By - 1/17/12 - 6:17 pm

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

By - 1/14/12 - 11:22 am

In Brookline overnight, Wicked Local Brookline reports: The kid was in the car with his mother's boyfriend.

By - 1/13/12 - 6:42 am

Associated Press reports on the sudden departure of the conductor of the school's Youth Philharmonic after the school learned who he'd hired to video performances. Channel 4 also reports.

By - 12/3/11 - 4:50 pm

With what they could call their Munchkins for munchkins program.

By - 12/1/11 - 4:15 pm

Little Christopher, who lives somewhere in the Philadelphia area, really, really, really hates Tom Brady. If you were his father, would you put this online?

Via Boston Daily.... Read more

By - 11/21/11 - 12:08 pm

UPDATE: Channel 4 reports the girl has died.

Dr. Anita Barry on the meningitis case at BLA.

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

By - 11/21/11 - 12:39 am

Channel 5 reports, says officials have not said which form of meningitis the seventh-grader has, but that in any case, the risk to other students is low. The school has posted a fact sheet on bacterial meningitis on its Web site.

By - 11/18/11 - 7:42 pm

Parent Imperfect says farewell to Principal Margarita Muniz and Assistant Principal Ken Larson, both of whom died this week:

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.

The School Committee recently approved a planned Margarita Muniz Academy in Jamaica Plain as the city's... Read more

By - 11/16/11 - 3:35 pm

The MetroWest Daily News reports Allie Loftis turned up in Jersey City. The New York Post reports she was found in the apartment of a 42-year-old man, who is now under arrest for, among other things, kidnapping.... Read more

By - 11/12/11 - 5:48 pm

Allie Loftis was last seen getting off a Peter Pan bus at the Port Authority late on Nov. 4.

By - 11/7/11 - 1:31 pm

CommonHealth alerts us to a Children's Hospital study that found kids infected with MRSA seemed to be especially at risk to death by flu. In some areas, up to 9% of kids now have the antibiotic-resistant bacteria living in their noses; such kids had an eightfold risk of severe and sometimes fatal H1N1 flu infections. And this, they say, is why kids need to... Read more

By - 11/6/11 - 11:51 am

Parent Imperfect reports on the re-opening of the newly remodeled Hennigan School library - in a sea of red, participants were asked to wear Target's primary color - that included not just a spiffy new library but 40 pounds of food for each family:

After about ten minutes, they emerged with bags full of frozen chicken, pancake mix, apple juice, soup, crackers, granola bars,

... Read more
By - 10/25/11 - 11:39 am

Discovery reports on a Harvard School of Public Health study of Boston teens that found a link between soda intake and violence - although left unanswered is the question of whether the sugar makes them more violent or whether the violent consume more soda:

Twenty-three percent of teens who drank fewer than one soft drink a week reported carrying a weapon, for example, compared

... Read more
By - 10/24/11 - 11:58 pm

Unhappy BCLA student.

BPS officials tonight offered a different take on a proposed reorganization that would shift schools around town, add 700 more seats to high-performance high schools and create two new "innovative" schools: It will help BPS better compete in a marketplace in which parents have a choice.

School Superintendent Carol Johnson said... Read more

By - 10/19/11 - 9:05 am

Channel 4 reports police are investigating how a 2-year-old wound up in the street to be hit by the vehicle on Heath Street and suffer a broken leg last night.

Photo: Police look at the mini-van.

By - 10/14/11 - 11:18 am

No, not Shaughnessy:

Brian McGrory really should never write about sports.

He really has no clue. He attempts to wax poetically about the time when the Red Sox were lovable losers, but can't even manage a decent impression of Doris Kearns Goodwin in this regard.

But ya know what? Time for something happy:

By - 9/22/11 - 8:22 am

Boston Police report the boy was found around 11 p.m. in an elevator at 225 Blue Hill Ave.

He woke up at a local hospital and was able to provide information about his mother, who was nowhere to be found, police say, adding once she does turn up, she'll be charged with child abandonment and child endangerment.... Read more