New Jewish TV Show for Kids

New Jewish TV Show for Kids Shaboom!

“Shaboom!,”an animated web series premiering this spring from non-profit G-dcast, combines the best elements of children’s television with wisdom from the Jewish tradition to teach everyday values to children through magic, comedy and silly songs. Each of the ten children’s episodes is accompanied by a separate video for parents that delves into the episode’s value, […]

Plato’s Closet Waltham is Open to Buy!

Plato’s Closet Waltham is now Open to Buy!   Plato’s Closet is excited to join the community at our new store on the Newton/Waltham line! Plato’s Closet is a “sister store” to Play It Again Sports. We buy and sell gently used clothing and accessories for teens and young adults: girls and guys. We pay cash on the […]

FC Boston Loses Breakers Academy

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Merger between FC Bolts and Boston Breakers Academy/Scorpions was to combine two clubs that had an academy program for boys and girls. Less than six months after the merger, Breakers Academy announced that they are dropping the Scorpions and replacing them with NEFC. Why did Boston Breakers drop the Scorpions? Today, the Boston Breakers announce […]

Our Principal’s Wife’s Life Lesson from Their Son

Janet Chitty Mark Chitty Principal of Peirce Elementary School in Newton

From Janet Chitty, wife of Mark Chitty, principal of Peirce Elementary School in Newton pens an article on life lesson learned from her son. This is from Boston Parents Paper. 

New Valeo’s Girls Director!

New Valeo's Girls Director!

Valeo Families, Kia McNeill the girls director at Valeo FC was recently offered the women’s head coaching position at Brown University. It was a difficult decision for Kia to make, but in order to pursue an amazing opportunity, Kia has decided to step down from her position. Kia made a positive impact on the lives […]

The Dos and Don’ts of Coats and Car Seats

The Dos and Don'ts of Coats and Car Seats

The Dos and Don’ts of Coats and Car Seats Tips by: Allana Pinkerton, Global Safety Advocate for Diono  BIG DON’T: Never place a child in a car seat with a thick, bulky winter coat because the harness might not be snug enough to perform as it should during a crash. WHY? If they are wearing […]

Safety Issue on Washington Street

Dear Mr. McGonagle, Over the years, I have noticed the City several times about the blockage of the public sidewalk in front of 1900 Washington Street. This becomes more of an issue during the snow season as the sidewalk plow goes around the blockage by plowing into the street then re-entering past the blockage. This forces pedestrians onto Route 16 and into East bound traffic. The City's last response, several years ago, was that the owner had been sent a letter. The pictures below identify the problem. I believe that such behavior violates a City ordinance. Additionally, as their property appears to jut out beyond their abutting property, in the foreground, Perhaps a matter for zoning. I wonder if they have intruded into City property. The last two pictures identify a problem that has existed since the sidewalk was redone years ago. The sidewalk plow cannot pass the pole in the middle of the walkway. That also forces the predestinations onto Route 16. Finally, I hope that the City has acquired a better sidewalk plow as for years the blade never gotten near the ground and the snow is only compacted by the plow's tracks. That results in an icy condition after it has been walked upon and then freezes. Footprints are frozen in the walkway creating a hazardous condition. BARRELS 1.jpg BARRELS 2.jpg 2016-01-13 WASHINGTON STREET 008.jpg 2016-01-13 WASHINGTON STREET 010.jpg Thank you for your attention to this matter, Bill

Dear Mr. McGonagle, Over the years, I have noticed the City several times about the blockage of the public sidewalk in front of 1900 Washington Street. This becomes more of an issue during the snow season as the sidewalk plow goes around the blockage by plowing into the street then re-entering past the blockage. This […]

Parenting children with ADD/ADHD by Cybill Goldberg

Cybill Goldberg Newton MA

I met Cybill when my son was in preschool. She’s a very together person and when I learned that she is now a practicing therapist, I asked her to guest blog for me. If you want to reach her, her contact information is: Cybill S. Goldberg, LICSW CG@CGmentalhealthservices.com 617-331-0959 634 Commonwealth Ave Ste 205 Newton, […]

Norovirus in the News

Norovirus in the News

Norovirus in the News: Norovirus is a very contagious virus. You can get norovirus from an infected person, contaminated food or water, or by touching contaminated surfaces. The virus causes your stomach or intestines or both to get inflamed (acute gastroenteritis). This leads you to have stomach pain, nausea, and diarrhea and to throw up. […]

6 Food Myths That Are Making Kids Fat

Dr. Dyan Hes, Medical Director of Gramercy Pediatrics

According to the Center for Disease Control, obesity rates in children are twice what they were 30 years ago. Many parents are unsure why their child is seemingly unable to stop gaining weight. Dr. Dyan Hes, Medical Director of Gramercy Pediatrics, explains some of the common food myths that are making kids fat. “There is […]