There’s a reason that, even as a little paper, we pay such close attention to the public records law and to the flow of information between government entities and private citizens.
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
It was a standard public information request … until the state set up a maze to block one intrepid reporter’s access to records
Secretary holds sham hearing on records access
The MBTA doesn’t want you to know how much it spends concealing evidence of police brutality
Top Dems make a show of pretending they might enforce the public records law
Who do you call when the cops rip you off?
Instead of improving enforcement, the Legislature decided to allow municipal agencies to grant themselves up to 25 business days to produce records
I’m glad this column has allowed me to shine a light, however small, on the ills that plague the city. But we need more voices like mine, and more willingness to take risks.