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Monthly Archives: April 2013

3 Things to Consider as a First-Time Homebuyer in Massachusetts Posted on Apr 30

3 Things to Consider as a First-Time Homebuyer in Massachusetts

Spring is a popular time to think about purchasing a home, and as a first-time homebuyer in Massachusetts, you may have questions about the process. Luckily, there are state and federal programs to help you through it, including assistance with down payments – being a   …Continue Reading 3 Things to Consider as a First-Time Homebuyer in Massachusetts

Let Massachusetts’ One-Stop Career Centers Help You Land the Job of your Dreams Posted on Apr 25

Let Massachusetts’ One-Stop Career Centers Help You Land the Job of your Dreams

Making it in today’s job market requires preparation and perseverance. With a little hard work, dedication, and help from Massachusetts’ One-Stop Career Centers, you can be well on your way to the career of your dreams! What services do the One-Stop Career Centers offer? Job   …Continue Reading Let Massachusetts’ One-Stop Career Centers Help You Land the Job of your Dreams

5 Ways to Build Community During National Volunteer Week Posted on Apr 23

5 Ways to Build Community During National Volunteer Week

Last week, the people of Boston, the Commonwealth, and our nation were stunned by the tragedy that struck the Boston Marathon. In the wake of these events, people throughout Massachusetts and around the world united to support those affected by the bombings: people who had   …Continue Reading 5 Ways to Build Community During National Volunteer Week

The Boston Marathon Tragedy Posted on Apr 16

The Boston Marathon Tragedy

The Boston Marathon tragedy has put the city, state, country and world on alert. Anyone affected by the blasts, whether trying to locate loved ones or figuring out how to navigate the city will find the resources below a helpful guide. Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has   …Continue Reading The Boston Marathon Tragedy

Celebrate Patriot’s Day with Muskets and Marathoners Posted on Apr 11

Celebrate Patriot’s Day with Muskets and Marathoners

The “shot heard ‘round the world” was fired 236 years ago and marked the beginning of America’s battle for independence. Massachusetts celebrates this fight for liberty on the third Monday in April with Patriots Day, a state holiday. Not only does Patriot’s Day commemorate the   …Continue Reading Celebrate Patriot’s Day with Muskets and Marathoners

Sexual Assault Awareness Month – April Posted on Apr 8

Sexual Assault Awareness Month – April

In addition to Child Abuse Prevention Month, April is also Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, “The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent   …Continue Reading Sexual Assault Awareness Month – April

10 Tips for Window Safety Posted on Apr 5

10 Tips for Window Safety

April 7-13th is National Window Safety Week. Take some time to read the tips below and keep your family safe. Window Safety Tips: Windows are a secondary escape route in case of fire. Create an escape plan and practice with your kids so that they know   …Continue Reading 10 Tips for Window Safety

Register to Vote in the Special Election Primary for U. S. Senate by April 10 Posted on Apr 3

Register to Vote in the Special Election Primary for U. S. Senate by April 10

President Barack Obama nominated Senator John Kerry to fill the role of Secretary of State following Hillary Clinton’s retirement, and Kerry accepted, leaving his seat vacant. The primary election to fill Senator Kerry’s seat in the U. S. Senate takes place on April 30th. In   …Continue Reading Register to Vote in the Special Election Primary for U. S. Senate by April 10

Help Prevent Child Abuse Posted on Apr 1

Help Prevent Child Abuse

In 1983, Congress declared April National Child Abuse Prevention Month to recognize victims of abuse and bring awareness to programs designed to prevent crimes against children. You can play a part in promoting the social and emotional well-being of children in your community through local advocacy groups   …Continue Reading Help Prevent Child Abuse