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Boston Globe
Cambridge taxi drivers hold one-day strike to protest Uber, Lyfthas submitted a bill to the Legislature that would put in place a permanent rul
Cambridge taxi drivers hold one-day strike to protest Uber, Lyft
Boston Globe / Posted 23 hours ago
has submitted a bill to the Legislature that would put in place a permanent rulebook, to be enforced by the state’s Department of Public Utilities. The measure includes new requirements such as state background checks on ride-hailing... Read more
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WTKR Norfolk
Virginia Beach city manager appoints two deputy city managersas interim deputy city manager since Hansen was named city manager in January.
Virginia Beach city manager appoints two deputy city managers
WTKR Norfolk / Posted 2 days ago
as interim deputy city manager since Hansen was named city manager in January. He has been working in Virginia Beach’s Department of Public Utilities since 1980. “Tom delivered one of the most important projects we have ever had, the Lake... Read more
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Berkshire Eagle
Kinder Morgan formally withdraws application for Northeast Energy Direct pipelineMorgan announced its suspension. Within the past month, most of the distributo
Kinder Morgan formally withdraws application for Northeast Energy Direct pipeline
Berkshire Eagle / Posted 2 days ago
Morgan announced its suspension. Within the past month, most of the distributors had withdrawn their filings to the state Department of Public Utilities in Boston and to New Hampshire regulators for approval of the project. In a brief statement... Read more
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NBC 12 Richmond
Employee that bilked Richmond taxpayers out of $32,000 gets 2 months jail timenews in February that Staci Boone pleaded guilty in federal court to wire fraud
Employee that bilked Richmond taxpayers out of $32,000 gets 2 months jail time
NBC 12 Richmond / Posted 6 days ago
news in February that Staci Boone pleaded guilty in federal court to wire fraud, stemming from her work in in the city’s Department of Public Utilities. An anonymous tip into the auditor's office alleged Boone "has been allowed to spend over... Read more
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Berkshire Eagle
Eversource customers to see average $10 drop in monthly bill>> Customers of Eversource Energy will see a decrease of about $10 on the
Eversource customers to see average $10 drop in monthly bill
Berkshire Eagle / Posted 7 days ago
>> Customers of Eversource Energy will see a decrease of about $10 on their monthly bills beginning in July. The Department of Public Utilities has approved a change in the company's residential supply rate for the second half of 2016... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Eversource customers’ bills to go down this summer– You will be seeing savings on your electric bill this summer, if you are an E
Eversource customers’ bills to go down this summer
WWLP Springfield / Posted 8 days ago
– You will be seeing savings on your electric bill this summer, if you are an Eversource Energy customer. The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities has approved a proposed reduction in the residential supply rate for Eversource... Read more
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Boston Herald
The Tickerutility yesterday announced that it has filed for a 24-percent reduction in its
The Ticker
Boston Herald / Posted 8 days ago
utility yesterday announced that it has filed for a 24-percent reduction in its basic service supply rate with the state Department of Public Utilities. If approved, the new rate would take effect July 1 and last six months. The supply rate cut... Read more
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Boston Globe
Eastern Massachusetts electric bills on the way downutility on Monday announced that it has filed for a 24 percent reduction in its
Eastern Massachusetts electric bills on the way down
Boston Globe / Posted 8 days ago
utility on Monday announced that it has filed for a 24 percent reduction in its basic service supply rate with the state Department of Public Utilities. If approved, the new rate would take effect July 1 and last six months. The supply rate cut... Read more
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Boston Globe
Tech firms name new CEOsutility on Monday announced that it has filed for a 24 percent reduction in its
Tech firms name new CEOs
Boston Globe / Posted 8 days ago
utility on Monday announced that it has filed for a 24 percent reduction in its basic service supply rate with the state Department of Public Utilities. If approved, the new rate would take effect July 1 and last six months. The supply rate cut... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Eastern Massachusetts electric bills on the way downutility on Monday announced that it has filed for a 24 percent reduction in its
Eastern Massachusetts electric bills on the way down
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 9 days ago
utility on Monday announced that it has filed for a 24 percent reduction in its basic service supply rate with the state Department of Public Utilities. If approved, the new rate would take effect July 1 and last six months. The supply rate cut... Read more
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Boston Globe
Eastern Massachusetts electric bills on the way downutility on Monday announced that it has filed for a 24 percent reduction in its
Eastern Massachusetts electric bills on the way down
Boston Globe / Posted 9 days ago
utility on Monday announced that it has filed for a 24 percent reduction in its basic service supply rate with the state Department of Public Utilities. If approved, the new rate would take effect July 1 and last six months. The supply rate cut... Read more
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Boston Globe
State and towns looking at tapping into hydropowerdevelopment of solar, wind, and other renewable energy. The proposed legislati
State and towns looking at tapping into hydropower
Boston Globe / Posted 11 days ago
development of solar, wind, and other renewable energy. The proposed legislation follows a report last year by the state Department of Public Utilities that backed “net metering” for small hydropower facilities, allowing them to connect to the... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Ongoing gas leaks continue throughout western Mass.included a 40 page list of all “open” gas leaks along Columbia Gas lines for 20
Ongoing gas leaks continue throughout western Mass.
