Cambridge police have scrapped a policy, perhaps temporarily, allowing officers to hold suspects who are undocumented immigrants past the time they should have been released solely to cooperate with a “detainer” request from immigration enforcement officers.
Days after a patient died of a probable drug overdose at a Cambridge Health Alliance emergency room, the CHA suspended the neurologist prescribing him narcotics. But it took months to fire the doctor officially, and years for an actual license suspension.
The Police Department is reassessing its policy on cooperating with federal immigration officers after the Supreme Judicial Court ruled locals have no authority to hold undocumented immigrants for extra time solely because of a “detainer” request.
The court reversed two convictions of Chicagoan John Biesiot because testimony merely associating him with two particular graffiti designs wasn’t enough to prove he was the one who sprayed images on MBTA train cars in 2008. A conviction to Alewife tags remains.
Cambridge Health Alliance expects to come close to breaking even on its health care operations for two years in a row – unusual and welcome news for a system heavy with uninsured and Medicaid patients. In fact, the system is expanding.
Maurice Abisdid-Wagner was being sought on seven warrants for charges dating back to 2012 when he encountered three Cambridge police detectives waiting for him Wednesday near Fayette Street.
In the wake of a disastrous high-rise fire in London in which aluminum building cladding may be implicated, Cambridge officials are looking into similar material used in renovation of a Housing Authority development with elderly and disabled tenants.
A Somerville company wants donations of something most people have plenty of, and don’t consider very valuable: stool. Now the company is turning to the MBTA’s red line subway to recruit donors.
A man convicted of raping, kidnapping and assaulting a 15-year-old girl in Cambridge in 2004 cannot be required to serve eight years of probation after his prison term, the Supreme Judicial Court ruled.
Narcan kits are available to people who go through training and in certain pharmacies, and zeal to combat the rising tide of opioid overdoses and deaths has also led police here to help a private, for-profit startup trying to develop a commercial prevention product.