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Posted In: Hazardous Materials/Chapter 21E, Municipal Law

Local Remedies to Urban Blight Impacting 21E Struck Down

Local government cannot regulate the cleanup of hazardous materials in Massachusetts, according to the Supreme Judicial Court’s recent answer to two questions certified by the First Circuit.  The Court held…

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Posted In: Municipal Law, Telecom

FCC Order – Acceleration of Wireless Broadband Deployment (Part II)

UPDATE – May 19, 2015: With OMB Approval, Three Important Subsections Took Effect on May 18, 2015 Three important subsections of the FCC rule discussed in our blog posts below required OMB…

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Posted In: Municipal Law, Telecom

FCC Order – Acceleration of Wireless Broadband Deployment (Part I)

UPDATE – May 19, 2015: With OMB Approval, Three Important Subsections Took Effect on May 18, 2015 Three important subsections of the FCC rule discussed in our blog posts below required OMB…

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Posted In: Municipal Law

U.S. Supreme Court “Rail Trail” Decision and its Potential Effects in Massachusetts

A recent Supreme Court decision, Martin M. Brandt Revocable Trust et al. v. United States, could undermine “the legality of thousands of miles of former rights of way that the…

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Posted In: Municipal Law, Water

Massachusetts Senate Passes Water Infrastructure Finance Bill

Massachusetts municipalities may be about to get much-needed financing options for water/wastewater and stormwater infrastructure, if the state House of Representatives approves a bill now pending. In February 2012, Massachusetts…

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Posted In: Municipal Law, Real Estate

The Supreme Court Limits Local Government Permitting Authority; Developers Claim a Big Win

For the first time, the Court held that, when a local government asks for a “monetary exaction” before approving a land use permit application, it could be an illegal taking. Monetary exactions…

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