Boston College Police Department (BCPD) Chief William Evans is defending himself and former Boston Mayor Marty Walsh against claims that they were aware of previous allegations of domestic abuse against the newly appointed Boston Police Department (BPD) Commissioner Dennis White, who was fired on Monday.
Marty Walsh Signs Petition Calling for LGBTQ Resource Center at BC
The petition has garnered high-profile support in the past, including a retweet from Sara Nelson, president of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, and an endorsement from former Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson, both last March.
Mayor Walsh Supports Abortion Rights Bill
A group of Massachusetts mayors gathered around the State House steps on Tuesday to publicly declare their support for the ROE Act, which strives to improve abortion accessibility.
Paraders at ‘Straight Pride’ Met With Protest
The hotly debated Straight Pride Parade was held in Boston on Saturday, as a group of marchers walked to City Hall surrounded by hundreds of protesters. The organizers of the march, part of Super Happy Fun America, have said that the event is inclusive for all and is not anti-gay. The group advocates for straight…
Two City Hall Aides Convicted of Conspiracy, Extortion
Two top aides of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh were found guilty on Wednesday of pressuring Crash Line Productions, the organizers of Boston Calling Music Festival, into hiring union workers for performances at City Hall Plaza.
Boston Approves Application for Straight Pride Parade
Boston approved an application for a Straight Pride Parade on Wednesday, according to the Boston Globe. Super Happy Fun America, the group sponsoring the parade, said the event will be held on Aug. 31.
Walsh Files Ordinance to Amend Boston Trust Act
A city ordinance was filed on Thursday to amend the Boston Trust Act, which states that the Boston Police Department (BPD) cannot help Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers arrest someone based on their immigration status.
Colleges Lodge Concerns Over Tweaks to Title IX
AICUM—which BC is a member of—has issued public comments about the universities’ concern over proposed changes to Title IX.
Walsh Announces Opposition to Title IX Proposals
Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Boston College ’09, announced that he will be issuing a public comment to the U.S. Department of Education to challenge the proposals to change Title IX in a press conference Wednesday afternoon. The proposals aim to redefine how sexual harassment is defined and handled at colleges.
Leahy Presented 2018 Spirit of Francis Award
Catholic Extension, a fundraising organization that supports dioceses and parishes across the United States, gave University President Rev William P. Leahy, S.J., the honor.