Cosecha members staged correction center sit-in and march from Roxbury’s Dudley Square
On Monday, dozens of marchers — including youth, religious community members and other activists — led the way from Orchard Gardens Park near Roxbury’s Dudley Square to the Suffolk County Correction Center, calling for an end to detentions of immigrants.
District, at-large competition kicks off
With city council applications for nomination papers made available Wednesday, a spread of challengers are emerging, causing the list of competitors for the District 7 seat being vacated by Tito Jackson to grow increasingly long. The departures of Councilors Sal LaMattina of District 1 and Bill Linehan of District 2 also have opened the field for several candidates. The at-large councilors, District 8’s Josh Zakim and District 9’s Mark Ciommo, face fights for re-election.
Dookhan cases are symptom of flawed drug policy, some say
According to Carl Williams, staff attorney of the ACLU of Massachusetts, the kind of mishandling of justice reflected in the Dookhan scandal is, and will continue to be, a side effect of country’s criminalization of drug use and possession.
With city council candidacy application papers made available today, a spread of challengers are emerging. The list of competitors for the District 7 seat being vacated by Tito Jackson grows increasingly long. The departures of Councilors Sal LaMattina of District 1, and Bill Linehan of District 2 have been answered by several candidates. The at-large councilors and District 8’s Josh Zakim face fights for re-election.
Diversity participation criteria may set national precedent
A development expected to become the fourth largest hotel in Boston and the rest of the state is slated for development by a team with significant minority involvement.
SEIU members call for vigilance on federal policy that impacts workers’ quality of life
Members of several SEIU chapters called for residents to stay attentive to policy emerging from the federal administration and be ready to rise in response. The Trump administration has sparked counteraction from unions, including state-level policy advocacy as well as work to mobilize nationwide networks.
Funds school buildings, streets, libraries, parks
Mayor Martin Walsh introduced a $2.08 billion five-year spending proposal last week that features investments in school facilities, library branches, open spaces, crosswalk and traffic signal improvements, and other initiatives spread throughout the city.
Movement zeros in on opinions of public, not politicians
Cosecha’s planned action for May 1 — International Workers Day — reveals a major departure between the movement and other immigrant rights advocacy groups, which are bringing a more traditional activist approach.
Would-be-officer rejected due to continuance without a finding at age 18, spotty driving history
Lawyers filed a complaint on behalf of a black Boston resident who was passed over for hiring into the Boston Police Department. Keon Finklea scored sufficiently high on the Civil Service test and came with strong recommendations, but his record that contained driving misdemeanors from five years prior and a continuance without a finding charge from when he was 18 years old.
Activists, elected officials gather to call for greater recognition and protection of immigrants in MA
Members of a lineup that included politicians, civil rights activists and others said President Donald Trump’s threats to immigrants risk the financial wellbeing and socioculutural fabric of the state and nation.