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Support the new Hurley Library!

by Jeanne Pelletier

After almost a year of work, the Hurley School Library will officially open on October 23rd! We have a librarian, a beautifully painted room, lovely furnishings donated from IKEA, and books from various grants and friends. It’s all very exciting!

In the midst of putting the final touches on the library, we realized that many of you may wish to make a donation to continue the improvements. To commemorate individual donations of $500 or more and corporate donations of $1,000 or more, we will be inscribing plaques that will hang in the library....


NPHS at the BeanTown Jazz Fest 9/30

by Kelley Curry

For the second year, NPHS will have a booth at the BeanTown Jazz Festival, 12 noon - 6 pm, Saturday, September 30. We’ll have a booth selling baked  goods generously donated by the Garden of Eden; hot and iced Dunkin’ Donuts coffee; and water, soda, and juice that we get wholesale thanks to Morse Fish Company.

The festival is a huge jazz block party on Columbus Ave. between Mass. Ave....


Hurley Receives Two Grants

by Josh Weiss

Over the summer the Hurley School and NPHS received two grants. A $5,000 grant was received from the Laura Bush Foundation to purchase books for the Hurley’s new library. The school also received a $20,000 grant from edVestors. This grant and other NPHS funds will be used to fund a new Community Engagement Coordinator position at the school.


Neighborhood Parents for the Hurley School invites you to South End Style

Thursday, May 4, 2006 at the Boston Center for the Arts

by Web Administrator
South End Business Alliance presents South End Style

We hope you can join NPHS for the second annual South End Style. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and a great event.

As a way to promote and give back to our vibrant South End community, SEBA (South End Business Alliance) will host its 2nd Annual South End Style on Thursday, May 4, 2006 at the historic Boston Center for the Arts Cyclorama on 539 Tremont Street in Boston from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm...


Buy a Book for the Hurley School!

by Josh Weiss

Like many inner-city schools, the Hurley School often has a shortage of supplies. While there are many books in the classrooms (due largely to the teachers themselves) a rule of thumb for every classroom library is that there should be 300-600 books at a wide range of levels, and 2–3 new books should be added annually per child. To reach these goals, the Neighborhood Parents for the Hurley School asked the teachers to submit wish lists of books they would like to have in their classrooms. We have created an...


Hurley Gym Renovated

by Josh Weiss

Over the summer the Hurley’s gym was restored to be used for its original purpose. Walls that divided the gym into four small rooms were removed, linoleum was pulled up and the original wood floor was refinished. Basketball hoops and wall pads were installed and the gym is now being used by students during the day and in the after school program. NPHS worked closely with City Councilor Jim Kelly and the BPS to make the renovation a reality!


Meet the New Principal

Stella Restaurant, 5:30 pm October 18

by Web Administrator

Neighborhood Parents for the Hurley School invites you to our fall social event. Meet current and prospective Hurley families and the Hurley’s new principal, Marjorie Soto. Join us at Stella, one of the South End’s hottest new restaurants, for free appetizers and a cash bar. Learn about Principal Soto’s plans for the new school year and about recent developments at the school like the Hurley’s newly renovated gym. Donations can be made at the door.

Tuesday, October 18th, 5:30—7:30 at
Stella Restaurant
1525 Washington Street

Please ...


Benefit Supporting Science & Arts Enrichment at the Hurley

The Red Fez, 5:30-8:00pm June 7, 2004

by Web Administrator
Join us for a Benefit Event
Supporting science and arts enrichment programs for the Hurley Elementary School

Monday, June 7th
5:30–8:00 p.m.

Hosted by:

The Red Fez

1122 Washington Street
South End, Boston, across from Peters Park

Prizes! Silent Auction! 50/50 Raffle (winner takes half the cash pot) Complimentary hors d’oeuvres & cash bar Free admission...

Parents' Website Launch Spurs Interest in Public School

by Josh Weiss

A group of neighborhood parents have banded together to try to solve the problem of how to stay in Boston while also providing their children with a high quality education. Like many middle-class urbanites across the country, they face some stark choices as their kids reach school age.

In revitalized enclaves like the South End, high rents and big monthly mortgage payments make assuming hefty tuition payments for private schools beyond the reach of all but the most affluent. Skeptical of the quality and safety of the City’s public schools, many families move to the...