Archive | June, 2006

Is Commuter Rail the Answer?

Here we can go again. It seems like every five or seven years, the talk about commuter rail and high-speed rail starts to heat up again. It usually subsides, however, due to a lack of funding, a lack of momentum on Beacon Hill, or both. But it always comes back again — this time in […]

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OPINION

A Modern Touch for the Pension System It’s time to take a hard look at how to modernize and streamline Massachusetts’s archaic pension system. There are 106 state and local public employee pension systems. Each has overhead, inefficiencies, loopholes, and, in some cases, mounting deferred expense.The state pension system has $13 billion in unfunded liability […]

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Meyers Brothers Kalicka, P.C. of Holyoke and Greenfield announced the following: • Donna Nichols has joined the firm as a Receptionist in the Holyoke office;• Hanna Ramanenka has begun a 10-week internship at the firm;• Timothy Garstka has begun a 10-week internship at the firm, and• Chaim Muller-Ravett has begun a 10-week internship at the […]

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Kevin Lynn

Looking for Hire Ground

Still Struggling with Budget Cuts, Area Career Centers are Being Entrepreneurial Sometimes, when David Gadaire, executive director of CareerPoint one-stop career center in Holyoke, talks about the center, it sounds like he’s describing an emergency room. “When people lose their jobs, they go into panic mode,” he said. “Often, people are frantic. They walk in […]

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