WESTON, CT — The 2019 municipal election is heating up in Weston and there are plenty of races with candidates eager to serve in elected office. Weston Patch asked candidates to answer questions about their campaigns and will be publishing candidate profiles as election day draws near. Hillary Koyner is running for re-election to the Board of Education as a Republican. She is the current chairperson on the Board of Assessment Appeals, and its current chairperson.Koyner received a BA from Brandeis University, and a MPH from Yale University, and has previously worked in the health care consulting industry and managed corporate health plans. She also serves as an Advocacy Ambassador in the Autism Speaks organizationKoyner has three children, ages 15, 14, and 12, attending Weston Public Schools, and she has been active in school parent-teacher organizations and served on the Executive Board of the Middle School PTO. If re-elected to the BOE, Koyner promises to: • Further … [Read more...] about Weston Candidate Profile: Hillary Koyner For Board of Education
Once upon a time you could enter the first floor of Boston's Copley Square public library and escape having to listen to the self-promotional chatter of corporate-sponsored or underwritten radio show hosts and their Establishment or celebrity guests, while you read a book or sat in front of your laptop. Yet nowadays, the two former longtime WTKK-FM commercial radio talk show hosts that the WGBH Educational foundation hired in 2013 to co-host its "Boston Public Radio" daily morning show, Margery Eagan and Jim Braude, are also broadcasting their 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. show, every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, from a WGBH studio on the BPL central library's first floor; and for 9 hours a week, the loud sound of their show's chatter blares throughout the public library's first floor. Braude, a 69-year-old former Cambridge City Council elected official who is also a former longtime news show host at the Comcast/NBC Universal corporate media conglomerate's New England Cable Network [NECN], … [Read more...] about Time To Tax WGBH Educational Foundation, Inc.?
Boston —On Wednesday, January 23rd, Latinos for Education announced ten leaders were selected to join its Latino Board Fellowship in Boston, an innovative initiative that helps diversify the city's educational leadership network. Luz Carrasquillo-Frazier, Vice President, Group Head of Talent and Inclusion and Diversity, National Grid Marion Davis, Communications Director, Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition Stephanie Fernandez, Assistant Dean, University of Massachusetts Boston Paula Garcia, Global Society Program and Partnership Manager, Wolters Kluwer Natalia Hilton, Director of Chapter Operations, Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting Juan Mejia, Senior Engineer of Engine Operability and Performance, GE Aviation Emily Rivera, Senior Project Manager, Liberty Mutual Walter Rodriguez, Attorney, Locke Lord LLP Andres Tejeda Soto, Senior Programmer / Business Analyst, Instrumentation Laboratory Andrea Wolfe, Managing Director, Mass Insight … [Read more...] about Latinos for Education Announces Third Cohort of Board Fellows
SUWANEE, GA — Collins Hill High School Principal Kerensa Wing was awarded the Principal of the Year award by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and her surprise reception was caught on camera. She is "recognized as the top principal across this nation," Peter Kruszynski of the National Association of Secondary School Principals said in the video. He called her an "outstanding leader" within the school and community, noting she continues to grow. She's seen with a bouquet of flowers high fiving students in the gymnasium. "I'm a little overwhelmed today," Wing said in an interview in the video. "When I turned the corner and saw all the people behind the doors (in the gymnasium) I was like 'oh my,'" she said, grinning. Dr. Steve Flynt, associate superintendent of Gwinnett County Public Schools, said he has never seen a staff as excited as the one working under Wing. "She's all about the students and the staff." "She's a collaborator... she doesn't make … [Read more...] about WATCH: GA Educator Wins Principal Of The Year Award
Vincent Justin has 21 days left to figure out where to go. That is one less than the number of years — 22 — he’s lived at the Creekview apartment complex on El Portal Drive straddling the Richmond-El Sobrante border. On July 29, he received a 60-day notice to vacate his third-floor unit so that the owners, PMI Properties, could perform structure repairs. Justin, a 68-year-old retired Muni bus driver, is one of a handful of tenants still living at the complex that PMI has been renovating since 2014, pushing out renters and rebuilding their old units into brighter spaces that will undoubtedly cost more than the $1,300 to $1,500 they now pay. A look at the PMI website explains its business model: “Renovating obsolete properties into hip ‘creative multifamily’ that appeal to Gen Y, creative class, urbanites.” That doesn’t describe Justin or the other retirees who are losing their homes. On a visit to the complex early this week, scaffolding, … [Read more...] about East Bay remodeling project leaves renters in bind