WWLP Springfield / Posted 12 days ago
included a 40 page list of all “open” gas leaks along Columbia Gas lines for 2015 they reported to the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities. “What a waste! What damage! What danger!” said Marty Nathan, a member of a neighborhood... Read more
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CBS 6 Richmond
You can recycle old tires – for free – in Richmondfrom the Ashe Center) on Saturday, June 4. “Abandoned tires are a danger to pu
You can recycle old tires – for free – in Richmond
CBS 6 Richmond / Posted 14 days ago
from the Ashe Center) on Saturday, June 4. “Abandoned tires are a danger to public health and the environment,” a Richmond Department of Public Utilities spokesperson said. “Abandoned tires become infested with mosquitos, rodents, and snakes. They... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Eversource seeks 26 percent drop in some electric ratesmonthly residential bills for 600 kilowatt-hours of electricity will decrease t
Eversource seeks 26 percent drop in some electric rates
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 15 days ago
monthly residential bills for 600 kilowatt-hours of electricity will decrease to $112.20 from $122.77. If approved by the Department of Public Utilities, the rate change would take effect July 1. Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Eversource to reduce rates for customers in western Mass.be 7.708 cents per kilowatt hour; down from the current 10.426 cents, and is ne
Eversource to reduce rates for customers in western Mass.
WWLP Springfield / Posted 16 days ago
be 7.708 cents per kilowatt hour; down from the current 10.426 cents, and is nearly half of the 14 cent rate that customers were paying in early 2015. If approved by the Department of Public Utilities, the rate change would take effect on... Read more
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Boston Globe
Red Line train leaves station without operatorwhether the brakes were set, saying that was a matter for the ongoing investiga
Red Line train leaves station without operator
Boston Globe / Posted 19 days ago
whether the brakes were set, saying that was a matter for the ongoing investigations. The MBTA, the Transit Police, the Department of Public Utilities, and the Federal Transit Administration are investigating, she said. Stuart Spina, a member... Read more
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Boston Herald
Pipeline spat flows to SJCas justices weigh whether utilities can charge ratepayers a surcharge for new n
Pipeline spat flows to SJC
Boston Herald / Posted 19 days ago
as justices weigh whether utilities can charge ratepayers a surcharge for new natural gas pipelines. Lawyers for the state Department of Public Utilities sparred yesterday with attorneys representing Attorney General Maura Healey’s office, the... Read more
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Boston Globe
Governor Baker’s pipeline tariff faces challenge in state’s highest courtfrom Healey’s office will be opposing the administration, not supporting it. T
Governor Baker’s pipeline tariff faces challenge in state’s highest court
Boston Globe / Posted 20 days ago
from Healey’s office will be opposing the administration, not supporting it. The issue involves an unusual tariff that the Department of Public Utilities could allow utility companies — namely Eversource Energy and National Grid — to impose on... Read more
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Boston Globe
Who should approve Uber's drivers?does not specifically say that the certification would require an in-person vis
Who should approve Uber's drivers?
