0.4 min readBy Published On: April 11th, 2018Categories: News5 Comments on $5 Million Settlement in the Kyzr Willis case

A $5 million settlement has been made with the family of the 7 year -old boy who drowned at the Curley Rec. Center and the City of Boston.

Back in July of 2016, Kyzr Willis drowned while attending a drop-in day camp run by Boston Centers for Youth & Families. His family filed a wrongful death suit last year with the federal court alleging that city officials and camp supervisors failed to watch him or provide him with a life jacket.



  1. Not so New to the Hood April 11, 2018 at 10:52 am - Reply

    Here lies the result of incompetence and mismanagement. The City Counselors are currently holding up the BI-Lahey merger after top state health care officials already gave it the thumbs up.

    Instead of sticking your useless noses into things beyond your scope, how about you ensure we don’t have to make another multi-million dollar payment to a family due to a public programs’ massive failure?


    Fellow SB Constituent.

  2. Catherine Vitale April 11, 2018 at 4:05 pm - Reply

    You should take down this article. Or revise it, at least. Let the family mourn and live in peace. The internet doesn’t need to know how much was settled on.

    • Not so New to the Hood April 11, 2018 at 4:20 pm - Reply

      It’s in the Globe, the largest publication in the region.

    • Ed April 11, 2018 at 5:28 pm - Reply

      I disagree. It is taxpayer money and the City has a responsibility to be transparent about it. I don’t think publishing the amount is at odds with allowing the family to mourn in peace. Just imagine if financial settlements in these matters were not ever made public what a slippery slope that would be. I think your post is well intentioned though. God bless him and his family.

  3. SBHS class of 1969 April 11, 2018 at 4:50 pm - Reply

    Poor boy no amount of $ can ever bring him back..MAY BE REST IN PEACE..

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