By - 9/13/12 - 7:18 am

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

By - 9/12/12 - 9:34 am

After more than two years, the Globe reports.

By - 9/7/12 - 10:03 pm

Pouring at State Street.Pouring on State Street.

Paul Levy, who lives near a soccer field in Newton, looked out and saw something disturbing:

Today, as storms approached and lightning and thunder were clearly in close range, the coaches of our boys and girls teams kept practicing with the children.

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By - 9/3/12 - 12:52 pm

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.

By - 8/18/12 - 12:22 pm

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.

By - 8/6/12 - 8:55 am

Boy with guitarGo, go, go, Johnny go.

Jeff Tamagini took lots of photos at the St. Agrippina di Mineo feast in the North End this weekend, including one of this boy and his guitar.

Copyright Jeff Tamagini. Tagged as universalhub on Flickr.... Read more

By - 8/4/12 - 11:03 am

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

By - 7/23/12 - 6:36 am

“Farmers To You” Announces Roslindale Service Starting August 1

For Immediate Release

Calais, Vermont. July 23, 2012

Farmers To You, a partnership between Boston area families and Vermont farmers, is pleased to announce the addition of Roslindale to their served communities starting August 1.

The Roslindale Congregational Church will be the pick up site. Located on Cummins Highway just a few... Read more

By - 7/21/12 - 1:24 am

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

By - 7/18/12 - 4:15 pm

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

By - 7/12/12 - 3:47 pm

The Boston Fire Department reports EMTs managed to extricate the child's foot around 2:50 p.m. and provide treatment.

The last time a child got stuck at Aquarium.

By - 7/8/12 - 10:48 am

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:


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By - 6/26/12 - 8:18 pm

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

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By - 6/22/12 - 9:19 am

An outraged South Ender wonders why dog owners refuse to go to the neighborhood dog park instead of befouling Blackstone Square:

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

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By - 6/15/12 - 11:35 am

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

By - 6/15/12 - 10:29 am

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

By - 6/7/12 - 3:16 pm

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

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By - 6/6/12 - 6:55 am 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

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