Interesting and worthwhile things happen every day in our community. Alas, we can’t cover them all. That’s where Inbox comes in, to offer readers an easily digestible compilation of interesting and noteworthy items you and your neighbors keep telling us about.
Worcester apartment complex lauded by energy dept.
Worcester’s Canterbury Towers, 6 Wachusett St., a multifamily housing community operated by Corcoran Management Co., is being recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy for leadership in energy management.
The 100,000-square-foot, 156-unit affordable apartment community has cut energy use by 30 percent and is saving $50,000 per year on its energy costs, thanks to its participation in the Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge. The Tower’s residents also say their apartments are more comfortable, thanks to the upgrades.
The Department of Energy and the Department of Housing and Urban Development will be touring Canterbury Towers from 10 to 11 a.m. Jan. 12.
WFD promotes eight
The Worcester Fire Department promoted eight at a ceremony last Wednesday at City Hall.Lieutenants Thomas Coyle Jr. and Brian McGurl were promoted to the rank of captain.
Promoted from Fire Fighter to Lieutenant were Thomas Fitman, Daniel Generelli, Matthew Johnson, Matthew Petty, Harold Rodriguez and Jesse Verdolino.
Anna Maria receives Schwartz Foundation grant
Anna Maria College has received a grant from the Schwartz Charitable Foundation to help the College of Health and Fire Sciences complete the purchase of a DART ECG Simulator.
The DART ECG Simulator will allow students of the College of Health and Fire Sciences further their knowledge and better prepare them for clinical practices and certification exams. The simulator is a new teaching software that replaces a defibrillator and ECG Rhythm Simulator. With this software students will have the opportunity to practice defibrillation, synchronized cardioversion, transcutaneous pacing and so much more. The $1,500 grant will fund the purchase of the simulator.
“We are grateful to have the Schwartz Charitable Foundation’s generous support for our College of Health and Fire Sciences, particularly our paramedic science students,” said Judith Kenary, associate vice president of academic affairs.
Western New England University scholarships available for local students
Western New England University announced a new Business Impact Scholarship to support the recent surge of economic development in the Greater Springfield area. The scholarship is available immediately to Massachusetts residents from Worcester, Hampden and Hampshire counties who are enrolled in the university’s College of Business starting in the fall.
“For nearly a century, the College of Business at Western New England has educated and prepared Massachusetts residents to become successful business leaders, and our alumni lead many regional businesses and nonprofit organizations,” explained Dr. Robert Kleine, dean of the College of Business. “This scholarship is an investment in preparing the next generation to provide leadership in the regional economy.”
The Business Impact Scholarship will be awarded automatically beginning with the fall 2017 semester, to the eligible students who enroll in the AACSB-accredited College of Business at Western New England University. The $2,000 award will be in addition to an incoming student’s academic merit scholarship, which will range up to $20,000 per year. The Business Impact Scholarship and the Academic Merit scholarship are renewable for all years of full-time undergraduate study in the university’s College of Business, to students in good academic standing.
Moore announces 78th Citizens’ Legislative Seminar
Sen. Michael O. Moore, D-Millbury, announced that the 78th Citizens’ Legislative Seminar (CLS) will be held March 21-22 at the Statehouse.
Residents of the Second Worcester District who are interested in being nominated by Moore to participate are encouraged to contact the office by Jan. 20.CLS is a citizen seminar that aims to better educate the public on the commonwealth’s legislative process. This two-day seminar features presentations by senators and staff on aspects of the day-to-day experience of legislators in the commonwealth.
CLS is a citizen seminar that aims to better educate the public on the commonwealth’s legislative process. This two-day seminar features presentations by senators and staff on aspects of the day-to-day experience of legislators in the commonwealth.
Topics will include the history and process of the Legislature, the parliamentary role of the Clerk of the Senate, and the future of the Legislature.
“I encourage residents of the Second Worcester District to participate in this unique learning experience,” Moore said. “The program provides a firsthand opportunity to engage in the legislative process, and to get a better understanding of the work done by legislators and staff on Beacon Hill.”