Welfare

EBT Cards

Patrick, Lawmakers At Odds Over Restrictions On Welfare Cards

A battle is shaping up on Beacon Hill over welfare benefits.

07/09/2012

iPhone (Photo by Marianna Massey/Getty Images for Big W)

Opinion: It’s About Questionable Needs Of Those Who Get Government Assistance

Stricter governmental guidelines are needed for a person to receive a government paycheck. These guidelines need to involve stricter limits on what people can do with their free government paycheck. If something isn’t needed for survival, it should not be purchased with the American taxpayer’s dollars.

07/02/2012

Boston police in one of the Chinatown stores targeted in the EBT raid Thursday.  (Photo by Mark Katic)

Boston Police Raid Chinatown Stores In EBT Card Crackdown

A Quincy store owner and 21 individuals have been charged in connection with EBT fraud.

04/19/2012

(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Panel Targets Misuse Of Massachusetts Welfare Benefit Cards

A special commission is recommending new restrictions on the use of electronic benefit transfer cards by recipients of Massachusetts welfare benefits.

03/29/2012

Fresh Vegetables, Produce

$52,000 Grant For Mass. Low-Income Families To Shop At Farmer’s Markets

Massachusetts is announcing a grant to encourage low-income families to spend their food subsidies at local farmer’s markets.

07/26/2011

About eight blocks in Manchester were sealed off for the standoff.

Man Killed, Daughter Unhurt After 3-Day Manchester, NH Standoff

A standoff between police and an armed man holed up in an apartment in Manchester, N.H., has ended.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–05/07/2011

Nick Boldyga (credit: 3rdHampden.com, Boldyga Campaign Site)

Bill Would Require Drug Tests For Welfare Recipients

A Massachusetts lawmaker wants to study the possibility of making drug and alcohol testing a requirement for welfare recipients.

04/25/2011

previous

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,561 other followers