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Libor Scandal Could Turn 'Ugly' As U.S. Cities Begin To Sue

Cities and states in the US are suing some of the world's largest banks over Libor manipulation. LIBOR is a short-term interest rate that affects borrowing costs throughout the global economy.

Its manipulation might well have kept your town or state from hiring firefighters or teachers, from paving roads or paying for indigent care or after-school programs for your kids -- adding to the human suffering of the economic collapse these same banks caused in the first place.

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What the Supreme Court Decision on Obamacare Means For Seniors

The Supreme Court has decided the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, often referred to as “Obamacare.” Almost everyone

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Mass. Health Law May Bode Well For Federal Law

Massachusetts has the nation's highest rate of residents with health insurance. Visits to emergency rooms are beginning to ease. More residents are getting

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Elder Financial Abuse: ‘The Crime Of The 21st Century’ Case Study

Older Americans lose $2.9 billion a year to fraud, according to a study conducted last year by the National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse

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Elder Housing: Options Abound For Next Home

Marie and Ralph have been married for more than 40 years, living, for the last 30 years, in a typical Pittsburgh house (two stories up and one cellar flight

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The High Price of Loneliness

Loneliness stings at any age. But in older people, it can have serious health consequences, raising the risks of an earlier-than-expected death and the

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Elder Care: The (Virtual) World Is Your Oyster

The wedding, of social worker Sandra Nohavicka -- who works with many homebound patients in New York -- was broadcast on YouTube. Her online guests included

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Elder Law Mediation Resources - Links to help you make an informed choice

Where To Go To Get the Information and Support You Need

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Chatham MA Sharks

Chatham MA Shark Sightings Now A Tourist Attraction

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Ridgevale Beach of Old

When my daughter was a little girl, we would go to Ridgevale Beach for the day and it was always an adventure !! We would spend time catching any kind

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Check Out the Elder Economic Security Standard™ Index and Find Out the Cost of a Secure Retirement

The Elder Economic Security Standard™ Index (Elder Index) measures the incomes retired elders need to achieve economic security. The Elder Index presents

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Medicare Part B – the Pluses and Perils

U.S. citizens who qualify for Medicare (most Americans) can sign up starting three months before their 65th birthday. If an individual is already receiving

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Why Recessions Are Good For Your Health: Nursing Home Staffs

It’s an odd phenomenon: More people tend to die during good economic times than bad. A paper just posted by the The National Bureau of Economic Research

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Elderly Patients Want Docs To Explain Technology

Older patients asked to use mobile monitoring devices want clinicians to coach them, according to a new survey. Four out of 10 Americans between the ages

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Caring For Elderly Parents Catches Many Unprepared

Start With The Paperwork While many parents lack an advance care directive, it's the most basic and important step they can take. The directive includes

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After Hospitalization, Mental Trouble for Elderly Patients

Many older people fear that a hospital stay could leave them even more disabled than they were before. Unfortunately, there’s new reason to believe this

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Robo-Signing Settlement Finalized

The federal government and a coalition of state Attorneys General have reached a $25 billion settlement with the nation’s give biggest mortgage servicers

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Robo-singing Settlement May Boost Short Sales

The government's $25 billion settlement with the nation's five biggest mortgage servicers over so-called robo-signing practices could boost short sales,

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Despite Robo-signing Settlement MA AG Coakley’s Suit Goes Forward

In December, 2011 Mass Attorney General Martha Coakley filed suit against five national banks in connection with their roles in allegedly pursuing illegal

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Debt Arbitration Update

Arbitrating Debt -- What You Don't Know Can Hurt You

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New Mediation Jobs Website

Finally a search engine that returns great mediation job search results. Check it out Mediation Jobs.

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Check Out New Conflict Resolution Jobs Site

We have been off the grid for a while focusing on launching our new conflict-resolution-jobs.com site with its dedicated conflict resolution jobs search engine.

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Lapghans More Information

This handmade Hooded Blanket is crocheted in a reversible pattern and textured stitch

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Hooded Baby Blankets More Information

This handmade Hooded Blanket is crocheted in a reversible pattern and textured stitch

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Downtown Chatham

Downtown Chatham is very walkable and picturesque.

