OccupyBoston

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

Occupy Boston Site Raises Questions Of Free Speech, Public Safety

December 02, 2011
A protester from Portland, Maine, warms her hand with her breath while eating a sandwich at the Occupy Boston encampment, in Boston on Wednesday. (AP)

A judge extended a temporary restraining order Thursday against the city until she decides whether the city has the right to evict the protesters. But the court proceeding left questions about free speech and public safety.

Judge Delays Ruling On Occupy Boston Site

December 01, 2011

A Boston judge said Thursday she will decide by Dec. 15 whether the city can clear the encampment in Dewey Square without judicial oversight. In the meantime, a restraining order protecting the protesters from eviction will remain in effect.

In Court, Occupy Boston Fights To Keep Encampment

December 01, 2011
K. Eric Martin, center, and other Occupy Boston demonstrators discuss possible eviction Wednesday. (Bianca Vazquez Toness/WBUR)

Occupy Boston’s temporary restraining order against the City of Boston runs out Thursday. All parties are back in court to decide whether police have a right to evict protesters without the court’s approval and whether protesters have a First Amendment right to stay in Dewey Square.

City Officials Seek Power To Evict Occupy Boston Protesters

November 30, 2011
Pedestrians walk along Atlantic Avenue in front of the Occupy Boston encampment Nov. 16. (AP)

Mayor Thomas Menino said he has no immediate plans to evict demonstrators, but wants to have the legal ability to have the encampment in Dewey Square Park removed, if necessary.

‘We’re Not Leaving,’ Says Occupy Boston

November 19, 2011

“We’re not leaving” is the message from several members of the Occupy Boston movement following recent calls for them to vacate their Dewey Square encampment.

Rose Kennedy Greenway Wants Removal Of Occupy Boston Camp

November 18, 2011

The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, which oversees the site of the Occupy Boston encampment, wants the protesters out.

MIT Team Works To Winterize Occupy Boston

November 17, 2011
Pedestrians walk along Atlantic Avenue in front of the Occupy Boston encampment on Wednesday. (AP)

An MIT architecture professor says the camp can’t make it through the winter as is, so he’s drafting a redesign of the site to protect the protesters and their tents from cold and snow.

Occupy Boston Protesters Shut Down Street

November 17, 2011

On Thursday evening, the number of demonstrators marching in Boston in support of the Occupy Wall Street movement appeared to grow.

Occupy Boston Gets Temporary Reprieve, But Questions Remain

November 17, 2011
Occupy Boston, following Wednesday's ruling (Nick Fountain for WBUR)

A judge on Wednesday temporarily blocked Boston Police from evicting Occupy Boston protesters. The order lasts a couple of weeks, when the parties will go back to court to decide long-term staying rights.

Boston Judge Temporarily Blocks Occupy Removal

November 16, 2011

A judge has ordered the city not to remove Occupy Boston protesters or their tents from a downtown encampment without court approval, except in an emergency.

Attempting To Avoid Eviction, Occupy Boston Heads To Court

November 16, 2011
Occupy Boston encampment in Dewey Square, Wednesday (Luke Boelitz for WBUR)

Attorneys working on behalf of Occupy Boston are going to court Wednesday morning to seek a restraining order to stop police from removing the protesters’ encampment in Dewey Square.

Tensions High In Boston After Occupy Wall Street Dispersed

November 15, 2011

Occupy Boston protesters have said all along that a Boston winter won’t make them to quit. But after police broke up demonstrators in New York, there’s a sense of uncertainty.

Harvard Closes Yard Because Of Demonstrations

November 10, 2011
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Dozens of Harvard University students have set up tents in Harvard Yard in the shadow of the Ivy league school’s founder to protest what they say is a growing wealth gap in the country and the university’s perceived role in creating that inequality.

Early Winter Storm Doesn’t Deter Occupy Boston

October 29, 2011

The weather is not stopping protesters of Occupy Boston, who are hunkered down in Dewey Square. Demonstrators say they aren’t going anywhere.

Occupy Boston, 1 Month In

October 28, 2011

This weekend, Occupy Boston demonstrators will mark one month at their Dewey Square encampment in the shadow of the Federal Reserve building. We’ve captured a video report.

Health Officials Satisfied With Occupy Boston Conditions

October 26, 2011

Boston health officials on Wednesday found no concerns at the camp set up by Occupy Boston demonstrators near South Station.

2 Caught Allegedly Selling Drugs At Occupy Boston

October 25, 2011

Two people who had been living in the Occupy Boston tent city have been arrested for allegedly selling heroin to an undercover police officer.

Police Investigate Graffiti Near Occupy Boston

October 24, 2011

Boston police are investigating a rash of graffiti in the city’s financial district that appears to be in support of the nearby Occupy Boston movement.

Report: Occupy Boston

October 19, 2011
Pedestrians walk along Atlantic Avenue in front of the Occupy Boston encampment Nov. 16. (AP)

WBUR is asking for your best citizen journalism from Occupy Boston in Dewey Square. You can submit your reports and photographs in a variety of ways.

Occupy Boston Hopes For Visit From Fed Boss

October 18, 2011

Members of the Occupy Boston movement say they’re hoping Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will visit with them during his visit to Boston.

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