Just as parents and neighbors have activated en masse to boost the Murphy Community Centerâ€™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 monthsâ€” a crisis that still threatens 212 teaching positions and 324 other jobs unless new revenues or budget cuts are foundâ€”is that... Read more
Jozeph Zaremba, a longtime Dorchester art teacher will at last get in touch with his artist roots â€“ by studying in Florence.
â€œWow! I am so excited to receive a Teachers as Artists grant! Â It allows me to become a student again and... Read more
A curious septuagenarian caller, known to the Reporter but shy about putting her name in the paper, called in this week to question the previous existence of a dry cleaner on Mildred Avenueâ€”where vapors from tetrachloroethylene, a.k.a: perc, were... Read more
A trace amount of vapors from the dry cleaning chemical tetrachloroethylene, also known as perc, has been detected at the Mildred Avenue Middle School in Mattapan. The school was completed in 2003 on a handful of formerly industrial sites that were... Read more
Undergraduates at UMass-Boston and other public college campuses wonâ€™t be getting as big a fee hike as expected in their bills come later this year.
Originally set at a $1,500 spike, students could see a hike as small $300, due to $162 million... Read more