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Five things you need to know today in Boston business, and say what you want, it's just plain ugly  Boston Business Journal

Good morning, Boston. Here are the five things you need to know as you start your busy Tuesday.



FOR HER, 'THE ZONE' IS WHERE IT'S AT  Dorchester Reporter

Student-athlete program in BPS getting it done Even with a last-minute venue change and temperatures in the low '40s, the fields at Madison Park High School ...



Letters:  Jamaica Plain Gazette

Thank someone who has quit smoking This holiday season, I'd like to remind readers to thank a co-worker, friend or family member who ha...



Director of Madison Park high school in Boston is placed on leave  The Boston Globe

Boston public school officials placed the executive director of Madison Park Technical Vocational High School on paid leave Monday, making him the latest ...



Madison Park students walk out of class in protest  The Boston Globe

More than 100 students walked out of Madison Park Technical Vocational High School Friday morning to protest the removal of the school's executive director, ...



New committee to improve equity in building industry  BayStateBanner

The Boston City Council Committee on Government Operations held a public hearing last Friday on the establishment of a commission for economic justice ...



High School Basketball Player ‘Very Embarrassed’ After 93-7 Blowout  CBS Boston / WBZ

BOSTON (CBS) – Madison Park High School senior Francisca Barros-Depina says her last basketball game was one she will never forget even though she'd ...



What you need to know if you’re heading to the march  The Boston Globe

The March for Our Lives is almost here. If you're planning to attend Boston's demonstration against gun violence Saturday, here's what you need to know.



Everything You Need to Know About Boston's March for Our Lives  Thrillist

The survivors of last month's deadly shooting in Parkland, Florida -- with the help of gun control advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety -- are organizing the ...



Students, demonstrators march, rally on Boston Common  The Boston Globe

Students galvanized by last month's deadly school shooting in Florida led tens of thousands of demonstrators Saturday in a march and rally in Boston to push for ...



Madison Park High is underperforming, state says  The Boston Globe

Boston's long-struggling vocational high school was declared “underperforming” by state education officials Wednesday, a year after receiving a reprieve.



Final test of survival for Madison Park  Boston Herald

A radical plan to save Roxbury's Madison Park High School from state takeover is being rolled out this week as 50 new teachers join the staff, a longer school ...



Roxbury's Madison Park High School Students Protest Lack of Class Schedules  Boston.com

Most students wouldn't mind starting the school year without any classes. But not the students of Roxbury's Madison Park Technical Vocational School, who are ...



Madison Park, Boston's Only Vo-Tech High School, Tries To Emerge From Years Of Struggle  WBUR

On the first day of the academic year for Boston Public Schools, district leaders are paying particular attention to the city's only vocational-technical high school, ...



Roller Coaster Year Ends For Boston's Only Vocational-Tech High School  WBUR

It's the last day of the school year for Boston schools. For the city's only vocational-technical high school, the year has been a roller coaster. Madison Park ...



School Apologizes After Winning Basketball Playoff Game By 93-7 Score  CBS Boston / WBZ

EAST BRIDGEWATER (CBS) – The East Bridgewater High School girls basketball team won its playoff opener by a score of 93-7. No, there was not a typo in the ...



Eye On Education: Local Students Head To D.C. For National Cooking Competition  CBS Boston

Students from Madison Park High School are showing off their cooking skills after winning Boston's 'Cooking Up Change Challenge'. WBZ-TV's Paula Ebben ...



Missteps, neglect thwart vision for Madison Park  Boston Globe

Instead of delivering salvation to a school system battered by battles over racial inequality, Madison Park would repeatedly emerge over the decades as a ...



A call to fix or shut Madison Park school  Boston Globe

Boston's only vocational school needs to improve quickly or be shut down, replaced by an independent regional vocational school, according to an internal ...



Roxbury born  BayStateBanner

Founded in 1630, Roxbury was one of the original settlements Puritans established in the Massachusetts Bay colony. Generations of African Americans have ...



