At-large City Councilor John Connolly discusses the proposed teacher contract announced yesterday; calls it "a very mediocre contract" that doesn't go far enough to improve education, "close the achievement gap" and bring more middle-class students back into Boston public schools. "If we want to close the achievement gap, we need to transform the system."... Read more
After more than two years, the Globe reports.
The Globe reports on efforts by the school department to prevent the fiascos of the past two years, which led to thousands of students getting to school late - if at all.
She dials 911 to break up the crowd of drinking, pissing, sexed-up teens from God knows where at the very heart of the North End.
A Quincy father has turned his daughter in for bank robbery. According to the Patriot-Ledger, Meredith Cunniff, 36, was arrested and charged with the robbery of the Colonial Federal Savings Bank on Beach Street in Quincy. Her family believes she has substance-abuse issues and her father had tried to send her to rehab. Her father identified her after seeing what he believed was her... Read more
â€śFarmers To Youâ€ť Announces Roslindale Service Starting August 1
For Immediate Release
Calais, Vermont. July 23, 2012
The Roslindale Congregational Church will be the pick up site. Located on Cummins Highway just a few... Read more
The Globe reports a teacher at the Joyce Kilmer School is under investigation by police and school and state child-protection officials for "inappropriate contact with students" and that the school's principal has been removed from his position.
The Globe says Superintendent Carol Johnson announced the news - along with news that the principal at the Frederick Middle School in Dorchester has been put on... Read more
State Police report a woman gave birth in the back seat of a car stuck in traffic on Rte. 16 this afternoon.
The traffic was at a near standstill due to malfunctioning traffic lights at Wellington Circle, State Police said in a statement. When a frantic 911 call came in around 1:30 p.m. about a woman who appeared to be about ready to give birth,... Read more
The Globe details how School Superintendent Carol Johnson did nothing after then O'Bryant co-headmaster Rodney Peterson pleaded guilty to domestic violence and applied for a new job in Memphis - and may have promised to keep that up as long as news didn't leak out (which it did). But the kicker to the whole thing is in the very last two paragraphs:
He... Read more
The Frog Pond wading pool will officially open on Friday at 11 a.m.
The celebration will feature a special visit from official mascot Frog Pond Freddie, entertainment, arts and crafts activities, Fuel Up to Play 60 program activities featuring Hood Milk, face painting, ReadBoston book giveaways, and activities and giveaways from media sponsor Mix 104.1. Children of all ages are eligible to enter a... Read more
Leash enforcement. Now. I've counted 18 dogs running unleashed. One has just mounted and began mating with another, both too far from their owners for it to be broken up before my 6 year old nephew asked me what was going... Read more
The Supreme Judicial Court today overturned the involuntary-manslaughter conviction of a Milford woman who didn't seek medical help when giving birth to a baby in the breech position at home.
The state's highest court ruled the state failed to prove the baby would have been born alive or could have been saved even if Alissa Pugh had sought help and that the judge also erred... Read more
UPDATE: The Globe reports Peterson has resigned his O'Bryant position.
Rodney Peterson, co-headmaster of the John D. O'Bryant School of Mathematics and Science, was a finalist to become principal of a Memphis middle school, but withdrew his name after a Memphis TV station reported he was on probation on a domestic-violence charge in Boston.
The Suffolk County District Attorney's office confirmed this morning... Read more
A student at Boston Latin School was recently diagnosed with tuberculosis and a small number of students and teachers who had been in close contact with him or her will be tested next week.
Headmaster Lynne Mooney Teta informed students about the case today:
TB is both a curable and preventable disease. TB is not transmitted by brief contact (such as passing in the... Read more
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports on a steaming controversy that pits dog owners vs. parents and other residents fed up with mounds of dog "caca" on neighborhood playing fields.
When a man with a large dark brown dog and a blond woman with a small white dog came 3 feat from shortstop, I said to them, "You can't have your dog off the lease and doing caca... Read more
The Swellesley Report posts a copy of the speech one teacher gave at graduation this year.