Ted Folkman photographed players lining up to march in today's Parkway Little League parade to open the season at the Baker Street fields.
BPS parents held a bake sale outside City Hall yesterday to make a point about the impact a $61-million shortfall in the school budget will have on their kids. Several city councilors bought baked goods in support.
A group of parents will protest cuts at Boston public schools next week by holding an old-fashioned bake sale outside City Hall.
"Gosh darn it, let's give the Mayor, City and State a hand!" reads the flyer for the bake sale, 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday.
The City Council voted today to urge the School Committee to hold off action on a proposal to eliminate school buses for 4,500 middle-school students until it can undergo more study.
City councilor Tito Jackson (Roxbury), who sponsored the unanimously approved motion, said making seventh and eighth graders take the T to school instead of traditional school buses could expose them to far more danger and may not even save the city any money.
Oh, for the good old days when it was just North End parents battling it out with dog owners letting their hounds run free over the asphalt of the Gassy park. Now, NorthEndWaterfront.com reports, it's dog owners vs. dog owners in a battle to the death, or something, over their right to unleash their pets in a park clearly marked "No dogs allowed" - complete with photo by one owner of another guy's dogs looking like they're going right for his jugular.
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.