November 27, 2014

Russell wants Worcester residents hired by City

“We should encourage our own City Employees to be owner occupants in Worcester’s 3 deckers” Russell says he supports preference for City job hiring of current City Residents   see the report on NECN http://www.necn.com/news/new-england/_NECN__Push_to_Expand_Residency_Requirements_for_Worcester_City_Employees_NECN-247801061.html

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November 27, 2014

Russell challenges City Assessments

“District 3 Councilor George J. Russell astutely observed during Tuesday’s City Council discussion that if the Midtown Mall is in as bad condition as some of his colleagues have described, he asked why the city is assessing such a property at $3.3 million. It’s not that Mr. Russell is questioning what his colleagues have to say about the Midtown Mall; …

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May 24, 2013

T&G review of new Councilors

“Mr. Russell has impressed City Hall observers for not being afraid to question things at City Hall. He was the first councilor to challenge the method used in setting new assessed valuations for commercial and industrial properties, contending it may be a big reason assessments for those properties have skyrocketed. He also succeeded in changing the city’s sign ordinance so …

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May 3, 2013

Tax Rate and Fair Assessments

“District 3 Councilor George Russell pushed for rates more in favor of residents.”   http://m.wbjournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20121205/NEWS01/121209977/1038   http://www.wbjournal.com/article/20120523/NEWS01/120529976/worcester-shrinks-tax-rate-gap ” District 3 City Council George J. Russell has challenged the method used in setting new assessed valuations”   http://www.telegram.com/article/20120509/NEWS/120509365/0/column&TEMPLATE=MOBILE

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May 3, 2013

Lake Ave CSX Noise

http://www.telegram.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130226/NEWS/102269845/1116     http://www.worcestermag.com/city-desk/top-news/Neighborhood-wants-CSX-to-put-breaks-on-train-noise-188047451.html

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