From all-day festivals in Pioneer Valley to breathtaking firework displays on the Charles River, New Year’s Eve is an exciting and fun holiday in Massachusetts. Friends and family gather to mark the turning of the calendar in one of the most festive celebrations of the …Continue Reading Celebrate New Year’s Eve Safely in Massachusetts
Children love receiving gifts and presents year-round, and the excitement that comes from unwrapping a gift can fill a house with joy. While toys are meant to be fun and entertaining, they can pose several safety risks. In 2013 there were approximately 256,700 toy-related injuries, …Continue Reading Safe Toys and Gifts for Children
Halloween is a fun time of year for both children and adults. Whether you plan on trick-or-treating under the moonlight or hosting your own spooky haunted house, it’s important to stay safe. With advice and resources from the Massachusetts Department of Fire Services (DFS) you …Continue Reading Halloween Safety Tips
This is Mass.Gov’s post for 2014. Click here for our 4th of July 2015 post. In 1776, the first shots at Lexington and Concord were fired, marking the beginnings of the American Revolution. Today, Americans take time each year on July 4th to celebrate the …Continue Reading Seven Safety Tips for the 4th of July
Women’s History Month is a worldwide celebration of the contributions women have made throughout history. Often pitted against social conventions and legal obstacles, women have created a legacy that expands the frontiers of possibility for generations to come. It’s a perfect time to hear from …Continue Reading Celebrating Women’s History Month
Across America, February is recognized as Black History Month – an annual celebration of achievements and advancements by African-Americans, and a time for recognizing the central role of African-Americans in U.S. history. Massachusetts communities honor this historic month in a variety of ways: from art exhibits …Continue Reading Celebrating Black History Month
Click here to read our updated Dec. 2014 post on this topic. As the holiday season marches ahead, so does toy shopping for the special children in our lives. There are thousands of toys to choose from and selecting the right one can be a challenge, …Continue Reading December is Safe Toys and Gifts Month: 9 Tips to Keep Kids Safe
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