Parenting

By - 12/12/17 - 8:22 pm

School Superintendent Tommy Chang is hearing all those complaints from elementary-school parents facing start times as early as 7:15 a.m. next year - and is doing something about it. No, not changing the schedules, but: Read more.

By - 12/11/17 - 10:25 am

The School Committee meets Wednesday (6 p.m. at the Bolling Building in Dudley Square). Parents upset about new elementary-school starting times as early as 7:15 a.m. are planning a large display of displeasure. Read more.

By - 12/7/17 - 4:42 pm

BPS has posted the list of when schools with start and end starting next fall.

By - 12/7/17 - 9:52 am

WBUR reports the Boston School Committee voted last night to change start and end times for Boston schools, with the goal of getting high-schools to school later, elementary students out of school earlier and to tie the whole thing into the school-bus schedules a team at MIT has been drawing up. Members of that team were supposed to work overnight to get the new schedules ready for public release today.

By - 11/20/17 - 12:14 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court today dismissed a teenager's conviction for causing "serious bodily harm" to a friend's dog, ruling that the phrase "serious bodily harm" in state juvenile laws is only intended for cases involving people. Read more.

By - 10/20/17 - 10:45 am

Many people will look you in the eye and tell you with utter conviction that the only way to learn is to move to the country of your target language. This isn’t strictly true, but it obviously makes immersion more likely.

By - 10/19/17 - 12:09 pm

WBZ reports on the emergence of the dreaded jimson weed, but fails to inform us if weed eating is a problem among the children of Newton.

By - 10/3/17 - 12:36 pm

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld a Dorchester woman's conviction for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon - the belt with which she struck her five-year-old son in the face after he acted out in kindergarten. Read more.

By - 9/27/17 - 12:41 pm

Liz Phipps Soeiro at the Cambridgeport School thanks the First Lady for the ten Dr. Seuss books, but explains why the school won't keep them:

You may not be aware of this, but Dr. Seuss is a bit of a cliché, a tired and worn ambassador for children’s literature.

Read more.

By - 9/25/17 - 8:21 pm
Missing girl in Cambridge

UPDATE: Cambridge Police report she's been found safe and reunited with her family.

Cambridge Police report they are looking for Muna Kebede Shiferaw, 10.

She was last seen around 2:30 p.m. leaving the Peabody School at 70 Rindge Ave.

Read more.

By - 9/2/17 - 9:16 am

The Charlestown Patriot-Bridge reports BPS told Charlestown parents of kids at Boston Latin School and Boston Latin Academy they'd have to take the T to get to school this year, but relented after parents protested and it became an issue in this year's city-council race.

By - 8/27/17 - 8:55 pm

Tow-truck drivers from across the state slowly drove through Dorchester this afternoon to honor the memory of Brayden Kelly, a six-year-old who died last week before he got a chance to become a tow driver himself. Read more.

By - 8/21/17 - 9:14 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports 28 teens caught drinking in public were ordered by a judge today to write five-page essays on the importance of the Fisherman's Feast and do 15 hours of community service - just not in the North End, from which they were barred unless accompanied by a parent. All are between 15 and 17.

By - 8/18/17 - 9:50 am

WBZ reports on the incident on Trenton Street yesterday.

By - 8/17/17 - 8:50 pm

WFXT reports the Swan Boats in the Public Garden will be locked down Saturday as a precaution during the planned white-supremacist rally across the street on the Common. Read more.

By - 8/17/17 - 1:31 pm

The Frog Pond on Boston Common will be shut on Saturday as part of the security arrangements for the white-supremacist rally on the Common. The city has also ordered the pushcart vendors who normally sell food and clothing on the Common to find some other place to be on Saturday.

By - 7/12/17 - 11:15 pm
Pink stuffed animal on a Green Line trolley

Kate Estrop found this stuffed animal riding the E Line all alone tonight, wonders if it belongs to somebody.

By - 7/7/17 - 9:02 am

WBZ report on the 2 a.m. incident on Magnolia Street.

By - 7/4/17 - 10:20 am

WCVB reports on the incident yesterday at 1371 Beacon St., near Coolidge Corner