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Town Says It Will Prosecute Official (Part II)

Update: The Simolaris Incident was still infuriating people at this week’s board meeting, according to a more recent report by the Lowell Sun. Simolaris and town manager John Curran argued about who had committed the greater sin, and the forum…


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Town Says It Will Prosecute Official Who Did Something Useful

George Simolaris is a member of the Board of Selectmen (the town council) in Billerica, Massachusetts. According to him, some of the crosswalks around town have become unsafe because the paint has faded, and it's been taking forever to get…


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Legislator Admits Voting While Under Influence of Facebook

No California Republican has voted in favor of a state budget proposal in years, so it was a little startling when one did on Monday. He may have been the most startled of all, because he wasn't really paying attention,…



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Court Holds Wedding Ring Is Not a “Weapon”

Although such items can certainly be terrifying, a New Jersey court decided that throwing one at a corrections officer did not constitute “attempted assault with a weapon.”


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Of Course We Have No Ticket Quotas, But ….

… you may wish to consider the following information in re: your salary. You won't be surprised to learn that Edmundson is a "city" in St. Louis County, about a ten-minute drive from Ferguson (might take a lot longer, of…