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Monthly Archives: September 2013

4 Reasons to Love Fall in Massachusetts Posted on Sep 26

4 Reasons to Love Fall in Massachusetts

When the cool, crisp fall climate begins to replace the heat and humidity of summer, excitement grows around the seasonal activities that traditionally accompany the color shift in foliage. There seems to be a common love among Massachusetts residents of all things autumn; with comfortable   …Continue Reading 4 Reasons to Love Fall in Massachusetts

Working Towards Putting an End to Bullying Posted on Sep 24

Working Towards Putting an End to Bullying

Bullying among children and teens has been a prominent issue in schools and neighborhoods for decades but not fully understood or recognized as a critical issue until more recent years. Bullying is a growing problem in the U.S. that has escalated, in some cases, to   …Continue Reading Working Towards Putting an End to Bullying

College Tips for Students and Families: Applying to College and for Financial Aid Posted on Sep 19

College Tips for Students and Families: Applying to College and for Financial Aid

With the rising costs of higher education, earning a college degree and getting a good job after graduating can seem daunting. To help residents achieve this goal, Massachusetts provides information and resources to guide students and their families through the process of applying to college   …Continue Reading College Tips for Students and Families: Applying to College and for Financial Aid

National Emergency Preparedness Month: Are you Ready? Posted on Sep 17

National Emergency Preparedness Month: Are you Ready?

In the past few years, Massachusetts has seen power outages, floods, hurricanes and tropical storms, blizzards and winter storms, tornados, terrorism, and more. There are a wide range of emergencies and disasters that can happen at any time, and it’s important to be prepared to   …Continue Reading National Emergency Preparedness Month: Are you Ready?

Living with Wildlife in Massachusetts Posted on Sep 12

Living with Wildlife in Massachusetts

In Massachusetts, nearly 6 million people share 5 million acres with native wildlife. From geese and turkey to moose and bears, many animals have adapted and moved into suburbs and even urban areas, so it can be surprising to see some of these creatures in   …Continue Reading Living with Wildlife in Massachusetts

September is Healthy Aging Month Posted on Sep 10

September is Healthy Aging Month

Americans are living longer now than in previous decades, with many people reaching their 70s, 80s, and beyond.  According to a report on aging and health in America published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of Americans aged 65 or older   …Continue Reading September is Healthy Aging Month

Kick the Addiction – Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention & Treatment Posted on Sep 5

Kick the Addiction – Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention & Treatment

For the millions of Americans struggling every day with drug or alcohol addiction, recovery can seem daunting and even unattainable. President Barack Obama has proclaimed September as National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month to help spread the message that people can and do recover.   …Continue Reading Kick the Addiction – Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention & Treatment

Addressing Childhood Obesity for a Healthier Future Posted on Sep 3

Addressing Childhood Obesity for a Healthier Future

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, an initiative to help bring attention to the issue of childhood obesity that has grown over the past several decades in the United States. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, childhood obesity has more than   …Continue Reading Addressing Childhood Obesity for a Healthier Future