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By adamg - 1/31/24 - 10:56 pm

Word just went out. The Newton Beacon reports that with the teacher strike about to enter its tenth school day, some Garden City non-profits and businesses are offering programming for students.

By adamg - 1/22/24 - 9:55 pm

Middlesex Superior Court Judge Christopher Barry-Smith today ordered the striking Newton Teachers Association to pay $25,000 for not returning to work today after declaring the union in civil contempt for disobeying his order to return to work today and calling for increasingly steeper fines over the next few days: Read more.

By adamg - 1/22/24 - 4:06 pm

Muerl reports the Teamsters sent a semi loaded with speakers drive around Newton school headquarters today blasting "We're Not Gonna Take It" by Twisted Sister.

By adamg - 1/22/24 - 3:25 pm

A long-time nurse at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center says she got the first of two required Covid-19 shots under pressure from hospital administrators - and with God's OK - then fell seriously ill, refused the second shot and was fired. Read more.

By adamg - 1/21/24 - 9:25 pm

Newton teachers are defying a court order and remaining off the job tomorrow after weekend bargaining sessions failed to produce an agreement.

By adamg - 1/19/24 - 10:06 pm

Fig City News posts a copy of the preliminary injunction a judge in Middlesex Superior Court issued today ordering teachers to return to the classroom on Monday, telling their union to publicly declare the walkout over by 3 p.m. on Sunday and mandating that both the union and school officials get back to the bargaining table for some "good faith" negotiating.

Judge Christopher Barry-Smith did not set down the amount of any fines should the teachers not show up at school on Monday.

By adamg - 1/18/24 - 7:05 pm

So no school on Friday. The Newton Beacon has more. Also see Fig City News coverage.

By adamg - 1/18/24 - 11:09 am

A federal judge yesterday dismissed a lawsuit by a nurse at Boston Medical Center over the way the hospital fired her after rejecting her request for a religious exemption to its requirement that all employees get vaccinated against Covid-19, saying her suit failed to provide very specific details on just what religious doctrines would have been violated by the shots. Read more.

By adamg - 1/15/24 - 9:48 am
Chowdah Hill

The commander of the USS Eisenhower, currently in the Red Sea launching attacks on Houthis, is Capt. Chris "Chowdah" Hill.

Chowdah Hill is from Quincy and went to Tufts. Read more.

By adamg - 12/23/23 - 12:37 pm

A federal judge yesterday dismissed most of a lawsuit by a Milton Hospital office manager who was fired when she refused to get vaccinated against Covid-19. Read more.

By adamg - 9/5/23 - 12:00 pm
Kang Lu

Update: Lawsuit dismissed.

A now former radiologist who currently lists a Brookline address last week sued the state in federal court seeking a ruling that the Second Amendment gives him the absolute right to own guns and that Massachusetts can just stuff its gun-registration laws. Read more.

By adamg - 9/4/23 - 8:30 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports the deal was announced at this morning's Greater Boston Labor Council’s Labor Day breakfast - and that it was reached, as only a Boston labor deal could be, around 10 p.m. on Sunday in the back room of the Brendan Behan Pub in Hyde Square.

By adamg - 7/11/23 - 2:13 pm
Nobody's moving on L Street in South Boston

To lobby for a first-in-the-nation law that would let them unionize, Uber and Lyft drivers assembled today for a motorcade on L Street in South Boston up to the State House, in the process jamming the street, Eileen Murphy reports.

By adamg - 6/5/23 - 3:07 pm

Live Boston reports investigators are trying to figure out how the man fell from the top of One Dalton today.

By adamg - 5/24/23 - 5:31 pm

A worker at the Star Market at 4 River St. in Lower Mills was charged with stabbing another worker - and pressing his thumbs into the man's eyes - in a fight around 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 5/21/23 - 8:38 pm
Student holds sign in protest against David Zaslow, far right

The other side read: "Sit Down, Shut Up." Zaslav is at the podium, far right.

As striking members of the Writers Guild walked picket lines outside, and as a plane pulled a protest banner up above, Warner Bros. CEO David Zaslav gave the commencement speech at Boston University's Nickerson Field today. Read more.

By adamg - 5/18/23 - 9:35 am

Update: Myers withdrew her suit on Aug. 30, 2023.

An Alabama woman who worked as a United flight attendant out of Boston has sued the airline, claiming it violated her religious rights by putting her on unpaid leave and then firing her when she refused to comply with company requirements for Covid-19 shots. Read more.

By adamg - 5/16/23 - 9:06 pm

Worker at the REI store on Park Drive voted 44-23 on Monday to join the United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 1445. Unlike some other national companies we could mention, REI, which is run as a co-op, says it welcomes the new union.

By adamg - 5/12/23 - 8:46 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports the Boston Teachers Union, with more than 8,000 members, plans to split from the Greater Boston Labor Council - for reasons nobody's talking about publicly just yet.

By adamg - 5/10/23 - 2:41 pm

NBC Boston reports Boston University is, so far, standing by its planned commencement speaker, Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslov, in the face of protests from Hollywood writers currently on strike against Zaslov and his ilk. BU announced Zaslov's selection two days after the writers' strike began.

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