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Chatham Light is one of the best known lighthouses in the U.S.

Because of the large number of wrecks and the treacherous waters around Chatham

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Medicare Gets Some Altering

When this year’s Medicare enrollment starts Saturday — a month earlier than usual — beneficiaries can expect to see additional benefits, some slightly

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Helping Aging Parents Manage Their Money

Children who are now in their 40s and 50s may need to start thinking about helping their aging parents manage their money, in the final stage of their

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Caregiving’s Hidden Benefits

Could there be measurable benefits to your health, and to your brain in particular, from being a caregiver? It’s practically become an article of faith

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New Drugs to Prevent Strokes

What’s causing this ripple is the emergence of new anticoagulant drugs, or blood thinners. Dabigatran (brand name Pradaxa) has already won Food and Drug

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"My Dad Has Dementia-He's Being Horrible to Me!"

Aging parents who have “early dementia” are refusing help and verbally abusing their adult kids who are trying to help. In all these situations, the aging

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Warning Signs of Elder Abuse in Nursing Homes

Awareness to the problem is an important starting point. If you visit friends or family in a long-term care facility, pay attention to conditions of the

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Chatham's MCAs Scores

Chatham’s MCAS, Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System, scores saw sizeable improvement in performance for English Language Arts.

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Chatham Scallop Festival

Prepare to feast on fried or baked scallops, with special dishes for the kids, and lots of other fun and excitement at the Chatham VFW hall. After a two-year absence, the Chatham Scallop Festival, the Chatham Rotary Club’s annual fall fundraiser is returning on October 15th.

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Mill Creek Dredgin Called Win Win

Calling it a win-win situation for taxpayers and shorefront property owners, town officials announced that some South Chatham residents have offered to pay for the dredging of Mill Creek, provided that the recovered sand is placed on their private beaches. The arrangement is unusual, though not unprecedented, because the sand is a valuable public commodity.

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From a Proud Soccer Mom

The Chatham Boys Varsity Soccer team is now 8-1-2.Go Blue Devils!

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Nathaniel Philbrick to Speak At Eldredge Public Library

Nathaniel Philbrick, author of "Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community and War" which is the subject of the Eldredge Public Library's One Book, One Town program will speak at Chatham Library on Oct. 16th You can find a schedule of all related events here.

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Luminosity Brain Games

With Liminosity Brain Games people report elevated mood, better concentration, and increased alertness and awareness.

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Jitterbug Cell Phone

The Jitterbug is an extraordinary user friendly phone that has features perfect for senior citizens

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Shop in Private

ShopInPrivate.com specializes in selling things that some may be embarrassed to buy at a store or even a conventional website

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Care4hire Eldercare

Like me are you sick of the rat race of trying to find trustworthy care for your loved one

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Hottest Chatham Shark Stuff

Hottest Chatham Shark Stuff From the Sublime to the Silly

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Cape Cod Daily Deal

Groupons” are all the rage in many cities around the country. Now Cape Cod has its own website offering group discounts, Cape Cod Daily Deal. Each morning,

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From a Proud Soccer Mom, Me

The Chatham boys soccer team started their season in style, scoring early and late in a 3-0 Cape and Islands League win over Cape Cod Academy in the fall

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Where Does South Beach End And Monomoy Begin?

Where does South Beach end and Monomoy begin? That's been a tough question since the two barrier spits merged a few years back. The three entities with

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Thinking About Pilgrims and Chatham

Pilgrims will be on the mind of a lot of local residents this fall. “Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community and War” by Nathaniel Philbrick is the focus

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Controversy Over North Beach Camps

Five North Beach Island camp leaseholders have received eviction notices for Sept 15. their eviction on Sept. 15. Town officials secured a limited reprieve

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Volunteer to Help Clean Up Our Shoreline

Volunteers are needed to help clean up the shoreline in Chatham and Harwich during this year's Coastsweep, held Sept. 17 and 25. Several nonprofit groups

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