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Yearly Archives: 2016

Know Your Rights as a Tenant, Part 1: Before You Move In Posted on Aug 16

Know Your Rights as a Tenant, Part 1: Before You Move In

According to the United States Census Bureau (USCB), as of 2014, more than 37 percent of Massachusetts homes were occupied by renters. Searching for a rental home, signing a lease, and meeting new neighbors can be exciting, but it’s important to know your rights as a   …Continue Reading Know Your Rights as a Tenant, Part 1: Before You Move In

Job Search Resources: Landing a Great Job Posted on Aug 11

Job Search Resources: Landing a Great Job

All your hard work has paid off! You’ve networked, you’ve searched listings, and you’ve found a job you’re interested in. We’ve already covered what to do before you launch your job search and how to find a job that’s right for you. Now, the third part of   …Continue Reading Job Search Resources: Landing a Great Job

Crosswalk Safety for Parents and Children Posted on Aug 4

Crosswalk Safety for Parents and Children

Fall is fast approaching, and that means back-to-school season is almost here. In addition to stocking up on pencils and notebooks for your kids, take some time to brush up on crosswalk safety. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), Executive   …Continue Reading Crosswalk Safety for Parents and Children

Job Search Resources: Finding a Great Job Posted on Aug 2

Job Search Resources: Finding a Great Job

Looking for a new job can be overwhelming, but you’re off to a great start — you’ve chosen a career path and written a winning resume. The second post in the Job Search Resources blog series will cover strategies to help you find a job   …Continue Reading Job Search Resources: Finding a Great Job

Help Your Community as a Volunteer Driver Posted on Jul 28

Help Your Community as a Volunteer Driver

This is a guest blog post from MassMobility. There are many reasons why people aren’t able to drive, including overall health, sight, medication, or a disability. For people who live in suburban or rural areas in particular, finding transportation can be extremely difficult — public   …Continue Reading Help Your Community as a Volunteer Driver

Job Search Resources: Before You Apply Posted on Jul 26

Job Search Resources: Before You Apply

There’s good news for job seekers. Businesses in Massachusetts are hiring, which makes it a great time to look for a new job. Whether you’re unemployed or looking to take your career to the next level, searching for a new job can be challenging and   …Continue Reading Job Search Resources: Before You Apply

SNAP Benefits Welcome at Many Massachusetts Farmers’ Markets Posted on Jul 21

SNAP Benefits Welcome at Many Massachusetts Farmers’ Markets

Crates of sweet cantaloupe, juicy tomatoes, and fresh potatoes — the buzz of a farmers’ market on a sunny afternoon. What could be better? Shopping at farmers’ markets is a fun way to stock up on nutritious, locally grown food. Through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program   …Continue Reading SNAP Benefits Welcome at Many Massachusetts Farmers’ Markets

Workers’ Rights in Massachusetts: Workplace Discrimination & Harassment Posted on Jul 19

Workers’ Rights in Massachusetts: Workplace Discrimination & Harassment

This is the final post in the Workers’ Rights blog series, which has covered workplace safety, fair wages, workplace benefits, workers’ compensation, and workplace discrimination and harassment in Massachusetts. In 2015, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) received more than 2,400 complaints about discrimination at   …Continue Reading Workers’ Rights in Massachusetts: Workplace Discrimination & Harassment

Workers’ Rights in Massachusetts: Workers’ Compensation Posted on Jul 12

Workers’ Rights in Massachusetts: Workers’ Compensation

This is the fourth post in the Workers’ Rights blog series, which covers workplace safety, fair wages, workplace benefits, workers’ compensation, and more in Massachusetts. The first post in the Workers’ Rights blog series covered workplace safety and how to file a complaint. However, it’s   …Continue Reading Workers’ Rights in Massachusetts: Workers’ Compensation

Canoeing and Kayaking in Massachusetts Posted on Jul 7

Canoeing and Kayaking in Massachusetts

Whether you enjoy canoeing and kayaking for the great workout or the peaceful scenery, you’ll find beautiful waterways to explore in the Commonwealth. The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) has information on scenic areas to paddle, accessible locations, and places to rent equipment and take classes. Rentals   …Continue Reading Canoeing and Kayaking in Massachusetts