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Upcoming Boston GreenFest: Go Green, Save Money

This year's Boston GreenFest will take place on Boston City Hall Plaza on Thursday through Saturday, August 15-17, 2013. South End Patch News

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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

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 South End Patch News

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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?

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 MoneyDistrict 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. District 4 City Councilor Charles Yancey has been certified to run for Boston mayor, as well as his district position, and has around $ 41,000 in his mayoral campaign account. He will have to decide whether he wants to run for his district seat or for mayor by July 2. City Council RaceThe city’s registrar and Elections Department are also working on certifying Boston City Council candidates. Already every district, except for District 3 with incumbent Frank Baker, has multiple candidates, with more likely to be on the ballot. There are 18 at-large candidates certified for the ballot, including incumbents Stephen Murphy and Ayanna Pressley. For a full list of certified candidates so far, check out the PDF in the image gallery above. The municipal election primary will be held on Sept. 24. The two mayoral candidates with the most votes in the primary will face off in the final election on Nov. 5. The eight at-large Boston City Council candidates also will be voted on Nov. 5. SOUTH END PATCH: Facebook | Twitter | E-mail Updates  South End Patch

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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. “But they don’t know how they can manage to do that when they’re already working and taking care of their kids.” Do you think the cost of living in Boston, according to the report, is accurate? Tell us in the comments.  SOUTH END PATCH: Facebook | Twitter | E-mail Updates South End Patch

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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. 2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Limited, $ 32,640: A relative newcomer to the hybrid game, Hyundai’s pressing their emerging reputation for quality along with fuel efficiency in its Sonata hybrid. The mid-size sedan earned a 34/39 city/highway miles per gallon split.  2013 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited, $ 49,055: Need something bigger? Toyota’s Highlander Hybrid may fit the bill. But size begets fuel economy sacrifice; The SUV gets 28 miles per gallon on the highway. Paltry compared to the other vehicles on this list, but excellent when compared to other family-sized vehicles. 2013 Chevrolet Volt, $ 43,055: After years of rumors and concept models, Chevy finally made good on its promise and released the electric volt. The car does gas a gas engine, but its only purpose is to provide power to the electric engine if needed. As a result, it has achieved a stunning 101 miles per gallon city rating (and 93 miles per gallon on the highway). 2013 Ford Focus Electric, $ 40,990: Not to be outdone, Ford has muscled into the electric car game with its Focus Electric. Comparable in size to the Volt, the Focus Electric gets 110 miles per gallon in the city (99 on the highway).  South End Patch

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

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