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Boston Globe
Everett mayor calls for tighter screening of Uber driversthree. But DeMaria said new regulations have not yet taken effect to require a
Everett mayor calls for tighter screening of Uber drivers
Boston Globe / Posted yesterday
three. But DeMaria said new regulations have not yet taken effect to require an additional background check by the state Department of Public Utilities. He also called for drivers to be fingerprinted, a step not required under the new... Read more
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Berkshire Eagle
Housatonic Water Works rates to jump 33.3 percent over two yearsrates up by a total of 33.3 percent from current rates. The increase is still
Housatonic Water Works rates to jump 33.3 percent over two years
Berkshire Eagle / Posted 6 days ago
rates up by a total of 33.3 percent from current rates. The increase is still subject to approval from the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities, which has the final say on the matter. Select Board Chairman Sean Stanton said the department... Read more
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Boston Globe
Family of woman who fell from a party bus calls for answersEstrella said. No charges have been filed, according to a spokesman for the Su
Family of woman who fell from a party bus calls for answers
Boston Globe / Posted 7 days ago
Estrella said. No charges have been filed, according to a spokesman for the Suffolk district attorney’s office. The state Department of Public Utilities said the limousine company had passed its inspections since April 2009. The company has not... Read more
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The Herald News
Opponents say Somerset LNG proposal dead as Eversource withdraws natural gas applicationand storage contracts, which would run along a proposed pipeline called Access
Opponents say Somerset LNG proposal dead as Eversource withdraws natural gas application
The Herald News / Posted 8 days ago
and storage contracts, which would run along a proposed pipeline called Access Northeast. In its filing on Monday to the Department of Public Utilities the company cited a recent Supreme Judicial Court case limiting ratepayers' financing of such... Read more
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Mashable
Massachusetts is taxing Uber and giving the money to taxisfrom that fee will go toward local transportation infrastructure in cities and
Massachusetts is taxing Uber and giving the money to taxis
Mashable / Posted 8 days ago
from that fee will go toward local transportation infrastructure in cities and towns, five cents will go toward the state's Department of Public Utilities and five cents will support Massachusetts' taxis. The tax, part of comprehensive... Read more
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The Herald News
Somerset LNG proposal dead as Eversource withdraws natural gas applicationand storage contracts, which would run along a proposed pipeline called Access
Somerset LNG proposal dead as Eversource withdraws natural gas application
The Herald News / Posted 8 days ago
and storage contracts, which would run along a proposed pipeline called Access Northeast. In its filing on Monday to the Department of Public Utilities the company cited a recent Supreme Judicial Court case limiting ratepayers' financing of such... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Citing SJC ruling, Eversource withdraws natural gas applicationand storage contracts, which would run along a proposed pipeline called Access
Citing SJC ruling, Eversource withdraws natural gas application
Lowell Sun / Posted 8 days ago
and storage contracts, which would run along a proposed pipeline called Access Northeast. In its filing to the Department of Public Utilities the company cited a recent Supreme Judicial Court case limiting ratepayers' financing of such... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
National consumer group knocks SJC pipeline decisionand pipeline infrastructure.” In his ruling, retired Supreme Judicial Court Ju
National consumer group knocks SJC pipeline decision
WWLP Springfield / Posted 11 days ago
and pipeline infrastructure.” In his ruling, retired Supreme Judicial Court Justice Robert Cordy said determination by the Department of Public Utilities violates a 1997 law deregulating the utility market. Consumer Energy Alliance said adding... Read more
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Boston Herald
Pipeline funding plan nixeda spokeswoman for National Grid. A spokeswoman for Eversource also said the com
Pipeline funding plan nixed
Boston Herald / Posted 13 days ago
a spokeswoman for National Grid. A spokeswoman for Eversource also said the company would “re-evaluate” the project. Department of Public Utilities hearings to approve Eversource and National Grid contracts were suspended yesterday while the... Read more
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Boston Herald
Unanimous SJC shoots down gas `pipeline tax' for electric ratepayersand stabilizing electricity prices. Natural gas is the state's leading source o
