City hopes to crowdsource the fight against trash dumpers in revamped urban wild

The Bulletin reports on the unwrapping of Boston Park and Rec's plans for Sherrin Woods on the Roslindale/Hyde Park line that include new trails and a camera system to catch the sort of miscreants who now routinely dump trash there.

Part of the camera system will include a Web site residents can call up to do some online monitoring so that they can alert the city when dumpers are skulking about.

The woman who loves murals

WBUR interviews Christine Verret, who took photos of hundreds of murals in the Boston area, with her son Adrien, for a new book on, well, Boston murals.

“We’d leave 5:30 or 6 a.m. We’d shower the night before,” she says. “We’d always be back 9 or 9:30 a.m. We took all these pictures when everybody was sleeping. … In the wintertime, we’d leave and it would still be nighttime.”

Willfully ignorant Samsung ad agency gets all racist again

Last month, workers quickly took down Samsung ads at South Station that basically called people in Mattapan phone thieves. Earlier today, Malia Lazu found a couple new Samsung ads also at South Station, that basically do the same thing, only this time swapping in Worcester and Ruggles.

With the first case, it was possible to think that they were just the work of some careless intern on the West Coast looking at the ends of a subway line, but there's no way to innocently pair Worcester and Ruggles - you really have to think about it (and for train purists, the ads don't even show Boston-area trains).

Lazu also photographed Samsung ads in New York City that show the company's ad agency knows how to market their crap without getting racist about it.

Headmaster at alternative Egleston Square high school under investigation; placed on leave

School Superintendent Tommy Chang today notified students, staff and parents at Greater Egleston High School that "Headmaster Julie Coles is on leave due to an ongoing internal investigation."

Chang did not specify for what, but wrote that:

Effective immediately, Stephanie Sibley will serve as acting headmaster of Greater Egleston High School. Ms. Sibley has more than two decades of experience working in the Boston Public Schools, including serving as headmaster of Excel High School in South Boston for the past seven years. Deputy Superintendent of Strategy Donna Muncey will work closely with Ms. Sibley in her new role.

The Bay State Banner reported today that 104 students were "104 students who were un-enrolled from the alternative high school this fall apparently without notification or explanation."

Chang continued:

BPS is fully committed to supporting Greater Egleston and all of our alternative education programs. Some members of the Greater Egleston community have raised concerns about students attempting to enroll in the school. Please know that Greater Egleston is currently accepting new students, but they must first enroll at the BPS Re-Engagement Center located at Madison Park Technical Vocational High School (Building 1), 55 Malcolm X Boulevard, Roxbury. The Re-Engagement Center is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, and on Fridays from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, and can be reached at 617-635-2273. We advise you to call the Re-Engagement Center in advance.

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