• Audit: Mass. Sex Offender Classification Improving

    February 23, 2011

    A new audit finds that the state’s Sex Offender Registry Board has dramatically improved the classification of sex offenders over the past five years but is still failing to consistently collect registration fees.

    State Auditor Suzanne Bump said in the audit released on Wednesday that the registry has reduced its backlog of unclassified sex offenders in Massachusetts by 71 percent since 2006. The board has also reduced from one year to 180 days the average time it takes to classify an offender.

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  • Boston Globe: Activists urge lawmakers to expand bullying law

    February 10, 2011

    State Auditor Suzanne Bump called for schools to report bullying to the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and for the department to compile an annual report of bullying incidents.

    It “will allow educators, parents, students, school committee members, state education officials, and law enforcement to have an accurate and easily accessible count of incidents from year to year,’’ she said.

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  • Milford Daily News: Milford Housing Authority audit shows improvement

    February 8, 2011

    State Auditor Suzanne Bump released a favorable report on certain activities of the Milford Housing Authority on Friday but cited room for improvement.

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  • Milford Daily News: State gives Medway Housing Authority good review

    February 8, 2011

    Members of the Medway Housing Authority are pleased with the report recently released by State Auditor Suzanne Bump showing the authority was doing a good job managing its 194 units and complying with regulations.

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