Boston Globe / Posted 20 days ago
does not specifically say that the certification would require an in-person visit. Michlewitz said it would be up to the Department of Public Utilities, which would oversee the industry, to decide some of the specifics of the certification... Read more
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New Bern Sun Journal
Aldermen add funds for cemeteries, repaving to proposed budgetsewer and water; and the sewer debt services reserve fund. Page 2 of 2 - Inclu
Aldermen add funds for cemeteries, repaving to proposed budget
New Bern Sun Journal / Posted 21 days ago
sewer and water; and the sewer debt services reserve fund. Page 2 of 2 - Included in the electric fund discussion is the department of public utilities, rate stabilization fund and the utility business office.Eddie Fitzgerald can be reached at... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Energy chief flags need for more natural gas capacitygas would fit into carbon emission reduction goals, while Pacheco questioned wh
Energy chief flags need for more natural gas capacity
WWLP Springfield / Posted 21 days ago
gas would fit into carbon emission reduction goals, while Pacheco questioned whether the Baker administration, through the Department of Public Utilities and other agencies, engaged closely enough with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission over... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Thousands of gas leaks plague Western Massachusettsof gas lines leaking right now in western Massachusetts. We received over fort
Thousands of gas leaks plague Western Massachusetts
WWLP Springfield / Posted 22 days ago
of gas lines leaking right now in western Massachusetts. We received over forty pages of documents from the state's Department of Public Utilities listing all the gas leaks reported by Columbia Gas for 2015. Currently there are more than... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
New design for Whetstone might allay flood-plain concernsif it were rebuilt because the city of Columbus prohibits building there, said
New design for Whetstone might allay flood-plain concerns
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 22 days ago
if it were rebuilt because the city of Columbus prohibits building there, said Jeff Cox, stormwater manager for the city's Department of Public Utilities. The Federal Emergency Management Agency's National Flood Hazard map for Franklin County... Read more
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Boston Herald
Duck boat driver cited 10 times for speedingboat vehicles are subject to inspections by both the Coast Guard — the last of
Duck boat driver cited 10 times for speeding
Boston Herald / Posted 22 days ago
boat vehicles are subject to inspections by both the Coast Guard — the last of which was done in March 2015 — and the state Department of Public Utilities. State inspections are done randomly each year, though officials said there is a statutorily... Read more
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Boston Globe
Duck boat driver had 10 speeding tickets since 1994said. The company sponsors training that lasts eight to 10 weeks. The vehicles
Duck boat driver had 10 speeding tickets since 1994
Boston Globe / Posted 22 days ago
said. The company sponsors training that lasts eight to 10 weeks. The vehicles are inspected by the Coast Guard and the Department of Public Utilities, Brown said. State inspections of the company’s fleet between March 2014 and March 2016... Read more
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New Bern Sun Journal
New Bern aldermen schedule budget work sessionsreserve funds for sewer and water; and the sewer debt services reserve fund.Inc
New Bern aldermen schedule budget work sessions
New Bern Sun Journal / Posted 23 days ago
reserve funds for sewer and water; and the sewer debt services reserve fund.Included in the electric fund discussion is the department of public utilities, rate stabilization fund and the utility business office, according to the agenda.The city’s... Read more
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Boston Herald
Boston Duck Tours CEO defends company following fatal crashand we have extensive safety procedures and protocols. Our vehicles are inspect
Boston Duck Tours CEO defends company following fatal crash
Boston Herald / Posted 23 days ago
and we have extensive safety procedures and protocols. Our vehicles are inspected by both the US Coast Guard and the Department of Public Utilities annually. Our ConDUCKtors and staff of 18 full-time mechanics inspect the vehicles daily.... Read more
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Boston Globe
Boston Duck Tours CEO says safety ‘number one priority’are enrolled in a random drug testing program,’’ Brown said in the statement, a
Boston Duck Tours CEO says safety ‘number one priority’
Boston Globe / Posted 23 days ago
