The University of Massachusetts Boston is cutting more than 20 summer courses as the school desperately attempts to manage a $30 million operating deficit that is due in part to a project labor agreement that requires unions to be the “sole and exclusive” source of job-site labor. The University has been plagued by controversy, ranging from declining enrollment to lackluster fundraising, but the project labor agreement (PLA) is one reason why the university must now cut classes in the summer, and into the fall, reports the Boston Globe . The university system’s building authority approved a 10-year master plan that called for $750 million in construction with a union work requirement. The requirement effectively excluded the 80 percent of Massachusetts construction workers that are not members of a union. The PLA, means less competition, fewer bidders and higher costs, the Boston Globe reports. The school’s Chancellor, J.Keith Motley, announced last week that he would step … [Read more...] about School Forced To Cut More Than 20 Classes In Order To Pay Labor Union
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0 Weather Melrose does not have any formal water restrictions at this time. But residents can still help with conservation efforts, officials say. Dakota Antelman , Patch Staff Posted | Updated Reply MELROSE, MA - Severe weather that brought rain and high winds to communities north of Boston in recent days still wasn't enough to bust the region's lingering drought conditions, according to state and federal drought experts. Instead, the situation has now worsened, as noted by the U.S. Drought Monitor, which has identified "extreme drought" conditions across a large stretch of Eastern Massachusetts from the Cape Ann area, through Greater Boston and south into Bristol County and Cape Cod. The state similarly announced this week that conditions had "deteriorated." The drought, officials warned, is leading to everything from decreased water levels in local waterways to heightened fire activity. The state offered … [Read more...] about ‘Extreme Drought’ Conditions Take Hold In Melrose, Eastern Mass.
close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for June 14 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. NEW You can now listen to Fox News articles! Police returned to the former New Hampshire home of missing Harmony Montgomery Tuesday as part of a months-long search for the girl’s whereabouts, according to the state attorney general, as her extended family braced for the worst. Authorities were seen removing evidence, including a refrigerator, from a home on Union Street in Manchester, where her dad and stepmother, Adam and his now-estranged wife Kayla Montgomery had lived. "We have been told by officials that this probably will not have a good outcome or not the outcome we had hoped for, for Jamison and Harmony to be reunited together," Johnathon Miller, adoptive father of Harmony’s younger brother, Jamison, told Fox News Digital. "We have always held onto hope that Jamison and Harmony could be together … [Read more...] about Harmony Montgomery: Extended family of missing girl not expecting ‘good outcome’ as feds search home