Category Archives: Civil Service News & Information

Civil Service/Boston Police Psychological Bypass Updates

The city of Boston overcame another loss in Superior Court with the decision in Savickas, Richard v. Boston Police Department Sp Ct. No. 2010-1237-D– Related Superior Court Decision of 9/30/11 which was an appeal of the related Civil service case … Continue reading

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Lowell receives grant, will hire several lateral transfers

The Lowell Police have announced the successful acquisition of a federal grant that will be used to hire 4 or 5 officers who will hit the streets within months. The grant, announced yesterday by state Senator Eileen Donoghue’s office, is … Continue reading

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Lawrence reinstates 5 police officers in response to recent violence, still short 35 from last year’s numbers

The City of Lawrence has issued a press release detailing Mayor William Lantigua’s plan to combat recent violence in the city. Starting with the immediate rehiring of 5 police officers from the state layoff list and giving Police Chief John … Continue reading

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Barnstable Loses Civil Service Lieutenant Bypass Case

Recently the Boston Superior Court ruled in a Barnstable bypass for police promotion to Lieutenant. The case decided was Michael J. Clark vs. Civil Service Commission, Superior court civil action number 10 – 0079. There are bypasses that are right, there … Continue reading

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Civil Service Dismisses Appeal in Bypass for Hire

On June 13, 2011 the Civil Service commission heard Depina v. Boston Police Dept Docket # G1-11-137, this appeal was in response to his being bypassed for the position of full time police officer with the city of Boston. The case however … Continue reading

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State’s top justices claim 2012 budget will “impact significantly” the quality of justice in Massachusetts

In a pointed joint statement signed by Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Roderick Ireland and Chief Justice for Administration and Management Robert A. Mulligan, the justices criticized Massachusetts’s 2012 budget for its cuts to the trial court system. Because of … Continue reading

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Easton Police Prevails at Appeals Court Over Fired Police Officer

On June 22, 2011 the Appeals court in an unpublished opinion ruled on Robert GRINHAM v. Thomas KOMINSKY & another No.10-P-2031(2011)MEMORANDUM AND ORDER PURSUANT TO RULE 1:28 where they upheld the termination and dismissed civil counts against the town. Note: … Continue reading

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