Archive April 2023

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News You Can Use: April 26, 2023

This week we reported on the National Board Exam seeking volunteers to help with exam content. Also in this issue, we reported that there were only a few graves left at Fort Devens Post Cemetery, announced Celebrant Training was available in October, reported that MFDA feedback pushed Gannett to restore its obituary deadline and announced the upcoming dates for Funeral Service graduate pinning events.


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News You Can Use: April 12, 2023

This week we advised you to use the recent Federal Trade Commission action against Damiano as a reminder to review your policies. Also in this issue, we introduced the new staff at the Board of Registration in Embalming and Funeral Directing, reminded you to nominate a graduating student for the MFDA Presidents’ Award, thanked those who responded to our request for assistance reviewing the state’s Registry of Vital Records and Statistics training module, announced that North Shore Community College will hold a new student information session in April, and shared four news stories of interest in local and national newspapers.


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News You Can Use: April 5, 2023

This week we provided instructions on how to assist a family when sending funds to a funeral director in another country. Also in this issue, we sought volunteers to help with MAVRIC training module testing, shared that remote online notarizations have been approved for use in the state, reminded members to register for the upcoming OSHA training session, reported that the Census Bureau found that Massachusetts counties had declining populations, sought applicants for the CANA Springer scholarship, and announced that Cape Cod CC will hold a new student information session and that a Lahey work project will cause disruptions.


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