Peter SkipperA Dorchester native and Williams College junior, Peter Skipper, was elected co-president of the school’s College Council in campus voting held two weeks ago. He and his electoral counterpart, Krista Pickett, also a junior, they will be... Read more
Nothing is more important to a community than the quality of its schools.  The future of our schools and our children’s education are at stake in the contract being negotiated now between the Boston Public Schools (BPS) and the Boston Teachers Union (BTU... Read more
Irish PM Enda Kenny with Pope John Paul II Catholic Academy students Students from Pope John Paul II Catholic Academy greeted Ireland’s Taoiseach Enda Kenny on Friday, Feb. 17 after a breakfast hosted by the Irish-American Partnership in Boston. The... Read more
Scores of Dorchester students are learning to ice skate for the first time thanks to a special program that brings city kids into the Boston Common’s Frog Pond for weekly lessons. The initiative is led by the Skating Club of Boston, which is celebrating... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports arresting a Greenwood Street resident who'd finally snapped at all the parents who stop in front of his driveway to pick up kids at the school across the street. According to police, a father of a Greenwood School... Read more
The Boston Water and Sewer Commission will transfer ownership of the Calf Pasture Pump Station on Columbia Point to UMass Boston in exchange for $2.1 million over 15 years in scholarships to Boston Public School students, under an agreement announced... Read more
City officials announced late Wednesday that a second claim of abuse has been lodged against a Harbor Middle School teacher's assistant accused of lewd conduct with a student. Meanwhile, the assistant, LaShawn Hill, was arrested Wednesday night on larceny... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports it will be charging an assistant at the Harbor Pilot Middle School with lewd and lascivious behavior for an incident involving "a disabled, non-verbal student." In a statement, police said: "Detectives from the Crimes... Read more
A 12-year-old student at Boston Latin Academy died Monday after falling ill just three days earlier with meningitis. "At this difficult time our hearts ache for the family and friends of this young student," Mayor Thomas Menino said in a statement. "We... Read more
Mattahunt Center: Cheerleaders from Mattapan Pop Warner helped celebrate the center's re-opening last week. Photo by Alex OwensThe grand re-opening of the Mattahunt Community Center was celebrated last Thursday, capping off an unprecedented transition... Read more


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