Open Media Boston
Cambridge, Mass. - This is #4 of WMBR Radio and Open Media Boston’s collaborative local newscast for the Boston/Cambridge MA area. This week’s “Local Edition” includes stories on two coalitions: the RAISE UP Massachusets Coalition, which is gathering signatures to put two initiative referendum questions on the November 2014 statewide ballot, including raising the minimum wage and guaranteeing paid sick leave for workers. The other group, the Massachusetts Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence, recently lobbied the state legislature for tougher gun sales laws. We also feature a story on Panorama Education, a tech start-up based in Cambridge that uses data analytics to improve public schools.
Cambridge, Mass. - Forty people gathered in Harvard Square yesterday evening for a march and rally to protest the arrest of Jason Freedman, a member of the Industrial Workers of the World union, by the Cambridge Police at a legal picket Thursday night in front of Insomnia Cookies store on Mt. Auburn St. Freedman was charged with assault and battery of a police officer, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct.
Cambridge, Mass. - A picket outside Insomnia Cookies in Cambridge resulted in the arrest of a member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) union Thursday night.
Jason Freedman was arraigned at Cambridge District Court in Medford Friday morning in a brief hearing by the court’s First Judge, Roanne Sragow.
Charged by Cambridge Police for assault and battery on a police officer, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct, Freedman called the allegations “ridiculous.”