Food Stamps

Ramon Pena, Cristian Pena, Esperanza Ortiz, and Martin Santiago, picture clockwise starting upper left. (Images Credit: Lawrence Police)

Stores Raided, 6 Arrested In $2.5 Million Food Stamp Scam

A food stamp trafficking scam defrauded state and federal cash assistance programs out of $2.5 million, prosecutors say.


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SNAP Challenge Offers Taste Of Surviving On Food Assistance

The SNAP Challenge demonstrates the difficulties facing families on food assistance.


Red Cross food pantry in Boston. (WBZ-TV photo)

Food Pantries Prepare For Increased Demand

The nearly 47-million Americans who rely on food stamps are now dealing with cuts. The 2009 stimulus program that boosted benefits is now over.


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Xerox: EBT Cards Back In Service Nationwide

Xerox announced late Saturday night that access had been restored for EBT benefit card users in 17 states affected by an outage, hours after the first problems were reported.



Daily Talker: Should People On Food Stamps Be Required To Work For Benefits?

Federal lawmakers are discussing legislation that would chop $40 billion dollars from the food stamp program over the next 10 years. The GOP wants to give states the power to make people work for benefits. Should the government require people to work for food stamps?


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Mass. And Feds To Investigate SNAP Fraud Allegations

State and federal welfare officials are announcing a new effort to investigate allegations of trafficking in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, benefits.


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Feds, State Reach Agreement To Investigate Food Stamp Fraud

A new agreement will allow state welfare officials and local law enforcement to investigate allegations of trafficking in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, benefits.


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Workers At 5 Brockton Stores Face Food Stamp Fraud Charges

Eight employees at five Brockton stores have been charged with improper use of electronic food stamp cards.


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Opinion: Romney’s 47% Don’t Pay Taxes Remark Is 100% Controversy

Romney thought he was talking amongst his teammates in the locker room last May 17 only to find out that there was somebody on the other team hiding behind the lockers. Had he known a member of the other team was lurking back there, he would have chosen his words more carefully and had presented more carefully-chosen data than the data of which he swiftly generalized.


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Food Stamp Usage Soars In Mass.

The number of people on food stamps in Massachusetts has increased by 86.4 percent since the beginning of the recession, according to a new report.