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Getting Married in Massachusetts: After the Wedding

Getting Married in Massachusetts: After the Wedding posted on May 24

If you’ve recently gotten married, you’re probably ready to hide out with your spouse and enjoy your newly wedded (and family-free) bliss. But before you book your honeymoon flight to that remote tropical island, you might want to take care of some paperwork — especially   …Continue Reading Getting Married in Massachusetts: After the Wedding

How to Stay Active Throughout Your Retirement

How to Stay Active Throughout Your Retirement posted on May 19

May is Older Americans Month, a time to celebrate seniors’ achievements and contributions to society. According to the Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA), today’s seniors are more engaged than ever before. As a result, it’s fitting that this year’s theme is Blaze a Trail,   …Continue Reading How to Stay Active Throughout Your Retirement

Seat Belts: The Best Way to Protect Yourself on the Road

Seat Belts: The Best Way to Protect Yourself on the Road posted on May 12

This is a guest blog post from the Highway Safety Division (HSD) of the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS). Seat belts are your best defense in the event of a crash — but Massachusetts has one of the lowest seat belt use   …Continue Reading Seat Belts: The Best Way to Protect Yourself on the Road

Workers’ Rights in Massachusetts: Wages

Workers’ Rights in Massachusetts: Wages posted on May 11

This post is the second in the Workers’ Rights blog series, which covers wages, workplace safety, workers’ compensation, and more for workers across Massachusetts. No matter what job you have in the Bay State, you have the right to be paid for the work you   …Continue Reading Workers’ Rights in Massachusetts: Wages

May Is Electrical Safety Month: Learn How to Prevent Electrical Fires in Your Home

May Is Electrical Safety Month: Learn How to Prevent Electrical Fires in Your Home posted on May 10

Simple safety tips from the Department of Fire Services (DFS) and regular home maintenance can reduce the risk of electrical fires, keeping you and your family safe.

Celebrate Cycling in Massachusetts During National Bike Month

Celebrate Cycling in Massachusetts During National Bike Month posted on May 3

Hold on to your handlebars this May as Massachusetts celebrates National Bike Month and Bay State Bike Week from May 14–22. Whether you’re biking to get in shape, get to work, or have some fun, the Commonwealth has something to offer. The Department of Public   …Continue Reading Celebrate Cycling in Massachusetts During National Bike Month

Adopting in Massachusetts: How to Apply

Adopting in Massachusetts: How to Apply posted on Apr 28

Whether you have struggled to have a child or always planned to adopt, choosing to adopt is an incredible gift for your family and a child in need. Many of the children waiting to be adopted in Massachusetts have experienced loss and hardship, and just   …Continue Reading Adopting in Massachusetts: How to Apply

National Teacher Appreciation Day: Become a K–12 Teacher in Massachusetts

National Teacher Appreciation Day: Become a K–12 Teacher in Massachusetts posted on Apr 26

May 3 was National Teacher Appreciation Day, in honor of teachers across the country who work so hard to educate and inspire our children. It was also the day that the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) announced the Massachusetts Teacher of the Year for   …Continue Reading National Teacher Appreciation Day: Become a K–12 Teacher in Massachusetts

Submit Your Photos for the 2017 Massachusetts Agricultural Calendar

Submit Your Photos for the 2017 Massachusetts Agricultural Calendar posted on Apr 21

This is a guest blog post from the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR). If you are a recreational photographer who enjoys capturing images of agriculture — whether it’s farm scenes, animals, or delicious produce — join MassGrown and Massachusetts Agriculture in the Classroom (MAC)   …Continue Reading Submit Your Photos for the 2017 Massachusetts Agricultural Calendar

Preventing Child Abuse in Massachusetts

Preventing Child Abuse in Massachusetts posted on Apr 19

This is a guest blog post from the Children’s Trust. The Children’s Trust was created by the Massachusetts Legislature in 1988. Our mission is to prevent child abuse and neglect across the Bay State. Through decades of research, programs, and evaluation, we have learned that   …Continue Reading Preventing Child Abuse in Massachusetts