Report on the Inspectional Services Division by Zucker Systems

Barry Rafkind filed this request with the Legal Department of Somerville, MA.


From: Barry Rafkind

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the state Freedom of Information Act, G.L.M. c.4, €7, clause 26th, I hereby request the following records:

The report on the Inspectional Services Division by Zucker Systems which was discussed in Andy Metzger's Dec 9, 2010 SJ article "Report knocks Somerville inspectors"

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.

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.


Barry Rafkind
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Somerville, MA 02143

From: City Solicitor

I am out of the office until Monday, December 13th. If you need assistance in my absence please call (617) 625-6600, ext. 4400.

Francis X. Wright, Jr.
City Solicitor
City Hall
93 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 625-6600, ext. 4408

From: Deputy Director of Communications


Attached please find, per your FOIA request of Friday, December 10th, a copy of the report by Zucker Systems conducted within the Somerville Inspectional Services Division.

Feel free to contact me with any questions.

Jackie Rossetti
Deputy Director of Communications
City of Somerville
93 Highland Ave.
Somerville, MA 02143
(tel): 617-625-6600 x2614
(cell): 857-636-2396
(fax): 617-625-3434



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