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By - 9/9/14 - 4:01 pm

If BPS officials are trying to convince the state to take Madison Park High School off their hands, they're doing an excellent job of it: Students walked out of school in a protest today because four days after the start of their school year, the school has yet to assign them to any classes.

The Dorchester Reporter interviewed the student who organized... Read more

By - 9/9/14 - 7:40 am

The Daily Free Press interviews Thomas "Kwest" Burns, 41, and Ricardo "Deme5" Gomez, who painted the Nelson Mandela mural at Clifford and Warren streets.

By - 9/8/14 - 2:10 pm

Brendan Halpin knew Adrian Gonzalez, the 17-year-old shot to death early Saturday near Egleston Square. He is outraged that he has to write an elegy for him:

Adrian was a person who mattered. His death is a tragedy, and the fact that it happens so often should make us outraged, not inured.

How do you feel about living in a country where

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By - 9/8/14 - 8:07 am

The Crimson reports on the gift from Hong Kong businessman Gerald Chan - who has a doctorate from the school - in honor of his father, T.H. Chan, who always wanted to start a school.

By - 9/8/14 - 6:18 am

Around midnight, Boston EMS Incidents reports. Matthew Gregoire reports the man, shot twice, did not sustain life-threatening injuries.

By - 9/6/14 - 9:55 am

UPDATE: Boston Police report the victim, Adrian Gonzalez, 17, died.

Stanley Staco reports a man was shot in the chest around 12:30 a.m. on Wardman Street. Boston EMS Incidents reports he was taken away in bad shape.

It's the latest shooting in recent days in the streets surrounding the intersection of Columbus Avenue and Washington Street:

By - 9/5/14 - 8:29 pm

Around 8:20 p.m. at Perrin and Waverly streets. The homicide unit was summoned just in case because of the severity of the victim's injuries.... Read more

By - 9/4/14 - 6:27 pm

The Globe reports BPS says it won't file to turn the Dearborn STEM school into an "in district" charter school this year, which means the earliest it can try is 2016.

By - 9/4/14 - 5:52 pm

Around 5:20 p.m. at Walnut and Westminster avenues. The truck turned up on American Legion Highway in Roslindale.

By - 9/2/14 - 10:36 pm

Around 10 p.m. at Academy Road and Weaver Way, at least twice. None of the shots hit.

By - 8/28/14 - 5:12 pm

At 5:05 p.m., Beaz reported signal problems meant a 45-minute trip from Ruggles to State Street.

By - 8/28/14 - 5:04 pm

Blue Hill Avenue is shut in both directions at Woodcliff Street due to a crash around 4:30 p.m. that sent a dirt-bike rider to the hospital in such bad shape the homicide unit was called in just in case.

MBTA buses were also diverted for the investigation.... Read more

By - 8/27/14 - 10:38 pm

City Councilor Tito Jackson had some bad news today for Roxbury residents who want to preserve the historic Dearborn school building and move its science-based classes to another location in the neighborhood: State officials told him they would rescind the $36 million grant it awarded Boston for a new school because it's based on a plan calling for tearing down the old building.

Neighbors of... Read more

By - 8/26/14 - 3:49 pm

Roxbury, MA – It is election season for Massachusetts residents! There are so many important issues that need to be addressed. Whether it be violence in the community, education, the economy, or green energy, everyone needs to be heard. For the first time, the Young Professionals Network of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts (YPNULEM) is hosting a series entitled “Candid Conversations”. During this series,... Read more

By - 8/21/14 - 11:39 pm

The Globe reports on what might not be the culmination of a BPS investigation into possibly unfair treatment of teachers at the exam school on Townsend Street.

By - 8/21/14 - 12:42 pm
Tremont Crossing design

Tremont Crossing: This time for real?

P-3 Partners, which has the city nod to build a large mixed-use development on what has become an urban wild across from Boston Police headquarters on Tremont Street, has until Sept. 18 to "articulate a clear funding plan and demonstrate concrete interest on the part of prospective retail, office, and commercial tenants," the BRA says.

After years of ground going unbroken, the BRA in June... Read more

By - 8/20/14 - 10:22 pm

Shortly before 9:30 p.m., police arrived on Copeland Street in Roxbury to investigate 10 or so gunshots. They found two cars with bullet holes in the area of 43 Copeland St.

About 40 minutes later, a man showed up at Boston Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the thigh.... Read more

By - 8/20/14 - 2:15 pm

City Councilor Tito Jackson (Roxbury) says he will fight efforts by BPS to turn the impending brand-new Dearborn STEM School into a charter school when that would open it up to students across the city, rather than giving Roxbury students preference.

Jackson rejected a request from school officials to lobby state officials to change state charter laws to allow for charters that are not open... Read more

By - 8/20/14 - 1:58 pm

An angry Councilor Tito Jackson (Roxbury) today demanded an in-depth audit of finances at the city's only vocational high school.

BPS "should be absolutely ashamed" that the school has 62 staff vacancies just two weeks before school opens, Jackson said today, calling for a hearing to consider the issue.

Councilor Charles Yancey (Dorchester) agreed. "The situation at Madison is really at a crisis level,"... Read more

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