Monthly Archives: February 2017


Get your tickets for the Haley House 9th SOUPER BOWL on Sunday, February 12th, from 2-6 PM!
The Souper Bowl will take place at Haley House Bakery Café in Roxbury’s Dudley Square, where more than a dozen chefs will serve soups made from locally sourced ingredients as a fundraiser for Haley House’s Soup Kitchen in the South End.

MA Supreme Judicial Court to Hear Barnstable Needle Access Case February 9

GLAD and AIDS Action to Argue that MA Law Permits and Promotes Needle Access

On Thursday, February 9, the Supreme Judicial Court will hear arguments in the case AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod v. Town of Barnstable, in which AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod (ASGCC) will argue that its program providing sterile needles to people who inject drugs is indisputably legal under Massachusetts law.
“This case will determine the scope of our ability to stem the tide of HIV and Hepatitis C transmission among people who inject drugs and prevent deaths from fatal overdoses” said GLAD’s AIDS Law Project Director Ben Klein, who will present argument at the SJC. “The Legislature repealed all restrictions on the possession and distribution of needles in 2006 in order to address this public health crisis. It is important for the SJC to declare that providing clients with sterile needles is entirely lawful.”


Join Alternatives for Community and Environment (ACE) this
Sunday, February 5, 2017  from 12:00pm to 6:00pm to learn about Social Emergency Response Centers (SERCs).
SERCs are pop-up spaces co-led by activities and artists. There will be creative action, healing, collective making, performances and more.

Location: Dorchester Arts Collaborative, at the Erick Jean Center for the Arts, 157 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA 02121

Analyzing the Governor’s Budget for FY 2018

Good reliable information about the state’s budget from Mass Budget and Policy Center.