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In 2016, DAVID L COHEN, a teacher who retired on 1999-08-09 and worked in the NORTH ADAMS PUBLIC SCHOOLS department, received an ANNUAL PENSION of 26025.12. His monthly pension was 2168.76, with a PERSON ID of 132988 and a TRANS NO of 28326657.

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ALLPENSIONS null 2016-11-30T18:14:04.000Z Search

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annual_pensiontitle_at_retirementdate_of_retirementfirst_namelast_nameyeartrans_nodepartment_last_worked_inmonthly_pensionperson_id
26025.12Teacher 1999-08-09T00:00:00.000DAVID L COHEN 201628326657NORTH ADAMS PUBLIC SCHOOLS 2168.76132988
15349.68 2015-06-30T00:00:00.000DAVID J ADAMS 201674950440GLOUCESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS 1279.14351879
43809.36Teacher 2001-07-01T00:00:00.000DAVID J LENNON 201628414413ADAMS-CHESHIRE REGIONAL SCHOOLS 3650.78133400
51297.36Business Administrat2016-03-31T00:00:00.000DAVID E HINKELL 201675397101ADAMS-CHESHIRE REGIONAL SCHOOLS 4274.78353976
45125.88Teacher 2002-06-30T00:00:00.000DAVID C ADAMS 201638531700GATEWAY REGIONAL SCHOOL 3760.49180899
49863.84Teacher 2003-06-30T00:00:00.000DAVID HOBBS 201637098423ADAMS-CHESHIRE REGIONAL SCHOOLS 4155.32174170
102485.16ASSOCIATE JUSTICE - APPEALS CT2012-10-09T00:00:00.000DAVIDMILLS201643133352APPEALS COURT-JOHN ADAMS COURT8540.43202503
51244.442009-12-31T00:00:00.000DAVIDADAMS201613588335UNIVERSITY OF MASS/AMHERST4270.3763794
67463.88ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEER IV2015-05-15T00:00:00.000DAVIDADAMS201615790542DEP5621.9974133


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   {
      "annual_pension": "26025.12",
      "title_at_retirement": "Teacher             ",
      "date_of_retirement": "1999-08-09T00:00:00.000",
      "first_name": "DAVID L                       ",
      "last_name": "COHEN                         ",
      "year": "2016",
      "trans_no": "28326657",
      "department_last_worked_in": "NORTH ADAMS PUBLIC SCHOOLS              ",
      "monthly_pension": "2168.76",
      "person_id": "132988"
   },
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      "annual_pension": "15349.68",
      "title_at_retirement": "                    ",
      "date_of_retirement": "2015-06-30T00:00:00.000",
      "first_name": "DAVID J                       ",
      "last_name": "ADAMS                         ",
      "year": "2016",
      "trans_no": "74950440",
      "department_last_worked_in": "GLOUCESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS               ",
      "monthly_pension": "1279.14",
      "person_id": "351879"
   },
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      "annual_pension": "43809.36",
      "title_at_retirement": "Teacher             ",
      "date_of_retirement": "2001-07-01T00:00:00.000",
      "first_name": "DAVID J                       ",
      "last_name": "LENNON                        ",
      "year": "2016",
      "trans_no": "28414413",
      "department_last_worked_in": "ADAMS-CHESHIRE REGIONAL SCHOOLS         ",
      "monthly_pension": "3650.78",
      "person_id": "133400"
   },
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      "annual_pension": "51297.36",
      "title_at_retirement": "Business Administrat",
      "date_of_retirement": "2016-03-31T00:00:00.000",
      "first_name": "DAVID E                       ",
      "last_name": "HINKELL                       ",
      "year": "2016",
      "trans_no": "75397101",
      "department_last_worked_in": "ADAMS-CHESHIRE REGIONAL SCHOOLS         ",
      "monthly_pension": "4274.78",
      "person_id": "353976"
   },
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      "title_at_retirement": "Teacher             ",
      "date_of_retirement": "2002-06-30T00:00:00.000",
      "first_name": "DAVID C                       ",
      "last_name": "ADAMS                         ",
      "year": "2016",
      "trans_no": "38531700",
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      "first_name": "DAVID                         ",
      "last_name": "HOBBS                         ",
      "year": "2016",
      "trans_no": "37098423",
      "department_last_worked_in": "ADAMS-CHESHIRE REGIONAL SCHOOLS         ",
      "monthly_pension": "4155.32",
      "person_id": "174170"
   },
   {
      "type_of_retirement": "JC",
      "annual_pension": "102485.16",
      "agency_last_worked_in": "262",
      "creditable_service": "101122.00",
      "average_salary": "135086.90",
      "title_at_retirement": "ASSOCIATE JUSTICE - APPEALS CT",
      "date_of_retirement": "2012-10-09T00:00:00.000",
      "first_name": "DAVID",
      "last_name": "MILLS",
      "year": "2016",
      "trans_no": "43133352",
      "age_at_retirement": "70",
      "department_last_worked_in": "APPEALS COURT-JOHN ADAMS COURT",
      "monthly_pension": "8540.43",
      "person_id": "202503",
      "middle_initial": "A"
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      "date_of_retirement": "2009-12-31T00:00:00.000",
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      "last_name": "ADAMS",
      "year": "2016",
      "trans_no": "13588335",
      "age_at_retirement": "64",
      "department_last_worked_in": "UNIVERSITY OF MASS/AMHERST",
      "monthly_pension": "4270.37",
      "person_id": "63794",
      "middle_initial": "L"
   },
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      "type_of_retirement": "SA",
      "annual_pension": "67463.88",
      "agency_last_worked_in": "959",
      "creditable_service": "380712.00",
      "average_salary": "83842.38",
      "title_at_retirement": "ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEER IV",
      "date_of_retirement": "2015-05-15T00:00:00.000",
      "first_name": "DAVID",
      "last_name": "ADAMS",
      "year": "2016",
      "trans_no": "15790542",
      "age_at_retirement": "62",
      "department_last_worked_in": "DEP",
      "monthly_pension": "5621.99",
      "person_id": "74133",
      "middle_initial": "C"
   }
]

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   "annual_pension",
   "title_at_retirement",
   "date_of_retirement",
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   "last_name",
   "year",
   "trans_no",
   "department_last_worked_in",
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]
    

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    debug: columns: name:
    [
   "AGE AT RETIREMENT",
   "AGENCY LAST WORKED IN",
   "ANNUAL PENSION",
   "AVERAGE SALARY",
   "CREDITABLE SERVICE",
   "DATE OF RETIREMENT",
   "DEPARTMENT LAST WORKED IN",
   "FIRST NAME",
   "LAST NAME",
   "MIDDLE INITIAL",
   "MONTHLY PENSION",
   "PERSON ID",
   "TITLE AT RETIREMENT",
   "TRANS NO",
   "TYPE OF RETIREMENT",
   "YEAR"
]

    debug: columns: type:
    [
   "Calendar date",
   "Number",
   "Number",
   "Number",
   "Number",
   "Number",
   "Number",
   "Number",
   "Number",
   "Text",
   "Text",
   "Text",
   "Text",
   "Text",
   "Text",
   "Text"
]