Mayor Walsh announced a series of meetings on his proposal to give parents a single system for applying for seats in both BPS and charter schools. Read more.
The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can place this photo.
The Globe surveys continued progressive disenchantment with the freshman at-large councilor, running for re-election in November.
City Councilor Tito Jackson (Roxbury) today called for a return of recess at schools that have dropped it due to the pressures of standardized testing.
Jackson said the decline in recess time has coincided with rising childhood obesity and poor behavior. Read more.
There's a national conference of Medal of Honor recipients in Boston this week, and today Black Hawk helicopters will ferry some of the honorees to local high schools, the Massachusetts Emergency Managment Agency informs us. Apparently, this includes a helicopter landing on the Common at 11.
Police Commissioner William Evans tells WGBH the department is looking for vendors for cameras to test out, starting within the next couple of months.
A second member of the BPD gang unit faces a charge of trying to disrupt a two-year investigation of the Academy Homes gang in Roxbury.
But unlike Det. Mel Steele, who acted out of a longstanding friendship with a member of the gang in feeding information to its members, Det. Brian Smigielski is charged with acting in a fit of pique. Read more.
Sellers of unauthorized merchandise at tomorrowâ€™s Twenty One Pilots concert at the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion can expect to have their products seized by police, in line with a court order issued yesterday. Read more.
The School Committee could vote to require students to meet certain standards to get into the city's only vocational high school.
At a meeting tonight, the school's executive director, Kevin McCaskill, submitted a proposal that students be required to submit a recommendation from a guidance counselor or teacher and be ranked on their middle-school academic and disciplinary records. Read more.
Moving more seventh graders from school buses to the T has general worked very well, but Assistant Superintendent Kim Rice told the School Committee that she's heard from a number of girls that they're not feeling all that safe on the T, in particular because of issues such as catcalling.
Rice said she and other officials plan to spend time figuring out what to do about that.
BPS yesterday rolled out 86 new school buses that run on propane instead of diesel fuel.
Kim Rice, assistant superintendent of operations, told the School Committee tonight that BPS concentrated on replacing older and smaller buses that serve students in wheelchairs. Read more.
Mayor Walsh and Police Commissioner William Evans today announced initiatives to try to reduce the flow of guns onto Boston streets, including free gun locks and a summit with other mayors in the area. Read more.
The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can place this scene.
Among the people welcoming BPS students to school yesterday was at-large Councilor Ayanna Pressley. Today, Pressley reports, she's getting private messages via Twitter (or "DMs" in Twitterspeak) questioning what was going on with her face:
Are ppl (incldg media) really DM'ing me re:why I wasn't wearing make-up @ #bps visits yesterday? Ridic. Ask my colleagues why they never do.
The Dig reports that until recently license-plate data going back to 2012 was available on a publicly accessible server on the Web, because somebody at either the Boston Transportation Department at the private companies that run the system was unable to figure out the basics of data security.
Left unanswered is the question of why garbage trucks are roaming the city with license-plate scanners, although the Dig also notes that Boston Police - which said it stopped its own license scooping in 2013 - was getting daily reports from the database.