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Monthly Archives: October 2015

Time to Turn on the Heat? Posted on Oct 8

Time to Turn on the Heat?

This time of year, we get questions about heat.  Workers, tenants and homeowners all have questions. When does the landlord have to provide heat?  Answers are in the State Sanitary Code, 105 CMR 410.201, which reads in part : “The owner shall provide heat in   …Continue Reading Time to Turn on the Heat?

Who Can Perform a Wedding Ceremony? Posted on Oct 2

Who Can Perform a Wedding Ceremony?

Couples can be married either by a member of the clergy, Justice of the Peace, or friend/family member. Want a friend or family member to perform your wedding ceremony? A One Day Marriage Designation is available from the Governor’s Office. Applications are available online. The application   …Continue Reading Who Can Perform a Wedding Ceremony?

Uniform Rules of Impoundment Procedure Posted on Oct 1

Changes to the Uniform Rules of Impoundment Procedure  go into effect today. The extensive changes were approved by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court on April 24, 2015. The Uniform Rules now apply to criminal proceedings. Rule 13, Maintaining Confidentiality of Impounded Material, is new. The Trial Court   …Continue Reading Uniform Rules of Impoundment Procedure