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    Tuesday, August 20, 2019
      Nashoba Valley Technical High School is one of just 17 schools — and the only regional vocational school —  in Massachusetts to receive the Early College Designation announced by Gov. Charlie Baker earlier this summer. A partnership between Nashoba Tech and Middlesex Community College will allow Nashoba Tech students the option of earning 12 or more college credits on campus at no charge to ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 14, 2019
    PFML NEWSSummary of Recent UpdatesOver the last several months, the Department of Family and Medical Leave (DFML) has issued a number of updates to its website.  These updates clarify questions that we’ve received from the stakeholder community and aim to provide employers and employees with greater certainty in understanding the operations of the program.  For your convenience, we are summarizing ...read more
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    Monday, August 12, 2019
    Featured Articles for August 2019  Credit Reports: What You Should KnowPeriodically reviewing your credit report is an effective way to prevent credit card fraud and could alert you to signs of identity theft.Tax Deductions for Teachers and Educators As the new school year begins, teachers, administrators, and aides should remember to keep track of education-related expenses that could help ...read more
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    Thursday, August 08, 2019
    Arciero Legislation to Assist Veterans with PTSDin State Colleges and Universities By: JOYCE PELLINO CRANE   State Rep. James Arciero, an eight-year member of the Joint Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs, announced recently the filing of legislation to assist active duty service personnel and veterans in state colleges and universities suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder ...read more
    Categories: Community News, Business Information, Public Policy
    Monday, July 29, 2019
    The highlight of the year for affordable housing production and preservation occurred on July 18th with the announcement of funding awards in the annual rental housing funding round to 28 affordable housing projects in Massachusetts. When Governor Baker signed the $1.8 billion Housing Bond bill last year – the largest the state has ever seen – it was clear that the Baker-Polito Administration ...read more
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    Monday, July 29, 2019
    State and Federal Tax Intercept on Delinquent Employer Accounts MGL Chapter 151A §15(f) and MGL Chapter 7A, §§ 3, 8, 15, 18, & 19 authorize the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (Department of Unemployment Assistance) to recover delinquent tax contributions through State and Federal intercepts. The tax intercept process Federal and state laws require state agencies to recover delinquent tax ...read more
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    Monday, July 22, 2019
    Station Brightening Work ContinuesSince April, Keolis and MBTA teams have been working across the entire commuter rail network to provide stations with a deep cleaning, new lighting, landscaping and repairs. Work to refresh passenger areas will improve the passenger experience and make commuter rail a more attractive option for commuters and leisure travelers.  In May, crews power-washed ...read more
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    Monday, July 01, 2019
    Department of Family and Medical Leave - NewsletterJuly 1, 2019       Determining Your Total Workforce  As a Massachusetts employer, your responsibility for making contributions under the Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) law (MGL c. 175M) depends on the makeup of your workforce. To make sure you're remitting the correct ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 17, 2019
    Information relative to the Ayer Rail Trail Commuter Parking and Access Improvement Project On April 29, 2019 construction will commence on the Ayer Rail Trail Commuter Parking and Access Improvement Project. As a result, the Ayer Rail Trail Parking Lot will be closed for construction from April 29, 2019 through December 31, 2019. This project has been in the making for over 20 years and we are ...read more
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