Thursday Morning: Jobless Rate Edges Higher, Schools Cut

Published December 16, 2010

Things have been a bit quieter around these parts as I’m involved with other projects. Meanwhile, we are in the process of adding more voices and more news to Hubbub in the coming weeks. Stay tuned. –AP


What’s news on (another) bitterly cold Thursday in Boston:

Just in: The Mass. unemployment rate rose to 8.2 percent last month. The national jobless rate is 9.8 percent.

The Boston School Committee unanimously approved the closing or merger of 18 schools. It was an ugly meeting, with booing, heckling and tears. (Globe)

The Probation Dept. investigation has shifted to the Legislature. A federal grand jury subpoenaed State House records. (Globe)

Mass. Dems stand firm in opposition to President Obama’s tax-cut compromise. “There’s a difference between compromise and surrender,” said U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch. (Herald)

Accused Harvard fraudster Adam Wheeler may plead guilty. He is scheduled for a change-of-plea hearing today. (AP)

The Celtics edged out the Knicks last night with 0.4 seconds to spare. The 4th Quarter was something to behold. (AP)