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Find Care Services with MassOptions Posted on Jan 21

Find Care Services with MassOptions

Agencies and organizations across Massachusetts offer a diverse range of programs for elders, caregivers, and individuals with disabilities. MassOptions, run by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS), helps you navigate through the Commonwealth’s programs and services to find the right one that   …Continue Reading Find Care Services with MassOptions

How You Can Serve This Martin Luther King Jr. Day Posted on Jan 12

How You Can Serve This Martin Luther King Jr. Day

“Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve”  —  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. From his sermons as a pastor in Atlanta, Georgia, to his famous “I Have a Dream” speech, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. preached the importance of love, tolerance, and service. With   …Continue Reading How You Can Serve This Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Education Benefits for Massachusetts Veterans Posted on Jan 5

Education Benefits for Massachusetts Veterans

Readjusting to civilian life can pose many challenges for returning veterans — including deciding what to do next. If you have served our country in the armed forces, the Department of Veterans’ Services (DVS) and the Department of Higher Education (DHE) provide information on many   …Continue Reading Education Benefits for Massachusetts Veterans

Celebrate the Season at Massachusetts Farmers’ Markets Posted on Dec 8

Celebrate the Season at Massachusetts Farmers’ Markets

This is a guest blog post from the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR), written by Program Coordinator Julia Grimaldi. You might be surprised, but the winter season is full of local, nutritious, and delicious food, and we at MassGrown are thrilled that Bay State farmers   …Continue Reading Celebrate the Season at Massachusetts Farmers’ Markets

Winter Safety Tips Posted on Dec 3

Winter Safety Tips

While Massachusetts winters mean skiing, ice skating, and scenic views across the state, they can also bring extreme cold and severe winter storms. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), Department of Fire Services (DFS), Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), Department of Energy Resources (DOER), and   …Continue Reading Winter Safety Tips

Apply Now for the Massachusetts Firefighter Civil Service Exam Posted on Dec 1

Apply Now for the Massachusetts Firefighter Civil Service Exam

This is a guest blog post from the Civil Service Unit. Firefighters are some of Massachusetts’ most dedicated, hardworking civil servants. If you think you would thrive in a physically challenging job that involves operating heavy hose lines and pumps, maintaining equipment, putting out fires,   …Continue Reading Apply Now for the Massachusetts Firefighter Civil Service Exam

Make It a Massachusetts Thanksgiving: Buy Local Posted on Nov 17

Make It a Massachusetts Thanksgiving: Buy Local

This is a guest blog post from the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR), written by Program Coordinator Julia Grimaldi. Massachusetts has a special relationship to Thanksgiving — the first feast was celebrated by early American settlers in 1621 at the Plymouth Plantation after a successful   …Continue Reading Make It a Massachusetts Thanksgiving: Buy Local

The Massachusetts Community Compact Initiative Posted on Nov 5

The Massachusetts Community Compact Initiative

In January 2015, Governor Charlie Baker established the Community Compact Cabinet in order to strengthen partnerships between the administration and municipalities. Since then, municipalities like Worcester, Acton, West Springfield, Attleboro, Adams, and Newburyport have joined the program, with more than 40 community compacts signed altogether,   …Continue Reading The Massachusetts Community Compact Initiative

Commemorate Veterans Day in Massachusetts Posted on Nov 3

Commemorate Veterans Day in Massachusetts

On Nov. 11, Massachusetts honors the estimated 380,000 veterans living in the Commonwealth, as well as those who’ve served across the country. Veterans Day is an occasion to publicly recognize the bravery and sacrifices of active-duty and retired military members and their families. Learn about   …Continue Reading Commemorate Veterans Day in Massachusetts

Removing Plastic from Rockport’s Reefs with COASTSWEEP Posted on Oct 13

Removing Plastic from Rockport’s Reefs with COASTSWEEP

This is a guest blog post from the Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM), written by Claudia Geib. It was a cool, sunny day in Rockport in late September, and breathing compressed air 20 feet below the surface, I was starting to get a little   …Continue Reading Removing Plastic from Rockport’s Reefs with COASTSWEEP