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New Report: Allston Project a choice between two transportation futures for Boston

Faced with the choice between a car-only or a walkable, bikeable future, Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) must decide whether to spend over $1 billion on the Allston Project to rebuild outdated infrastructure as is or build a new transportation future, according to a new report from MASSPIRG Education Fund and Frontier Group. 

News Release | MASSPIRG | Solid Waste

“Fixed for the Holidays” guide gives holiday shoppers tips to save money on refurbished tech

Boston -- With families looking for extra savings this holiday season, MASSPIRG released “Fixed for the Holidays,” a guide to buying refurbished electronic gifts. Part of our Right to Repair campaign, this guide helps consumers identify quality items, learn where to get them, and ensure they are getting the best deals.

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TALKING TURKEY: A GUIDE TO BUYING TURKEY RAISED WITHOUT OVERUSING ANTIBIOTICS

As Americans head to the grocery store to purchase their Thanksgiving turkeys, U.S. PIRG has released its first ever “Talking Turkey” guide to purchasing turkeys raised without overusing antibiotics. Turkey producers use more medically important antibiotics per pound of meat produced than any other sector of the meat industry, and studies have shown that routine use of antibiotics in meat production can lead to an increase in antibiotic-resistant “superbugs.” 

News Release | MASSPIRG | Consumer Protection

35th annual Trouble in Toyland report uncovers mislabeled and dangerous toys

MASSPIRG Education Fund’s Trouble in Toyland report has helped identify dangerous toys for 35 years. But 2020 is unique, and as Americans have worked, learned and played from home to protect themselves from COVID-19, children could be more susceptible to certain toy-related hazards.

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Massachusetts Elections Were a Success -- Advocates Applaud Election Officials

In the midst of a global pandemic, voters in Massachusetts set a record for the highest turnout election cycle in history,  and they were able to do so in a safe, secure, and accessible election. The Election Modernization Coalition thanks and applauds legislators and election officials across the Commonwealth for working tirelessly to ensure that Bay Staters could make their voice heard. 

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