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The Sustainable Materials Recovery Program

The Sustainable Materials  Recovery Program

  By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – November, 2013 State Representative Brian S. Dempsey (D-Haverhill), Chairman of the House Committee on Ways & Means, along with State Senator Kathleen…

Methuen’s TIP Healing Garden Completed

Methuen’s TIP Healing Garden Completed

October, 2013 The Trauma Intervention Program of Merrimack Valley, Inc. (TIP) is a group of specially trained citizen volunteers who are called by police officers, fire fighters and hospital personnel…

Senator Ives: We Can’t Lose Our Water Independence

Senator Ives: We Can’t Lose Our Water Independence

By: State Senator Kathleen Ives (D) Newburyport October, 2013 Last week, I gave testimony before the Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture in support of two important pieces…

Mayor Fiorentini and the Board of Health Remove Ban for Outdoor Activities for Schools and Recreation due to Cold Weather

Mayor Fiorentini and the Board of Health Remove Ban for Outdoor Activities for Schools and Recreation due to Cold Weather

  HAVERHILL- After careful assessment with the Board of Health, Mayor James J. Fiorentini with the recommendation of the Board of Health has removed the outdoor activities ban due to…

An $80 Million Lie: Sisters Discover Sewer Project 100% Paid for with Grant Money

An $80 Million Lie: Sisters Discover Sewer Project 100% Paid for with Grant Money

PART I By: Tom Duggan – September, 2013 Gracemarie and Joyce Tomaselli say they are days away from losing their property in Salisbury because town officials have retaliated against them…

BREAKING…. West Nile Virus Confirmed in Mosquitoes from Methuen

BREAKING…. West Nile Virus Confirmed in Mosquitoes from Methuen

Mayor Stephen Zanni and the City of Methuen Board of Health want to inform residents that the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) announced today that West Nile virus (WNV)…

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…

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