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.