Wednesday, April 18, 2012
The organization said it will be probing the events on Boston Common this weekend.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts is investigating the conduct of Boston police following the release of controversial photographs depicting an officer with his hand on the neck of a protester at a Tea Party rally on the Boston Common over the weekend. The photos, shot by 22-year-old UMass Boston student Paul Weiskel, also show police attempting to stop photographers from taking pictures of them, even though the First Amendment grants citizens the right to do so. A video clip of the incident can be viewed here. "The ACLU of Massachusetts takes seriously the First Amendment freedoms of everyone in the Commonwealth, so it is carefully reviewing the police department's conduct during the Tea Party rally at the Boston Common …
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Thousands of senior citizens are expected to march in the streets Wednesday.
Senior citizens are expected to hold a protest rally at the Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre Wednesday morning and then march by the offices of Senators John Kerry and Scott Brown in what is promised to be a massive rally to protect Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. The protest is being held as a congressional “super-committee” is putting together a proposal to reduce the federal deficit. Senator John Kerry is on that committee. Seniors will board buses in several communities in and around Boston for the rally at 270 Tremont Street that is scheduled to start at 11 a.m. Buses are expected to transport seniors from Cambridge, Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, Malden, Worcester, and West Roxbury, according to Jason A. Stephany, …
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Ernie Boch and the Automatics got a larger crowd than expected when they opened for Deep Purple on Tuesday.
When Ernie Boch and the Automatics opened for Deep Purple at the Wang Center Tuesday night, they got a much larger crowd than they were expecting – or hoping for. More than 300 people protested outside the Wang before the concert, in support of alleged unfair labor practices at the Boch Honda in Norwood. Mike Vartabedian, businesses representative for the Machinist Union District 15, said the board filed complaints with the National Labor Relations Board on behalf of about 25 technicians. Problems at the plan have included firing workers for union activity, and using finances to influence a recent vote, Vartabedian said. "[The] rally," he said, "is to tell Ernie Boch we're not going anywhere."