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Police Layoffs in Methuen Averted by City Council Vote

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    Police Layoffs Avoided in Methuen

    Monica Madeja reports from Methuen, where a layoff of the city's police force was avoided after a vote by the city council on Tuesday night.

    (Published Wednesday, April 17, 2019)

    Police in Methuen, Massachusetts, have avoided layoffs after a city council vote.

    The Eagle Tribune reported that Methuen Mayor James Jajuga was threatening layoffs at the police department if councilors shot down his proposals to bridge overspending, requiring the transfer of $577,957 from other department expenses and the city's free cash account to help fund payroll.

    With a 5-1 vote, the measure passed at a Tuesday night meeting.

    Earlier this year, the same city council voted to restore $1.2 million to the department's budget. More than four dozen officers who had received pink slips learned they would be able to keep their jobs.

    Vote Means No Police Layoffs in Methuen

    [NECN] Vote Means No Police Layoffs in Methuen

    There will be no police layoffs in Methuen after a city council vote.

    (Published Tuesday, April 16, 2019)

    City counselors had argued that the police contract and raises for captains were just too high, topping out at $250,000 for some.

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