Mayor Menino Calls for Review of Taxi Service

Mayor Menino Calls for Review of Taxi Service. Barely a day after the Globe‘s deep dive into the city’s cab system hit newsstands, Mayor Menino called for a sweeping review of the city’s taxi industry, hoping to bring in a specialist to make recommendations. “We have real problems, and I’m very concerned about it,’’ Menino told the Globe. “We’re not going to tolerate this nonsense.’’  [Globe]

Harvard Officials Ask Student Committee to Reconsider Tyga Performance. After a petition circulated around campus calling for the school to cancel the “violent,” “misogynistic” rapper’s performance at Yardfest, Harvard’s Office of Student Life asked the student-led groups who picked the hip-hop artist to reconsider their decision. Jeff Neal, a spokesman for the college, said that if the students decide to keep Tyga, the university will not overrule their decision.  [Boston.com]

BPS Teacher Is Running the Sahara for Her Students. Liz Byron, a teacher at Gardner Pilot Academy, will run a 155-mile ultra-marathon in the Sahara starting on Sunday as part of a campaign to get better technology for her sixth-grade classroom. Her students will be able to join in the six-day race during recess. So far, the campaign has raised more than $30,000.  [Herald]

ICYMI: Some B.C. Alumni Sound Off About School’s Stance On Sexual Health. Lindsey Hennawi, Scott Jelinek, and Alicia Johnson co-wrote a blog post in the heat of the school’s condom controversy, strongly condemning “the administration’s abrupt and cowardly interference with students’ attempts to educate their peers and provide them with the tools they need to lead healthy lives.”  [RHRealityCheck.org]

Second Rogue Chemist (With Less Name Recognition) Indicted. Sonja Farak, who has been suspended without pay from the Amherst Drug Laboratory following her arrest in January, was charged with theft of a controlled substance, tampering with evidence, and possession of a Class B substance.  [Reuters]