Boston Children’s Theatre director resigns amid allegations of inappropriate behavior
Burgess Clark, the artistic director of Boston Children’s Theatre (BCT), has been accused of inappropriate behavior by several students. In an anonymous letter obtained by the Boston Globe titled “The Threat of Burgess Clark,” the sender(s) detailed the experiences of 17 students alleging that Clark kissed or touched them inappropriately during private lessons. It was addressed from “the concerned students and parents of Boston Children’s Theatre.” The president of the board of directors, Jim Solomon, reported that allegations have been passed on to law enforcement Saturday. Clark handed in a letter of resignation two days before the email was sent; he had been on medical leave since Sept. 15. He had been the artistic director at BCT since Oct. 2008.
Salem celebrates one of the spookiest Halloweens in the country
This Halloweekend, Salem was the place to be in Massachusetts. About 500,000 people flocked to the town of 40,000 where the Salem Witch Trials occurred in 1692. Spooky tourism in Salem has been getting bigger in recent years — and in light of that, this October town officials were briefed by the FBI on event safety and reportedly considered deploying mounted state police. Popular holiday events in Salem include ghost tours and guided walks through the famed Charter Street Cemetery. And although Halloween night was rainy and windy, tourists and trick or treaters were not deterred.
Could Snowvember be coming to Boston this week?
It’s possible that the end of this week could see the first snowfall of the year in Boston. On Thursday, a cold front will likely be coming through the area that may bring decent snow accumulation with it. This may seem early, but on Nov. 15 to 16 of last year, large swaths of the state saw six to 10 inches of snowfall — followed by a cold front and record low temperatures on Thanksgiving. Current forecasts predict that rain is going to start on Thursday evening, getting heavier as it moves into Friday morning and bringing big wind gusts with it. Although it’s not entirely clear that there will be snow accompanying the rainfall, it could start Friday morning and continue until the afternoon. Stay warm!