OccupyBoston

Stories concerning the local offshoot of the ongoing Occupy Wall Street demonstrations.

Occupy Boston Marks 1-Year Anniversary

September 30, 2012
Members of the Occupy Boston movement, students from area colleges, and union workers march through downtown Boston on Nov. 2, 2011. (AP)

BOSTON — On Sept. 30, 2011, Occupy Boston launched what turned into a 72-day occupation of Dewey Square.

Mass. Fare Hikes Targeted In State House Protest

April 05, 2012

BOSTON — Occupy the MBTA established what it called Camp Charlie on the State House steps shortly after the T’s board voted Wednesday to raise fares an average 23 percent.

Boston Police Spend $1.4M On Occupy Boston Camp

February 10, 2012

BOSTON — Boston spent $1.4 million on police overtime at the Occupy Boston encampment, but overall police overtime was down in 2011 by about 6 percent.

Judge Keeps Twitter Case Records Sealed

December 29, 2011

BOSTON — A Suffolk Superior Court judge is keeping all records under wraps related to a subpoena for Twitter account information of some Occupy Boston supporters.

Without A Camp, Occupy Boston Seeks Next Phase

December 19, 2011
Ousted from its Dewey Square encampment, what's next for Occupy Boston? (Joe Spurr/WBUR)

BOSTON — Evicted from their camp, Occupy Boston demonstrators continue to meet on a daily basis. But what’s the future of the movement, and has it been successful so far?

Occupy Harvard To Downsize Camp

December 15, 2011
Occupy Harvard Yard, on Nov. 10 (WBUR)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The demonstration known as Occupy Harvard is nearing an end. After five weeks, protesters early next week plan to remove most of the tent city set up at one of the country’s most elite universities.

Occupy Boston Protesters Weigh Next Steps

December 12, 2011

Two days after police evicted Occupy Boston protesters from their more-than-two-month-old encampment at Dewey Square, the group is looking for a new way to spread its message.

Occupy Boston Protesters Face Arraignment

December 12, 2011

BOSTON — The dozens of Occupy Boston protesters arrested when their encampment was dismantled over the weekend face arraignment this week, while the movement contemplates its next moves.

With Protesters Gone, Crews Work To Restore Greenway

December 12, 2011
Workers use an air spade to aerate the soil in Dewey Square Sunday.(Kathleen McNerney/WBUR)

BOSTON — With the Occupy Boston encampment gone, work begins to make the Dewey Square park green again.

Despite Eviction, Protesters Hold Mass In Dewey Square

December 11, 2011
Members of Occupy Boston celebrate Mass Sunday morning in Dewey Square. (Kathleen McNerney/WBUR)

BOSTON — Sunday morning, about two dozen Occupy Boston members gathered to celebrate Mass as they did for the last several weeks. This time, it was not in the spirituality tent, but next to barricades surrounding their former encampment.

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