Posts tagged "Public"

Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission v. Bettencourt (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-047-16)

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NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.  If you find a typographical error or other formal error, please notify the Reporter of Decisions, Supreme Judicial Court, John Adams Courthouse, 1 Pemberton Square, Suite 2500, Boston, MA, 02108-1750; (617) 557-1030; SJCReporter@sjc.state.ma.us

SJC-11906

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT ADMINISTRATION COMMISSION  vs.  EDWARD A. BETTENCOURT.

Suffolk.     October 6, 2015. – April 6, 2016.

Present (Sitting at New Bedford):  Gants, C.J., Spina, Cordy, Botsford, Duffly, Lenk, & Hines, JJ.

Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission.  Retirement.  Public Employment, Retirement benefits, Forfeiture of retirement benefits.  Constitutional Law, Excessive fines clause.

Civil action commenced in the Superior Court Department on December 19, 2012. read more

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Posted by Stephen Sandberg - April 6, 2016 at 5:40 pm

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City of Springfield v. United Public Service Employees Union (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-035-16)

NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.  If you find a typographical error or other formal error, please notify the Reporter of Decisions, Supreme Judicial Court, John Adams Courthouse, 1 Pemberton Square, Suite 2500, Boston, MA, 02108-1750; (617) 557-1030; SJCReporter@sjc.state.ma.us

15-P-742                                        Appeals Court

CITY OF SPRINGFIELD  vs.  UNITED PUBLIC SERVICE EMPLOYEES UNION.

No. 15-P-742.

Hampden.     February 11, 2016. – March 25, 2016.

Present:  Kafker, C.J., Rubin, & Agnes, JJ.

Arbitration, Collective bargaining, Authority of arbitrator, Judicial review.  Employment, Sexual harassment, Termination.  Public Policy.  Public Employment, Collective bargaining, Termination, Reinstatement of personnel.  Civil Service, Termination of employment, Reinstatement of personnel. read more

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Posted by Stephen Sandberg - March 25, 2016 at 3:52 pm

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Champa v. Weston Public Schools, et al. (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-176-15)

NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.  If you find a typographical error or other formal error, please notify the Reporter of Decisions, Supreme Judicial Court, John Adams Courthouse, 1 Pemberton Square, Suite 2500, Boston, MA, 02108-1750; (617) 557-1030; SJCReporter@sjc.state.ma.us

SJC-11838

MICHAEL CHAMPA  vs.  WESTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS & others.[1]

Middlesex.     September 9, 2015. – October 23, 2015.

Present:  Gants, C.J., Spina, Cordy, Botsford, Duffly, Lenk, & Hines, JJ.

Public RecordsMunicipal Corporations, Public record.  School and School Committee, Public record, Special education.  Education, Special educational needs.  Individuals With Disabilities Education ActFamily Educational Rights and Privacy ActPrivacyContract, Settlement agreement.

     Civil action commenced in the Superior Court Department on November 14, 2012. read more

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Posted by Stephen Sandberg - October 23, 2015 at 4:01 pm

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DeFelice Corporation v. Department of Public Utilities (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-164-15)

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Posted by Stephen Sandberg - October 19, 2015 at 3:26 pm

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Massachusetts Electric Company, et al. v. Department of Public Utilities (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-153-14)

NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.  If you find a typographical error or other formal error, please notify the Reporter of Decisions, Supreme Judicial Court, John Adams Courthouse, 1 Pemberton Square, Suite 2500, Boston, MA, 02108-1750; (617) 557-1030; SJCReporter@sjc.state.ma.us

SJC-11526

SJC-11527

SJC-11528

MASSACHUSETTS ELECTRIC COMPANY[1] & another[2]  vs.  DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC UTILITIES.

NSTAR ELECTRIC COMPANY  vs.  DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC UTILITIES.

WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS ELECTRIC COMPANY  vs.  DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC UTILITIES.

Suffolk.     April 7, 2014. – September 4, 2014.

