East Somerville T facility may get solar boost


July 21, 2011
by Justin A. Rice, Boston Globe

The Boston Engine Terminal might aesthetically blight East Somerville, but the massive T-shaped commuter rail maintenance facility could become a ray of light for the MBTA.

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Activists Show Support for Green Jobs Bill and Other Causes at State House Lobby Day


July 16, 2011
by Jason Pramas, Open Media Boston

Dozens of labor and community activists showed up in support of a green jobs bill at a hearing of the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Energy and Natural Resources at the Massachusetts State House on Thursday. The bill, H. 1774, An Act Regarding Community Access to Energy Efficiency Programs and Green Jobs would require that all utility companies operating in the Commonwealth provide data showing what populations their energy efficiency programs are reaching, and expand access to energy efficiency services by establishing new weatherization goals.

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MBTA Expands Bicycle Access on the Blue Line


May 19, 2011
by Jeremy C. Fox, Boston Globe

For the next six months, Blue Line riders will have several extra hours each day when they can bring bicycles onto the train, a move intended to promote urban cycling and ease the transition for those headed to downtown Boston from East Boston and Revere.

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Once again, delays leave MBTA riders out in cold


January 26, 2011
by Eric Moskowitz, Boston Globe

A day after equipment failures left thousands of people shivering on platforms in subzero weather, the MBTA stationed extra mechanics and supervisors throughout the system, ran trolleys and subways overnight, and idled commuter rail locomotives, so that they would all be ready to start in the freezing cold yesterday morning. But thousands of commuters were again left waiting.

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Coalition Pushes for More Access to Weatherization


Aired January 24, 2011
By Eileen Reslan, BNN News

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'No House Left Behind,' say volunteers in Grove Hall 'Barnraising'


January 27, 2011
by Mike Prokosch, Bay State Banner

Betty Maguire has a problem. As a grandmother living on a fixed income, she can hardly afford her winter heating bills.

Help was found in a new city program, Renew Boston, that promised to plug the cracks and insulate the walls in her drafty old three-family home — for free. But when she applied for Renew Boston’s home weatherization program, they rejected her for “pre-existing conditions” — repairs that needed to be done before an insulation crew could come in.

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Beyond Green Jobs


Fall 2010
by Julie Quiroz-Martinez, The Public Eye

Everyone wants to be green. Fossil fuel companies tout their commitments to the environment, with BP sporting its green and yellow flower logo and Chevron scooping up a Green Apple award for promoting public-school energy efficiency. In 2009 Exxon-Mobil got itself named Forbes magazine’s Green Company of the Year for stepping up its natural gas production.

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Fighting Climate Change and The Recession in Jamaica Plain


November 23, 2010
by The JPVoice

As winter approaches and with the recession sticking around, people throughout Jamaica Plain have turned their attention to their homes, looking for ways to make them more efficient, save money, and help save the environment.

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Green Justice Coalition Partners Launch Chinatown Weatherization Project


November 14, 2010
by Dave Goodman, Open Media Boston

A driving rain couldn’t prevent about one hundred activists, government, union, and business leaders, and curious passersby on Tuesday November 9th from attending a kick-off ceremony in front of the Chinatown Gate launching the first in a series of home weatherization pilot programs for cities and towns around Massachusetts.

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"Justainability" Comes to Chinatown


November 12, 2010
by Mike Prokosch, Open Media Boston

Last Tuesday a hundred people stood in a cold drizzle at the Chinatown Gate and kicked off a neighborhood weatherization project. City, state, and utility company officials praised each other for persevering through a year of negotiations. Chinese workers and the union construction company that hired them cut a red ribbon to start work on over 50 units of housing.

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