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The Prevailing Wage Program in Massachusetts Posted on May 10

The Prevailing Wage Program in Massachusetts

Each year, many people help pave state highways, renovate public buildings, and take care of various public works projects across the Commonwealth. The Prevailing Wage Program in Massachusetts helps ensure that professionals doing public work projects are paid properly by determining the minimum hourly wage rates workers   …Continue Reading The Prevailing Wage Program in Massachusetts

Getting Married in Massachusetts: After the Wedding Posted on Apr 27

Getting Married in Massachusetts: After the Wedding

Congratulations, you tied the knot! You’re probably ready to kick back and enjoy your newlywed bliss. But if you haven’t thought about it already, you might want to take care of some paperwork, especially if you decided to change your name. Our first post filled   …Continue Reading Getting Married in Massachusetts: After the Wedding

The Massachusetts State Supplement Program Posted on Mar 30

The Massachusetts State Supplement Program

If you’re over 65, blind, or a person with a disability, you may be eligible to receive benefits through the Massachusetts State Supplement Program (SSP). SSP helps qualified residents pay for basic needs like food, clothing, and housing. You can find out more about the program, your eligibility,   …Continue Reading The Massachusetts State Supplement Program

Filing Property Taxes in Massachusetts Posted on Mar 22

Filing Property Taxes in Massachusetts

When you file your Massachusetts taxes this year, don’t forget about property taxes. Property taxes are filed and collected through the town or city where your property is located, not through the state government. The Department of Revenue (DOR) and the Massachusetts Court System provide information on who’s required   …Continue Reading Filing Property Taxes in Massachusetts

Opioid Misuse in Massachusetts: What Parents Need to Know Posted on Mar 15

The number of annual deaths related to opioid use in Massachusetts more than quadrupled between 2000 and 2015, according to the Department of Public Health (DPH). Parents should be aware that young people are at high risk of becoming involved in this fatal epidemic. According to DPH and   …Continue Reading Opioid Misuse in Massachusetts: What Parents Need to Know

5 Women Who Shaped Massachusetts Politics Posted on Mar 1

5 Women Who Shaped Massachusetts Politics

March is Women’s History Month — what better time to celebrate women who have shaped Massachusetts politics? From the first women elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives to the first female senator to represent the state in Washington, D.C., Bay State women have been shaping the   …Continue Reading 5 Women Who Shaped Massachusetts Politics

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

How To Legally Change Your Name in Massachusetts

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

Prepare for Tax Season 2017 Posted on Jan 25

Prepare for Tax Season 2017

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

Massachusetts Police Officer Civil Service Exam: Deadline to Apply Is Feb. 21, 2017 Posted on Nov 17

Massachusetts Police Officer Civil Service Exam: Deadline to Apply Is Feb. 21, 2017

This is a guest blog post from the Massachusetts Human Resources Division. The Human Resources Division (HRD) of the Executive Office of Administration and Finance (ANF) is currently accepting applications for the 2017 police officer civil service exam. If you want to become a municipal   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Police Officer Civil Service Exam: Deadline to Apply Is Feb. 21, 2017

Child Support in Massachusetts, Part 2: Changing the Terms of an Arrangement and Enforcement Posted on Oct 26

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

The first part of this child support series focused on how to arrange a child support order and how to make and receive payments in Massachusetts. However, in some cases, you may need to change or enforce your order. The Department of Revenue Child Support Enforcement Division (DOR/CSE)    …Continue Reading Child Support in Massachusetts, Part 2: Changing the Terms of an Arrangement and Enforcement