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Judge orders end to jail overcrowding atop East Cambridge tower

Judge orders end to jail overcrowding atop East Cambridge tower

A Massachusetts judge has ordered the sheriff of Middlesex County to end unconstitutional overcrowding in the Middlesex County Jail within 30 days, ordering that no more than 230 pretrial detainees be held in a jail that in recent years has frequently housed more than 400.

Governor names Middlesex district attorney: Marian T. Ryan

Governor names Middlesex district attorney: Marian T. Ryan

Marian T. Ryan, who has worked as a Middlesex County assistant district attorney for more than 30 years, has been appointed to be district attorney for the 54-community Middlesex Country.

Developers to discuss their courthouse plans Wednesday

Five developers have agreed to give 15-minute presentations and answer questions Wednesday about their plans for the former Edward J. Sullivan Courthouse in East Cambridge.

Councillors listened, acted on Citizens United

With a public hearing taking place Feb. 28, a bill against the Citizens United court decision gets an endorsement from Cambridge’s City Council.

Council should act to prevent another Monteiro

Perhaps the saddest part of a three-lawsuit fiasco that has so far cost the city’s taxpayer some $10 million is that for the City Council, it is business as usual.

Developer files for bankruptcy protection, claiming plenty of assets

Why was the auction of Joseph Perroncello’s apartment complex in North Cambridge canceled Wednesday only 33 minutes before it was scheduled to start? Maybe because the developer filed for bankruptcy about an hour before that.

Opinion: Galluccio should be sent back to house arrest

Anthony Galluccio, the former state senator, mayor and city councillor from Cambridge, is getting no breaks. Last week he was denied early release from the Billerica House of Correction. He probably shouldn’t be there at all.

Tenant dispute brings infamous landlord back to court

Controversial developer and landlord Husam “Sam” Azzam was back in court Monday, this time in a dispute with tenants who felt Azzam should return rent money for the time they spent displaced by a late-night fire.