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AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod, Inc. v. Town of Barnstable, et al. (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-104-17)

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Barnstable.     February 14, 2017. – June 14, 2017.

Present:  Gants, C.J., Lenk, Hines, Gaziano, Lowy, & Budd, JJ.

Hypodermic Needle.

Civil action commenced in the Superior Court Department on November 10, 2015.

A motion for a preliminary injunction was heard by Raymond P. Veary, Jr., J., and the case was reported to the Appeals Court by Robert C. Rufo, J.

The Supreme Judicial Court granted an application for direct appellate review. read more


Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - June 15, 2017 at 3:18 am

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Gov. Patrick Won’t Support Latest Transportation Finance Plan


By: Bret Silverberg

Gov. Deval Patrick said he would not support a new transportation finance plan that would create $ 500 million in new taxes.

South End Patch News


Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - July 2, 2013 at 3:38 am

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Locals Launch Foundation to Support Transplant Patients

Stacey and John Morelli at their home in Braintree with their dog Milo. They also have three sons – Griffin, Tyler and Joshua.

Last March, John Morelli underwent double transplant surgery, receiving a heart and liver during an 18-hour procedure at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Preparing for the surgery and then recovering – re-learning to eat, stand, walk and even write again – meant weeks in the hospital. It meant that his wife Stacey and sons Griffin, Tyler and Joshua spent many hours and days away from their home in East Braintree, and when they were home, everyday routines like baseball practice and making dinner became a challenge. 

Fortunately, support from the community poured in. A group created Friends of John Morelli that held a fundraiser prior to his surgery, and others prepared meals, created a schedule to give rides to practices and games for the Morelli boys and purchased vouchers for the family to use when visiting the hospital.

Those efforts, and the experience meeting other patients’ families who did not have the same kind of support system, prompted John and Stacey to create the Transplant Foundation of New England. read more


Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - June 11, 2013 at 3:51 pm

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City Opens Emotional and Mental Health Drop-In Support Center

The Boston Fire Department released this image of a deserted Boylston Street at noon on Tuesday.

The Boston Public Health Commission has opened a new drop-in center to provide emotional support to anyone affected by the bombings at the Boston Marathon.

People have experienced a wide range of emotions following the bombing and the BPHC is offering sessions with trained clinicians to speak with anyone who needs to talk.

This free service is available at the Boston Area Health Education Center at 729 Massachusetts Avenue from 2 to 6 p.m. through Friday this week. Free parking is available at the adjacent garage at 35 Northampton Street.

The center will offer one-on-one time with trained clinicians as well as facilitation of group conversations. The city encourages groups from particular workplace or community members affected by the attack.

The Mayor’s Health Line will continue to provide free trauma counseling and support over the phone. They can be reached at 617-534-5050, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m..  read more


Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 23, 2013 at 4:38 pm

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Runners to Show Support for Marathon Victims Monday Evening

Among the gifts placed at the Boston Marathon memorial site are running shoes and medals.

Runners in more than 100 cities and towns across America are participating in group runs Monday evening to show their support for Boston Marathon bombing victims.

The runners were inspired by a blogger, Brian Kelley (Pavement Runner) who is organizing a #BostonStrong event for runners in San Francisco, and who has invited others to do the same in their towns.

As of midday Monday, people in 115 cities and towns across America had created Facebook event pages for their respective towns. Others, including a handful of local moms in Wakefield who write a weekly parenting column for, have organized their own informal events to show their support.

“I feel like I need to do something. Something more than a donation. Something more than a blog post or a photo or a graphic,” Kelley wrote on his Pavement Runner blog. “I’m inspired by the community and how we have come together and shown our support, shed our tears, and expressed our fears.” read more


Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 23, 2013 at 1:45 pm

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VIDEO: Boylston Street Business Shows Support with ‘26.2together’ Signs

Somerville resident Megan Brock, an employee at Breakaway Innovation Group on Boylston Street, hands out free posters for people near the Boston Marathon victims' memorial on Thursday, April 18, 2013.

Two women from Breakaway Innovation Group on Boylston Street were at the Boston Marathon victims’ memorial at Boylston and Berkeley streets on Thursday afternoon handing out printed signs to show their support in the aftermath of Monday’s bombing. The small posters show a Boston skyline with an overlay of a red Boston “B” and text reading “26.2gether.”

“We just thought it would be nice to print these out and give them to local places in support and solidarity for the whole community,” said Breakaway employee Megan Brock of Somerville.

ProPrint on Boylston Street donated 250 copies of the poster.

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 20, 2013 at 8:40 am

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Do You Support Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Laws?


Mandatory minimum sentence laws remain popular on Beacon Hill. Just last summer, the state passed the so-called “three strikes” bill, which Gov. Deval Patrick signed despite reservations. 

However, a new study says that such laws cost the state and taxpayers millions each year—and potentially billions in the future—without much return on investment, as Massachusetts’ recidivism rate remains high compared to other states.

Nonpartisan research group MassINC commissioned the study in partnership with the Massachusetts Criminal Justice Reform Coalition, a group of those in the criminal justice realm, businessmen and women and community organizers.

The study said that the state’s prison population has tripled since the early 1980s because of Massachusetts’ criminal justice policies, while 60 percent of state inmates and a similar percentage of county inmates end up convicted of new charges within six years of release. Meanwhile, nearly two-thirds of drug offenders and almost 60 percent of non-drug offenders received sentences where the minimum and maximum were very similar. read more


Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - March 30, 2013 at 11:55 am

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Patrick Addresses Hundreds at Rally to Support His Budget Plan [VIDEO]

Gov. Patrick addresses a rally in the State House in support of his tax plan.

Hundreds of people bused in from across the state packed into a State House auditorim Tuesday morning to rally in support of Gov. Deval Patrick’s tax plan, which they say is critical to make much-needed improvements in education and transportation infrastructure. 

The rally, which was organized by Campaign for our Communities, a coalition of over 120 organizations across the commonwealth, ended with attendees heading off to the offices of their representatives, urging them to vote for Patrick’s plan.

The governor’s $ 34.8 billion budget proposal calls for an increase in the income tax from 5.25 percent to 6.25 percent and the elimination of 44 deductions coupled with a decrease in the sales tax from 6.25 percent to 4.5 percent and a doubling of personal exemption. 

Patrick said at Tuesday’s rally that the time had come to speak as “grown-ups, in a fact-based way, about taxes, because taxes are the price of civilization.”  read more


Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - March 14, 2013 at 2:08 pm

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