Tuesday, May 29, 2012
A West Roxbury Education Complex student was found with five plastic bags of marijuana while trying to enter the school on Friday morning.
A West Roxbury Education Complex student was issued a civil citation for possession of less than one ounce of marijuana on May 25. On Friday around 8:53 a.m., a Boston School Police officer was called to the front entrance after a student was allegedly found with five plastic bags with marijuana in them while trying to go through the school's metal detectors. The marijuana was seized.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
The first day of the BPS High School Outdoor Track Championships were yesterday at White Stadium.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Photographer Richard Johnson contributed these photos in the rainy first day of the BPS High School Outdoor Track Championships held on May 14, 2012, at White Stadium.
Sunday, March 25, 2012
West Roxbury Academy is a member of The 84 Movement, which helps mobilize youth to take action to protect their communities from the influence of the tobacco industry.
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Editor's note: The following is a press release. Youth from West Roxbury Academy joined more than 250 young people from across the Commonwealth to gather at the Massachusetts State House for a Kick Butts Day event to celebrate their role in reducing the influence of the tobacco industry in their communities. While at the State House the youth visited with lawmakers, attended a rally with United States Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, and a closing event with Massachusetts Department of Public Health Medical Director Dr. Lauren Smith. The young people used their time with lawmakers to discuss the ways the tobacco industry continues to target young people: through a range of new non-cigarette tobacco products, cheap prices, flashy …
Monday, February 20, 2012
West Roxbury seniors presented flowers to their mothers before the West Roxbury Raiders faced off against Catholic Memorial.
The West Roxbury Raiders concluded their regular season on Friday, Feb. 17 at home against their West Roxbury rival - the heavily-favored Catholic Memorial Knights. The Raiders lost the battle, 78-51. The Raiders never led and could not catch up with a healthy lead the Knights built up during the game. At half time, CM led 51-26. West Roxbury had a good season, ending at 9-10 and now await the tournament pairings to be announced at the end of the month. CM stands at 16-3 and has a final game next week against Franklin. Prior to the game, West Roxbury Head Coach Marty Sommers paid tribute to his five seniors for their committment to the team during the past four years and the athletes presented their moms with a hug and flowers.
Monday, January 30, 2012
Boston Police officer had to request backup as two suspects and a group of about 20 people surrounded the officer outside of the West Roxbury Education Complex.
A Boston Police officer needed emergency backup while trying to arrest two suspects after being surrounded by approximately 20 teenagers outside of the West Roxbury Education Complex. Two juvenile males were arrested on Jan. 27 around 7:15 p.m., with one being charged with being a disorderly person and trespassing, while the second suspect was charged with being a disorderly person, according to a Boston Police report. The officer was called to the high school complex during a basketball game between West Roxbury and New Mission High, because administrators were concerned about a fight occurring. The officer saw one of the suspects being escorted out of the building around 7:15 p.m. by a Boston School Police officer. The BPD officer was…
Friday, January 27, 2012
Two white swans enjoyed their time at the marshland by the high school on the VFW Parkway.
I snapped these photos yesterday of two white swans as the used their long necks to fish for food in the marsh by the West Roxbury Education Complex.
Sunday, November 27, 2011
There was no debate - the Boston Debate League is a success.
Last weekend more than 250 Boston Public School high school students and 70 BPS middle school students participated in rigorous, academic debates about space exploration politics in the Boston Debate League‟s second city-wide tournament of the year. “The second tournament of the season was a thriller,” said Steve Stein, Executive Director of the BDL. “The extra month of preparation showed, and judge after judge reported being blown away by the debaters‟ speaking skills and sophisticated arguments.” The Westie Debate team, comprised of Urban Science Academy, Brook Farm/Media High School students had an impressive showing. In the varsity division, Westie debaters won four of the top 20 speaker awards: Sam Landis (9th place), Akeem Borneo (…
Monday, October 31, 2011
Roxbury juvenile already on trial for separate violent incident from 2010 and on probation. Juvenile's next court date Dec. 9.
The 14-year-old Roxbury boy who allegedly snuck a loaded gun into the West Roxbury Education Complex on Oct. 25 was found too dangerous to be released by a judge. Boston Juvenile Court Judge Terry Craven heard testimony on Oct. 28 on a dangerousness hearing and found him too dangerous to be released pending trial, according to Suffolk County District Attorney's Spokesperson Jake Wark. The next court date for the boy is scheduled for Dec. 9. Prior to the Oct. 28 hearing, a clerk in the Juvenile Session of West Roxbury District Court ordered the youth be held until the 28th for a "dangerousness hearing." A “dangerousness hearing” is under Ch. 276, Sect. 58A, of the Massachusetts General Laws, and allows a judge to hold a defendant accused of…
Friday, October 28, 2011
This environmentally friendly column is brought to you by West Roxbury Saves Energy, a community-based organization committed to spreading the word that individuals can make positive choices that save money as well as the planet.
West Roxbury Saves Energy hopes you will enjoy watching for the splashes of yellow that will pop up next spring around our town because of our (and others') participation in the "Boston Blooms with Daffodils" program this month. The City ordered more than 120,000 daffodils, and Mayor Thomas Menino offered some 40,000 of these to individuals and organizations willing to plant them on city property on October 22 and 29. WRSE wanted to make sure that West Roxbury benefited from this initiative, and we were able to dig some holes and bury some daffs ourselves as well as pass a hundred or so along to the Lyndon School. Katie Tunney, principal of the primary grades at the Lyndon, arranged for one of her science teachers to use the bulb planting …
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Roxbury teen was on probation for 2010 beating and robbery.
While the 14-year-old Roxbury defendant, who allegedly brought a loaded firearm to the West Roxbury Education Complex today, is not being identified publicly due to his age - he has the rap sheet of an adult. A clerk in the Juvenile Session of West Roxbury District Court ordered the youth held until Oct. 28 for a "dangerousness hearing," according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office. A “dangerousness hearing” is under Ch. 276, Sect. 58A, of the Massachusetts General Laws, and allows a judge to hold a defendant accused of certain violent crimes without bail for up to 90 days pending trial upon “clear and convincing evidence that no conditions of release will reasonably assure the safety of any other person or the community.” …