Somerville, Mass. – New, relatively unregulated “ride sharing” transportation companies like Uber and Lyft earn the praise of travelers but are prompting protests from traditional taxi drivers and others.
BOSTON/State House - The Massachusetts legislature is currently reviewing three bills this session that may lead to food products containing Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) to carry identifying labels.
In a public hearing Tuesday the Joint Committee on Public Health considered testimony for and against the bills, while about 150 anti-GMO protestors filled the hearing room after a short rally outside the State House.
Human Rights Advocates Challenge Harvest Co-op Board Decision to Halt Referendum to Boycott Israeli Hummus
Cambridge, MA - Over 20 human rights advocates attended a Harvest Co-op board of directors meeting last Monday to push the Harvest board to reconsider their decision to stop a proposed membership referendum from moving forward to a vote. The referendum in question proposed removing the Sabra and Tribe hummus brands from the co-op's store shelves - on the grounds that both brands were owned by Israeli companies complicit in that nation's human rights violations against Palestinians.