Friday, April 26, 2013
The purpose is to let former employees and their families know help is available, the congressman says.
U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III, whose 4th district includes Attleboro, and the Department of Labor will host a town hall-style meeting May 3 for employees of this city's former Texas Insturments plant who may have developed cancer or other health problems because of exposure to radioactive material. The decision to hold the meeting comes after articles appeared in The Sun Chronicle earlier this year detailing how a large number of former employees suffering from cancer were receiving medical benefits through a DOL program. However, many others had not been informed about this service, the newspaper reported. Kennedy brought up the issue to TI CEO Richard Templeton in February during a congressional hearing on science and technology. Since then…
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Scott M. Pitas is an active engineering student at Bristol Community College while also working at Attleboro High School and raising a family.
Saturday, May 12, 2012
An Attleboro man was among 29 students honored by Gov. Deval Patrick on Thursday at the Grand Staircase in the State House in Boston. Scott M. Pitas, 39, had been named to the he Massachusetts Department of Higher Education's annual list of "29 Who Shine," which recognizes students who who "had a strong academic record and a history of civic engagement." Pitas' profile from the governor's office states: Scott Pitas is a Dean's List engineering student who maintained a rigorous course load at Bristol Community College while balancing a family and work as a peer tutor and substitute teacher in Attleboro High School's Career Vocational Technical Education program. Scott also serves on the Engineering Industrial Advisory Board at Attleboro …
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray spoke at Bristol Community College about science and technology education.
Massachusetts is looking to encourage students to look at science and technology related fields of study and employment though the continued development of its Science Technology Engineering Math Network. Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray spoke at Bristol Community College Thursday afternoon about the STEM Network and said he had spoken to many employers to see what they are looking for from recent graduates. “The number one issue is making sure we are workforce training, preparedness and education,” Murray said of the employers' needs. The hope is that STEM programs at younger age levels will help grow interest in these subjects which will continue throughout high school and college. As of now, only one-third of Bachelor's degrees earned in the …
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Bristol Community College will help residents develop workforce skills.
Attleboro residents can now take advantage of Bristol Community College's adult learners program, which offers low-income residents the opportunity to improve their math and reading skills. The Adult Education program was able to secure a federal grant to help adult learners get ready for the workforce by helping them to develop the necessary credentials and skills. The program, Targeted Skill Building for Workforce Solutions, is aimed at adults in the community who do not have a high school diploma or GED and do not have the efficient reading skills to secure a job. Now, however, they have a chance thanks to a $8,975 Community Development Block Grant, a grant from the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development. One portion of the grant…
Here's a reminder of what's going on around the city today.
St. Theresa of the Child Jesus is hosting its Cenacle for Life prayer group beginning at 9:30 a.m. Sturdy Memorial Hospital is hosting a Blood Drive today from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Up for a game of chess? The Attleboro Chess Club is meeting at Attleboro Public Library tonight at 6 p.m. All levels and all ages are welcome to participate. Bristol Community College is the location for the Bollywood Film Festival, the last part of the "Becoming an American" series. The film begins at 7 p.m. All submissions for the jewelry design contest being held by the The Women at Work Museum, Attleboro Jewelers and Women's Jewelry Association, ends today. The winner will be announced at the Expo for the Senses.
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Five things to know going on in the 'Boro today.
It will be hot today with a high of 81, according to the National Weather Service. The hot day temps will bring thunderstorms to the area and forecasters predict a 30 percent chance of rainfall. Bristol Community College is hosting a two-part seminar on "talking to teens about money" beginning today at 6:30 p.m. Summer Hours (Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) at the Attleboro Arts Museum begin today and run until Sept. 3. Sturdy Memorial Hospital is hosting a free "breathing club" support group from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. today in the hospital auditorium. Today is caps and gowns/ Sr. Obligations at Attleboro High School.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Becoming American continues to celebrate the Italian-Americans with Bocce Ball and card games
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Thursday, May 26, 2011
The Lloyd Balfour Riverwalk in Attleboro set the scene for Italian American residents to share some of their heritage with the community through games. Several people attended Tuesday's Italian Games Night at the park and the nearby Women at Work Museum as part of the "Becoming American" series sponsored by the Attleboro's 1ABC and the Attleboro Cultural Council. Each month the organizations have celebrated many of the immigrant populations that make up Attleboro. The program consists of a book to learn about the culture, a main event and a movie night. Bocce ball or "lawn bowling" as some like to call it is a game where the goal is to toss a smaller ball called a "jack" or pallino and then take turns to toss larger balls to get close to …
Lot's going on in the 'Boro and beyond today.
State Rep. Betty Poirier will hold public/open office hours from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Attleboro City Hall today. The Italian American Experience at Bristol Community College will be held tonight beginning at 7 p.m. There's a first time home buyers seminar being held just over the border in Mansfield beginning at 6 p.m. Attleboro High School Boys Varsity Tennis is being played at home beginning at 3:30 p.m. Final exams at Attleboro High School begin today. It's also graduation rehearsal at Bishop Feehan tonight.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Five to know going on in the 'Boro today.
It's Family Night at Bristol Community College tonight beginning at 5:30 p.m. St. Vincent de Paul pantry will be open at St. Theresa's of the Child Jesus Church from 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Attleboro Elks Club is hosting its weekly Wednesday BBQ beginning at 5 p.m. tonight. Grace Episcopal Church will be hosting a support group for the unemployed beginning at 10 a.m. The Attleboro Conservation Commission is holding a public hearing tonight beginning at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Monday, May 16, 2011
Here's what is going on in the 'Boro today.
The Attleboro Veteran's Dept. is hosting a training/orientation at the VFW on Park Street today at 10 a.m. There's a meeting of the Attleboro Land Trust tonight beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary. Bristol Community College is hosting an open house between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. tonight. The focus will be on advisement, transferring, student activities and more. The Attleboro School Committee is holding its curriculum and instruction sub-committee meeting at 6:30 p.m. The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life Team Captain Meeting is being held tonight beginning at 6 p.m. at Waters Church.