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                           Before the
                FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
                     Washington, D.C. 20554


In the Matter of                 )
                                )
COMMUNITY NEWS, LLC              )    Acct. No. 200132080017
                                 )    File No. EB-00-IH-0433, GS
Licensee of Land Mobile Station  )
WZW861 


                  MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER

     Adopted:  February 2, 2001         Released:    February  5, 

2001

By the Chief, Enforcement Bureau: 


1.   By this Memorandum Opinion and  Order we adopt the  attached 
Consent Decree  in which  Community News,  LLC agrees  to make  a 
voluntary contribution to the  United States Treasury.  We  find, 
for the reasons discussed below, that the Consent Decree provides 
for an appropriate resolution of the Bureau's investigation  into 
Community News,  LLC's  compliance  with Section  310(d)  of  the 
Communications Act  of  1934,  as  amended,1  and  conclude  that 
adoption of the Consent Decree is in the public interest. 

2.   Community News, LLC is a Massachusetts-based  communications 
company. On March  31, 1995, Community  Newspapers Company,  Inc. 
purchased 14  Boston-area  newspapers,  including  the  Metrowest 
Daily News  (formerly,  the  Middlesex  News),  from  Harte-Hanks 
Communications, Inc. As  a result of  the transaction,  Community 
Newspapers, Inc. acquired control of  land mobile station  WZW861 
used by the  Metrowest Daily News  to communicate with  newspaper 
delivery trucks  and  delivery  personnel.  Pursuant  to  Section 
310(d) of the Act, the parties were required to obtain Commission 
consent to the  substantial transfer  of control  of the  station 
prior to consummating  the transaction.   They failed  to do  so. 
Thereafter, on December 31,  1999, Community Newspapers  Company, 
Inc. transferred  all of  its assets  to Community  News, LLC  in 
connection with  a reorganization.   Although the  reorganization 
effectuated a  pro  forma  transfer  of  control  of  the  WZW861 
license, the parties did not request Commission consent prior  to 
consummating the  transaction, contrary  to the  requirements  of 
Section 310(d) of the Act. 

3.   On  or  about  November   15,  2000,  Community  News,   LLC 
discovered the two unauthorized  transactions in connection  with 
its  due  diligence   review  in  preparation   for  a  sale   of 
substantially all of the assets of Community News, LLC to  Herald 
Media, Inc. Thereafter, Community News,  LLC applied for and  was 
granted Special  Temporary  Authority  to  operate  the  station. 
Community News,  LLC  also  has  filed  appropriate  applications 
which, when granted, will result ultimately in the assignment  of 
the  WZW861  license  to   Herald  Media,  Inc.   Following   the 
assignment to Herald  Media, Inc.,  Community News,  LLC will  no 
longer hold any Commission authorizations. 

4.   The Bureau has reached an agreement with Community News, LLC 
that will resolve this  investigation.  The terms and  conditions 
of the agreement are contained  in the attached executed  Consent 
Decree.  Among other things, the Consent Decree contemplates that 
Community News, LLC  will make  a voluntary  contribution to  the 
United States Treasury in the amount of $7,500.2
 
5.   We have  reviewed  the  Consent  Decree  and  evaluated  the 
circumstances underlying the investigation.  We believe that  the 
public interest would  be served by  adopting the Consent  Decree 
and terminating this investigatory proceeding.  

6.   ACCORDINGLY, IT  IS  ORDERED  that,  pursuant  to  delegated 
authority, the Consent Decree attached hereto IS ADOPTED.

7.   IT   IS   FURTHER   ORDERED,   that   the    above-captioned 
investigatory proceeding IS TERMINATED.  

                         FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

                          
     
                         David H. Solomon 
                         Chief, Enforcement Bureau
               


_________________________

1  47 U.S.C.  310(d).

2 Payment may be made by mailing a check or similar instrument, 
payable to the order of the Federal Communications Commission, to 
the Forfeiture Collection Section, Finance Branch, Federal 
Communications Commission, P.O. Box 73482, Chicago, Illinois 
60673-7482.  The payment should note the Acct. No. referenced 
above.