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Know Your Rights as a Tenant, Part 2: After You Move In

Know Your Rights as a Tenant, Part 2: After You Move In posted on Aug 18

Once you’ve learned your rights as a tenant before you move in, it’s time to figure out what happens after you move in. The Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation (OCABR) and the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) share information about your rights once you have signed a lease and   …Continue Reading Know Your Rights as a Tenant, Part 2: After You Move In

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

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

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

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

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

Massachusetts Voting and Primary Information

Massachusetts Voting and Primary Information posted on Aug 9

The state primary is a time to make your voice heard in Massachusetts politics. On Sept. 8, Bay State voters will cast ballots to nominate candidates for the state legislature, representatives in Congress, councillors, and more. Whether you’re voting for the first time in Massachusetts   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Voting and Primary Information

Crosswalk Safety for Parents and Children

Crosswalk Safety for Parents and Children posted on Aug 4

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

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

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

Help Your Community as a Volunteer Driver posted on Jul 28

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

Job Search Resources: Before You Apply posted on Jul 26

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

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

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

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

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