Local advocates respond to the new deportations of unauthorized immigrants by starting a campaign to let immigrants know about their rights when faced with federal enforcement. See coverage.
Muddy River Resurfaces in the Fenway
A section of the Muddy River (above) reappears in the Fenway, as part of the ongoing restoration and flood control project by the US Army Corps of Engineers.
Activists cite the recent growth of Berklee College of Music students in apartment buildings on Clearway Street (above) owned by the Christian Science Church for further erosion of a dwindling supply of affordable housing in the Fenway. See interview with neighborhood activist Bob Case and a board member from the Fenway CDC, Andre Jones. See segment.
Families displaced by conditions in their apartment buildings on Maverick Street take refuge at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, with support from activists in City Life/Vida Urbana and attorneys. Since a partial wall collapse on August 1, the families had been staying at hotels, but a judge ruled the Maverick Street property owners no longer had to pay for temporary housing. A vigil with family members and supporters took place the night before Thanksgiving, on November 25. See photos. Also see interview on the City Life/Vida Urbana campaign for a "just cause eviction" measure to increase protection for tenants faced with displacement.
A rally November 29 at Faneuil Hall spotlights support for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton from trade unions and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh. Clinton promised support for more infrastrucure spending and union pay scales. Some trade unions are backing her Democratic rival Bernie Sanders. Clinton tried to distance herself from his health care agenda by promising to raise incomes without raising taxes. See photos.