Program Gives EBT Cardholders Free Admission Or Discounts To Mass. Museums, Cultural VenuesMore than 100 Massachusetts arts, history and science venues are now offering free admission or steep discounts to low-income families.
Stores Raided, 6 Arrested In $2.5 Million Food Stamp ScamA food stamp trafficking scam defrauded state and federal cash assistance programs out of $2.5 million, prosecutors say.
House To Debate $20M Welfare Overhaul BillHouse lawmakers are planning to debate a $20 million welfare overhaul bill.
Patrick Agrees To Photo ID On Welfare CardsGov. Deval Patrick says he will support a requirement that photo identification be placed on Electronic Benefit Transfer Cards used by welfare recipients, but is asking lawmakers to amend the proposal before he signs it.
New Welfare Rules Target High EBT Card BalancesWelfare recipients who accumulate high balances on their electronic benefit transfer cards will have those cards shut down under new state rules.
Senate Leaders Unveil Welfare Reform PlanSenate Democratic leaders unveiled a plan Monday to overhaul the state's welfare system by moving more recipients off public benefits and into the workforce while reducing the potential for fraud and waste.
Patrick Questions Accuracy Of State Welfare Audit Gov. Deval Patrick is questioning the accuracy of a recent audit that found state welfare benefits had been paid to more than 1,100 dead people.
Officials Dispute Findings Of Mass. Welfare AuditThe Patrick administration is disputing claims by the state auditor that questionable welfare payments were made to more than 1,100 people who were dead or otherwise ineligible to receive payments.
State Audit: 1,164 Dead People Received Welfare BenefitsMore than 1,000 dead people received welfare benefits in Massachusetts recently, according to a new report from the state auditor.
Local Police Departments, State Cracking Down On Welfare FraudPolice in Chelsea have a new tool to fight EBT abuse and crime.
Patrick, Lawmakers At Odds Over Restrictions On Welfare CardsA battle is shaping up on Beacon Hill over welfare benefits.
Keller @ Large: Are There Food Deserts In Boston?Government officials say wiping out "food deserts" is the key to easing the childhood obesity epidemic.
Boston Police Raid Chinatown Stores In EBT Card CrackdownA Quincy store owner and 21 individuals have been charged in connection with EBT fraud.
Panel Targets Misuse Of Massachusetts Welfare Benefit CardsA special commission is recommending new restrictions on the use of electronic benefit transfer cards by recipients of Massachusetts welfare benefits.
EBT Card Scam Shut Down In LynnAccording to prosecutors, some Lynn stores did over half a million dollars in EBT fraud during the last 18 months alone.