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.
State Sen. Pat Jehlen, a Somerville Democrat, was appointed assistant majority leader Wednesday by Massachusetts Senate President Stan Rosenberg.
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.
Activists from the 1960s and today and Cambridge and Somerville historians gather for “Radical: Cambridge and Somerville activism in the ’60s and today,” a free event to be held July 29.
Hannagh Jacobsen has joined the Paul Toner campaign for City Council as campaign manager, just as Toner received the endorsements of the Mass Retirees union, SEIU Local 888 and Sheet Metal Workers Local 17.
The first part of state Rep. Mike Connolly’s Fourth of July was turned over to opposing sections of Gov. Charles D. Baker’s MassHealth reform package estimated to threaten at least 140,000 low-income families.
As Cambridge has become more expensive, people have moved away, replaced by residents who are not as involved with community, candidate Ronald Benjamin says. In addition, gentrification that makes minority and lower-income populations feel out of place.
Sean Tierney, a candidate for City Council, is holding a campaign kickoff from 3 to 5 p.m. June 11.
The Bristol County sheriff’s plan to send prisoners to help build a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico took a hit Wednesday in the state’s House of Representatives, while a broader bill of protections for undocumented immigrants has been postponed indefinitely.
A bill to expunge the criminal records of people arrested for marijuana possession, proposed by state Sen. Patricia Jehlen, is making its way through a series of very popular hearings.