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By adamg - 9/19/22 - 9:34 am

BPS alerted parents this morning that "an adult member of our BPS community has been diagnosed with monkeypox." Read more.

By adamg - 8/31/22 - 4:09 pm

A federal judge in Boston today dismissed a lawsuit by parents of several special-needs students in greater Boston alleging their children were unfairly singled out by the rapid shift from in-person to online learning as Covid-19 tore through the state in 2020 and 2021. Read more.

By adamg - 8/24/22 - 3:17 pm

A four-year-old who fell from a fourth-floor window at 12 American Legion Highway, near Blue Hill Avenue last Wednesday died today, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

By adamg - 8/17/22 - 4:58 pm

Around 3:15 p.m. from a fourth-floor window near Blue Hill Avenue, WCVB reports. Due to the severity of the child's injuries, the BPD homicide unit was called in. Read more.

By adamg - 8/10/22 - 11:13 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today dismissed part of a lawsuit by the family of a Cambridge fourth-grader suspended from school for something he didn't do, because the family first alerted the city school superintendent it planned to sue, rather than the mayor or city manager. Read more.

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By adamg - 8/5/22 - 11:38 pm
Missing girl

Boston Police report they are continuing to search for Nah-Tayleigh Brown, 13, who was last seen the evening of July 29 in the area of Dewey Terrace in Roxbury. Read more.

By adamg - 7/26/22 - 12:22 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a proposal by KinderCare to expand its existing Atlantic Avenue facility into the space left vacant when the Living Room closed in 2019.

At a hearing today, KinderCare attorney William Ferullo said the expansion will let KinderCare expand its tot count from 42 to 68.

By adamg - 7/22/22 - 11:11 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld the way MassHealth reimburses doctors for infant circumcisions, tossing a lawsuit by anti-circumcision activists who called that a waste of taxpayer money on a procedure they claim is "not medically necessary." Read more.

By adamg - 7/21/22 - 5:56 pm

A Dorchester man told by police to leave the Little Saigon Cultural District's Night Market on Dorchester Avenue Saturday night for being drunk returned an hour later and grabbed a child by the shoulders and kissed the little kid, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 7/14/22 - 10:53 am

WCVB reports the deal includes added investment in programs for special-needs and English-learner students - two areas the state recently said BPS particularly needs to improve on.

By adamg - 7/6/22 - 11:31 am

Mayor Wu today announced a $20 million investment to expand the number of seats available in BPS pre-K classrooms and to bolster services available to child-care providers, including "developmental and behavioral health screenings, student support interventions, culturally relevant and challenging curriculum."

By adamg - 6/29/22 - 9:48 pm
Mary Skipper

The Boston School Committee today picked Mary Skipper, who worked in BPS before becoming school superintendent in Somerville, to replace Brenda Cassellius, whose tenure ends tomorrow. Read more.

By adamg - 6/23/22 - 10:03 pm

A couple from Sharon who says Brigham and Women's Hospital lost their newborn's body before it could be handed over to a funeral home for burial is suing the hospital for more than $1.1 million in damages. Read more.

By adamg - 6/21/22 - 11:12 am
Skipper and Welch

The Boston School Committee today announced its two finalists to replace Brenda Cassellius as Boston School Superintendent: Mary Skipper, currently Cassellius's counterpart in Somerville - and former administrator of BPS high schools - and Tommy Welch, currently the Region 1 K-12 superintendent for BPS, who oversees 15 schools in Charlestown, East Boston and the North End. Read more

By adamg - 6/15/22 - 9:49 am
Kid deep in the weeds in East Boston

There's an outburst of weed-whacking complaints in East Boston this morning. One concerned resident filed a 311 complaint about the weeds in Putnam Square on Trenton Street and urgently requested the city send over a crew with a weed whacker and a lawn mower before the plants eat the kid.

Over at Lawn Avenue (yes, Lawn Avenue) and Leverett Avenue near Belle Isle Marsh, though, several vexed citizens filed 311 complaints about DCR weed whacking at frickin' 6:45 a.m. today. Read more.

By adamg - 6/13/22 - 2:45 pm
Drag Story Time at BPL branches

There are still three more Drag Story Times at Boston Public Library Branches this month, including tomorrow morning at the North End branch, June 21 at the Connolly branch in Jamaica Plain and June 28 at the Jamaica Plain branch.

You have to register, but looks like they have plenty of seats.

By adamg - 6/8/22 - 5:44 pm

Declining Covid-19 rates means BPS will lift its in-school mask requirements for most people starting Monday - although officials say masks are still a good idea even if no longer required. Read more.

By adamg - 6/7/22 - 9:33 pm

Administrators at the Kenny Elementary School on Oakton Avenue in Dorchester put the school into "safe" mode - nobody was allowed in or out - for about 20 minutes this morning after two anti-maskers showed up and demanded entry for a 9-year-old student they said didn't want to wear a mask and didn't have to. Read more.

By adamg - 6/6/22 - 10:56 am
Gallagher

Jason Gallagher, current principal at the Harvard-Kent Elementary School in Charlestown, will take over as new head of school at Boston Latin School, outgoing Superintendent Brenda Cassellius told the school community today. Read more.

By adamg - 5/31/22 - 10:19 am

Brookline Police report a four-year-old was found unresponsive in a pool at 16 Prescott St. shortly before 4:40 p.m. on Monday. Read more.

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