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Meet and Greet at Temple

Temple Tifereth Israel invites you to our Summer Meet & Greet on Sunday, Aug. 18, 5 to 7 p.m. at the Temple on 93 Veterans Road, Winthrop.  The Meet & Greet will feature live background jazz music with snacks and beverages along with information about Temple programming and support.  Enjoy an afternoon to hear what Temple Tifereth Israel has to offer you, your family and our community, how to become involved and who we are.  Temple Tifereth Israel is the only Jewish congregation in the local area with an active Hebrew School, social activities, educational programming, a Sisterhood, holiday celebrations and much more.  We are easily accessible to Winthrop, East Boston, Chelsea, Revere, Everett and beyond. 

Temple Tifereth Israel, founded in 1913 thrived in the 1970s with over 1,000 members.  Today we represent a small group of active families and singles of all ages and interests.  Whether you’re a millennial, boomer, senior, single, family or group seeking a cohesive family in the Winthrop Jewish community, Temple Tifereth Israel welcomes you.  Please join us on Aug. 18, 5-7 p.m. for a Summer Meet and Greet.  For additional information contact Temple Tifereth Israel @ 617-846-1390 or [email protected].  We look forward to seeing you at the Meet and Greet.

Indoor Flea Market Saturday August 17th

Looking for some good stuff cheap?  Come to the East Boston Social Centers Indoor Flea Market on Saturday Aug. 17 for lots of great bargains.  Right here in the Gym at 68 Central Square in East Boston from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Have lots of good stuff you want to get rid of?  Reserve a table at the Indoor Flea Market on Saturday August 17th and get rid of it while making some money. 

Proceeds from table rentals go to our senior program.  Proceeds from what you sell at your table go to YOU!  10 foot tables/space are $30, 5 foot tables/space are $20.

Contact Marisa 617-569-3221 Ext 107 or Jeannie 617-569-3221 Ext 117 soon if you want to reserve a table and/or space.  First come first serve until we run out of tables or space. 

Remember to mark Au. 17 on your Calendars!  Snacks, raffles, fun… be there!  Tell your friends, spread the word, get that Spring Cleaning started, and find that treasure!

House Passes $1.3 Billion for Community Climate Resiliency Projects

Significant investments in local microgrid, electric vehicle, energy storage projects

Massachusetts House of Representatives voted on July 24,  158 to 0 to pass legislation investing $1.3 billion to help cities and towns across Massachusetts fund infrastructure  projects aimed at fighting climate change and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

The legislation establishes a $1 billion, 10-year grant program – known as GreenWorks – to fund clean energy, energy efficiency, and climate change resiliency measures that cut greenhouse gas emissions, fortify infrastructure and reduce municipal costs. The legislation also invests $325 million in other municipal green projects.

“GreenWorks builds on a long-standing House approach to provide concrete tools directly to cities and towns that result in both immediate and long-lasting positive effects,” said House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo, (D – Winthrop).  “This forward-looking investment helps Massachusetts cities and towns build resilient communities, lower long-term operating costs and cut greenhouse gases while creating jobs for workers across the Commonwealth.”

“I thank Speaker DeLeo and the House for showing their commitment to investing in clean energy and climate protection projects,” said Rep.RoseLee Vincent (D-Revere).  “Representing a coastal district, I understand the urgency to act to ensure we protect and mitigate rising sea levels, and I am hopeful that through GreenWorks, we will be able to help communities like Revere to prepare for climate resiliency.” 

Modeled after the state’s MassWorks program, GreenWorks funds projects that improve climate preparedness and resiliency, promote or produce clean energy or energy efficiency, build energy storage facilities, implement measures included in Massachusetts’ statewide climate adaptation strategy or otherwise help mitigate the impacts of climate change or reduce carbon emissions.

“Under Speaker Deleo’s leadership the House has made significant strides in advancing bold energy and environmental initiatives, including the critically important GreenWorks bill, which will help cities and towns prepare for and adapt to the worst effects of climate change and mitigate our carbon footprint,” said Rep. Thomas A. Golden, Jr. (D-Lowell), Chair of the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities, and Energy. “I applaud Speaker DeLeo’s strong commitment to help our cities and towns transition to a clean energy future.”

“Combating Climate change is one of the most important tasks before us,” saidRepresentative Aaron Michlewitz, Chair of the House Committee on Ways & Means (D-Boston). “By making such a substantial investment into climate resiliency, this legislation will help our communities better prepare for the challenges that lay ahead.”

The Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs will accept applications annually and administer the program, which is funded through the issuance of bonds.  In addition, the legislation makes targeted investments of $325 million in energy infrastructure, including:

• $100 million for investments in municipal microgrid energy systems

• $125 million for electric vehicles in municipal or regional transit authority fleets

• $20 million for the hiring of sustainability coordinators to develop and manage municipal projects resulting for the GreenWorks program

• $50 million to establish the Green Resiliency Fund to offer low-interest loans for municipalities when pursuing GreenWorks projects

• $30 million for the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources’ MOR-EV electric vehicle rebate program

The bill will now go to the Senate.

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