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Archive August 2021

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News You Can Use: August 20, 2021

This week we review the data from the U.S. Census that shows the Massachusetts population is shifting eastward, aging and diversifying. Also in this issue we let you know:  State license renewals are in the mail;  Paid Family Medical Leave posters must be posted in your workplace. We include a link to download it for free;  Mask advice is confusing: we share some resources;  An online fee for online burial permits through the BPHC goes into effect on Sept. 1;  The foreign funeral scam is circulating via email again;  Student event grants are available; and  Craig Dolan marked an anniversary.  

News You Can Use: August 06, 2021

This week we profile MFDA President Barbara A. Kazmierczak. We also include information about:  Grants for funeral service students to attend upcoming training sessions;  FEMA data, including amount of payments to MA residents through July;  Registration information and links for many continuing education sessions and conventions.

News You Can Use: July 30, 2021

This week we shared information about the latest mask-wearing guidance from Mass. DPH and how it's different from the CDC. It also includes:  A legislative update about the summer recess; Information on student grants for our upcoming embalmers seminar; Updated FEMA Funeral Assistance Program flyers in 12 languages; New obituary deadlines; New population growth data; and Registration information and links for several upcoming programs.