Unanimous SJC shoots down gas `pipeline tax' for electric ratepayers
Boston Herald / Posted 13 days ago
and stabilizing electricity prices. Natural gas is the state's leading source of energy for generating electricity. The Department of Public Utilities approved a rule last year that would authorize electricity distribution companies such as... Read more
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Providence Business News
Environmentalists laud Mass. court ruling rejecting public subsidies for natural gas pipeline expansionexpansion. Retiring Massachusetts Supreme Court Justice Robert J. Cordy wrote
Environmentalists laud Mass. court ruling rejecting public subsidies for natural gas pipeline expansion
Providence Business News / Posted 14 days ago
expansion. Retiring Massachusetts Supreme Court Justice Robert J. Cordy wrote in a 37-page decision that the state Department of Public Utilities’ authorization of any long-term contracts, subsidized by ratepayers, would violate the 1997... Read more
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Boston Herald
Calls to stiffen ride-hail law after arrestfor the Baker administration declined to comment on when the law would be imple
Calls to stiffen ride-hail law after arrest
Boston Herald / Posted 19 days ago
for the Baker administration declined to comment on when the law would be implemented other than to say the law gives the Department of Public Utilities 12 months. State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz, who sat on the conference committee that wrote the... Read more
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Boston Globe
Under new law, Uber and Lyft must be accessible to allride-hailing firms. Important details of the bill, signed into law last week b
Under new law, Uber and Lyft must be accessible to all
Boston Globe / Posted 20 days ago
ride-hailing firms. Important details of the bill, signed into law last week by Governor Charlie Baker, remain fuzzy. The Department of Public Utilities is currently drafting regulations that will spell out the nitty gritty. But the inclusion of... Read more
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The Brockton Enterprise
Buying time: State commissioners sign deal on weekend to give Brockton Power permit extensionnine EFSB commissioners reviewed and signed off on the permit extension, with a
Buying time: State commissioners sign deal on weekend to give Brockton Power permit extension
The Brockton Enterprise / Posted 22 days ago
nine EFSB commissioners reviewed and signed off on the permit extension, with a public notice posted on the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities website. Brockton Power requested a one-year "interim extension" of its state permit, and... Read more
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The Patriot Ledger
Gov. Baker signs renewable energy billconsumers “as soon as tomorrow.” He said the task now facing Beaton, the Depart
Gov. Baker signs renewable energy bill
The Patriot Ledger / Posted 22 days ago
consumers “as soon as tomorrow.” He said the task now facing Beaton, the Department of Energy Resources and the Department of Public Utilities is how to iron out the details of bringing new energy sources into the state, including the... Read more
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The Brockton Enterprise
Gov. Baker signs renewable energy billconsumers “as soon as tomorrow.” He said the task now facing Beaton, the Depart
Gov. Baker signs renewable energy bill
The Brockton Enterprise / Posted 22 days ago
consumers “as soon as tomorrow.” He said the task now facing Beaton, the Department of Energy Resources and the Department of Public Utilities is how to iron out the details of bringing new energy sources into the state, including the... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Renewable energy law sets Massachusetts on path away from coal, nuclear powerconsumers “as soon as tomorrow.” He said the task now facing Beaton, the Depart
Renewable energy law sets Massachusetts on path away from coal, nuclear power
WWLP Springfield / Posted 22 days ago
consumers “as soon as tomorrow.” He said the task now facing Beaton, the Department of Energy Resources and the Department of Public Utilities is how to iron out the details of bringing new energy sources into the state, including the... Read more
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Boston Herald
Newly signed ride-hailing law blastedto regulate taxis. “These two provisions are really 180 degrees apart,” she sa
Newly signed ride-hailing law blasted
Boston Herald / Posted 25 days ago
to regulate taxis. “These two provisions are really 180 degrees apart,” she said. The law creates a new division in the Department of Public Utilities to regulate transportation network companies such as Uber, Lyft and Fasten and imposes a... Read more
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The Patriot Ledger
Governor Baker signs bill regulating Uber, Lyft, othersagreed to by the committee Sunday night and sent to Baker's desk about an hour
Governor Baker signs bill regulating Uber, Lyft, others
The Patriot Ledger / Posted 26 days ago
