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Recent articles by Jessie and Philip:

FACT CHECK: Did election fraud happen in Ann Arbor after polls closed?

Proof of election malfeasance in the city spread after the GOP candidate for secretary of state singled out Ann Arbor. Here is why the claim was false → Read More

Rhode Island mayor proposes $10M reparations spending plan

Providence’s mayor has proposed spending $10 million in federal coronavirus pandemic aid on financial literacy and homeownership, workforce training, small business development and other programs recently recommended by the city’s reparations commission → Read More

Native groups seek to repair lands damaged by colonization

KINGSTON, Mass. (AP) — Asa Peters marched into a thicket of Japanese knotweed in the woods of coastal Massachusetts this month and began steadily hacking the towering, dense vegetation down to size. → Read More

Judge: Anti-immigration group’s environment suit can proceed – Lowell Sun

BOSTON (AP) — An anti-immigration group has scored a legal victory in its federal lawsuit arguing the Biden administration violated environmental law when it halted construction of the U.S. s… → Read More

Judge: Anti-immigration group’s environment suit can proceed

BOSTON (AP) — An anti-immigration group has scored a legal victory in its federal lawsuit arguing the Biden administration violated environmental law when it halted construction of the U.S. souther… → Read More

Native Americans urge boycott of ‘tone deaf’ Pilgrim museum

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Native Americans in Massachusetts are calling for a boycott of a popular living history museum featuring Colonial reenactors portraying life in Plymouth, the famous English s… → Read More

Native Americans urge boycott of 'tone deaf' Pilgrim museum

Native Americans in Massachusetts are calling for a boycott of a popular living history museum featuring Colonial reenactors portraying life in Plymouth, the famous English settlement founded by the Pilgrims who arrived on the Mayflower. → Read More

Barre library's Wounded Knee artifacts highlight slow pace of repatriations

Recent efforts to repatriate human remains and other culturally significant items represent significant and solemn moments for tribes. → Read More

State high court hears arguments in GOP mail-in voting suit

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts’ highest court heard arguments Wednesday in a Republican challenge to the state’s new mail-in and early voting law, which is expected to take effect fo… → Read More

Pro-Palestine mapping website raises alarm in Jewish groups

Massachusetts’ Jewish community is on edge after the launch this month of a mysterious pro-Palestine website listing the names and addresses of scores of local institutions — a number of them Jewish — and making calls to “dismantle” and disrupt them. → Read More

Biden suspends rules limiting immigrant arrest, deportation

BOSTON (AP) — The Biden administration, reacting to a federal court ruling in Texas, has suspended an order that had focused resources for the arrest and deportation of immigrants on those wh… → Read More

A new leader in the Philippines, and a family's old wounds

BOSTON (AP) — He was the uncle I never met. But in my family's origin story, Emmanuel “Manny” Yap always loomed large. → Read More

A new leader in the Philippines, and a family's old wounds

He was the uncle I never met. But in my family's origin story, Emmanuel “Manny” Yap always loomed large. → Read More

Court: Norwich woman can sue Harvard for distress over slave photos

Tamara Lanier’s suit deals with daguerreotypes from 1850 depicting a South Carolina man identified as Renty Taylor and his daughter, Delia Taylor. → Read More

Court: Harvard can be sued for distress over slave photos

A Connecticut woman who says she's descended from slaves who are portrayed in widely published, historical photos owned by Harvard University can sue the school for emotional distress, Massachusetts’ highest court ruled Thursday. → Read More

Efforts spotlight slave who inspired beach name, local tale

The curious history of a Massachusetts beach named after an enslaved African American is the focus of new efforts to recognize the role of slavery along the state’s picturesque North Shore → Read More

Seaside towns offer free beach passes to Native Americans

"It's definitely appreciated after 400 years of colonization and gentrification," said Brian Weeden, chairman of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe on Cape Cod. But, he added, "we have a long way to go." → Read More

Mario Batali acquittal underscores perils of #MeToo cases

Nearly five years into the #MeToo era, former prosecutors, legal experts and victims’ advocates say prosecuting sexual misconduct cases has proven to be no easier than before the reckoning that ignited a firestorm of accusations against powerful, seemingly untouchable men. → Read More

Celebrity chef Mario Batali acquitted of sexual misconduct

Batali is among a number of high-profile men who have faced a public reckoning during the #MeToo movement against sexual abuse and harassment in recent years. → Read More

Celebrity chef Mario Batali acquitted of sexual misconduct

Mario Batali was found not guilty of indecent assault and battery on Tuesday, following a swift trial in which the celebrity chef waived his right to have a jury decide his fate. → Read More