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National Grid lockout enters fifth month

National Grid lockout enters fifth month

Chris Triunfo, city editor  

December 5, 2018


Filed under City

 As unionized gas workers enter the fifth month of a lockout with National Grid, the Massachusetts Legislature has decided to get involved, hoping to prevent 1,250 employees from losing their unemployment benefits in January.   Legislation aimed at delivering benefits to workers locked out by their...

State House protesters denounce Kavanaugh, back sexual assault survivors

State House protesters denounce Kavanaugh, back sexual assault survivors

October 10, 2018


Filed under City

By Sam Cronin, lifestyle editor Protesters and political organizers from around Boston gathered at the State House Friday night to encourage senators not to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Sexual assault survivors shared their stories, including how they were ignored and silenced by...

Protesters fight for $15 minimum wage on Beacon Hill

Protesters fight for $15 minimum wage on Beacon Hill

April 5, 2017


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By Janette Ebbers, news staff Protesters calling for a minimum wage increase to $15 an hour rallied in the rain Tuesday while holding signs, chanting and marching around the Boston Common to the State House on the 49th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination. In remembrance of t...

Massachussetts residents lobby at State House for immigrant protections

Massachussetts residents lobby at State House for immigrant protections

April 5, 2017


Filed under City, Featured Content

By Ryan Grewal, city editor Lara Jirmanus, a physician with the Cambridge Health Alliance, stood before a crowd of more than 100 people at the Boston Common Wednesday and described a distressed boy she treated recently. The boy was expressing symptoms of anxiety after witnessing Immigration and Customs Enfor...

Protesters rally to make Massachusetts a sanctuary state

Protesters rally to make Massachusetts a sanctuary state

March 22, 2017


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By Ryan Grewal, city editor Dozens urged Gov. Charlie Baker to make Massachusetts a sanctuary state for undocumented immigrants in a demonstration outside the State House Tuesday. The Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA), the Welcome Project of Somerville, Massachusetts, the Chelsea Coll...

Dozens celebrate Bosnian independence at State House

Dozens celebrate Bosnian independence at State House

March 17, 2017


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By Lucas Calero, news correspondent On Friday dozens of Bosnians from around the state gathered in the Massachusetts State House Flag Room to celebrate 25 years of an independent Bosnia and Herzegovina at an event sponsored and organized by the New England Friends of Bosnia and Herzegovina (NEFBiH). ...

Protesters at State House denounce Trump’s ties to Russia

Protesters at State House denounce Trump’s ties to Russia

March 2, 2017


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By Janette Ebbers, news staff More than 200 demonstrators rallied at the State House Sunday calling for the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate President Donald J. Trump and his administration’s connections to the Kremlin. The protest, called the “Emergency Rally to Stand for ...

Baker discusses economy, schools in State of the Commonwealth address

Baker discusses economy, schools in State of the Commonwealth address

January 25, 2017


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By Maggie Dolan, news correspondent Governor Charlie Baker delivered his second annual State of the Commonwealth address Tuesday night in the State House to a joint session of representatives and the public. Baker praised the state’s growing economy, top-ranking school systems and impending impro...

Walsh unveils anti-displacement legislative package

Walsh unveils anti-displacement legislative package

January 25, 2017


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By Maggie Dolan, news correspondent Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced a package of anti-displacement bills on Jan. 13, the final two of which will be submitted to the Massachusetts State Legislature next month. The package includes five senator-sponsored bills targeted at reducing eviction inequalities...

Hundreds rally at State House for LGBTQA+ rights

Hundreds rally at State House for LGBTQA+ rights

January 19, 2017


Filed under City

By Jillian Wrigley, news staff Hundreds of people gathered in front of the Massachusetts State House Saturday afternoon to protest against LGBTQA+ discrimination at the Trans and Queer Liberation Rally and March. The rally began around 2 p.m. in the Boston Common. Rally-goers were in a celebrat...

New bill angers taxis, ride-sharing companies

New bill angers taxis, ride-sharing companies

March 24, 2016


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By Mack Hogan and Rowan Walrath, news staff After the Massachusetts State House passed new legislation regulating ride-sharing companies on Wednesday, March 9, ride-sharing companies and taxi groups are dissatisfied with the compromises. The bill, which will soon be debated in the State Senate, create...

Citizens, students protest Baker’s refugee position

Citizens, students protest Baker’s refugee position

December 2, 2015


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Hundreds of people gathered in front of the State House to protest against Gov. Charlie Baker's decision to not accept Syrian refugees on Nov. 20. Photos by Robert Smith

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