NPR’s Shankar Vedantam had a fascinating report on his Hidden Brain podcast about how a surprising hidden cost that occurs when a community loses its local newspaper. (Hint: It has something to do with property taxes.)
From today’s Boston Globe:
Thirteen history teachers in the Newton Public Schools are expected to miss some class time this week in order to gather documents for a public records request filed by an advocacy organization that has accused the district of anti-Israel bias in its high-school world history curriculum.
The Watertown nonprofit Americans for Peace and Tolerance has submitted 16 public records requests to the school system so far in 2018.
also from the article…
In December 2017, the Jewish Community Relations Council and Massachusetts Board of Rabbis issued a statement calling Jacobs and his organization “purveyors of hatred and division” after they
From the Boston Globe..
Medina-Perez, picked up by Newton police on drug charges, faced a fugitive warrant for drunken driving in Pennsylvania and a detainer from US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, according to a courtroom audio recording of the bench conference. In fact, an ICE agent was in the courthouse, waiting to
Newton police chief David MacDonald was this week’s guest on the O and Flo Show, straight from Carl Pasquarosa’s mobile studio.
Here’s the video from the Nov. 27, 2018 Newton School Committee public hearing on a citizen’s petition about Newton Schools’ curriculum, followed by the committee’s deliberations and votes on the petitions.can be found here.