The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) is pleased to welcome Stacy DeBole of Swampscott, who has been appointed by Governor Charles D. Baker to serve on the nine-member board.
“I am excited to serve as a Commissioner to continue my work with libraries statewide” said Mrs. DeBole. “Having worked directly with the board as a public library director, I know the challenges facing libraries and the great work that is done by the MBLC and I am excited to get started.”
Commissioner DeBole has had an extensive library career that spans public, academic and special libraries, including the Suffolk University Library, the New England School of Law Library, and the Salem State University Library. Most recently she was director of the Everett Public Library where she actively participated in grant opportunities offered by the MBLC, including Library Services and Technology Act grants for Teens and Tweens and Preservation, and State Aid to Public Libraries grants. She called these grants “game changers for the community.”
As the summer cascades to its inevitable finale – Labor Day – Encore Boston Harbor has revved up its promotional program.
During this last week of summer, ending on the 29th, if you play the slots at Encore you earn entries into the Labor Day of Luxury Giveaway with a drawing on September 1 for a McLaren sports car or $100,000.
In addition, there will be 150 other lucky winners of up to $2500 of free credit.
At a time when the mayor is still busy toasting himself for helping to bring the casino here, the court process questioning how he did it has not stopped.
In fact, lawyers for both sides – Wynn and Suffolk Downs – are awaiting the outcome of Sterling Suffolk’s amended complaint, which among others, alleges the mayor took a kickback to facilitate the sale of the Everett land to Wynn Corporation.
The amended complaint is part of a Federal Civil Rico suit filed by Sterling Suffolk many months back before the summer began.
That amended complaint has been before Judge Patti Saris awaiting her decision to either allow the Sterling Suffolk amended complaint to move forward, or to be dismissed.
If she allows the amended complaint to move forward, it is a major headache for the mayor and several of those who were close to him at the time.