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.


Want to Become an Urban Farmer?

Hello neighbors. Here's your morning update for Wednesday, Feb. 26. Want to learn more about urban farming? There's an information session about the Urban Farmer Training Program on Wednesday at 6 p.m. in Roxbury.

Poster for the fourth annual "State of Our Neighborhood" Forum

‘State of JP’ Tackles Racial Justice and Equity on Thursday

Here's your morning update for Monday, Feb. 24:

Looking to civic meetings this week, there are several JP properties on the docket for Tuesday's Zoning Board of Appeals at City Hall. The meeting gets underway at 9:30 a.m. in Room 801. And later on Tuesday, the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council holds its monthly meeting. The agenda includes addressing three vacancies in "Area A" of the elected advisory board.