---- — LAWRENCE - United Way of Massachusetts Bay & Merrimack Valley, along with Bank of America, is once again providing low-income residents and families with opportunities for free tax prep assistance and help maximizing the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).
Funding of $125,000 from Bank of America will allow United Way to provide services at agencies in Boston, Quincy, Lynn, Lawrence, Waltham, and Chelsea.
Last year, this effort resulted in more than $6 million in tax refunds.
“The tax refund returned to hard-working individuals and families through EITC is money that can use to meet critical budget needs, to pay bills, climb out of debt or save for the future,” said Michael K. Durkin, president of United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley.
In Lawrence the service will be provided by Lawrence Community Works, Inc.
168 Newbury St. For more information and appointments, call-978-722-2623. Also,
Greater Lawrence Commuity Action Council, 350 Essex St. For information and appointments, call 978-654-5676
Rodolpho’s honored as Storefront of the Month in Lawrence
LAWRENCE - The owners of Rodolpho’s Pizzeria, 121 South Broadway, have been selected for the Storefront of the Month award for February by the office of Mayor William Lantigua.
The owners Leo Borges and Hezio Nascimento make sure the sidewalk is clean of snow and ice and every day, the team at Rodolpho’s clears trash from the gutter and sidewalks at their business, the mayor’s office said in a statement.
“A clean storefront is great for business,” said Mr. Leo Borges.
Free document shredding in Lawrence
LAWRENCE - Lawrence Community Shred Day is set for tomorrow from 9:30-11 a.m. at the Lawrence Senior Center, 155 Haverhill St.
The event, part of National Consumer Protection Week, gives the public a safe place to safely discard all personal, confidential documents for free.
It is hosted by Lawrence Postmster Richard Pace.
Consumer protection experts will be available to answer questions. You can bring up to three boxes of confidential documents to be shredded and disposed of properly. Highland Shredding On Demand Shredding, LLC staff unloads your documents and they are immediately placed in a secured, locked container, then destroyed at the shred company’s secured site. In addition to your own information, please give some thought to the seniors in your life that may need assistance disposing of personal and financial documents.
American College of History and Legal Studies has open house
SALEM, N.H. – The American College of History and Legal Studies is hosting a free Open House for prospective students and members of the public interested in the college. The college is located on 1 Stiles Road in Salem.
The open house will take place Wednesday, March 27, 2013 starting at 7:00 pm at the college. The schedule includes an introduction and welcome, an overview of the history and writing courses, an overview of the “Early Admission to Law School” Program, an opportunity to observe American History II class, and a question and answer period with professors and students.
To RSVP, please call Maureen Mooney at 603.458.5145 ext. 11 or email email@example.com.
The American College of History and Legal Studies was created by the Massachusetts School of Law (www.mslaw.edu). The ACHLS is an affordable “completion” college offering the junior and senior years of undergraduate study toward a bachelor’s degree in history and legal studies. All classes exclusively use the discussion (not lecture) method of teaching. ACHLS offers an “Early Admission to Law School” program whereby qualified students can combine their senior year of college with their first year of law school at the Massachusetts School of Law. To schedule a visit, request more information, or apply visit www.achls.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 603.458.5145.
Harvard educatorto discuss sleep at NECC Health Fair
“What Everyone Should Know About Sleep,” is the title of a lecture presented by Harvard University Faculty member Dr. Lawrence J. Epstein, at Northern Essex Community College tomorrow from 10 to 11 a.m. in Lecture Hall A of the Spurk Building on the Haverhill campus, 100 Elliott St. This event is free and open to the public.
Epstein, who teaches at Harvard Medical School’s Division of Sleep Medicine, is program director of the Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program, Brigham & Women’s Hospital.
Sponsored by the NECC Health and Sciences & Counseling Services, this talk will be a highlight of the college’s annual Health and Wellness Fair. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. there will be tables and displays exploring issues such as gum disease, insomnia, obstructive sleep apnea, SIDS, sleep deprivation, asthma, smoking cessation, secondhand smoke, hypertension/blood pressure screening, healthy eating, fractures & diseases of the bone, STD Information, mental health counseling information & sleep assessment.
For additional information call 978-738-7888.
Northern Essex offers two dozen associate degree and certificate health care programs including a Sleep Technologist Certificate. For more information on NECC’s health programs go to http://www.necc.mass.edu/academics/courses-programs/areas/health/