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 investigative reports to music and arts writing, we killed it yet again. Long live alt-weeklies!
From several dozen troopers facing criminal charges in an expansive payroll fiasco, to drunk-driving drill instructors and other one-offs, the follies continue.
After SPAM received the full payment, its then-treasurer told investigators that Pullman demanded a check for $250,000 for Lynch Associates, pounding the table and yelling “Stop breaking my f**cking balls and give me the check!” when the treasurer questioned him.
Among the nightmares of an unprecedented epidemic, sex work gets more dangerous for opioid addicts
Use of force reports from the Hampden County Correctional Center reveal disproportionate use of chemical force against prisoners with psychiatric disabilities
Who oversees parole in Mass? What motivates decisions? Does the outcome help the Commonwealth? Will the addition of another career prosecutor tilt the Mass parole board away from second chances?