Curley School Teacher Receives Educator of the Year Award

A Mary E. Curley School teacher was one of several Boston Public School teachers awarded as Educators of the Year by the Boston Public Schools and Boston Teachers Union. Third grade and SEI teacher Konstantinos Petmezis was one of six teachers named as Educators of the Year. "The best thing about teaching is the community. I've been working at The Curley since 2007 and believe that the whole Curley Community deserves an award for what we were able to accomplish last year," said Petmezis to Jamaica Plain News. "It was together that we navigated remote learning and made it through.


Curley K-8 Annual Silent Auction

The Curley K-8 School Annual Silent Auction happens Tuesday, March 24th 6 to 9pm at Canary Square in Jamaica Plain. This year we're auctioning off an unparalleled selection of high quality items, everything from food and wine, to trips and event tickets, to artwork and professional services. It's a fun, adults only evening, and all proceeds go toward supporting academic and enrichment programs for Curley students. Online bidding and childcare also available! For more information, please visit

Oliver Baez, a board member of Hyde Jackson Main Street, shows off a raffle prize at the Escena Latina Teatro production of "La Nona" in Mozart Park on Tuesday, July 29, 2014.

Jueves in the ‘Hood Brings Deals, Longer Store Hours to Hyde/Jackson

Hello, neighbors. It's your Morning Memo for all things JP for Thursday, Dec. 11. Jueves in the 'Hood: Every Thursday in December, the merchants and restaurants of Hyde Square and Jackson Square are offering special deals and extended hours. It's all part of the "Jueves in the 'Hood" program put together by Hyde Jackson Square Main Street.

State Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez celebrates with students at the ribbon cutting for the new playing field at Curley K-8 School on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014.

Photos: Curley K-8 Opens New Playing Field

A crowd of proud parents, teachers, community members and students gathered to cut the ribbon on the new playing field at Curley K-8 School on Tuesday. Here are a few photos. Check back later for a full report on the new field — and the dedicated parents who drove the fundraising for it.


Democratic Hopefuls for Governor to Hold Forum at Curley School

Rise and shine, JP. Here's your Morning Memo for Tuesday, June 10. Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates to Hold Forum in JP: Here's something I'd like to put on your radar, even though it's not until next Monday. The Ward 19 Democratic Committee is among the sponsors of a forum involving all the Democrats aiming to take Deval Patrick's place. The incumbent isn't running.


Curley School Briefly Evacuated for Fire in Trash Cart

A trash cart under a stairwell at the Curley School caught fire Monday morning, forcing the K-8 school to be evacuated. No one was hurt in the incident, said Steve MacDonald of the Boston Fire Department. The one-alarm fire was contained to the trash cart where it started, he said. It began about 9:53 a.m.

A Curley School staff member said a letter about the incident has already been sent to school parents.

Students from the Curley board their bus on Feb. 13, 2014.

School Cuts Include Teachers and Bus Service

Here's your morning update for Thursday, Feb. 27. Parents from JP schools are organizing to fight proposed cuts that will hit all schools (including the Curley and Mendell, among others.) On Tuesday, for instance, I saw a delegation from the Curley in City Hall making their case. This morning the Globe detailed the overall cuts, which include about 250 teacher and classroom positions, roughly 120 jobs from the central office and putting seventh- and eighth-graders on the T instead of school buses. If you're a Curley parent, here is a list of contacts if you want to get involved.