3. We don't have pregnant tarantulas roaming the streets, either.
Boston Police report Timara Reynolds, 18, hasn't been seen since July 3.
Reynolds, 5'4" and 170 lbs., was last seen around midnight that day at 11 Jerome St., wearing an orange tank top, a matching orange skirt, rainbow flip flops and a black hooded sweatshirt with "Yeah Buddy."
If you've seen her, contact 911 or C-11 detectives at 617-343-4335.
The Globe alerts us that the disposable-income set is now beset by constant worrying about just how many babies they should pop out.
"I get the sense that [people think] weâ€™re choosing to have one child because we donâ€™t love our son as much as people with multiple children, and it drives me nuts,â€ť she says. "One woman came up to me at Trader Joe's and, 'Oh, how could you deprive him? Youâ€™ll change your mind.' "
Ed. note: One saving grace about shopping at Shaw's: People rarely confront you about the size of your brood - or much of anything else, for that matter.
The mother of a young boy whom a teacher's aide molested at the Martin Luther King School charges the school's principal knew about the allegations but refused to do anything about them - and even kept the aide in the same classroom with her son - until police began investigating the aide over similar allegations at another school.
Looks like one Wellesley dad will be having a jim-dandy Father's Day, based on his Craigslist ad:
My Kids Suck: Skywalker Trampoline with Enclosure â€“ 17X15 â€“ $350 (Wellesley)
They begged. Pleaded. Told me how theyâ€™d use it EVERY day. How our house would become THE place to hang out. We had a hot tub. And a basketball court. And a fire pit. And a hammock. But if we had THIS, well, weâ€™d be rock stars. Plus since I â€śmessed up their livesâ€ť by moving them here in middle school, I owed them at least this much. God, dad. ...
Tomorrow's the annual Southie Family Fun Day in Marine Park, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Marcin Kunicki reports he found this giraffe near Community Boating on the Esplanade, hopes somebody knows whose it is.
Last year, Leah Cypess and her three kids visited all the playgrounds of Brookline, plus many in surrounding Boston neighborhoods. She wrote reviews of each one.
Just got a robocall from Boston Latin School that on Tuesday, a student tweeted a "generic threat" against the school, but that the matter was successfully handled by the school, school police and Boston Police and neither the school nor its students were ever in any actual danger. Well, that generically puts my mind at ease.
The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that parent-teacher conferences are not the sort of "public" events that a city can use to protect itself against lawsuits by people who slip and fall while on their way inside to meet with their kids' teachers.
The ruling by the state's highest court means Michelle Wilkins of Haverhill will be allowed to make the case that the city owes her big time for the injuries she suffered slipping on ice outside the school.
The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that the phrase "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance doesn't violate the First Amendment rights of non-believers in part because its origins are in Cold War patriotism, not religion - and in part because nobody in Massachusetts can be forced to recite it.
The state's highest court's ruling comes in the case of an atheist Acton couple who objected to the inclusion of the phrase in the pledge their three children wanted to recite with their classmates every morning.
The court noted that while the phrase "under God" can obviously carry a religious connotation:
A concerned citizen counts to ten before complaining about the two incorrect hopscotch boards at Draper Park, off Washington Street in West Roxbury. With a photo of a correct hopscotch setup at the Kilmer School.
A group of parents in Roslindale say they're tired of watching playgrounds in other neighborhoods get upgraded while the only two in their neighborhood languish.
The parents have started organizing to get improvements to the Fallon and Healy Field playgrounds, such as water spray decks, if not to create more playground space in the neighborhood, especially in the "play desert" south of Roslindale Square.
Mayor Walsh today announced a task force to look at ways to dramatically increase the number of kids in full-day pre-school programs by 2018.
There are currently 6,000 four-year-olds in Boston, but that number is expected to grow to 8,000 by 2030. About one-third of four-year-olds in the city are currently enrolled in the city K1 program. Another quarter attend no pre-school program at all.
According to the mayor's office, the Universal Pre-Kindergarten Advisory Committee
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.