Affordable Housing Assistance To Be Offered To Residents At Town Hall On

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Metro North Regional Housing Services Office’s Housing Coordinator Laurie Stanton will be holding office hours on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, from 2pm to 4:30pm, in Wilmington Town Hall’s Small Conference Room. Stanton will assist residents with their affordable housing questions.The Metro North Regional Housing Services Office helps people find affordable housing in Reading, North Reading, Wilmington, and Saugus.If you are unable to attend office hours on this date, future dates will be announced. Laurie can also be reached at her Reading Office at 781-942-6667 during normal business hours.(NOTE: The above announcement is from the Town of Wilmington.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedAffordable Housing Assistance To Be Offered To Residents At Town Hall On October 2In “Government”Affordable Housing Assistance To Be Offered To Residents At Town Hall On April 25In “Government”Affordable Housing Assistance To Be Offered To Residents On December 5 & December 19 At Town HallIn “Government”last_img read more

SO Son of Sathymurthy Box Office Collection Allu Arjun Starrer Crosses 1

first_imgAllu Arjun in ‘S/O Satyamurthy’TwitterTelugu movie “S/O (Son of) Satyamurthy” is cruising to become the biggest Telugu film ever released in the United States. The Allu Arjun starrer has managed to reach the $1million mark in the country in four days, the highest for a Telugu movie. It is also the second film in 2015 to reach the landmark figure in box office collections; the earlier movie to do so was Jr NTR starrer “Temper”, in six days. “Temper” was released in 130 screens across the US whereas the Allu Arjun movie was released in 153 screens. Industry analyst Taran Adarsh has hinted that the movie might break records soon.As you read this, #SonOfSatyaMurthy [Telugu] crosses $ 1 million mark in USA [already $ 1,001,184]. Still counting. Final data in some time.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) April 12, 2015″S/O Satyamurthy” also became the second-highest grossing Telugu flick from its premier shows, earning ₹ 3.01 crore in the first two days itself.Telugu film #SonOfSatyaMurthy takes an AWESOME start in USA. Wed $ 347,267, Thu $ 136,168. Total: $ 483,435 [₹ 3.01 cr]. @RentrakIndia — taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) April 10, 2015Besides “Temper”, eleven Telugu movies had reached the $1 million mark in box office collections in the US. These include “Attarintiki Daredi” , “Aagadu”, “Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu”, “1: Nenokkadine”, “Race Gurram”, “Manam”, “Baadshah”, ” Gabbar Singh”, ” Eega” and “Dookudu”.For actress Samantha Prabhu, it’s her fifth movie to achieve such a feat after “Attarintiki Daredi”, “Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu”, “Manam” and “Dokudu”. For Allu Arjun, this is his second movie after “Race Guram”. For director Trivikram too, it is his second movie to reach the landmark figure, after “Attarintiki Daredi”.last_img read more

DC School Suspensions Drastically Down But Concerns Remain

first_imgOn Jan. 6, the District’s Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) released a report, “State of Discipline: 2015-2016 School Year” that documented the falling number of suspensions in D.C. schools. The report also outlined procedures designed to make sure the practice is executed in the best interest of the city’s school children and families.D.C. Council member David Grosso is the chairman of the Committee on Education. (Courtesy Photo)D.C. Council member David Grosso (I-At-Large) convened a roundtable with the title of the report as the hearing topic and said while the numbers of suspensions are decreasing, more work needs to be done. “We are seeking ways to reduce out-of-school suspensions,” Grosso said. “Studies have shown that out-of-school suspensions negatively impact the community.”Roundtables are information gathering sessions for D.C. Council members with no legislative business.The report said the number of suspensions went from 11,000 in total in school year 2013-2014 to 6,695 in 2015-2016. It also noted that the number of students suspended decreased from 5,758 in school year 2013-2014 to 4,097 in 2015-2016.Of those suspended, the report said, Black males were 5.8 times more likely to endure that type of punishment than other males. Overall, the report showed that all students expelled during the 2015-2016 school year were either Black or Latino and while Blacks make up less than 70 percent of the school population, they were 97 percent of those expelled.Arthur Fields, the interim special advisor for Student Services for the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS), said suspensions are headed down. “I oversee the District’s work surrounding behavior, attendance, and health and wellness. And we are particularly proud of the work DCPS has accomplished over several years to strengthen school climate, increase school attendance, and ensure that students have the services and supports they need to thrive in our schools,” Fields said. “All of this has contributed to a noticeable decrease in DCPS’ suspensions and it has directly impacted our overall attendance, and is most likely affecting student, teacher, and parent satisfaction.”One parent that hasn’t been satisfied with the school systems disciplinary process is Eleasah Banks. Banks, a resident of Southeast Washington, told Grosso that her daughter was “suspended for three days for bringing a weapon to school.”Grosso was surprised when he found that the “weapon” was a sharply pointed yet dull, key chain.“Many parents have to work to take care of their families and they can’t come to the school to resolve discipline issues,” Patricia Wedderburn, a staff attorney with Advocates for Justice & Education, said. “That’s where we come in and we try to resolve these issues at the school level before a suspension takes place.”“I know this subject well because I served as the Ward 8 member of the D.C. State Board of Education,” D.C. Council member Trayon White (D-Ward 8) said. “When boys miss school they tend to drop out. Suspension is part of the school to prison pipeline.”Retired D.C. Superior Court Judge Arthur L. Burnett Sr., chairman and president of the Youth Court of the District of Columbia, told Grosso that many students who are repeatedly suspended come from homes where domestic violence, drugs, and prostitution take place and teachers and administrators need to be more sensitive to that. “When a sleeping student pushes a teacher away, that is not a cause for a suspension but understanding,” he said.Fields said that to address misbehaving students, the school system has instituted programs such as the School Climate Initiative, designed to make schools a wholly positive environment for students; Restoring Justice, that works with social service agencies to create a positive school culture and developing relationships with students; and ninth grade academies that focus on preparing students for higher academic demands.last_img read more