Tag: Boston

Social Services

OSHA fines Eversource $333,560 over alleged workplace violations in accident that killed a Boston worker

January 17, 2023

Via: Utility Dive

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed penalties of $333,560 against Eversource Energy for five workplace safety violations related to an arc flash and blast last summer that killed a 31-year-old worker. Eversource employees were doing maintenance work […]

Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Boston’s Wastewater System Prepares for Climate Change

October 26, 2022

Via: Waste360

The wastewater system of Boston has gone through several major changes in the past few decades. From dumping into the harbor to now being utilized to produce energy, the Deer Island Treatment Plant has gone through many phases. Though it […]

Public Utilities, Telecommunications

FCC considers adding ‘innovation zones’ in Raleigh, Boston

July 19, 2021

Via: RCR Wireless News

The Federal Communications Commission will vote this week on whether to add two more locations to its roster of wireless Innovation Zones: Raleigh, North Carolina and Boston, Massachusetts. Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel proposed the addition of the two locations last […]

Basic Services, Civil Service, Public Institutions, Public Works

Will cities work remotely? Officials still have unanswered questions

March 23, 2021

Via: StateScoop

There’s “a light at the end of tunnel” in sight for technology executives that were tasked with suddenly transitioning thousands of city employees and public students to remote work and learning environments last year at the onset of the coronavirus […]

Basic Services, Civil Service

Councilor Michelle Wu Announces Run for Mayor

September 15, 2020

Via: NYC Streets Blog

Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu, a prominent organizer for transit and safer streets improvements in the City of Boston, formally announced her candidacy for the mayor’s office earlier this morning. In a new campaign video, which features the MBTA prominently […]

Basic Services, Public Transport

Boston Starts Outreach For Hyde Park Ave. Bus and Bike Improvements

February 17, 2020

Via: NYC Streets Blog

Planners from the City of Boston and the MBTA held their first open house on Tuesday evening in the city’s Hyde Park neighborhood to solicit ideas for “complete streets” and transit-priority improvements to Hyde Park Avenue, a major transit corridor […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

Boston Announces its First-ever Zero Waste Plan

June 20, 2019

Via: Waste360

Building on his goals for a greener, more sustainable city, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh on June 19 released the city’s first-ever Zero Waste Plan, designed to move Boston toward becoming a zero waste city. The plan’s recommendations include 30 […]

Miscellaneous, Public Works

Report Highlights Ways Boston Can Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

January 31, 2019

Via: Waste360

A report conducted by Boston’s Green Ribbon Commission and Boston University researchers looks at how the city can address its building stock and transportation, energy and waste systems to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and ultimately meet its goal of becoming […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

Boston Enacts Plastic Bag Ban

December 17, 2018

Via: Waste360

As of December 14, a ban on plastic bags at large and midsized grocery stores in Boston has gone into effect. The ban also applies at restaurants, where takeout orders will be packaged in non-plastic or renewable bags moving forward. […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh Signs Plastic Bag Ban into Law

December 19, 2017

Via: Waste360

Between 2015 and 2016, 23 states proposed bills to regulate plastic bags in retail settings, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. And last year, California voted in a statewide referendum to enact its plastic bag ban, marking the […]

Basic Services, Public Transport

Boston’s Fairmount Line Could Be a National Model for Commuter Rail

August 1, 2017

Via: NYC Streets Blog

Commuter rail in the United States mostly caters to affluent suburbanites who commute to the city center. Even though these lines pass through working class city neighborhoods that stand to benefit enormously from better transit, the service they provide passes […]