A blog post published today by a political science professor at Umass Boston, Mo Cunningham, tracks the source of dark money funding a new education non-profit from 'philanthrocapitalists' he says will target Boston School teachers.
EDM artist Mark Farina will be performing at Brighton Music Hall on June 16, 2017 as part of Fenway Recordings Sessions. Tickets are $20 in advance. Doors open at 8:00PM and the show starts at 9:00PM. This event is 18+ with a valid ID. For tickets, visit www.ticketmaster.com.
City Councilors Annissa Essaibi-George (at large) and Frank Baker (Dorchester) say that with opioid deaths continuing to rise, it's time to look at possibly setting up a place where addicts could inject themselves while under the supervision of healthcare workers who could administer emergency aid. Read more.
"A finalist for State Teacher of the Year lost her job and had to reapply to get it back as part of the excessing process [that puts teachers in an "excess" teacher pool.]
Martha Boisselle is an ESL teacher at Brighton High and is one of hundreds of Boston teachers going through “excessing” process now. Boston Public Schools said the move should make failing schools better.
"Yeah, this has been a good and a hard year for me as a teacher," Boiselle said.
Blackstonian has the lists of candidates who appear to have filed enough valid signatures to get on the ballot this fall.
Althea Garrison, who runs unsuccessfully every year for some office in Roxbury, has broadened her sights this year: She looks set to make the ballot as one of eight candidates for the four at-large city-council seats. Read more.
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Mayor Walsh says Boston will not back down from work to make the city "carbon neutral" by 2050 and take other steps to protect the city from the effects of climate change no matter what the White House does. Read more.
The Boston Business Journal reports on an announcement by Mayor Walsh and Gov. Baker of a plan that would let students graduating high school in Boston this year to go to one of three community colleges and then from there to a state college or university. Unlike the current two-year city program, the pilot would also cover fees. However, students will still have to come up with money for room and board.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports a DC-based falafel place called Falafel, Inc., could be looking to expand to Boston.
A recent UniversalHub post called "New Orleans is removing its monuments to slavery; should Boston do the same?" promoted an interesting and nuanced debate.
Corey Smith, 35, was indicted this week on prostitution-related charges for activities over two years, including allegedly trafficking a minor in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Georgia, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.
No, we don't have any statues of Robert E. Lee - our memorials for slavery supporters are more subtle than that. Kevin Peterson wonders if it's time for some name changing on places such as Winthrop Square, named for slave-owning John Winthrop, and Faneuil Hall, named for slave-owning Peter Faneuil.
Hubway will add more than 70 bike-rental stations over the next two years to the 127 it already operates in Boston, under a new contract with the city of Boston, Mayor Walsh's office said today. Read more.
The Dorchester Reporter interviews Joseph Wiley of East Boston, who says Boston's biggest issue now is the lack of affordable housing.