Pfizer has given a $200,000 grant to support the work taking at the AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts’ Needle Exchange and Overdose Prevention Program in Cambridge.
Makeda Best, who has master’s and doctorate degrees from Harvard University in the Department of History of Art and Architecture, joined Harvard’s art museums as their Richard L. Menschel curator of photography Jan. 17.
Moving and repurposing an 1845 church was called central to the school’s strategy for achieving LEED Gold, as was the focus on air quality for the artist-users and a 40 percent reduction in energy and water usage.
Pat Arcand was honored Jan. 6 as part of the Heroes Among Us program, which recognizes people who have made exceptional, lasting contributions to their communities.
U.S. Rep. Katherine Clark, a Democrat in Massachusetts’ 5th Congressional District, has been appointed to the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations. The committee is responsible for all of the federal government’s spending priorities.
Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin administered the oath to Koutoujian, who is just the 30th man to serve as Middlesex Sheriff in the office’s 325-year history.
This year’s Faculty Innovation Grant awardees have been announced by the nonprofit Friends of Cambridge Rindge and Latin School.
David Whalen, a Cambridge resident, will oversee philanthropic development for the Watertown-based school for the blind, bringing new approaches and strategies from his lengthy career in human services and education.
Mount Auburn Hospital was one of 844 hospitals to get an “A” rating from The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog, ranking it among the safest hospitals in the United States.
The discussion was part of the White House’s “Making Health Care Better” Series, which has looked at progress made at improving the health care system during the Obama administration.