A heated battle between immigrant advocates and Tea Party supporters
erupted yesterday in Chelsea
High School's auditorium,
as activists gathered to protest the controversial Secure Communities, a federal
program that uses data from local law enforcement agencies to track down
At last weekend's NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MEDIA REFORM, the Free Press folks asked me to bring together a cross-section of our fair city's movers and shakers for a panel called "BIG NEWS IN BOSTON: THE STATE OF BOSTON MEDIA." (You can stream the entire panel here or download it below.) These things typically turn into genteel supper-club conversations at best, and circle jerks at worst.
Two days ago, as every
resident of Massachusetts was daydreaming of what to do if he or she won the
Mega Millions (I too was guilty of that), Governor Deval Patrick held an
intense marathon of media availability. He gave 15-minute interviews to 19
reporters from all over Mass., including two from Hispanic media outlets, three
Brazilians, and one Haitian.