The Psychological Center, Inc. Raises $50,000 at Overcoming Obstacles Gala

LAWRENCE — The Psychological Center, Inc. (TPC) is pleased to announce that its Overcoming Obstacles Gala fundraiser brought in $50,000 to benefit homelessness, addiction and recovery treatment and mental health services. More than 230 people attended the sold-out event on Friday, Oct. 14, which was generously hosted by Michael Agricola at Salvatore’s Restaurant. The money raised will benefit TPC’s programs at Daybreak Shelter, Pegasus House and Women’s view, which offer emergency shelter and individualized addiction treatment services. Charlie Manzi, who is on the Board of Directors for TPC, was honored at the event for his contributions and dedication to the Merrimack … Continue reading

Governor Baker Signs Legislation Requiring Preservation of Sexual Assault Evidence

BOSTON –  Governor Charlie Baker today signed H. 4364, An Act relative to the preservation of evidence for victims of rape and sexual assault, to ensure that potentially crucial forensic evidence is preserved and retained for at least as long as the 15 year statute of limitations for sexual assault and rape.  At a signing ceremony and press conference led by Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito in the State House, members of the Baker-Polito Administration, legislators, members of the non-profit organization RISE and advocates celebrated passage of this legislation and significant progress for survivors of sexual assault and rape who have … Continue reading

Three Boston-Area Organizations Partner in Significant Purchase of Solar Power

Partnership of MIT, Boston Medical Center, and Post Office Square could set a sustainability example for others to follow.   CAMBRIDGE, MA — MIT, Boston Medical Center, and Post Office Square Redevelopment Corporation have formed an alliance to buy electricity from a large new solar power installation, adding carbon-free energy to the grid and demonstrating a partnership model for other organizations in climate-change mitigation efforts. The agreement will enable the construction of a roughly 650-acre, 60-megawatt solar farm on farmland in North Carolina. Called Summit Farms, the facility, the largest renewable-energy project ever built in the U.S. through an alliance … Continue reading

City of Boston releases third year of building energy metrics

BOSTON – October 19, 2016 – The City of Boston released today the third year of energy metrics for large and medium sized buildings, adding nonresidential buildings greater than 35,000 square feet. The new and updated metrics on energy and water usage is accessible through an interactive map on “The more open we are about our energy use, the more opportunities we have to become energy efficient and save money,” said Mayor Martin J. Walsh. “Transparency and tracking is key to creating an energy-efficient city.” This is the second year of detailed public disclosure. More than 1,600 large properties, … Continue reading