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By adamg - 3/4/21 - 10:24 pm

Khymani James, a Boston Latin Academy senior, tonight resigned his post as the student member of the School Committee.

In a series of tweets, James explained why he was resigning, without getting into specifics about new issues that he said he "simply couldn't condone:" Read more.

By adamg - 3/3/21 - 11:07 am

A federal judge today held off any action on a bid by a group of White and Asian-American parents to block the way the Boston school system plans to enroll students in the three exam schools until at least March 16 to give the two sides - and lawyers for groups representing Black, Latino and other Asian-American parents - time to try to agree on the basic facts of the case. Read more.

By adamg - 3/1/21 - 9:54 pm

A Milton woman was arraigned today on charges of attempted murder and reckless endangerment of a child for the way prosecutors say she abandoned her newborn son in a trash barrel outside Pat's Pizza a few doors down and not long after she gave birth to him, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 2/28/21 - 7:20 pm

WBUR reports an 8-year-old from Jamaica Plain with PTSD has spent more than a month basically warehoused at Children's Hospital because there are no free beds anywhere in the state.

"Basically, he's just sitting in a room playing with Legos all day and watching TV and playing video games," she added.

By adamg - 2/26/21 - 2:53 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports on the incident this afternoon outside Pat's Pizza on Dorchester Avenue.

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By adamg - 2/24/21 - 10:14 am

Boston Parents Schoolyard News posts a copy of the essay Khymani James wrote as part of his application to Columbia. James is a Boston Latin Academy senior and the student representative on the School Committee, which voted in October to eliminate the exam-school exam for one year due to Covid-19.

By adamg - 2/4/21 - 8:51 pm
Diagram of playground above the landfill

Diagram showing existing playground equipment above plastic liner and decades of trash.

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department and a civil-engineering firm have started redesigning the 20-year-old playground near the top of Millennium Park in West Roxbury in a project that could also mean replacing the park's seasonal portable toilets with a more permanent restroom building. Read more.

By adamg - 1/25/21 - 8:59 pm

The Canton Fire Department reports a 7-year-old boy from Rockland suffered serious injuries when he fell 35 feet from a ski lift at the Blue Hills Ski Area around 4:20 p.m. Canton paramedics transported the boy to a nearby field at Meditech on Blue Hill River Road, from which a helicopter flew him to Children's Hospital in Boston.

The department says that while serious, the boy's injuries were not considered life threatening.

By adamg - 1/15/21 - 11:22 pm

WBZ reports the Massachusetts Department of Public Health has dropped a requirement that students need to get a flu shot, partly because there has been so little flu this season, partly because it needs to concentrate on getting people vaccinated against Covid-19 rather than on checking flu-shot compliance.

By adamg - 1/11/21 - 2:33 pm

Boston Public Schools and the Boston Teachers Union today announced a deal by which all BPS schools would start re-opening for some students next month, with all kids returning to schools for part of their weeks by April 1. Read more.

By adamg - 12/30/20 - 1:01 pm

At Richfield Street and Davidson Avenue. David Bienick at WCVB reports one witness heard "child screaming then gunshots." Read more.

By adamg - 12/23/20 - 9:07 am

Boston Magazine is out with a mixed-message profile of BPS Superintendent Brenda Cassellius.

By adamg - 12/19/20 - 4:29 pm
Kid in snow in December, 2020

Jessica Burko captures the scene.

Tim Devin captured a more optimistic kid in an igloo in Lincoln Park in Somerville: Read more.

By adamg - 12/17/20 - 9:54 am

City Councilor Matt O'Malley is once again offering JP Licks gift cards to Boston kids who shovel out a hydrant. When done, have your parents take a photo of you with the hydrant, post it on your favorite social medium, then submit it on his hydrant-challenge page.

By adamg - 12/16/20 - 12:58 pm

Mayor Walsh has declared a Boston snow emergency that goes into effect at 6 p.m., so get those cones, broken wicker chairs and other detritus ready to save your parking space. Read more.

By adamg - 12/14/20 - 4:07 pm

The dean of students at the Timilty Middle School, 205 Roxbury St. in Roxbury, was arrested Friday and arraigned today on four counts of aggravated rape of a child under 16, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 12/14/20 - 10:16 am

The Boston Teachers Union reports its members voted overwhelmingly last night to express "no confidence" in School Superintendent Brenda Cassellius over the reopening of 28 more schools to high-needs students today.

By adamg - 12/13/20 - 1:54 pm

The Boston Children's Museum announced today it's closing Monday and won't re-open until at least Jan. 7 due to rising Covid-19 rates in the Boston area. Read more.

By adamg - 12/7/20 - 11:54 pm

WBZ reports BPS next week will re-open 28 schools to roughly 1,700 "high needs" students, under pressure from state education officials. The district is currently providing in-school education and services to roughly 150 high-needs students.

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