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By adamg - 3/24/23 - 9:46 am

NBC Boston reports what sketchy details have come out involving an incident on an afternoon bus from the Taylor School on Morton Street in Mattapan this week, its 70-something driver and a parent.

By adamg - 2/17/23 - 6:03 pm

The Herald reports Mayor Wu vetoed a city-council proposal that would return the school committee to being all elected. Read more.

By adamg - 2/13/23 - 4:33 pm

Stanley Staco reports that around noon, school officials and police shut Charlestown High School and East Boston High School after somebody called and said they were on the way with a rifle, first to Charlestown, then East Boston.

Several other schools reported similar fake calls, including Amesbury High School, where officials report: Read more.

By adamg - 2/6/23 - 1:01 pm

Boston today announced the arrival of the first of 20 electricity-powered buses at the BPS bus yard in Readville, which will serve as a pilot with the goal of replacing all of the city's current 620 diesel and propane buses by 2030 - and which will start carrying students after February vacation. Read more.

By adamg - 2/2/23 - 3:56 pm

Boston Public Schools will be closed tomorrow due to the cold. Superintendent Mary Skipper says: Read more.

By adamg - 1/30/23 - 3:31 pm

A large fight among TechBoston Academy students that started on the basketball court in Roberts Playground near Armandine and Washington streets ended with three students stabbed and a fourth under arrest. Read more.

By adamg - 1/27/23 - 1:08 pm

Boston Police officers, including a K9 and specialized gun units, swarmed the Mary Lyon Upper School at 95 Beechcroft Rd. in Brighton around 12:20 p.m. after a crying girl called 911 and said there was a person with a gun inside the school, then hung up. Read more.

By adamg - 1/27/23 - 10:00 am

The Dorchester Reporter takes a look at Mayor Wu's plans for a "Year 13" pilot, in which students at Fenway High School could graduate into a free, year-long program at UMass Boston. The school already lets students take classes at UMass and Wentworth, but that program ends once they graduate.

By adamg - 1/25/23 - 1:13 pm

The Boston City Council could decide Feb. 15 whether to seek approval from the state legislature for a plan that would shift the Boston School Committee from a board appointed by the mayor to one elected by residents - plus a student member who would be able to vote on school business. Read more.

By adamg - 1/4/23 - 9:48 pm
Structural beams for new Quincy Upper School auditorium

If you want to see what a modern auditorium looks like from underneath, now's the time to get over to Washington Street and Marginal Road in Chinatown to see the steel skeleton of the seating area for the new Josiah Quincy Upper School auditorium. Read more.

By adamg - 12/30/22 - 2:52 pm

Cohasset Police announced today they will charge a 16-year-old basketball play at Excel High School in South Boston with misdemeanor assault and battery for an incident during a game in Cohasset on Wednesday.

By adamg - 11/23/22 - 11:53 am

The Dorchester Reporter gets the details on the theft last Friday of the guns and only the guns.

By adamg - 11/12/22 - 11:59 am

Boston and Chelsea managed to reduce Covid-19 rates among their public school students and staff simply by requiring them to keep wearing masks after the state lifted its requirements, researchers report in a recent New England Journal of Medicine article. Read more.

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 - 11/1/22 - 3:23 pm

Boston Police report arresting a 15-year-old with a gun loaded with 13 rounds after he and two other teens beat up another teen outside the Joseph Lee School, 155 Talbot Ave. in Dorchester Monday afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 10/28/22 - 8:39 pm

Boston Police report arresting Jamari Searcy, 18, of South Boston, on Island View Place in the Harbor Point development in Dorchester this afternoon after first receiving a report he was at Excel High School in South Boston with the gun. Read more.

By adamg - 10/27/22 - 9:55 pm
Detective leaving Holland School with evidence

Detective leaving school with evidence. Photo by Live Boston.

Live Boston reports administrators and security guards confiscated a loaded handgun from a 7-year-old this afternoon at Up Academy Holland 85 Olney St., in Dorchester. Read more.

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