Authors of a study of the achievement gap between black and Latino boys and the rest of BPS say good educational practices and increased parental involvement at four specific schools helped raise the students' test scores but that even more work was needed to close the gap between them and other BPS students.
The study looked at four schools - identified only by pseudonyms -...Read more
The National Nuclear Security Administration reports residents shouldn't worry if they see a helicopter flying low and fast over their heads between now and April 15 - it's just there to measure background radiation.
Why? Well, you know, so government security experts can tell if somebody's doing something untoward with something that might release large amounts of radiation all at once in the area....Read more
DronesX, a startup seeking to become the authoritative source on the burgeoning drone industry, is seeking a reporter to cover droney things in the Boston/Cambridge area. "Actors who look good on camera" eagerly sought, but they have to have reporting chops, too, and not be a human drone....Read more
UPDATE: Looks like WCVB has removed the video. Transcript in the comments.
WCVB has video of John Fish saying that
What bothers me a lot is the decline of pride, of patriotism, the love for our country.
The City Council voted 12-0 for a resolution by Councilor Tito Jackson (Roxbury) to block city workers from traveling to Indiana on official business due to its new law allowing companies to discriminate against lesbians and gays.
The council passed a similar resolution related to Arkansas - even as that state's governor was vetoing a similar law.
The resolutions go to Mayor Walsh.
"I don't...Read more
In what's probably an early April Fool's Easter Egg, Google Maps now sports a PacMan mode, which lets you turn local streets into an '80s arcade game. The map above shows the area around Boylston and Tremont. Look for the PacMan button in the lower left of the full-screen desktop Google Maps (it's not there in the "classic" maps).
City Councilor Tim McCarthy (Hyde Park, Roslindale, Mattapan) says it might be time for the city to make its peace with space savers - and make some money by selling official City of Boston space savers.
At a hearing on snow removal today, McCarthy said the idea, proposed by a constituent, has grown on him. In an era when some people would put out "furnaces...Read more
Dr. Sandro Galea, dean of the BU School of Public Health, uses T maps to illustrate health inequities in Boston - a city with one of the densest populations of doctors in the world:
This, then, tells a story of a city richly characterized by top-of-the-line medical resources and overall health indicators that are enviably good, but that has, within it, substantial heterogeneity in...Read more