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How To Legally Change Your Name in Massachusetts

How To Legally Change Your Name in Massachusetts posted on Feb 15

Everyone has the right to legally change their name, as long as the request is not inconsistent with the public interest. When you change your name as an adult, you’ll need to go through a court proceeding. If the court allows your petition, you will receive   …Continue Reading How To Legally Change Your Name in Massachusetts

Celebrate Black History Month with These Historical Tours and Trails

Celebrate Black History Month with These Historical Tours and Trails posted on Feb 8

One way to commemorate Black History Month this February is to learn about and recognize the contributions of African Americans throughout U.S. history. The Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism (MOTT) has compiled a list of Black History Month resources, including walking tours and heritage   …Continue Reading Celebrate Black History Month with These Historical Tours and Trails

3 Fun Things to Do in Massachusetts over Presidents Day Weekend

3 Fun Things to Do in Massachusetts over Presidents Day Weekend posted on Feb 1

George Washington’s Birthday is observed on the third Monday in February every year. This year, it falls on Feb. 20. According to the National Archives, Congress declared his birthday a legal holiday in 1879 after years of unofficial celebrations to honor our first commander in chief. For many Americans,   …Continue Reading 3 Fun Things to Do in Massachusetts over Presidents Day Weekend

Prepare for Tax Season 2017

Prepare for Tax Season 2017 posted on Jan 25

It may feel like the new year just started, but tax season is already well underway. With a bit of preparation, you can keep cool and calm as the April 18 tax deadline approaches. Find out how to get ready for tax season, and learn   …Continue Reading Prepare for Tax Season 2017

Ice Fishing, Hunting, and Camping This Winter

Ice Fishing, Hunting, and Camping This Winter posted on Jan 11

Winter is here, but your outdoor adventures don’t have to end. There’s a winter wonderland just waiting to be explored in Massachusetts state parks, Wildlife Management Areas, and forests. Whether you’re interested in hunting, fishing, or camping, the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) and the Department of Fish and   …Continue Reading Ice Fishing, Hunting, and Camping This Winter

New Year’s Eve Safety

New Year’s Eve Safety posted on Dec 23

Whether you’re celebrating in the Berkshires, Boston, or somewhere in between, New Year’s Eve events can be found across Massachusetts. While the holiday offers us a chance to ring in 2017 with friends, family, and fun, there are a few safety tips everyone should keep   …Continue Reading New Year’s Eve Safety

3 Activities to Keep You Moving this Winter

3 Activities to Keep You Moving this Winter posted on Dec 21

Another New England winter is rolling in with snow, ice, and more snow. But you don’t have to go into hibernation just because the temperature drops. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a number of winter activities can help you stay fit. Between   …Continue Reading 3 Activities to Keep You Moving this Winter

Winter Driving Safety in Massachusetts

Winter Driving Safety in Massachusetts posted on Dec 14

If the weather outside is frightful, driving might not be delightful. You should avoid driving during severe weather if possible. However, if you do need to drive, make sure you stay safe by following winter driving safety tips from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and Massachusetts   …Continue Reading Winter Driving Safety in Massachusetts

Winter Safety Tips

Winter Safety Tips posted on Dec 7

While Massachusetts winters mean skiing, ice skating, and scenic views across the state, they can also bring extreme cold and severe winter storms. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), Department of Fire Services (DFS), Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), and the Department of Energy Resources (DOER) provide tips to help Massachusetts residents get   …Continue Reading Winter Safety Tips

Transportation Services for Massachusetts Seniors

Transportation Services for Massachusetts Seniors posted on Nov 30

Transportation is a vital service for many older adults who want to continue to live independently in their communities. If you don’t have access to a car or can’t drive for any reason, there are community and state resources that can help. The Human Service   …Continue Reading Transportation Services for Massachusetts Seniors