An high school freshman from Dorchester has won first place at the National Chinese Language speechwriting contest. Rayshon Thompson, 15, of Boston Latin High School, started studying Mandarin Chinese only a year and seven months ago with his Latin... Read more

After almost a dozen public meetings concerning 10 community center-based preschool and after-school programs slated to lose teacher funding, Mayor Thomas Menino has granted yet another concession. The five preschool programs under threat, including... Read more

For the second time in five years, Boston parents will have a chance to speak out on how to change the student assignment plan for the Boston Public Schools. But the series of five community meetings... Read more

As parents all over the city fret over the future of 10 preschool and after-school programs that are set to lose city funding for their staff, City Councillors Sam Yoon and John Tobin are holding a last-minute hearing to determine once and for all if... Read more

The Pope's Hill Neighborhood Association has created a one-stop web page for parents looking for resources for their children for April vacation, the summer months and beyond.

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Just as parents and neighbors have activated en masse to boost the Murphy Community Center’s use by local teens, the city is finally getting around to making a few crucial repairs that will cause it to close down for the entire summer.

The... Read more

City Councillor Maureen Feeney has scheduled a hearing for Tuesday evening (April 7) to scrutinize a plan that would temporarily close the Murphy Community Center for renovations this summer.

The council's Committee on City and... Read more

One silver lining of the stormy budget crisis that has loomed over the Boston Public Schools for the past few months— a crisis that still threatens 212 teaching positions and 324 other jobs unless new revenues or budget cuts are found—is that... Read more


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