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By adamg - 1/24/20 - 11:15 am
Map showing neighborhoods with dramatic drops in kids: From Allston to Dorchester

From the Boston Foundation report.

The Boston Foundation reports a Manhattanizing Boston increasingly split between the well off and the very poor is rapidly losing its under-18 population: Read more.

By adamg - 1/7/20 - 10:15 pm

WGBH provides an overview of Mayor Walsh's annual state-of-the-city address, in which he called for $500 million of new affordable-housing construction and a fund to help renters below certain income levels pay their rent. Read more.

By adamg - 1/6/20 - 10:07 am

WBUR reports on the possibility that BPS has shared data on more than 100 students with ICE, based on documents released in a lawsuit by education and civil rights advocates suing the city to take a look at just what gets sent to the feds.

BPS may not share any info directly with ICE, but it does forward certain disciplinary reports to the Boston Regional Intelligence Center, a Boston Police unit that does.

By adamg - 1/2/20 - 11:21 am

Anna seeks suggestions:

Our family New Year’s resolution this year is to do something fun in every neighborhood in Boston. Help us out with recs from your neighborhood!

By adamg - 12/28/19 - 9:28 pm
Skater at sunset on Savin Hill

Kelly Lewis reports on the Savin Hill scene this afternoon: Read more.

By adamg - 12/21/19 - 10:17 pm

The family of Emily Nguyen, 16, of Dorchester, reports tonight:

It’s the best gift from the law enforcement for the holidays. Emily has been found. We are on our way home with her. Thank you everyone for all the help!

By adamg - 12/20/19 - 10:07 am
Emily Nguyen

The family of Emily Nguyen reported this morning that the 16-year-old last seen outside Another Course to College in Hyde Park last Friday afternoon remains missing:

Read more.

By adamg - 12/19/19 - 9:28 am

East Boston High School has a food pantry for students "in need of an extra meal or two during the week," but it's running short, and the school has issued a plea for help: Read more.

By adamg - 12/19/19 - 8:55 am
Colin McGrath

Charlene Casey, 64, is scheduled for arraignment today on a charge of motor-vehicle homicide, which the Suffolk County District Attorney's office says led to a crash that killed Colin McGrath, 22 months, as he sat in a stroller while his 4-year-old sister and their caretaker walked on an L Street sidewalk on July 25, 2018.

According to the DA's office: Read more.

By adamg - 12/13/19 - 10:14 am

Police Commissioner William Gross and Mayor Marty Walsh said yesterday there's no truth to stories, circulating on Facebook, that Boston has been hit by a wave of vans driven by evil people trying to abduct children or young women. Read more.

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.

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