Massachusetts

Our next plunge: Going big on wind

The state is poised to be a global leader in green energy IT WAS A PLUNGE I’ll never forget – into the Charles River with Gov. Bill Weld in 1996 to celebrate the passage of the Massachusetts Rivers Act. Let’s just say the Charles was a little murky that day at a time when clean, swimmable water in our rivers was ...

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Weymouth Retirement scouting for real estate manager

Weymouth (Mass.) Retirement System is searching for opportunistic and value-added real estate funds to which it plans to commit a total of up to $10 million. The $200 million pension fund issued an RFP for at least one manager to remain in compliance with its asset allocation targets, said Edward J. Masterson, retirement system director. The pension fund will consider ...

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Worcester Retirement looking to invest $15 million in real estate fund

Worcester (Mass.) Retirement System is searching for a closed-end non-core real estate fund to which it plans to commit about $15 million. The $977 million pension fund has issued an RFP and will only consider closed-end, non-core funds, according to an RFP posted on the website of Meketa Investment Group, the pension fund’s consultant, which is assisting. As of Feb. 29, the ...

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Rockport Town Manager’s Report

The following is the July 23 report of the Rockport Town Manager William Post. Annual Town Meeting/Municipal Election Reminder to everyone that this year’s annual town meeting will be held on August 18 and will be by referendum (secret ballot) voting only. There will be no open town meeting. This election includes voting for two positions on the Select Board, ...

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Bedford Street police station sale in the pipeline

A Boston developer is vying to purchase the former Bedford Street police station for $10,000. FALL RIVER — For more than two decades, the city has tried to successfully sell the century old Bedford Street police station and after a number of failed attempts the City Council will decide whether it will go to a Boston developer for $10,000. “The ...

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Vacant Swampscott police station returns to selectmen’s docket

Reuse of the former police station at 86 Burrill St. is back on the Swampscott Board of Selectmen’s radar. The former police station at 86 Burrill St. is back on the Swampscott Board of Selectmen’s radar. Feel free to interpret this fact as the municipal government’s slow return to normalcy and pre-pandemic priorities. A couple weeks prior to the coronavirus’ ...

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Waterfield Lot RFP released

WINCHESTER – Last month, the Select Board approved the Request for Proposals for the Waterfield Lot (adjacent to the Winchester Center Commuter Rail Station). This month, they officially released it to the public so that developers could submit bids. The process remains open until Aug. 31. Developing the Waterfield Lot and the upcoming construction at the commuter rail station by ...

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BPS Partners With NWEA to Administer Exam School Admissions Test

The Boston Public Schools (BPS) last week named NWEA as the vendor to administer the assessment for its three high schools that require an exam as one part of admissions criteria. The “examination schools,” Boston Latin Academy, Boston Latin School, and John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Science, all serve students in grades 7-12. In February, BPS issued a ...

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Hopkinton to seek proposals for solar array at former town landfill

HOPKINTON — Members of the Town Council agreed at their remotely held July 6 meeting to issue a request for proposals to develop a former town landfill into a solar energy facility. Located at 0 Stubtown Road, the newer of two decommissioned landfills occupies a 52-acre property, of which about one half would be occupied by solar panels. The landfill ...

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Boston Public Schools chooses new exam school test provider after long battle

BOSTON, MA. – FEBRUARY 6: The John D. O’Bryant High School on February 6, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts.  Boston Public Schools has chosen a new exam school test provider following many months of uncertainty after being dropped by its previous vendor due to equity issues. The new vendor for the exam that is the ticket into some of Boston’s best ...

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ISO-NE Proposes to Advance Eversource and National Grid Ready Path Solution to Ensure Reliability When Mystic Generating Station Retires in 2024

Ready Path “backstop” solution is innovative, timely and most cost-effective, saving customers hundreds of millions of dollars BOSTON–The Ready Path Solution, a collaboration between Eversource and National Grid to improve the region’s energy system reliability, has been singled out by Independent System Operator-NE, the region’s power grid manager, as the cost-effective solution to maintain grid reliability following the retirement of ...

