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Social Security expands field offices hours

By Kristen Alberino, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist, Boston Region - Beginning on January 8, 2020, field offices will remain open until 4 p.m. on...

House passes Westborough Representatives legislation

Kane, Dykema and Gregoire bill creates a Women’s Rights History Trail in the commonwealth Boston - Meeting in a full formal session recently, the House of Representatives...

Social Security announces 1.6 percent benefit increase for 2020

Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for nearly 69 million Americans will increase 1.6 percent in 2020, the Social Security Administration recently...

Organization says ‘Retirement age’ may become a thing of the past

Region - The labor participation rate of older Americans is increasing for a variety of reasons. The National Council on Aging  reports that one in five...

Chelmsford prepares for 50th Fourth of July Art Festival

Roberta Witts, president of the Chelmsford Art Society Photos/submitted By Ed Karvoski Jr., Culture Editor Chelmsford – After the Chelmsford Art Society (CAS) was founded in...

Governor Baker’s annual speech and budget reveals strong aging agenda for Massachusetts

Boston – Governor Charlie Baker delivered his State of the Commonwealth speech in January, and the next day filed his annual budget with the Legislature. Both actions contained good news for older people in Massachusetts.

Northborough military mom honored for volunteer efforts

Northborough – Karen Brewster of Northborough got quite a surprise on her birthday Aug. 5. She was presented the Presidential Volunteer Service Award by the Family Readiness Group (FRG) at the Massachusetts National Guard unit where her daughter, Spc. Alysia Brewster, is stationed. Also, her son, Spc. Nicholas Brewster, is serving in the Army and currently deployed in the Middle East. Brewster volunteers as the unit’s FRG chair.

Social Security announces 2.0 percent benefit increase for 2018

Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 66 million Americans will increase 2.0 percent in 2018, according to a press release from the Social Security Administration announced today.