School Superintendent Tommy Chang said outreach efforts by BPS and the Boston Latin School Association to get more minority students into prep classes for the ISEE class worked. Read more.
The Supreme Judicial Court has ruled that a state law and regulation intended to protect consumers from shoddy vehicle repairs applies to corporations as well. Read more.
Meet Bret LaBelle, a sergeant who's been on the force for 18 years. And yes, he rocks the accent, which is a requirement for all Bostonians on the show.
The Globe profiles the five candidates who show up at candidate forums - Katie Forde, Stephanie Everett, Mike Mackan, Jeffrey Ross and Paul Nutting - and the two who couldn't be bothered, so why waste time mentioning their names?
Whoever wins will face three independents in November.
Ed note: The primary is this Thursday. Yes, it's an oddball date that probably only benefits one of the candidates who doesn't really want to deal with forums.
The French Toast Alert now stands at Blue/Guarded, because the National Hurricane's wind-probability map now shows a 50-60% chance of strong gusts even in the Boston area (that's what the brown on the map means). Were we running a Cape alerting system, we might even kick it up a notch, because the local NWS office says the Cape, Islands and South Shore have an even better chance of DANGEROUS WIND.
Does anyone have any kind of polling numbers in this race? There are a few candidates I'm deciding between, but I'm not ashamed to say that any coalescing of the anti-Murphy vote would help me in my decision.
UPDATE, 2:30 p.m. The storm now has a name: Hermine.
The National Hurricane Center reports there's a chance a storm in the Gulf of Mexico now known prosaically as Tropical Depression 9 could churn up the coast and smack us with heavy rains, high tides and strong winds by Monday.
The storm, which has been slowly meandering across the Atlantic for the past couple of weeks, might finally be getting better organized over the warm Gulf waters. Read more.
MassDOT reports Keolis will run a train to and from the Bruce Springsteen concert at Gillette on Sept. 14.
The downbound train will leave South Station at 5:35 p.m., Back Bay at 5:40 and Dedham Corporate Center at 5:55. The train back to Boston will leave a half hour after the end of the concert. Tickets are $20 at the ticket counters at South Station, Back Bay and North Station.
I felt compelled to share this with UHub for some reason. . .
The Boston Business Journal reports Amtrak hopes to have the new trains barreling down the tracks by 2021, which is roughly when the T hopes to have the new Red and Orange Line trains mostly on the tracks.
Greg Cook ranks 50 pieces of public art in Boston and explains his decisions.
Mass. students top nation on ACT scores
Massachusetts high school students in the class of 2016 had the countryâ€™s highest scores on the ACT exam, state officials announced Wednesday.
The average Massachusetts student scored 24.8 out of a possible 36 on the standardized test, used by many colleges for admissions. Nationally, the average composite score was 20.8.
The Herald reports the Boston Police Patrolmen's Association is aghast at the way the city ordered 100 officers to test out the cameras when the union and the city negotiated such a nice agreement calling for officers who volunteered to wear the cameras to participate.
You may recall, of course, that Police Commissioner William Evans issued his order when no officers volunteered.
Suffolk County Sheriff Steve Tompkins and challenger Alex Rhalimi both oppose legalization of recreational marijuana, but for different reasons. Read more.