Fri, 2011-04-01
Sweet Bites Bakery and Cafe 5A Spruce Street Acton, MA (978) 263-CAFE http://www.sweet-bites.com/ With its weather-beaten gray clapboards, Sweet Bites isn't much to look at from the outside, but inside it's a warm and cozy spot to grab a cup of...
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Mon, 2011-03-28
The candidates for the two contested elections – the two seats on the Board of Selectmen and the two seats on the school committee – were asked to submit brief statements. The election is tomorrow, Tuesday March 29th, 2011. The polls are open from...
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Mon, 2011-03-28
The School Committee and the teachers union just agreed to give teachers generous 3-4% annual increases in compensation for three years. This will amount to around $6 million in additional spending over the contract, which is a lot of money for the...
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Thu, 2011-03-24
Acton has a $125 million unfunded liability for future health insurance and retirement benefits for town and school employees. This is the "present value" of these future obligations. At last Tuesday's Finance Committee meeting (3/22/11), I was...
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Thu, 2011-03-24
It is gratifying when individuals agree to give up their free time to serve on all of the volunteer boards in town. We need these volunteers to make our local system of government work. But while we appreciate their service, we also must insist that...
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Mon, 2011-03-21
Acton's school payroll (salary and benefits) is approximately $30 million per year. The Acton School Committee has recently voted to approve a contract extension to the Acton teachers. Overall compensation will be rising 3-4% per year for the next...
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New! Just Released 2010 W-2 School Salaries. NEW! Just released 2010 W-2 Municipal Salaries. I have uploaded a file which combines the two school files into one list. This adds together any employees who appear on both lists: NEW! Combined lists for...
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Sat, 2011-03-12
Acton's public school teachers have received a healthy raise in this year's teacher's union contract negotiations, which were approved by the School Committee in an unusual Friday night meeting (3/11/11) at around 9:30 pm. The new agreement covers...
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Tue, 2011-03-01
Not Your Average Joe's 305 Main Street Acton, MA (978) 635-0101 http://www.nyajoes.com/ It's not often that a company slogan really hits the nail on the head, but Not Your Average Joe's actually does serve up "Creative Casual Cuisine." Founder Steve...
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Sun, 2011-01-30
Those engaged in the heated debate about the design of the South Acton train station have one key thing in common – we all want a station that works for the neighborhood and promotes access. Most of us, I believe, also understand that the overall...
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