Monthly Archives: February 2011

Human Service Idea Starter: Volunteer Food Pantry

Wendell, MA, has a volunteer sponsored food pantry, “Good Neighbors,” that serves residents of Wendell and New Salem. The pantry provides free food and information about referral services to other programs serving low-income individuals and families. The food pantry also … Continue reading

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New Report Gives Overview of School Board Workings

The National School Boards Association, the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, and the Iowa School Boards Foundation recently released School Boards Circa 2010: Governance in the Accountability Era, a report designed to give new insights into the workings of America’s nearly … Continue reading

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This Week’s New England City & Town Weekly Dispatch

To access this week’s issue of New England City & Town Weekly Dispatch, please visit: New England City & Town Weekly Dispatch – 28 February 2011

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Idea Starter: Adopt a Bus Stop

In many areas of New England during this winter, public transportation patrons often had a difficult time waiting for a bus. Because of snow piles at bus stops, patrons often had to wait in the street, putting themselves in danger … Continue reading

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Bourne, MA, Firefighter Fired for Facebook Posts

A Bourne, MA, firefighter was recently fired for violating fire department rules and regulations by posting what was termed negative messages and images on his Facebook page. To access a Bourne Courier article on this event, please visit: Bourne Courier: … Continue reading

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Recreation Idea Starter: Rookie Rugby

The Rindge, NH, Recreation Department will be offering a youth instructional rugby program known as Rookie Rugby. Designed and tested by the USA Rugby Organization, Rookie Rugby is a non-contact variation of the game developed to introduce youth to the … Continue reading

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Youth Services Idea Starter: Communication Skills Workshop Series

The Wellesley, MA, Youth Commission is sponsoring a workshop series, “Speak Well, Stand Out,” for the community’s youth. The series, over a period of four Thursday evenings (7:00-8:30 PM), is designed to help young people improve their communication skills with … Continue reading

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