CommonHealth reports on one Wellesley teen's battle with what turned out to be endometriosis; one specialist, who like others misdiagnosed the problem, told her she'd just have to bear the pain.
School officials hold a meeting tomorrow and several on Saturday to let parents and residents discuss possible ways to change the current elementary-school assignment system, which features three assignment zones, a lottery and lots and lots of school buses.
Tomorrow's meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Irving Middle School in Roslindale. On Saturday, BPS holds similar sessions at the Sherlburne Community Center in Roxbury... Read more
UPDATE: Franklin High School officials say the actual pugilists on the train were Franklin High alumni, not students, the Milford Daily News reports.
The 7:20 Franklin train last night pulled into Forge Park 63 minutes late because MBTA Transit Police had to board it twice to quell rambunctious Franklin High students returning from a hockey match at the Garden (which the Franklin Panthers ... Read more
Parent Imperfect walks us through the angst of getting a Boston Latin School acceptance letter and then deciding whether to send your kid there:
For families in the Boston Public Schools, at least, the decision NOT to go to take an invitation to attend BLS can be a very tough one. Liz and the PI remember well the strange momentum that took them in... Read more
The preliminary investigation indicates that the babyâ€™s mother was also in the motor vehicle when emergency responders arrived.
There were no visible signs of trauma to the baby, however, homicide investigators are awaiting the... Read more
Dr. T, an anesthesiologist, reports on her son's appendectomy at Children's Hospital - where she did some of her training:
And now came the hardest part: waiting. Waiting sucks. It was six in the morning. Even though all I wanted to do was sleep, I could only doze off for about twenty minutes. I wandered aimlessly through the parents' lounge. I watched the slice... Read more
Boston Police report arresting a Greenwood Street resident who'd allegedly finally snapped at all the parents who stop in front of his driveway to pick up kids at the school across the street.
According to police, a father of a Greenwood School student pulled up in front of Henry Perry's house at 136 Greenwood St. around 3:30 p.m. yesterday.
According to the victim,... Read more
Serious pearl clutching going on in Boston media circles today. In the Globe, one mother frets about her kids using the word "butt." In the Boston Business Journal, one father frets that his sons are now going to exclaim "suck" all the time now that they heard Tom Brady use the verb in his post-game interview:
Come on, Tom. You're better than that.... Read more
The Massachusetts Appeals Court today overturned a lower-court judge who had ordered a woman with severe mental problems to be sterilized as part of an abortion the judge had agreed with her family to make her have over her objections.
The family of the woman, identified only as Mary Moe, had sought an abortion when they learned she was pregnant in October because otherwise she... Read more
In Brookline overnight, Wicked Local Brookline reports: The kid was in the car with his mother's boyfriend.
With what they could call their Munchkins for munchkins program.
Channel 4 reports on a case involving a student at the Tynan School.
UPDATE: Channel 4 reports the girl has died.
A 12-year-old Boston Latin Academy student is "very, very, seriously, critically ill" with bacterial meningitis, but poses no risk to most other students, a city public-health official says.
A school nurse recognized symptoms of the potentially fatal disease... Read more
At some point last night, Margarita joined Ken, probably to tell him to talk to parents about the problem of late school bus arrivals, or something else.