are enrolled in a random drug testing program,’’ Brown said in the statement, adding that company-sponsored training lasts eight to 1o weeks. The vehicles are also inspected by the Coast Guard and the Department of Public Utilities, Br... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Natural gas pipeline project may not be deadwill be that the current contracts are scrapped, wrote Columbia Gas of Massachu
Natural gas pipeline project may not be dead
Lowell Sun / Posted 26 days ago
will be that the current contracts are scrapped, wrote Columbia Gas of Massachusetts in an April 22 filing with the state's Department of Public Utilities. But there are potentially far-reaching matters of precedent that still hinge on the pipeline.... Read more
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Berkshire Eagle
Pittsfield councilors pressed to update aging fleet of fire vehiclesin the city where an older vehicle might receive light use, he said. Pittsfiel
Pittsfield councilors pressed to update aging fleet of fire vehicles
Berkshire Eagle / Posted 26 days ago
in the city where an older vehicle might receive light use, he said. Pittsfield Fire Chief Robert Czerwinski said the city Department of Public Utilities has sought equipment to allow power spray washing under city vehicles, but the item hasn't... Read more
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CBS 6 Richmond
Brown water in Lakeside now green, neighbors reporttaps in Lakeside Monday and Tuesday has now turned green, according to resident
Brown water in Lakeside now green, neighbors report
CBS 6 Richmond / Posted 28 days ago
taps in Lakeside Monday and Tuesday has now turned green, according to residents. A representative from the Henrico County Department of Public Utilities after-hours hotline confirmed they have received multiple calls regarding green colored water... Read more
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NBC 12 Richmond
Blaze in Henrico damages multiple apartmentssay discolored water is not a health concernHenrico crews say discolored water
Blaze in Henrico damages multiple apartments
NBC 12 Richmond / Posted 28 days ago
say discolored water is not a health concernHenrico crews say discolored water is not a health concern Officials in the Department of Public Utilities say the tap water is now running clear, as of before noon Tuesday. Some neighbors called... Read more
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WVVA Bluefield
Henrico officials: Discolored water is not health concernreport some residents told officials that they noticed brownish water coming fr
Henrico officials: Discolored water is not health concern
WVVA Bluefield / Posted 29 days ago
report some residents told officials that they noticed brownish water coming from their taps on Monday. The Henrico Department of Public Utilities says the discoloration was caused by rust and sediment in pipes after work was done in the... Read more
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CBS 6 Richmond
Richmond needs artists to paint storm drainsfor RVAH2O said. “Stormwater is our nation’s number-one source of surface wate
Richmond needs artists to paint storm drains
CBS 6 Richmond / Posted 29 days ago
for RVAH2O said. “Stormwater is our nation’s number-one source of surface water pollution,” Robert Steidel, Director, Department of Public Utilities, City of Richmond, said. “The James River is Richmond’s greatest natural asset, and we hope... Read more
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NBC 12 Richmond
Henrico crews say discolored water is not a health concernwater coming from their faucets overnight, but crews say the discoloration is n
Henrico crews say discolored water is not a health concern
NBC 12 Richmond / Posted 29 days ago
water coming from their faucets overnight, but crews say the discoloration is not a public health concern. The Henrico Department of Public Utilities (DPU) is flushing the lines to clear the sediment and rust that were in pipes following... Read more
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CBS 6 Richmond
Lakeside is no Flint, brown water ‘not a health concern’The brown water that poured from faucets in Lakeside Monday night and Tuesday m
Lakeside is no Flint, brown water ‘not a health concern’
CBS 6 Richmond / Posted 29 days ago
The brown water that poured from faucets in Lakeside Monday night and Tuesday morning was not a public health concern, the Department of Public Utilities said Tuesday morning. “Crews have determined the discolored water is not a public-health... Read more
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Berkshire Eagle
Pittsfield residents notified of brief turbidity of city water; no health risk seenof the city's drinking water to spike above federal standards last month, but r
Pittsfield residents notified of brief turbidity of city water; no health risk seen
Berkshire Eagle / Posted 30 days ago
of the city's drinking water to spike above federal standards last month, but residents were never at risk. The Pittsfield Department of Public Utilities mailed out a two-page notice city water users with that assessment to show full disclosure of... Read more

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