Crime

Attorney General Pursues Local Exterminator, Bayer for Deceptive Marketing, Environmental Impact of Pesticides

Attorney General Pursues Local Exterminator, Bayer for Deceptive Marketing, Environmental Impact of Pesticides

By: Alexis Gee, Manager of Marketing and Events   Mass AG seeks to Protect Residents, Pollinator Bees, Environment from Harm In December, Attorney General Maura Healey announced that North Attleboro-based pesticide company Mosquito Shield LLC and its franchisees agreed to pay fines to the state and change their advertising. This…

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Quick Tips for Checking CORI

Criminal background checks for Massachusetts are easy once you know the steps. Present each applicant over 18 with a CORI Acknowledgement Form. Verify the information they write on the form by checking their government issued ID. Sign and date the bottom of the form. Store the form in a locked…

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Salem Landlord Facing Jail for Tenant Misbehavior?

Image from Google Street View. The City of Salem has taken the first step in a legal process that could result in a Salem Landlord facing charges and even jail time under Mass. General Law, according to Patch. The crime? Failure to correct his tenants’ behavior. According to Patch.com, the…

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Another Tax-Time Warning from Attorney General Maura Healey

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey. CC-BY-SA: Wikimedia, Edahlpr Last month we talked about how Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey warned us all via Boston Public Radio to beware of scams. She said the fastest growing form of identity theft is stealing tax refunds. There’s a new scam that involves someone pretending…

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Hey Man, Can We Smoke Weed Here?

Massachusetts voters may have to decide this coming November whether to legalize cannabis (marijuana) in the way that alcohol is legal. This follows ballot decisions in 2008 and 2012 to decriminalize marijuana and legalize medical marijuana, respectively. In February MassLandlords.net/Springfield hosted attorney Richard (Dick) Evans, a longtime advocate of legalized…

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Tax Refund Warning from Attorney General Maura Healey

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey. CC-BY-SA: Wikimedia, Edahlpr According to what Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey said on Boston Public Radio, the fastest growing form of identity theft is stealing tax refunds. We’re no experts, but it sounds like the scheme goes like this: The criminal finds something like a W-2…

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