Mass.Gov Blog

The Official Blog of the Website of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Author Archives: Mass.Gov Staff

Posts by Author

Celebrate Cycling in Massachusetts During National Bike Month

Celebrate Cycling in Massachusetts During National Bike Month posted on May 3

Hold on to your handlebars this May as Massachusetts celebrates National Bike Month and Bay State Bike Week from May 14–22. Whether you’re biking to get in shape, get to work, or have some fun, the Commonwealth has something to offer. The Department of Public   …Continue Reading Celebrate Cycling in Massachusetts During National Bike Month

Adopting in Massachusetts: How to Apply

Adopting in Massachusetts: How to Apply posted on Apr 28

Whether you have struggled to have a child or always planned to adopt, choosing to adopt is an incredible gift for your family and a child in need. Many of the children waiting to be adopted in Massachusetts have experienced loss and hardship, and just   …Continue Reading Adopting in Massachusetts: How to Apply

National Teacher Appreciation Day: Become a K–12 Teacher in Massachusetts

National Teacher Appreciation Day: Become a K–12 Teacher in Massachusetts posted on Apr 26

May 3 was National Teacher Appreciation Day, in honor of teachers across the country who work so hard to educate and inspire our children. It was also the day that the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) announced the Massachusetts Teacher of the Year for   …Continue Reading National Teacher Appreciation Day: Become a K–12 Teacher in Massachusetts

Submit Your Photos for the 2017 Massachusetts Agricultural Calendar

Submit Your Photos for the 2017 Massachusetts Agricultural Calendar posted on Apr 21

This is a guest blog post from the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR). If you are a recreational photographer who enjoys capturing images of agriculture — whether it’s farm scenes, animals, or delicious produce — join MassGrown and Massachusetts Agriculture in the Classroom (MAC)   …Continue Reading Submit Your Photos for the 2017 Massachusetts Agricultural Calendar

Preventing Child Abuse in Massachusetts

Preventing Child Abuse in Massachusetts posted on Apr 19

This is a guest blog post from the Children’s Trust. The Children’s Trust was created by the Massachusetts Legislature in 1988. Our mission is to prevent child abuse and neglect across the Bay State. Through decades of research, programs, and evaluation, we have learned that   …Continue Reading Preventing Child Abuse in Massachusetts

One-Stop Career Centers: Brenda’s Story

One-Stop Career Centers: Brenda’s Story posted on Apr 14

Brenda Francis, the director of the Greater New Bedford Career Center, discusses the services available to job seekers across the Commonwealth at One-Stop Career Centers, including job training, job search help, career counseling, and more. “I’m Brenda Francis, and I’m the Career Center Director here   …Continue Reading One-Stop Career Centers: Brenda’s Story

Getting Married in Massachusetts: Before the Wedding

Getting Married in Massachusetts: Before the Wedding posted on Apr 12

If you’re planning your dream wedding in the Bay State, congratulations! Whatever your theme or guest list — should you invite Aunt Edna or your second cousin Joe? — there are a few things you’ll need to do before the big day to make sure   …Continue Reading Getting Married in Massachusetts: Before the Wedding

The 2016 Boston Marathon Spectator Guidelines

The 2016 Boston Marathon Spectator Guidelines posted on Apr 6

This is a guest blog post from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA). The 120th running of the Boston Marathon will be held on Patriot’s Day, Monday, April 18, 2016. This year, 30,000 registered participants will run the 26.2-mile course, which starts in Hopkinton and   …Continue Reading The 2016 Boston Marathon Spectator Guidelines

Prevent Distracted Driving: Pay Attention to the Road

Prevent Distracted Driving: Pay Attention to the Road posted on Apr 5

This is a guest blog post from the Highway Safety Division (HSD) of the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS). Distracted driving — particularly texting and driving — is a serious issue in Massachusetts and across the country. It’s time to think about   …Continue Reading Prevent Distracted Driving: Pay Attention to the Road

Get Money Back for Your Electric Vehicle

Get Money Back for Your Electric Vehicle posted on Mar 31

Taking public transit, walking, or riding your bike can all get you where you’re going in an eco-friendly way, but there’s another way to reduce the carbon footprint on your next trip. Buying or leasing a low- or zero-emission vehicle can help you go a   …Continue Reading Get Money Back for Your Electric Vehicle