Village 14 has a copy of the e-mail Newton North High School's principal sent to parents yesterday after some of Newton's best and brightest decided it would be a good idea to drive around the school waving a Confederate flag out the window. "We are taking appropriate action," the not at all amused principal writes.
The Everett City Council is considering a proposal for a halal slaughterhouse on Revere Beach Parkway that would let customers pick out an animal (chicken, goat or sheep) that would then be slaughtered and packaged up for them. There's opposition.
We're not graphic designers here at UHub (oh, don't act surprised), let alone fancy-pants "brand consultants," but we vaguely remember reading somewhere that consistency in branding is pretty important, and, well, it's now driving us nuts that the BPDA logo has two different lower-case a's in it.
Also, it seems a bit over-ambitious that the logo is supposed to represent three separate things: A lower-case p and a lower-case d, an "isometric" building AND speech balloons. Or as the BPDA puts it itself:
Our logomark is an identifying mark or symbol, designed to convey multiple meanings. In its most basic form, it is an interlocking âpâ and âdâ that describe the interconnected nature of our primary functions. It can also be interpreted as an isometric view of a building. Finally, one can view it as two speech balloons, showing the dialog that we hope to create between us and the communities of Boston.
Michael Walsh, 80, was arraigned today in charges he raped and indecently attacked a Dorchester boy more than two decades ago, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
In the 1980s and early 1990s, Walsh was an altar-boy coordinator at St. Brendan's Church in Dorchester and a coach in the Cedar Grove Baseball League. He is charged with one count of rape of a child and two counts of indecent assault and battery on a child for alleged offenses against a boy who was then in the fourth, fifth, and sixth grades, the DA's office reports, adding the victim, now in his late 30s, contacted authorities earlier this year:
Walsh allegedly used his position of authority to gain access to, "groom," and ultimately sexually assaultâ him. Walsh was said to take the victim and other children out to eat and to the movies, and would drive them home; the abuse of the victim took place within Walshâs car, his home, and his office.
Walsh was released on personal recognizance, but has to stay in Massachusetts, wear a GPS monitor and surrender his passport while his case is pending, the DA's office reports.
In 2006, the legislature passed a law that eliminated the statute of limitations for child sexual abuse charges as long as prosecutors could provide âobjective, corroborative evidenceâ of the abuse.
Prosecutors say Walsh lost his job as a priest in Grand Rapids, MI in 2002, after he was charged with child sexual abuse during his time at the St. Francis de Sales Church in Charlestown - in a case that allegedly happened before the Dorchester incidents.