The April 15 deadline for filing taxes is just days away, and while Massachusetts recognizes the marriage of same-sex couples, the federal government doesn’t, which […]
Medical marijuana advocates are pleased with the wording of the first round of rules drafted by state officials, which will allow patients in Massachusetts to […]
The Supreme Court begins its second day of oral arguments surrounding the question of gay marriage Wednesday as it considers whether to strike down the federal […]
The Supreme Judicial Court undid a lower court’s restraining order today, issued to prevent a 40-year-old British man from seeing a 16-year-old Massachusetts girl with whom […]
Last week’s sentencing of 20-year-old Nathaniel Fujita to life in prison without parole for the murder of his ex-girlfriend Lauren Astley is a grim conclusion […]
Tonomey Coleman at the Governor’s Council hearing. (Photo by Jean Trounstine) The newest member of the Massachusetts Parole Board is defense attorney Tonomey Coleman, who […]
The person who sent in a false tip that a gunman was roaming the MIT campus Saturday morning alleged that the gunman was targeting MIT’s […]
Arguing that the Defense of Marriage Act unduly burdens them with administrative and financial headaches of navigating contradictory laws and benefits, nearly 300 employers, many […]
There’s really no way the Boston Phoenix could have known that Douglas Rodrigues, the chef at Clio in the Back Bay, would get arrested and […]
Twenty-five years after taking on the case of his life, and a decade after A Civil Action made him famous, Jan Schlichtmann is back in the spotlight—this time going after the Turnpike Authority in a half-billion-dollar lawsuit. But has he learned his lesson from Woburn? The jury’s still out.
The poster child for progressive marriage laws, Massachusetts is also a singularly nightmarish place to get a divorce—especially for the better-off spouse. Now a brewing reform movement is pushing to rewrite the state’s outdated alimony rules, led by one very fed-up ex-husband.