Immigrants Plead Their Case in Local Court

Avani Kalra, NECIR Summer Journalism Student, Student at Francis W. Parker High School, Writer at The Parker Weekly, Former Staff Writer/Copy Editor, Present Editor in Chief at The Weekly

July 5, 2018

Sitting in the corner of a drafty Boston courtroom, beads of sweat dripping down his forehead, Flavio Teodoro Cabrera listened to a translator through big, black headphones and waited for the two words that would change his life. Cabrera,...

BU Community Split on New Minimum Wage

Jianping Deng, NECIR Summer Journalism Student, Student from Shenzhen, China

July 5, 2018

The Boston University community had mixed reactions to a new state law that raises the minimum wage to $15 an hour. Many workers were delighted with the change. One woman said the legislation could help her family pay for her d...

State Considers New Ways to Punish Repeat Sexual Offenders

Vidushi Meel, NECIR Summer Journalism Student, Student at Lexington High School, Contributor at Huffington Post

July 4, 2018

Convicted sex offender Wayne Chapman served 30 years in prison, after confessing to the rape, mutilation and even murder of as many as 100 boys. A;though he’s almost finished with his official sentence, state lawmakers are...

Lawmakers Ponder Locking up Sex Offenders for Life

Avani Kalra, NECIR Summer Journalism Student, Student at Francis W. Parker High School, Writer at The Parker Weekly, Former Staff Writer/Copy Editor, Present Editor in Chief at The Weekly

July 2, 2018

A rape victim urged state lawmakers Thursday to mandate life sentences for all serial sexual predators, saying that the legislation they were considering did not go far enough.   The proposed legislation only mandates li...

Workers Thrilled With Minimum Wage Hike

Bill Eugene, NECIR Summer Journalism, Student at Milton Academy

July 2, 2018

Boston University students, who work during the school year, are elated that the state will raise its minimum wage from $11 to $15 during the next five years, saying it will help them cope with the high cost of living around town....

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