Friday, June 7, 2013
Boston Police have said there does not appear to be any credible physical threat in regards to the 24 letters sent to Boston Public Schools across the city.
Though nearby schools received suspicious letters Thursday, no school in Jamaica Plain received one. As of Friday afternoon the Boston Police Department had so collected 24 suspicious letters sent to Boston Public Schools, according to BPDnews.com. Nearby, two West Roxbury schools, the Ohrenberger and Beethoven schools, were among the Boston Public Schools that received suspicious letters. "There does not appear to be any reason why any particular schools received letters and it is possible that others have yet to arrive. The letters all appear to be from the same sender and have the same postmarked Texas address. The investigation is ongoing," read the BPDnews.com posting. Boston Police increased presence at schools across the city on …
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Police said the letters contained "threatening and disturbing content," but contained no dangerous substances.
Boston Police are investigating several suspicious letters sent to different Boston Public Schools today, according to a statement from police. The letters contained "threatening and disturbing" content, said police, but contained no dangerous subtances. Police said the letters were addressed to public schools in different areas of the city and were all postmarked from Texas. Police did not specify which schools received the letters. "Boston Police are collecting the letters and will investigate the source," police said. "We do not know of any credible threat to our schools." Police said that school officials will continue to isolate any letters with a Texas address, and that police will increase their presence at schools in the …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Superintendent Carol R. Johnson sent out a letter to staff and student families on Tuesday.
In the aftermath of Monday’s Boston Marathon bombing, Boston Public Schools Superintendent Carol R. Johnson sent a letter to staff and families of students titled, “Talking with Children about Tragedies,” that was shared via the Warren-Prescott School newsletter on Tuesday morning. In the newsletter, Warren-Prescott Principal Michele Davis wrote: “Our sincere thoughts and prayers go out to all of those affected by yesterday’s events. Our own Melissa Shea ran the Boston Marathon yesterday and her family was among the spectators. I am relieved to report that Melissa and her family are safe.” Davis asked that anyone with information about other Warren-Prescott families that may have been affected by the bombing to contact her at mdavis@boston…
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Boston University Upward Bound is currently accepting applications for their college preparation program from 9th and 10th graders. The priority application deadline is April 15.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Boston crews are working around the clock to make all Boston streets passable, forcing public schools to be closed again on Tuesday.
Boston Public Schools will be closed on Tuesday, Feb. 12 due to the continued cleanup of the blizzard of 2013 that dropped more than 20 inches on Beantown's neighborhoods. Mayor Thomas Menino's official twitter account tweeted: "Boston Public Schools will be closed Tuesday, February 12.#bosnow #bps" Boston Public Schools are also closed next week for Febrary break.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
After months of wrangling, there are three proposals left on the table. Which do you think is best for Boston's families?
After months of deliberations, trial balloons and many neighborhood meetings, Boston school officials on Tuesday released three alternatives to the current school selection process. The three plans are designed to provide families with flexibility to select quality schools close to home, according to the Boston School Choice website. The three plans are as follows: 10-zone plan: In this plan, parents would rank the schools in their zone. The child would then be placed based on availability in each school. This plan is structurally similar to the current zone-based system for placing students in schools. Home-based proposal A: This plan would give parents the choice of at least six schools of different quality near their home address. "…
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Residents are invited to a public hearing with Boston Public Schools and the Boston Public Health Commission on Tuesday night to address mental health issues, especially in light of the recent tragedy of Newtown, Connecticut.
The timing of a scheduled Boston City Council hearing on ending the stigma of mental health illnesses is eerily uncanny due to the tragic school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut last Friday. As the nation continues to mourn and wonder why the shooter did what he did, the question of his mental health is being openly discussed. Were there warning signs? Did he ever seek treatment? For many people, there is a stigma attached to seeking mental health help. On Tuesday night, At-Large Boston City Councilor Felix G. Arroyo is hosting a hearing on "ending the mental health stigma and how the city can be a part of the effort." Previously, Arroyo assembled a task force of mental health organizations that will be represented at the hearing to…
Friday, December 14, 2012
Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis said there will be more uniformed Boston Police officers around schools the next couple of days - even though there is no connection to Boston in today's tragic shooting in Newtown, Conn.
There will be more uniformed Boston Police officers patrolling in and around Boston schools the next coming days in response to Friday's tragic shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. Boston Police Commissioner posted the following statement on BPDnews.com: "Our deepest sympathies go out to the victims and the families of those affected by the Newtown, Connecticut shooting. I have been in touch with the Superintendent of Boston Public Schools and the Chief of the Transit Police. Although there is no connection to the Boston area, the shooting is disturbing. Accordingly, we will be increasing uniformed police patrols in and around schools over the next several days." Dr. Carol Johnson, superintendent of Boston Public Schools, said that staff…
Monday, October 29, 2012
School will be open on Tuesday after Hurricane Sandy forced the system to close on Monday.
Boston Public Schools will be open on Tuesday, according to the City's @NotifyBoston Twitter feed. Schools were closed on Monday due to Hurricane Sandy.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
All non-essential city employees are being asked to stay home.
Boston Public Schools will be closed Monday due to extreme weather expected due to Hurricane Sandy. Boston Mayor Thomas Menino has also asked that all non-essential city employees should stay at home. “After assessing the most updated report from the National Weather Service, and out of concern for the safety of Boston residents, Boston Public Schools will be closed Monday and only essential personnel will report to City Hall,” said Menino via press release. “I urge Boston employers to assist the city in keeping residents safe, and allow employees to work from home.”