Boston Globe: Escaping solitary

Earlier this month, the state of California settled a lawsuit with prisoners in the notorious Pelican Bay prison, promising to overhaul the way inmates are kept in solitary confinement. Under the settlement, prisoners can be held in isolation units only for serious infractions (such as weapons possession or attempted escape), not simply because they are […]

WCVB: Uber, taxi drivers face off at Statehouse meeting

BOSTON —The tension between traditional taxis drivers and those who drive for services like Uber and Lyft was on display Tuesday as Massachusetts lawmakers grappled with proposals to regulate the popular but largely unfettered ride-hailing services. The Financial Services Committee is likely to recommend passage of a regulatory bill in the current legislative session, joining […]

Acton Beacon: Discovery Museums could use state funds for new math exhibit

By Molly Loughman A new exhibit focused on math education for children may be possible using $150,000 in state funding, which Acton Discovery Museums CEO Neil Gordon is grateful local lawmakers recently fought to get. Discovery Museums in Acton is getting its $150,000 earmark after state lawmakers overrode Gov. Charlie Baker’s veto of the funding […]

Littleton Independent: Funding secured for Littleton playground: Castle in the Trees

LITTLETON– State Rep. James Arciero and State Sen. Jamie Eldridge were invited to the Littleton Board of Selectmen meeting on Aug. 10 as a gesture of gratitude after successfully overriding a veto by Gov. Charlie Baker for $100,000 in funding earmarked for the reconstruction of the town’s Castle in the Trees playground. “We are beyond […]

Wicked Local Hopkinton: MetroWest lawmakers push to restore budget perks

BOSTON – Lawmakers will push to restore money in the state budget for projects around MetroWest that were rejected by Gov. Charlie Baker, ranging from a program to help special education students in Holliston to a new commission focused on boosting development in the region. Baker, a Republican, eliminated $38 million worth of earmarks before […]

Fifty Plus Advocate: State officials visit constituents at 35th Senior Conference

By Ed Karvoski Jr. Hudson – State officials shared vital information with hundreds of guests at the 35th annual Senior Conference, held April 23 at Hudson High School. The free conference for constituents in the Middlesex and Worcester District was hosted for the seventh year by state Sen. Jamie Eldridge, D-Acton. “The Senior Conference is […]