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)

BOSTON — 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

BOSTON — 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)

BOSTON — 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)

BOSTON — 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

BOSTON — “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

BOSTON — 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)

BOSTON — 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

BOSTON — 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)

BOSTON — 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

BOSTON — 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.

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