Rivera backs off showdown over City Attorney:
Job remains unfilled after six months
October 28, 2018
“I don't see how that would be legal,” said Councilor Pavel Payano. “It goes against the City Charter. Right now, (Ruano's appointment) is speculative. I don't think that's the mayor's intention.”
Payano and Levy said the search for a city attorney was not wide enough, noting that it drew just four applications – three now work on the third floor of City Hall and one did – while another recent search for a superintendent of schools drew more than 40 applications from across the United States.
The city advertised for a city attorney mostly on its web page and internet accounts, including Facebook, Linked In and Twitter, according to a list provided by Personnel Director Bonet. The city also listed the job with the Valleyworks Career Center, which provides unemployment benefits and job search services for mostly low-skilled workers, and on a website operated by the state Office of Labor and Workforce Development.
A search using the words “lawyer” and “attorney” on the state website – (https://jobquest.detma.org – on Friday turned up just two listings.
“They used only the city website and employment agencies,” Payano said. “I don't know many attorneys looking for a position like that who would search for it at an unemployment agency.”
Professional Center for Child Development invites legislators in for the day
April 5th, 2018
Students and staff at Professional Center for Child Development in Andover welcomed local legislators on March 23 to highlight the organization’s programming and successes and to heighten lawmakers’ awareness of the funding challenges faced by the Center’s Early Intervention program and the Developmental Day School, a state-approved Chapter 766 school that educates learners with special needs.