Happy 2020! Whether you agree that the new decade started this month or doesn’t start until January 2021, we hope that you will agree that this latest edition of the Miyares and Harrington LLP newsletter is worthy of your time.
Stop at the firm’s booth 1021 at the annual trade show of the Massachusetts Municipal Association. Pick up some swag and shoot the breeze. And don’t forget to catch Donna Brewer as one of the presenters at the Municipal Law Update seminar, Friday January 24, 2020 from 3:45 to 5:00 pm. Catch up on what you may have missed in 2019.
Congratulations to Bryan Bertram, Ivria Glass Fried, and Ray Miyares, who submitted an amicus curiae brief on behalf of the Wellesley Department of Public Works, in the case of Magliacane v. City of Gardner. The decision issued by the Supreme Judicial Court reaffirms that the Massachusetts Tort Claims Act is the exclusive remedy for bringing tort claims against municipalities. The decision will be reviewed in detail in our February newsletter.
In other news, Ray Miyares was a featured speaker at a seminar entitled “Moving to All-Electric,” at the Harvard Medical School Tosteson Medical Education Center. Ray discussed the Town of Brookline’s newly adopted By-Law prohibiting new fossil fuel infrastructure in major construction and assessed the prospects of obtaining the Attorney General’s approval for that By-Law to go into effect.