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The face and composition of Gloucester’s historic inner harbor could change dramatically

gdt iconThe contraction of the DPA (designated port area), first established in 1978 as a protection for fishing and fishing related businesses along the city’s waterfront, would have a domino effect that could provide the most substantial change in the city’s waterfront since it blossomed as America’s first seaport nearly 400 years ago. Read [email protected]  16:18

Editorial: Fishing rules bill in state’s House a good step forward – A new state bill filed jointly in the House by Democratic Reps. Ann-Margaret Ferrante of Gloucester and William Straus of Mattapoisett may not seem to be an earth-shaking measure when it comes to providing new legislative or regulatory help for Gloucester’s and other Massachusetts fishermen. Read [email protected]