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CAMPUS CRIME LOGS: April 21 – April 27

The following reports were taken from the Boston University Police Department crime logs from April 21 to April 27.  Large party busted A large party was broken up at 72 Gardner St. in Allston on April 21 at 9:26 a.m. BUPD took down the names of 35 BU students present. Not all attendees were BU […]

Residents speak out about housing crisis

Boston residents raised concerns and suggestions addressing gentrification and an insupportable housing supply at a Boston City Council hearing Monday evening. City Councilors Josh Zakim, Ayanna Pressley, Charles Yancey and Frank Baker were present, as well as several panels of testifiers, who raised and clarified issues to the council’s attention. Zakim, who filed the hearing at the […]

Workers Memorial Day honors those killed during work

To honor workers who have been injured or killed on the job, over one hundred workers, union, government representatives and residents gathered in front of the Massachusetts State House on Monday. The memorial event, part of the Workers Memorial Day Commemoration, was organized by the Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health. It honored those who […]

Workers rights groups strive for safer workplaces after workplace death report

In anticipation of Workers Memorial Day celebrated Monday to honor those hurt and killed due to injuries in the workplace, a report titled “Dying for Work” was released Sunday about workplace deaths in 2013 and changes made to prevent similar occurrences in the future. Compiled by Massachusetts AFL-CIO and the Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health, the report […]

New Balance in running to supply troops with American shoes

To uphold its commitment to provide troops with American-made supplies, the U.S. Department of Defense is considering a contract with Allston-based New Balance to provide the military with sneakers. The Berry Amendment, established in 1941, requires that our troops are training and operating with American-manufactured materials. Up to this point, the Department of Defense has […]