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Monthly Archives: November 2013

10 “Black Friday” Shopping Safety Tips Posted on Nov 27

10 “Black Friday” Shopping Safety Tips

Getting ready to hit the stores on Black Friday? The day after Thanksgiving gives consumers a chance to get a head start on their holiday shopping with dramatic discounts that create some of the best prices of the year. Whether going to the store at   …Continue Reading 10 “Black Friday” Shopping Safety Tips

Thanksgiving Home & Travel Safety Tips Posted on Nov 25

Thanksgiving Home & Travel Safety Tips

Thanksgiving is almost here and across the country, Americans are gearing up for one of the most spectacular feasts of the year.  Thanksgiving is a holiday that brings family and friends together to share good food, conversation, and laughter. In the midst of all this   …Continue Reading Thanksgiving Home & Travel Safety Tips

7 Ice Skating Tips for Winter Fun Posted on Nov 21

7 Ice Skating Tips for Winter Fun

Ice skating is a perfect way to get children and adults to sneak some physical activity into their winter routines. Race, spin, slide, and socialize to a healthier lifestyle while having tremendous fun. The good news is that Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) ice   …Continue Reading 7 Ice Skating Tips for Winter Fun

Hunger Relief Programs in Massachusetts Posted on Nov 19

Hunger Relief Programs in Massachusetts

As Thanksgiving approaches, millions of Americans are looking forward to celebrating the holiday with family, friends, heaping plates of food, and maybe even some football. It’s a time of plenty for most but for some of the 750,000 Massachusetts residents who experience hunger and struggle   …Continue Reading Hunger Relief Programs in Massachusetts

Teen Driving: “Don’t Text and Drive” Posted on Nov 14

Teen Driving: “Don’t Text and Drive”

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens, and texting while driving increases the risk of getting into a crash by 23 times compared to those who don’t text and drive. The CDC reports that nationally in 2011, 3,331 people died   …Continue Reading Teen Driving: “Don’t Text and Drive”

8 Winter Energy-Saving Tips Posted on Nov 12

8 Winter Energy-Saving Tips

During the winter months, it’s tempting to crank the heat and hibernate, but doing this can make electric or gas bills soar. Luckily, there are several simple ways to conserve energy and keep costs down when it’s cold outside. Additionally, Massachusetts offers fuel assistance programs   …Continue Reading 8 Winter Energy-Saving Tips

How Massachusetts Supports its Veterans Year-Round Posted on Nov 8

How Massachusetts Supports its Veterans Year-Round

November 11 is Veterans Day – a day to honor the men and women who have served bravely on behalf of our nation. It’s a time to celebrate their commitment, their selfless service, and the sacrifices they have made so all Americans can enjoy freedom.   …Continue Reading How Massachusetts Supports its Veterans Year-Round

5 Preventative Steps to Help You Stay Healthy During Flu Season Posted on Nov 5

5 Preventative Steps to Help You Stay Healthy During Flu Season

Cold weather is here and with the first frost of the season comes the coughing, sniffling, and sneezing that heralds in flu season. During this time of year it’s important to remember how to avoid contracting the flu and what to do if you get   …Continue Reading 5 Preventative Steps to Help You Stay Healthy During Flu Season