April 9, 2013
February 19, 2013
(West Roxbury)—Catholic Memorial School’s varsity wrestling team captured four individual titles at the Division II Metro Sectional Tournament on Saturday, February 16 at Quincy High School. Those earning titles included senior Paul Curtin (132-lbs.), juniors Brian Ferrara (113-lbs.) and Mark Gutierrez (120-lbs.) and sophomore Mike Aquino (106-lbs.).
“I’m proud of this team,” said Coach Alex Strum, who will lead them to states at Marshfield on February 19. “Four sectional titles is a school record and it was the most of any team in the section.”
Overall, the wrestling team finished 4th at Metro Sectionals, with the victory strengthened by senior Sean Sullivan, juniors Dylan Wolusky and Sean Loftus and sophomore Pat Ferzoco, all of whom placed.
February 6, 2013
Forget about the snow!! You only have a month to sign up for Parkway Little League. Click the link here to sign up your child online.
Register your player/s for the 2013 Spring Season.
If your oldest player 9-12 you pay $180.00
If your oldest player is 5-8 you pay $150.00
2nd player $75.00
3rd player $75.00
4th player or more is free
Registration closes on March 1st. After March 1st, there will be an INCREASED price and your player will be assigned to a team based on availability – (NO SPECIAL REQUESTS)
If your child is new to the league, he/she will not be placed on a team until you mail in a birth certificate and 3 proofs of address to: Parkway Little League, P.O. Box 320152, West Roxbury, MA 02132
February 5, 2013
Thursday, February 7, 11:00 a.m. at the Iannella Chamber, Boston City Hall, 5th Floor
Who: Boston City Councilor Matt O’Malley, City Council Committee on City, Neighborhood Services and Veterans Affairs
What: Boston City Councilor Matt O’Malley will explore best practices, safety and new technologies around the delivery of tap water in public places, including Boston’s parks and open spaces, at a public hearing of the City Council’s Committee on City, Neighborhood Services and Veterans Affairs.
Councilor O’Malley hopes to bring more bubblers, water fountains and water filling stations to neighborhoods across the city in an effort to make water more readily available to residents and visitors and to reduce the number of single use plastic bottles.
Councilor O’Malley wants to explore newly designed “tap stations,” which allow residents to re-use their own containers in a clean and sanitary way. Councilor O’Malley first called for a hearing on the proposal at the City Council’s weekly meeting on November 28, 2012. He re-filed the measure on January 14, 2013.
February 4, 2013
The Roslindale Community Center presently has openings in its morning pre-kindergarten programs and their after school day care programs. Registration for the February school vacation week is also now open. All programs are certified by the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC), and child care vouchers are accepted for most programs.
Programns with openings include:
Morning pre-kindergarten for ages 3.9 to 5.9 years
- Offering a 2-day, 3-day, or 5 day option
- 8 am to 12 pm.
After school day care for ages 3.9 to 12 years
- 5-day week, 2 pm to 6 pm in 2 age groupings.
- Child care vouchers accepted.
School vacation week (February vacation week)
- 8 am to 6 pm (4-day week)
- Parents provide bagged lunch.
- Child care vouchers accepted.
Full details can be found posted at the Roslindale Patch or feel free to contact the center at: 617-635-5185 or: email@example.com
February 3, 2013
It is time to sign up for Soccer. The 2013 season is right around the corner. See link below for the 2013 registration form that all players need to fill out.
1. This year for A DIVISION: players born in 2007 and 2008 (last year was 2006 and 2007 with a few exceptions). Players born in 2006 will be moved up to B DIVISION.
2. If a 2007 players wishes to stay with last year’s team, simply write ‘same coach’ or something else that is indicative on the registration form.
3. Also, if the players would like to be with friends, write the friends’ names on the registration form. Every accomodation possible will be made but there are NO guarantees.
4. First game of Spring season in Saturday, April 13. There will be 10 games, all on Saturdays (no game on Memorial Day weekend).
January 23, 2013
Get online now and join the latest trend in Parkway sports. Lacrosse. Check out their website for more information. Parkway Lacrosse!
U9 and U-11 have LIMITED openings! Register NOW! U-9 Registration will close on February 28. U-11 Registration will close on February 15. NO EXCEPTIONS!!!
