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BOSTON – As Massachusetts officials prepare to lift the state of emergency that the Baker administration has used to slow COVID-19 transmission, advocates for people experiencing homelessness are concerned about the fate of emergency services and resources that have provided lifelines to unsheltered persons during the pandemic. Gov. Charlie Baker announced at the start of the week […]
BOSTON – The newly-minted commission tasked with certifying and regulating law enforcement officers in Massachusetts has a long road ahead of them before members can dive into the bulk of their work, the chair of the body said Monday during a swearing-in ceremony. Almost a year after George Floyd was killed while pinned at the […]
BOSTON – A former Massachusetts Superior Court judge selected by Gov. Charlie Baker will head up the state’s brand new commission tasked with certifying and holding police officers accountable. The state’s top executive and law enforcement official made public on Thursday their picks to the Massachusetts Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission. The state’s new […]
BOSTON – Students in public school districts would receive medically accurate, age appropriate sexual health education regardless of gender, race, disability status, or sexual orientation, under a refiled bill that education advocates are once again hoping the Legislature will take up, and pass this time. The policies are outlined in legislation dubbed the Healthy Youth […]