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The Dorchester Central campus of Pope John Paul II Academy will close in June of this year, according to parents who were informed of the decision at a meeting last evening. The school, housed in what was once St. Mark's Grammar School, is one of five... Read more
School Superintendent Carol Johnson said last night the Paul Dever, John P. Holland, William Monroe Trotter elementary schools and Harbor Middle School must either dramatically improve their scholastic results or face "serious consequences," possibly... Read more
Boston Police say a 22-year-old man shot inside the John Marshall Elementary School gym last night "is well known to law enforcement" and that he attempted to flee the scene rather than wait for help. Police say the man, shot shortly before 7 p.m. at a... Read more
First-graders from the Fifield Elementary in Dorchester welcomed clowns Mike and Leo from Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey’s Over the Top circus performance to their classroom recently. This class is competing with the rest of the school to win... Read more
September 27-- The Boston Archdiocese and the parish that owns the site of the former St. William’s School are back in negotiations over locating a private Roman Catholic high school to Savin Hill, the Reporter has learned. The archdiocese had been... Read more
In a hunt for a newer and larger facility, officials with a Cambridge Catholic high school are looking closely at the former St. William’s School in Savin Hill. The president of the private North Cambridge Catholic High School, part of a national... Read more
The Pope John Paul II Catholic Academy has appointed two seasoned principals to leadership positions. Lou Ann Melino, a veteran principal of Catholic schools for seven years, has been named principal at the Mattapan Square Campus. She previously served... Read more
Anis Cazeau, 87, of Mattapan, was sentenced today to three years' probation after he pleaded guilty to motor-vehicle homicide for the death of Marie Conley on Oct. 21, 2008 - and after Conley's family asked that he not be sent to jail, the Suffolk County... Read more
Boston’s Superintendent of Schools, Carol R. Johnson, has announced the appointment of additional principals and headmasters to lead Boston Public Schools next year:Richard J. Murphy K-8 School, Dorchester Albert Taylor, Interim Principal; Assistant... Read more
There was a rather remarkable event held in one of Dorchester’s public school buildings this week. An assembly of students, teachers, parents, and public officeholders gathered at the Patrick O’Hearn School on Dorchester Ave. to mark the retirement of... Read more

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