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Thursday, October 31, 2019
Department of Family and Medical Leave - News  October 29, 2019Previously, the Department of Family and Medical Leave issued guidance on certain excluded employers, including municipalities and political subdivisions. The Department has subsequently reviewed this guidance with the objective of providing greater clarification to regional authorities and charter schools. The ...read more
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Wednesday, October 23, 2019
  Tuesday, October 22, 2019Recent Happenings in the Harvard Planning World It's late October and like much of 2019, there are a number of interesting projects going on in the community that relate to planning and economic development. Here we go with a few! Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) - Harvard received its formal notice of designation as an MVP Community in September. This makes ...read more
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Monday, October 21, 2019
Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan, in partnership with the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center, recently hosted a Train-the-Trainer workshop for administrators and teachers to provide educators with research-based techniques to prevent and address bullying, including cyberbullying. October is National Bullying Prevention Month, it serves as a reminder that according to the Centers ...read more
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Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Out-of-state Remote Sellers & Marketplaces Begin Collecting MA Sales Tax on October 1stBrick-and-mortar Retailers Applaud a Level Playing Field  From the DOR:   Document Title: 830 CMR 64H.1.9:  Remote Retailers and Marketplace Facilitators Status: Emergency Regulation; Promulgation date: September 23, 2019 Tax type: Sales and Use Tax Summary: This emergency regulation explains the new ...read more
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Wednesday, August 14, 2019
PFML NEWSSummary of Recent UpdatesOver the last several months, the Department of Family and Medical Leave (DFML) has issued a number of updates to its website.  These updates clarify questions that we’ve received from the stakeholder community and aim to provide employers and employees with greater certainty in understanding the operations of the program.  For your convenience, we are summarizing ...read more
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Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Information relative to the Ayer Rail Trail Commuter Parking and Access Improvement Project On April 29, 2019 construction will commence on the Ayer Rail Trail Commuter Parking and Access Improvement Project. As a result, the Ayer Rail Trail Parking Lot will be closed for construction from April 29, 2019 through December 31, 2019. This project has been in the making for over 20 years and we are ...read more
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