The New England First Amendment Coalition is seeking applications for a pair of annual awards to recognize both private citizens and professional journalists who aggressively advance the people’s knowledge of what government is doing – or failing to do – on their behalf.
Anthony Lewis, the first recipient of the Stephen Hamblett First Amendment Award, has died. Lewis’s wife, Margaret H. Marshall, a retired chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, told The New York Times that Lewis, 85, the cause was complications from renal and heart failure.
The New England First Amendment Coalition on Feb. 8 will celebrate the retired firefighter who helped win a $53 million health insurance refund for New Hampshire public employees, the reporterwho exposed misdeeds in a Connecticut police department and the lifetime achievements of NECN founder and GlobalPost co-founder Philip Balboni.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - One pursued a nine-year crusade that yielded an order refunding $53 million to New Hampshire public employees. The other cracked a shell of silence to expose misconduct in the New Britain, Conn., Police Department. Both are being recognized by the New England First Amendment Coalition with first-time presentations: David Lang, a retired firefighter and president of The […]