Things to know for Friday

Today is Friday, May 25th and this weekend marks the official start to summer in the city.

Here’s what else you need to know for Friday…

10:00AM Bilingual Storytime at the North End Library. Join the North End Library at 25 Parmenter Street as Antonio and the bilingual circle enjoy traditional stories, songs and games in Spanish and English.

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1:00PM Friday Films: The Paranoid Style. Join the North End Library at 25 Parmenter Street for their May and June Friday Film Series featuring The Paranoid Style, see additional details here.

6:00PM Special Old North Tours – Celebrating Craftsmanship. Sharpen your observation skills and study the aesthetic components of the Old North Church while celebrating the craftsmanship involved in building and creating this national icon, see additional details here.

Notable News:

The state Senate must fully fund the MCAS

After the Senate budget underfunded the MCAS exams this past year, the Boston Globe editorializes about the implications if funding is not restored. The Eliot School in the North End is consistently commended for its high MCAS results and narrowing of student achievement gaps.

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Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

Saturday, May 26

6:00PM Gian Faraone in concert. Join I AM Books at 189 North Street for a heartfelt modern throwback to the timeless classics with a Gian Faraone concert, see additional details and ticket information here.

6:00PM Special Old North Tours – Celebrating Craftsmanship. Sharpen your observation skills and study the aesthetic components of the Old North Church while celebrating the craftsmanship involved in building and creating this national icon, see additional details here.

Sunday, May 26

3:30PM LeggiAMO Insieme. Join I AM Books at 189 North Street as the volunteer group Nati per Leggere of Greater Boston hosts a full immersion Italian story time and play for children ages 4-7 and their parents. For more information email info@iambooksbo ston.com or call 857-263-7665.

6:00PM Special Old North Tours – Celebrating Craftsmanship. Sharpen your observation skills and study the aesthetic components of the Old North Church while celebrating the craftsmanship involved in building and creating this national icon, see additional details here.

From the Community:

Weekend MBTA Ferry Service Returns Memorial Day Weekend

The weekend commuter ferry service will be available between Hingham, Hull, George’s Island, and Boston beginning this Saturday, May 26, continue reading.

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Keep up with what’s happening on the Events Calendar.

Weather Forecast:

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Monday
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Partly cloudy. High 73F. Winds ENE at 10 to 20 mph.
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Tuesday
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A mix of clouds and sun early, then becoming cloudy later in the day. High 71F. Winds ENE at 10 to 15 mph.
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Wednesday
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Thunderstorms. High near 80F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 100%.
High 80° / Low 64°

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2 COMMENTS

  1. MCAS is a program instituted by the state legislature because colleges complained that some Massachusetts schools gave diplomas to students that were illiterate. Despite a lot of criticism, it has been a success. Other states have implemented based on the Massachusetts model. Some schools consistantly exceed while others, need attention. One cut that could be made is to give schools that always exceed a “by” and concentrating on schools needing help. MCAS isn’t needed in schools that do a good job in maimtaining their ciriculum on their own.

  2. I hated the MCAS like every year fail after fail the only thing I hated about BPS thank god I graduated from Snowden last year !!!. I always had a hard time with that. I’m sorry but I hope they replace it one day with something better, easier HS requirements

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