Present:  Ireland, C.J., Spina, Cordy, Botsford, Gants, Duffly, & Lenk, JJ.[3]

Electric Company.  Public Utilities, Electric company.  Department of Public Utilities.  Penalty.  Administrative Law, Substantial evidence, Findings. read more

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Posted by Stephen Sandberg - September 4, 2014 at 4:33 pm

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Nautical Tours, Inc. v. Department of Public Utilities (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-147-14)

NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.  If you find a typographical error or other formal error, please notify the Reporter of Decisions, Supreme Judicial Court, John Adams Courthouse, 1 Pemberton Square, Suite 2500, Boston, MA, 02108-1750; (617) 557-1030; SJCReporter@sjc.state.ma.us

SJC-11455

NAUTICAL TOURS, INC.  vs.  DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC UTILITIES.

August 20, 2014.

Department of Public Utilities.  License.  Public Utilities, Sight-seeing vehicle.  Carrier, Sight-seeing vehicle.  Motor Vehicle, Sight-seeing vehicle.

Nautical Tours, Inc. (Nautical Tours), appeals from a judgment of a single justice of this court affirming a decision of the Department of Public Utilities (department) that it did not have jurisdiction to issue the type of license needed by Nautical Tours to operate its business in the city of Boston.  Nautical Tours seeks to operate amphibious motor vehicles for sightseeing and charter purposes on the streets of Cambridge and Boston and the waters of the Charles River and Boston Harbor.  The parties disagree about the appropriate license needed to operate in Boston.  Nautical Tours contends that it must obtain a municipal street license pursuant to G. L. c. 159A, § 1.  The department ruled that Nautical Tours was required to obtain a sightseeing license, which the Boston police commissioner has the exclusive authority to issue, pursuant to St. 1931, c. 399.  We agree with the department that the Legislature established two different licensing schemes.  Although a municipal street license is needed to carry passengers for hire on the public ways of cities and towns in the Commonwealth under G. L. c. 159A, § 1, a sightseeing automobile operating in the city of Boston must obtain a separate sightseeing license under St. 1931, c. 399.  Because we further agree with the department that it did not have jurisdiction to issue Nautical Tours a municipal street license to operate its amphibious motor vehicles in Boston, we affirm. read more

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Posted by Stephen Sandberg - August 20, 2014 at 3:11 pm

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Ramzi, Inc., et al. v. Department of Public Health (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-053-14)

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Posted by Stephen Sandberg - May 29, 2014 at 12:03 am

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Fitchburg Gas and Electric Light Company, et al. v. Department of Public Utilities (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-068-14)

NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.  If you find a typographical error or other formal error, please notify the Reporter of Decisions, Supreme Judicial Court, John Adams Courthouse, 1 Pemberton Square, Suite 2500, Boston, MA 02108-1750;  (617) 557-1030; SJCReporter@sjc.state.ma.us

SJC‑11397

FITCHBURG GAS AND ELECTRIC LIGHT COMPANY[1] & others[2]  vs.  DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC UTILITIES.

Suffolk.     December 5, 2013.  ‑  April 14, 2014.

Present:  Ireland, C.J., Spina, Cordy, Botsford, Gants, Duffly, & Lenk, JJ.

Department of Public UtilitiesPublic Utilities, Electric company, Rate setting, Costs of service, Rate of return.  Constitutional Law, Taking of property.  Due Process of Law, Taking of property, Regulatory proceeding.

Civil action commenced in the Supreme Judicial Court for the county of Suffolk on October 17, 2012. read more

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Posted by Stephen Sandberg - April 15, 2014 at 12:36 am

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Boston Public Library: There’s an App for That

The new “Boston Public Library Mobile Catalog” app is now available. (Credit: BPL)

You can download the new app on both Android and iOS devices.
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Posted by Stephen Sandberg - August 13, 2013 at 1:53 am

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Week in Review: New Public Art Coming to South End

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In case you missed them, here are this week's top headlines from the South End.
South End Patch News

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Posted by Stephen Sandberg - August 10, 2013 at 10:31 am

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