Tag Archives: Boston

Boston pension votes to fire money manager Fisher, withdrawals surge toward $1 billion

Boston pension votes to fire money manager Fisher, withdrawals surge toward $  1 billionThe City of Boston’s retirement board on Wednesday voted unanimously to end its relationship with money manager Kenneth Fisher, whose firm has lost almost $ 1 billion in assets after allegations he made disparaging remarks about women last week. “Boston will not invest in companies led by people who treat women like commodities.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Boston jail to stop housing federal immigration detainees

Boston jail to stop housing federal immigration detaineesBoston’s sheriff is ending his office’s longtime relationship with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, saying his jails will stop housing hundreds of federal detainees in order to house more female inmates. Suffolk County Sheriff Steven Tompkins maintained the move, which he announced late Tuesday, is not a political statement but an effort to improve the lives of incarcerated women, which he said is the fastest-growing incarcerated population in the country.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Arrests of Straight Pride Parade counter protesters in Boston turns into courtroom battle

Arrests of Straight Pride Parade counter protesters in Boston turns into courtroom battleThe Boston DA's decision to drop charges against left-wing protesters arrested at a Straight Pride Parade has turned into a courtroom fight.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Boston suburb reflects broad changes in US immigration

Boston suburb reflects broad changes in US immigrationGuatemalan bakeries, Honduran restaurants and Salvadoran markets are joining an already ethnically diverse mix of businesses in downtown Chelsea, a tiny industrial city across the Mystic River from Boston. Among them is Catracho’s, a modest Honduran eatery recently purchased by Johanna Mateo, who was born in New York and raised in Honduras until she was 12, when she joined her older sister in Chelsea. “I always wanted to reinvest in Chelsea,” said Mateo, 27, who plans to expand to a vacant storefront next door.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Controversial 'Straight Pride' parade in Boston gets approval from city to be held in August

Controversial 'Straight Pride' parade in Boston gets approval from city to be held in AugustThe city approved the event application for the group Super Happy Fun America to host the parade on Aug. 31.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Bernie Sanders: All Felons, Including Boston Marathon Bomber, Should Be Able to Vote In Prison

Bernie Sanders: All Felons, Including Boston Marathon Bomber, Should Be Able to Vote In PrisonSenator Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) said Monday that all felons, including terrorists and rapists, should be able to vote while serving out their prison sentences.Asked during a CNN town hall in New Hampshire whether he believed people like the Boston marathon bomber should be disenfranchised, Sanders said no, and suggested that all restrictions on voting rights erode American democracy.“If somebody commits a serious crime, sexual assault, murder, they're going to be punished," he said. “They may be in jail for 10 years, 20 years, 50 years, their whole lives. That's what happens when you commit a serious crime. But I think the right to vote is inherent to our democracy. Yes, even for terrible people.”“Because once you start chipping away and you say, ‘well that guy committed a terrible crime, not going to let him vote,’ or ‘that person did that, not going to let that person vote,’ you're running down a slippery slope,” he continued. “So, I believe that people commit crimes, they pay the price. They get out of jail, I believe they certainly should have the right to vote. But I believe even if they're in jail, they're paying their price to society, but that should not take away their inherent American right to participate in our democracy.”Sanders, who is polling second only to Joe Biden, effectively split the Democratic candidates attending the town hall on the question of voting rights for felons in prison. Senator Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) said she was open to having a “conversation” about whether terrorists and sexual offenders should be able to vote, while Southbend, Ind. mayor Pete Buttigieg said definitively that he supports the restoration of voting rights after prison but not while someone is still serving their sentence.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Bernie Sanders says felons, even Boston Marathon bomber, should have right to vote in prison

Bernie Sanders says felons, even Boston Marathon bomber, should have right to vote in prisonBernie Sanders offered his stance at a CNN town hall Monday when asked whether he thought felons should be allowed to vote while they’re incarcerated.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Aloha! Hawaiian Airlines' debuts Boston to Honolulu flights as longest route between states

Aloha! Hawaiian Airlines' debuts Boston to Honolulu flights as longest route between statesThe airline announced that its Honolulu-Boston flight made history as the country's longest interstate route.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Fairfax accuser to detail allegations to Boston prosecutors

Fairfax accuser to detail allegations to Boston prosecutorsBOSTON (AP) — A woman who accused Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexually assaulting her in Boston nearly 15 years ago will meet with prosecutors to discuss her allegations, her attorney said Wednesday.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Man charged in Boston kidnapping sent for mental evaluation

Man charged in Boston kidnapping sent for mental evaluationBOSTON (AP) — A man charged with kidnapping a 23-year-old woman in Boston sobbed in court Wednesday as he was ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines