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By adamg - 4/5/20 - 10:49 pm

Perfection Towing Birthday Convoy!

It was Anthony's birthday today, but, of course, he couldn't have a party with his friends. So trucker friends of his father, Mike, who owns a Watertown towing company, got together behind the wheels of their rigs and gave him a parade. Read more.

By adamg - 4/5/20 - 10:17 am

WBUR talks to some members of a new-moms group - which meets online, of course.

By adamg - 4/2/20 - 10:17 am

The middle of a pandemic, when students and teachers are still getting used to doing things online, is no time to talk about what could be a fundamental restructuring of BPS, several city councilors say. The Dorchester Reporter has more.

By adamg - 4/1/20 - 10:43 pm

Neal Doyle has put together a map of teddy bears in windows in the three neighborhoods for families that want to go teddy-bear hunting.

Window bears in Hyde Park.

By adamg - 3/31/20 - 9:24 am
Roosevelt School teacher saying hi to a student from afar

Darryl Houston of Hyde Park reports on a visit yesterday from Melinda Hawkes, his daughter's teacher at the Roosevelt K-8 School: Read more.

By adamg - 3/26/20 - 11:56 pm

All the teddy bears you can try to see on a teddy-bear hunt in Hyde Park.

By adamg - 3/25/20 - 10:11 am

The BPL children's library has started a blanket-fort challenge - what kind of forts can Boston kids make?

By adamg - 3/19/20 - 2:36 pm
Kid behind a curtain

Bostonscigirl sums it up.

Eex27 agrees: Read more.

By adamg - 3/19/20 - 10:19 am

Mrs. Luciano Reads What This Story Needs Is a Pig in a Wig

Mattahunt Elementary School now has a YouTube channel, where teachers (and the principal) are reading books to kids and offering math and science lessons.

By adamg - 3/18/20 - 5:45 pm

WBUR reports there could be exceptions for centers that care for children of medical workers and first responders.

By adamg - 3/15/20 - 3:08 pm

Will make it easier to fight virus and will let BPS to procure supplies and other things it needs to support students through April 27. Read more.

By adamg - 3/13/20 - 7:08 pm

Mayor Walsh announced tonight he's ordering Boston Public Schools shut starting Tuesday. The closure will last through at least April 27, but Walsh said students could be called back earlier if things improve. Read more.

By adamg - 3/13/20 - 3:54 pm

Some 28 school districts announced today they are closing until March 27 because of the Covid-19 threat and despite Gov. Baker's plea to stay open unless they have confirmed cases in students, parents or staffers - including Everett, which had earlier announced a 30-day shutdown. Read more.

By adamg - 3/13/20 - 10:32 am

Update: Walsh announced tonight that schools will close on Tuesday and remain shut until April 27.

Mayor Walsh announced this morning that "there will be school Monday and there will be school next week." Read more.

By adamg - 3/11/20 - 10:17 pm

Weston School Superintendent Midge Connolly announced tonight: Read more.

By adamg - 3/11/20 - 8:40 pm

Brookline Town Administrator Mel Kleckner just robocalled residents that the Lincoln School will be shut tomorrow and Friday for sterlization after a parent was diagnosed with Covid-19. Read more.

By adamg - 3/11/20 - 8:16 pm

Somerville announced tonight its shutting all of its public schools and library branches and the Somerville Boxing Club for a week after three residents linked to that Biogen meeting tested positive for Covid-19. Read more.

By adamg - 3/9/20 - 3:47 pm

City Councilor Michelle Wu reports that School Superintendent Brenda Cassellius has directed schools to keep bathroom dispensers stocked with soap and paper towels - which many current and former students and parents will tell you has long been an issue - and to check the dispensers at least three times a day.

Other steps BPS is taking.

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