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MassDEP Penalizes California Developer $23,010 for Violations During Cleanup of Contaminated Parcel in Cambridge

MassDEP Penalizes California Developer $23,010 for Violations During Cleanup of Contaminated Parcel in Cambridge

BOSTON -The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) penalized an out-of-state corporate owner of a redevelopment project due to violations of the cleanup regulations during work on conjoining lots in…

Paying Attention Radio FLASHBACK… Bruce Arnold Talks About his Military Service (November, 11, 2002)

Paying Attention Radio FLASHBACK… Bruce Arnold Talks About his Military Service (November, 11, 2002)

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN., RIGHT CLICK TO DOWNLOAD Radio Legend Bruce Arnold, who spent more than 50 years in radio passed away this week. In 2002 Valley Patriot publisher Tom…

PAYING ATTENTION w TOM DUGGAN ~ The Clean River Project in Lawrence and Methuen

PAYING ATTENTION w TOM DUGGAN ~ The Clean River Project in Lawrence and Methuen

Paying Attention with Tom Duggan September 21, 2015 CLICK HERE TO LISTEN John Bergeron and Rocky Morrison of the Clean River Project talk about the ongoing Merrimack River cleanup, what’s in…

Clean River Project: Environmental Group Leads by Example

Clean River Project: Environmental Group Leads by Example

By Christine Morabito – September 2015 While it is fashionable to say you care about the environment, at least one nonprofit organization is putting words into action. I recently had the…

Civic Group Protests Sewer Charges, Working with EPA Officials to Stop Corruption in Salisbury

Civic Group Protests Sewer Charges, Working with EPA Officials to Stop Corruption in Salisbury

  By: Tom Duggan – September 2015 MORE ON SALISBURY Salisbury beach residents say they are fed up with Town Manager Neil Harrington and the board of selectmen ignoring their…

Clean River Project Pulls 58th Car From Merrimack River, Had Federal Tracking Device

Clean River Project Pulls 58th Car From Merrimack River, Had Federal Tracking Device

PHOTO GALLERY   A government issued GPS tracking device was found inside a Chevy, Spectrum Tuesday morning, when volunteers from The Clean River Project (CRP) towed their 58th car of the…

Sunshine saves taxpayers $7.5M

Sunshine saves taxpayers $7.5M

  Gr. Lawrence Technical School first school in Massachusetts to get 100% of their electricity from solar farm  By: Jessica Finocchiaro – August, 2015 Did you know the Greater Lawrence…

Cape Wind Project: A Tale of Crony Environmentalism (Part 4) The Rest of the Story

Cape Wind Project: A Tale of Crony Environmentalism (Part 4) The Rest of the Story

By Christine Morabito – August 2015 It is difficult to believe that a project which will permanently alter the environment, kill thousands of birds and bats, threaten marine life, trample the religious…

Protecting Our Communities in the Age of Fracking Gas ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR KATY IVES

Protecting Our Communities in the Age of Fracking Gas  ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR KATY IVES

By: State Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives July, 2015 In June, I attended the Methuen City Council’s special meeting where Kinder Morgan, a Houston-based energy infrastructure company, presented their plan for…

Councilor Testifies For Tougher Fines for Illegal Dumpers in Lawrence

Councilor Testifies For Tougher Fines for Illegal Dumpers in Lawrence

By: Tom Duggan – July 14, 2015 BOSTON – Lawrence City Councilor Marc Laplante was on Beacon Hill Tuesday testifying for passage of his legislation to increase fines for illegal dumping…

Cape Wind Project: A Tale of Crony Environmentalism: (Part 3) Kennedys and Indians

Cape Wind Project: A Tale of Crony Environmentalism: (Part 3) Kennedys and Indians

By Christine Morabito – July 2015 Supporters of Cape Wind desperately want you to believe that those opposed to the massive offshore industrial project are afflicted with the “not in…

Cape Wind Project: A Tale of Crony Environmentalism (Part 2) Did Mass Audubon Sell its Soul to the Wind Industry?

Cape Wind Project: A Tale of Crony Environmentalism (Part 2) Did Mass Audubon Sell its Soul to the Wind Industry?

By Christine Morabito – June 2015 As an environmentalist and bird lover, it gives me no pleasure to criticize the largest conservation organization in New England; an organization of which I…

MassDEP Penalizes Commonwealth Motors $15,000, Suspends Automobile Emission Inspections for 2 Years Due to Fraud

MassDEP Penalizes Commonwealth Motors $15,000, Suspends Automobile Emission Inspections for 2 Years Due to Fraud

Individual Inspector Also Penalized Separately for 6 Fraudulent Emission Tests   BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) penalized Commonwealth Motors of Lawrence $15,000 for issuing six fraudulent…

Cape Wind Project: A Tale of Crony Environmentalism (Part 1)

Cape Wind Project: A Tale of Crony Environmentalism (Part 1)

By Christine Morabito - May 2015 It would make a great movie. The story begins in 2001, with an elaborate plot, filled with beautiful, wealthy, and powerful people. There are…

City of Quincy Penalized $28,125 for Wetlands Protection Act Violations for Installing Equalization Pipe

City of Quincy Penalized $28,125 for Wetlands Protection Act Violations for Installing Equalization Pipe

BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) penalized the City of Quincy $28,125 for wetlands violations associated with the installation of an equalization pipe to address drainage and…