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  • Communities weigh pros, cons of regional dispatch centers - Worcester Telegram 04/28/2017
    Worcester TelegramCommunities weigh pros, cons of regional dispatch centersWorcester TelegramSpencer Town Administrator Adam Gaudette said not wanting to close the police station, and consideration for the tasks dispatchers perform for the chief and department, weighed heavily on the board's decision. Dispatchers man the police station, and ...
  • Plans advance for Muslim burials at Hope Cemetery - Worcester Telegram 04/28/2017
    Worcester TelegramPlans advance for Muslim burials at Hope CemeteryWorcester TelegramBut while the Islamic Society of Greater Worcester was encountering controversy in Dudley, a plan to accommodate the society's burial needs at the municipally-owned Hope Cemetery in Worcester was proceeding amicably and attracting little attention, ...
  • Balanced $18.9M budget goes to Dudley selectmen - Worcester Telegram 04/25/2017
    Worcester TelegramBalanced $18.9M budget goes to Dudley selectmenWorcester TelegramThe combined education increase of $507,096, Mr. Balukonis said, caused a $300,000 structural deficient in the town budget. While the Bay Path budget is set, Dudley-Charlton is in flux, yet presently calls for an increase of roughly $1 million. Mr ...
  • RLUIPA Round Up - JD Supra (press release) 04/21/2017
    RLUIPA Round UpJD Supra (press release)In one suit, the Congregation Ariel Russian Community Synagogue, Inc. and Rabbi Velvel Belinsky (“Plaintiffs”) filed suit in the District Court of Maryland against Baltimore County and Baltimore County Board of Appeals (Defendants” or “Baltimore”). The ...
  • Bitterness lingers after collapse of Dudley cemetery plan - The Boston Globe 04/17/2017
    The Boston GlobeBitterness lingers after collapse of Dudley cemetery planThe Boston GlobeThe town counsel for Dudley lashed out Monday at the lawyer for an Islamic organization that had spent a year in bitter negotiations on a plan to bury its dead in the small town, only to reverse course last week and choose a cemetery […]
  • After bitter fight for approval, Islamic Society abruptly drops plan for cemetery in town of Dudley - The Boston Globe 04/14/2017
    Worcester TelegramAfter bitter fight for approval, Islamic Society abruptly drops plan for cemetery in town of DudleyThe Boston GlobeThe Islamic Society of Greater Worcester, just a month after approval seemed certain for a Muslim cemetery in the town of Dudley, announced Thursday that the organization no longer wants to pursue the controversial plan and will […]
  • US Attorney closes religious discrimination investigation in Dudley - The Boston Globe 04/13/2017
    US Attorney closes religious discrimination investigation in DudleyThe Boston GlobeThe investigation was sparked by the heated backlash that a plan for a new Muslim cemetery on a plot of farmland received and was concluded after the recent approval of a settlement between the Town of Dudley and the Islamic Society of Greater ...and more »
  • Marijuana dispensary plan advances in Charlton - Worcester Telegram 04/12/2017
    Worcester TelegramMarijuana dispensary plan advances in CharltonWorcester TelegramAttorney James A. McMahon, a compliance officer for HealthWise Foundation Inc., met a third time with selectmen Monday regarding the proposed storefront dispensary at 46 Worcester Road. Mr. McMahon ... Stephanie A. Reed, Dudley-Charlton Regional School ...
  • Dudley selectmen say terms satisfied on Muslim cemetery - Worcester Telegram 04/11/2017
    Dudley selectmen say terms satisfied on Muslim cemeteryWorcester TelegramDUDLEY – Selectmen Monday said the town has met all terms of the settlement agreement with the Islamic Society of Greater Worcester regarding its proposed cemetery, and they will seek a release of the land court lawsuit. Yet, Selectman Paul M. Joseph ...
  • Dudley zoning board signs Muslim cemetery pact - Worcester Telegram 01/13/2017
    Worcester TelegramDudley zoning board signs Muslim cemetery pactWorcester TelegramThe ZBA's attorney, Gary Brackett, said the move means the Islamic Society of Greater Worcester will now go before the ZBA and other town boards for public hearings and permits. After many months of wrangling, the Islamic Society had sought relief ...and more »