Monday, September 24, 2012
Add scientific research to your list of activities for children in Boston.
Even if you're buying diapers and wipes instead of No. 2 pencils and notebooks this month, you can still go back to school. The idea of college – sleeping in until your first class, learning instead of teaching, even institutional food (at least you didn’t have to cook it, and then do the dishes) – might be pretty appealing compared with, well, everything about being a grown-up. So, since there’s no escaping the grown-up part, here’s a compromise: Go back to school, and take the baby with you. In our research-rich city, you can make a little contribution to science by volunteering to participate in child development studies at many of the colleges and universities in Boston. Your child might be asked to perform simple tasks such as …
Friday, August 31, 2012
Moving Day is upon us. If you could get the returning college students to change one thing about how they act and interact, what would it be?
- BACK TO SCHOOL
Friday, August 31, 2012
That low, steady hum you hear in the distance is thousands of U-Haul and Ryder trucks descending on Boston. Saturday is Moving Day, when thousands of college kids return and move into their new apartments. It's also the day when many Boston residents hop a train out of town to avoid the chaotic swarms. The incomparable Universal Hub's yearly Storrow Drive pool may already be over, but moving trucks wedged under Storrow Drive underpasses is just one of the headaches the kids bring with them. If you had the chance to change one thing the college kids do in your neighborhood, what would it be? Would you rather they tone down the parties after 2 a.m., or stop using the space between parked cars as a personal lavatory? Or are we being too hard …
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Blackstone/Franklin Square Neighborhood Association's annual event is this Thursday, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Want to help college-bound high school seniors in the South End pay for their first-semester books, supplies or a computer? The Blackstone/Franklin Square Neighborhood Association is holding its annual Scholarship Fundraiser/Silent Auction from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at Estragon. The event, in its sixth year, provides $1,000 scholarships to the matriculating students in June to help defray some of their college costs, other than tuition. Last year, the association awarded eight scholarships, and, this year, members are hoping to give out more. Auction Items The silent auction items will include local art, gift certificates to South End restaurants and other South End retail items. There will also be a live auction with a one-of-a-…