BOSTON/Roxbury – Peace activists joined with city officials and the MBTA this week to launch a new phase in a campaign to reduce violence in Boston.
Cambridge, Mass. – A Cambridge nonprofit providing services to adults with disabilities is being sued by a nursing assistant for allegedly failing to pay her overtime for over three years.
Lakeya Clark from Roxbury filed the lawsuit against Vinfen in federal court in Boston at the end of December alleging that she wasn’t paid in full for more than ten hours of overtime in any given week.
BOSTON/State House - State legislators were called on Wednesday to give up Massachusetts’ investments in fossil fuel-related corporations contributing to climate change.
BOSTON/South End - A former associate dean at the Boston University School of Medicine alleges that the university violated laws against sex discrimination.
Dr. Phyllis Carr filed the lawsuit in federal court in Boston against the university alleging that the Equal Pay Act was broken when she was paid less than a male colleague for the same work.
The court complaint alleges that Carr “was paid significantly less than a male employee performing substantially equal work.”
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BOSTON – A Boston man is suing Boston Police Department officers, alleging excessive force and malicious prosecution following his arrest in January last year.
Joseph Johnson filed the lawsuit in federal court in Boston in December against Officer Charbonnier (first name and current domicile is unknown to plaintiff), Robert England, and Sgt. Clark (first name and current domicile is unknown to plaintiff), after police allegedly “tackled him to the ground causing his head…to hit a brick wall.”
Somerville, Mass. - Tufts University pays the City of Somerville less than other major area universities pay in place of taxes on their tax-exempt properties. But is that fair to local residents? Jane Regan investigates in this segment from Somerville Neighborhood News #3.
Springfield, Mass. – A man who had a conviction for murder overturned in a retrial last year is suing two Springfield Police Department detectives for allegedly using coercion to produce witness testimony against him in court.
Charles Wilhite was convicted in 2010 of murdering Alberto Rodriguez in a shooting in Springfield in 2008, spending over three years in prison before a jury found him not guilty during a retrial in January last year.
US Senate Committee Hears Expert on Costs of Adapting to Sea Level Rise and Storms in Boston, Coastal Cities
BOSTON - With sea level potentially rising to two feet by mid-century and six feet by the end of the century, Boston and surrounding cities are facing significant threats from flooding.
In addition to Cape Cod, a large swath of coastal Massachusetts is particularly vulnerable, and it’s possible that damages there could amount to just under $35bn over this century if action is not taken.
City Councilor Reacts to Barbosa Case: Wrongful Arrest of Three Women, Illegal Entry and Excessive Force by Brockton Police
Brockton, Mass. - Responding to Open Media Boston’s coverage of a recently resolved court case, Brockton City Councilor Michelle DuBois says “it’s a disturbing story.”