“As a Black and queer person, I know that when a person’s very existence is criminalized it inevitably results in fear, hate crimes, and death.” The rain poured down on me and a cadre of queer and trans youth in front of the bricked facade of Somerville’s City Hall. The Progressive Pride Flag rose as […]
You’re not hallucinating—there is actually agreement and momentum toward psychedelic decriminalization in Mass. (Somerville Wire) – “There was very rarely a day that I would go without being in a tremendous amount of pain,” Jennifer Stell said, describing the cluster headaches that began to strike when she was just eight years old. “It feels like […]
A joint press release by the Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism and Free Press Action
[W]e’re asking all readers who are concerned about the collapse of local news media to contact your state representative and ask them to cosponsor Amendment #40 of H. 4879. The more cosponsors the amendment has, the more likely House Ways and Means will pass it. If that happens it has a good chance of making it through the full legislative process for this session. And becoming a law. Which would be a promising outcome for the future of local news in the Commonwealth.
“It was sort of testing the water with it, seeing what [evictions] they can get away with. This legislation stopped folks in their tracks before it caught on.”