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Conflicting messages about masks for school children

BOSTON — Boston’s Acting Mayor Kim Janey says students in the state’s largest school district can expect to wear masks in fall. This comes as the Delta variant rages nationwide, now making up about 80 percent of COVID-19 cases. In Massachusetts, a COVID cluster sprouted up in Provincetown, and positivity...
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Views: Residential schools 'a travesty' for indigenous children

On behalf of the Nipmuc/k Tribal Councils of Webster, Grafton, Rhode Island, Natick and Connecticut, we would like to send our deepest condolences to the families and community of Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation, Cowessess First Nation, Sioux Valley Dakota Nation, and relatives of the children whose remains were found at the Carlisle Industrial School in Pennsylvania, and all survivors of Indian residential schools in Canada and Boarding Schools in the United States as these gruesome discoveries are made.
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Boston Public Schools Expects Students, Staff To Wear Masks In Fall

BOSTON (CBS) – With the start of school in a matter of weeks many cities and towns in Massachusetts still have not decided whether to require masks for students and staff in the fall. In a letter to parents Friday, Boston Public School Superintendent Dr. Brenda Cassellius said masks will be required. “BPS expects that all students and staff will be required to wear masks while inside school buildings and during yellow bus transportation when they return to school in September,” Cassellius said. BPS does not plan to mandate physical distancing in schools this fall. Among parents it’s still a...
Peabody, MAWicked Local

Peabody Public Schools awarded ParentChild+ grant

Peabody Public Schools was recently awarded the ParentChild+ of the North Shore grant from the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. The grant supports parents as their child’s first teachers and applications for the 2021-22 program are now being accepted. ParentChild+ is an evidence-based school readiness model that preempts...
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North pitcher Ethan Ou wins 52nd Annual Hamill Award

Ethan Ou, class of 2021, received the 52nd Annual Hamill Award, given to the best high school baseball player in the city of Newton, on July 8 in front of city hall. The Hamill Award Committee received nominations from coaches at both public and private schools in Newton and then convened to choose the award winner.
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Janey says Boston students will wear masks in school

BOSTON — Boston Public School students will be wearing masks when they go back to class after a summer vacation without them. “This fall they will be wearing masks still,” said Boston Mayor Kim Janey. That pronouncement was good news to some Boston Public Schools parents. “‘I think it’s better...

Blackstone Valley Tech announces third trimester commendation list

UPTON – Superintendent-Director Dr. Michael F. Fitzpatrick has released the Commendation List for the third trimester of the 2020–2021 academic school year at Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School. To be named to the Commendation List, students must meet rigorous standards that include maintaining a grade point average of...
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Elementary school principal prepares for 20th Jimmy Fund Walk

SCITUATE, Mass. — Over the course of 30 years, the Jimmy Fund Walk has raised more than $150 million for cancer research for Dana Farber. Although this year’s walk will look a little different than years past, the goal is the same. Marty Geoghegan is preparing to take on another...
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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 8 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At Bryant University

SMITHFIELD, RI — Bryant University is pleased to recognize the students who have been named to the Deans’ List for the spring 2021 semester. For 158 years, Bryant University has been at the forefront of delivering an exceptional education that anticipates the future and prepares students to be innovative leaders of character in a changing world. Bryant delivers an innovative and uniquely integrated business and liberal arts education that inspires students to excel. With approximately 3,800 graduate and undergraduate students from 38 states and 49 countries, Bryant is recognized as a leader in international education and regularly receives top rankings from U.S. News and World Report, Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes, and Barron’s. Visit
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Belmont Garden Club Scholarship Committee announces recipients

Monica O’Neil Chair of the Belmont Garden Club Scholarship Committee. Congratulations to the 2021 recipients of The Belmont Garden Club scholarships!. The Marion Wilkins/Marie Gray Scholarship: Madeline Celi Kitch. Madeline will be continuing at Harvard University as a second year student in the fall and plans to study environmental economics.
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Janey: Masks Required in Boston Public Schools This Fall

Boston public school students will be required to wear masks in the fall, Mayor Kim Janey said, despite statewide guidance that allows children to learn mask-free in Massachusetts. "Many of our children are not eligible to receive a vaccine. The mask is the best protection," Boston Mayor Kim Janey said...