Posted inTransportation

Audit: Transportation a barrier to food assistance benefits

TRANSPORTATION CHALLENGES are the biggest barrier Massachusetts residents face in applying for federal food assistance, according to a report released on Monday by state Auditor Suzanne Bump.  Participation in the food assistance program, called the Special Supplemental Nutritional Program for Women, Infants, and Children, has fallen from 114,419 in 2016 to 108,593 at the end of 2018, […]

Posted inOpinion

Eat, play, live

OVER THE NEXT several weeks, funding for afterschool care will be among hundreds of line items considered as the Massachusetts Legislature hammers out the FY 2019 state budget. With the House recently completing debate on the budget, all eyes turn toward the Senate as it starts its own budget review and debate process. This is […]