Member News & Views
Help collect cell phones for soldiers
Local business telecom company Sentenia Systems has partnered with Cell Phones for Soldiers by establishing a drop-off location for used cell phones. Donated phones are sold and the money is used to purchase calling cards for American troops, allowing thousands of soldiers to reconnect with their families by making a simple phone call. On average, one phone equals one hour of talk time. Look for the banner on the Sentenia building on Route 128 in Wakefield. A drop box is lo- cated in the vestibule of the building at 12 Teal Road in Wakefield. Drop off hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Member chef wins James Beard award
The 2011 James Beard Foundation Awards have been picked, and Tony Maws of Craigie on Main is among the winners. Tony has been selected as best chef for the Northeast. Maws, who was the only chef in New England to win an award this year, first opened Craigie Street Bistrot outside of Harvard Square nearly 10 years ago, eventually moving to Main Street between Central Square and Kendall Square in 2008. His restaurant has received many accolades, including from GQ magazine, the Food Network, and Food & Wine magazine.
Joe Mahoney receives Chairman’s pin
Joe Mahoney of Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., was awarded a Chairman’s Council Team Members’ pin at the firm’s 2011 National Conference for Professional Development in Las Vegas. This prestigious honor is achieved by a very small percentage of Raymond James associates. For more information, con- tact Joe at (617) 884-0001.
CSBA has a new Executive Director
Robin Lapidus is the new Executive Director of the Central Square Business Association (CSBA). She is well-known in the Cambridge community, having served as the Executive Director of the Harvard Square Business Association from 1999 to 2006 and as Director of Marketing and Events from 2006 to 2010. She was in- strumental in creating and producing signature events in Harvard Square. Membership growth and increased partnership between the association, the Central Square businesses and the city, plus more communication about Central Square events and activities, are Robin’s top priorities for the CSBA.
Song ushers in the fall in Cambridge
On Sunday, September 18, thousands of voices will join in song, including special musical guests, The Nields, as Revels celebrates the approaching Equinox with music, poetry and lots of communal singing at the 8th annual Revels RiverSing. Revels music director George Emlen leads this free outdoor celebration along the banks of the Charles near the Weeks Footbridge (Memorial Drive & DeWolf Street). Bring a blanket as picnics are encouraged. Before the sing, beginning at 5 p.m., family fun will take place in Harvard Square, including face paint- ing, a “honk” band, hula hoopers and a colorful puppet- filled parade to the river that all can join. For more information on Revels RiverSing and all things Revels visit www.revels.org
or call (617) 972-8300.
Biogen gives $150K to local nonprofits
The Biogen Idec Foundation awarded $150,000 in grants to two CCC member Cambridge-based science education programs, allowing nearly 200 students to participate in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) ed- ucation programs. East End House received $100,000 to expand its GENASAS (Generating and Evaluating New Adventures in Science After School) program, which teaches young people to think, question, hypothesize, test and observe like scientists. Science Club for Girls received $50,000 to pilot the “From A to Zebrafish” pro- gram, in which approximately 70 middle and high school girls will learn about zebrafish as a tool to understand biology and human disease.
CHA names Bayer as new acting CEO
The Board of Trustees at Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) has named Allison Bayer Acting Chief Executive Officer upon the departure of CEO Dennis D. Keefe, who leaves to become president and CEO of Care New England, a three-hospital system based in Providence, RI. With nearly 30 years experience in health care op- erations and management, Bayer has served since 2006 as Chief Operating Officer and since 2010 as CHA’s Executive Vice President. She led CHA through a signif- icant reconfiguration effort in 2009-10 and has worked closely with the board on an array of projects including the expansion of CHA into Malden and Everett and the development of CHA’s Patient-Centered Medical Home transformation.
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