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By adamg - 11/10/22 - 2:38 pm

Parents of two former students at the Mission Hill School, which the School Committee ordered shut as unfixable earlier this year, are suing Boston, the school's onetime principal and two teachers for the unconscionable treatment they say their kids received from not just students but the principal and her staff. Read more.

By adamg - 11/6/22 - 3:53 pm

A disgusted citizen files a 311 complaint about parents of toddlers forcing kids over 8 to leave the playground at the Lawndale Garden Terrace Park off the Southwest Corridor Park so their rugrats can play there: Read more.

By adamg - 10/15/22 - 5:05 pm

Boston Police report at least three Boston public-school parents have gotten calls from "kidnappers" demanding ransom for their allegedly abducted children. Read more.

By adamg - 10/11/22 - 12:20 pm

School Superintendent Mary Skipper told Lyndon K-8 Pilot School parents yesterday that she's appointed school Co-Leader Catherine Carney, who only started this summer, to take over as full School Leader after the other school co-leader, Andre Ward, suddenly went on leave. Read more.

By adamg - 10/9/22 - 1:34 pm
New playground layout

New playground map, from Parks and Rec.

Replacing the playground at Millennium Park in West Roxbury was always going to take longer than similar jobs elsewhere because it sits atop a former landfill, which meant the new walkways and concrete pads for equipment would have to have time to settle first, but even with that, plans called for kids to be playing this summer. Read more.

By adamg - 10/6/22 - 8:54 pm

The Ohrenberger School on West Boundary Road went into "safe mode" this afternoon after somebody began firing a gun nearby. Read more.

By adamg - 9/19/22 - 9:34 am

BPS alerted parents this morning that "an adult member of our BPS community has been diagnosed with monkeypox." Read more.

By adamg - 8/31/22 - 4:09 pm

A federal judge in Boston today dismissed a lawsuit by parents of several special-needs students in greater Boston alleging their children were unfairly singled out by the rapid shift from in-person to online learning as Covid-19 tore through the state in 2020 and 2021. Read more.

By adamg - 8/24/22 - 3:17 pm

A four-year-old who fell from a fourth-floor window at 12 American Legion Highway, near Blue Hill Avenue last Wednesday died today, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

By adamg - 8/17/22 - 4:58 pm

Around 3:15 p.m. from a fourth-floor window near Blue Hill Avenue, WCVB reports. Due to the severity of the child's injuries, the BPD homicide unit was called in. Read more.

By adamg - 8/10/22 - 11:13 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today dismissed part of a lawsuit by the family of a Cambridge fourth-grader suspended from school for something he didn't do, because the family first alerted the city school superintendent it planned to sue, rather than the mayor or city manager. Read more.

By adamg - 8/5/22 - 11:38 pm
Missing girl

Boston Police report they are continuing to search for Nah-Tayleigh Brown, 13, who was last seen the evening of July 29 in the area of Dewey Terrace in Roxbury. Read more.

By adamg - 7/26/22 - 12:22 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a proposal by KinderCare to expand its existing Atlantic Avenue facility into the space left vacant when the Living Room closed in 2019.

At a hearing today, KinderCare attorney William Ferullo said the expansion will let KinderCare expand its tot count from 42 to 68.

By adamg - 7/22/22 - 11:11 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld the way MassHealth reimburses doctors for infant circumcisions, tossing a lawsuit by anti-circumcision activists who called that a waste of taxpayer money on a procedure they claim is "not medically necessary." Read more.

By adamg - 7/21/22 - 5:56 pm

A Dorchester man told by police to leave the Little Saigon Cultural District's Night Market on Dorchester Avenue Saturday night for being drunk returned an hour later and grabbed a child by the shoulders and kissed the little kid, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 7/14/22 - 10:53 am

WCVB reports the deal includes added investment in programs for special-needs and English-learner students - two areas the state recently said BPS particularly needs to improve on.

By adamg - 7/6/22 - 11:31 am

Mayor Wu today announced a $20 million investment to expand the number of seats available in BPS pre-K classrooms and to bolster services available to child-care providers, including "developmental and behavioral health screenings, student support interventions, culturally relevant and challenging curriculum."

By adamg - 6/29/22 - 9:48 pm
Mary Skipper

The Boston School Committee today picked Mary Skipper, who worked in BPS before becoming school superintendent in Somerville, to replace Brenda Cassellius, whose tenure ends tomorrow. Read more.

By adamg - 6/23/22 - 10:03 pm

A couple from Sharon who says Brigham and Women's Hospital lost their newborn's body before it could be handed over to a funeral home for burial is suing the hospital for more than $1.1 million in damages. Read more.

By adamg - 6/21/22 - 11:12 am
Skipper and Welch

The Boston School Committee today announced its two finalists to replace Brenda Cassellius as Boston School Superintendent: Mary Skipper, currently Cassellius's counterpart in Somerville - and former administrator of BPS high schools - and Tommy Welch, currently the Region 1 K-12 superintendent for BPS, who oversees 15 schools in Charlestown, East Boston and the North End. Read more

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