• Come celebrate the World Premiere of 9-Man with Director Ursula Liang!

    World Premiere of 9-Man with Director Ursula Liang!

    9-MAN WORLD PREMIERE Independent Film Festival Boston Sunday April 27th, 1pm Somerville Theatre, main screen 55 Davis Square Advance tickets ($1 cheaper)   The Chinese Historical Society of New England and the Boston Asian American Film Festival/AARW host a special reception in Davis Square following the screening at the Somerville Theatre, part of the Independent […]

  • cooking class book event for kids Wellesley book store

    Kids Cooking Class with ChopChop Cookbook at Wellesley Book Store

    Kids Cooking Class with ChopChop Cookbook at Wellesley Book Store ChopChop Magazine Editor Sally Sampson has expanded the boundaries of her kids cooking magazine with a new cookbook: CHOPCHOP: The Kids’ Guide to Cooking Real Food with Your Family. Complete with family-favorite recipes from the magazine plus dozens of new recipes, the ChopChop cookbook redefines […]

  • The Mickey Rooney Role Nobody Wants to Talk Much About

    WSJ: The Mickey Rooney Role Nobody Wants to Talk Much About

    Paramount, the studio behind “Breakfast” has now acknowledged Yunioshi as such a toxic caricature that its canonical “Centennial Collection” DVD release of the film includes a companion documentary, “Mr. Yunioshi: An Asian Perspective,” which features Asian American performers and advocates in conversation about the role’s lasting cultural impact and the broader context of Asian and […]

  • Peirce Elementary School Newton new playground

    200 Volunteers Needed for Peirce Community Playground Build!

    Earlier this school year, the Peirce elementary school community came together to raise funds to build a much needed new playground at their school. Their current playground has begun to rot and Newton Parks and Recreation has reported that it will soon be unsafe for play. The new playground, which will be assembled over the […]

  • 'Thoroughly Modern Millie' play draws controversy in Mass. over racial stereotyping

    Thoroughly Racist ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’

    Thoroughly Racist ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’ from Resist racism and eat your carrots Posted on March 25, 2014 by resistance  Why does the white version of anti-racism rely on committing racist acts and then using them as “teachable moments”?  If I want to teach students about violence, I don’t punch them and then tell them it’s wrong.  If I teach […]

Newton: A Great Place to Live!

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Come celebrate the World Premiere of 9-Man with Director Ursula Liang!

World Premiere of 9-Man with Director Ursula Liang!

9-MAN WORLD PREMIERE Independent Film Festival Boston Sunday April 27th, 1pm Somerville Theatre, main screen 55 Davis Square Advance tickets ($1 cheaper)   The Chinese Historical Society of New England and the Boston Asian American Film Festival/AARW host a special reception in Davis Square following the screening at the Somerville Theatre, part of the Independent […]

Rosie's Place mother days gift fundraiser

Mother’s Day Gift Idea to Help Homeless Women at Rosie’s Place

Rosie’s Place‘s social enterprise is the Women’s Craft Cooperative (WCC). Through introducing women to craft skills and the basics of merchandising, the cooperative aims to foster self-esteem and creativity, along with employable skills. Our products are of the highest quality and not only make special gifts, but are a meaningful way to directly benefit the […]

Understanding Our Differences Gala

Understanding Our Differences Gala

Join Understanding Our Differences on Sunday, May 4, and meet Dick and Rick Hoyt just two weeks after their final Boston Marathon. Both of the Hoyts will speak, sharing their inspirational story and powerful message, “Yes You Can!” You are invited to enjoy our 35th Anniversary Gala celebration in a stunning setting – at the Community Rowing Harry Parker Boathouse right […]

cooking class book event for kids Wellesley book store

Kids Cooking Class with ChopChop Cookbook at Wellesley Book Store

Kids Cooking Class with ChopChop Cookbook at Wellesley Book Store ChopChop Magazine Editor Sally Sampson has expanded the boundaries of her kids cooking magazine with a new cookbook: CHOPCHOP: The Kids’ Guide to Cooking Real Food with Your Family. Complete with family-favorite recipes from the magazine plus dozens of new recipes, the ChopChop cookbook redefines […]

Poland Spring One Fund Cheer Fundraiser

Cheer at Mile 19 to Raise Money for One Fund

This year, Poland Spring, the Official Bottled Water of the Boston Marathon, is committed to helping raise the spirits of spectators and those running the race. Not only will Poland Spring be there handing out water to make sure runners stay hydrated, they’ve also commissioned a “Cheer Meter” at Mile 19 – an interactive installation […]

The Zigzag kid film and essay contest

The Zigzag Kid Film and Essay Contest at West Newton Cinema

With the upcoming release of film “The Zigzag Kid,” on April 25, 2014 at The West Newton Cinema, we, the film makers,  invite kids to enter  an essay contest. “The Zigzag Kid” is a witty, spirited and action-­packed adventure about an almost thirteen-year-­old boy named Nono and his world of confusions, fears and fantasies. Nono longs to be […]

Dana Farber Team New Balance Falmouth Road Race

Join Dana-Farber team for New Balance Falmouth Road Race

Join the official Dana-Farber team in the New Balance Falmouth Road Race on August 17, and raise funds to help Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund conquer cancer. Falmouth’s picturesque seven-mile course winds along tree-lined roads and beautiful beaches, attracting local and international runners. Apply today for a guaranteed spot on Dana-Farber’s official Falmouth […]

The Mickey Rooney Role Nobody Wants to Talk Much About

WSJ: The Mickey Rooney Role Nobody Wants to Talk Much About

Paramount, the studio behind “Breakfast” has now acknowledged Yunioshi as such a toxic caricature that its canonical “Centennial Collection” DVD release of the film includes a companion documentary, “Mr. Yunioshi: An Asian Perspective,” which features Asian American performers and advocates in conversation about the role’s lasting cultural impact and the broader context of Asian and […]

Aristotle Circle Peers

Aristotle Circle Peers Recruiting Tutors

Aristotle Circle Peers has recently opened a branch in the Greater Boston Area and has started building a strong network of tutors! We recruit high achieving students to tutor and mentor peers of all ages in K-12 subjects. We offer 1:1 academic tutoring, test preparation, homework coaching, study skills support, and extracurricular activities including sports! Our tutors […]

Peirce Elementary School Newton new playground

200 Volunteers Needed for Peirce Community Playground Build!

Earlier this school year, the Peirce elementary school community came together to raise funds to build a much needed new playground at their school. Their current playground has begun to rot and Newton Parks and Recreation has reported that it will soon be unsafe for play. The new playground, which will be assembled over the […]

'Thoroughly Modern Millie' play draws controversy in Mass. over racial stereotyping

Thoroughly Racist ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’

Thoroughly Racist ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’ from Resist racism and eat your carrots Posted on March 25, 2014 by resistance  Why does the white version of anti-racism rely on committing racist acts and then using them as “teachable moments”?  If I want to teach students about violence, I don’t punch them and then tell them it’s wrong.  If I teach […]

Promise Tomorrow

Brendan Duggan and Michael Garfinkle composed “Promise Tomorrow” in memory of their classmate and friend Roee Grutman, 17, who in February became the third teenager in Newton to commit suicide this school year. “Sat there for hours and I swear I didn’t move What to say what to think — it was all in my […]