Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Rachid BELHADJ (Resisting Arrest) (Braintree & Boston Warrants)

On December 10, 2020, I, Officer Tim Van Nostrand, was on duty and assigned to uniform patrol of Assembly Row. At approximately 2:00pm, while parked at the intersection of Artisan Way and Assembly Row, I observed a male known to me as Rachid Belhadj walking past LegoLand. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Rachid BELHADJ (Resisting Arrest) (Braintree & Boston Warrants)

GOVERNOR BAKER ACTS ON $45.9 BILLION FISCAL 2021 STATE BUDGET AND ABORTION PROVISIONS

 


By Bob Katzen

Governor Baker signed onto law a $45.9 billion fiscal 2021 state budget that was approved by the House and Senate and sent to him on December 4. Baker also vetoed and amended several items and cut $156 million in spending on various programs. Continue reading GOVERNOR BAKER ACTS ON $45.9 BILLION FISCAL 2021 STATE BUDGET AND ABORTION PROVISIONS

PROTECT VICTIMS OF VIOLENT CRIME AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING (S 2973)

By Bob Katzen

The Senate gave initial approval to legislation that would provide victims of violent crime and human trafficking enhanced protections under the law. The bill standardizes the process for law enforcement, prosecution, judicial and investigatory agencies to provide noncitizen victims, who have been helpful in the investigation or prosecution of serious crimes, with the certification form they need to apply for a U-visa or T-visa. Continue reading PROTECT VICTIMS OF VIOLENT CRIME AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING (S 2973)

State intervention, not personal responsibility, needed to stop the surge State Representative Christine Barber

The number of COVID-19 infections throughout Massachusetts is rising at an alarming rate. Massachusetts now has more new COVID-19 cases per capita than Georgia, South Carolina, Florida, Louisiana, or Texas— and in the last week alone, MA has seen more COVID-19 deaths per capita than 23 other states. Continue reading State intervention, not personal responsibility, needed to stop the surge State Representative Christine Barber