A reporter’s fight to learn more about harassment in a small town’s police department
With a little help from its friends, the “regulators” at the Department of Public Utilities
It is perhaps understandable that one of the most important Massachusetts news stories of the year was buried in the avalanche of reports coming out of Washington last week. But Eversource Energy, a large investor-owned utility serving much of Connecticut, New ...
For the first time in decades, the Commonwealth has a new public records law. Here’s what you need to know…
Mass AG shows just how useless public info laws are, but change is possible
Enforcement of the Massachusetts records law will never happen under Galvin and Healey
In response to our recent column, Pittsfield police say they will not prevent future loss of evidence, while Berkshire DA calls his office’s failure to review evidence before a court date fair and ethical
Western Mass city loses police records, DA keeps failure secret
There are a few possible solutions. One would be giving Galvin’s office more power to enforce the law. Another would be to streamline the process by eliminating Galvin’s role entirely and having the AG’s office handle the process from start to finish.
The bill still needs to go before the Senate, which will likely change it yet again, so there’s still hope that it will be fixed. But after seeing how the bill was devastated by the House, the future is unpredictable.
How bootleg attorneys prey on immigrants hoping to secure the American Dream