Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Jaclyn Reiss and K. Sophie Will Globe Staff and Globe Correspondent March 03, 2019 Several schools have announced closures for Monday as forecasters predict that the Boston area will get hit with about 9 inches of snow in a storm arriving late Sunday. Boston Public Schools officials announced Sunday afternoon that classes were canceled for Monday, and other nearby districts quickly followed suit. Here’s a list of some schools that have announced closures for Monday, updated as of 6:20 p.m. Sunday. Click here to refresh the page for the latest updates. Advertisement Abington public schools Get Metro Headlines in your inbox: The 10 top local news stories from metro Boston and around New England delivered daily. Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more newsletters here Boston public schoolsBraintree public schools Brockton public … [Read more...] about List of Boston-area school closures for Monday amid snow
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Danny McDonald and Martin Finucane Globe Staff February 14, 2019 A 55-year-old Norwood man has been arrested in connection with the hit-and-run crash that killed a 40-year-old woman in Somerville late last week, authorities announced Thursday evening.Edward Clark of Norwood is facing a charge of leaving the scene of the accident last Friday that killed Allison J. Donovan, said Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan.Clarke is to be arraigned Friday in Somerville District Court. The incident remains under investigation. Advertisement Donovan was struck and killed last Friday evening on Powder House Boulevard near the intersection with Hardan Road in Somerville. Get Metro Headlines in your inbox: The 10 top local news stories from metro Boston and around New England delivered daily. Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more newsletters here Donovan, 40, … [Read more...] about DA says arrest made in connection with Somerville hit-and-run fatality
Three days after a Watertown educator was killed and another woman was injured in a hit-and-run crash at a Somerville intersection, the driver involved remained at large Monday. Authorities are looking for the person who was behind the wheel of a full-size, black pick-up truck — possibly a newer model Ford F-150 — when it fatally struck 40-year-old Allison Donovan Friday night on the corner of Powder House Boulevard and Hardan Road, according to the Middlesex County District Attorney’s office. The vehicle is said to have front-end damage on the driver’s side and had a black cover over its bed. Donovan, a Somerville resident who spent nearly her entire career in Watertown schools as an elementary school teacher and administrator, was struck alongside an unidentified woman, who officials say suffered nonlife-threatening injuries. As the search for the driver continued Monday and those who knew Donovan grieved, extra police kept watch over the crossroads amid calls … [Read more...] about Here’s what we know about the Somerville hit-and-run that killed a local educator
SOMERVILLE — Just about every week since July, a group of neighborhood activists and a team of real estate developers have sat down to bargain over the future of Union Square.The square — a jumble of hipster bars and ethnic restaurants, auto shops and corner stores — is on the verge of a $1.5 billion makeover. When it’s done, the neighborhood will be more modern, dotted with taller buildings creating new space for offices, stores, and apartments. It also will probably be more expensive. It’s one of the most ambitious real estate projects ever launched in Somerville, a city whose story epitomizes, in many ways, the transformation of much of blue-collar Boston into something entirely new — and the chafing and tussles over turf that often accompany such change.That is: What is lost, and gained, as a rough-edged old city gives way? And how much room should the new make for what came before?The work in Somerville would transform a key junction between the … [Read more...] about Toward a more perfect Union Square in Somerville
Somerville is now the latest Massachusetts city to consider its answer to the following controversial question: Should non-citizens be allowed to vote in local elections? And there’s an extra caveat set to go before city officials: Should the voting age also be lowered to 16? Mayor Joseph Curtatone says his answers are yes and yes — and now is the time to change both. After a report by the city’s Clean and Open Elections Task Force was released earlier this month, Curtatone has asked the Board of Aldermen to start discussing whether the city should petition state lawmakers for permission to amend its local voting laws. “At a time when our democracy is under attack and a time when our democracy is being dismantled by Trump and his administration, at a time when the voices in our community that are most vulnerable — our youth and immigrants in our community, and others — are struggling to be heard and to participate in the decisions that affect their … [Read more...] about Should non-citizens be allowed to vote in local elections? Somerville is the latest city to ask the question.