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MAPS Announces 2015 Awards Gala Sponsors and Honorary Committee

February 24, 2015

US Sen. Edward Markey

US Sen. Edward Markey

US Sen. Elizabeth Warren

US Sen. Elizabeth Warren

Excitement is mounting at the Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS) as we get closer to the social and health services agency’s 2015 Awards Gala, which will once again be presented by Dunkin’ Donuts franchise Owners Cafua, Couto and Riverside Management Groups. The MAPS 2015 Awards Gala will take place Saturday, April 18th, at the elegant Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel in Boston’s beautiful seaport district. The black-tie-optional event will also include a Red Carpet arrival, cocktail reception, awards ceremony honoring distinguished community members, Silent Auction, banquet, entertainment, raffle and much more. [→]

MAPS Announces New Citizenship & Health Insurance Assistance Days for March and April

February 20, 2015

Open Enrollment Period Extended to February 23

The Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS) will offer six new Citizenship & Health Insurance Assistance Days in March and April, continuing its highly successful series of free events. Participants will find information and assistance on the US Citizenship application process, as well as help enrolling applicants into new health insurance plans in accordance with the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA). [→]

State Shifts Health Insurance Enrollment Deadline to FEB. 23 Due to Stormy Weather

February 14, 2015

The Massachusetts Health Connector and MassHealth announced Friday that they are extending the deadline to complete a health insurance application and pick a plan to Feb. 23, instead of the original Feb. 15th deadline, acknowledging the toll a series of snowstorms in Massachusetts – including another one forecast for this weekend – has taken on operations and the ability for people to sign up for insurance.

MAPS’ health insurance Navigators can help anyone who still needs insurance to select and enroll in a qualified plan. For an appointment or information, please call a MAPS office weekdays (after the Presidents Day holiday on Feb. 16th) from 9 am to 5 pm. [→]

MAPS Health Educators to Participate in Indoors Brazilian Carnival in Malden

February 12, 2015

Enjoy Carnival with fun and safety! MAPS Health Educators will participate in the 1st Indoors Carnival (1º Carnaval de Salão) in Malden this Friday, February 13th. Come and dance until you drop to plenty of traditional Brazilian carnival music, including samba, frevo and other favorites, and take the chance to test for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections for free and confidentially. Call (617) 787-0557 for more information, and have fun!

 

 

MAPS Offices will Reopen at 9 AM this Tuesday, Feb. 10

February 8, 2015

After all the burden that the recent snowstorms have caused, all six MAPS offices will reopen regularly at 9 am this Tuesday, February 10. We apologize for any inconvenience that the Monday closing may have caused.

Governor Charlie Baker has declared a State of Emergency to help with snow removal. Also, stay tuned for Snow Emergency info in your city or town:

Boston – www.cityofboston.gov
Cambridge – www.cambridgema.gov
Framingham http://www.framinghamma.gov/1856/Snow-Emergency-Information
Lowell – www.lowellma.gov
Somerville – www.somervillema.gov

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