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Clean Beaches Week: 6 Ways to Protect the Coast

Clean Beaches Week: 6 Ways to Protect the Coast posted on Jun 26

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

The Importance of Protecting Your Home and Family Against Ticks and Mosquitoes

The Importance of Protecting Your Home and Family Against Ticks and Mosquitoes posted on Jun 24

No one wants to spend their summer worrying about ticks and mosquitoes. Although it’s difficult to escape these pests altogether, you can prevent them from infesting your property and minimize itchy bug bites on you and your family. The Department of Public Health (DPH) and   …Continue Reading The Importance of Protecting Your Home and Family Against Ticks and Mosquitoes

Child Support in Massachusetts, Part 2: Changing the Terms of an Arrangement and Enforcement

Child Support in Massachusetts, Part 2: Changing the Terms of an Arrangement and Enforcement posted on Jun 18

The first part of this series on child support in Massachusetts focused on how to arrange a child support order, as well as how to make and receive payments. However, sometimes a change or enforcement of an order is necessary. The Department of Revenue Child   …Continue Reading Child Support in Massachusetts, Part 2: Changing the Terms of an Arrangement and Enforcement

Child Support in Massachusetts, Part 1: Creating an Arrangement and Managing Payments

Child Support in Massachusetts, Part 1: Creating an Arrangement and Managing Payments posted on Jun 16

Establishing a child support plan is often a top concern for newly separated or divorced parents in Massachusetts. Determining each party’s responsibilities and how the payment and calculation process works helps create a long-term care strategy for children. With resources from the Department of Revenue   …Continue Reading Child Support in Massachusetts, Part 1: Creating an Arrangement and Managing Payments

Celebrate Great Outdoors Month: Camp in Massachusetts

Celebrate Great Outdoors Month: Camp in Massachusetts posted on Jun 11

You don’t have to go far to celebrate Great Outdoors Month this June. The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) manages campgrounds in each region of Massachusetts, making your next outdoor adventure closer than you may think. Find a MassParks campsite in your area and   …Continue Reading Celebrate Great Outdoors Month: Camp in Massachusetts

Celebrate LGBT Pride in Massachusetts

Celebrate LGBT Pride in Massachusetts posted on Jun 9

During Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month, celebrated each June, events across Massachusetts will bear a rainbow flag — the symbol of gay pride and diversity. Since the late 1970s, the flag has been used to represent LGBT individuals and commemorate their contributions   …Continue Reading Celebrate LGBT Pride in Massachusetts

First-Time Home Buyers: What to Know Before You Buy

First-Time Home Buyers: What to Know Before You Buy posted on Jun 2

If your largest purchase or expense to date has been a security deposit for an apartment or car payment, deciding to buy a house can be scary. Fortunately, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development (EOHED) has First Time Home Buyer (FTHB) resources   …Continue Reading First-Time Home Buyers: What to Know Before You Buy

Accessible Fun at Massachusetts State Parks

Accessible Fun at Massachusetts State Parks posted on May 29

State parks in Massachusetts are open to people of all abilities year-round, but the opportunities for outdoor activities really multiply as the weather gets warmer. You may already be aware of the many accessible trails, but did you know there are also accessible ways to   …Continue Reading Accessible Fun at Massachusetts State Parks

Honor Massachusetts Veterans This Memorial Day

Honor Massachusetts Veterans This Memorial Day posted on May 22

Massachusetts proudly supports and honors military members who have died fighting for our country, and Memorial Day — May 25, 2015 — offers residents of the Commonwealth an opportunity to remember fallen heroes. The Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism (MOTT) and the Department of   …Continue Reading Honor Massachusetts Veterans This Memorial Day

Boat Smart from the Start

Boat Smart from the Start posted on May 19

The simple act of wearing a flotation device can save a life. According to a 2013 U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) recreational boating report, in fatal boating accidents where the victims drowned, 84 percent were not wearing a life jacket. First-time boaters should learn safe practices   …Continue Reading Boat Smart from the Start