Times columnist Frank Bruni writes that at-large Boston City Councilors Ayanna Pressley and Michelle Wu (also currently council president) are two young Democratic elected officials to keep an eye on. He also put US Reps Joe Kennedy and Seth Moulton on his list.
Boston firefighters responded at 5:40 p.m. to 28 Grantley St., off Hyde Park Ave., for what turned into a five-alarm blaze in a warehouse at Hyde Park Masonry and Supplies.
At times the smoke was so thick firefighters with hoses at the top of one of three ladders were not visible from the street. Police evacuated nearby homes on Grantley Street and ordered onlookers away from the front of the fire scene on Hyde Park Avenue. Thick smoke filled the streets a couple blocks south of the warehouse.
Firefighters fought the blaze entirely from the outside, in part due to the presence of tanks of chemicals inside the warehouse.
Two firefighters were injured, one seriously enough to be taken to a local hospital, although his injuries are not life threatening, BFD says.
Fire Commissioner Joe Finn arrived and took control of the fire operations.
Firefighters are continuing to pour water on the building (photo by BFD) and expect to remain on scene overnight.
The smoke on Glenwood Avenue, a couple blocks away:
Tom captured the incident on Morton Street just past Blue Hill Avenue on his car dashcam late Thursday afternoon.
WBZ reports police are aware of the incident but that nobody came into B-3, which is right across the street, to report anything. If you go to the video and set it to the slowest possible speed, it sure looks like running guy was running because he'd just taken something that didn't belong to him.
As Mayor, I will continue to strongly support Boston Latin School's high standards of excellence and rigor, and the record of achievement that benefits the entire city. More importantly, I will never take steps that diminish that level of excellence, or put it at risk. I am committed to the goals of the BLS student, educator and alumni community, not only in maintaining the tradition of excellence, but also in ensuring the culture at BLS is one where every student feels safe from discrimination.
Walsh did not mention the odd timing of the Globe story, just two days after BLS teachers humiliated him and Superintendent Tommy Chang, and a day after BLS parents held a rally to support soon-to-be-former Headmaster Lynne Mooney Teta.
Don't look at me, Chang says in a statement:
Boston Public Schools does not publicly release confidential information pertaining to students or student discipline that would warrant an invasion of privacy. I am troubled by any information shared publicly that constitutes a breach of that confidentiality.
In a letter that was sent yesterday to the Boston Latin School community, I shared that I am committed to ensuring that BLS continues to uphold its longstanding tradition of providing outstanding education and preparing students for responsible, engaged citizenship. We must also continue the important work initiated this year of creating meaningful dialogues around race and culture to develop a school environment where all feel welcomed and supported.
Next week, I plan to name an interim headmaster for Boston Latin due to this week's resignation of Headmaster Lynne Mooney Teta, who was a dedicated leader of the school. Thereafter, BPS and BLS will begin to map out the process to find a permanent school leader.
I ask the Boston Latin School community to come together in respectful and engaged collaboration and dialogue as we begin this important process and continue to provide the best possible education and experiences for our students."
Landmark designation will protect the CITGO sign permanently and require any possible changes to be reviewed (including those that result from future development of 660 Beacon Street). Further, it will recognize the CITGO sign as an important piece of Boston history and culture.