Massachusetts has agreed to put off enforcement of a law requiring pigs be raised humanely, which voters approved in 2016, until at least after the Supreme Court rules on a case involving a similar law in California, likely early next year. Read more.
State saves your bacon for now; agrees to hold off enforcement of humane pig rearing law until after Supreme Court decides on similar California effort
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Raising the specter of breakfasts without bacon and festival sausage stands without sausage across much of New England, trade groups representing restaurant owners across all of New England save Connecticut and the National Pork Producers Council yesterday sued the state over regulations, set to go into effect in less than two weeks, that would require pork sold, or even trans-shipped through, Massachusetts to come only from what the state considers humanely raised pigs. Read more.
The State House News Service reports a New York group that wasted $15 million trying to convince us to increase the number of charter schools in the November elections has agreed to pay some $427,000 to the state for creating a way for people to hide their donations to the effort. It's the largest such settlement in state history.
At their regular meeting on Monday, Cambridge city councilors will hear reports on improving the audiovisual system at the city senior center and whether the city can reinstall a stop sign at the intersection of Green and Hancock streets, vote on a request from the Cambridge Arts Council to string banners across Mass. Ave. and JFK Street for an upcoming open-studios weekend and decide whether the council should go on record in favor of impeaching President Trump. Read more.
Jeremy Samuel Faust, an ER doctor at Brigham and Women's, reports on the reactions he's gotten when he's asked that since Jan. 20.
A rally to support Planned Parenthood on the Common that attracted several hundred people this morning was winding down when a rally to support President Trump that attracted several dozen people was starting up on the steps of the State House: Read more.
Hey, how come none of you guys told me about the free bus rides up to New Hampshire on Election Day?
Man, you think you know who your friends are. Election Day was so nice, I wasn't busy, and I could've done with a day trip. Let me know next time, 'kay?
Let's see, any other Boston-related Prevaricator-in-Chief news? Oh, yeah, here's a story: Trump adviser who claimed to be an expert witness in Boston bombing trial never actually testified.
US Rep. Stephen Lynch is hosting a forum Friday night on "Keeping America Safe While Preserving Our Constitutional Rights."
The session, which begins at 7 p.m. at Milton High School, 25 Gile Rd., will be: Read more.
1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday in Copley Square.
Next month, Roslindale Is for Everyone will hold a forum on Immigration in the Age of Trump - 6:30 p.m. on Feb.16 at the Roslindale Congregational Church.
His vow to open City Hall as a shelter to Trump-fleeing immigrants got the headlines, but Mayor Walsh says a crackdown would have dire financial effects on Boston aside from blocked federal aid.
The Boston Business Journal reports on a talk he gave today on the impact on everything from tourism (kiss foreign tourists goodbye) to the region's colleges, hospitals and biotech companies (all the foreign students and researchers).
Clrvynt talks to Mark Lind, whom the sort of people who "identified" the Marathon bombers online now think was the guy who punched that Nazi down in Washington.
Lind, who spent the day at work in Boston, says he'd never even heard of the guy.
The online mob of Spencer supporters attacking Lind quickly swelled in numbers as the fake news even made its way to infamous white power (and perhaps weather-obsessed) message boards Stormfront and The Daily Stormer, where he was also falsely accused of being Jewish.
Two more people have indicated they're thinking seriously enough about running for Tito Jackson's city-council seat in District 7 that they've registered campaign organizations with the state.
Angelina Camacho (left in the photo), a program manager at ABCD, yesterday filed with the state Office of Campaign and Political Finance.
Deeqo Jibril, who fled civil war in Somialia when she was 12 and who is the founder and executive director of the Somali Community and Cultural Association in Boston, filed on Friday. Read more.
Roving UHub photographer John K. stopped to look at the protest signs that were placed along the Boylston Street side of the Central Burying Ground at the Boston Common after yesterday's Women's March on the Common. Read more.
From Beacon Street to Boylston Street, from Charles Street to well past the Frog Pond, tens of thousands of people filled Boston Common today for a protest against the new administration. From Mayor Marty Walsh and Sen. Elizabeth Warren to women, men and children in the crowd, people vowed to fight for health care for all, for immigrants, for LGBT rights - and for science. Read more.
Steve Abreu looked out his window shortly after 4 p.m., when anti-Trump protesters who gathered there began to march towards the Common.
Meanwhile, scores of state troopers traveled to the South Boston convention center this afternoon to go over plans for protecting the much larger march planned from the Common to Copley Square. Read more.
The city of Boston posted this video yesterday.
Looks like Mrs. Mallard and her brood are ready for Saturday's protest march from the Common down Comm. Ave. and back to the Common, as Jason shows us.
Charlie Redd, owner of Redd's in Rozzie on Washington Street, posts a call to arms against the gathering darkness:
The resistance begins now. Trump is an obvious danger to the rights I believe in and that this business is built around. Why fight? Because we are fucking Americans. That’s what we do, fight. Fight for values we hold dear. Just because I lie on the liberal view of the issues doesn’t mean I don’t have the will to fight. Just because we live in Massachusetts and are protected from the madness that will be unleashed on our other states does that give us a reason not to speak up and act? I will fight for the other states and in this state. I will fight for the ones that can’t. Right now that’s my daughters and all the girls growing up today in this confusing time where the end of male dominance in the Oval Office was ripped from their dreams and a whole other peril to their rights entered it. Olive and Viola cannot fight. But I can. Cecilia, who I tutor in the 2nd grade, cannot fight. Her family is laying low as their future as immigrant Americans lies in jeopardy. I can fight for them. I can stand up when they cannot.
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