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February 27, 2014

Firefighters, police hit back over civil service


“I don’t think by opening it up we’re limiting the opportunity for the people who are in the department,” she said yesterday. “We’re just providing ourselves with a wider net.”

The issue has been referred to a City Council subcommittee and is still awaiting a hearing. If it is passed by the City Council, it would still need approval from the state Legislature.

Neil H. Dempsey can be reached at


Local Chiefs on Civil Service
City/Town Police Fire
Beverly No No
Danvers Yes Yes
Hamilton No No
Ipswich Yes No
Marblehead No Yes
Peabody No No
Swampscott Yes Yes
Wenham No No


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