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The Massachusetts Community Compact Initiative Posted on Nov 5

The Massachusetts Community Compact Initiative

In January 2015, Governor Charlie Baker established the Community Compact Cabinet in order to strengthen partnerships between the administration and municipalities. Since then, municipalities like Worcester, Acton, West Springfield, Attleboro, Adams, and Newburyport have joined the program, with more than 40 community compacts signed altogether,   …Continue Reading The Massachusetts Community Compact Initiative

Removing Plastic from Rockport’s Reefs with COASTSWEEP Posted on Oct 13

Removing Plastic from Rockport’s Reefs with COASTSWEEP

This is a guest blog post from the Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM), written by Claudia Geib. It was a cool, sunny day in Rockport in late September, and breathing compressed air 20 feet below the surface, I was starting to get a little   …Continue Reading Removing Plastic from Rockport’s Reefs with COASTSWEEP

Pick a Pumpkin from Massachusetts Posted on Oct 8

Pick a Pumpkin from Massachusetts

This is a guest blog post from the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR), written by Program Coordinator Julia Grimaldi. The pumpkin may be the quintessential symbol of fall in Massachusetts. New Englanders associate the squash with a change in temperature, shorter days, and Halloween.   …Continue Reading Pick a Pumpkin from Massachusetts

Veterans’ Services and Advocacy for Women in Massachusetts Posted on Aug 25

Veterans' Services and Advocacy for Women in Massachusetts

The Commonwealth’s official heroine, Deborah Sampson, fought with courage in the Revolutionary War under a man’s name and was later given the first military pension ever awarded to a woman. Massachusetts celebrates and supports women all year through services for female veterans and advocacy for   …Continue Reading Veterans’ Services and Advocacy for Women in Massachusetts

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

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