Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The following information was provided by the Concord Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
Tuesday, Jan. 1 8:25 a.m. – Police responded to an alarm activation at the Water Treatment Plant on Bedford Street. The building checked OK and it appeared unsecured doors were opened by the wind, the police report said. 2:13 p.m. – A 911 call came in from Concord Health Care on Old Road to Nine Acre Corner. It was confirmed as a misdial by a male patient. 3:55 p.m. – Police responded to a Nashawtuc Road residence for a reported restraining order violation. According to the police report, a Shrewsbury resident was arrested in his hometown by Shrewsbury Police on probably cause stemming from the alleged violation here in Concord. Stanley Charles Sheier, 81, of 35 Julio Drive, Apt. 323, Shrewsbury, was arrested and charged with violating an …
Monday, November 12, 2012
A US Court of Appeals panel upheld a lower court ruling saying that a company policy violated state laws.
Starbucks owes baristas across Massachusetts more than $14 million for “violating state laws preventing supervisors from sharing in tips pools,” reports The Boston Globe. A US Court of Appeals panel upheld a lower court ruling on the issue in which “Starbucks baristas challenged the Seattle coffee chain’s practice of requiring them to share tips with shift supervisors, according to a class-action lawsuit filed in 2008,” The Globe reported. The ruling reportedly affects about 11,000 baristas who worked in Starbucks between 2001 and 2005.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Prices reportedly will increase only on some drinks. And only in certain parts of the country.
My tall, black extra-bold coffee is going to cost me 10-cents more. Word from Seattle-based Starbucks today is that prices will increase 1 percent. The AP quotes a company spokesman as saying higher costs are the reason. That same story says the last across-the-board price increase was in 2007. But only some drinks will be pricier—apparently the next size up, 'grande,' or medium—remains unchanged. And the higher prices are taking effect only in the Northeast—including the Boston area—and the Southwest. Florida, California and the Midwest apparently had their prices raised in the fall. The Christian Science Monitor says the increase comes at a time when inflation appears to be heating up. The Monitor quotes U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics…
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Going nuts without doughnuts?
You and your family count! Anita S. Tekle, our town clerk, has mailed the Annual Town Census to all households. If you have not received itr by now, you should get it by the end of the week. Once you get it, review it carefully and mail it back. Don't let it get stuck in your pile of junk mail. (assuming, like me, that you have one on your kitchen counter.) Data gleaned from the census affects your voting status. You do not want to be held up at the polls, so take the few minutes necessary to review this. Anita and her staff are very efficient, so you don't need too much time. Then send it in or drop it off at the Town House. Oh no! No Donuts! My Facebook friend Sue Bumpus raised an excellent question in her status update yesterday. "I'…