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Emergency Unemployment Passes Senate

A critical three-month extension of federal unemployment benefits for 1.3 million jobless Americans, including nearly 60,000 Massachusetts residents, won a key procedural vote in the Senate today. The 60-37 vote has given supporters hope that the
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Facing Foreclosure? Contact the HomeCorps Program.

Facing Foreclosure? Contact the HomeCorps Program.

Community Teamwork along with the Massachusetts Association for Community Action and sponsored by the Attorney General's Office announce the HomeCorps Borrower Initiative program. HomeCorps' goal is to help distressed borrowers in Massachusetts who are facing
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Help Extend Emergency Unemployment Compensation

Nearly 60,000 Massachusetts residents are among the 1.3 million people in the U.S. who lost their unemployment benefits when the federal extension program expired on December 29th, 2013. Congress is back in Washington this week
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Workers struggle as real wages decline

Workers struggle as real wages decline

Read the new report from Mass Budget and Policy Center:  The State of Working Massachusetts  2013 is coming to a close, and while our state economy has continued to grow, the poverty rate remains stubbornly
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Coats for Kids 2017

In partnership with Anton's Cleaners, Community Teamwork is pleased to announce that families can pick up clean, gently used coats every starting in December (and through January) at Saint Anne's Church, 10 Kirk Street (the
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Dangerous and Toxic Toys to Avoid this Holiday Season

Community Teamwork's Children Corner hosted this year's public announcement by the Massachusetts PIRG's (Public Interest Research Group) of dangerous and toxic toys people should avoid this holiday season.  PIRG spokesman Matthew Wellington, referring to the group's newly
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Toys for Tots

The 2013 Applications for Community Teamwork Clients are available now through the department that you normally work with. Ask for an application and complete it, and return it to the person you normally work with, on
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YouthBuild Rehabilitates Dracut Home, Restores Neighborhood

Community Teamwork’s YouthBuild staff and students hosted a ribbon-cutting Thursday, November 14th, 2013 to showcase their newly rehabilitated home at 32 Dana Court in Dracut. In rehabbing the home, students worked alongside licensed professionals in various
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Median Income in Lowell Plummets as Poverty Rises

Associated Press Reports on New Poverty Measure The U.S. Census Bureau released new poverty data this week.  Based on a revised formula that considers not only income but also benefits and expenses, more people are
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Number of homeless children rising in MA schools

Number of homeless children rising in MA schools

Education Department Releases Numbers on Homeless Youth In Massachusetts, the public schools identified more than 15,000 homeless children attending classes during the 2011-2012 school year.  This number represents a 15% increase in the number of
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