A gaggle of city and school officials will gather in City Hall today, along with "elected leaders and community members," to announce who is temporarily replacing Lynne Mooney Teta as headmaster of the nation's oldest public school.
The recent issues at BLS being reported by the media are indicators of a larger problem within the City of Boston, and it's time for constituents of Boston's legislators and officials to hold those truly responsible accountable for their inaction.
The Herald reports longtime political fixer Michael Goldman is now "troubleshooting the media" for the mayor when they cover the ongoing Boston Latin School issue. City Hall and the Bolling Building both insist, however, that Goldman has absolutely no access to confidential records, so we guess we'll just need to keep speculating on who might have leaked confidential student disciplinary information to the Globe on Friday.
The Globe reports on the scorn and ridicule the officer heaped on the person to go with the photo she uploaded to a post sent to her Facebook friends a couple of days ago.
Times columnist Frank Bruni writes that at-large Boston City Councilors Ayanna Pressley and Michelle Wu (also currently council president) are two young Democratic elected officials to keep an eye on. He also put US Reps Joe Kennedy and Seth Moulton on his list.
BPS says it will appoint an interim headmaster for Boston Latin School next week as officials begin what they say is a national effort to find a replacement for Lynne Mooney Teta, who resigned this week.
Meanwhile, BPS has yet to say publicly what process it will use to replace Nicole Gittens, who is resigning as headmaster at the O'Bryant School.
In a letter to Boston Latin students, teachers, staff, alumni and parents ... Read more.
Peter Kadzis basically livetweeted an angry meeting of Mayor Walsh, Superintendent Tommy Chang and BLS teachers. Teachers demanded Walsh and Chang refuse resignations from Headmaster Lynne Mooney Teta and Assistant Headmaster Malcolm Flynn, Walsh got mad, Chang told teachers not to pull that sort of thing in front of the media but they did anyway.
Boston Police warn:
This dangerous drug is being sold to buyers who presume the pills, which are accurately formed and marked with the designation A/215, are Oxycodone 30 mg tablets. Anyone who ingests these Fentanyl pills may put themselves in serious danger of overdosing which can result in death.
Mayor Walsh's office said today it's setting up permanent City Hall outlets in Boston neighborhoods, starting tomorrow at the Tobin Community Center on Mission Hill. Read more.
The city won't build GE a helipad without scrutiny from the City Council. On Wednesday, the council formally votes to approve at-large Councilor Michael Flaherty's proposal for a hearing on the city's proposal for a public helipad somewhere closer to GE's impending Fort Point headquarters. Read more.
Josh Weiland asks:
Where in Boston for best proper English Sunday Roast? With meat and potatoes and veg and Yorkshire pudding?
Mayor Walsh today annnounced a ten-year program, called Boston Creates, to "weave arts and culture into the fabric of everyday life" in the city.
The city will set aside money each year for public art projects - 1% of each year's spending on capital projects. One of the first areas to benefit will be Hyde Square in Jamaica Plain, where the city Public Works Department will spend $100,000 on public art to go along with a planned road upgrade. Read more.
Where on the T can you get a good Monte Cristo?
Kelly O. spotted students at the Jackson-Mann School in Allston joining teachers in a "walk-in" over a teacher contract that expires Aug. 31. The Globe has more on the issues.
The Boston Public Library's board of trustees today offered the president's job to the man who's been running the BPL system since the last permanent president left.
David Leonard accepted the job, the week after the trustees' first choice decided not to leave San Jose, CA. Read more.