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By adamg - 12/4/19 - 1:39 pm

WFXT reports on the situation at English High School in Jamaica Plain and the O'Bryant School and Madison Park, next to each other in Roxbury. The schools were put in "safe" mode," in which students and teachers try to go on with their days normally even as all external doors are locked to keep people out; the schools are now back to regular mode.

By adamg - 12/2/19 - 6:35 pm

BPS was open today, but with the heaviest snow of Round 2 forecast for tomorrow morning, officials have announced BPS schools will be closed tomorrow.

Community centers and libraries will be open tomorrow, although community centers will open at 10 a.m.

By adamg - 12/2/19 - 11:49 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today that a player on a Pennsylvania teen hockey team owes nothing to a Massachusetts player he accidentally slashed in the wrist with one of his blades while checking him during a 2013 match in Marlboro - because checking's an integral part of the game and accidents happen, even if they sometimes mean the permanent loss of function in one hand. Read more.

By adamg - 11/11/19 - 10:12 am

Framingham Source reports (you'll have to scroll a bit to get to the actual news).

By adamg - 11/6/19 - 12:45 pm
BMC protesters say they care

Some 200 Boston Medical Center doctors, nurses and other staffers stood in front of Boston Medical Center today, in what they said was a protest against a visit by two representatives of a homophobic and anti-immigrant federal government but more important and a message to patients that hospital staffers will do whatever it takes to protect them from an administration determined to get rid of them. Read more.

By adamg - 10/19/19 - 10:10 am
A sign that asks dog owners to keep their pets from pissing in somebody's Beacon Hill yard

One aghast Beacon Hill citizen put this sign in his or her Revere Street window to try to get dog owners to keep their pets away from the flowers. But the sign made another Beacon Hill citizen aghast enough to file a 311 complaint about the language used on the sign: Read more.

By adamg - 10/13/19 - 11:07 pm

Framingham Source reports it has screenshots:

One boy types “(name) you’re a (K-word).”

Another boy responds “release the gas.”

By adamg - 10/2/19 - 10:25 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports the Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester and the Martin Richard Foundation are planning a $30-million facility on what is now a field next to the McCormack School on Mt. Vernon Street.

By adamg - 9/27/19 - 9:05 am

Schoolyard News reports the moratorium includes end-of-year English and math assessments and the Terra Nova test in fourth and fifth grades.

By adamg - 9/12/19 - 8:09 am
Lost dinosaur

Steve Sarro reports the folks at Micci Fuel at 551 Talbot Ave. in Ashmont currently have dino on display in their front window.

By adamg - 9/6/19 - 9:01 am

The new Eliot School building on Commercial Street opened to students yesterday. This morning, several concerned citizens filed 311 complaints, including this one, about the problems kids are having crossing what could be the North End's busiest, widest street, just off what could be its busiest, widest intersection:

No crossing guard for Eliot school on commercial street. Traffic is treacherous. Drivers are crazy. Someone's going to get hurt.

By adamg - 8/29/19 - 10:11 am
Brenda Cassellilus

New BPS Superintendent Brenda Cassellius says that as she continues to get up to speed on her $1.1-billion, 54,000-student system, she has already come up with some ideas to explore. Read more.

By adamg - 8/20/19 - 10:08 am

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports on the impending opening of the new Eliot School building at 585 Commercial St., which once served as headquarters for Mitt Romney's failed 2012 presidential bid.

By adamg - 8/17/19 - 12:01 pm

Three Massachusetts residents who say they became addicted to nicotine while sucking on Juul e-cigarettes have sued the company in what they hope will become a class action covering some 50,000 vaping Massachusetts teens. Read more.

By adamg - 8/8/19 - 6:03 pm

The Croft School of Providence plans to build a K-6 school in the space once occupied by the now defunct Harvest Co-op Market on Washington Street. Read more.

By adamg - 8/3/19 - 7:09 pm
Yellowjackets inside play structure at Jamaica Plain playground

A concerned citizen peers into the abyss that is the xylophone at the playground next to the Hennigan School off Minden Street and files a 311 complaint about what peers back:

Yellow jacket nest inside xylophone on play structure.

By adamg - 8/3/19 - 11:24 am

Chaz asks:

Any thoughts on where in/near Boston we could donate a pediatric wheelchair / walker? Our little one is nearly recovered and MGH/ Children’s can’t accept returned equipment.

By adamg - 7/11/19 - 10:58 am

WBZ reports that to better get to know Bostonians, Brenda Cassellius, who moved here from Minnesota to became school superintendent on July 1, plans to live in as many neighborhoods as possible during her time here:

I started off in Roxbury. I don’t know where I’ll go next, but I want to go there, live in that community, go to church with people, synagogue, mosque, and go to the parks, and walk my dog.

By adamg - 7/9/19 - 4:30 pm
Wanted man in Cambridge

Cambridge Police report they are looking for a guy they say attacked a woman in the area of Harvard and Prospect streets around 9:40 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 7/7/19 - 12:08 pm
One water sprayer won't turn off, one won't turn on; South Boston vs. Roslindale

One concerned citizen files a 311 report that one of the rain-garden sprayers at playground at Moakley Park in South Boston doesn't shut off; another concerned citizen reports the sprayer at the Fallon Field playground in Roslindale won't turn on.

Earlier:
We need an exchange program for playground splash pads.

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