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12th Suffolk House primary: Cullinane works his way up

by The Boston Globe Editorial Board
Cullinane said he is eager to study all of the major issues before the House. And his capacity for hard work suggests he will reach good conclusions. Overall, such qualities make Cullinane the best choice for the district.
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Immigrant activists protest amendment to housing bill

by Andy Metzger, State House News Service
The rally drew the support of Dan Cullinane, a candidate endorseed by the Haitian American PAC for the state representative seat formerly held by Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry, a Dorchester Democrat.
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August 13 is D-Day for 12th House candidates: Dems Cullinane and Everett in aggressive campaign efforts

by Gintautas Dumcius, Dorchester Reporter
The special elections just keep on coming. In less than three weeks, voters in parts of Dorchester, Mattapan, Hyde Park, and Milton will choose the Democratic nominee in the race to replace Linda Dorcena Forry.
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Senator Joyce endorses Dan Cullinane for 12th Suffolk seat

by Frank Schroth, MyTownMatters
Do you know who Dan Cullinane is? You should if you live in Precincts 1 or 2. He may be your next representative in the Massachusetts legislature. Cullinane is one of three Democrats running for 12th Suffolk State Representative.
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Reporter’s Notebook | Ballot set in 12th Suffolk race;endorsements keep on coming

by Gintautas Dumcius, Dorchester Reporter
“He exemplifies the model of a good citizen-commitment, caring, and deep involvement in all aspects of his community,” Feeney, who currently serves as city clerk, said in a statement. “Dan will make a great representative and his constituents will be fortunate to have him at the State House.”
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Reporter’s Notebook | Now on track: The run to succeed Dorcena Forry

by Gintautas Dumcius, Dorchester Reporter
Dan Cullinane, who has worked in the offices of Attorney General Martha Coakley, state Rep. Marty Walsh and former City Councillor Maureen Feeney, entered the race this week. Cullinane lives in Cedar Grove and serves as the vice president of the neighborhood’s civic association. He said he has raised over $15,000 in campaign contributions, and expects to reel in an additional $7,000 in short order.
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Reporter's Notebook | Cullinane opens account for 12th Suffolk House run

by Gintautas Dumcius, Dorchester Reporter
Dan Cullinane, who has worked at the State House and in City Hall, is considering a run for the 12th Suffolk House seat if state Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry wins the May 28 special election to fill former state Sen. Jack Hart’s seat. Dorcena Forry, who has been in the House since a 2005 special election, is facing off against Dorchester Republican Joseph Ureneck to represent a Senate district that includes Dorchester, South Boston, parts of Mattapan. and a portion of Hyde Park. 
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Arlington Painting Company Agrees to Pay over $352,000 in Restitution and Fines and to an 18 Month Debarment for Intentionally Violating the Massachusetts Wage and Hour Laws

BOSTON - Attorney General Martha Coakley’s Office has reached an agreement with an Arlington painting company to settle allegations that the company intentionally violated the Massachusetts Wage and Hour and Prevailing Wage Laws. Homer Contracting, Inc. (Homer Contracting), and its president, Ekaterini Bouboulis, age 54, will pay over $253,000 in restitution and $20,000 in fines for failing to pay the prevailing wage. The company will also pay more than $39,000 in restitution and $10,000 in fines for the overtime violations, a $10,000 fine for failing to submit true and accurate certified payroll records, a $10,000 fine for failing to maintain true and accurate general payroll records and a $10,000 fine for failure to provide its employees pay stubs. As a result of the violations, Bouboulis and Homer Contracting have also agreed to an 18 month debarment, which prevents them from bidding on, contracting with, and working on any new public works construction projects in the Commonwealth for a period of 18 months
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R.B. Metalmen, Inc. of Revere to Pay Over $64,000 for Violating Prevailing Wage, Overtime and Recordkeeping Laws

BOSTON – Attorney General Martha Coakley’s Office has reached an agreement with the owner of a Revere construction company to settle allegations that he violated the Massachusetts prevailing wage, overtime, and records keeping laws. Richard Bennett, age 39, of Revere, owner of R.B. Metalmen, Inc. (R.B. Metalmen), has agreed to pay over $46,000 in restitution for unintentionally failing to pay the prevailing wage to seven employees, and nearly $1,600 in restitution for unintentionally failing to pay overtime. Bennett and his company must also pay $10,500 in fines for the violations. In addition, the company will pay $5,000 in fines for unintentionally failing to submit true and accurate certified payroll records to the awarding authorities at five public works job sites. Both Bennett and R.B. Metalmen, Inc. have agreed to a one-year debarment which will prohibit them from bidding on public works projects for a year.
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Peabody Waterproofing Company Ordered to Pay More Than $132,000 for Violating Massachusetts Wage Laws

