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Monthly Archives: March 2016

MCB Celebrates National Women’s History Month Posted on Mar 31

MCB Celebrates National Women’s History Month

An important goal of Massachusetts Commission for the Blind (MCB) is to create a workplace that reflects the communities and consumers the agency serves. With the help of its Diversity Committee, MCB aims to accommodate and capitalize on the needs, values and differences within the agency   …Continue Reading MCB Celebrates National Women’s History Month

Meet Shannon Hague – Social Worker in Massachusetts Posted on Mar 28

Meet Shannon Hague - Social Worker in Massachusetts

Shannon Hague has been a social worker in Massachusetts for the past 13 years. During that time she has helped keep countless children safe. As far as Hague is concerned, social work has always been in her blood. Shannon’s mother was a social worker for   …Continue Reading Meet Shannon Hague – Social Worker in Massachusetts

Three Local WWII Veterans Receive Légion d’Honneur Awards Posted on Mar 25

Three Local WWII Veterans Receive Légion d’Honneur Awards

Three WWII American veterans who are residents of the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home were recently bestowed France’s highest honor, the Légion d’Honneur (Legion of Honor). Secretary of the Massachusetts Department of Veterans Services, Francisco Ureña, joined the French Consul General, Valéry Freland, to present France’s highest   …Continue Reading Three Local WWII Veterans Receive Légion d’Honneur Awards

Four Things about “SNAP to Skills” in MA Posted on Mar 11

Four Things about "SNAP to Skills" in MA

This month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that the Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance was selected to participate in the “SNAP to Skills” project to enhance education and training opportunities for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients. As a recipient of SNAP individuals   …Continue Reading Four Things about “SNAP to Skills” in MA

What should you know about the Zika virus? Posted on Mar 2

What should you know about the Zika virus?

The Zika virus has received wide attention over the past several months. Although Zika is present in the United States, with more than 100 confirmed cases, most people who get the virus do not get sick.  In New England, there are three confirmed cases of   …Continue Reading What should you know about the Zika virus?