Mass Live: Local housing authorities under greater scrutiny with law signed by Gov. Deval Patrick

Via State House News Service By GINTAUTAS DUMCIUS BOSTON — Local housing authorities will come under new oversight and accountability measures, under a bill Gov. Deval Patrick signed into law on Wednesday. The legislation (H 4374) creates a performance-based monitoring system with uniform assessment standards for the operation of local housing authorities, which came under […]

CBS: Mass. Lawmaker Proposes Statewide Plastic Bag Ban

By Danielle Niles, July 16th, 2014 BOSTON (CBS) – Plastic shopping bags are something most shoppers take for granted, but environmentalists have a different view. They believe they often become blight as litter and can harm marine life like dolphins and turtles. Brookline, Great Barrington, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Marblehead, and Nantucket have all put municipal bans in […]

Nashoba Publishing: State’s first community solar garden opens in Harvard after years of work

By Amelia Pak-Harvey HARVARD — The sun was beaming down on the state’s first community shared solar garden on Friday, as officials gathered to celebrate the opening of the Harvard Solar Garden. Nestled behind some greenery on the side of Ayer Road, the new communal garden produces 294 kilowatts of energy dispersed among the 47 […]

Wicked Local Harvard: HARVARD SOLAR GARDEN BILL ADVANCES OUT OF REVENUE COMMITTEE

Legislation that would help establish a shared community solar garden in the town of Harvard sponsored by Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) and Representative Jennifer Benson (D-Lunenburg) received a favorable report from the Joint Committee on Revenue on Thursday, June 12th. June 23,2014 Legislation that would help establish a shared community solar garden in the town […]