We are Neighbor to Neighbor

You‌ ‌continue‌ ‌to‌ ‌be‌ ‌an‌ ‌integral‌ ‌part‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌Neighbor‌ ‌to‌ ‌Neighbor‌ ‌community, importantly anchoring us ‌‌through‌ ‌our‌ ‌recent‌ ‌Executive‌ ‌leadership‌ ‌transition.‌ ‌ ‌ ‌We‌ ‌are‌ ‌excited‌ ‌to‌ ‌continue‌ ‌building‌ ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌power‌ ‌of‌ ‌Neighbor‌ ‌to‌ ‌Neighbor:‌ ‌building‌ ‌power‌ ‌with‌ ‌and‌ ‌in‌ ‌“New‌ ‌Majority”‌ ‌communities‌ ‌to‌ ‌bring‌ ‌about‌ ‌‌real‌ ‌‌change‌ ‌in‌ ‌people’s‌ ‌lives‌ ‌and‌ ‌cities.‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ And‌ ‌we‌ ‌are‌ ‌excited‌ ‌to‌ ‌usher‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ […]

A Farewell to you, with love and gratitude

Amidst a pandemic and a righteous uprising, N2N’s Board of Directors kept a steady hand and eyes on the prize, successfully completing a transition in our executive leadership.  Navigating this transition amidst it all is truly a testament to the breadth and depth of N2N’s leadership. We could not have done this without you. And […]

Neighbor to Neighbor is hiring!

Neighbor to Neighbor is hiring 2 Regional Coordinator positions: Centeral/Eastern Massachusetts Regional Field Coordinator & Western Massachusetts Regional Field Coordinator 1. Neighbor to Neighbor Central/Eastern Massachusetts Regional Field Coordinator Job Description Neighbor to Neighbor is seeking a Central/Eastern Massachusetts Regional Field Coordinator to co-develop, lead on strategies, and tactics to advance the organization’s priority campaigns […]

Holyoke’s loss of $275K energy grant sad loss for city’s future

06/11/2020 by Katie Talbot, Holyoke Organizer for Neighbor to Neighbor https://www.masslive.com/opinion/2020/06/holyokes-loss-of-275k-energy-grant-sad-loss-for-citys-future-guest-viewpoint.html?fbclid=IwAR2b8jP9O4cTBl5Rxv1xGqPsf6kQcGfjMSd-aJAGiYvTKsvKZJruzNxg_C0 The Barr Foundation rescinding the $275,000 grant to the city of Holyoke is a sad loss for the city’s residents and future. The grant was an opportunity for the city of Holyoke to analyze its energy use with the pro-bono support of Rocky Mount Institute (a […]

In These Times, a Love Letter to You

Dear Friend, You are a cherished member of N2N’s community.  In times like these, it’s important to be in community, even if virtually. This, then, is the purpose of this love letter to you.  First and foremost: How are you?  How are your loved ones? How are you making meaning of the COVID-19 crisis? I truly […]

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Development/Communications Associate for Grassroots Political Organization

About Neighbor to Neighbor Massachusetts (N2N-MA) We are the “new majority”: people of color, immigrants, women, and the working class, on a path to liberation.  Our statewide membership is organizing to put people and the planet before profit. We counter the fear that causes injustice by building power to transform the institutions that govern our […]

Worcester City Council signals support for fare-free bus service

https://www.telegram.com/news/20200107/worcester-city-council-signals-support-for-fare-free-bus-service?fbclid=IwAR3TD84cWBuuPfSHwwXbPMwQHvxeGgek0IpoQ6t7GJGbgtcGukHoeVJUA1s By Steven H. Foskett Jr.Telegram & Gazette Staff Posted Jan 7, 2020 at 8:59 PMUpdated Jan 7, 2020 at 8:59 PM    WORCESTER – The City Council Tuesday night signaled support for a deeper exploration into the feasibility of a fare-free public transportation system. Councilors supported an order from at-large City Councilor Gary Rosen to request that public hearings on the idea be held through the […]

Holyoke nets $275K grant for planning transition to net-zero future

https://www.gazettenet.com/Holyoke-wins-Barr-Foundation-grant-to-study-clean-energy-transition-31419881 By DUSTY CHRISTENSEN Staff Writer Published: 12/18/2019 11:33:49 PM HOLYOKE — As scientists warn of the increasingly dire need to stop using fossil fuels to avoid the worst of climate change, municipalities are grappling with a big question: What does that transition away from fossil fuels look like. For Holyoke, planning that transition just got a […]

N2N Works to Stop Colombia Gas Pipeline Proposal in Wake of Explosions in Merrimack Valley

On September 13, 2018 at 5pm, the Merrimack Valley became an apocalyptic scene. More than 75 fires and explosions occurred in the cities and towns of Lawrence, Andover, and North Andover. The sky was filled with smoke, the air smelled of gas, and deep tones of red, orange, and yellow filled homes. Our hearts go […]

Mass Legislature Fails to Act on Environmental Justice & Solar Access in 2018

All communities in our Commonwealth have the right to breathe deeply and live sustainably–regardless of race or income. Yet, our state legislators who serve to represent all communities, apparently disagree. In an article published in Commonwealth Magazine by one of our movement’s leaders, Khalida Smalls, wrote, “inaction has consequences”. The State legislature has fallen short […]