Note: If you or your association would like to have a retirement workshop at your
school, your local president should call Harold Crowley at 800.392.6175, ext. 8240.
Please be aware that the M TA does not have a record of your service, so members
are advised to bring that information along to meetings.
AUBURN — Louise Gaskins: first and second
Saturdays of each month ( walk in), 9 a.m. to 1
p.m., M TA Central Office, 48 S word St., Auburn;
508.791.2121, or at home, 978.448.5351.
BOS TON — Harold Crowley: Tuesdays,
Wednesdays and Thursdays (by appointment only),
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., M TA, 20 Ashburton Place, Boston;
617.878.8240 or 800.392.6175, ext. 8240.
BRAIN TREE — Mary Hanna: second Saturday
of each month ( walk in), 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., M TA
Metropolitan Office, 100 Grandview Road,
Braintree; 781.380.1410, or at home, 781.545.2069.
CAPE COD — Lawrence Abbruzzi: second Saturday
of each month ( walk in), 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Barnstable
Teachers Association (B TA), 100 West Main
St., Suite #7, Hyannis; 508.775.8625, or at home,
FI TCHBURG — Robert Zbikowski: second Thursday
of each month ( walk in), 4 to 8 p.m., Fitchburg
Teachers Association office, 21 Culley St.,
Fitchburg; 978.790.8864, or at home, 978.297.0123;
HOLYOKE — Ron Lech: third Saturday of each
month (walk in), 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., M TA Western
Office, 55 Bobala Road, Suite 3, Holyoke;
413.535.2415, or at home, 413.566.3039.
LYNNFIELD — Mary Parry: third and fourth
Saturdays of each month ( walk in), 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.,
M TA Northeast Office, 50 Salem St., Building B,
Lynnfield; 781.246.9779, or at home, 978.372.2031;
PI T TSFIELD — Ward F. Johnson: second
Saturday of each month (walk in), 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.,
M TA Berkshire Office, 188 East St., Pittsfield;
413.499.0257, or at home, 413.443.1722; e-mail:
RAYNHAM — Edward Nelson: third Saturday
of each month (walk in), 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., M TA
Southeast Office, 90 New State Highway (Rte. 44),
Raynham; 508.822.5371, or at home, 774.239.7823.
HIGHER EDUCATION AT-LARGE — Edward
McCourt, Wellesley; 781.325.2553; e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org. (Call or e-mail
The M TA conducts retirement consultations throughout the state to assist
members. Proof of membership must be submitted when requesting retirement
services. This schedule is in effect from September to June, except in the
Boston office, which is staffed during the summer and school vacations.
to propose that we will take our jobs
more seriously and do our jobs better
if someone is going to give us extra
Plans for using the funds include:
n A freshman trip to a live
performance of “Romeo and Juliet”
n SAT study classes for students
who can’t afford them
n New document projectors
n New textbooks
n New science lab equipment
n A Berkshire writers’ field trip
McEvoy said that the MMSI
representative who brought the
money to the school tried one last
time to persuade the teachers to take
it for their own personal use, telling
the principal they were “crazy” to
reject the funds.
Just leave it to those crazy
teachers, standing up for fairness and
looking out for their students again.
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