Aug. 29, 2007
The New England Patriots may claim to have a dynasty, but they certainly haven't achieved the same numbers as the Dorchester Eagles.
The Eagles have sent teams to the Pop Warner Super Bowl in Florida six years in a row. Makes the Patriots' paltry three appearances in four seem a little weak, doesn't it?
But the Dorchester Eagles don't go around showboating or holding out for some cash. This Pop Warner program is about an awful lot more than the gridiron, says team president Leslie Goodwin. Read more
Parents and parent organizing groups are beginning to stir as the countdown begins to October's School Committee meeting, where decisions will have to be made as to which schools will continue as is for the 2009-2010 school year and which will be "reconfigured" or transferred to other uses. So far, advocates say, the community has not been involved in the decision-making process.
"We're really talking about ten weeks," said Holly Lockwood, director of the Boston Parents Organizing Network. Read more