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Upcoming Boston GreenFest: Go Green, Save Money

A Moby disc, Coming to Boston GreenFest at Boston City Hall Plaza. (Credit: Foundation for a Green Future)

This year's Boston GreenFest will take place on Boston City Hall Plaza on Thursday through Saturday, August 15-17, 2013.
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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - August 8, 2013 at 8:48 pm

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Police: Argument Over Money Turned into a Fight in the South End

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The following information was supplied by the Boston Police Department. Charges listed do not indicate convictions.  Boston Police responded to a report of an assault and battery at about 12:23 a.m. on August 4 on West Springfield Str
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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - August 5, 2013 at 6:54 pm

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Mayoral Candidates: Who Has the Most Money?

A $  100 bill.

There will be at least 12 candidates on the Sept. 24 ballot for mayor, as Boston’s Elections Department continues to certify signatures.

One candidate not yet to be certified is barstoolsports.com owner David Portnoy. 

While Portnoy may be more entertainment than a serious candidate to run City Hall, many of the candidates who are expected to garner the most votes have been certified well ahead of the June 25 deadline.

Follow the Money
District Attorney Dan Conley has the most money in his campaign with more than $ 1.1 million, according to the Office of Campaign and Political Finance’s website

At-Large City Councilor John Connolly has $ 564,000 for his campaign, followed by fellow city councilor District 8’s Mike Ross with $ 453,000.

State Rep. Marty Walsh, D-Dorchester, is next with $ 378,000, and then there is a financial drop off to District 5 City Councilor Rob Consalvo with $ 135,000, At-Large City Councilor Felix Arroyo with $ 128,000 and Bill Walczak with $ 127,000, in their campaign war chests. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - June 13, 2013 at 5:37 am

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How Much Money Does it Take to Raise a Family in Boston?

In Massachusetts, a family of four with two school-aged children needs to earn nearly $ 68,976 to make ends meet without public or private assistance, according to a study released Thursday by the Crittenton Women’s Union.

In Boston, that number is slightly higher—$ 69,252. This amount includes rent, utilities, food, transportation, healthcare and personal needs.

According to the Boston Globe, the gap between earnings and cost of living is increasing because of increased costs, no raises at work and a higher required level of education. Although the cost of living for a single-mother-headed household is high, they are not the only ones having trouble. Crittendon Women’s Union’s study noted four in 10 two-parent homes also struggle to succeed in the state.

“You get into what our families sometimes call the gerbil wheel,” Elisabeth Babcock, president of Crittenton, told the Boston Globe. “They’re working at low-paying jobs. Minimum wage doesn’t begin to cover the costs of supporting a family, and the only way they can earn enough is by getting more education. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - March 25, 2013 at 3:38 pm

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Save Money With One of These Gas Sippers

Hybrid cars have been around for over a decade, but if you wanted one, you have very few choices. You could either get a Prius or, well, a different color Prius. Other attempts at Hybrids (remember the first generation Honda Insight?) didn’t click in the marketplace. 

But that’s no longer true. Almost every major car manufacturer offers at lest one hybrid model car. Others go further than that, supplying all-electric vehicles, natural gas cars, or super-efficient all-gas models. In most cases, there’s an upfront cost premium, but if you own the car for a few years, you’ll make that up and then some with savings at the pump. Plus, you’ll help reduce pollution, and who can put a price on that?

Here are a few green cars for sale in the area. And since you already know all about the Prius, we found some other models you may prefer:

2013 Honda Civic Hybrid, $ 25,150: Honda’s been in the hybrid game for a while, and the Civic hybrid is one of the company’s favored models with a green engine. This compact will get you 44 miles per gallon on both surface roads and the highway. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - March 21, 2013 at 4:40 pm

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