Monthly Archives: September 2012

Worcester City Council Passes Controversial “Responsible Employer Ordinance”

The Worcester City Council last week passed a “Responsible Employer Ordinance” (“REO”) requiring that public construction contractors, among other things, participate in an apprenticeship program, as defined by M.G.L. c. 23, §§11H, 11I.  The REO also mandates prevailing wage rates, hospitalization … Continue reading

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Southborough Releases Comparison Showing Proposed Zoning By-Law Changes

After much delay and not without some controversy, the Town of Southborough has released a comparison of its new proposed Zoning By-Law showing the changes from the existing By-Law.  The 119-page comparison document is available on the Town’s website here.  … Continue reading

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Subcontractor Deemed Independent Contractor Subject To Exclusion In Commercial General Liability Policy

Following closely on the heels of my colleague’s August 17 post regarding the independent contractor classification, the Massachusetts Appeals Court last week rendered a decision highlighting the significance of this classification in the construction world.  In Cable Mills, LLC v. … Continue reading

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Appeals Court Ruling is Warning Not to Interfere with Deeded Easement Rights

The Appeals Court’s ruling yesterday in Martin v. Simmons Properties, LLC emphasizes that property owners act at their peril when they infringe upon deeded easement rights.  In this case, Clifford Martin owned property in an industrial/commercial subdivision on the Medford-Somerville … Continue reading

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MWDN: Potential Zoning Change for Mixed Use of Old HP Site in Marlborough

The MetroWest Daily News reports that the new owner of the long-vacant Hewlett Packard facility on Forest Street in Marlborough is seeking a re-zoning of the property that would allow a mixed use development.  Atlantic Management purchased the old HP … Continue reading

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