BOSTON/State House - Advocates called on state legislators to support new funding for human services in Massachusetts in an annual rally and lobby day at the State House on Tuesday.
Cambridge, Mass. – Several former staff members of the Kendall Hotel and the Mary Prentiss Inn are alleging that their employer knowingly failed to pay overtime wages owed to them.
Massachusetts Nurses Association – North Adams
Nurses picketed outside the North Adams Regional Hospital on Thursday following the abrupt closing of the facility by its owners at the end of last month. The nurses and their union, the Massachusetts Nurses Association, are calling for state action to save the hospital, and hundreds of unionized jobs.
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BOSTON – One hundred and thirty six. That, according to Boston Police, was the number of guns turned in by the end of the first week of the city’s gun buyback program christened “Your Piece for Peace.” Sergeant Mike McCarthy of the Media Relations Department said in an email, “the BPD is very pleased with the program’s success so far.”
Somerville, Mass. - Youth homelessness is on the rise; at least 25 Somerville students are homeless. Some 13,000 students are homeless in Massachusetts, according to the state Department of Education.
BOSTON - The Boston Herald and one of its reporters have been found liable of defaming a local journalist, community activist, and prison-rights advocate following a jury trial in a Suffolk County court last month.
BOSTON/Downtown Crossing – The luxury building developer Millennium Partners was slammed in a demonstration at Filene’s Basement in Downtown Boston on Monday for its claimed lack of adherence to local policy that sets hiring rates for city residents, people of color, and women.
Around 200 members and supporters of the Boston Jobs Coalition picketed the condominium development before moving onto Millennium’s office on Tremont St., calling on them to meet the Boston Residents Jobs Policy (BRJP) rules, and to make required affordable housing payments to the city.
BOSTON/State House - Calling on Gov. Deval Patrick to do more to address the issue of climate change, hundreds of students and young people left their classes as part of a demonstration in front of the State House on Monday.
Around 300 protesters from across the Bay State gathered to demand that the state divest from fossil fuels and fossil fuel-related infrastructure, and to highlight the growing threat from climate change.
SEIU – Cambridge College