Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Outgoing lieutenant governor said recent controversies had nothing to do with decision to resign.
Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Tim Murray said none of the controversies that have dogged him during his tenure on Beacon Hill contributed to his decision to announce his resignation. In a press conference at the State House Wednesday, Murray said his final day on the job will be June 2. The next day he will take over as president and CEO of the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce where his salary will reportedly be around $200,000. In January, Murray said he had no intention of running for governor when Gov. Deval Patrick's term expires in January 2015. "This has been a very difficult but empowering decision," Murray said. "It has been an honor to serve as lieutenant governor." Patrick called Murray an "outstanding partner" during his time in …
Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr's latest blog on the Senate Committee on Ways and Means budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2014.
CBS Boston reports Murray has a new job lined up already.
UPDATE, 12:15 p.m.: The Massachusetts Republican Party was quick to jump on the reports about Murray's resignation, saying Murray is trying "to outrun the scandal that dogs him" in a statement on their website. MassGOP attempted to liken Murray's exit to that of former House Speaker Thomas Finneran, who was convicted of obstruction of justice in 2007. “History doesn’t always repeat itself, but in this case it looks like Tim Murray is following the same path as a previous, disgraced Democratic official,” said Nate Little MassGOP Executive Director in the scathing statement. “Only time will tell if Murray follows the Finneran playbook to the end, complete with indictment and guilty plea.” UPDATE, 10:45 a.m.: Boston.com has updated their …
Representative Kenneth Gordon of the 21st Middlesex District is actively seeking constituents who would like to intern in his office this summer.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Two meetings scheduled for this week have been cancelled.
Monday Community Development Tech Review Team at 9:30 a.m. in Town Hall Meeting Room 9. Tuesday Board of Assesors at 2 p.m. in the Town Hall Small Conference Room Board of Health- Cancelled Board of Library Trustees at 7 p.m. in the Library Banda Room Wednesday Office of the Collector of Taxes at 9 a.m. in the Town Hall Small Conference Room Essex Agricultural Tech HS General Advisory Committee at 6 p.m. at 562 Maple Street in Danvers School Committee- Cancelled Thursday High School Building Committee- Cancelled
Last week the town cut 195 checks.
Each week the town spends money approved in the annual budget for everyday expenses and, each week, Wilmington Patch will be running a new feature, highlighting a handful of these expenses for our readers' perusal. The following is a small sample of who the town paid, how much they paid them, and for what reason. Check back each week for more line items out of the town's budget. In total, the town cut 195 checks . Here are a few of those payments.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Recap and analysis of the week in state government.
Like pieces of a puzzle that don't quite fit together yet, the Big Three may have been separated at birth, but with each incremental step their destinies seem to grow more intertwined. No, we're not talking about those Big Three - Gov. Deval Patrick, Senate President Therese Murray and Speaker Robert DeLeo - though they play major character roles in this thickening plot. Instead, three bills have come to define the early months of the 2013 legislative agenda and resolutions on tax hikes, local road funding and the annual state budget continue to be elusive and dependent on one another. Patrick spent the early part of his week welcoming British Prime Minister David Cameron to Boston for a few quick meetings and a visit to the Copley …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Town Manager Jeff Hull announced a recent ruling granting the town's motion to expedite the proceedings concerning Gerry O'Reilly's appeal of the DEP Final Order of Conditions.
At Monday night's Board of Selectmen meeting, Town Manager Jeff Hull announced a recent ruling granting the town's motion to expedite the proceedings concerning Gerry O'Reilly's appeal of the DEP Final Order of Conditions. Superior Court Judge Kimberly Budd also dismissed O'Reilly's motion to remand the case back to DEP for further consideration, according to Hull. In a statement, Hull wrote he believes Budd's decision confirms his belief that construction of the new high school should proceed based on the Final Order of Conditions from the DEP. Hull wrote: "The judge's decision confirms my belief that Mr. O'Reilly's appeal is without merit and that the decision to proceed with construction of the new high school based upon the Final …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Want to ask your state representative a question? Find out when and where State Representative James Miceli is holding office hours in Wilmington.
Question: When is Rep. Miceli holding office hours in Wilmington? Answer: Representative James Miceli will be holding office hours for the Town of Wilmington, Monday, May 13th from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00am at the Wilmington Senior Center and also from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00pm at the Wilmington Town Hall.
Last week the town cut 228 checks.
Each week the town spends money approved in the annual budget for everyday expenses and, each week, Wilmington Patch will be running a new feature, highlighting a handful of these expenses for our readers' perusal. The following is a small sample of who the town paid, how much they paid them, and for what reason. Check back each week for more line items out of the town's budget. In total, the town cut 228 checks . Here are a few of those payments.