Alexandra Olson, Associated Press Updated 11:08 pm CDT, Tuesday, June 18, 2019 In this Thursday, April 11, 2019 photo, copies of The Berkshire Eagle newspaper are placed in a machine before being bundled for distribution, in Pittsfield, Mass. The paper now features a new 12-page lifestyle section for Sunday editions, a reconstituted editorial board, a new monthly magazine, and the newspaper print edition is wider. That level of expansion is stunning in an era where U.S. newspaper newsroom employment has shrunk by nearly half over the past 15 years. less In this Thursday, April 11, 2019 photo, copies of The Berkshire Eagle newspaper are placed in a machine before being bundled for distribution, in Pittsfield, Mass. The paper now features a new 12-page lifestyle ... more Photo: Steven Senne, AP … [Read more...] about New England newspaper owner fights to save local journalism
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With just the townwide vote left to secure the funding, Arlington may soon be on its way to building a new $291 million high school that is proposed to include a 900-seat auditorium and an “upgraded Black Box theater,” plus outdoor learning spaces, a larger gym, and courtyards. Town Meeting voted roughly 95% in favor of the new school on Monday night, according to the building committee website. Now, residents will head to the polls on June 11 to vote on whether or not to spend $205 million on the project — the remaining $86 million is planned to come from the Massachusetts School Building Authority. If all goes according to plan, construction is set to begin in the spring of next year and finish in phases between 2022 and 2024. The old school would be demolished to make way for the new one on the same site. The new school would have enough room for 1,755 students, according to the project website. It is planned to include a “central spine” with four … [Read more...] about Arlington has plans for a new, $291 million high school. Here’s what it would look like.
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page James Vaznis Globe Staff February 10, 2019 Governor Charlie Baker’s proposal to tackle the state’s school funding woes would funnel notable increases in state aid next year to several cities, but it would offer little financial relief to most other systems, many struggling under the state’s property tax cap, according to a Globe review.The divide is the result of a specific goal of the funding proposal: providing more resources to urban districts facing a dire urgency to improve student achievement. More than half of the $200 million increase that Baker is proposing would go to almost a dozen cities: Lynn, Worcester, New Bedford, Springfield, Lawrence, Everett, Fall River, Holyoke, Lowell, Lawrence, and Brockton. That, however, doesn’t leave much for the rest of the state’s more than 300 other districts. Consequently, more than 150 of … [Read more...] about Under Baker school plan, significant new aid to a small number of communities
By Associated Press | PUBLISHED: January 29, 2019 at 4:30 pm | UPDATED: January 29, 2019 at 4:33 pm By JEFF MARTIN ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta got a mere spritzing of rain Tuesday, hours after a winter weather forecast prompted authorities to close government offices, shutter schools and cancel flights in anticipation of icy streets. But the southern city was experiencing abnormally frosty conditions as fans arrived for the Super Bowl, with temperatures dropping into the 30s on Tuesday. New England Patriots fans in town for the game did not panic. “I grew up in all that snow, and I remember a lot of blizzards up there so this is like nothing unusual,” said Stephen Knefel, who grew up Salem, Massachusetts. “It didn’t faze me at all — it’s just part of everyday life up in New England.” Patriots’ coach Bill Belichick was holed up in the team’s hotel downtown, and was oblivious to the weather conditions. “I haven’t been … [Read more...] about Atlanta sounds alarm over snow; New England fans unfazed
PUBLISHED: 18:02 13 November 2018 | UPDATED: 20:07 13 November 2018 Megan Aldous Goldie Sayers , Team GB Javelin Thrower and one of Suffolk's 100 Inspiring Women speaking at the event Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Archant This is a list that Suffolk should be proud of - 100 women who are positive role models for future generations, women who have achieved success in a diverse range of fields from business, the arts, sport and education to the third sector.The list was put together by a panel of judges this summer after we asked readers for their nominations. From top left: Jenna Ackerley, Anne Beckett-Allen, Katie Bannister, Jane Basham, Dayle Bayliss, Shayra Begum, Nicola Beach, Adele Bellis and Professor Emma Bond Pictures: WENDY AIKEN PHOTOGRAPHY/EDF ENERGY/BARRY ELEY/PHILIP MYNOTT/SUFFOLK COUNTY COUCIL/UNIVERSITY OF SUFFOLKJenna Ackerley, Events Under Canvas: A Felixstowe girl originally, 38-year-old Jenna now lives in East Bergholt with her husband and … [Read more...] about Meet 100 of Suffolk’s most inspirational women