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Dorchester Reporter
Friday, June 25, 2010
Rapidly advancing legislation to encourage safer driving will likely lead to more racial profiling, according to the chief proponent of a bill calling for collection of more data on traffic stops. Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz said her data collection bill is sti...
The Boston Globe
Thursday, June 24, 2010
“We should not be balancing our state’s books on the backs of the poor,’’ said Sonia Chang-Diaz, a Jamaican Plain Democrat, reiterating her argument that casinos are a “tax on the poor.’’
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Sen. Sonia Chang Diaz, D-Boston, cited a study that showed lower-income working families will lose a larger percentage of their incomes to gaming, and the casino profits will be fueled by the paychecks of working men and women.
Associated Press
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
BOSTON—Activists pointing to the recent shooting deaths of two Boston teens are pressuring state lawmakers to pass a sweeping gun bill backed by Gov. Deval Patrick. Patrick's bill would limit Massachusetts gun buyers to one firearm per month and stre...
The Boston Globe
Friday, June 4, 2010
I applaud the Globe for calling attention to the issue of youth violence (“Somewhere to turn,’’ Brian McGrory, Metro, June 2).The murders of Jaewon Martin and Nicholas Fomby-Davis are an unspeakable tragedy, and while my prayers go out to the famil...
Dorchester Reporter
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
--The Senate narrowly rejected in a 16 to 22 vote upping funds for youth summer jobs programs to $8 million from $4 million. Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz said the jobs were important to keep Boston youth off the street and uninvolved in the violence. Chang-Diaz ...
The Boston Globe
Friday, May 28, 2010
It was late Wednesday night, hour 11 of a grueling state budget debate, and senators were arguing over another contentious amendment on illegal immigration. Republicans were hammering Democrats for going too soft. Leading Democrats were quietly pushing to...
Wicked Local
Thursday, May 27, 2010
… not really, but she was the Boston Dance Alliance honorary host committee chairwoman for a benefit. From left to right: Massachusetts State Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz, 2010 Boston Dance Alliance Dance Champion Award winner Amy Zell Ellsworth and Barbara...
The Boston Globe
Thursday, May 27, 2010
The Massachusetts Senate passed a far-reaching crackdown yesterday on illegal immigrants and those who hire them, going further, senators said, than any immigration bill proposed over the past five years. In a measure of just how politically potent ill...
The South End News
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Empty streets and eerie silence accented with distant musical rumblings filled the South End outside West Dedham and Tremont streets on Saturday morning, May 1. Everyone, it seemed, had deserted the usually busy neighborhood. In fact, the buzz heard fr...