SEXUAL ASSAULT

A billboard placed on Route 7 in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.
Heather Bellow / The Berkshire Eagle

A billboard on Route 7 in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, has prompted new charges of sexual child abuse that allegedly took place decades ago. 

Less than a month after resigning, former Massachusetts Senate President Stan Rosenberg attended the Memoial Day parade in Florence, Massachusetts.
Sam Hudzik / NEPR

A new campaign finance report shows former Massachusetts Senate President Stan Rosenberg has actively used his political account since leaving the legislature last year.

Scales of justice.
Michael Coghlan / Creative Commons / flickr.com/photos/mikecogh

 

While I’m not a fan of most of Betsy DeVos’s reforms, when it comes to Title IX, I’m in full support.

Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito (at right) with Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders (center) and Maureen Gallagher of Jane Doe Inc. (at left).
Sam Doran / State House News Service

Massachusetts officials are poised to launch their first public awareness campaign around sexual assault and domestic violence in nearly 20 years, an effort Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito said will look to help teens learn about respect and healthy relationships.

When a college student is found guilty of sexual assault, many schools won’t note it on their academic transcripts. University of Vermont sophomore, Syd Ovitt, has launched a campaign to change this, and legislators are paying attention.

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