Poisons used by Mass municipalities are killing more than just the rats they’re targeting. In practice, their controversial tactics may actually protect the rodent population. It was a sunny Friday morning in late July of this year when Jodi Sylvester, a wildlife photographer from central Massachusetts, drove into the Boston area to check in on a pair of […]
Public information requests reveal Arlington’s behind-the-scenes response to police controversy
An Arlington, Massachusetts police lieutenant who was put on paid leave after writing a column filled with controversial statements about violence, immigrants and more is back on the job after going through a “restorative justice” program. Independent journalist Laura Kiesel joins Sue to talk about what this means and why she doesn’t agree with the program.
Arlington’s attempt to mitigate a police department controversy causes more distress for some concerned residents
This originally appeared as a two-part story centering around police officers injured and allegedly injured during the shootout with Boston Marathon bombers in Watertown on April 19, 2013. It was published in multiple newspapers around Massachusetts including the Brockton Enterprise, the Quincy Patriot Ledger, and the Watertown Tab. On April 10, 2014, Dennis O. Simmonds, […]