Nelli Routsalainen was fired during what Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said was “not a difficult decision.”
A Dracut state representative filed legislation to make blocking a highway a felony in the aftermath of the Interstate 93 protests.
Eighteen of the protesters who were arrested Thursday appeared in Somerville District Court.
Activists protesting recent police killings staged a peaceful die-in during First Night, the city’s popular New Year’s Eve celebration.
Protesters in Boston have been peaceful but have tried to shut down major highways.
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick says he hopes the national focus on police killings of unarmed black men leads to “a broader and deeper understanding.”
State police are asking protesters to stay off of highways and other major roads.
It was a second night of protests as hundreds of demonstrators marched through the streets of Somerville and Cambridge.
Jon Keller says protesters have a voice and sympathetic audience, but their message is not clear.
Demonstrators began marching around the streets of Boston Thursday afternoon to protest the Eric Garner case.