Handicapped

Pedestrians in Beacon Hill
(WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Beacon Hill Residents Fight Against Upgrading Handicap Ramps

Residents of the Boston neighborhood are fighting the mayor’s plan to upgrade handicap ramps on sidewalks there.

07/23/2014

Disabled persons placard. (WBZ-TV photo)

Boston Drivers Caught Using Dead People’s Disabled Parking Placards

Thirteen able-bodied people, parking for free in Downtown Boston, were caught by the State Inspector General’s Office for using disabled persons’ placards that they shouldn’t have.

11/21/2013

Former Topsfield Fire Lt. William Wood appeared in court on Friday.

DA: Former Topsfield Firefighter Sexually Assaulted Wheelchair-Bound Woman

An on-call Topsfield firefighter is facing charges for allegedly sexually assaulting a handicapped person.

10/12/2012

Four wheelchair athletes say Peter Pan drivers got upset when they couldn't board the bus alone.

Wheelchair Athletes Say Peter Pan Bus Drivers Humiliated Them

Four wheelchair racers who traveled to Boston for the Falmouth Road Race say bus drivers gave them a hard time because they could not board the bus themselves.

08/18/2011

Handicapped accessible spots are now farther from the door than spots for hybrid cars at a NH liquor store.

Liquor Store Puts Hybrid Parking Closer To Door Than Handicapped Spots

One effort to “go green” in New Hampshire has run into trouble with the disabled at a new state liquor store.

08/11/2011

Joseph Morra (Credit: Fairhaven police)

Fairhaven Planning Board Member Charged With Assaulting Handicapped Man

A member of Fairhaven’s Planning Board is facing charges for allegedly posing as a police officer and roughing up a handicapped driver.

07/26/2011

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