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BOOK EXCERPT: Wild West Broadway: Busing, the Bulger Brothers, Kevin White, and the Boston Globe
In its charred aftermath, it's hard to imagine that school desegregation snuck up on Southie. But indeed it did.
Excerpt from "Whitey: The Life of America's Most Notorious Mob Boss"
DICK LEHR AND GERARD O'NEILL
| March 15, 2013
Boston public-school apartheid?
At the Edward W. Brooke School in Roslindale — a kindergarten-to-eighth-grade public charter school — the push to advance graduates to elite secondary programs begins in fifth grade.
Think busing was a problem in this town? Some are labeling charter schools as Boston's newest educational battleground
| October 09, 2009
Hitting the brakes
The last time that “busing” was a buzzword around Boston, John Havlicek and Jo Jo White were the only ebony-and-ivory cronies shooting hoops in harmony.
With Boston public schools facing a $107 million budget gap, busing is once again in the crosshairs
| February 11, 2009
According to Boston Herald writer Michael Connelly, the deep racial wounds opened up by the Boston busing crisis of the mid '70s first began to heal when whites and blacks came together to support the Boston Celtics' championship team of 1981.
The Celtics and the busing rift
| February 10, 2009
Public education in Boston will be a hot-button issue in this year's municipal election in ways that have not been seen for at least 10 years.
It is time to end busing and use the millions more constructively
| February 04, 2009
Friends remember Alan Lupo
The Boston Phoenix is collecting memories from all those whose lives were touched by our friend and colleague, Alan Lupo.
| October 16, 2008
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