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first_imgSaint Michael’s College,Fiske Guide to Colleges in 2012 and the Princeton Review’s Best 376 Colleges 2012 edition.  The Fiske Guide is widely sold as ‘the #1 best-selling guide to colleges.’ And the Princeton Review’s Best 376 Colleges is called ‘the Princeton Review’s flagship college guide.’ ‘We’re very pleased to be included in these guides; we know that these are among the most important resources for students and their parents in making college choices, so it’s wonderful for Saint Michael’s to be described in books that get into the hands of so many families across the nation,’ said Saint Michael’s President John J Neuhauser. Being selected for these guides in the first place is the big step, since each book selects only about 15 percent of the nation’s colleges and universities for inclusion in its publication. On top of being included, Saint Michael’s was deemed a ‘Best Buy’ in the Fiske Guide, one of 49 institutions so named. Saint Michael’s made the 6th best in the Princeton Review category ‘best gown-gown relations’ and was deemed ‘a best Northeastern college.’ Neither guide ranks the colleges overall from 1 to 376 (that’s left to U. S. News). These two guides simply select the schools they deem academically worthy for inclusion, based on interviews, visits and research.  They also make sure to include schools located across the whole U.S. geography and schools of all sizes. Saint Michael’s is a Fiske Guide ‘Best Buy’‘All of the Best Buy schools fall into the inexpensive or moderate price category, and most have four- or five-star academics ratings,’ according to the Fiske Guide’s  press release, which said further, that despite rising tuition rates, ‘there are some bargains to be found in higher education.’ The Fiske Guide Best Buys are ‘schools that offer outstanding academics with relatively moderate prices,’ Saint Michael’s among them.  Founded and written by Edward B. Fiske, who was education editor of the New York Times for 17 years, the Fiske Guide has come to be widely regarded as the leading college search book. It has been published for more than 25 years, helping untold numbers of students, parents, and counselors gain an independent perspective on the distinctive personalities of ‘the best and most interesting colleges and universities in the U.S., Canada, and Great Britain,’ according to the announcement of the book’s release.Saint Michael’s is #6 nationally in ‘good town-gown relations’ and ‘a best Northeastern college’ in Princeton Review’s Best 376 Colleges‘Our choices are based on institutional data we collect about schools, our visits to schools over the years, feedback we gather from students attending the schools, and the opinions of our staff and our 28-member National College Counselor Advisory Board,’ said Robert Franek, Princeton Review VP and author of The Best 376 Colleges.last_img read more

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An 18-year-old man was found dead Wednesday less than a mile from his Hicksville home three days after he was reported missing, Nassau County police said.Kieran Walsh’s body was found near the corner of South Oyster Bay Road and Stewart Avenue, but Homicide Squad detectives do not suspect that he was a victim of foul play, police said.His body was taken to the Nassau County Medical Examiner’s office, where an autopsy will be conducted to determine his cause of death.Walsh had been last seen at his Prince Street home shortly after midnight Monday when he was reported missing.last_img read more

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first_imgEd: Please note this post has been revised to reflect May 1, 2017 as the correct deadline to submit nomination papers. The post previously indicated May 8th which is the candidates night meeting. Papers are now available at the Nazzaro Center, 30 N. Bennet Street and are due back with 40 valid resident signatures by May 1st.The annual election for North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) is coming up on May 20, 2017 where six of the twelve seats will be decided. May 1st is the deadline to submit your papers which are available at the Nazzaro Center (30 N. Bennet St.) front desk. This post has all the information you need to get involved!*Advertisement* Are you a resident of the North End who wants to serve on the Council?Interested candidates need to be at least 18 years old and a resident of the North End (Precincts 1, 2, 3, and 4 of Ward 3). To become an eligible candidate, you must pick up a nomination form from the Nazzaro Center (located at 30 North Bennet Street) and obtain 40 valid signatures of North End residents. The forms will be available on April 10 and must be returned to the Nazzaro Center by 6 p.m. on Monday, May 1. Candidates Night will be May 8 at the regularly scheduled NEWNC meeting.The NEWNC election will take place on Saturday, May 20, 2017, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Nazzaro Center, 30 N. Bennet St. in Boston’s North End. The ballots will be counted immediately following the close of the voting and is open to the general public.Who can vote?Any resident of the North End/Waterfront community at least 18 years old can vote—you do NOT need to be a registered voter in Massachusetts in order to vote. A North End resident (Precincts 1, 2, 3, and 4 of Ward 3) is anyone who appears on the City of Boston’s most recent census list, or anyone who does not appear on the most recent census list, but can produce adequate proof of residency. At a minimum, individuals who do not appear on the most recent census must produce at least one form of identification with a photograph, address within the North End/Waterfront community, and date of birth (unless age is not a question). Election officers at the polling location shall decide the sufficiency of the proof of residency.You may vote for up to six candidates. The six candidates with the most votes will be elected for a two-year term and join the other current six members that have one year left remaining in their term. Current NEWNC members with one year remaining on their term are as follows: Michael Bonetti, Danielle D’Ambrosio, John Pregmon, Gennaro Riccio, Brett Roman, and Marie Simboli. (They also serve as members of the Election Committee.)What is NEWNC?The North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) was created in 1984 by the City of Boston Mayor’s Office in an effort to increase communication between the neighborhoods and City departments and agencies. The NEWNC is comprised of twelve elected North End/Waterfront residents who serve as an advisory board to the City of Boston in municipal affairs. The NEWNC advises the City on issues affecting the quality of life in the North End/Waterfront area including, but not limited to, land use, development, clean streets, resident parking, public safety, residential and commercial expansion, and food and beverage licensing.The NEWNC meets on the 2nd Monday of each month (excluding August) at 7:00 p.m. at the Nazzaro Center. All meetings are open to the general public. Please check out NEWNC’s website at http://newncboston.org and join us at our April 10 meeting for additional election details.last_img read more