From the Inbox: Announcements and Upcoming Events

RCN storm savings, a new start-up's CEO and SHAC's member-seeking memo were among the items that recently found their way to Patch's inbox.

RCN to Give Customers a “Storm” Break on Bills

RCN announced Thursday that it is giving an automatic credit to customers who live in areas that experienced severe and , according to a company press release. 

An estimated 4,500 customers will receive the automatic credit and they’ll see the deduction in their next bill.  The credit will reflect the number of days that the customer experienced disruption in service due to power outages. 

“As members of the community also affected by Hurricane Irene, we know how challenging this event has been. At RCN we take reliability of our services very seriously and we regret any disruption our customers may have experienced,” said Jeff Carlson, vice president and general manager of RCN Boston. “We are grateful for our customers’ loyalty and their patience as we worked on restoring their services. This is our way of showing customer appreciation.”

Back to School Night at Minuteman

Minuteman Career and Technical High School will hold its Back to School Night at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 20.

The evening is an opportunity for parents and guardians to meet their son/daughter’s teachers, and to learn about classroom content,  expectations and homework requirements, according to a press release, which explains each class will be seven minutes in length with an allocation of three minutes to pass to the next period class.

During that time, teachers will distribute a course outline/overview and review expectations. Parents/guardians are asked to bring a copy of their son/daughter’s schedule. Minuteman looks forward to seeing everyone on the scheduled Parent Teacher Conference evening on Oct. 25. Watch the website, www.minuteman.org, for information about online pre-registration for Parent Teacher Conferences.

Bruce Named CEO of New Startup

Lexington resident John Bruce has been named chairman and CEO of Co3 Systems, a Cambridge-based startup that seeks to be a “pioneer in data loss management,” according to a company press release.

“Co3 Systems is led by a team of security technology and service industry veterans, including CEO John Bruce and CMO Ted Julian,” said a company press release announcing Co3 to the world.  “Bruce’s executive leadership experience includes security companies including, Symantec, Counterpane (acquired by BT) and Authentica (acquired by EMC). Julian brings a wealth of experience from both the vendor and market analyst sectors in defining new markets. He led marketing at companies including, Arbor Networks, Application Security, Inc. and @stake (acquired by Symantec), and helped spearhead security practices with Forrester, IDC and Yankee Group.”

SHAC Seeking Members

The School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) is looking to infuse some new energy into the Council and is inviting Lexington residents interested in the health and wellness of local students to join the Council for the coming year.

SHAC works to support a comprehensive K-12 physical education/wellness curriculum in the Lexington Public Schools and advises staff and administrators as they attempt to develop and implement new health and physical education programs and review the existing curriculum.

The SHAC meets four times a year on Mondays, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Lexington High School. This year’s scheduled meetings are Sept. 26, Dec. 5, March 12 and May 14. Current members include teachers, school nurses, parents, students, physicians, nutritionists and community members.

Anyone interested in joining SHAC should email to Jennifer Wolfrum, assistant coordinator of PE/Wellness for the Lexington Public Schools, at wolfrum@sch.ci.lexingotn.ma.us.

Solomon Announces Firm’s Leadership Change

Lexington resident Jeff Solomon, of Katz, Nannis & Solomon, last week announced a change in firm ownership and leadership.

Solomon, along with Allen Katz and Larry Nannis, are shareholders in the firm after being shareholders of Levine, Katz, Nannis + Solomon.   

Operating in the same Needham location, the newly constituted firm will specialize in “serving emerging businesses and technology companies, government contractors, high net-worth individuals and families, restaurant and food service companies, professional service and real estate firms,” according to a press release, which identified Solomon as the managing shareholder.  

“In today’s challenging economic environment, owners of businesses at all points in the growth curve and high net worth individuals want a trusted advisor to help them navigate through these times and the road ahead,” Solomon said in a press release.  “As leaders known for providing thoughtful counsel and exceptional client service, we are committed to continuing and expanding our firm’s capacity to advance this mission.”  


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