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Yearly Archives: 2015

Five Transportation Tips for Seniors, Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities Posted on Dec 15

Five Transportation Tips for Seniors, Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities

This is a guest blog post from MassMobility, a division of the Human Service Transportation (HST) Office. Arranging transportation when you aren’t driving yourself can be challenging, whether you’re carless, have retired from driving, or want to help a loved one get to a medical   …Continue Reading Five Transportation Tips for Seniors, Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities

Volunteer & Donating Opportunities for Families Posted on Dec 10

Volunteer & Donating Opportunities for Families

Volunteering as a family is a chance to build strong personal ties and support your local community. Whether you’re looking for an ongoing commitment or a small way you can give back, there are a variety of ways for your family to donate or volunteer.   …Continue Reading Volunteer & Donating Opportunities for Families

Four Ways to Stay Healthy During Cold and Flu Season Posted on Dec 9

Four Ways to Stay Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

With cold and flu season underway, it’s important to take precautions so you and your loved ones can stay healthy. The Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provide information on protecting yourself from colds and the flu,   …Continue Reading Four Ways to Stay Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

Celebrate the Season at Massachusetts Farmers’ Markets Posted on Dec 8

Celebrate the Season at Massachusetts Farmers’ Markets

This is a guest blog post from the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR), written by Program Coordinator Julia Grimaldi. You might be surprised, but the winter season is full of local, nutritious, and delicious food, and we at MassGrown are thrilled that Bay State farmers   …Continue Reading Celebrate the Season at Massachusetts Farmers’ Markets

Apply Now for the Massachusetts Firefighter Civil Service Exam Posted on Dec 1

Apply Now for the Massachusetts Firefighter Civil Service Exam

This is a guest blog post from the Civil Service Unit. Firefighters are some of Massachusetts’ most dedicated, hardworking civil servants. If you think you would thrive in a physically challenging job that involves operating heavy hose lines and pumps, maintaining equipment, putting out fires,   …Continue Reading Apply Now for the Massachusetts Firefighter Civil Service Exam

Six Tips for a Safe & Successful Holiday Shopping Season Posted on Nov 24

Six Tips for a Safe & Successful Holiday Shopping Season

With the holiday season underway, knowing your rights as a consumer might be just as important as knowing where to get the best deals. The Office of Consumer Affairs & Business Regulation (OCABR) and the Office of the Attorney General (AGO) provide important tips about consumer protection,   …Continue Reading Six Tips for a Safe & Successful Holiday Shopping Season

Tips to Prevent Cooking Fires This Thanksgiving Posted on Nov 19

Tips to Prevent Cooking Fires This Thanksgiving

Every Thanksgiving, families across Massachusetts come together to give thanks and share a great meal. But all the hustle and bustle of this joyous holiday can also pose some serious risks. More fires at home occur on Thanksgiving than any other day of the year.   …Continue Reading Tips to Prevent Cooking Fires This Thanksgiving

Make It a Massachusetts Thanksgiving: Buy Local Posted on Nov 17

Make It a Massachusetts Thanksgiving: Buy Local

This is a guest blog post from the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR), written by Program Coordinator Julia Grimaldi. Massachusetts has a special relationship to Thanksgiving — the first feast was celebrated by early American settlers in 1621 at the Plymouth Plantation after a successful   …Continue Reading Make It a Massachusetts Thanksgiving: Buy Local

MEFA: A College Planning Resource for Massachusetts Residents Posted on Nov 13

MEFA: A College Planning Resource for Massachusetts Residents

This is a guest blog post from the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA). Did you know you have a resource in Massachusetts to help you and your family plan for college? We are the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA), a not-for-profit state authority that was   …Continue Reading MEFA: A College Planning Resource for Massachusetts Residents

Business Taxpayers — What You Need to Know About MassTaxConnect Posted on Nov 12

Business Taxpayers — What You Need to Know About MassTaxConnect

This is a guest blog post from the Department of Revenue (DOR). Please note — WebFile for Business will be unavailable from Nov. 21–30 to allow for account transfers to MassTaxConnect. Visit DOR’s website to find out what to do during Thanksgiving week. The Department of Revenue   …Continue Reading Business Taxpayers — What You Need to Know About MassTaxConnect