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Ayanna PressleyI used to hide out in the school nurse’s office. There was rarely anything physically wrong with me. Throughout middle school, I would feign a headache or upset stomach and get permission to visit my school nurse. At the time, I couldn’t... 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 Dorchester's... 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, it... 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. Mayor... 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 family members... Read more
Dorchester and Mattapan residents are seeing a surge of investment in their green spaces from the state and the city, with numerous park and playground projects earmarked in Mayor Martin Walsh’s proposed budget and advanced by Dorchester’s state... Read more
When Liz Gomes’s son Mason was diagnosed as autistic, the doctor told her that the best hope for him would be to secure a spot at the Joseph Lee K-8 on Talbot Avenue. Mason is now 12 and more verbal than doctors ever expected him to be. Gomes attributes... Read more
Bernadine Lormilus has been teaching the third grade at the John Winthrop Elementary School in Dorchester for just a year, but in that time she has made a remarkable difference keeping her students up to date on current events. Lormilus was recently... Read more

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