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Know Your Rights as a Tenant, Part 1: Before You Move In Posted on Jul 31

Know Your Rights as a Tenant, Part 1: Before You Move In

According to the United States Census Bureau (USCB), as of 2013, more than 37 percent of Massachusetts homes were occupied by renters. Searching for a rental home, signing a lease, and meeting new neighbors can be exciting, but it’s also important that you keep your   …Continue Reading Know Your Rights as a Tenant, Part 1: Before You Move In

Seeking Local Beach Cleanup Coordinators for COASTSWEEP 2015 Posted on Jul 16

Seeking Local Beach Cleanup Coordinators for COASTSWEEP 2015

This is a guest blog post from the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management, written by Claudia Geib. What do a couch cushion, corn cob pipe, toenail clipper, fake mustache, and cement dragon have in common? They’re all items that were found on Massachusetts beaches   …Continue Reading Seeking Local Beach Cleanup Coordinators for COASTSWEEP 2015

Honor Massachusetts Veterans This Memorial Day Posted on May 22

Honor Massachusetts Veterans This Memorial Day

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

Celebrate Massachusetts Women Posted on Mar 20

Celebrate Massachusetts Women

The birthplace of pioneering women’s rights advocates Abigail Adams and Susan B. Anthony, humanitarian Clara Barton, and famed poet Emily Dickinson, Massachusetts has no shortage of women deserving of spirited celebration. But while there are plenty of Commonwealth women in history who’ve made a difference   …Continue Reading Celebrate Massachusetts Women

Caring for Elders Resources Posted on Feb 27

Caring for Elders Resources

According to the National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC), more than 65 million Americans act as unpaid caregivers for a family member, and the average age of an adult who receives assistance is 69 years old. The Executive Office of Elder Affairs (ELD), primarily through the   …Continue Reading Caring for Elders Resources

Celebrate Black History Month in Massachusetts Posted on Feb 11

Each year, the month of February is recognized as a time to honor the successes and sacrifices of African Americans. There are many ways to celebrate Black History Month in the Commonwealth. The Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism (MOTT) provides information on the state’s   …Continue Reading Celebrate Black History Month in Massachusetts

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day Posted on Jan 16

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’” — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. During his life, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. led the Civil Rights Movement through nonviolent acts of protest and helped end legal segregation of African American citizens.   …Continue Reading Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Volunteering: Making a Difference in Massachusetts Posted on Dec 18

Volunteering: Making a Difference in Massachusetts

Volunteering can be a satisfying and worthwhile experience for everyone. Donating your time, talent, and effort are small ways to make a significant difference in your community. Many volunteer opportunities exist throughout Massachusetts that enable you to get involved in your community and improve the   …Continue Reading Volunteering: Making a Difference in Massachusetts

Massachusetts Winter Driving Tips and Safety Posted on Nov 13

Massachusetts Winter Driving Tips and Safety

Use #MAsnow on Twitter for updates on a snow storm’s progress through Massachusetts. With winter weather looming on the horizon, Massachusetts residents need to stay safe on the roads. There are a number of ways to keep motorists and their passengers safe during inclement weather, and   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Winter Driving Tips and Safety

Hunger Relief Programs in Massachusetts Posted on Oct 28

Hunger Relief Programs in Massachusetts

As of 2012, food insecurity affects 10.6 percent of all households in Massachusetts, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Fortunately, Massachusetts has several hunger relief programs that help families and individuals obtain food, gain access to emergency pantries, and receive the nutrition they   …Continue Reading Hunger Relief Programs in Massachusetts