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Garney v. Massachusetts Teachers’ Retirement System (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-143-14)

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SJC-11493

RONALD T. GARNEY  vs.  MASSACHUSETTS TEACHERS’ RETIREMENT SYSTEM.

Worcester.     April 10, 2014. – August 18, 2014.

Present:  Ireland, C.J., Spina, Cordy, Botsford, Gants, Duffly, & Lenk, JJ.[1]

Retirement.  Public Employment, Forfeiture of retirement benefits.  School and School Committee, Retirement benefits.

Civil action commenced in the Superior Court Department on January 14, 2010.

The case was heard by John S. McCann, J., on motions for judgment on the pleadings.

The Supreme Judicial Court on its own initiative transferred the case from the Appeals Court. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - August 18, 2014 at 4:43 pm

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Massachusetts Teachers’ Retirement System v. Contributory Retirement Appeal Board, et al. (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-162-13)

NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.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‑11287

MASSACHUSETTS TEACHERS’ RETIREMENT SYSTEM  vs.  CONTRIBUTORY RETIREMENT APPEAL BOARD & another.[1]

Suffolk.     May 6, 2013.  ‑  August 28, 2013.

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

Contributory Retirement Appeal BoardRetirementPublic Employment, Retirement.  School and School Committee, Retirement benefits.  InterestAdministrative Law, Regulations, Agency’s interpretation of regulation, Agency’s interpretation of statute.  RegulationStatute, Construction. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - August 29, 2013 at 1:09 am

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How Do You Feel About The New T Alerts System?

The MBTA launched its new alerts system Tuesday, and as promised the alerts are detailed and timely, but depending on what you clicked when you signed up, you may be bombarded with emails or texts.

The service offers a variety of clickable options and you can opt in or opt out as you please. In the early going, have you found the new service helpful, or are you busy deleting unwanted emails and avoiding your phone’s texts? Tell us in the comments.

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - June 5, 2013 at 4:35 pm

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Mayor Menino: Don’t Let Candidates ‘Tear This School System Down’

Boston Mayor Tom Menino speaks at a ribbon cutting for a new playground at Harvard/Kent Elementary School in Charlestown. Menino cautioned residents not to allow candidates in the mayoral race to "tear down" the public school system during their campaigns.

Mayor Tom Menino cautioned Boston residents not to focus on negative portrayals of the Boston Public School system as the city’s mayoral race heats up.

Speaking at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new playground at Harvard-Kent Elementary School in Charlestown on May 10, Menino touted the progress public schools have made in recent years and asked residents not to allow anyone to “tear this school system down” in the coming months.

“We’ve made a lot of progress in the Boston Public Schools in the last several years. It’s because of a lot of reasons—teachers, principals, the superintendent, the community—and I tell you, the graduation rate is up, dropout rates are down, more kids are going on to college,” Menino said.

He spoke of how the schools work to educate every child, from every background and learning level.

“Don’t let anybody over the next several months, as this campaign heats up, tear this school system down. This is a great school system. We’re not perfect, but with the new assignment plan we can make that happen,” Menino said. “To all of you out there: Stay positive about what’s happening in the schools. The most important thing we can do in our society today is to educate our children, and I think over the last few years we’ve done an incredible job. We have some ways to go. Don’t have this become an issue of tearing down the schools, because these kids out here are the future of our city.” read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - May 16, 2013 at 1:48 pm

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Mass. To Install High Speed, Cashless Toll System

New high speed tolls would be better for drivers, but would put 400 toll takers out of work.

Want less waiting in line and sifting for loose change on the Mass Pike? According to state transportation officials, you’ll soon get your wish.

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation will install electronic tolling system that replaces the current E-ZPass and toll-taker set up with overhead censors that read E-ZPasses on cars traveling at high speeds and would generate a monthly bills to drivers who do not have an E-ZPass, according to WBUR.

The system would cost $ 100 million to build, but if the toll takers are eliminated, the system will pay for itself in about two to three years, the story says.

The new system could put about 400 toll collectors out of work, but some could be retained and placed in other state position, according to the story.

WBUR reports the Tobin Bridge tolls will be replaced by 2014 and the Mass Pike tolls will be gone before 2016.

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 1, 2013 at 1:37 pm

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Hubway System to Reopen in April

Hubway Bike Share bikes near Copley Square in Boston. The system will be back online in April.

There’s still snow on the ground and it still feels like the dead of winter, but a staple of summer in Boston will be back online before you know it.

Bicycles will be available throughout the Hubway bike sharing system the first or second week of April, according to Nicole Freedman, director of bicycle programs for the city of Boston.

In the South End, three stations from previous years will be back, including the Tremont Street station in front of the South End Library, one at Tremont and Berkeley Streets, and Columbus Avenue at Mass. Ave. 

Three new stations are planned for the South End, including Washington Street at Rutland Street, Boston Medical Center and Washington Street at Waltham Street. 

Freedman also said that Hubway officials still have their sights set on setting up a network of stations in Jamaica Plain.

“We’re very optimistic,” she said of a JP expansion. She said the JP stations would be opened in late summer. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - March 26, 2013 at 2:32 pm

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