I recently had occasion to watch the Wes Anderson film,
Kingdom." I am a fan of movies generally, even bad ones.
"Moonrise Kingdom" is a very good one. I am fascinated by the craft
involved and always interested in what motivates writers and
directors of films to create what they create. The late
idionsyncratic New Yorker film critic, Pauline Kael, was a
fan of Wes Anderson -- and vice versa -- and she was an even bigger
fan of Bill Murray. Those of you familiar with Wes Anderson's work
know that a Wes Anderson film without Bill Murray is like an ice
cream truck without ice cream.
Leaders of the Massachusetts Bar Association, Boston Bar
Association and Trial Court coordinated an informational meeting
with Essex County legislators at the Salem District Court on
Monday, Jan. 7. The gathering was an opportunity to depict the
local impact experienced from court funding cuts.
Following introductory remarks from bar leaders and Trial Court
Administrator Harry Spence, clerks, judges and others based in the
Salem courthouse spoke to the reality of understaffed
A historic renovation appears to have yielded some unexpected
dividends for Gallagher & Cavanaugh LLP, a Lowell law firm with
deep city roots.
The firm's purchase and renovation of a two-story brick building
at 22 Shattuck St., formerly owned by the Lowell Gas Light Co., has
created a living legacy space that has quickly become an attractive
meeting venue for outsiders.