The Herald reports Mayor Walsh is outraged over the state ranking system because, come on, Boston Latin is still an elite school even if the state now considers it just Level 2 instead of Level 1 because too many kids opted out of a pilot run of the new PARCC test (the Clapp School also got hit).
In immediate terms, we don't have to worry about the state beginning to babble about taking over BLS (that only happens when a school descends to Level 4), but it does mean BLS and the Clapp now get...Read more
Sarah the roving UHub photographer stopped for a monent or two this morning to ponder this flier posted to a pole at Berkeley Street and Columbus Avenue in the South End.
The FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force has posted photos of the man it says held up the Santander Bank branch at 575 Boylston St. on Sept. 6.
He gave the teller a note, then ran towards Dartmouth Street after getting money.
If he looks familiar, contact Special Agent Adam Howe at 617-742-5533.
Cambridge Day reports.
Around 8:15 p.m. near Homes Avenue. Nobody hit, but bullets may have gone through a couple of windows of houses along the road.
Earlier today, 376 Northeastern students got low to the ground, made like crabs and moved backwards in unison, as a representative from the Guinness Book of World Records sternly watched and counted and then gave them all a large certificate proving they had just set a world record for mass crab walking, at least by humans.
So far, the only photos I've found are of students getting ready to get on the ground and then posing afterwards with the certificate. Anybody have any crabby photos?
Best Boston Reddit question of the month:
I just moved here for school. Is this just confirmation bias or is this whole city obsessed with broccoli?
Boston Police report a woman who hailed a ride share vehicle and got into a vehicle outside Tavern in the Square on Brighton Avenue early Saturday was sexually attacked by a passenger in the car.
Police say the suspect in the 12:30 a.m. incident is black, slim, in his early 20s and about 6' tall, with short hair. He wore a long sleeve flannel shirt.
State Police report that around 5:40 a.m., troopers found a man lying on Rte. 16 near Wellington Circle with life-threatening injuries.
He was rushed to Mass. General, where he was pronounced dead.
State Police say they do not yet even have a description of the vehicle whose driver hit the man, then kept on going.
Miles reports on today's annual MBTA bus roadeo, held at a T yard in Charlestown.
Looks like Mr. Autumn Man will have a grand time walking down Mass. Ave. on Sunday. The National Weather Service predicts the day will have "quite the autumn feel" and that not only will temperatures dip into the 30s by Sunday night, they could hit a record low - thanks in part to the drought, natch - maybe even warrant a frost advisory for areas closer to Boston than the Worcester...Read more
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports on the deucer with a heart of gold.
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