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Carpooling and Ride Share Options in Massachusetts posted on Oct 22

Every year, each commuter in the Commonwealth produces 62 pounds of carbon monoxide, 9 pounds of hydrocarbons, and 5 pounds of nitrogen oxides, according to the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP). Cars, trucks, and buses produce approximately 40 percent of all air pollutants. In   …Continue Reading Carpooling and Ride Share Options in Massachusetts

National Down Syndrome Awareness Month posted on Oct 17

Down syndrome is the most commonly occurring chromosomal condition. One in every 691 babies in the United States is born with Down syndrome according to the National Down Syndrome Society. The disease affects a child’s physical development, language, and cognitive skills. Massachusetts participates in Down   …Continue Reading National Down Syndrome Awareness Month

National Teen Driver Safety Week

National Teen Driver Safety Week posted on Oct 16

Getting behind the wheel for the first time can be exciting for teens, but a worrying experience for parents. While driving safely is a responsibility for all motorists, teen drivers are more prone to high-risk behavior behind the wheel. According to the most current data   …Continue Reading National Teen Driver Safety Week

Assistive Technology for the Blind

Assistive Technology for the Blind posted on Oct 15

Massachusetts strives to improve the quality of life for vision-impaired residents through unique programs and services. Among these efforts, the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind (MCB) – a division of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) – works to make assistive technology   …Continue Reading Assistive Technology for the Blind

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month posted on Oct 14

According to the National Violence Against Women Survey (NVAW) completed jointly between the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 22 percent of women and 7 percent of men were physically assaulted by a partner at some   …Continue Reading National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Massachusetts Voting and Election Information

Massachusetts Voting and Election Information posted on Oct 10

The Nov. 4 state elections are fast approaching, and if you are registered for voting in Massachusetts, you are eligible to take part. Voters will elect new constitutional officers; including governor, senator in congress, attorney general, secretary of state, treasurer, auditor, representative in congress, and   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Voting and Election Information

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month posted on Oct 9

Breast cancer is diagnosed among women in the United States every two minutes. In Massachusetts alone, breast cancer accounts for one-third of all cancers diagnosed in women. Both men and women are affected by this disease. However, with advancements in modern medicine and increased awareness,   …Continue Reading Breast Cancer Awareness Month

National Cyber Security Awareness Month

National Cyber Security Awareness Month posted on Oct 8

With internet technology advancing at a rapid pace, people who go online are increasingly susceptible to cybercrimes, including identity theft, stolen PINs, and hacking.   As of 2012, approximately 73 percent of Americans have been victims of cybercrime, according to the Multi-State Information Sharing & Analysis   …Continue Reading National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Keep Smiling: Managing Your Oral Health

Keep Smiling: Managing Your Oral Health posted on Oct 7

Massachusetts residents – young and old – need to keep a close eye on their health and well-being. Oral health is an important part of the equation that individuals should prioritize, no matter their age. Consider some basic oral care tips to maintain a healthy   …Continue Reading Keep Smiling: Managing Your Oral Health

Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Week posted on Oct 2

Fire safety and prevention are responsibilities that all residents of the Commonwealth should take seriously. According to the Massachusetts Fire Incident Reporting System, there were 31,229 fires reported in the Commonwealth during 2012, causing 39 civilian deaths, 322 civilian injuries, and 531 fire service injuries.   …Continue Reading Fire Prevention Week