Category Archives: Community Outreach

Coolidge Corner Arts Festival – June 3rd 11am-7pm

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Newton School District Make Niche’s List of Top Schools in MA, Along With Several Other Bay State Area Schools

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Niche, a website for researching schools, recently released the rankings for the top schools in America*. There is no shortage of great schools in the state, with many of the best schools clustered in the town of Newton.

Newton’s strong real estate market demands stem from families from across the country – and the globe – who want to live in the Newton villages for the high quality schools. No matter what grade level, Newton has top ranking schools on both state and national levels.

As a state known for its education, many other Massachusetts school districts have ranked highly in the US. We’ve broken down the numbers to highlight the best schools in in the state:

  • 2017 Best Public School Districts: The Lexington, Wellesley, Newton, Acton-Boxborough, Wayland, Belmont, Weston, Westford, Brookline and Cambridge School Districts make up the top ten. All top ten MA public high schools rank in the top 100 in the entire country as well.
  • 2017 Top 10 Best Public High Schools: Lexington, Cambridge Rindge & Latin, Newton North, Wellesley, Acton – Boxborough Regional, Brookline, Newton South, Boston Latin, Weston and Wayland High Schools make up the top ten.
  • 2017 Top 10 Best Public Middle Schools: William Diamond (Lexington, MA), Jonas Clarke (Lexington, MA), Oak Hill (Newton, MA), F.A. Day (Newtonville, MA), Wellesley (Wellesley, MA), Bigelow (Newton, MA), Raymond J. Grey (Acton, MA), Winthrop L. Chenery (Belmont, MA), Blanchard (Westford, MA) and Wayland (Wayland, MA) Middle Schools make up the top ten.
  • 2017 Top 10 Best Public Elementary Schools: Maria Hastings (Lexington, MA), Bowman (Lexington, MA), Mason Rice (Newton Centre, MA), Schofield (Wellesley, MA), Joseph Estabrook (Lexington, MA), Ward (Newton Centre, MA), Harrington (Lexington, MA), Bridge (Lexington, MA), Fiske (Lexington, MA) and John D. Hardy (Wellesley, MA) Elementary Schools make up the top ten.

Many of our sales professionals work and live in the area and many of them have had or have children in the Newton school systems. Looking to buy in this town? Contact us to learn more.

*The ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Ranking factors include state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, public school district ratings, and more. 

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Brookline Day – Sat., September 18th, 11am-3pm

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Come check out our booth at Brookline Day!

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Brookline is hosting its 5th annual Brookline Day to celebrate the Brookline community at large, open to any and all who want to show their support for Brookline-based residents, businesses, agencies, partners, and departments. Headed by the Brookline Recreation department, this year promises to be the biggest yet with a 5K road race, vendors, family fun, and other attractions and activities you don’t want to miss!

Brookline Day will be this upcoming Sunday, September 18th, from 11 AM – 3 PM at Larz Anderson Park. For directions to the event, click here or visit the Brookline Day site for more information.

Breakfast of Champions: Thursday, September 22nd

We’re proud sponsors of the upcoming Breakfast of Champions hosted by the Brookline Chamber of Commerce.

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Join us on Thursday, September 22nd from 7:30am-10:00am at the Coolidge Corner Theatre. The breakfast event will honor outstanding Brookline businesses and recognize longtime Brookline resident and owner of The New England Patriots, Robert Kraft, for his entrepreneurial endeavors and ties to the community.  The program will feature an onstage conversation between Mr. Kraft and Scott Kirsner, Boston Globe Business Columnist and Brookline resident. Guests can pose for photos next to the Superbowl trophy. Mr. Kraft will present winning Brookline businesses with awards for: Business of the Year; Small Business of the Year; Nonprofit Business of the Year; Business Person of the Year; and the “Bon Appetit” Award.

To purchase tickets, click here.

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February 5th – Jamaica Plain First Thursday Art Walk

Please join us for the the First Thursday Art Walk on February 5th in our Jamaica Plain office located at 673 Centre Street. We will be featuring the art work of artist, Scott Cipolla, and we will have drinks and snacks from 5-8pm. If you can’t make it in on the fifth, stop in to our office anytime during the month of February to see SCott’s beautiful art.

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Artist Scott Cipolla 

Since 2004 Scott has served as Director of Alternate Currents, a platform developed to bring together contemporary artists from Boston’s diverse neighborhoods and represent them as a whole; encouraging networking and communication between these talented groups through promotional events and curated exhibitions. Since receiving her BFA in painting from Boston University, she has employed her talent for design and marketing through websites, printed materials and event planning. Scott currently teaches about the business of art through the Jamaica Plain Arts Council’s Focusing Series.

Scott Cipolla is influenced by the industrial landscape. Finding elegance in concrete and steel is at the heart of Scott’s art. Inspired by buildings, especially in Boston, Ms. Cipolla records them creatively, extolling their beauty while preserving the history of the ever-changing landscape of our city. Scott Cipolla works in pastel on paper, photography, and acrylic on wood.

Help us Raise Money to Prevent & End Homelessness!

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Support our Agent, Celdra Allen-Harding, and our partner, Fairway Mortgage, raise money for HomeStart– an organization that aims to prevent and end homelessness.

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Team Fairway is riding at 12:00 pm on February 26th.  Each member has pledged to raise $300, but if each member raises $1,030 then a family will no longer be homeless this winter and they will be warm in their own home! Help them get there!

