The Weekender: MCAS Discrepancies, President Trump, Film Premiere, FOCCP Gala!

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Read the full story about MCAS discrepancies at the Eliot School.

Report Examines Irregularities on MCAS Tests at Several Mass. Schools, Including Eliot in Boston’s North End

Reports last week indicated that several Massachusetts schools had irregularities with MCAS tests, among these schools was the Eliot K-8 Innovation School. At the Eliot, an unusually high number of answers were erased and changed from incorrect to correct. No cause was able to be found, although the test scores in question were subsequently invalidated after being reviewed by the State. Read the article for more.

Trump Pulls Off an Upset Win; Republicans Keep Senate & House; Marijuana “Yes”, Charter School Expansion “No”, Question 5 “Yes”

It’s official, Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Presidential election, despite almost every poll in the country pointing towards Clinton. Boston did not follow suit, Clinton took 81.7% of the vote in the city, compared to 14.2% for Donald Trump. Read the post for more information on the election results.

A full house anticipates the premiere showing of Boston’s North End, An Italian American Story.
A full house at the premiere showing of Boston’s North End, An Italian American Story (Photo by Matt Conti).

North End Film Premiere of Italian American Documentary [Photos]

The highly anticipated film premire of the North End’s Italian American documentary took place on Hanover Street at St. Stephen’s Church. The movie cost more than $70,000 to produce and brought dozens of neighborhood residents, officials and others from the neighborhood to watch. View the post for photos from the premiere.

Police Safety Reports: Homeless Robbery, Missing Ring, Stealing from the Blind

District A-1 Boston Police provided an update on recent neighborhood crime incidents at the November 2016 North End Public Safety Meeting. Although crime in District A-1 is down 4% there were still plenty of incidents reported that could make you scratch your head. Read the report for full details.

Photo Gallery: Friends of Christopher Columbus Park Gala

The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park held their annual gala to raise money for park events and infrastructure. The group is celebrating their 15th anniversary, and they received accolades from State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz and City Councilor Sal LaMattina for their efforts to lead such a well maintained park. View the post for Michele Morgan’s photos from the event!