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To solve the labor shortage, train workers and offer careers

April 25th, 2017|US Builders Review|

At US Builders Review we often hear two complaints. First, those in the construction industry lament that there is a shortage of good, skilled workers. Second, many have a “kids these days” attitude toward millennial workers, who, they say, just don’t want to work hard. One organization, YouthBuild USA, has a unique perspective on these [...]

Tax Tuesday: Late Filing Tips

April 18th, 2017|NECN|

The deadline for filing your taxes is right around the corner, and if you’re a procrastinator, you may want to think twice about putting off filing that return. Mark Nichols, member of the Massachusetts Society of CPAs, said the penalties and interest for filing or paying late can pile up. "People who file late can [...]

I found myself in AmeriCorps, others will lose that chance if Congress cuts fundingy

April 15th, 2017|Lexington Herald Leader|

Some people spend a lifetime trying to find themselves. As for me, I was lucky enough to be an AmeriCorps member. I completed two full-time terms at a nonprofit called YouthBuild in Breathitt County, which is a comprehensive youth service program that rebuilds lives and communities through education, leadership training and job skills. YouthBuild engages [...]

Conor Baron Thanked By Sen. Cyr For Project 351 Service

April 14th, 2017|The Mashpee Enterprise|

Conor Baron, an 8th grader at Mashpee Middle School, has been recognized for his year of service as a Project 351 Ambassador. Conor joins more than 360 other young leaders across the commonwealth as a participant in the statewide youth-led service initiative. “I am proud to see Conor dedicate this year to public service,” State [...]

Massachusetts ACLU to outline state legislative agenda

March 20th, 2017|WCVB|

The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts is heading to Beacon Hill to outline its legislative goals. The organization is calling on state lawmakers to push back against what it describes as the "forces of racism, sexism and anti-immigrant sentiment unleashed by the 2016 presidential election." The group said elected officials have to acknowledge new [...]

Canadian pension fund to invest $2 billion in Wakefield’s Anbaric

March 9th, 2017|The Boston Globe|

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is taking a 40 percent stake in a Wakefield power-line developer and plans to invest $2 billion in its clean-energy projects over the coming years. Anbaric is expected to announce the deal Thursday. The Canadian pension giant will invest $75 million to gain a 40 percent stake in Anbaric, creating [...]

Travel ban could have health implications for millions of underserved Americans

March 6th, 2017|Metro Boston|

President Donald Trump’s new travel ban could mean a loss of healthcare providers in some the country’s poorest areas. There are 7,000 doctors from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen — the six countries targeted in Trump’s new executive order — who work in the United States. Collectively, they keep more than 14 million [...]

State waiving fees for certain business tax filings

March 4th, 2017|State House News Service|

As accountants continue to advocate for the state to adjust its tax code to conform with recent changes at the federal level, the Department of Revenue announced Thursday it anticipates waiving fees racked up due to issues caused by the non-conformity. Full article here

Tax Tuesday: New Changes to This Year’s Filing

February 28th, 2017|NECN|

Kate Seekell, a member of the Massachusetts Society of CPAs, talks the changes coming to this year's tax filing. View clip here

Eighth-graders from all over the state give service to honor MLK

January 15th, 2017|The Boston Globe|

Eighth-graders from all over the state spent their Saturday afternoon in a Brighton warehouse sorting bags of donated clothes, books, and toys — and many said there was no other way they would rather spend the day. Full article here