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Mass. Tax Plans: Too Much, Too Soon? Or Too Little, Too Slow?

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 6, 2013 at 12:49 pm

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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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How Much Snow is the South End Getting This Weekend?

The snowfall estimates from Channel 7 as of 7 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22.

Will the South End see six inches of snow this weekend, or will we see more like three inches with rain mixed in?

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch from Saturday afternoon through Sunday afternoon. The NWS said 3 inches of snow or more is possible and warned of heavy wet snow that may fall at 1 to 2 inches per hour. Snow may mix with rain in the South End area.

The NWS warned that the heavy wet snow could bring down tree limbs and result in scattered power outages.

Here is a look at the snowfall estimates for Boston as of 10 a.m. Friday:

Channel 4 (WBZ): 4 to 6 inches south of the Mass Pike, including Boston; 6 to 12 inches north of the Mass Pike

  • Channel 5 (WCBV): 3 to 6 inches south of the Mass Pike, including Boston; 6 to 9 inches north of the Mass Pike
  • Channel 7 (WHDH): 3 to 6 inches closer to Boston; 6 to 10 inches just north and west of Boston
  • NECN: 6 inches

Channel 7 meteorologist Pete Bouchard wrote on his weather blog:

Storm start-up still looks like Saturday afternoon. We’ll still be able to get around and the amounts will be light through midnight – in fact, we may even mix from Boston to the South Shore. (Cape sees rain.) read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - February 22, 2013 at 4:01 pm

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How Much Snow Will the South End Get This Weekend?

WHDH's forecasted weekend snowfall amount. This map was produced Thursday morning.

All the experts agree: It’s going to snow in Boston this weekend. But how much and when the snow will start seems to be up in the air. Depending on whose map you used on Wednesday, Boston was in for either a few inches or a foot of heavy, wet snow.

By Thursday morning, however, all of the local news broadcasts started to fall in line on the same theme: The rain will linger along the coast and spare Boston from the heaviest snowfall totals. Here’s a look at the forecasts from the different local news station meteorologists. All these totals were updated Thursday morning:

WHDH (7 News): 4-8 inches

WLVI (NewsCenter 5): 4-8 inches

WBZ (CBS Local): 4-8 inches

WFXT (MyFox Boston): 4-8 inches along the immediate coast, but a potential for over a foot in Boston

NECN: Plowable snow (Instead of specific inches or feet of snow, NECN’s Matt Noyes prefers to use ranges of probability. So what does “plowable snow” mean?  “Essentially, you can consider this a minimum likely snow map, where plowable snow implies at least [2-4 inches],” wrote Noyes on his blog). read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - February 21, 2013 at 5:23 pm

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MAP: How Much Snow Has Fallen in the South End?

Blizzard.

The map above, provided by the National Weather Service, shows snowfall in the past 24 hours. It is updated every 6 hours.

This is not a map showing overall snow depth: It only tracks the amount of snow that has fallen in the past day. The map is centered around the red marker, which is in the middle of South End Patch’s coverage area.

South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - February 10, 2013 at 12:44 am

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Share Your Photos: How Much Snow Do You Have?

Grumpy is really not a fan of Snow White today! The angry North Reading lawn ornament is 17 inches high (bird included), but snow will likely cover him by the end of the blizzard.

We at Patch like to have fun – even when we’re covering a story as big as the Blizzard of ’13!

So when the biggest storm in years (potentially in the history of Boston weather) is headed our way, we get into battle mode – and even get a little silly.

That’s what this idea is about – and we want you to take part too!

A fun way we want to track the storm across Massachusetts is through lawn ornaments. They serve a purpose in the spring and summer, but often feel left out in the cold of winter. Not anymore.

We are posting photos of lawn ornaments throughout Massachusetts to highlight snowfall across the commonwealth during and after the storm.

All you need to do is hit the Upload Photos and Videos button and upload your own.

If we’re stuck at home, we might as well have some fun, right? Upload your photos to show us snowfall totals throughout the storm and include information about town, time of day, height of ornament if you have it, etc. Post as many as you want! read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - February 8, 2013 at 8:02 pm

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