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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
WBZ reports on the incident on Trenton Street yesterday.
Kate Estrop found this stuffed animal riding the E Line all alone tonight, wonders if it belongs to somebody.
WBZ report on the 2 a.m. incident on Magnolia Street.
WCVB reports on the incident yesterday at 1371 Beacon St., near Coolidge Corner
Chelsea Police Chief Brian Kyes posted this photo of the stuffed cow a two-year-old was holding onto when he fell out of a second-floor window on Marlboro Street yesterday:
2 year old child from yesterday is doing fine. He was held overnight at MGH for observation. Thankfully the stuffed cow broke his fall.
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.
List compiled by Greta Gaffin:
For boys: Read more.
Tim Smith joined the annual Mother's Day Walk for Peace from Fields Corner to City Hall this morning.
The BPS Exam School Initiative, which aims to boost minority enrollment in the city's exam schools through free exam prep classes, held an open house at Boston Latin School this morning. School Superintendent Tommy Chang tweeted the following at Kenny Jervis, a longtime BPS parent advocate (and as you can see, cc'ed the mayor): Read more.
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