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Transgender Pair Files Bias Complaint

News Briefs
Published: November 10, 2008 
Samantha J. Cornell, a transgender woman, and Andrea v. Boisseau, her spouse, recently filed a housing discrimination complaint with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination after a rental agent informed them that an apartment they sought had been rented to a "straight, single male."

Where We Live - Housing Discrimination Persists, Children and disabled pushed away, housing discrimination persists despite federal law

June 09, 2008 
Jane L. Edmonstone is project attorney for the Worcester Fair Housing Project, and Jonathan L. Mannina is executive director of the Legal Assistance Corporation of Central Massachusetts. Worcester Fair Housing Project is a joint project between LACCM and the city of Worcester. (T&G Staff/TOM RETTIG)

Lawyers Honored

WORCESTER -- Two Worcester lawyers are among seven law firms and lawyers to be honored by the Massachusetts Bar Association for providing free legal services to the public. Faye Rachlin of East Hartford, Conn., a lawyer with Legal Assistance Corp. of Central Massachusetts, will be recognized with the Legal Services Award. Thomas A. Manning of Spencer will receive the Pro Bono Publico Award. Both will be honored at a March 6 Access to Justice awards luncheon in Boston dedicated to the late Nancy King, who will posthumously receive the MBAís lifetime achievement award. Ms.

Forum Brings to Light Lack of a 'Level Playing Field'

By Kate Czaplinski
Sentinel & Enterprise
Article Launched:02/07/2008 10:00:20 AM EST
FITCHBURG -- An open forum on structural racism in the United States sparked serious and thoughtful discussion of race issues in North Central Massachusetts Wednesday night. 
The North Central Massachusetts Minority Coalition hosted the event as the first part of a forum series entitled "Facing Race: We're Better Together."