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Taxi drivers sue city over ride-sharing apps

By Audrey Cooney, news correspondent A collection of Boston taxi owners and two taxi drivers have filed a lawsuit against the City of Boston. Raphael Ophir, Joseph Pierre and the Boston Taxi Owners Association are claiming that the continued operation of Internet-based car services such as Uber, Lyft and Sidecar, also referred to as Transportation Network Companies (TNCs), free from the regulations placed on taxis, deny taxi owners their constitutional rights. They believe that the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment, which states that no government may “deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws,” is interpreted to mean that those in similar situations must be given the same treatment. According to the suit, ...
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Jurors to take oath in Hernandez case

By Jose Castillo, news correspondent As the New England Patriots gear up for one of the biggest games in all of sports, a former teammate prepares for a trial that could be just as life-changing as winning a Super Bowl. The trial of former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is set for Thursday, Jan. 29 after the original Tuesday date was moved due to Winter Storm Juno. Eighteen jurors will take oaths in Bristol Superior Court under Judge Susan Garsh and will be followed by opening statements. Hernandez has been accused of one count of first-degree murder of semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd. “That was such a shame, because he was such a promising player,” freshman chemical engineering major and ...
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Old South Church provides warmth for homeless

                            By Varun Goyal, staff correspondent Boston’s Old South Church has opened two of its rooms to accommodate homeless families and individuals during the day as part of a program led by the organization Boston Warm. These rooms are available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, keeping their beneficiaries off the streets during the winter months. “We had the church generously donate some of their space in order to hold the center,” Coordinator of Boston Urban Outreach of the City Mission Society Dylan Hillerbrand said. Boston Warm is a coalition of religious leaders that tends to the immediate needs and necessities of people through ...
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Northeastern celebrates arrival of leading women’s studies journal

Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society will be based in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities for the next five years.
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Looking ahead: Social movements in 2015

Marches and demonstrations aimed at shaping the conversation around race and social inequalities captured the nation's attention in 2014. Here, Northeastern assistant professor Sarah Jackson talks about what we've learned from recent activism and what we might expect in 2015.
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Actress Laverne Cox shares life journey

Cox, the first openly transgender person nominated for an Emmy in acting and a breakout star on Netflix's Orange is the New Black, spoke at Northeastern about the adversity the transgender community faces.
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