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Yearly Archives: 2014

Massachusetts Winter Driving Tips and Safety Posted on Nov 13

Massachusetts Winter Driving Tips and Safety

Use #MAsnow on Twitter for updates on a snow storm’s progress through Massachusetts. With winter weather looming on the horizon, Massachusetts residents need to stay safe on the roads. There are a number of ways to keep motorists and their passengers safe during inclement weather, and   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Winter Driving Tips and Safety

Massachusetts Disability Employment Resources Posted on Nov 12

From July 2013 to June 2014, the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) provided employment opportunities for 3,653 Massachusetts residents with disabilities in both the public and private sectors across the Commonwealth, according to the Commission’s Year in Review. Massachusetts works to help all individuals achieve their   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Disability Employment Resources

Veterans Day Posted on Nov 7

Veterans Day

Americans admire the selflessness, courage, and valor of current and former service members year-round. Veterans Day, however, is an occasion for the nation to publicly recognize those who bravely serve our country. On Nov. 11, join Massachusetts as we come together to remember and honor   …Continue Reading Veterans Day

On Guard: Staying Healthy This Flu Season Posted on Nov 5

On Guard: Staying Healthy This Flu Season

As the days grow shorter and the winter months approach, it’s time to start thinking about flu season, how to avoid it, and what to do if you get sick. The flu (otherwise known as influenza) is a contagious disease that affects the body’s respiratory   …Continue Reading On Guard: Staying Healthy This Flu Season

Diabetes Information and Management Tips Posted on Nov 4

Diabetes Information and Management Tips

Diabetes is a serious disease that affects 29.1 million people in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In response, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is working to reduce death and disability related to diabetes, its comorbidities,   …Continue Reading Diabetes Information and Management Tips

Special Education Mediation Posted on Oct 30

A child’s education is important to their happiness and success in life. Children with disabilities can excel in school with the right support and services. However, when school staff and parents differ about the educational needs of a student with disabilities, there may be a   …Continue Reading Special Education Mediation

Hunger Relief Programs in Massachusetts Posted on Oct 28

Hunger Relief Programs in Massachusetts

As of 2012, food insecurity affects 10.6 percent of all households in Massachusetts, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Fortunately, Massachusetts has several hunger relief programs that help families and individuals obtain food, gain access to emergency pantries, and receive the nutrition they   …Continue Reading Hunger Relief Programs in Massachusetts

Halloween Safety Tips Posted on Oct 24

Halloween Safety Tips

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

Winter Energy Saving Tips Posted on Oct 24

Winter Energy Saving Tips

When temperatures drop in the winter, many folks turn up the heat and hole up indoors. As a result, people often see a spike in their heating bills. Fortunately, there are many simple and effective tips Massachusetts residents can follow to reduce their heating bills   …Continue Reading Winter Energy Saving Tips

Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation Posted on Oct 23

Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation

Work-related injuries or illnesses often result in lost work time, which can make it difficult to stay afloat financially. Workers’ compensation benefits are available to eligible Commonwealth residents to provide some financial assistance until they are able to return to work. About Workers’ Compensation Workers’   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation