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By adamg - 12/7/23 - 10:39 pm

Boston Latin School Head of School Jason Gallagher alerted parents today that a student discovered "a small swastika" etched into a gym door - even as the school was planning to launch programs "related to antisemitism, Islamophobia, and anti-Arab discrimination." Read more.

By adamg - 12/6/23 - 5:03 pm

Boston city councilors today condemned what they call an abuse by the state-owned Reggie Lewis Center at Roxbury Crossing: Boston student athletes have to clear out by 3:30 p.m. so busloads of students from well-off suburbs can use its state-of-the-art facilities for training and not get home too late. Read more.

By adamg - 11/28/23 - 11:22 pm

Boston Police report arresting a teen they say went to class at Up Academy, 215 Dorchester St. in South Boston with a loaded gun in his backpack today. Read more.

By adamg - 11/28/23 - 9:07 pm

A Sumner School staff member suffered minor injuries this afternoon while helping students cross Cummins Highway in Roslindale Square near the former Washington Irving Middle School that is now the Sumner's upper school, according to e-mail sent to parents by school Principal Meghan Welch. Read more.

By Sasha Patkin - 11/24/23 - 1:58 pm
From Motherhood Undone

"I never expected to be a mother," Jennifer McClure writes in her artist statement. "I was forty-six when she was born, and I spent twenty-one days in the hospital after. When I got home, we had a long process of getting to know each other. She became more of her own person, while I let go of the self I thought I knew." Read more.

By adamg - 11/17/23 - 11:11 am

Parents of children at the Curley School got texts shortly before 10 a.m. that the school had been put in "safe mode" - its entrance and exit doors locked - and that they shouldn't head for the school.

A few minutes later, parents got an all-clear message: Read more.

By adamg - 11/16/23 - 11:23 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today ruled that a man no longer has to make previously agreed payments to his wife as part of a divorce settlement on account of how she tried, but failed, to carve him up with a hatchet a few months after they signed the settlement. Read more.

By adamg - 11/10/23 - 9:26 am

MALatinoNews.com reports on the resignations by members upset over a new BPS policy that will put ESL students in English-language classes right away, with English help as needed, rather than teaching them courses in their native languages.

By adamg - 11/9/23 - 12:10 pm
Slide shaped like a football that Gronk has just spiked

One guess where they got the idea for this slide.

DCR last week unveiled designs for the Gronk Playground it will be installing on the Esplanade - centered around a slide meant to immortalize the way Rob Gronkowski used to spike a football after a touchdown. Read more.

By adamg - 10/30/23 - 8:54 pm

Parents at the Lyndon School on Mt. Vernon Street in West Roxbury got e-mail today about "graffiti containing racially offensive language and inappropriate images" sprayed in a couple of classrooms and a hallway over the weekend.

School staffers counseled students who may have seen the graffiti. Boston Police are investigating.

By adamg - 10/21/23 - 3:00 pm
Message from Ohrenberger School to parents about undercooked chicken delivered yesterday

A fed-up parent of a child at the Ohrenberger School on West Boundary Road in West Roxbury forwarded this note the school sent out yesterday. The school has a brand-new kitchen, but it's been out of commission since the start of the year and so far BPS has yet to get it fixed, so instead the school has been serving packaged lunches - some of which showed up yesterday as unsafe to serve.

By adamg - 8/26/23 - 10:34 am

Boston Public Schools Indoor Air Quality provides hourly stats from more than 4,400 sensors in individual BPS classrooms and offices on a variety of ventilation-related readings: Carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, particulates, humidity and temperature. Read more.

By adamg - 8/23/23 - 11:02 am
Chantal Lima Barbosa

Mayor Wu announced today she's appointed Chantal Lima Barbosa to the Boston School Committee to fill out the remaining four months of the term of Lorena Lopera, who resigned earlier this year.
Read more.

By adamg - 7/24/23 - 3:04 pm
Lead infused cups

The Boston Public Health Commisison is warning parents who might have Cupkin double-walled stainless steel children’s cups (both 8- and 12-oz sizes) to take them away from the kids immediately and demand a refund from Soojimus, the company that sold them. Read more.

By adamg - 7/21/23 - 8:58 am

The Haley School in Roslindale has alerted parents and staffers that one of its students was seriously injured in a fireworks explosion on July 5th, and points them to a GoFundMe page set up by his mom, which says that in addition to losing most of his fingers on one hand, he suffered serious facial injuries and faces a series of operations.

By adamg - 7/18/23 - 11:40 am

The mayor's office is now accepting applications from people who want to fill the remainder of Lorena Lopera's term on the Boston School Committee, which runs through the end of the year.

Lopera recently resigned her seat on the committee, the only school committee in the state that is appointed, rather than elected.

By adamg - 7/15/23 - 3:59 pm
Surveillance photos of suspect via BPD

Surveillance photos of suspect via BPD.

Update: Suspect arrested.

Boston Police report they are looking for the guy they say stole a couple's pickup at Geneva Avenue and Leroy Street in Dorchester yesterday afternoon with their two-year-old child still inside. Read more.

By adamg - 6/21/23 - 11:04 pm

Parents, teachers and alumni at the John D. O'Bryant School of Mathematics and Science tonight urged the School Committee to keep the school in Roxbury rather than moving it to distant West Roxbury, while people affiliated with Boston Latin Academy mostly urged the committee to find a new head of school who won't belittle and ignore teachers and students - although some praised and supported current Head of School Gavin Smith. Read more.

By adamg - 6/18/23 - 12:37 pm

Schoolyard News posts an essay by Aparna Lakshmi, an O'Bryant history teacher and Robert Comeau, an O'Bryant English teacher on how the drawbacks of moving their school to a site about as close to the middle of nowhere in Boston as you can get will outweigh the potential benefits of expanded, state-of-the-art classrooms and labs. Read more.

By adamg - 6/13/23 - 9:28 am

Some 85% of teachers at Boston Latin Academy voted "No Confidence" in Head of School Gavin Smith.

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