Sunday, February 17, 2013


-- for poor children and our economy

Art Rolnick,  a former economist at the Minnesota Federal Reserve bank, is a passionate advocate for high quality early childhood education -- as am I. The article

describes the path that led him to become so passionate. Try 16% return on investment.

Governor Patrick and President Obama highlighted this issue this year in their annual addresses. Now we need our congressional and state legislative leaders to act.


Why Gender Equality Stalled

               BY STEPHANIE COONTZ
Betty Friedan prompted a revolution in attitudes. But our system still favors old stereotypes.
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Thursday, February 14, 2013

See  Dr.  Brazelton's White House award ceremony

The White House awards ceremony will be streamed live here at approximately 11:00am EST on February 15.   

Wednesday, February 13, 2013


Do you want to apply for a higher education scholarship for 2013-2014?  Here is the information supplied by Minka Von Beuzecom

The deadline to apply for for this year's $2500 scholarship is March 11th. The City of Cambridge will award approximately 50 Cambridge residents of all ages attending higher education  classes. Funding will go directly to the college.and must be applied to the 2013-14 school year. 

or you can go directly the the city's website to download an application:

This is a great oppportunity for high school seniors or those attending a Community College or other college.

Good luck

Friday, February 8, 2013

Berry Brazelton

Renowned Cambridge pediatrician and now serving young children, particularly those from low-income families, will be honored by President Obama later in February. Dr. Brazelton, now 94 years old, is still going strong and working hard on our children's and communities" future. "I may be 94 years old, but I'm not done," says Dr. Brazelton.

He is one of my heroes.

T. Berry Brazelton, MD to receive Presidential Citizens Medal at White House ceremony

T. Berry Brazelton, MD
On Friday, February 15, President Obama will award Dr. Brazelton thePresidential Citizens Medal, the nation's second-highest civilian honor. Accepting on behalf of all children and their families, and all who protect and care for them, Dr. Brazelton is among a small number of recipients selected from nearly 6,000 nominations for this distinguished honor.

The White House awards ceremony will be streamed live here at approximately 1:00pm EST on February 15.   

Says Dr. Brazelton, "I may be 94 years old, but I'm not done. We must all speak up for the children we care for who so often are unable to speak for themselves. We know so much more now than back when I began practicing pediatrics more than 60 years ago. But we must do more to act on what we know if we are to ensure that all children grow up to become adults who can cope with adversity, strengthen their communities, constructively participate in civic life and nurture the next generation to be prepared to do the same."
According to the White House press release issued today, the Presidential Citizens Medal was established in 1969 "to recognize American citizens who have performed exemplary deeds of service for their country or their fellow citizens."