Diane Ross Gary, Madison Park headmaster, submitted her resignation Friday after a week of turmoil at the school over a major class-schedule mess - and after interim Superintendent John McDonough learned she had never submitted the paperwork to be certified as a headmaster in Massachusetts, to which she had moved from Connecticut to lead Madison Park in 2013.
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Andrew Britt, 20, was sentenced to 15 to 18 years in prison today after pleading guilty to manslaughter for the death of Shawnray Taylor in a Copeland Street apartment on Dec. 11, 2012, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Had the case proceeded to trial on the indicted charge of second-degree murder, prosecutors would have introduced evidence and testimony to prove that Taylor,... Read more
Federal, state and city officials gathered at Ruggles station this afternoon to announce a $20-mllion federal grant to build a second commuter rail platform at Ruggles - and fix the crumbling part of the existing platform.
Officials said the project will increase capacity in Ruggles just as Northeastern and other nearby landowners even further develop the area, bringing new jobs - and increased demand on... Read more
Homicide Watch Boston reports the Suffolk County District Attorney's office dropped the charge against Eric Barnes after the May death of a woman in the South Bay House of Corrections who was going to testify against Barnes.
Both get to run again for something next year - Owens succeeded in not winning the state Senate seat held by Sonia Chang-Diaz, while Garrison met expectations in not overtaking state Rep. Evandro Carvalho.
If BPS officials are trying to convince the state to take Madison Park High School off their hands, they're doing an excellent job of it: Students walked out of school in a protest today because four days after the start of their school year, the school has yet to assign them to any classes.
Adrian was a person who mattered. His death is a tragedy, and the fact that it happens so often should make us outraged, not inured.
How do you feel about living in a country where... Read more
The Crimson reports on the gift from Hong Kong businessman Gerald Chan - who has a doctorate from the school - in honor of his father, T.H. Chan, who always wanted to start a school.
Around 12:25 a.m. at 71 Homestead St.
UPDATE: Boston Police report the victim, Adrian Gonzalez, 17, died.
It's the latest shooting in recent days in the streets surrounding the intersection of Columbus Avenue and Washington Street:
Around 5:20 p.m. at Walnut and Westminster avenues. The truck turned up on American Legion Highway in Roslindale.
Around 10 p.m. at Academy Road and Weaver Way, at least twice. None of the shots hit.
At 5:05 p.m., Beaz reported signal problems meant a 45-minute trip from Ruggles to State Street.
City Councilor Tito Jackson had some bad news today for Roxbury residents who want to preserve the historic Dearborn school building and move its science-based classes to another location in the neighborhood: State officials told him they would rescind the $36 million grant it awarded Boston for a new school because it's based on a plan calling for tearing down the old building.
Neighbors of... Read more