News Briefs

OUTDOOR MASS AT OUR LADY OF LOURDES PARK

An outdoor mass  will be celebrated on Sunday, August 28 at 9:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Park, One Endicott Avenu in the Beachmont section.

 The mass will be held rain or shine and Fr. Jorge Daniel Lazo, Administrator at Immaculate Conception will be the celebrant. All are welcome. There will be some seating provided, refreshments following mass.

Affordable Housing at 525 Beach to Receive LEED Certification

The Neighborhood Developers is pleased to announce that it expects to receive LEED certification for its affordable housing development, 525 Beach, located at 525 Beach Street in Revere. LEED is a nationally recognized standard for sustainable development, created by the U.S. Green Building Council, to honor buildings of different types and uses that are designed to meet criteria for sustainable design.

“We are very proud to pursue LEED certification for 525 Beach, and be recognized for developing sustainable homes,” said Ann Houston, Executive Director of The Neighborhood Developers. “We believe that healthy, sustainable homes are an important part of creating vibrant neighborhoods. We use the standards of LEED certification to hold ourselves accountable to nationally recognized criteria for sustainability.”

525 Beach provides 30 affordable rental apartments in the Shirley Avenue neighborhood. The building opened to residents in April 2015. The Neighborhood Developers is pursuing certification for the property under the LEED for Homes Mid-Rise program. The program evaluates a development’s sustainability by considering a wide range of design details, including a development’s proximity to public transit, its density, its mechanical and plumbing systems, its energy and water use, and the construction materials used. The Neighborhood Developers previously earned LEED certification for another affordable housing development, Highland Terrace, in Chelsea, in 2014.

The Neighborhood Developers (TND) is a Community Development Corporation that believes great neighborhoods empowers people to grow and thrive. TND’s mission is to bring its core strengths – building homes, engaging neighbors, and fostering economic mobility – to community partnerships that create great neighborhoods where all people can thrive.

Founded in 1979, TND spent its first 25 years developing great, affordable places to live in Chelsea. In 2006, TND expanded its emphasis from solely building affordable homes to building vital neighborhoods, focusing on both the people and the place. Its programs are delivered in Chelsea and Revere. Follow TND on Facebook and on Twitter, @TND_inc.

VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR PLAYGROUND BUILD

Do you want to be a part of building a new playground at the Garfield School?  Sign up and register for volunteering on “Prep Days” and “Build Day!”  Prep Days will be on  September 19 and 20. Build Day is September 21.

Any help you can give or get will be appreciated.

We need all the help we can get. Its for the kids.

Register Online!

You can share this link with friends, family, and your community who want to volunteer as well!

The link to sign up is

https://www.tfaforms.com/435559

MWRA URGES WATER CONSERVATION

 While the Quabbin Reservoir remains within normal operating range for this time of year, it is always important to practice water conservation wherever possible, particularly during long dry spells such as this.

 One reason MWRA’s reservoirs are still in good shape is that water use efficiency in our region has dramatically decreased total water use from over 340 million gallons per day in 1980 to around 200 million gallons per day now.

 MWRA communities which supply a portion of the water from local supplies may have mandatory restrictions; customers should check with their local water department.

 Whether or not your community has water restrictions, it is important for everyone to use water wisely. MWRA’s website, www.mwra.com, has many good ideas for saving water – both indoors and outdoors.

 For more information on how to conserve water, call the MWRA’s water conservation line at (617) 242-SAVE.

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