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Fintech RFP Counsel: Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

Mercator Advisory Group delivers a new, proven program that streamlines the process for those seeking to partner with the best financial technology firm for their specific needs. BOSTON — Financial institutions (FIs), issuers, acquirers, ISOs, ISVs, VARs, networks, software companies, and merchants seeking to partner with the best financial technology firm (fintech) for their needs are often perplexed and/or paralyzed ...

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Danforth Advisors Launches New Practice to Maximize Value of Outsourced Clinical Development Programs

WALTHAM, Mass.–Danforth Advisors, LLC, the life science industry’s leading resource for operational accounting, finance support and strategic CFO advisory, today introduced a Clinical Business Operations (CBO) practice designed to improve efficiency, minimize risk and derive the best possible value from outsourced clinical development programs. Given the high costs and stakes of outsourced clinical trials, expert attention must be paid to ...

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$1M sale of Haverhill riverfront site approved

290 housing units with retail, recreation planned Courtesy photoAn artist’s rendering shows the Ornsteen redevelopment project in Haverhill. TIM JEAN/Staff photoThe former Ornsteen Heel property along the Merrimack River and near the Bradford train station is being eyed for a housing-retail-recreational development. HAVERHILL — The fourth time was a charm for the 4.8 acres along the Merrimack River known as the ...

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SimpliSafe picks MullenLowe PR as AOR

The home security company also assigned a corporate comms account to Porter Novelli. BOSTON: Home security company SimpliSafe has hired MullenLowe PR as its North American AOR. Company director of communications Amy Nagy said she is looking to the firm to grow SimpliSafe’s visibility as a brand. “Traditionally, the brand and its products are really well respected by the tech ...

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GTY Reports Continued Growth and Strong Operating Performance

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–GTY Technology Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: GTYH) (“GTY”), a leading provider of cloud solutions for the public sector, announced today that GTY business units continue to thrive and work closely with public sector organizations to assist with the challenges they face due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “The sudden requirement for public sector organizations to work remotely while managing a crisis ...

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Westborough BOS reviews results of staffing study survey

Westborough – At a recent meeting, the Board of Selectmen (BOS) heard a presentation from representatives of The Novak Consulting Group in regards to a recently-completed staffing study. Town Meeting appropriated $100,000 for the purpose study for all non-public safety departments last spring. Michelle Ferguson, Novak senior manager of organizational assessment, and Joshua Rauch, Novak senior consultant, took the BOS ...

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Clam shack to open on New Bedford waterfront

A drawing of a new cafe and clam shack coming to Pier 3 on New Bedford’s waterfront. The New Bedford Port Authority chose the bid from Stephen Silverstein, founder of Not Your Average Joe’s and owner of The Black Whale and highly anticipated Cisco New Bedford, after it issued a request for proposal. [DRAWINGS BY KYRA AYN HOME] NEW BEDFORD ...

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Realty Law Digest

Scott E. Mollen, a partner at Herrick, Feinstein, discusses “4 BAB LLC v. Beacon Health Options Inc,” where the court dismissed breach claim where the subject amendment did not negate the lease’s early termination rights. Scott E. Mollen Commercial Landlord-Tenant—Lease Provision Permitting Early Termination Was Not Negated by Amendment That Permitted Partial Contraction—Landlord Sought a Declaratory Judgment As To Whether ...

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Mystic Valley Elder Services issues Request for Proposals

Mystic Valley Elder Services has issued a Request for Proposals to fund programs that promote the health, well-being and independence of older adults and to complement or supplement the support activities of primary caregivers. Areas of focus include family caregiver issues and services, special populations such as elders with special needs, isolated, marginalized, LGBT elders and those who are disadvantaged ...

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