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Monthly Archives: September 2012
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
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
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
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
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