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Mayor Orders Mosquito Spraying in Haverhill due to Mosquitoes Testing Positive for WNV

Mayor Orders Mosquito Spraying in Haverhill due to Mosquitoes Testing Positive for WNV

HAVERHILL- Mayor James J. Fiorentini has ordered mosquito control spraying to occur overnight on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 3rd and 4th, from 9PM until midnight. The Department of Public Health…

MassDEP Inspection of Cobham Electronic Systems in Lowell Reveals Hazardous Waste Management Violations; $8,580 Penalty Issued

  BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) penalized Cobham Electronic Systems of Lowell $8,580 after an inspection revealed hazardous waste management violations that included an incomplete contingency…

MassDEP Assesses $3,000 Penalty Against Haverhill Contractor for Asbestos Violations at Former Fitchburg Gas & Electric Site

MassDEP Assesses $3,000 Penalty Against Haverhill Contractor for Asbestos Violations at Former Fitchburg Gas & Electric Site

From MassDEP BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) has assessed a $3,000 penalty against Absolute Environmental Contractors, Inc. of Haverhill for the company’s failure to follow asbestos…

City of Methuen Awarded $9,000 to Replace Trees

City of Methuen Awarded $9,000 to Replace Trees

Methuen Mayor Steve Zanni announced last month that Methuen has qualified for matching funds through the Department of Conservation & Recreation’s (DCR) Urban and Community Forestry Challenge Grant Program. Mayor…

Human Interference and the Minimum Wage: A Rodent Love Story

Human Interference and the Minimum Wage: A Rodent Love Story

As a former zookeeper and environmental educator, I understand the delicate balance required to sustain any ecosystem. The story of the rat-like nutria, Myocastor coypus, and its invasion of New…

PJ Keating Company Agrees to Restore Damage to Wetlands Area in Dracut, Caused by its Quarry

PJ Keating Company Agrees to Restore Damage to Wetlands Area in Dracut, Caused by its Quarry

Asphalt Operation in Dracut Penalized $54,150, company agrees to Improve Street Drainage for Surrounding area BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) penalized PJ Keating Company $54,150 due to…

New School Math: Spend $4M to Save $40k? Article 19 North Andover Town Meeting Vote Expected May 21

By: Clare Donegan NORTH ANDOVER: Town Meeting voters are considering a $4M expenditure involving 16 municipal buildings, including 8 schools. If the contract is awarded to AMERESCO the $40k study…

Triumvirate Environmental, Inc. Penalized $17,250 for Hazardous Waste Management Violations in Lowell

Triumvirate Environmental, Inc. Penalized $17,250  for Hazardous Waste Management Violations in Lowell

BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) penalized Triumvirate Environmental (Merrimack), Inc. $17,250 for hazardous waste management violations found at the company’s hazardous waste treatment, storage and disposal…

Defendants Pay $4.25 Million Settlement for Restoring Natural Resources at Industri-plex Superfund Site in Woburn

Defendants Pay $4.25 Million Settlement for Restoring Natural Resources at Industri-plex Superfund Site in Woburn

  BOSTON – State and federal officials have received a $4.25 million settlement from the Pharmacia Corporation and Bayer CropScience Inc. for damages to natural resources at the Industri-plex Superfund…

MassDEP Fines Methuen Woman $42,975 for Numerous Environmental Violations at Springfield Rental Property

 BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) has issued a $42,975 penalty to Ms. Rubia Avila of Methuen for violating environmental regulations at her two-family residential rental property,…

A New Year’s Climate Resolution: Let’s Address Global Warming in 2013

  By: Danielle Falzone – January 2013 In 2012 the impacts of global warming hit us and it hit us hard. Massachusetts began last year with some of the least…

MassDEP Penalizes Yankee Environmental Services of Billerica $35,625 for Asbestos Violations on Babcock Street in Boston

MassDEP Penalizes Yankee Environmental Services of Billerica $35,625 for Asbestos Violations on Babcock Street in Boston

   BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) has penalized Yankee Environmental Services $35,625 for asbestos violations that occurred during an asbestos removal project on a structure located…

MassDEP Penalizes Waltham Demolition Contractor $41,150 for Asbestos, Demolition Violations at Old Colony Housing in South Boston

MassDEP Penalizes Waltham Demolition Contractor $41,150 for Asbestos, Demolition Violations at Old Colony Housing in South Boston

  BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) has penalized NASDI, LLC, a contractor hired to conduct demolition work at the Old Colony Housing Project in South Boston,…

A Bird’s Eye View of the 2012 Election – Evaluations, Endorsements & Links

A Bird’s Eye View of the 2012 Election – Evaluations, Endorsements & Links

Paying Attention! with Tom Duggan   November 3, 2012 After watching all the debate, interviewing the candidates, consuming the news and commercials every day I have made my final decisions…

Methuen Police Now Have Remote Submarine for Search and Rescue

Methuen Police Now Have Remote Submarine for Search and Rescue

  By: Tom Duggan – November 1, 2012 METHUEN – The City of Methuen’s Police Department has one more tool in it’s’ arsenal when responding to public safety emergencies in…

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