Emails about Somerville journalists

Chris Faraone filed this request with the Somerville City Clerk of Somerville, MA.
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From: Chris Faraone

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, ยง10, I hereby request the following records:

All emails mentioning:

Danielle Dreilinger
Auditi Guha
Andy Metzger
Tom Nash
Adam Vaccaro

Between Jan. 1, 2010 and Jan. 1, 2013.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.


Chris Faraone

From: Jason Grossfield

Dear Mr. Faraone:

This e-mail acknowledges receipt of your below public records request dated February 17, 2013 and received on February 19, 2013.

In reviewing your request, I am seeking to confirm the search you are requesting. As I understand it, you are seeking a search for e-mails containing any of the full names referenced in your request.

Please confirm or provide additional information if this is not accurate.

Thank you.

From: Chris Faraone

Yes. Please add "Somerville Journal" "Somerville Scout" to the terms as well for the same time period.



To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 17, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Jason Grossfield

Dear Mr. Faraone: Thank you for your e-mail. I am awaiting information from the Information Technology Department and expect to have a further response along to you shortly.

From: Jason Grossfield

Dear Mr. Faraone:

This letter relates to your public records request dated February 19, 2013. For the period between 1/1/2010 and 1/1/2013, the Information Technology Department has identified a total of 20,243 responsive e-mails to your request, as follows:

1. Danielle Dreilinger - 2725 Emails

2. Auditi Guha - 2300 Emails

3. Andy Metzger - 2289 Emails

4. Tom Nash - 505 Emails

5. Adam Vaccaro - 535 Emails

6. Somerville Journal - 9847 Emails

7. Somerville Scout - 2042 Emails.

Below is an estimate of the applicable fees to respond to your request. The e-mail records would be produced on CD-ROM due to the file size. Should you wish to narrow your request to reduce cost, please contact me.


PURSUANT TO 950 CMR 32.06(2)

Fee Type




Search of Computerized Records

Position: IT Staff Technician

Hourly Rate: $31.66

1 hour


Segregation Time Expenses

Position: Asst. City Solicitor

Hourly Rate: $38.46

506 hours (1.5 minutes per e-mail, rounded)



Actual cost/materials

1 CD




The actual cost of producing the record(s) may vary. Upon receipt of the estimated fee, the city will commence providing the requested public record(s) and shall withhold or redact any record or portion thereof to the extent provided by law, specifying the applicable exemption(s). If you would like to obtain copies, please send a check to my attention payable to the City of Somerville in the amount of the total estimated fee.


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