Lawmakers push for fishery law report

The state’s U.S. senators, and congressional representatives of Gloucester and New Bedford Thursday wrote to “implore” Commerce Secretary Gary Locke to make public the findings of a special master’s report on the most egregious cases of law enforcement misconduct against the fishing industry. Read more on the Gloucester Daily Times website→

Local court pegged for ‘relocation’

Gloucester state Rep. Ann-Margaret Ferrante said Wednesday that she, along with Tarr, expects to meet with Mulligan and court officials soon to discuss the potential closure of Gloucester District court soon. “I am still concerned about a possible closure and have questions about how they decided to prioritize their budget,” Ferrante said. Read more on…

Lawmakers press to save court

Cape Ann’s state lawmakers have slipped wording into the state budget that would stop any effort to close Massachusetts courthouses — including Gloucester District Court — until at least September, and probably far longer. Read more on the Gloucester Daily Times website→

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