Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane Advisory Board Member Creates Tribute to Soldiers and Frontline Workers
Dr. Charles Desmond, an advisory board member from Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP, dedicated a tribute for soldiers and frontline workers this past Memorial Day. Dr. Desmond knows firsthand the strength it takes to be on the frontline, for he was on the frontline during the Vietnam War. As a result, he has been awarded the Silver Star medal and the Bronze Star Medal with “V” for valor. A Fulbright Scholar, he received his bachelor’s degrees in Sociology from Northeastern University and his doctoral degree in Instructional Leadership from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He is the recipient of three honorary doctoral degrees. Although Dr. Desmond was not able to participate in an in-person ceremony for Memorial Day, he was able to attend his home-town Memorial Day zoom event remembering those that lost their lives for our freedom.
A Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP client was unanimously granted a special permit by the Zoning Board of Appeals to allow the conversion of the St. Joseph-St. Therese Church rectory into a group residence facility for young women. The owners of the building, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fall River, are represented by Attorney Peter McNulty from MHTL. The rectory building originally closed in October 2021, and was used to house Parrish priests. Mr. McNulty reported that the Read More
On January 13, 2022, the United States Supreme Court issued a “stay” that prevents OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”) from taking effect for the time being. On the same day, the Supreme Court also issued a “stay” that allows the Health and Human Services (“HHS”) mandatory COVID-19 vaccination rule for all Medicare and Medicaid funded facilities to go into effect. Given that both of these rulings involved applications for preliminary or emergency relief, neither of them represents the final word on the enforceability of the vaccine and/or testing mandates, and additional litigation is a certainty as the lower courts further evaluate the legality of the mandates.