BOSTON - A Peabody waterproofing and damp-proofing company has been ordered to pay more than $132,000 for failing to properly compensate its employees, Attorney General Martha Coakley's Office announced today. Tremont Caulking and Coating, Inc. (Tremont), and its corporate officers, Maureen Albright, age 47, and Alan P. Rose, Jr., age 48, both of Peabody, have all been cited for failing to pay the prevailing wage, failing to make timely payment of wages and failing to submit true and accurate certified payroll records to an awarding authority on a weekly basis.
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Lynn Trucking Company Ordered to Pay More Than $290,000 in Restitution and Penalties for Labor Violations

BOSTON - A Lynn trucking company and its owner have been ordered to pay more than $290,000 in restitution and penalties for failing to pay the prevailing wage, failing to provide pay stubs and record keeping violations, Attorney General Martha Coakley's Office announced today. "Any employer that does business with the state must abide by all of our laws, which includes properly paying workers on all public construction projects," AG Coakley said. "These laws are designed to protect workers and also level the playing field for all businesses across the Commonwealth."
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Estrella Construction, Inc. To Pay Over $31,000 for Violating Prevailing Wage, Independent Contractor and Records Keeping Laws

BOSTON - Attorney General Martha Coakley’s Office has reached an agreement with the owner of a Fall River construction company to settle allegations that he intentionally failed to pay seven of his employees the proper prevailing wage, misclassified them as independent contractors, failed to submit true and accurate certified payroll records, and failed to maintain true and accurate general payroll records. Fidel Estrella, age 30, of Fall River, and owner of Estrella Construction, Inc. (Estrella Construction), has agreed to pay $19,215.24 in restitution to the affected employees and $4,000 in fines for failing to pay the prevailing wage. The company will also pay $5,000 in fines for misclassification of its employees as independent contractors and a total of $3,000 in fines for failing to submit true and accurate certified payroll records to the awarding authority at one public works job site and for also failing to maintain general payroll records. In addition to restitution and penalties, Estrella and his company have agreed to a one-year debarment which prevents them from bidding on any public construction projects for a one-year period.
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Rhode Island Construction Company Agrees to Pay Over $66,000 in Restitution and Fines for Failing to Pay the Prevailing Wage

BOSTON - A Rhode Island construction company has agreed to pay over $66,000 in restitution and penalties for failing to properly pay the prevailing wage to its employees. Lockheed Window Corporation, based in Pascoag, Rhode Island, and its President, Michael Kosiver, of Foster, Rhode Island, were cited by AG Coakley's Office for failing to pay the prevailing wage and failing to submit true and accurate certified payroll records to the awarding authorities at 26 Massachusetts public works construction projects. As a result of the citations, Kosiver and his company will pay over $56,000 in restitution to 22 employees, and a $10,000 penalty to the Commonwealth. "In these especially tough economic times, workers on public projects deserve to be paid properly according to the law," said AG Coakley. "Our office will continue to pursue businesses that fail to pay their employees properly to both ensure that all workers receive the proper compensation for their hard work and to ensure all businesses play by the same set of rules in the marketplace."
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Arlington Painting Company Agrees to Pay Restitution, Fines and Debarment for Intentionally Voilating Prevailing Wage Laws

BOSTON - Attorney General Martha Coakley’s Office has reached an agreement with an Arlington painting company to settle allegations that the company intentionally violated the Massachusetts Wage and Hour and Prevailing Wage Laws. Homer Contracting, Inc. (Homer Contracting), and its president, Ekaterini Bouboulis, age 54, will pay over $253,000 in restitution and $20,000 in fines for failing to pay the prevailing wage. The company will also pay more than $39,000 in restitution and $10,000 in fines for the overtime violations, a $10,000 fine for failing to submit true and accurate certified payroll records, a $10,000 fine for failing to maintain true and accurate general payroll records and a $10,000 fine for failure to provide its employees pay stubs. As a result of the violations, Bouboulis and Homer Contracting have also agreed to an 18 month debarment, which prevents them from bidding on, contracting with, and working on any new public works construction projects in the Commonwealth for a period of 18 months.
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