(Springfield, MA) — Springfield Housing Court Judge Robert Fields has halted the evictions of three-hundred families from their hotel rooms. The homeless families had been kicked out of the emergency shelter program because they violated house rules more than once. By contrast, families in traditional shelters are allowed to break the rules six times. Judge Field’s injunction effectively makes the eviction policies consistent. The rules in question have to do with cleanliness, noise, overnight guests, and courtesy to the hotel staff.
Two Americans who just weeks ago were gravely ill with Ebola have been cleared of the virus.
It could be another six-to-eight weeks before exit 18 northbound is opened again.
The Northwestern DA has indicted 38 people for insurance fraud.
Tensions have eased after sometimes violent protests were staged nightly since police killed an unarmed black teenager.