Tag: Issue 7-31-2013

  • Hands on Deck

    SOMERVILE, Mass.—The Boston Handmade Show in Union Square on July 13 is one more event in a string of many that gives Somerville its reputation as a community of makers. This was not an ordinary craft show; every handmaker there had fascinating tales to share along with their wares. The Lady Dye, from the eponymous […]

  • Cape Verdean Family Accuses Brockton Cop of Illegal Home Entry, Excessive Force

    BROCKTON, Mass.—Officers of the Brockton Police Department were in court earlier this month in a lawsuit that comes from their handling of a noise complaint in 2008. A trail began this past week after four family members launched a civil suit against the officers in November 2011 alleging warrantless entry, excessive force, indifference to medical […]

  • Sequester Cuts into Massachusetts Homeless Programs

    BOSTON, Mass.—In a press release on July 10, the Patrick Administration’s Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) announced its plans for $4 million in Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds it received from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to combat homelessness in the commonwealth. According to the release, roughly $1.4 million […]