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Monthly Archives: February 2013
Guest post by Scott E. VanderSea, LSP, LEP of Corporate Environmental Advisors, Inc. Background on Massachusetts UST Regulation The Board of Fire Prevention (“BFP”) regulations (527 CMR 9.00) outline the requirements for underground storage tank (“UST”) facility owners and operators … Continue reading
I recently posted about Massachusetts Highway Dept. v. Perini Corp., a Massachusetts Appeals Court decision vacating a substantial arbitration award in favor of one of the general contractors on the Central Artery/Tunnel project. The general contractor in question was Perini-Kiewit-Cashman … Continue reading
The latest effort to overhaul Massachusetts land use law is backed by a coalition of planning, environmental and housing organizations. “An Act Promoting the Planning and Development of Sustainable Communities”, House Bill # 1859, was introduced on Beacon Hill last … Continue reading
A “mechanic’s lien” is a misnomer: it has nothing to do with mechanics or cars. A mechanic’s lien is security for payment of labor or materials supplied to a private construction project. G.L. c. 254 governs Massachusetts mechanic’s liens. From … Continue reading
We have been tracking Southborough’s ongoing efforts to update and modernize its Zoning Bylaw for many months here at the Mirick Real Estate Law Blog. See previous posts here, here, here and here. As reported recently in the MetroWest Daily … Continue reading
Zoning Board of Appeals of Sunderland v. Sugarbush Meadow, LLC is the Supreme Judicial Court’s (SJC) latest snub to municipal attempts to control the development of low income housing. Despite testimony from the Town’s Fire Chief that the Town lacks … Continue reading