April is national poetry month! Alas, your poetically-challenged editor is unable to provide this month’s Miyares and Harrington LLP newsletter in iambic pentameter. Please enjoy this month’s update in free verse.
We are pleased to announce that Alexandra Rubin has joined our firm as Counsel. Alex was most recently a Deputy General Counsel and Administrative Hearing Officer with the Department of Public Health, where her experience included a range of administrative, regulatory and employment law matters.
Rebekah Lacey was a featured speaker at the April open luncheon meeting of the Real Estate Bar Association’s Environmental Law Section. Rebekah discussed the recent Appeals Court decision in Smyth v. Conservation Commission of Falmouth, which was reviewed in our February newsletter. Rebekah authored an amicus brief on behalf of the Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions in this case, which focused on the application of regulatory takings law to public nuisance regulation.
Ivria Glass Fried recently moderated a Massachusetts Municipal Law Association panel on liquor licensing, focusing on common issues of local review, approval and enforcement, as well as recent changes in ABCC procedures. Katie Stock also recently moderated a panel of the Boston Bar Association’s Continuing Legal Education program on Environmental Law Standing.
We extend our congratulations to our former client Cambridge Bike Safety for its successful pursuit of a ground-breaking ordinance in Cambridge to require permanent physical separation between bicycles and motor vehicles whenever a City road is improved in accordance with the City’s five-year plan for upgrading its streets and sidewalks. Ivria Glass Fried assisted in drafting the ordinance, which is currently serving as a model for a proposed ordinance in Washington, DC.