Senate race heats up between Brown and Warren

As the Massachusetts senate election approaches on Nov. 6, it promises to be a close race between incumbent Sen. Scott Brown (R) and his Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren.

Brown promises to be an “independent thinker,” while Warren champions the middle class and families. The two agreed on no third-party ads, but the tone of the race has gotten personal. Brown has disparaged Warren’s claims to Cherokee heritage and record in asbestos litigation. Warren has taken Brown to task for his voting record, which including voting against three jobs bills because they included tax increases. Continue reading

Are You Eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit?

There is still time to file your taxes! This year Massachusetts leaders and activists want to make sure all eligible persons apply for EITC when they file their 2011 tax returns. In the 2010 tax year, Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) prepared almost 4,000 tax returns, returning more than $6.4 million to Boston’s low-income working families and individuals. Continue reading