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BU professor exposes ties between pipeline company, federal regulators

Itai Vardi, who teaches sociology at Boston University, has been writing about the conflicts of interest in the relationship between natural gas pipeline company Spectra Energy and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which is tasked with regulating the company’s activities... [more]

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Subject: Memory Trees Project

When: Saturday, July 9, 9 am to 1:30 pm

Where: Adams Park

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City Council’s second hearing on the Boston Gas Leaks Elimination Ordinance
In April City Councilor Matt O’Malley introduced the Gas Leaks Elimination Ordinance to prioritize gas leaks by risk and volume; allow for a real time and objective public monitoring of leaks; improve coordination between utility companies and the city during road work; and establish a six-year time frame for fixing any leak. Currently National Grid has little or no incentive to fix gas leaks because ratepayers pay for the lost gas. This legislation is aimed at stopping leaks and ending ratepayers’ footing the bill for wasted gas. Attend the hearing to learn more and show support for this ordinance. If you want to give testimony at the hearing, contact Councilor O’Malley at
When: Tuesday, July 12, 1 pm
Where: City Council Chamber, 5th Floor, Boston City Hall
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People Over Pipelines March and rally at the State House
Hundreds of people will be marching the route of the Spectra pipeline, starting in Medway on Thursday, July 14, including the route of the West Roxbury Lateral pipeline on Saturday, July 16, and going from West Roxbury to the State House on Sunday, July 17. There will be a rally on Monday, July 18, in Boston at the State House. Join the march and/or come to the State House for the rally (meet on the State House steps at 9:30 am). You can join the march at any point.
When: Thursday through Monday, July 14 to 18, (rally on the 18th at 9:30 am)
Where: Medway, Weymouth, Walpole, Sharon, Stoughton, Canton, Norwood, Dedham, and Boston via West Roxbury
Hosted by: 350 Mass for a Better Future
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Join The Memory Tree Project and care for a street tree in memory of a loved one. You’ll be honoring a loved one, helping to reduce Roslindale’s carbon footprint, and beautifying the neighborhood! Sign up here if you'd like to be part of this project.

A maker space in Roslindale?

We're exploring the possibility of a maker space in Roslindale. We'll be touring maker spaces in the area and gathering information. Interested in helping out? Let us know at

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