Friday, April 26, 2013
Through April 30, two anonymous donors will match donations of up to $6,000 to Communities for Restorative Justice which partners with police departments in 12 area communities, including Concord.
- POLICE & FIRE
Friday, April 26
The following was provided on behalf of Communitites for Restorative Justice. Communities for Restorative Justice (C4RJ), a nonprofit group that offers a complement to the criminal justice system to those affected by crime in your town has announced a community challenge. Between April 1 and April 30, 2013, two anonymous donors will match every donation to C4RJ, dollar for dollar, up to $6,000. “This generous challenge grant comes at an important time for us,” said Jennifer Larson Sawin, executive director of C4RJ. “We’re immensely grateful for those who donated to our recent annual appeal. But if any potential donors were on the fence, we hope that this ‘twice-as-nice’ match will make a difference.” The funds will be used to support C4RJ …
Monday, December 17, 2012
The Domestic Violence Service Network, Communities for Restorative Justice, the Jericho Road Project and The Nature Connection landed more than $51,000.
Monday, December 3, 2012
A quick look at what you need to see, do and know Dec. 3 in Concord.
1. Human Rights Breakfast:The Concord-Carlisle Human Rights Council has chosen Communities For Restorative Justice as the winner of this years Climate for Freedom Award, which will be presneted at the annual Human Rights Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. this morning at the Trinitarian Congregational Church. 2. BOS Meet Tonight: The Board of Selectmen are scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. tonight at the Town House and its agenda includes a discussion of Town Clerk fee increases, a landfill solar discussion a report on public housing reform and regionalization and a discussion of a request for a home rule petition to add an additional liquor license. 3. Puzzles & Games at Barefoot Books: At 11 a.m. this morning at Barefoot Books on Thoreau Street, oddlers …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Communities for Restorative Justice get an award, Community Chest collects toys, and the United Women’s Club holds a fair.
So I recently bought a new car – my 12-year-old minivan finally died on me – and my new car has heated front seats, and I have to tell you, I am loving them! It is not even officially winter, and I have been using them prodigiously. My tushy is so warm and cozy, I never want to leave my car. It may have cost me a little extra, but it’s a price I’m willing to pay if it gets me through the long, cold days ahead. Speaking of paying a price, there’s a group that knows a lot about this, and it’s the Communities for Restorative Justice (C4RJ). This is a group that brings together community members, police departments, crime victims and offenders to create a positive outcome from an unpleasant situation. They’re about getting justice, but in a …
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Celebrate the Concord Rotary Club's Festival of Wreaths for Communities for Restorative Justice.
The following announcement comes from the Rotary Club of Concord. The Rotary Club of Concord has chosen Communities for Restorative Justice as beneficiary of its third annual Festival of Wreaths to be held on Sunday, Dec. 4 in Concord as part of Concord's holiday parade and tree lighting celebration. The wreaths will be on display from 1-5 p.m. at Middlesex Savings Bank, 64 Main Street. All wreaths will be available for sale through a silent auction. Come and bid on your favorite. Last year's wreaths ranged from sparkling and whimsical to elegant and elaborate with over 30 wreaths being auctioned. This year's will be equally exciting. Stop in to enjoy the beautifully crafted selection, all generously donated and decorated by local …
Friday, November 11, 2011
Hello and happy eleven-eleven-eleven, the date we’ve waited a whole millennium for. Today is my brother Mark’s - wait, let me do the math - 42nd birthday, and the 22nd wedding anniversary of my brother Scot and his lovely wife Kathy. More importantly, today is Veteran’s Day. Did you know that more than 1,000 Concord residents are also veterans? How impressive is that? One-sixteenth of us served or is serving our country. As a community, we continue to put a lot of meaning in the Concord-Carlisle High School mascot, The Patriots. On the subject of CCHS, here is some great news about a standout student. Victoria Vierstra has received a $2,500 scholarship from the Walden Woods Project. The WWP is a nonprofit organization that aims to preserve…
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Mother of murder victim to speak at Communities for Restorative Justice annual meeting.
The following announcement was submitted by Communities for Restorative Justice, a Concord based organization. Communities for Restorative Justice welcomes guest speaker Janet Connors to their annual meeting next week. Connors, whose son was murdered, will speak of her loss and the power of restorative dialog at the annual meeting of Communities for Restorative Justice (C4RJ), at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, at Kerem Shalom, 659 Elm Street in Concord. Connors, a life-long Dorchester resident, helped to bring about a policy change in Massachusetts that allows victims of crimes to meet with offenders in prison. Connors has said she gained a measure of healing when she met in restorative dialog with two of the young men who were involved in the …