Why fleeing beyond the suburbs to rural Massachusetts counties will change priorities to worry about.
Well, the Boston Federal Reserve Community Outlook Survey found that moving to rural Massachusetts from urban area changes what people worry about the most.
Make the move and the new list of concerns become: job availability, access to affordable housing, federal budget cuts, state budget cuts, and K–12 education. Also credit scores and home foreclosures appeared on the list of the top 10 challenges, displacing crime and vacant properties. When cruising on the open roads where houses are spread so far apart I have thought about what is it that people do out here for a living.
For more detailed information read more than a million people in rural Massachusetts or small town New England.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
MADISON PARK DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION ANNOUNCES NEW HIRE BROOKE WOODSON AS VICE PRESIDENT OF PROGRAMS Ex-Menino aide joins Roxbury community development organization
In his role at MPDC, Woodson will oversee operations at Hibernian Hall, government & media relations, and organizational administration.
Prior to joining Madison Park Development Corporation, Woodson served as Director of the City of Boston’s Small & Local Business Enterprise Office for 20 years. In this role Mr. Woodson managed the City’s contract compliance program as it relates to business and construction employment opportunities. He was responsible for the second largest certification agency in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts with a database of over 1000 businesses. He also oversaw compliance requirements related to over $2 Billion in private construction activity and $1.8 Billion in the City’s five year capital construction budget and served as Director of the Boston Employment Commission which oversees the Boston Residents Jobs Policy. Prior to being SLBE Director, Brooke served as Chief of Staff to the late City Council President Bruce C. Bolling.
Madison Park Development Corporation’s CEO Jeanne Pinado said, “Brooke’s background and expertise will allow us to expand our community economic development work in Roxbury.”
“I am excited to be joining MPDC which is an exemplary organization doing outstanding work in so many fields,” said Woodson. “As someone whose family comes from Roxbury, I truly appreciate MPDC’s work in rebuilding the community and I look forward to helping it move to even greater heights.”
Brooke is a graduate of Boston University with a Master’s Degree in Urban Affairs. He received his bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University. Brooke currently resides in Boston with his wife and son.
For additional comments, Brooke Woodson can be reached at 617-849-6240 or
Jeanne Pinado can be reached at 617-849-6220 or
About Madison Park Development Corporation
Madison Park Development Corporation (MPDC) was founded in 1966 when a group of community activists said no to the threatened destruction of their neighborhood. Over the past 46 years, MPDC has become a champion in revitalizing Lower Roxbury and saying yes to resident-led development and community empowerment. MPDC’s mission is to create quality, mixed-income housing, and to promote the renaissance of Dudley Square as a thriving neighborhood business district, recognized as a center of commerce and culture.
If you liked STOMP then you’ll love the astounding energy of Step Afrika!
TICKETs and show brochure Thurs – Sat | Nov 7 – 9, Cutler Majestic Theatre
Like a tap without shoes, or a band without instruments, stepping is percussive dance that uses kicks, stomps, claps and chants – all linked to African and modern dance traditions.
As the first professional company devoted to stepping, the world-renowned Step Afrika! brings a high-energy performance to the stage in this feast for both the eyes and ears.
Step Afrika! reaches tens of thousands of Americans each year and has performed on many stages in North & South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Caribbean.
WGBH, Massport, Tufts, freelance hirers … are accepting resumes tomorrow at (BH/Monster) JobFind – Marriot Copley from 10AM – 4PM
Keep a watch on the most recent job openings from
BRA ( Boston Redevelopment Authority
in the AboutBlackBoston.com Job Box
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Workplace Diversity Job Fair – Tues., Oct. 29
Marriot Copley from 10AM-4PM
Arbour Health System
Bay Cove Human Services
Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan
Boston Public Schools
Eliot Community Human Services
Ko Auto Group
Lincoln Technical Institute
Marriott International and The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company
Mass Eye and Ear
New England Research Institute
South Bay Mental Health
The Boston Consortium for Higher Education
Tufts Health Plan
VA Boston Healthcare System
and many, many more…
There is no cost or obligation to attend. Business attire is requested. The Workplace Diversity Job Fair is conducted in accordance with federal laws advocating employment of all individuals. The Workplace Diversity Job Fair is handicapped accessible.
If special arrangements are required, please call (617) 619-6168, no later than 2 days prior to the event.