January 17, 2013
Reappointed Vice Chair of Economic Development Committee
Boston City Councilor Matt O’Malley today was renamed Chair of the City Council’s Government Operations Committee by City Council President Stephen J. Murphy.
Councilor O’Malley was also re-named Vice Chair of the Economic Development Committee and as a member of the committees on: Ways & Means, Public Safety, Education, Housing, and Labor, Youth Affairs, and Human Rights. He will also serve on the newly created Global Opportunities and Innovation and Technology Committee.
The Government Operations Committee works on issues related to the structure and mechanics of city government and its departments, agencies, and commissions. All proposed ordinances and special laws are referred to this committee, which also aims to reduce overlap in city functions and programs. The committee also has oversight of the activities of the Mayor’s Office and numerous committees and boards.
During his first year as Chair, O’Malley convened numerous hearings and working sessions on a wide range of initiatives from creating a rental housing registry and developing rules to protect student athletes from head injuries to strengthening the city’s noise ordinance and imposing restrictions on satellite dishes.
“I am honored to be renamed Chair of the City Council’s Committee on Government Operations and I am grateful for President Murphy’s confidence in me,” said O’Malley, who represents Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury, parts of Roslindale and Roxbury, and the Back of the Hill. “Government Operations deals with the nuts and bolts of city government. I have enjoyed having a leadership role in developing and strengthening our city’s laws and ordinances. I look forward to another productive year.”
O’Malley also said he looks forward to working on all of the committees including the newly formed Committee on Global Opportunities and Innovation and Technology. “I am excited that the City Council will be taking a more active role in looking at how the city can use emerging technologies to make Boston more efficient for its workers, residents and visitors,” he said.
Councilor O’Malley represents West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, and parts of Roslindale and Mission Hill. He was elected to the District 6 seat on the City Council in a special election in November 2010. He was re-elected in November 2011. He also served as the Chair of the Council’s Committee on Environment & Health in 2010.
January 10, 2013
(West Roxbury) – CM’s Picturing America Writing Contest will crown its winners in the 3rd annual contest on Friday, January 25 at 11:00am in the CM Board Room at 235 Baker St in West Roxbury. The awards ceremony is open to the public.
William Martin ’68, award-winning and bestselling author of Harvard Yard, Back Bay and The Lincoln Letter will announce the winners in the fiction category. Michael Connelly ’82, author of The President’s Team: The 1963 Army-Navy Game and the Assassination of JFK and Rebound!: Basketball, Busing, Larry Bird, and the Rebirth of Boston, will announce the winners in the non-fiction category. Award-winning poet and CM writer in residence Barbara Helfgott Hyett, author of several books of verse including Rift, will announce the winners in the poetry category.
The annual Picturing America Writing Contest celebrates CM’s best writers in grades 7-12. It awards $500 in cash and prizes in the categories of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Students are invited each December to submit creative writing that responds to one of two prints, available in the CM library thanks to a National Endowment for the Humanities grant. Winning entries are published each spring in CM Magazine. The contest was recognized by the National Association of Independent Schools in 2012.
This year’s winners include students from West Roxbury, Wellesley, Stoughton, Framingham and Sharon.
A brief reception will follow the awards ceremony.
November 30, 2012
Urges Adoption of New Technologies to Encourage Health, Reduce Waste
Councilor O’Malley wants to explore the best practices, safety and new technologies around the delivery of tap water in public places, including Boston’s parks and open spaces.
Councilor O’Malley filed an order for a hearing at the City Council’s weekly meeting today. The order was sent to the City Council’s Environment and Human Rights Committee and a public hearing will be scheduled.
O’Malley hopes to bring more bubblers, water fountains and water filling stations to neighborhoods across the city. O’Malley sees the health and environmental benefits of tap water consumption as twofold; allowing individuals to further enjoy the city’s great resources and reducing waste from one use bottles.
According to the Environmental Working Group and Corporate Accountability International, environmental watchdog organizations, the City of Boston’s tap water is some of the cleanest, safest water in the nation. However, Massachusetts residents drink a staggering amount of bottled water – more than 300 million gallons in a year, making the Commonwealth 6th in the U.S. in overall consumption. Less than 20 percent of those bottles are recycled. The rest end up in landfills or on the roadside as litter. Additionally, the Pacific Institute, a nationally recognized environmental think tank, noted that bottled water is up to 2,000 times more energy intensive to produce than the region’s tap water. Read more