School officials traveled to Madison Park High School in Roxbury today to put teachers, administrators and students that this time they're serious about turning the school around - through an emergency "intervention team" to be assembled to figure out why an earlier "innovation plan" has failed.
Parent Imperfect reports on a School Committee hearing on proposed layoffs and other cuts, held at the Hyde Park Educational Complex.
School Committee Chair, Michael Oâ€™Neill made a valiant effort to lighten things up a bit in his welcoming remarks, but few attendees were in that kind of mood.
Two dozen Boston Latin School students who may have been in close contact with that student are being urged to visit their own doctors this weekend, BPS confirms.
Some of those students may have to take a preventative course of antibiotics. Additional families were also notified.
In patients past infancy, the disease is rarely fatal, although it can mean weeks of persistent coughing.
We just got the robocall.
An official city snow emergency goes into effect at 11 p.m., so if you're parked on a snow-emergency route, move that car.
City Hall will be open for business.
Acting School Superintendent John McDonough announced today that the state has chosen two private education groups to take over control of the Holland and Dever schools in Dorchester, which the state says BPS has been unable to get into shape and which are rated as low as you can get under the scoring system used by the state to judge schools.
Ambulances took four students at the Martin Luther King Jr. K-8 School to Boston Medical Center for checkups today after they shared pills and vitamins one of them brought in from home.
All four turned out to be fine, Khita Pottinger, principal of the school on Lawrence Avenue in Dorchester, said in a phone message to parents this afternoon:
Cara Rubinsky asks:
Can anyone suggest a kid-friendly sushi place in/near Cambridge to take out-of-towners for lunch?
We're starting to hear from folks associated with elementary schools in Roslindale, Jamaica Plain and Hyde Park that Court Street's sent directives to principals to submit budgets that include cuts - in the case of one small school, $65,000, which would mean eliminating a teacher position.
BPS says it will publish proposed budget details on Feb. 5 and then hold a month of hearings before the School Committee makes any decisions.
Isis Parenting, which provided classes, consulting and products for expectant and new mothers, announced yesterday it's closing all of its centers in the area - Back Bay, Arlington, Needham and Hanover.
The chain, which started in Brookline in 2003 - and which provided pre-natal classes for a number of local hospitals - broke the news on its Facebook page last night:
With heavy hearts, we announce the extremely sad news that Isis Parenting must close. Effective immediately, no classes or phone consults will take place.
UPDATE, Thursday: Found safe.
Caleb Jacoby, 16, an 11th grader at the Maimonides School, has not been seen or heard from since 12:30 p.m. yesterday.
He's 5'11" and 140 lbs., and was last seen wearing navy chinos, a navy polo shirt, a brown winter jacket with a hood, white socks and brown sneakers or shoes.
Police urge anybody with information about his whereabouts to contact them, at 617-730-2222.
Jacoby is the son of Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby.
Sacha Pfeiffer noticed these fliers up around Cambridge and Somerville:
Sad children with cold hands (and annoyed parents) somewhere in Cambridge/Somerville
Boston Public Schools are closed on Friday. This was followed by a few minutes later by a press release from the mayor's office with the following sub-headline:
Extended vacation one last gift from Mayor Menino to students of Boston
Mike reports that when he ordered a pizza from the Randolph Papa Gino's last night, he made a request: "Draw a lion on box, please. Even if cheesy." As you can see, they delivered. He adds:
My one year old saw it and roared. Which was my entire reason for the request.
So kids, stay straight and don't skip school.
Boston Police report they are investigating how a toddler girl wound up at 1833 Washington St. yesterday afternoon with injuries that would claim her life.
Police say she was found unresponsive around 4:40 p.m. and was declared dead at Boston Medical Center. The Globe reports authorities do not consider her death "suspicious."
Some Globe columnist determines the reason so many people in their 20s don't have jobs isn't because the economy sucks and the middle class is disappearing, but because their goddamn coddling boomer parents were too nice to them and didn't kick them out of the nest to forage for bananas.
Is this what John Henry meant when he wrote: "A newspaper needs to provide the breadth of perspective and diligent analysis that gets to the heart of what is going on in our world?"