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13th Annual Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival
Boston’s Largest, Most Popular Outdoor Festival
Celebrating Jazz: The Next Generation
* FESTIVAL IS RAIN OR SHINE *
WHAT: The 13th annual Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival, Presented by Natixis Global Asset Management. Music lovers jam six blocks with three stages of performances family activities, and booths with international food and crafts. The FREE outdoor festival has drawn as many as 80,000 attendees in past years.
WHO: 16 jazz and jazz-influenced artists from Boston and beyond, including Will Calhoun Trio, Meshell Ndegeocello, Christian Scott, Robin McKelle & the Flytones and more [stage times below].
WHEN: Saturday, September 28, Noon – 6:00 pm.
WHERE: Columbus Ave. between Massachusetts Ave. and Burke St., on the South End-Roxbury line.
Performers and Stage Times:
ARAMARK/Coca-Cola Stage At Burke St.
12:00 pm—Giorgi Mikadze Group
1:15 pm — Rick DiMuzio Quintet Featuring Lage Lund
2:30 pm — Matt Savage Quartet Featuring Bobby Watson
3:45 pm — Will Calhoun Trio
5:00 pm — Christian Scott
Natixis Global Asset Management Stage At Natixis Family Park
12:00 pm—Berklee City Music All-Stars Big Band
1:00 pm — Matt Jenson and the Liquid Revolution
2:15 pm — Berklee P-Funk Ensemble
3:30 pm — Meshell Ndegeocello
5:00 pm — Lawrence “Larry” Watson and the Workforce
Berklee Stage At Massachusetts Ave.
12:00 pm—The Simon Moullier Quartet – Jazz Revelation Records Student Band
1:15 pm — The Bell Affair Featuring Karen Bell
2:30 pm — Mike Tucker Trio +1 Featuring Warren Wolf
3:45 pm — Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors Featuring Adam Cruz
5:00 pm — Robin McKelle and the Flytones
She says “polls aren’t everything …” and speaks well of John Barros and election day details in audio by Charlotte Golar Richie.
Mayoral Poll Results are in!
September 18th – African American mayoral candidate Charlotte Golar Richie rises to 3rd place in the latest Suffolk University-Boston Herald mayoral poll while Barros dropped in standing since last poll was taken.
This seven minute audio file finds mayoral candidate Richie discussing poll results, end game strategy and her thoughts about candidate John Barros receiving the Boston Globe newspaper endorsement. Copyright 2013, Boston Herald Radio
MEL KING suggested that 1/3 of the new 30,000 units of housing being proposed by Mayor Menino be positioned below the $75,000 per household income mark the mayor has set for the new properties. King said on The Morning Show at Touch 106.1 FM that the median household income in Boston communities of color is slightly more than $30,000. If homes are being built for people who can afford them it would PREVENT ETHNIC CLEANSING from occurring in the City of Boston.
Download hundreds of affordable home locations in the greater Boston area.
*ENDORSED BY THE BOSTON GLOBE newspaper
Congrats to John Barros and his family’s newest baby! Mr. Barros has offered compelling reasons to elect him mayor of Boston. He’s a grad of Dartmouth College and a candidate for a Masters in Public Policy from Tufts University and has been the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative, Inc. Executive Director where over 200 permanent affordable homes were added to the city’s housing stock.
# Candidates of Color Forum For the Community By the community
The Freedom House explains why it did not permit the Candidates of Color forum for Boston mayor to be held on its property. Listen to Freedom House CEO Katrina Shaw on Touch 106.1 FM radio.
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Northeastern University, together with the Massachusetts State Supplier Diversity Office, is hosting a major Networking Event for local Boston area businesses.
Location: Northeastern University, Curry Student Center, 2nd floor Ballroom, located at 360 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
Time: Wednesday, August 21 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.
MISSION: This event gives local and minority businesses the opportunity to meet and present their companies to procurement professionals that may have diversity requirements for the procurement of their goods and services.
WHO BUYS and will be there: Northeastern University,Boston College, Boston University, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Emanuel College, Harvar
d University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Museum of Fine Arts, Simmons College, Tufts University, Commonwealth of Massachusetts and others.
And that location again is:
Northeastern University, on Huntington at the Curry Student Center, 2nd floor Ballroom
map it: http://www.northeastern.edu/campusmap/map/index.html
The registration deadline date posted is Friday, August 16, 2013 at 5:00PM BUT WE KNOW REGISTRATIONS WERE STILL BEING ACCEPTED Saturday August 17th..
Michael McNamara Reginald Nunnally
Director of Procurement Services Executive Director
Northeastern University Massachusetts Supplier Diversity Office