Looking to grow, Cambridge school eyes St. William's

In a hunt for a newer and larger facility, officials with a Cambridge Catholic high school are looking closely at the former St. William’s School in Savin Hill.  Read more

JP II Academy names two principals

The Pope John Paul II Catholic Academy has appointed two seasoned principals to leadership positions. Lou Ann Melino, a veteran principal of Catholic schools for seven years, has been named principal at the Mattapan Square Campus. She previously served at both St. Benedict Little Flower School in Somerville and St. Joseph School in Salem. Prior to that, she was a classroom teacher in second grade and grades 6 – 8. She received her B.S. from Salem State College, and her master’s in school administration from Emmanuel College.  Read more

Man gets probation for running down crossing guard

Anis Cazeau, 87, of Mattapan, was sentenced today to three years' probation after he pleaded guilty to motor-vehicle homicide for the death of Marie Conley on Oct. 21, 2008 - and after Conley's family asked that he not be sent to jail, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office announced.  Read more

Principals, headmasters named for Boston schools

Boston’s Superintendent of Schools, Carol R. Johnson, has announced the appointment of additional principals and headmasters to lead Boston Public Schools next year:

Richard J. Murphy K-8 School, Dorchester
Albert Taylor, Interim Principal; Assistant Academic Superintendent on Assignment
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Introducing The Henderson School, remembering Patrick O'Hearn

There was a rather remarkable event held in one of Dorchester’s public school buildings this week. An assembly of students, teachers, parents, and public officeholders gathered at the Patrick O’Hearn School on Dorchester Ave. to mark the retirement of its longtime principal, Dr. William Henderson.  Read more

Congratulations, Graduates *update*

Patrick O'Connor, Special to the Reporter
Jun. 18, 2009

Boston University awarded academic degrees to 5,863 students in May 2009. Receiving degrees from Dorchester were Pushkar S. Phatak, Master of Science in Investment Management; Alexander K. Ko, Bachelor of Science in Health Science; Hong Nguyen, Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Mathematics; Francis J. Doyle, Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering; Annie B. Wilcox, Master of Criminal Justice in Criminal Justice Administration; Michael R. Coughlin, Bachelor of Science in Film and Television; Thomas C.  Read more

Russell Elementary shuttered by flu outbreak

Another Dorchester school has been sidelined for the next week as the H1N1 flu virus continues its march through the region's classrooms. The William E. Russell School is one of three BPS schools that will be closed until next Thursday after a high rate of absenteeism was recorded there this week.
The Russell is on the same Columbia Road block as a Catholic elementary school that was shut down today as well. More on the BPS decisions here.

Lilla G. Frederick closed for swine flu

One confirmed case of H1N1 ifluenza plus 12 teachers and 144 out of 600 students out sick equals another school closed to help prevent the spread of the virus commonly referred to as the swine flu. Boston Public Schools announced the one-week closure of the Lilla G. Frederick Middle School on Columbia Road today at 4:35 p.m.  Read more

Boston Latin to temporarily close due to spike in flu cases

Updated: Boston Latin School will be closed for the next week — beginning today — as public health officials respond to a surge in reported cases of "influenza-like illness and high absenteeism among students." The city has also announced that a private school — The Winsor School in the Longwood area — will also shut down for seven days for the same reason. The city is advising BLS students and staff to "stay at home for seven days and not to congregate at other sites."  Read more

FDNH 5th Annual Fundraising Event

On June 4th, 2009 Federated Dorchester Neighborhood Houses (FDNH) will host its 5th Annual Event at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Join us for an evening of dinner and networking in celebration of FDNH's commitment to helping Dorchester residents of all ages embrace education as the means to graduate from college and positively impact our community. We are proud to announce that this year's event will honor Governor Deval Patrick. Governor Patrick embodies the values of FDNH, and shares our long-standing commitment to educational success for all.  Read more