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Monthly Archives: November 2015

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

State Without StigMA: Stephanie’s Story Posted on Nov 10

State Without StigMA: Stephanie's Story

Stephanie discusses recovering from addiction as part of the State Without StigMA campaign. “I really felt the stigma of addiction. I mean from everybody. I wouldn’t go to the hospital, just because I knew that as soon as I got there, as soon as they   …Continue Reading State Without StigMA: Stephanie’s Story

The Massachusetts Community Compact Initiative Posted on Nov 5

The Massachusetts Community Compact Initiative

In January 2015, Governor Charlie Baker established the Community Compact Cabinet in order to strengthen partnerships between the administration and municipalities. Since then, municipalities like Worcester, Acton, West Springfield, Attleboro, Adams, and Newburyport have joined the program, with more than 40 community compacts signed altogether,   …Continue Reading The Massachusetts Community Compact Initiative