Former Springfield principal chosen to head troubled Madison Park High  Boston Globe

The interim superintendent of the Boston Public Schools has tapped a former principal in Springfield to lead turnaround efforts at the troubled Madison Park ...



Students facing disciplinary action after fight at Madison Park high school  The Boston Globe

Several students are facing disciplinary action after a fight broke out Friday in the hallway of Madison Park High School.



2 Teens Seriously Hurt After They’re Struck By Car In Roxbury  CBS Boston / WBZ

The crash happened at Tremont Street and Columbus Avenue mid-morning on Tuesday.



3 Months After Student Walkout, Madison Park Administrators See Progress  WBUR

Twelve weeks after students at Boston's only vocational high school found themselves without classes to attend, school administrators believe they've ...



Wilnelia Rivera will head Roxbury program  Boston Globe

The advisory board overseeing the fledgling program at Madison Park Technical Vocational High School that allows students to enroll in Roxbury Community ...



Thousands march on Common to demand gun control  BayStateBanner

More than 50,000 people of all ages and from all over New England joined the March for Our Lives Boston event on Saturday spearheaded by local youth who ...



BPS tech chief: Schools can help lure Amazon  Boston Herald

City schools offer computer science courses and 1000 students were recently given paid internships at local tech companies — a few of the talking points City ...



25 Years Ago Today, Nelson Mandela Delivered An Electrifying Speech In Boston To Thousands  WBUR

Thousands stood in sweltering heat to hear Nelson Mandela speak at Madison Park High's gymnasium 25 years ago today. Mandela had just been released ...



Second Boston headmaster under scrutiny  Boston Globe

The acting headmaster of Madison Park Vocational Technical High School in Boston was placed on administrative leave on Wednesday amid a federal ...



Students across Massachusetts band together to plan March for Our Lives: Boston on March 24  Sampan

Event is a sister to the Washington, DC event announced by Parkland students. Boston, MA: In response to the February 14 mass shooting that claimed 17 lives ...



Carvalho sees His Public Service as Setting Strong Foundation for DA Run  East Boston Times-Free Press

Evandro Carvalho believes his campaign for Suffolk County District Attorney is picking up momentum with just under three months to go before ...



Following Arrest In Jamaica Plain Double Murder, Mother's Day Peace March Remembers Those Slain  WBUR

One day after the arrest of a man suspected of killing two men in Jamaica Plain, hundreds gathered in Roxbury at the Walk For Peace on Mother's Day.



Vying for greater growth  BayStateBanner

Cesar DaSilva has pictures of his company's design and construction projects, the blueprints and sketches as well as the completed ones, covering the walls at ...



Recipe for success!  Boston Herald

Victorious Madison Park High School student chefs who cooked up a tasty, healthy, cost-effective school lunch will advance to a national competition after ...



Boston March For Our Lives is ready to make a difference  Metro US

Thousands are expected to gather in Boston for the March For Our Lives event on Saturday to demand an end to gun violence.



CityLine: Vocational Education  WCVB Boston

Thoughts on the significance of vocational education.



DiBenedetto Earns 300th Victory of his Soccer Coaching Career  East Boston Times-Free Press

Lorenzo DiBenedetto was an All-England soccer player at East Boston High School in the 1970s. He went on to star at Middlebury College, a pre...



Exploring Brutalist Architecture in Boston, Massachusetts  Architectural Digest

A new pocket guide to Boston, Massachusetts, serves as a travel companion for Brutalist architecture enthusiasts.



School panel has BPS budget in hand: $1.081 billion  Dorchester Reporter

The Boston School Committee was expected to vote Wednesday on a billion-dollar Boston Public Schools budget that would nonetheless cut funding to 49 ...



Nelson Mandela’s 1990 visit left lasting impression  Boston Globe

For days before Nelson Mandela arrived in Boston on his triumphant 1990 US tour, Madison Park High School in Roxbury crackled with anticipation. When the ...



Muslims celebrate Eid in Roxbury  BayStateBanner

A crowd of more than 3,000 Muslims knelt on the turf at Madison Park High School on June 25, facing the rising sun as Imam Shaykh Basyouny Nehela gave a ...



