WBZ Daily Talker
Do you use your cellphone around your children? Are you always on it in front of them? Is it sitting on the table at every meal?
Town asking residents to give up phones and gadgets today, and spend more time face-to-face.
Should it be illegal to take “upskirt” photos in public places? Did the SJC get it wrong?
Should parents have to pay for tuition, college costs for girl who left home over strict rules?
As gays and lesbians negotiate to be allowed in the parade, at least one long-time participant says they’re walking away. The Immaculate Heart of Mary School in Harvard announced in a statement Monday that its band will not march in the parade because MassEquality has been allowed to participate. The school’s principal said the school “will not condone or appear to condone the homosexual lifestyle.”
The Walt Disney Company plans to stop donating money to the Boy Scouts of America next year because of the group’s ban on gay adult leaders.
Seventh and eighth graders in Boston could soon find themselves having to take the T instead of a school bus to campus.
Under Interim Superintendent John McDonough’s proposed $973 million budget for the next school year, 120 central office positions would be cut, as well as bus service for many middle school students. Instead, seventh and eighth graders who would have been bused will get MBTA passes.
Walpole Police and school officials are now investigating several alleged cases of sexting among students.
Students told WBZ a group of about 15 girls sent naked photos of themselves to boys, and those pictures were widely shared. They also said some students have already been suspended.
Older teenagers soon won’t be able to buy cigarettes in Scituate.
The town is joining others across the Commonwealth that have raised the minimum age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21. The goal is to stop young people from becoming smokers.
They’re nearly impossible to avoid. Potholes seem to be popping up everywhere on Massachusetts roads, thanks to our extreme weather this winter.
The state has a new way to report potholes on state-owned roads, by calling 1-857-DOT-INFO. Since the hotline started in January, MassDOT says it has spent a half million dollars filling in more than 800 potholes.