New York City mayor gave $50K to his hometown school district.
According to a statement posted on the school website, Medford Public Schools has accepted a grant of $50,000 from Bloomberg Philanthropies on behalf of New York City mayor and Medford High graduate Michael Bloomberg. Here is the full statement from the school department: We are pleased to report that Bloomberg Philanthropies has awarded Medford High School a grant of $50,000 to supplement our $3.3 million Technology Initiative. The very generous gift by Michael R. Bloomberg,Medford High School Class of 1960, is in memory of his mother, Charlotte R. Bloomberg, a beloved and distinguished member of the Medford community. The funding request was initiated by Technology Director Richard Trotta. The funding will be used to set up a state of …
New York City mayor is kicking in cash for his hometown schools, according to Boston.com.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a 1960 graduate of Medford High School, is donating $50,000 to Medford Public Schools in memory of his late mother, according to a Boston.com report. Superintendent Roy Belson told Boston.com the funds will be used as part of the $3.3 million technology program upgrade that is currently taking place at the schools. Belson said this is a departure from Bloomberg's usual practice of making anonymous donations in Medford. The Medford School Committee will take up the donation at tonight's meeting, which takes place at 7 p.m. in City Hall. Here is the agenda.
The Times takes a closer look at New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's relationship with Medford.
Sunday, Charlotte R. Bloomberg, the mother of New York Mayor, Michael R. Bloomberg, died in her home on Ronaele Road. Medford Mayor, Michael J. McGlynn, and President of the Temple Shalom, Charlotte Potak, comment.
Charlotte R. Bloomberg, Medford native and mother of New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, died yesterday. The 102-year-old died in her home at 6 Ronaele Road in Medford. The New York Times reported her health had been, “deteriorating for several months.” Mayor Bloomberg released the following statement concerning his mother's death: “Today, my sister, Marjorie, and I lost our mother, Charlotte, after an extraordinary 102 years of life. As the center of our family, our mother’s unimpeachable integrity, fierce independence, and constant love were gifts that profoundly shaped our lives and the lives of so many who knew her.” Ms. Bloomberg called Medford home for the past 66 years where she raised her two children, Michael and daughter, …