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Prosecutors to meet in court for Tsarnaev case

The lawyers for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one of the alleged Boston Marathon bombers, and federal prosecutors are to meet in court on Wednesday for a status conference for the first time since U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced Tsarnaev would be tried for the death penalty. During this status conference, the officials involved will discuss the future of […]

Walsh uses Facebook to reach out to Boston residents

In contrast to Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, who never had a computer in his office, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh hosted his second interactive social media question-and-answer session Wednesday, answering questions from Massachusetts residents through the City of Boston’s Facebook page. Walsh held his first Q&A on Twitter in January, entertaining any questions about his goals […]

DESE encourages comments to reduce high school expulsions

In an effort to reduce the amount of suspensions and expulsions in Massachusetts Public Schools, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will be taking community comments and suggestions on how to revise the current law concerning the process of disciplining students. The legislation, Chapter 222, passed in July 2012 and set regulations for disciplinary […]

MBTA to penalize employees for sleeping on job

After multiple Boston residents tweeted photos of Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority  employees found sleeping on the job over the past few weeks, MBTA officials announced that any employee found sleeping or having a lack of attentiveness will be disciplined.  “Sleeping on the job has always been prohibited,” said Joe Pesaturo, director of communications for the […]

Mayor appoints Superintendent Search Committee for BPS

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh has launched a Superintendent Search Committee in hopes of finding the best possible candidate in the nation to lead the Boston Public Schools. The search committee includes individuals who represent all aspects of the school system, from former and current teachers to administrators and businessmen. A national search firm will assist […]