Slip & Fall On School Property: Parent/Teacher Conferences Make All The Difference!

With winter cold settling in here in Massachusetts, it is time to get the snow blowers, shovels, and ice melt ready! But what about area schools? What obligation do cities have to keep schools and other municipal properties snow- and ice-free? One Massachusetts parent took that issue to the Supreme Judicial Court. See Wilkins v. […]

Drug Free School Zone & Racial or Ethnic Minorities

Although illegal drug activity continues to plague communities, Massachusetts is reducing sentences for drug-related offenses. This may seem counterintuitive, since conventional wisdom suggests that tougher punishments do a better job of deterring crime. How then, and why, is Massachusetts lowering punishments for drug offenders? Massachusetts legislators are working to balance the competing interests of public […]