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Council 93 has a new look for the new year!

Happy New Year from Council 93!

"It's funny that we think of libraries as quiet demure places where we are shushed by dusty, bun-balancing, bespectacled women. The truth is libraries are raucous clubhouses for free speech, controversy and community. Librarians have stood up to the Patriot Act, sat down with noisy toddlers and reached out to illiterate adults.

The 150-year-old Taunton State Hospital, which was on Governor Deval Patrick’s chopping block, got a reprieve Thursday as lawmakers voted to override his veto and keep the psychiatric hospital open.

The state Senate rejected Patrick’s budget veto to close the hospital in Southeastern Massachusetts. The House of Representatives overrode the veto Wednesday.

Senators also shot down the governor’s proposals on restrictions for welfare purchases and requiring proof of state residency when registering a vehicle. The House also rejected the two proposals the previous day.

The December 2017 Edition of the 93 Beacon is hot off the presses!

Here’s a crucial reason for working people to do all they can to help Jon Ossoff and the Rev. Raphael Warnock win the Georgia Senate runoff elections in January – federal aid to states, cities, towns and schools.

If Ossoff and Warnock prevail, there will be a pro-worker majority in the U.S. Senate. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, as president of the Senate, will cast the tie-breaking vote when the chamber is deadlocked.

Boston, MA- A house and senate conference committee reached a compromise on so-called police reform legislation last night in Massachusetts.

The compromise creates a police accountability and oversight system, which would require officers to be certified every three years and could result in officers losing their certification for violations including excessive use of force.