Articles about Retirement Boards that may be useful to Massachusetts retirees.
Nov 2006 - Known as the “City of Presidents”, Quincy has long played a
central role in national politics, as well on the local scene in Massachusetts.
The city, which also serves as the gateway to the South
Shore, was the home of the second
and sixth US
NOV 2006 - Comparable To State Retirees - Because our Association includes a large number of retired
municipal employees and survivors within our membership, from time-to-time we
focus on the pension demographics of individual retirement systems.
JULY 2006 - In recent articles, we have been looking at the salaries and pensions of various communities and the correlation between salaries and pensions.
MARCH 2006 - Pensions: Salaries Make The Difference - Three components come into play when calculating a pension - age, years of service and salary. While age and years of service are a uniform component, salaries are the major reason of why the average pension differs among our retirement systems.
- Focus On Retirees Runs Deep - It is fair to say that the main focus of nearly all of the
Commonwealth's 106 retirement boards is bettering the lives of the
members of the retirement system, namely retirees. However, there are
some retirement boards, such as the City of Gloucester, which deserve
special recognition for their dedication to retirees.
- Continue To Serve Members - In 1997, during the booming up-tick of one of the best economic times
ever recorded, county government in Massachusetts took a dramatic turn
for the worse. What began as a financial crisis in one of the country’s
oldest counties, Middlesex, quickly spread across the state.
- Dissidents Would Create New Board - Legislation, which would abolish the Middlesex Retirement Board as
now constituted and create a new board, has been filed on behalf of a
small number of disgruntled towns.
Firefighters Lead The Way - Led by a group of retired Haverhill firefighters, former employees of
the City of Haverhill are now in the process of organizing a Retired
Haverhill Employees Association.
NOVEMBER 2000 -
Efforts of North Shore Rep. Benefit Local Retirees - Retirees, who hold membership in one of the state's six regional
retirement systems, owe a great debt of gratitude to a hard-working
State Representative from the North Shore. As a result of the abolition
of certain county governments, their retirement systems found
themselves in a state of perpetual limbo as to who would fund the
remaining liabilities associated with the former county.
JANUARY 2000 - Regional Retirement Boards Established - At
last, retirees of counties, that have been (or are soon to be)
abolished, know how their retirement boards will continue to operate
for them in future years. When the FY2000 budget was signed by Governor
Cellucci, it established a new comprehensive body of law (Chapter 34B)
for abolished counties. That list currently includes Middlesex,
Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire, Essex and (as of 7/1/2000) Berkshire.