Monthly Archives: March 2012

Town Meeting Roundup: Southborough

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Next up in our review of town meeting season in the ‘Boroughs is Southborough, which holds its annual town meeting on Monday, April 9, starting at 7:00 p.m. The 24-article warrant (posted here) does not include a long-awaited overhaul of … Continue reading

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Lost Note Renders Mortgage Invalid

In the case of JPMorgan Chase & Co. v. Casarano, the Massachusetts Appeals Court affirmed a decision by the Massachusetts Land Court invalidating a mortgage due to a lost promissory note.  The plaintiff sought to quiet title and establish the … Continue reading

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Town Meeting Roundup: Westborough

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This is the first in a series of blogs on town meeting season in the ‘Boroughs and neighboring communities. The New England town meeting is a unique form of local government that can inspire and/or confound participants and observers. I’ll … Continue reading

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Commonwealth Releases Economic Development Policy and Strategic Plan

The Commonwealth has issued its strategic plan for economic development in Massachusetts entitled, “Choosing to Compete In the 21st Century.”  The Plan is required under the comprehensive economic development reform legislation enacted in 2010.  The Economic Development Planning Council, lead by … Continue reading

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Northborough Open Space Acquisition and the Community Preservation Act

As my inaugural blog post, I would like to write about a project of which I am particularly proud.  On February 17, 2012, the Town of Northborough acquired a parcel of open space containing approximately 55 acres.  This project was years … Continue reading

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