Here is the Radio Boston rundown for April 28. Tiziana Dearing is our host.
- "Woefully deficient and insensitive." That's how the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court described the town of Brookline's response to allegations of racism within its fire department. The court ruled that the town was wrong to fire Gerald Alston, concluding a battle between Alston and the town that has gone on for more than a decade. We get the latest on the SJC ruling from WBUR's Simon Rios.
- No New England states will lose congressional seats following the release of Census data earlier this week. And while we may not have wait with bated breath for that news here in Massachusetts, they were in Rhode Island. We dive into the details and show you how it matters here.
- Starting today, the state is requiring all middle schools to re-open to full-time in-person learning, unless they've been granted a waiver. Earlier this month, elementary school students were ordered back into the classroom, and high school students are set to return in person on May 17. Many school districts have gone ahead and reopened ahead of these deadlines. We take listener calls and discuss a very different "back to school" season.
This program aired on April 28, 2021.