Located outside at International Place, Boston Massachusetts.  ICycle is a series of intense spin classes held outdoors in the middle of winter.  Beginning at 6:00 am, and every hour from then on, a different team rides to raise money for HomeStart.  Last year nearly 300 riders and close to 2,000 donors raised over $145,000.00+ to end & prevent homelessness.  ICycle included celebrities like: Bruin’s Lyndon Byers, Red Sox’s Lou Merloni, Janet Wu, Olympian Alice Cook, Jenny Dell, Pat the Patriot, Steve Aveson, and many, many more.  Live broadcasts were held by NECN, NESN, & Fox 25.  This year it will only get bigger & better!

To learn more about HomeStart and their mission of ending and prevent homelessness CLICK HERE!

To get involved, visit www.icycleboston.com or CLICK HERE to donate directly to the Fairway team!

Winter Wonderland Family Fesitval

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Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty is a proud sponsor of the Winter Wonderland Family Festival hosted by the Richi Childhood Cancer Foundation.  Join us this Sunday at the Brookline Teen Center for a magic show, gingerbread cookie decorating contest, holiday arts & crafts, wall climbing, bowling, sports activities, special characters and more!

Where: Brookline Teen Center, 40 Aspinwall Avenue, Brookline
When: Sunday, December 14th, 11am – 3pm

This event is free and open to the public. To learn more, visit  www.richifoundation.org/winter-wonderland-family-festival

The Richi Childhood Cancer Foundation is committed to fighting childhood cancer and supporting families affected by childhood cancer.

cancerfoundationLearn more about the Richi Childhood Cancer Foundation at www.richifoundation.org

Happy Independence Day!

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Happy Fourth of July to all the friends and families of Prudential Unlimited Realty! We hope everyone has a fun and safe fourth!

20 Interesting Fourth of July Facts:

1. Initially adopted by Congress on July 2, 1776, the revised version of the Declaration of Independence was not adopted until two days later.
2. The oldest, continuous Independence Day celebration in the United States is the 4th of July Parade in Bristol, Rhode Island; it began in 1785.
3. The Declaration of Independence was penned by Thomas Jefferson and signed by 56 men representing 13 colonies.
4. One of the United States’ patriotic songs, “Yankee Doodle” was originally sung by British military officers prior to the Revolution as a means to mock the disorganized American colonists who fought alongside them during the French and Indian Wars.
5. France, Greece, Poland, Russia and several countries in South America used the Declaration of Independence as a beacon in their own struggles for freedom.
6. The “Star Spangled Banner” was written by Francis Scott Key during the War of 1812 and not decreed the official national anthem of the United States until 1931.
7. Three U.S. Presidents, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe, died on July 4th; Adams and Jefferson died within hours of each other in 1826 while Monroe died in 1831.
8. In July 1776, the estimated number of people living in the newly independent nation was 2.5 million. According to the U.S. and World Population Clock, the nation’s estimated population in July 2013 will be 316.2 million.
9. The Pennsylvania Evening Post was the first newspaper to print the Declaration of Independence.
10. Both the Philippines and Rwanda celebrate July 4th as a day of liberation. In Southeast Asia, it is known as “Republic Day” and Rwandans celebrate “Liberation Day.”
11. The country’s 30th president, Calvin Coolidge, was born on Independence Day in 1872.
12. Americans consume about 155 million hot dogs on Independence Day alone; it is the biggest hot dog holiday of the year.
13. In 1870 Congress made Independence Day an official unpaid holiday; in 1938, it was changed to a paid federal holiday.
14. Americans began observing the Fourth of July as early as 1777, when the first-ever major celebration in Philadelphia included a parade and a thirteen-shot cannon salute and fireworks.
15. To avoid cracking it, the Liberty Bell has not been rung since 1846. To mark the quintessential day, every fourth of July it is symbolically tapped 13 times.
16. John Adams and Thomas Jefferson are responsible for the bald eagle as the national bird; Benjamin Franklin wanted it to be the turkey.
17. Eight of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence were born in Britain.
18. The American Pyrotechnics Association (APA) estimates that more than 14,000 professional firework displays light up the skies in the United States each 4th of July.
19. Two of our nation’s great national symbols were made overseas. The Liberty Bell was cast in England, and the Statue of Liberty in France.
20. The average age of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence was 45. Benjamin Franklin was the oldest at age 70, and Edward Rutledge was the youngest at age 26.

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July's First Thursday Art Walk In Jamaica Plain

This month Prudential is featuring the art work of painter, Peter Bass. Please join us this Thursday, July 3rd, in our office located at 673 Centre Street for food, drink and beautiful art work.

Check out the JP Main Street site for other events going on through out the evening.

peterbassArtist Peter Bass is self-taught watercolor painter born and raised in Jamaica Plain. Peter liked to draw a lot as a kid but he really only started painting seriously a few years ago. Peter studied political science at McGill University before realizing he’d rather look out the window all day than do whatever he was supposed to be doing, so he started painting instead. Peter finds landscape painting is fun for all the same reasons that taking a walk around the neighborhood is fun, because it gives you a feel for all the little things that make up the life of a place. His goal is for his landscape paintings to capture some of the feelings people have for the places where they live and work.

Learn more about Peter and his work at: peterbassart.wordpress.com

Music and Mingling at the Market

BMH_NEW_LOGO_SQ_SMPrudential is a proud sponsor of Brookline’s Music and Mingling at the Market!

Join us on June 17th starting at 5pm for a night of music provided by the Tracy Clark Trio, artwork, gifts and home decor by local artists at the Brookline Market Hall located at 2 Brookline Place in Brookline Village.

Invite your friends and neighbors to explore Brookline’s newest arts and cultural venue.

Learn more at www.brooklinemarkethall.com