"What is really critical is that community members have a voice in shaping the direction of what gets developed in our underdeveloped areas of Somerville."
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REMEMBER THEIR NAMES: STUDENT ART CHALLENGES HARVARD TO JOIN OTHER MAJOR INSTITUTIONS IN SACKING MONSTERS BEHIND OXYCONTIN
As Tufts was announcing last week that it plans to “remove [the] Sackler name from [its] medical school facilities and programs," on Dec 6, one city over in Cambridge, Harvard students joined community members in unveiling a pointed art installation on the topic.
POWER, FREEDOM, EQUALITY, SAFETY, DIGNITY
“It guarantees housing for survivors of crime and, again, it decriminalizes homelessness, which we know eliminates reinceration for individuals who failed to secure housing.”
HOW DO YOU COUNTER A VIOLENT RACIST BENT ON DESTROYING INTERCOMMUNAL SOLIDARITY? WITH MORE INTERCOMMUNAL SOLIDARITY.
For their part, members of Pittsburgh’s Jewish community were surprised that a group had come all the way from Boston just to support them during this difficult weekend.
STATE WIRE: MASS SEES MAJOR CUTS TO LOW-INCOME HEATING ASSISTANCE
“Public utilities, while they can’t be shut off in the middle of the winter, they run up bills and debts such that when the winter’s over and utility companies are in a position to seek payment, they might take steps to shut people off."
FOLLOW-UP: STILL JAILED FOR GROWING
Without evidence of weed sales or gun use needed, the prosecution framed the matter as a question of whether there were copious amounts of cannabis and guns in the house.
A CHICKEN FOR EVERY COP
The Western Mass police department that has hosted more than two-dozen events at Chick-fil-A
CONSULTANTS TOLD STATE POLICE HOW TO AVOID TURMOIL. THE DEPARTMENT IGNORED THE ADVICE AND SPENT THE FOLLOWING DECADES SPIRALING TOWARD CORRUPTION.
From several dozen troopers facing criminal charges in an expansive payroll fiasco, to drunk-driving drill instructors and other one-offs, the follies continue.
JOE VS. THE REVOLCANO: THE MOVEMENT TO TOPPLE LONGTIME SOMERVILLE MAYOR CURTATONE IS OUT KNOCKING ON DOORS RIGHT NOW
“There were only 1,069 votes separating Joe and me,” said Walles, whose take amounted to about 37% of the ballots. “I said, if I got more than 30%, I’m good.”
SIDDIQUI TAKES A DIVE: JOINS MAYOR MCGOVERN, OTHER CAMBRIDGE COUNCILORS IN GREENLIGHTING BACKROOM COURTHOUSE DEAL
The fix was in.
While the world was gearing up for the global climate strike last week, the years-long fight over the future ...