In November there will likely be a referendum question on the state ballot proposing to lift the cap on charter schools. I believe that approval of this referendum will bleed our public schools dry and can only hurt the great majority of families in... Read more
The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department is now recruiting high school students to participate its Summer Enrichment Program. Established in 2014 by Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins the program provides summer employment for Suffolk County teens who are... Read more
One of Dorchester’s most important institutions is marking its 20th year this week. Project D.E.E.P., the Dorchester Educational Enrichment Program based at the Leahy-Holloran Community Center, will celebrate this milestone at its annual Volunteer and... Read more
Families of Boston Public School students will be briefed by school officials at two meetings early this week after water fountains being tested for lead exposure were mistakenly left operational, officials said.
Four facilities — including... Read more
The Feeney brothers, Greg and Brendan, who operate a private utility contractor company in Dorchester, have been investing in their work force through a training program conducted at Bunker Hill Community College. The two-year course, which trains... Read more
As graduating high school seniors receive college responses, many find themselves wait-listed. The wait list has become a rite of passage; neither accepted nor rejected, “listers” are cast adrift in the college application process. Although, I suppose... Read more
Early city council hearings on the five-year budget proposed by Mayor Martin Walsh have opened with a general spending overview and an expansive look at the schools budget that have emphasized the strain on Boston’s revenue sources amid the clamor of... Read more
More than 250 people gathered at the Granite Links Golf Club on Sunday evening for Elizabeth Seton Academy’s 2016 annual Going the Distance Spring Gala. Former Boston Mayor and US Ambassador to the Vatican Raymond L. Flynn was the guest of honor.... Read more
Mary Greene, who has been an integral part of the Ashmont Nursery School since 1989, will retire this spring. Greene will be the honoree at the school’s “Under One Sky” auction and fundraiser on May 21 at the Boston Winery.
One of the first... Read more