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
Mayor Walsh’s proposed FY ’17 budget includes a five-year capital plan that outlines some much-needed infrastructure improvements in Dorchester and Mattapan. The plan lays out intentions, not hard and fast promises to deliver funding. But it nonetheless... Read more
Boston’s building boom has triggered furious growth in the city’s culinary scene with new restaurants popping up across the neighborhoods. The city’s public vocational high school – Madison Park Technical Vocational in Roxbury— is poised to help staff... Read more
General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will address students at the Boston College High School’s 153rd commencement on May 22. Gen. Dunford is the nation’s highest-ranking military officer, and the principal military... Read more
A increase in the cap on charter school enrollment in Massachusetts would be tied to major new investments in all public schools starting two years from now under a proposal released Thursday by Senate leaders that could serve to heat the debate over... Read more
The Boston Arts Academy Spirituals Ensemble, led by Dorchester’s Tyrone Sutton, has been selected for a 2016 GRAMMY Signature Schools Enterprise Award, one of only two schools in New England to earn the award. Barry Hetherington photoLast week, faculty... Read more
Several thousand Boston public school students walked out of their classrooms and onto the city’s streets on Monday morning, protesting budget cuts at schools in Boston and across the country. The action was part of a coordinated national response to the... Read more


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