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New Bedford withholds public records regarding alleged police misconduct

“These are police misconduct records that we’re entitled to under the public records law. It’s a bad look and it’s a bad policy to take money for a public records request that ultimately you’re not going to fulfill.” — Justin Silverman, executive director of the New England First Amendment Coalition


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South Coast lawmakers call for review of State Pier development deal

State Reps. William Straus, Antonio Cabral, Christopher Hendricks, Christopher Markey and Paul Schmid assert that MassDevelopment thwarted efforts by officials to obtain more information on the submitted proposals while the decision-making process was underway.

Cuttyhunk ferry will stay at State Pier, stakeholders say

“A big part of what we’re trying to do will be enhanced by having additional ferry passengers, whether it’s Seastreak to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, or Jono’s [ferry] to Cuttyhunk. … We’re excited about the possibility of having Cuttyhunk operating at the State Pier for the long term.” — Ed Washburn, managing director of Coast…

Straus: State Pier development deal ‘done entirely in the shadows’

Behind the scenes, state legislators have been largely critical, not just of the proposal but of the eight-month selection process that they described as lacking in transparency and circumventing their authority in managing the use of the state-owned property.

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