Friday, March 15, 2013
Attorney General Martha Coakley ruled this week that a Wakefield zoning law baring marijuana facilities is not legal.
Following the Attorney General's ruling that towns cannot ban medical marijuana dispensaries from setting up in their borders, Watertown officials will look at how to handle the matter. Town Council President Mark Sideris said the council's Public Safety subcommittee will soon begin looking at their options. "We will schedule a meeting at the beginning of April with the police chief, the planning director and town attorney," Sideris said. "We need to see if we need to have a moratorium (on the marijuana dispensaries), and zone a proper place for it." This week, State Attorney General Martha Coakley's office determined that Wakefield's zoning ban such facilities conflicts with state law. “The AG ruled that the outright ban conflicted …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
The landlords must remove lead paint as part of the settlement with the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
The following information was released by the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office: The owners of two Watertown apartments have settled allegations that they discriminated against families with children in order to avoid their obligation to remove lead paint hazards, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced today. Under state law, it is illegal to discriminate against housing applicants because they have children or because the rental would require the landlord to abate lead hazards. “The Commonwealth’s lead paint law protects children from the damaging effects of lead, which include impaired development, learning difficulties, and behavior problems,” Coakley said. “It is imperative that families with children are able to find …
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Attorney General Martha Coakley took the oath of office at Watertown's Perkins School for the Blind on Wednesday.
Attorney General Martha Coakley was joined by a full house of friends and supporters Wednesday as she was sworn in for a second term at Watertown's Perkins School for the Blind.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Coakley chose school for the blind because she said the students represent those for whom she works.
Wednesday evening Martha Coakley took the oath of office for her second term as attorney general in front of a packed auditorium at Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown. The swearing in drew a who’s who of Bay State politicians, including Gov. Deval Patrick, Lt. Gov. Tim Murray, Senate President Therese Murray and Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo. Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court Roderick Ireland administrered the oath. The governor said he was glad to be celebrating with Coakley, whom he called his friend. Not long ago he stood next to her after she lost her bid to become Massachusetts' U.S. Senator to Scott Brown. “I remember a very painful moment about a year ago when another campaign we worked on didn’t go the way …
Thursday, November 25, 2010
District Attorney referred allegation of campaign finance law violations to Coakley.
A complaint against Middlesex County Sheriff James DiPaola has been referred to the attorney general's office for investigation. Allegations of improper campaign donations were included in the complaint, which the Middlesex District Attorney's office received last Thursday, according to office spokeswoman Jessica Venezia-Pastore. The information was referred to Attorney General Martha Coakley's office days later, Venezia-Pastore said. She refused to comment on the source of the complaint, and referred further questions to the attorney general's office. Coakley's office received the complaint on Monday and it is under review, Deputy Press Secretary Harry Pierre said Wednesday. He refused further comment on the matter. The complaint came …