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Monthly Archives: March 2013

Our Top Picks: Embracing Spring in Massachusetts Posted on Mar 28

Our Top Picks: Embracing Spring in Massachusetts

Well, the weather is finally starting to get into the spring of things, and with (slightly) warmer temperatures comes outdoor fun! Massachusetts has plenty to offer someone looking to enjoy the great outdoors in springtime. “Methinks that the moment my legs begin to move, my   …Continue Reading Our Top Picks: Embracing Spring in Massachusetts

Important Forms for Your State Taxes, Due April 16 – DEADLINE EXTENDED Posted on Mar 26

Important Forms for Your State Taxes, Due April 16 – DEADLINE EXTENDED

UPDATE – Due to the tragic events at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, Federal and State filing deadlines have been extended for eligible taxpayers. Find more information here. Doing your taxes can be difficult, and having the forms you need at your fingertips   …Continue Reading Important Forms for Your State Taxes, Due April 16 – DEADLINE EXTENDED

Spring Cleaning Posted on Mar 21

Spring Cleaning

Despite a winter that has overstayed its welcome, spring actually began yesterday, March 20. Even though there may still be snow on the ground, it’s time to start thinking about spring cleaning to welcome in the new season. For the home: Dreams of home improvement   …Continue Reading Spring Cleaning

Women’s History Month Posted on Mar 19

March is  Women’s History Month, which according to The Library of Congress, “pays tribute to the generations of women whose commitment to nature and the planet have proven invaluable to society. From the first women’s college to the recent election of Elizabeth Warren to the   …Continue Reading Women’s History Month

March 17-23, 2013 is National Poison Prevention Week Posted on Mar 15

March 17-23, 2013 is National Poison Prevention Week

Do you know what poisonous substances are lurking in your home? Are household cleaners and prescription drugs out of reach of children? Take some time during National Poison Prevention Week, March 17-23, 2013, to take an assessment of your home and protect your family against   …Continue Reading March 17-23, 2013 is National Poison Prevention Week

It’s that time of year again… Posted on Mar 13

It’s that time of year again…

Tax season is upon us. Massachusetts state income taxes are due to be filed by April 16, 2013. The Massachusetts Department of Revenue website contains plenty of information about how to file your 2012 state income taxes, and here are answers to a few common   …Continue Reading It’s that time of year again…

Winter isn’t over yet: Stay warm! Posted on Mar 11

Winter isn’t over yet: Stay warm!

It may be March, but it isn’t spring yet… As recent snow storms prove, Massachusetts winters can be long and unpredictable. Heating your home can be a costly endeavor, but for some there may be help. If you meet the requirements, you may be eligible   …Continue Reading Winter isn’t over yet: Stay warm!

Police Exam Deadline Approaches – EXAM RESCHEDULED Posted on Mar 7

Police Exam Deadline Approaches – EXAM RESCHEDULED

UPDATE – Exam Rescheduled to June 15. Details here. Anyone interested in becoming a Police Officer or State Trooper in Massachusetts must pass the 2013 Police Officer and State Trooper Exam; the application deadline is March 18, 2013 and the exam takes place on April 20,   …Continue Reading Police Exam Deadline Approaches – EXAM RESCHEDULED

March is Massachusetts Maple Month Posted on Mar 5

March is Massachusetts Maple Month

 As the snow slowly melts and the first buds of spring start to appear, Massachusetts farmers turn to the trees for that sweet amber nectar that makes pancakes scrumptious. March is Massachusetts Maple Month and maple sugaring events are already underway. The Massachusetts Department of Conservation   …Continue Reading March is Massachusetts Maple Month