Summer in Review


On June 30, Goodwin House Dean Charles Myette announced his retirement after working at South for 30 years and in education for over 35. Before working at South, Myette served in the United States Navy. He then started his career at South in 1993 as a science teacher and coached basketball, eventually working his way up to becoming the dean of Goodwin House.

“He is a walking encyclopedia about Newton South; he can tell you what happened at South 20 years ago with so much detail that you probably couldn’t find it even if there were an article written on it” – Principal Tamara Stras  

“I don’t think that I have known somebody in my professional career who has had such a positive impact on both students and colleagues alike” – Goodwin House’s Guidance counselor, David Kershaw

Newton-Wellesley Hospital has received three of the American Heart Association (AHA)’s 2023 “Get With The Guidelines” awards. Two of the honors were given the “Gold Plus” distinction. Newton-Wellesley earned these awards for their excellence in treating heart failure, stroke and atrial fibrillation, a type of abnormal heartbeat. To qualify for the awards, participants must demonstrate quality care for patients and knowledge regarding how patients can manage their conditions at home.

“Our hospital is committed to providing safe, high-quality care to our community, and to ensuring our cardiology patients receive the treatment they need to continue living happy, fulfilling lives” – Dr. George Philippides, Chief of Cardiology at Newton-Wellesley, said in a public statement.

“We are pleased to recognize the leaders and teams at Newton-Wellesley for a strong commitment to care,” – Dr. Clyde W. Yancy, national chairperson of the AHA’s Heart Failure Systems of Care advisory group

From July 26 to 31, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) held their 114th National Convention in Boston. During this event, there were many speakers including politicians like Vice President Kamala Harris and Rep. Justin Jones. The aim of the NAACP National Convention is to create a meaningful and engaging event that celebrates the collective strength of the non-white community.

“It’s going to be an immersive experience for people to experience things from arts, entertainment, sports, health and wellness — all of that, and much more,” – Joclynne Bynoe, the convention’s events services manager.

“Well, let me start by saying as a lifetime member of the NAACP, I am just filled with joy and — and humbled to be with all of these incredible leaders who are here — gathered here in Boston 40 years after the last gathering” said VPOTUS Kamala Harris


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