Fontbonne student wins prestigous art award

News release from Fontbonne Academy

Julia Himmel

Fontbonne Academy junior, Julia Himmel of Quincy, was recently honored in New York City’s Carnegie Hall with a silver medal at the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards National Celebration for her photography.

The COA Offers New Programming for Milton’s Boomers

by Connie Spiros, Friends of the Milton COA

It’s not news that the generation of Baby Boomers makes up the largest generation in our history. According to an AARP survey using data collected from the US Census Bureau, in 2011, more than 2.5 million people celebrated their 65th birthday. The Milton Council on Aging (COA), wants to offer new options to Milton’s “Boomers” and tailor workshops and events to their specific interests and challenges.

Cooperative Elder Services provides support services for elders

Cooperative Elder Services, Inc, an Adult Day Health and Alzheimer’s Day Program located at 1200 Brush Hill Rd, Milton provides respite care and a safe, structured environment for elders. The program serves elders from Milton, Hyde Park, Mattapan, Randolph, Roxbury, Dorchester, Quincy, Stoughton, Dedham, Westwood, Norwood, and Canton.

Becky Padera appointed to vacant School Committee seat

by Frank Schroth

In a joint meeting the Board of Selectmen and School Committee voted unanimously to appoint Becky Padera to the School Committee seat vacated by Denis Keohane. Mr. Keohane resigned from the committee when he was elected to the Board of Selectmen. It is difficult to know who to congratulate first, Ms. Padera on her appointment, or the School Committee for managing to whittle down a field of 11 to a single recommendation for the Board of Selectmen.

Fire damages two boats at Milton yard

from Boston.com – Metro Desk

A 22-foot Boston Whaler boat caught fire this afternoon and the flames spread to a second boat before firefighters were able to bring the situation under control, according to the Boston Fire department. (Read the full story here.)