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Monthly Archives: July 2009

Making Progress in Worcester, Springfield Posted on Jul 31

  Last week, over 500 homeowners facing possible foreclosure visited our workshops in Worcester and Springfield. This gave many families an opportunity to stay in their homes, and was just part of the Patrick Administration’s efforts in preserving and improving communities throughout the state. Foreclosure   …Continue Reading Making Progress in Worcester, Springfield

Being “Green” Isn’t Black and White Posted on Jul 21

  More and more consumers are trying to be environmentally conscious, and companies are following the trend by marketing the “green” nature of their products. But figuring out how green a product is can be tricky. There are few definitions regarding what makes something “green.”   …Continue Reading Being “Green” Isn’t Black and White

Low-Cost Insurance May Not Be Legitimate Posted on Jul 10

Low-Cost Insurance May Not Be Legitimate

Posted by: Commissioner Nonnie S. Burnes, Division of Insurance In economic conditions like we’re seeing now, some unscrupulous people take advantage of a family’s need to save money. They offer “deals” that appear to be a money-saving solution.  A very low rate might seem like   …Continue Reading Low-Cost Insurance May Not Be Legitimate

An Eye on Overcharging Posted on Jul 10

  We’ve all been to a store and experienced the following: The price rung up at the register was more than what we saw on the shelf. Sometimes we might ask the cashier about it, sometimes we might think we just goofed up and keep   …Continue Reading An Eye on Overcharging

Foreclosure Workshops in Worcester July 22, Springfield July 23 Posted on Jul 1

  One of the most important things we do at the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation is work with the Patrick Administration and homeowners to find solutions to potential foreclosures. Next month, we will be holding two more foreclosure workshops that will give   …Continue Reading Foreclosure Workshops in Worcester July 22, Springfield July 23