Things To Do In MA
October Events In Massachusetts
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Looking for plans this month?  We’ve got you covered!  There are plenty of fun events going on across Massachusetts this October, so if you need to blow off some...
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September Events!
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Summer’s coming to an end, kids are going back to school, and the weather is cooling down, but there’s still plenty of time to get outside and enjoy these...
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Driving Tips
Tips For Taking A Road Trip With The Kids
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Taking a road trip with the kids can really test your patience and planning skills.  Fending off constant questions like “Are we there yet?” and “When’s the next bathroom...
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Travel Tips For Memorial Day Weekend
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Memorial Day Weekend kicks off the beginning of summer, and if you’re planning a fun weekend getaway, you’re not alone.  There will be millions of drivers on the road...
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Furry Friend Friday
Furry Friend Friday With Bosco!
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It’s our favorite day of the week again, Furry Friend Friday!  Our special guest this week is extra cute if you ask us, he’s a 7 month-old schnauzer mix...
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Furry Friend Friday With Elvira!
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We’re back with your Friday pick-me-up!  Our special guest for today’s Furry Friend Friday interview is named Elvira!  This pretty lady is a 3 year-old cat who’s up for...
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Recent Posts

We’re Halfway Through Our Holiday Contest!

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We’re halfway through October, and that means halfway through our holiday contest! Have you entered yet? Find us on Facebook and take part in our “Spooky Spots In Massachusetts” contest and you could win one of two $50 gas cards from MassDrive!  Does this haunted spot look familiar to you?  Make sure to “Like” AND comment on this Facebook post with your guess to be eligible to win!  We still have a few more mystery pictures to post for the remaining Wednesdays in October, and before you know it we’ll be announcing the two winners of the $50 gas cards! Post by MassDrive. Entry Instructions:  Each person may enter by clicking “Like” on the MassDrive Facebook page and comment on the photo each week with their guess for the location in the photo. You may also enter the Contest by sending us the requested information by a postcard or... [...]
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Our Holiday Contest Continues!

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Have you entered our holiday contest yet?  Find us on Facebook and take part in our “Spooky Spots in Massachusetts” contest for your chance to win a $50 gas card from MassDrive!  Does this place look familiar to you? “Like” our post on Facebook and comment with your guess to be eligible to win! We’ll be posting a mystery picture every Wednesday in October, and at the end of the month we’ll be choosing two lucky winners to each win a $50 gas card! Post by MassDrive. Entry Instructions:  Each person may enter by clicking “Like” on the MassDrive Facebook page and comment on the photo each week with their guess for the location in the photo. You may also enter the Contest by sending us the requested information by a postcard or letter addressed to “Spooky Spots In Massachusetts Contest” to our mailing address at 241 A Street,... [...]
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October Events In Massachusetts

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Looking for plans this month?  We’ve got you covered!  There are plenty of fun events going on across Massachusetts this October, so if you need to blow off some steam after the work week, these events are the perfect way to do that!  Grab the family, your friends, and head to out enjoy all the Bay State has to offer! Topsfield Fair – This event has already started, but not to worry, there’s still plenty of time to make your way to Topsfield and enjoy the fair!  It will run until October 13th and is guaranteed to be fun for the whole family!  This is the oldest agricultural fair in America, it has run since 1818 and since it’s beginnings it has grown into a New England tradition.  There will be live music from artists such as Kellie Pickler, Danielle Bradbery, as well as local artists.  Visitors can also... [...]
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It’s Contest Time!

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Today’s the day, our holiday contest officially begins!  Find us on Facebook and take part in our “Spooky Spots in Massachusetts” contest for your chance to win a $50 gas card from MassDrive!  Think this spot looks familiar? “Like” our post on Facebook and comment with your guess to be eligible to win!  We’ll be posting one of these mystery pictures every Wednesday in October, and at the end of the month we’ll be choosing two lucky winners to each win a $50 gas card! Good luck! Post by MassDrive. Entry Instructions:  Each person may enter by clicking “Like” on the MassDrive Facebook page and comment on the photo each week with their guess for the location in the photo. You may also enter the Contest by sending us the requested information by a postcard or letter addressed to “Spooky Spots In Massachusetts Contest” to our mailing address at... [...]
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Spotlight On: Christine Rojcewicz!

