Zoning

  • Sign Envy in Boston

    … sign has brought the issue of how to obtain commercial sign approval in Boston to the forefront. The epicenter of this issue is the Seaport, where new buildings and signs are rapidly filling in the skyline (Vertex, GE, PwC, etc.). Such prominent signs were next to impossible to get approved under the Menino administration. While certainly easier…

    Massachusetts Land Use Monitor- 9 readers -
  • First Step to Starting Your Business

    … (877) 472-7232 Fee: None Location: 454 New Holland Ave Suite 300 Lancaster, PA 17602 , Lancaster PA 17602 http://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/23634 This workshop covers a number of critical issues relevant to starting and operating a small business. Professional presenters include attorneys, insurance agents, accountants, financial…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 11 readers -
  • Smooth Sailing for Safe Salem Marina

    … Yesterday the Appeals Court upheld a variance decision by our former colleague, Land Court Justice Robert Foster. In that case, Furlong v. Zoning Board of Appeals of Salem, Furlong challenged a variance granted to the abutting Brewer Hawthorne Cove Marina in Salem. The variance permitted the Marina to construct a new building outside…

    Gordon Orloff/ Massachusetts Land Use Monitor- 14 readers -
  • BEER AND WINE NOW AVAILABLE TO WESTPORT BEACHGOERS

    … In a decision that brought cheers from thirsty beachgoers, the Appeals Court in Almeida v. Arruda, 89 Mass. App. Ct. 241 (2016) affirmed a lower court finding that the sale of beer and wine at a pre-existing, nonconforming convenience store was neither a substantial change in use nor a detriment to the neighborhood. Pursuant to G.L.c. 40A, §6…

    Richard Gallogly/ Massachusetts Land Use Monitor- 20 readers -
  • First Step to Starting Your Business

    … presenters include attorneys, insurance agents, accountants, financial specialists and zoning and codes staff. The workshop is designed for both entrepreneurs thinking about opening their first business and existing business owners looking for a “checkup”. Desire more specific assistance regarding your business formation, agreements, intellectual property, trademarks, zoning, real estate law, cyber security, insurance, etc., contact attorney Jeffrey A. Franklin at Prince Law Offices, P.C. …

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 8 readers -
  • The Beach is Which Way?

    … On June 17, 2016, the Supreme Judicial Court decided an interesting zoning case concerning whether the holder of a beach access easement has standing to challenge a zoning determination affecting the beach parcel. The case is Picard v. Zoning Board of Appeals of Westminster. As all followers of Massachusetts zoning know, the standing…

    Gordon Orloff/ Massachusetts Land Use Monitor- 22 readers -
  • Medical Marijuana – Not in my backyard?

    … When Governor Wolf signed Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana bill into law on April 17, 2016, it opened the door to an industry that will greatly impact all levels of state and local regulation, including local zoning ordinances. Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Law allows a maximum of 25 growers/processors and a maximum of 150 dispensaries. Local…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 15 readers -
  • City of Boston Updates its Inclusionary Development Policy

    … core and its outer neighborhoods. The zones are designated as A, B, and C. Zone A will include the downtown neighborhoods and waterfront areas; Zone B will include Allston, Brighton, Charlestown, Jamaica Plain, Mission Hill, and part of South Boston. Zone C will include Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Mattapan, Roslindale, Roxbury, and West…

    Massachusetts Land Use Monitor- 14 readers -
  • Two Cheers For Nude Dancing

    … In its decision last week in Showtime Entertainment, LLC v. Town of Mendon, the Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) struck down a Town of Mendon bylaw banning alcohol at “adult entertainment businesses.” This is the latest case to grapple with the tension that often arises between a municipality’s exercise of its police powers and citizens’ exercise…

    Donald Pinto/ Massachusetts Land Use Monitor- 32 readers -
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