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Fuel Assistance hits delivery snag in Massachusetts

Critically needed home fuel assistance for low-income households has gotten off to a slow start across the nation, and at least a quarter of...

MIT finger device reads to the blind in real time

By Rodrique Ngowi
 CAMBRIDGE — Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing an audio reading device to be worn on the index finger of...

Obama Social Security proposal panned in Mass.

BOSTON — Republicans and Democrats in Massachusetts are faulting President Barack Obama for proposing changes that would trim Social Security and Medicare benefits. The changes, included...

AARP has not changed its position on Social Security

WASHINGTON, June 17, 2011 — AARP CEO A. Barry Rand offered the following statement in response to inaccurate media stories on the association’s policy on...

Hudson resident participates in Jimmy Fund Walk for 21st year

Kevin Blanchard Photo/Dakota Antelman By Dakota Antelman Hudson – Every fall for the past 21 years, Hudson native Kevin Blanchard has walked from Hopkinton to Boston...

Social Security raise to be among lowest in years

WASHINGTON — For the second straight year, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect historically small increases in their benefits...

GOP blocks legislation to award seniors $250

“Basically, they have their benefit levels flatlined at a time when they’re encountering higher costs, reducing their quality of life experience and disappointing them greatly about Social Security,” said Rep. Earl Pomeroy, D-N.D., a member of the Ways and Means Social Security subcommittee.

New Guidelines Define Pre-Alzheimer’s Disease

By Marilynn Marchione The first new guidelines for diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease in nearly 30 years establish earlier stages of the mind-robbing disease, paving the way...

Obama’s budget leaves Medicare, Social Security alone

By Andrew Taylor WASHINGTON — Taking a pass on reining in government growth, President Barack Obama unveiled a record $3.8 trillion election-year budget plan Monday, calling...

Medicare trustees report shows challenges ahead

The Medicare Trustees Report released today shows that while Medicare remains solvent longer than expected prior to passage of the Affordable Care Act, challenges...