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Can Jamaica Plain businesses go carcinogen free?

  Oct. 31, 2014- Boston Globe Magazine article about a plan to get Boston area shop owners to give up on dangerous chemicals is just the kind of bold thinking we need.

URL:  http://www.bostonglobe.com/magazine/2014/10/31/can-jamaica-plain-businesses-carcinogen-free/VRMxpgfJYxDXJCiAHtu86M/story.html

Springfield City Parks Going Green

  Oct. 28th, 2014- WGGB explores how Springfield is going green. The city received a 20-thousand dollar grant to start using organic fertilizer at city parks.

URL:  http://www.wggb.com/2014/10/28/springfield-city-parks-going-green/

UMass Lowell institute awards $20,000 grant to Springfield for organic land care.

  Oct. 28, 2014- Masslive's article on how the city of Springfield will launch organic land care practices at six parks and fields under a pilot program, aided by the UMass Lowell’s Toxics Use Reduction Institute..

URL:  http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2014/10/umass_lowell_institute_awards.html

TURI funded UMass Lowell students receive EPA recognition

  A UMass Lowell student team, wins EPA grant to build on green nanosolder paste research funded by a TURI academic grant.

URL:  http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/0/B7CABAB68AE3106685257D7400518392

New J&P Cleaners to Hold Grand Opening

  Sept. 3, 2014- J&P Cleaners, which has made strides to eliminate toxic materials in its dry cleaning efforts, will hold a ribbon-cutting celebration

URL:  http://patch.com/massachusetts/jamaicaplain/new-jp-cleaners-hold-grand-opening-jamaica-plain#.VBHEk8stCAg

Local Dry Cleaners Abandon Toxic Process

  July 18, 2014 -- Jamaica Plain Gazette article about J&P Dry Cleaners switching from using perchlorethylene to wet cleaning technology.

URL:  http://jamaicaplaingazette.com/2014/07/18/local-dry-cleaners-abandon-toxic-process/

Researchers Get TURI Funding to Develop Greener Materials

Oct. 17, 2013 -- article was published on the UMass Lowell web site about TURI awarding $64K to three university researchers to develop safer materials. Read more...

Massachusetts manufacturers reduce use of carcinogens

  August 14, 2013 -- Safer Chemicals/Healthy Families blog highlights "a state success story".

URL:  http://blog.saferchemicals.org/2013/08/massachusetts-manufacturers-reduce-use-of-carcinogens.html

A state success story: carcinogen use falling in Massachusetts

  August 15, 2013 -- The Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow's blog features TURI's Carcinogens Report and the results of the TURA program

URL:  http://www.healthytomorrow.org/2013/08/turi-report.html
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