Brutalism Is Back? A New Map To Boston's Monumental Concrete Architecture  WBUR

It seems like no one can be impartial when it comes to brutalism — the mid-20th century monumental concrete architecture — in Boston. The buildings remain ...



2019 U.S. Open Cup Qualifying: Cosmo League Clasico Lights Up Northeast & Mid-Atlantic Regions  U.S. Soccer

Join ussoccer.com for a preview of the first round of local amateur qualifying for the 2019 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup in the Northeast & Mid-Atlantic Regions.



Superintendent Apologizes After 93-7 HS Basketball Game  Newser

It doesn't feel good to lose in the first round of the playoffs. It probably feels even worse to lose by 86 points. And it certainly feels even worse than that when the ...



Friends, family mourn teen in Eastie gun slay  Boston Herald

A 19-year-old man found fatally shot in East Boston Sunday was remembered as a gregarious presence in the neighborhood who only three years ago selflessly ...



Globe staff photos of the month, December 2017  The Boston Globe

Here's a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month: of frigid cold, Madison Park High School students walking out, First Night ...



Dorchester, Roxbury Communities On Edge After 4 Shootings In 4 Hours  CBS Boston / WBZ

Five people were shot overnight in four different locations in Roxbury and Dorchester--though Boston Police say they don't believe any of the shootings were ...



Activists Demand Boston Public Schools Expand Transportation Program  CBS Local

BOSTON (CBS) – How far is too far for a high school kid to walk to school? In Boston the city doesn't provide transportation if students live less than two miles ...



Black, Latino students speak up about problems in Boston schools  The Boston Globe

About 60 black and Latino boys offer recommendations to help their schools, which studies show are often failing them.



Q&A with Christine Sloss  Wicked Local

Marblehead High School junior Christine Sloss was very busy helping to lead the the March for Our Lives Boston as an official volunteer on March 24.



Community Rallies Around Murder Victim Duncan Ketter’s Family  East Boston Times-Free Press

By John Lynds For over a week, the makeshift memorial in memory of Duncan Ketter, the young man gunned down on the corner of Orleans and Marg...



Globe staff photos of the month, May 2018  The Boston Globe

Here's a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month: a tulip farm in Rhode Island, local graduations, Memorial Day, Boston ...



Madison Park headmaster exit caps troubled week  BayStateBanner

As if Madison Park Technical Vocational High School hadn't had enough turmoil already this year, the Boston Public School department announced over the ...



Prosecutor says pot deal stick-up behind Eastie slay  Boston Herald

An East Boston teen who once helped save a man after he accidentally fell on T tracks was fatally shot Sunday over $550 worth of pot during a botched drug ...



Mass. watching as Vermont pulls teenagers into family court  The Daily News of Newburyport

A task force created under the criminal justice law Gov. Charlie Baker signed in March will be able to look northwest to Vermont as it studies the juvenile court ...



5 Candidates Battle for Suffolk County District Attorney  Beacon Hill Times

With Suffolk County District Attorney (DA) Dan Conley announcing earlier this year that he will not seek re-election after leading the office...



Remembering Mandela's 1990 Visit To Boston  WBUR

Nelson Mandela died Thursday at the age of 95. One of the first stops for Mandela on his worldwide tour after being freed from prison was a visit to Boston.



Photos: What Happened At The Boston Rallies  WBUR

Scenes from the so-called free speech rally and counter-demonstrations on Boston Common Saturday.



Globe staff photos of the month, February 2018  The Boston Globe

Here's a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month: record temperatures, bringing dental care to Jamaica, retiring Paul Pierce's ...



5 Things To Do This Weekend, From A Breakdance Documentary To Irish Hurling At Fenway  WBUR

Plus British-Sudanese musician Sinkane is in town, Actors' Shakespeare Project stages an all-female version of "Julius Caesar" and the Boston Public Library ...



HUD grant could bring major redevelopment to Lower Roxbury  BayStateBanner

Across from the Boston Police headquarters on Tremont Street near Ruggles, the Whittier Street public housing development sits alone, surrounded by an ...



