play-Dough into letters, they have cut letters from magazines and pieced them into collages, and they have gripped stamps with determined fingers and pressed letters onto paper—firmly, to capture the dot on the “i” and the tail of the “y.” They have sung songs about letters, including that classic that begins with “A” and ends with “me.” They took a “letter walk” through the neighborhood, and every time someone spotted a letter, a teacher snapped a photo. According to teacher Molly Julin, when everyone returned to the classroom, the children were “really, really excited” to print the photos and cover the classroom walls with these souvenirs from their adventure.
“Everyone has something they’re great at,” says Juhlin. “It’s fun to discover what that is.” To that end, teachers create curriculum accessible to multiple learning styles, and children have many opportunities to explore new activities and new ideas.
According to teacher Emily Lapean, “We don’t prepare kids for kindergarten in the traditional way.” Instead, teachers focus on providing children with a sense of structure and empowering them to feel confident in their abilities. But most of all, children are encouraged to play. In pleasant weather, they can romp around the shaded backyard, climb Fort Agassiz, or dig in the sandbox. Once a week, they visit Maud Morgan Arts next door for an arts and crafts session. The goal of every activity at Sacramento Street Preschool, says Juhlin, is “to make each child’s first school experience a positive one.”
The Sacramento Street Preschool serves children between the ages of two years nine months old and five years old. Online registration is now open for new and returning families. Kim Baldasaro conducts tours on Tuesdays at 10 am, or you can contact her at email@example.com or (617) 349-6287 x14 to schedule a different time.
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