Some Massachusetts Schools Increase Security After Sandy Hook Shooting

Some Massachusetts Schools Increase Security in Response to Sandy Hook Shooting. “Although there is no connection to the Boston area, the shooting is disturbing,” police commissioner Ed Davis said in a statement. “Accordingly, we will be increasing uniformed police patrols in and around schools over the next several days.” Schools in Cambridge, Natick, and Medford also planned to step up security and review policies immediately.  []

Holy Cross Student Arrested for Threatening to ‘Shoot Up’ Movie Theater. Gregory Hamalian, 21, of West Bridgewater, was arrested at the College of the Holy Cross on Friday after allegedly posting online that he planned to “shoot up” an unidentified movie theater in Massachusetts. Hamalian, a junior and member of the school’s track team, faces one charge of making terroristic threats and four counts of threatening to commit a crime. He may also want to reconsider his Facebook profile, which says he’s “Awesome at life.”  []

UMass Amherst Is the 10th Most Expensive Public College in the Country. As states reduce funding for higher education, the cost of attending a public college is rising faster than the cost of attending a private college. The Wall Street Journal delves into the rising cost of public education.  [Wall Street Journal]

Nancy Brennan, first Executive Director of the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, to Resign. Brennan will depart the conservancy effective January 15, 2013. She accepted the position of Chief Philanthropy Officer of the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.  [Boston Business Journal]

The 10 Biggest Issues on Beacon Hill in 2013. Legal wrap-sheet Lexology lists the biggest issues during the 2013-2014 legislative session: health care, taxes, employee benefits, and the Bottle Bill.  [Lexology]