The BASE mentors youth through baseball, academics  Boston Globe

A new Boston inner-city sports program, The BASE, offers academic tutoring and life-skills building combined with year-round baseball instruction to youths in ...



A showcase for city ball  The Boston Globe

Division 2 titans New Mission and Brighton still rule, but Burke, O'Bryant, and TechBoston are on the rise.



Community Microgrid Projects: The 14 Mass. Plans that Won Funding  Microgrid Knowledge

The details on the 14 community microgrid projects that will each receive study grants of $75000 from the MassCEC Community Microgrids Program.



Tito to District 7 candidates: ‘Keep heat on the mayor’  Boston Herald

City Councilor and mayoral candidate Tito Jackson teamed up with two former District 7 councilors to school nearly a dozen City Hall hopefuls on the challenges ...



Boston School Committee approves austerity budget, school closures  World Socialist Web Site

The Boston School Committee on Wednesday night voted unanimously to approve a fiscal year 2016 budget that includes the layoff of hundreds of teachers and ...



Boston District 7 candidates face off in debate over city issues  BayStateBanner

The tone was mostly cordial as 11 of the 12 candidates for the District 7 City Council seat shared their views during a candidate forum last week held at ABCD's ...



High School students learn pathways to entrepreneurship with BUILD  BayStateBanner

Students at Charlestown High School are learning the fundamentals of business and marketing — all while earning college credit. This fall, the high school ...



For Some Boston Students, Tracking Academic Progress A Difficult Task  WBUR

Many students across the state are in the middle of MCAS tests, the standardized exam Massachusetts students have to pass to graduate from public schools.



Principals, headmasters named for Boston schools  Dorchester Reporter

Boston’s Superintendent of Schools, Carol R. Johnson, has announced the appointment of additional principals and headmasters to lead Boston Public ...



In LA, Boston's New Superintendent Seen As A 'Hands-On' Administrator  WBUR

In Los Angeles, Tommy Chang, Boston's new superintendent, oversaw 135 schools serving around 100000 students. While struggling schools largely improved ...



Five vie Suffolk County District Attorney  Chelsea Record

With Suffolk County District Attorney (DA) Dan Conley announcing earlier this year that he will not seek re-election after leading the office...



Bandwagon grows for Amazon  Boston Herald

As local and state officials begin to put together bids in an attempt to entice Amazon to Massachusetts, business and tech leaders are warming up t.



Massachusetts releases unemployment and job estimates for February  Sampan

The state's total unemployment rate remained at 3.5 percent in February, the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development announced Friday.



Slow start can’t stop No. 6 New Mission  The Boston Globe

In basketball it sometimes doesn't matter how you start, but how you finish. This was the case for sixth-ranked New Mission, which was able to overcome 14 ...



South Boston Housing Demand Affects School Enrollment  BU News Service

Elizabeth Barrett BU News *Service*. © Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Housing demand is up 17.2 percent in South Boston ...



Boston Strong: Investing In The City's Economic Vitality, One Small Business At A Time  WBUR

Boston's small businesses are at the heart of our city's economy and community. We can't take them for granted.



Experience vs. outsider in Massachusetts' 8th Congressional District  Wicked Local Quincy

It may lack the rancor and scandal surrounding the presidential election, but the Congressional race in Massachusetts' 8th Congressional District bears some ...



A Nordic exploration of a brave new world  The Boston Globe

Sofie Paulsen, an exchange student from Norway, has assimilated to her new surroundings as a 5-foot-10 senior guard on the Wellesley girls' basketball team.



Gelzinis: An immigrant success story  Boston Herald

When Evandro Carvalho landed in the heart of Dorchester's Bowdoin-Geneva corridor from Cape Verde 17 years ago, he spoke only Portuguese.Three years ...



How "Heroic: Concrete Architecture and the New Boston" Hopes to Reclaim America's Concrete Heritage  ArchDaily

In 2007, when the late Mayor Thomas Menino announced his intentions to demolish Kallmann, McKinnell and Knowles' iconic Boston City Hall, he gave...



