The only voter option left for the 2016 ballot is a measure that will end up making lawbreakers out of most of us.
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.
It’s obvious that Ryan is looking for revenge and retribution, not justice, especially considering the fact that two of the remaining defendants were street medics who were not in the road.
For months following our action, the biggest news outlets in Boston questioned whether our protest should be considered attempted murder, lamented the traffic we caused, and even called for us to be treated as domestic terrorists.
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While the paper is a regular disgrace around these parts, this weekend the broadsheet showed just how ignorant things get when editors run wire copy about shit happening thousands of miles away.
In other words, mass transit advocates should not start the current fight with a weak political proposal like trying to give low-income T riders lower fares and exposing a lot of other better off.
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.
As it turns out, the Globe appears to be going out of its way to promote pieces on food allergies.
To show the extent to which his department is actually showered with positive press, we plugged “Boston Police Department” into the Google machine, and parsed all of the puffery from just October into four distinct categories.