agreed to by the committee Sunday night and sent to Baker's desk about an hour later, sets up a new division in the Department of Public Utilities to regulate services like Uber and Lyft, with its work financed by a surcharge on revenues... Read more
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The Brockton Enterprise
Governor Baker signs bill regulating Uber, Lyft, othersagreed to by the committee Sunday night and sent to Baker's desk about an hour
Governor Baker signs bill regulating Uber, Lyft, others
The Brockton Enterprise / Posted 26 days ago
agreed to by the committee Sunday night and sent to Baker's desk about an hour later, sets up a new division in the Department of Public Utilities to regulate services like Uber and Lyft, with its work financed by a surcharge on revenues... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Ride-hail bill signed by Gov. Baker with new fee to benefit infrastructure, taxisagreed to by the committee Sunday night and sent to Baker’s desk about an hour
Ride-hail bill signed by Gov. Baker with new fee to benefit infrastructure, taxis
WWLP Springfield / Posted 26 days ago
agreed to by the committee Sunday night and sent to Baker’s desk about an hour later, sets up a new division in the Department of Public Utilities to regulate services like Uber and Lyft, with its work financed by a surcharge on revenues... Read more
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Boston Globe
August 5, 2016system for checking the backgrounds of drivers. The first will be conducted by
August 5, 2016
Boston Globe / Posted 26 days ago
system for checking the backgrounds of drivers. The first will be conducted by the companies and the second by the state Department of Public Utilities, including checks of the Criminal Offender Record Information and the Sex Offender Registry.... Read more
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Boston Globe
Charlie Baker signs Uber, Lyft rules into lawthe very important and much-needed transportation networking companies here in
Charlie Baker signs Uber, Lyft rules into law
Boston Globe / Posted 26 days ago
the very important and much-needed transportation networking companies here in the Commonwealth.” A new division under the Department of Public Utilities will oversee the industry. The division must have a plan for implementing the law within 12... Read more
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology
Legislature reaches deal on Logan, BCEC ride-hailing servicesbalanced," Senate Ways and Means Chairwoman Karen Spilka said. The compromise
Legislature reaches deal on Logan, BCEC ride-hailing services
Aircraft Maintenance Technology / Posted 30 days ago
balanced," Senate Ways and Means Chairwoman Karen Spilka said. The compromise also would set up a new division within the Department of Public Utilities to regulate the ride-hailing app services, financed by a surcharge on their revenues. Drivers... Read more
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Boston Herald
Legislature reaches deal on Logan, BCEC ride-hailing servicesbalanced,” Senate Ways and Means Chairwoman Karen Spilka said. The compromise
Legislature reaches deal on Logan, BCEC ride-hailing services
Boston Herald / Posted 30 days ago
balanced,” Senate Ways and Means Chairwoman Karen Spilka said. The compromise also would set up a new division within the Department of Public Utilities to regulate the ride-hailing app services, financed by a surcharge on their revenues. Drivers... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Lawmakers end session with late deals on energy, Uber regsa two-tiered system of background checks for drivers, the first conducted by th
Lawmakers end session with late deals on energy, Uber regs
Lowell Sun / Posted 30 days ago
a two-tiered system of background checks for drivers, the first conducted by the companies and the second by the state Department of Public Utilities. Much of the discussion over the bill in recent months was centered on passenger safety and a... Read more
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Boston Globe
Massachusetts lawmakers agree on new rules for Uber and Lyftcompanies’ existing procedures. The state process will require the companies to
Massachusetts lawmakers agree on new rules for Uber and Lyft
Boston Globe / Posted 30 days ago
companies’ existing procedures. The state process will require the companies to submit driver information to the state’s Department of Public Utilities, and DPU will base its own check on that information. If the driver passes the DPU check, the... Read more
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CBS 6 Richmond
Eastbound lane of Hungary due to leaking water mainlane. Motorists are encouraged to use caution when driving through the area.
Eastbound lane of Hungary due to leaking water main
CBS 6 Richmond / Posted 1 months ago
lane. Motorists are encouraged to use caution when driving through the area. The community liaison of the Henrico County Department of Public Utilities said Trepairs should be completed by 8 a.m. Friday. Water service is not affected. This is... Read more

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