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Circuit Breaker Tax Credit

Feb 1, 2019 If you are a senior homeowner or renter, you may be eligible for the 2018 Massachusetts “circuit breaker” tax credit.  The program is for those aged 65 or older, whose property taxes (or 25% of rent) exceed 10% of their annual income. The following are the eligibility requirements to qualify for the…
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Winter Weather Hazards

Jan 25, 2019 This past week, we’ve been reminded just how “special” a New England winter can be.  I’m so thankful that Gloucester did not receive the 12 to 18 inches of snow, followed by freezing rain that I saw forecast a couple days before the storm.  Can you imagine the mess we would have…
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Civil Rights

Jan 18, 2019 This weekend, we remember and celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.  I recently read the full text of Dr. King’s memorable “I Have a Dream” speech, which he gave in August 1963 in Washington D.C. I had not read this speech since I was a high school student, and it…
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A Good Night’s Sleep

Jan 11, 2019 How well and how much we sleep has great influence on the quality of our life. The amount of sleep needed varies from person to person but on average adults need between 7 and 9 hours of sleep each night. We each have a natural rhythm that guides our need for sleep…
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The Savvy Caregiver

Jan 2, 2019 My parents live in northern Arizona. Although they have three grown children, they live alone with thousands of miles between them and their closest family member. This didn’t happen by design. It just happened as our lives unfolded. My Father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s several years ago and my Mother is his…
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