massachusetts

The Artist Received an Apology

By |2016-01-15T10:55:01-04:00August 26th, 2010|Blog|

The Executive Director of the Springfield Business Improvement District (SBID) in Massachusetts has issued a formal apology for painting over the underside of a resident artists’ artwork. Robert Markey was asked to paint a "sneaker" for the "Art and Soles" project – giant sneakers covered the town in hopes to illustrate “what makes Springfield great.”  He painted his “sneaker” with [...]

Sexting Roundup: The Anxiety Surrounding Teens Sharing Naked Pictures of Themselves Continues to Make News

By |2019-03-13T15:10:51-04:00April 1st, 2009|Blog|

Ohio lawmaker wants to make sexting a misdemeanor Last week, the Columbus Dispatch reported that Ohio State Representative Ron Maag (R-Lebanon) plans to introduce a bill in the Ohio state legislature which would make the creation, exchange, and possession of nude materials between minors a First-Degree Misdemeanor. According to Representative Maag, Local prosecutors have brought to my attention that under [...]

Consumer tools to compare hospital care

By |2019-03-12T18:27:46-04:00December 12th, 2008|Blog|

The Boston Globe reported the launch of a new website that allows Massachusetts residents to compare the cost and quality of care at different hospitals in the state.  Patients now have access to previously confidential information that they can use to make informed decisions about the medical care they seek.  Consumers can compare, for example, patient satisfaction data and safety [...]