Fran Sweeney’s fight against the fascists of her day should inspire those battling bigotry now
"Members of the Boston’s Transgender/Gender non-conforming communities are taking back our Pride. Since the 2016 election, we have had an additional layer of barriers added to our daily lives."
“It’s impossible to advocate for someone [in court] over the telephone. … Anything you say or your client says is heard by everyone.”
While Gonzalez was recovering, her family members back in Chelsea watched after her newborn. After finally testing negative, on May 12 she saw Victoria for the first time in 44 days as she was discharged from Spaulding.
Countless tipped as well as hourly wage workers have seen their earnings slashed or vanished. Still, through it all, many local restaurants are providing meals to fellow restaurant workers who are impacted.
These photos are of Massachusetts, and specifically some of the many brave people who are working through the crisis. They haven’t asked for attention or applause, but they certainly deserve our recognition and appreciation.
“This call for releases is not the advocacy community trying to capitalize on an opportunity to decarcerate … Prison health care is already overstressed and a lack of response will absolutely kill people.”
“We wrote our own tenant protection act, which has been filed. It would expand the voucher program to everyone who is over the age of 75. The state would guarantee, no matter what happens with rent, you’d be able to pay your rent and stay home.”
From several dozen troopers facing criminal charges in an expansive payroll fiasco, to drunk-driving drill instructors and other one-offs, the follies continue.