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Community Good Works

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Community Good Works

April 3, 2015

Bristol County Savings Bank, H&K Insurance Agency, Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union and more are featured in our weekly roundup of organizations giving back to their communities.

Bristol County Savings Bank

Taunton-based Bristol County Savings Bank recently contributed $250,000 to the Bristol Community College Foundation for the John J. Sbrega Health & Science Building, which is being built on the school’s Fall River campus.

Eastern Bank

Former NFL quarterback and Eastern Bank spokesperson Doug Flutie surprised guests at the bank’s the 11th Annual “Community Quarterback” celebration by tossing autographed footballs to representatives from 61 nonprofits, as Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation donated $850,000 in grants.

H&K Insurance Agency

H&K Insurance Agency has donated $1,000 to the MetroWest YMCA for its LIVESTRONG cancer recovery program. The company’s Treasurer and General Manager Paul Perry is a cancer survivor.

Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union

Lowell-based Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union’s hosted its fifth MoneyStrong for Life Fair on March 31 at the Tsongas Center in Lowell. Approximately 350 Lowell High School students participated in the interactive fair that teaches students about adult careers and managing their income.

Leominster Credit Union

Leominster Credit Union is holding Shred-A-Thon at its headquarters, located at 20 Adams St., on May 2, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Both members and non-members are invited to bring old, sensitive documents to securely shred.

MutualOne Bank

Framingham-based MutualOne Bank’s charitable foundation has awarded $2,500 to the Heritage Chorale to support its spring and pops concerts.


Whitinsville-based UniBank has donated a total of $20,000 to the following food pantries: Blackstone Millville Food Pantry, Daily Bread Food Pantry in Milford, Grafton Food Pantry, Northbridge Association of Churches Food Pantry, People First Food Pantry in Uxbridge, St. Denis Food Pantry in Douglas, The People’s Pantry in Douglas, United Parish Food Pantry in Upton and the Worcester County Food Bank.


Community Good Works

Blackstone’s Mulrow Becomes Cuomo’s Top New York Aide

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo appointed as
his top aide William Mulrow, a senior managing director at
Blackstone Group LP, the world’s largest alternative asset

The move comes as Cuomo, a 57-year-old Democrat, embarks on
his second term. It was part of a wider staff shuffle that
included the appointment of Cuomo’s budget director, Robert Megna, as the new director of the New York State Thruway
Authority, operator of the largest U.S. toll road.

“New ideas and talent are critical to innovation and
success,” Cuomo said in a statement e-mailed today that
announced the changes. “This team will build on the
extraordinary progress made over the last four years by bringing
experience, energy and fresh perspectives to the table.”

Mulrow, who was Cuomo’s appointee as the chairman of the
New York State Housing Finance Agency, replaces Larry Schwartz,
who is leaving for the private sector. Cuomo’s closest adviser
through his first term, Schwartz has been questioned by the U.S.
Attorney’s Office in Manhattan over the administration’s
meddling with an anti-corruption panel the governor created in
2013 to probe the legislature.

Still, turnover at the beginning of a new term is typical
of any administration, and Mulrow brings with him decades of
political and government work. He was a senior adviser to the
1990 re-election campaign of three-term Governor Mario Cuomo,
Andrew’s father who died Jan. 1, and was director of the United
Nations Development Corporation, among other posts, according to
Cuomo’s statement. He’ll leave Blackstone, where he was a senior
managing director of the investor relations and business
development group.

Tappan Zee

At the Thruway Authority, Megna will replace Tom Madison,
who resigned last month. The agency is building a $4 billion
replacement for the Tappan Zee Bridge across the Hudson River,
among the nation’s largest infrastructure projects.

As part of building the span, the authority’s debt load may
swell to more than $7 billion, from about $3.7 billion in 2013,
by the time the job is finished in 2018. The agency hasn’t
provided a specific plan to pay for it, according to budget

Last month, the agency approved a $1.7 billion budget with
a deficit of about $25 million and no plan to close it. The gap
is projected to grow to $300 million in 2018, budget documents

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EPA has $40 million cleanup plan for river site

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – A federal plan to clean up a Superfund site along the Blackstone River in Cumberland and Lincoln would cost more than $40 million.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency project manager David Newton tells The Providence Journal (http://bit.ly/UF2S6H ) the plan addresses contaminants that continue to leak into the river from the 980-acre site, which used to be home to the Peterson/Puritan aerosol products plant.

A rail accident in 1974 resulted in a large chemical spill at the site, which was also contaminated by municipal waste dumped at the adjoining J.M. Mills Landfill.

The plan, which was released Thursday, calls for capping the former landfill, razing a truck garage and other structures, excavating contaminated soil and other measures.

The EPA says businesses responsible for the contamination would pay for the clean up.

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