Cambridge, Mass. - The Kendall Square branch of the pharmaceutical company Genzyme was the target of a protest Thursday. Around 30 members of the Service Employees International Union Local 32BJ called on the company to hire what they call a “responsible contractor” from the bids for an upcoming cleaning services contract.
BOSTON/South Boston - Marking the first anniversary of the death of renowned internet activist Aaron Swartz, there were renewed calls in Boston for the resignation of US Attorney Carmen Ortiz and Assistant US Attorney Stephen Heymann.
A small group of independent activists, and Massachusetts Pirate Party members, demonstrated outside the US District Court in the city Monday, and delivered a letter to an Ortiz official stating their position.
Somerville, Mass. - Katherine Smith, 34, had very few options when she entered an area shelter. “I was meaning to get into a shelter because I was homeless for over a year. I had been moving from house to house with my two kids. One is twelve, and the other is eight. It wasn’t a good situation.” Smith was housed in the family shelter by Somerville Housing Coalition last year.
Homeless mothers, especially pregnant ones, often face insurmountable obstacles while trying to find stability for themselves, and their families.
Cambridge, Mass. - About 150 students from at least 10 New England universities assembled at Harvard Sunday to call on their schools to yank their investments in fossil fuel companies.
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Major Contract Violations by Veolia Began Months Before Lockout Claims Bus Drivers Union at Boston City Council Hearing
BOSTON/Government Center - Union leaders and members of the Boston School Bus Union 5/United Steelworkers gave extensive testimony at a Boston City Council hearing into Veolia Transportation’s labor practices Thursday night.
BOSTON/Government Center - Veolia Transportation was slammed repeatedly in a hearing of Boston City Council Thursday night ordered by Councilor Charles Yancey, chaired by Councilor Felix Arroyo, and attended by Councilors Ayanna Pressley and Tito Jackson.
Cambridge, Mass. - Thirty college students and community members gathered in Harvard Square last night for a candlelight vigil for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, and to bring attention to the disaster climate change has wrecked upon the Philippines.
BOSTON/Financial District - Members of the public and activists from around New England testified on November 4th at the Environmental Protection Agency's New England headquarters on upcoming regulations limiting greenhouse gases from existing power plants.
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