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Marie Szaniszlo

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Boston, MA, United States

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Recent articles by Marie:

Number of homeless Boston Public Schools students climbs

The number of homeless Boston Public Schools students has climbed more than 25% in four years, according to district officials, and nearly all of them are students of color. → Read More

Boston College’s $100M Pine Manor Institute for Student Success to offer free courses

Boston College will introduce a free summer enrichment program in June for middle and high schoolers, and an associate’s-degree-granting two-year residential college in 2024, both to broaden opportunities for underrepresented, first-generation students, the university said Thursday. → Read More

Boston rejects changing Charlestown High to an ‘innovation and inclusion’ school

Boston Public Schools leaders unanimously rejected a proposal to close Charlestown High School and convert it into an “innovation and inclusion school.” → Read More

Pipe at Boston Latin Academy bursts, causing damage to the floors below

Eight classrooms, a stairwell and an old cafeteria at Boston Latin Academy were damaged over the long weekend when a window was left open and a pipe burst and flooded the two floors below. → Read More

Martin Luther King: His life and legacy

Fifty-three years after his assassination, Martin Luther King Day will be observed tomorrow to honor his life and legacy as a civil rights leader at a time when the nation remains racially divided. → Read More

Michelle Wu defends proof-of-vaccination mandate

Mayor Michelle Wu on Saturday said the city is working to take the “heat” of her proof of vaccination mandate off small businesses and protect Boston’s workforce and customers, despite daily protests outside her home. → Read More

Boston Public Schools students walk out, saying their schools are unsafe

Numerous Boston Public Schools students walked out of class Friday to protest what they called unsafe conditions due to COVID. → Read More

Open-window mandate forces Boston Public Schools students and teachers to bundle up

Students and teachers have to bundle up in their classrooms because of a Boston Public Schools mandate that windows be kept open 4 inches to reduce the risk of COVID transmission. → Read More

Mayor Wu appoints new School Committee member

Mayor Michelle Wu has appointed Dr. Stephen Alkins Jr. to fill one of two, 4-year vacancies on the Boston School Committee. → Read More

Boston schools superintendent bringing back winter sports

Under mounting pressure from students, parents and elected officials, city schools Superintendent Brenda Cassellius said she will resurrect winter sports. → Read More

Stepmother of missing New Hampshire girl faces new charges

New Hampshire prosecutors have filed new charges against the stepmother of 7-year-old Harmony Montgomery, who has been missing since 2019. → Read More

Wareham firefighters rescue contractor who fell 20 feet into a hole

Wareham firefighters working in sub-freezing temperatures this morning rescued a contractor who had fallen into a 20-foot hole. → Read More

Stepmother of missing 7-year-old Harmony Montgomery to face nine new charges

New Hampshire prosecutors expect to file nine new charges today against the stepmother of 7-year-old Harmony Montgomery, who has been missing since 2019. → Read More

Stepmother charged in connection with missing 7-year-old Harmony Montgomery

New Hampshire police have made another arrest in the case of 7-year-old Harmony Montgomery, a young girl who has not been seen since 2019. → Read More

New Hampshire man held in 7-year-old daughter’s disappearance

Adam Montgomery was taken into custody “based on clear and convincing evidence that the defendant’s release will endanger the safety of the defendant or of the public,” according to a bail order. → Read More

BPS superintendent and school committee chairwoman substitute for growing number of absent teachers

Boston Public Schools Superintendent Brenda Cassellius and School Committee Chairwoman Jeri Robinson filled in for a growing number of absent teachers as the district struggles with a pandemic worsened by the Omicron variant. → Read More

First woman to take command of U.S.S. Constitution

U.S.S. Constitution’s first female captain will take command of Old Ironsides on Friday. → Read More

1,200 Boston teachers, staff and bus drivers out sick, but the state won’t give in on in-person learning

State officials continue to expect all schools to provide students with 180 days of in-person learning, even after about 1,200 Boston Public Schools teachers, staff and bus drivers called out sick. → Read More

More than 1,000 BPS teachers, staff and bus drivers out as kids return to class

More than 1,000 Boston Public Schools teachers, staff and bus drivers are absent Tuesday as the district struggles to contend with the COVID pandemic, school officials said. → Read More

Hundreds of children go missing from Massachusetts DCF custody each year, records show

The last five years provide a troubling snapshot of the hundreds of youngsters who go missing from the custody of the state Department of Children and Families every year, statistics show. → Read More