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Monthly Archives: July 2018

Hurricane Preparedness: Do you know how to prep for a storm? Posted on Jul 17

Hurricane Preparedness: Do you know how to prep for a storm?

  Hurricane Season officially began in June but this week is Hurricane Preparedness Week in Massachusetts.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has predicted a 70% chance of having 10 to 16 named storms, with five to nine possibly developing into hurricanes. That’s why the   …Continue Reading Hurricane Preparedness: Do you know how to prep for a storm?

Dockless Bike-sharing: The Nuts and Bolts of Station-Free Cycling Posted on Jul 13

  Have you come across unlocked bicycles propped up in random locations in your city or town? You may think the bright-colored bikes were left by mistake, but they may actually be a part of a dockless bike-sharing network. Companies such as ofo, Ant, Lime   …Continue Reading Dockless Bike-sharing: The Nuts and Bolts of Station-Free Cycling

Peer-to-Peer Car-Sharing: What Every Consumer Should Know Posted on Jul 5

Peer-to-Peer Car-Sharing: What Every Consumer Should Know

Peer-to-peer car-sharing has emerged as an alternative to renting a car. With a business model similar to Airbnb or Uber, it allows car owners to rent out their vehicles to individuals within a given area through a mobile app. In providing this service, these platforms,   …Continue Reading Peer-to-Peer Car-Sharing: What Every Consumer Should Know

Please note: our HIC Office has moved Posted on Jul 2

The HIC Registrations and Renewals office has moved to 1000 Washington St., Suite 710 Who does this move affect? Contractors looking to register as a Home Improvement Contractor or renew an existing registration Contractors or subcontractors looking to obtain a duplicate HIC registration card Contractors or   …Continue Reading Please note: our HIC Office has moved