Black leaders irked with Liz Warren  Boston Herald

Black community leaders say U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren should have stayed out of Boston's mayoral race instead of endorsing Mayor Martin J. Walsh in a ...



Man charged in 1987 homicide of 19-year-old Boston woman  Boston.com

A combination of a DNA match and old fashioned police work helped solve a nearly 29-year-old cold case homicide in Roxbury, investigators announced ...



Gophers basketball: Malik Smith getting it together at Minnesota  Pioneer Press

Richard Pitino wasn't surprised by Malik Smith's fearlessness. The first-year University of Minnesota basketball coach wasn't surprised his senior guard lit up ...



Wayne Budd to lead Rep. Evandro Carvalho reelection team  Sampan

Rep. Evandro Carvalho was introduced by former State Representative Marie St. Fleur and former U.S. Senator Mo Cowan on June 14 at Restaurante Cesaria's.



O’Bryant to face New Mission in title game  Boston Globe

After going scoreless in the first quarter, junior forward Kiana Daley erupted for a game-high 24 points to lead O'Bryant to its third straight Boston City League ...



Winthrop Square to host community workshop July 25  Sampan

Date: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 | 11:00 am – 12:30 pm. Location: Madison Park High School, Malcolm X Blvd, Boston, MA 02120. Registration Information ...



DaRosa property maintenance company rose from 2015 blizzards  BayStateBanner

Remember the winter of 2014-15, when Boston saw 110 inches of snowfall, most of it walloping the city in January and February? While that season may have ...



Mayor Marty Walsh takes charge in BC ceremony  Dorchester Reporter

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh highlighted violence prevention in his first mayoral address at a packed Conte Forum on Monday morning. “No parent should worry ...



Barbara Lynch: Cooking for the City She Loves  Irish America

By Michael Quinlin, Contributor June / July 2017. With ingenuity, a lot of talent, and a passion for cooking, Barbara Lynch rose from cooking for the priests in her ...



This 'Romeo' Educates Men About Domestic Violence  WBUR

For Antonio Arrendel, educating men about domestic violence is “a lifestyle.” He says that like his artist friends, “I do what I do whether or not I get paid.



Southie Crowned Mass. Amateur Cup Champs – New England Soccer Today  New England Soccer Today

Southie FC strengthened their reputation as one of the region's best amateur sides after they won the right to represent the Commonwealth in next year's USASA ...



Brutalist Boston Map, Blue Crow Media Architecture Map  We Heart

They're back. For their ever-expanding documentation of brutalist beauties, Blue Crow Media turn their attention to blue collar Boston; which is not just ...



GE CEO on $50m contribution: We will “roll our shirtsleeves up and work with local people”  The Boston Globe

General Electric Co. pledged Monday to make $50 million worth of philanthropic contributions to Boston and other Massachusetts cities during the next five ...



Shawsheen Tech girls basketball falls to Fenway in state tournament action  Wicked Local Billerica

The Shawsheen Tech girls basketball team lost in the Div. 4 North state tournament opener on Thursday night in Boston, falling 64-38 to Fenway in a game ...



Salem Academy girls track team wraps up excellent season with MCSAO championship  The Salem News

The Salem Academy girls track team not only won the Mass Charter Schools Athletic Organization North division title this year, but also took first place at the ...



Free immigration clinic on DACA, DAPA and more on July 23  Sampan

Saturday, July 23. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. 75 Malcolm X Boulevard. Roxbury, MA 02120. Mayor's Office for Immigrant Advancement will host an immigration clinic ...



Bunker Hill Day  Charlestown Patriot Bridge

Charlestown Pride Week finds new entry with an old idea – a block party By Seth Daniel Charlestown Pride Week is well ...



Dorchester soldier killed in Afghanistan honored  Boston Globe

The bustling intersection at Massachusetts Avenue and Columbia Road, its traffic signs pointing in five directions, marks the heart of the Dorchester ...



Viewpoint: Technical schools need employer voice  MassLive.com

With high unemployment high and the future in question, two key gateways to career opportunity, Putnam Vocational Technical High School in Springfield and ...



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