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Summer Home Cooling Tips

Summer Home Cooling Tips posted on Jun 30

It can be tough to enjoy those sultry summer days when your energy bills are rising as fast as the temperatures. Thankfully, a few simple changes can help keep your home cool without blowing your budget. Inside Your Home We’re creatures of habit, but there   …Continue Reading Summer Home Cooling Tips

Apply for the 2016 Round of the MassWorks Infrastructure Program

Apply for the 2016 Round of the MassWorks Infrastructure Program posted on Jun 29

The Baker-Polito administration recently announced that the 6th annual round of MassWorks awards is open and available for municipalities to submit applications. Applications are due between Aug. 22 and Sept. 2, 2016. How MassWorks Can Help Towns and Cities Through the MassWorks Infrastructure Program, the   …Continue Reading Apply for the 2016 Round of the MassWorks Infrastructure Program

How to Become an Environmental Police Officer in Massachusetts

How to Become an Environmental Police Officer in Massachusetts posted on Jun 28

Did you know that the beginnings of the Massachusetts Environmental Police can be traced all the way back to the 1600s? Early colonists saw the need for laws and regulations regarding fish, wildlife, and natural resource protection. Today, environmental police officers, also known as a   …Continue Reading How to Become an Environmental Police Officer in Massachusetts

Celebrate Independence Day in Massachusetts

Celebrate Independence Day in Massachusetts posted on Jun 23

As the state where the Boston Tea Party, Battle of Bunker Hill, and first shots of the American Revolution happened, Massachusetts is a special place to celebrate the 4th of July. Whether you’re looking for a free event for the family or a way to give back to America’s   …Continue Reading Celebrate Independence Day in Massachusetts

Clean Beaches Week: 6 Ways to Protect the Massachusetts Coast

Clean Beaches Week: 6 Ways to Protect the Massachusetts Coast posted on Jun 21

Did you know that the Massachusetts coastline is long enough to run from Boston to Miami on Interstate 95? Learn how you can help preserve more than 1,500 miles of the Commonwealth’s coast during Clean Beaches Week, July 1–7. Read these helpful tips from the Office   …Continue Reading Clean Beaches Week: 6 Ways to Protect the Massachusetts Coast

The 100 Deadliest Days: Help Teen Drivers Stay Safe this Summer

The 100 Deadliest Days: Help Teen Drivers Stay Safe this Summer posted on Jun 17

This is a guest blog post from the Highway Safety Division (HSD) of the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS). Summer is here. For many in Massachusetts, it’s time for beaches, barbecues, and fun. But for teen drivers, summer is also known as the 100 Deadliest   …Continue Reading The 100 Deadliest Days: Help Teen Drivers Stay Safe this Summer

Adopting in Massachusetts:  The Placement Process

Adopting in Massachusetts: The Placement Process posted on Jun 15

Adopting in Massachusetts is a wonderful way to provide a loving and stable family for a child who needs one. If you’ve already been approved to adopt a child in Massachusetts — see the last adoption blog post on how to apply — you may   …Continue Reading Adopting in Massachusetts: The Placement Process

How to Make Energy-Efficient Home Improvements That Will Help You Save All Year

How to Make Energy-Efficient Home Improvements That Will Help You Save All Year posted on Jun 14

Between fans and air conditioners in the summer and heaters in the winter, Massachusetts residents are almost always running systems to heat or cool their homes. However, you can easily boost your home’s energy efficiency —  for the summer and the winter — to keep   …Continue Reading How to Make Energy-Efficient Home Improvements That Will Help You Save All Year

Workers’ Rights in Massachusetts: Workplace Benefits

Workers’ Rights in Massachusetts: Workplace Benefits posted on Jun 9

This is the third post in the Workers’ Rights blog series, which covers workplace safety, fair wages, workers’ benefits, workers’ compensation, and other rights in Massachusetts. Whether you’ve just started a new job in the Bay State or you’ve worked in Massachusetts for years, you   …Continue Reading Workers’ Rights in Massachusetts: Workplace Benefits

Celebrate the Great Outdoors: Camping in Massachusetts

Celebrate the Great Outdoors: Camping in Massachusetts posted on Jun 7

Summer is here, and what better way to enjoy the season than spending some time in the great outdoors? The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) manages campgrounds in each region of Massachusetts, making your next outdoor adventure closer than you might think. Find a   …Continue Reading Celebrate the Great Outdoors: Camping in Massachusetts