Speaker Date Topic
Representative Michael Day Feb 14, 2023 12:15 PM
Legislative Update
Legislative Update

Representative Day will join us at our lunch meeting on Tuesday, February 14th at 12:15PM at Evviva Trattoria at Redstone Plaza. He will provide a legislative update.
 

Michael Day is the State Representative for the 31st Middlesex District, representing the towns of Stoneham and Winchester. He and his wife Megan live and are active in Stoneham, where they are raising their three sons, Conor, Ryan and Finnegan. Michael serves as the House Chair of the Joint  Committee on the Judiciary and has played key roles in the passage of landmark legislation modernizing our societal approach to mental health, criminal justice, substance use disorder, economic development and early education, among other issues. Michael and his two law partners founded their law firm in 2012 after he worked as a Special Assistant District Attorney in Middlesex County and practiced law at Mintz Levin in Boston for nearly ten years. Michael is the former Chair of the Boston Bar Association’s Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Section and sat on the Board of Directors of a non-profit organization dedicated to ending child abuse.

He has been a coach for Stoneham Youth Hockey for more than ten years and, in his spare time, attempts to keep his home standing despite the best efforts of his family's two dogs and two guinea pigs. 

Erin Wortman Feb 28, 2023 12:15 PM
Stoneham Director of Planning & Community Development
Stoneham Director of Planning & Community Development

Erin will share details on all of the projects that are designed to enhance our community. From the Tri -Community Greenway, the new High School, the downtown redevellopment project, and so much more.

Want to know everything, then click here for the 2022 Annual Report from the Director of Community Planning and Development.

Dave Ljungberg - Superintendent Mar 14, 2023 12:00 PM
Meet and Greet our New Superintendent
Meet and Greet our New Superintendent

Superintendent Ljungberg began his new role in July. He replaces Superintendent John Macero, who retired after more than five years with the District.
“When Superintendent Macero announced his retirement, we could think of no better candidate than David Ljungberg. He has been part of the district for six years, quietly working in the background, as assistant superintendent,” School Committee Vice Chair Melanie Fiore said. “While not in the spotlight, David is responsible for a lot of the initiatives that have moved Stoneham forward, and we are excited for the future of Stoneham Public Schools under his leadership.”
Superintendent Ljungberg joined the District in 2016 as director of the curriculum and has served as assistant superintendent since 2017. 
Superintendent Ljungberg previously served as a principal, assistant principal, and director of curriculum within the Hopkinton Public School District, as well as a teacher in the Acton-Boxborough, Dover-Sherborn, Shrewsbury, and Leominster School Districts. He began his career in education in Seattle, Washington as a fourth-grade teacher in 2001. 
“All of my experiences have given me a true insight into the different and important hats that people wear throughout school districts. I am excited to draw upon this knowledge, as well as my more than 20 years of experience in the education field, to support District employees, students and the larger community as superintendent,” Superintendent Ljungberg said. “As I step into this new role, I also would like to thank Superintendent Macero for his mentorship and guidance over the past several years. He has taught me an incredible amount in preparation for this position.”
Superintendent Ljungberg holds a bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology with a minor in elementary education from Clark University, a Master of Education with a focus in literacy from Providence College and a Master of Education with a focus in organizational management and school leadership from Endicott College. 

Senator Jason Lewis Mar 28, 2023
Legislative Update
Legislative Update

State Senator Jason Lewis proudly represents the people of the Fifth Middlesex District of Massachusetts, which includes the cities and towns of Malden, Melrose, Reading, Stoneham, Wakefield, and parts of Winchester. First elected to the Senate in 2014, he has delivered results for his district and been a progressive leader for the Commonwealth.

Senator Lewis has long championed educational equity and led the effort to pass the Student Opportunity Act in 2019, landmark legislation to ensure that every child in Massachusetts has access to a high-quality public education. Senator Lewis also led the effort in 2018 to raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour and to create a new universal paid family and medical leave program. He was recognized for this achievement by being named an Honorable Mention for the 2018 Bostonians of the Year by the Boston Globe.

Senator Lewis is a member of Senate President Karen Spilka’s leadership team. He serves as the Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Education and the Assistant Vice Chair of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means. He also co-founded and co-chairs the legislature’s Prevention for Health Caucus, Zero Waste Caucus, and Middlesex Fells Caucus.

Chris Redfern - Friends of the Fells Apr 25, 2023 12:15 PM
What's Happening at the Fells?
What's Happening at the Fells?

Chris Redfern has led the Friends of the Middlesex Fells as its executive director since 2019. Prior to joining the Friends, Chris was executive director of San Diego Audubon for fourteen years. Chris is a nonprofit professional with extensive experience in outdoor nature education, community-based habitat restoration, endangered species recovery, and community science. Chris also has more than a decade of experience collaborating with federal, state, city, and non-profit organizations to protect wildlife and restore local habitats, co-founded San Diego Children and Nature, and served for more than eight years on the Board of Directors of Audubon California.

Raymie Parker May 23, 2023
Stoneham Pride Committee Update
Stoneham Pride Committee Update