It takes hard work and dedication to graduate at the top of your high school class — whether you end up in the top 10 among 90 classmates or the top 35 among 350. Today we salute the hundreds of students who accomplished that rank in St. Paul and other east metro schools. This annual project invites schools to send us a list of their “Top Graduates,” however they define them. Some schools designate the traditional valedictorian and salutatorian, others define a Top 10, and some recognize a long list of students who have achieved honors status. Our 2019 compilation shows students headed to colleges from coast to coast — from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, to the University of California Berkeley. As college majors, STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) is strong. Some 80 students featured will major in a bioscience field; another 80 in an engineering discipline; three dozen in computer science. Other graduates are joining the U.S. military or … [Read more...] about Top graduates 2019: When their hard work meets the future
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Larry Edelman Globe Staff February 19, 2019 Unless you work in the city, it’s easy to forget that Boston is crawling with tourists. At least from May through October, when this is an amazing place to visit.And it’s easy to forget that tourism is big business, an engine of our economy that accounts for about 7 percent of total output alongside health care, education, tech, and financial services.It’s an appropriate time to look at the business because there was an important transition last week at the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau, which plays a leading role in keeping the tourism engine humming. After 28 years of pitching Boston to convention planners, event managers, and tourists, CEO Patrick Moscaritolo retired and handed the reins to Martha Sheridan, who was selected last year as his successor after having run the Providence … [Read more...] about Tourism de force: How one man helped make Boston a top travel destination
The 38-year-old man accused of kidnapping Olivia Ambrose, a 23-year-old Jamaica Plain woman, and holding her against her will in his Charlestown apartment was ordered Wednesday to undergo a 20-day mental health evaluation at Bridgewater State Hospital. A court clinician who examined Victor Pena made the recommendation for further evaluation, telling the judge the 38-year old was complaining of symptoms of psychosis, including hearing voices and having paranoid thoughts. “He does not appear to know why he is in court today, can’t name the charge, and simply can’t engage with any sort of reasonable communication with his attorney,” Dr. Jodie Shapiro said of Pena, who she pointed out was emotionally “overwrought” in the courtroom. Pena has been charged with kidnapping. He will be held without bail until his next court appearance on Feb. 11. He was arrested Tuesday at his 49 Walford Way apartment, following what Boston Police Commissioner William … [Read more...] about Victor Pena, accused of kidnapping Olivia Ambrose, made his first court appearance. Here’s what happened.
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page James Vaznis Globe Staff January 02, 2019 Tucked between red brick row houses in Bay Village, Boston Adult Technical Academy has helped scores of immigrants over the years realize their dreams of earning a high school diploma so they can flourish in college.Rebecca Datus enrolled last year, shortly after arriving from Haiti, speaking barely any English. She has gained a stronger grasp of the language and has been looking forward to graduation in June. She would like to become a doctor.“It is my dream since I was a little child,” Datus said through an interpreter one day after school. “I want to be somebody and help my family.” Advertisement But Datus might not get that diploma after all. When she turns 22 in March, the School Department plans to kick her out, a situation about two dozen of her classmates will also face before … [Read more...] about BPS to boot older students from high school
ACTON — He always picks up some Entenmann’s or whatever pastries happen to be on sale. Jim Flanagan, coordinator of youth ministries, sets them out in a back office at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church, in a space like an old rec room. Worn carpet. Hand-me-down sofas piled with mismatched pillows.The kids roll in, a few at a time, trying to make sense of another suicide. They want to talk. Or they just don’t want to be alone. Related Links Share your story: How have you been affected by suicide? Secrets of a Lost Girl Suicide rates rise sharply across the US, new report shows They pray for their lost friend, for another family near mad with grief, for those who struggle, for any who are loved and yet still feel alone.This is their ritual, now achingly familiar.Flanagan opened the room after Megan took her life, in 2016.And then after Matthew took his, just after school started that fall.And Sid, off in college in Minnesota.And Thomas, a classmate of … [Read more...] about In Acton and Boxborough, a communion of sorrow