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23 Oct
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Letter: Orlando listens to business’ concerns

Courtesy Gloucester Daily Time 10/23/2017   To the editor: I am writing to express my strong support for Joe Orlando for re-election to Gloucester’s City Council at-large. As a small businessman, I know first hand how often our city government ...

22 Sep
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Letter: ‘Revisiting’ the school budget

Letter: 'Revisiting' the school budgetJun 5, 2017 To the editor:The budget and finance standing committee of the City Council recently reviewed the school department’s proposed fiscal year 2018 budget. Being a “bottom-line” budget, the City Council has only one option relative ...

22 Sep
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Tax rate showdown

Tax rate showdownCouncil, mayor at odds over levy burden placed on businessesBy Ray Lamont Staff Writer Nov 24, 2016 The City Council has backed a move that would ease the city's property tax burden for Gloucester businesses while asking local homeowners to ...

22 Sep
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Council passes ‘in-law’ housing amendment

Council passes 'in-law' housing amendmentBy Ray Lamont Staff Writer Aug 28, 2017 Gloucester landlords who own houses with unlicensed apartments will now be able to bring those residences into compliance with city regulations without penalty – if they're willing to set aside ...

22 Sep
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Affordable housing idea put on hold

Affordable housing idea put on holdOrlando pitches incentives to push landlords into complianceBy Ray Lamont Staff Writer Jul 20, 2017While a plan aimed at having existing apartments around the city recognized as affordable housing has been kicked back by a City ...

22 Sep
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Gloucester eyes fee increases for trash pickup

Gloucester eyes fee increases for trash pickup Hearing on ‘Barney bags,’ sticker prices set for May 24 By Ray Lamont Staff Writer May 15, 2016 The cost to Gloucester residents of placing “Barney bags” with the week’s trash by the curb ...

21 Sep
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Letter: Orlando understands challenges of younger generation

Letter: Orlando understands challenges of younger generationOct 22, 2015 To the editor:I’ve known Joe Orlando since we attended Gloucester High School together. We’ve remained friends through college and graduate schools, as he became an attorney and joined his family’s law firm, ...

21 Sep
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Talk of the Times: Baker backing council candidate

Talk of the Times: Baker backing council candidateWhile Gloucester's candidates make their final rounds this weekend seeking voters' support at Tuesday's elections, one councilor-at-large hopeful can do so knowing he has the backing of the state's top elected official.Attorney Joe ...