BOSTON/South Boston - Organizers and supporters of No Boston Olympics, the local grassroots group protesting the city’s recent bid to host the 2024 summer games, gathered outside the Institute of Contemporary Art Monday night before the Boston Globe’s “‘Off the Page’ Conversations” debate between former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Juliette Kayyem representing Boston 2024, the group that formulated and submitted the city’s bid, and Chris Dempsey, co-chair of No Boston Olympics (NBO).
BOSTON/South Boston – Members and supporters of the Boston Public Schools’ bus drivers’ union, United Steelworkers Local 8751 rallied Saturday at the Freeport bus yard in South Boston.
The union is continuing with its call on Veolia Transportation to reinstate four of the union’s leaders after they were terminated last year.
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.
BOSTON/South Boston - The former El Salvadoran Vice-Minister of Public Safety was found guilty of immigration fraud at the US District in Boston last week.
Orlando Inocente Montano who immigrated to the US sometime after 1994 was indicted by the US Department of Justice for lying about his military background when he applied for a protected status in 2002.
BOSTON/South Boston - At least one Massachusetts State Trooper is being sued by a California man following his arrest at Logan Airport in 2011.
Jason Cabot, with an address in San Francisco alleges that Trooper William Lewis and other unidentified troopers wrongfully arrested him shortly after he arrived in Boston on a flight from the west coast.
BOSTON/South Boston - Environmental groups have launched separate lawsuits alleging water pollution violations under the federal Clean Water Act.
BOSTON/South Boston – Founder of police-accountability group Cop Block Adam Mueller is suing the Town of Greenfield, Mass. and Greenfield police officers following his arrest for filming officers in 2010.
BOSTON/South Boston - Mark Jones is still claiming his innocence for his part in the Roxbury shooting death of Brian Cropper in 1981 when he was aged just 19 years old.
Jones has filed a lawsuit seeking the release of information that he believes could exonerate him and also is claiming that he received poor legal representation in his case.
BOSTON/South Boston - Outeke Kakooza has filed a lawsuit after his sacking from his job at Panera Bread alleging that he was wrongfully terminated, was the target of racial and disability discrimination, and wasn’t paid in full.
Employed as a night baker with the company for over five years, Kakooza came to the US from Uganda as a refugee with the assistance of the International Rescue Committee.
For the third year in a row there will be two St. Patrick's Day parades in the city this March 17th. The celebration of Ireland's patron saint has for over a decade been a divisive issue over who gets to march across South Boston. Veterans for Peace and other groups have taken it upon themselves again to organize an alternative parade, which they say is inclusive of all groups. Organizers of the official Patty's Day parade the Allied War Veterans Council have previously refused peace groups and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) groups from taking part in their event.