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Westborough ups the effort to reduce auto traffic

Emily Micucci |

Westborough town officials took aggressive action to reduce the number of cars on the road during peak commuting hours when it launched shuttle service between the MBTA commuter rail station and...

Pending chemical bills pose a threat to Mass. environment, residents

MICHAEL O. MOORE Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

Massachusetts has never hesitated to take the lead and pass laws to protect its citizens. From improvements in highway and traffic safety to domestic violence legislation, the...

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Colleges: More prospective students checking schools’ energy efficiency

Emily Micucci |

Gone are the days when high school students chose a college solely based on the quality of sports and academic programs, and perhaps even the quality of the party scene. It seems that millennials...

Former junkyard owner guilty of not reporting environmental hazards

A former junkyard owner was found guilty of failing to report contamination on his Leominster and Sterling property, the state announced.

WPI receives $1M to study green fire safety

Michael Novinson |

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has been awarded $1 million over the next three years to study the fire hazards and risks associated with green building elements.

Firm pays $63M for cleanup at former Acton plant, among others

Emily Micucci |

Maryland-based W.R. Grace & Co. paid more than $63 million Wednesday to resolve claims for environmental cleanups at 39 sites across the country, including its former Acton plant where the company...

Commercial food waste disposal ban to take effect Oct. 1

Michael Novinson |

The Patrick Administration announced Friday that it has finalized regulations will that require the separation of food waste from the primary waste stream.

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