Thursday, December 5, 2013
Activists chose the biggest shopping day of the year to decry what they said are low wages and poor working conditions.
A grammy nominee and a mini-polar plunge will help mark the last year for the big blue spruce downtown, which will be cut down next year.
The city is acting on court approval to inspect properties owned by Jim Pepin, the city’s largest landlord.
Red Barn partners with Green Street church for community Thanksgiving dinner
In the last year, the city has shut down 11 apartment buildings, and a floor of a twelfth, for what city staff deemed serious safety code violations.
Rep. Corey Wilson, R-Augusta, proposes that four former group homes on state property be turned into housing for homeless veterans.
Jim Pepin, the city’s largest landlord, says the city needs to inspect for specific code violations, not just when it suspects there may be a problem.
In the last year, the city has declared nine buildings and a floor of another building unsafe for occupancy and ordered tenants of the 50 units in those buildings to move out.
Gail Judd, 54, was found not criminally responsible and was granted supervised time out in the community.
Legislators on the Appropriations Committee say the superintendent of the mental health hospital in Augusta needs to fill jobs to improve patient and staff safety.