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We have some very exciting news in our office!  One of our very own employees has been nominated as a Massachusetts Association of Insurance Agents 2014 CSR Star!  Christine Rojcewicz, or Chrissy as she is known around the office and to customers, started at MassDrive in July of 2013, and came to us with no experience whatsoever.  Since then, she has quickly learned the ropes and become an invaluable part of our team!  She handles every phone call with professionalism and grace, and always remains calm no matter what situations arises.  We wanted to take a few minutes to chat with Chrissy and find out a little more about her and her job as a CSR rep. What’s your favorite thing about your job? My favorite thing about my job is the customers. I love to help others, and being a customer service rep is all about helping others!... [...]
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Furry Friend Friday With Bosco!

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It’s our favorite day of the week again, Furry Friend Friday!  Our special guest this week is extra cute if you ask us, he’s a 7 month-old schnauzer mix named Bosco!  This cute little puppy is currently up for adoption at the Scituate Animal Shelter and has been there since July, so he’s overdue to find his forever family! So Bosco, how does a cute little pup like you wind up in a shelter? Well I was actually found as a stray on the south shore, I’m not exactly sure where, but Animal Control picked me up.  They didn’t have a facility to keep me in, so I ended up at the Scituate Animal Shelter!  I really lucked out, everyone here is so nice!  I’m definitely ready to find my forever family though, I’ve been here since July and even though everyone here is so nice, I’d love to... [...]
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Furry Friend Friday With Elvira!

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We’re back with your Friday pick-me-up!  Our special guest for today’s Furry Friend Friday interview is named Elvira!  This pretty lady is a 3 year-old cat who’s up for adoption at the Lowell Humane Society, she’s been there since June so she’s definitely overdue to find a family of her own! So Elvira, how does a pretty girl like you wind up in a shelter? Well, I actually used to have a family, but they moved and unfortunately couldn’t bring me with them, so I ended up here.  I came in with my brother, Merlin.  We’ve been together since we were kittens, so we’re very close and would love to go to a home together, although it’s not a requirement. What’s your favorite way to spend the day? I’m still young so I’m very playful!  When I get really excited I do “happy paws” and roll on my back... [...]
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Furry Friend Friday With Arlo!

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What’s the best way to start off the weekend? With a Furry Friend Friday interview of course!  We’re back with your weekly dose of cuteness, and today the furry friend we got to speak with is Arlo!  He’s a feisty, 6 month-old terrier mix up for adoption at the Northeast Animal Shelter in Salem and is patiently waiting for his forever family. So Arlo, how does a handsome guy like you find himself in a shelter? Well believe it or not, someone left me tied to a pole!  Can you believe someone would just leave me like that?  Luckily I was found by some nice people and brought to the shelter as a stray.  I was never claimed so now I’m ready to find my new best friend! So what’s your favorite way to spend the day? Running, running, and more running!  I may be small, but these little... [...]
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Is Competition In The Insurance Industry Benefiting Massachusetts Drivers?

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In 2008, the auto insurance market in Massachusetts was deregulated resulting in major changes for both consumers and insurance carriers alike. As more carriers began to write policies in the state, prices initially dropped.  However, prices have since rebounded and now closely resemble what consumers were paying before the industry was deregulated, according to data from the state Division of Insurance.  The question then arises; Is competition in the industry actually benefiting Massachusetts residents? Recently, an article titled “Auto Insurance Rates Bounce Back Up In Mass.” was published in the Boston Globe.  The article was written by Deirdre Fernandes and she tries to determine whether or not consumers are benefiting from competition in the auto insurance industry by studying year-to-year comparisons of auto insurance premiums.  Before deregulation, insurance carriers typically had the same prices and offerings for their consumers, prompting larger carriers to avoid writing policies in Massachusetts due... [...]
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Get Your Home Ready For Fall!

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The time for apple picking, bonfires, football, pumpkins, and beautiful foliage is almost here.  That’s right, fall is on it’s way!  As the seasons change, so do the needs of our homes, which is why it’s so important to make sure yours is ready for fall.  Knowing where to start can be confusing, which is why we’ve come up with these tips to help! Inspect the outside of the home.  You’ll want to make sure there’s not anything that obviously needs to be fixed, especially on the roof.  Look for any missing or damaged shingles, and clean off any debris if it’s possible to do so safely. Clean out the rain gutters.  These can get filled with leaves, nests, and twigs that can weigh it down and cause more damage if not cleaned regularly. Trim bushes and trees.  You’ll also want to check trees for dead branches that could... [...]
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