Parenting

By - 10/10/16 - 11:50 am
Too many toys in Jamaica Plain playground

A concerned citizen files a complaint that well meaning JP parents have gotten out of hand with the tradition of leaving toys at the Brewer Street tot lot for other kids to play with:

Too many toys have been dumped at Brewers Playground. It was cute at first but now it's dangerous. Can't even walk without tripping over discarded and broken toys.

By - 10/6/16 - 3:22 pm

Yes, it's come to this: Boston Public Schools today sent messages to parents that clowns are not a menace in Boston: Read more.

By - 10/5/16 - 8:52 pm

The Boston School Committee voted unanimously tonight to urge a no vote on Question 2, which would expand the number of charter schools in Massachusetts.

Boston school officials first began pondering a no vote in July out of concern over the impact of the loss in state aid that could come if students move to new charter schools.

By - 10/5/16 - 1:48 pm

Three Massachusetts pediatricians and groups representing pediatricians across the state and the country say the FDA is dragging its feet complying with a 2009 federal law requiring cigarette makers put graphic images of the effects of smoking on their products - and are hoping a lawsuit might spur some action. Read more.

By - 10/5/16 - 11:36 am

Boston’s South Shore is home to two varieties of money mysteries. There’s a big, almost unsolvable whodunit. Then there are thousands of smaller cliffhangers easily solved if the gumshoes kept the legwork simple.

By - 10/5/16 - 11:12 am
Long slide in Fallon Field in Roslindale

The new playground at Fallon Field in Roslindale is fast taking shape, with the possibility it could be ready by month's end for kids to play in.

By - 9/26/16 - 3:52 pm

Administrators, teacher and students at Boston Latin School will have to undergo annual training on preventing racial discrimination, under an agreement announced today by the US Attorney's office to end the federal probe into possible civil-rights at the school. Read more.

By - 9/24/16 - 11:49 am
Building a new playground at the Sumner School in Roslindale

Parents and neighbors descended on the Sumner School in Roslindale today to help set up a temporary play set to replace the one burned in an arson fire this past May, until a more permanent playground can be built. Read more.

By - 9/1/16 - 4:31 pm

A Medford woman faces a charge of reckless endangerment of a child after Arlington Police say they found her "stumbling around a neighborhood, drunk and high, while she was watching a young boy." Read more.

By - 8/23/16 - 9:47 am

WBUR interviews Michael Contompasis on his return to the school he once led; he says he's trying to figure out a social-media policy for "acceptable behavior" online. Also, BLS has hired a full-time staffer just to communicate with parents; whom he promises will be notified as soon as some sort of incident happens at the school.

Contompasis is serving as interim headmaster until Superintendent Tommy Chang hires a permanent replacement for Lynne Mooney Teta, who resigned in June after several months of turmoil

By - 8/19/16 - 9:50 am

A Boston couple has sued Costco and the maker of Kirkland detergent pods for a 2013 incident with a detergent pod that they say left their young daughter with injuries for which she still needs treatment. Read more.

By - 8/4/16 - 1:56 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports that Elizabeth Seton Academy is closed, effective immediately.

By - 8/3/16 - 4:50 pm

Industries have a life cycle just like humans . Like a person’s childhood, teenage years, adulthood and golden years, industries have distinct life stages. A local example is the Nantucket whaling industry. Let’s review the lifecycle.

1659: Nantucket settled.

1752: Start up stage. Whaling voyages begin. The market for clean burning whale oil is small but growing. Industry profits are negative and large amounts of capital are required to build ships and train mariners.

1760-1789: Growth stage. In this stage capital requirements are still high, but sales grow rapidly and profits are positive.

By - 8/1/16 - 9:42 am

Boston Public Schools today announced a new service this fall that will let middle-school and high-school students get a morning wake-up call - voiced by Big Papi. Read more.

By - 7/29/16 - 5:26 pm

As police were determining the death of Kyzr Willis, 7, was a tragic accident, the mayor's office was announcing changes to the way the Curley Community Center in South Boston runs its summer program for kids, when they re-open on Monday. Read more.

By - 7/29/16 - 10:09 am

Jessica Burko asks:

What's the going rate per cup at a kids' lemonade stand? (asking for my mini entrepreneurs).

By - 7/26/16 - 4:01 pm
Troopers search water off Carson Beach

Troopers search water around 4 p.m. Photo by James.

Missing boy

Updated, 8:20 p.m.

WBZ reports police this evening found the body of Kyzr Willis in the water off Carson Beach.

The boy was last seen around 2:05 p.m. near the M Street bathhouse. Read more.

By - 7/20/16 - 8:48 pm

In September, the Boston School Committee will debate whether to oppose a ballot question that would lift the state's cap on new charter schools. Read more.

By - 7/19/16 - 8:04 pm

Most people struggle to pick a career. It’s considered a stroke of good luck if someone finds their vocation, a job that they truly enjoy. I do consider myself a lucky man, but I wouldn’t exactly say the leprechauns were looking out for me the day I started on my career path. I’m also not sure that I found financial planning. Maybe it found me.

By - 6/26/16 - 3:04 pm
Adriel, found alone at a playground

UPDATE: WCVB reports police have found the parents but add the child remains in DCF care.

Boston Police are seeking the public's help to find the parents or guardians of Adriel, a boy believed to be two or three who was found alone at Ryan Playground, 310 River St. in Mattapan around 6:30 p.m. yesterday. Read more.