Personal Finance and Information
- QCAP’s Financial REACH Center
Quincy Community Action Program’s Financial REACH Center helps residents increase their income, build savings, and develop assets. To get help, contact Theresa Whittaker at 617-657-5355 or email@example.com or visit 1509 Hancock Street, 2nd Floor, Quincy, MA 02169.
Kiplinger (pronounced KIP-ling-er) is a Washington, D.C.-based publisher of business forecasts and personal finance advice, available in print and online.
This site helps users find and compare rates for personal loans, mortgage loans, auto loans, CD rates, savings/checking accounts, and credit cards.
This website is a product of the Congressionally chartered Federal Financial Literacy and Education Commission, which is made up of more than 20 Federal entities that are coordinating and collaborating to strengthen financial capability and increase access to financial services for all Americans.
Investopedia is the largest financial education website in the world. The site offers timely, trusted and actionable financial information for every investor, from early investors to financial advisors to high net worth individuals.
- Better Business Bureau: Eastern Massachusetts, Maine, Rhode Island and Vermont
Information about companies and charities to encourage wise purchases and a fair marketplace.
- Big Charts: Historical Quotes
This Historical Quotes tool allows you to look up a security’s exact closing price.
- SAM.gov Assistance Listings
SAM.gov Assistance Listings (Legacy CFDA) provides a full listing of all federal programs available to state and local governments (including the District of Columbia); federally-recognized Indian tribal governments; territories (and possessions) of the United States; domestic public, quasi-public, and private profit and nonprofit organizations and institutions; specialized groups; and individuals.
- Consumer Price Index
The June 2017 version of the CPI Detailed Report, published in July 2017, was the final publication of this document. Customers are encouraged to obtain CPI data from the CPI databases or the Supplemental Files. Detailed Report files from 2012 through 2021 are available in a compressed file for each year.
- Quincy Chamber of Commerce.
A centralized, one-stop platform to make it easier for businesses to access services to help them grow and hire.
- Chamber of Commerce Directory (USA)
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business organization representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions. Our members range from mom-and-pop shops and local chambers to leading industry associations and large corporations.
- Small Business Administration
Provides a small business planner with information on writing a business plan, financing, licenses and permits, managing a business, and even getting out of business.
- Thomas Register
Thomas Register’s free online supplier/finder index of manufacturers. Access requires registration.
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Free searchable databases of patents and trademarks, as well as information on the patent process.
- Central Registers
State, county, and municipal contracts being put out to bid in Massachusetts.
Search for business suppliers that includes 3.5 million companies worldwide.
- North American Industry Classification System
A listing of the new NAICS codes, with correspondence tables for NAICS to SIC (Standard Industrial classification) and SIC to NAICS.
Finding Job Listings
- Massachusetts JobQuest
An online job system for employers and job seekers. From the Massachusetts Department of Career Services.
- Boston.com Jobs
Post or search for local job listings
BostonJobs.com is dedicated exclusively to the Boston employment scene, showcasing the most up-to-date openings from the area’s leading employers.
- Hire Culture
The Mass Cultural Council offers Hire Culture, which is a free, searchable database of cultural employment opportunities throughout Massachusetts.
Information, advice and links to 18,375 employers and job search resources
- Simply Hired
Deciding on a Career/Job
- Quincy Career Center
Call 617-745-4000 to make an appointment with a counselor for an employment needs assessment. All services are provided free of charge to job seekers.
- Occupational Outlook Handbook
A guide to hundreds of occupations from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
O*NET OnLine offers a variety of search options and occupational data, while My Next Move is a streamlined application for students and job seekers.
This organization’s mission is to help students (or other aspiring professionals) understand what it takes to land their perfect career, from picking the right school all the way to climbing the company ladder.
Tools for job seekers, students, and career professionals. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.
- Jobs & Employment- Mass.Gov
Information and links for searching for public sector and private sector jobs, building your resume and labor statistics.
Resumes, Cover Letters and Interview
- The Resume Guide
A publication put out by Massachusetts One-Stop Career Centers containing tips for writing resumes and cover letters
This online resume tool offers web hosting, multiple version options, tips on how to write resumes, and a way to search Indeed for job listings.
MyPerfectResume has resume templates by industry, including retail, construction and food service industries. It also offers templates for cover letters.
CVTips.com offers whole job search help: cover letter tips, interview techniques, job search strategies, career planning, as well as free resume/CV examples, templates and advice.
This online resume service offers templates and phone, email, and live chat support for users.
In addition to providing resume and cover letter templates, this site offers sample job descriptions and responsibilities.
This site offers resume templates in MS Word, instead of in pdf form, so you can download and start editing them to fit your needs right away.
- Blue Collar Resume Tips
Monster.com’s tips for creating a resume focused on skills rather than formal eduation. More tips here.
- 31 Cover Letter Tips
Use these tips to create your most eye-catching and persuasive cover letter.
- Cover Letter Examples
80+ cover letter examples in many types of fields
- Smart Answers to Common Interview Questions
Describe yourself. Why do you want this job? Find out how to best answer common interview questions.
- 50 Interview Questions with Answers
Start getting ready for your next job interview by reviewing the top 50 interview questions asked by employers, as well as the sample answers for each question on the list.
- GED/HiSET Prep Classes
Before you begin a job search, get training for the GED/HiSET at these nearby locations, including the Quincy Community Action Programs and the Quincy location of Training Resources of America.
- Atlantic Clubhouse
Located in Quincy, this organization helps those recovering from mental illness find employment.
- Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission – Braintree Office
This office helps people with disabilities get job and career help. Specialities of this office are for the hearing impaired and those who speak Cantonese, Mandarin, or Vietnamese.
- Massachusetts Division of Unemployment Assistance
You may file an unemployment insurance claim online, by phone or by visiting the walk-in center nearest you.
- One Life at a Time
A private, non-profit organization located in Braintree that provides free career services to individuals who are new or returning to the market place.
- Workers with Disabilities
Resources about how workers with disabilities can gain successful employment
- Reputation Management
Information on how businesses, job seekers and others can better manage their online reputation.
City of Quincy
Health Department: 617-376-1272
Dept. of Elder Services: 617-376-1506
Veterans’ Services: 617-376-1192
Mayor’s Office: 617-376-1990
Local COVID-19 Screening Contact Information
South Shore Hospital: 781-681-0365
Manet Health: 617-376-3000
City of Quincy COVID-19 Informational Hotline: 617-376-1288
- Asian Community Development Corp.
This organization offers unemployment help, an emergency fund, and more to the Asian community.
- Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development Resources
State of Massachusetts resource list for renters and homeowners during the COVID-19 crisis
- COVID-19 Resources and Guidance for Businesses
This page gives Massachusetts business owners information in navigating this crisis. The City of Quincy has made its own guide (PDF).
Food Assistance; Local Food Pantries
- YMCA/Germantown Neighborhood Food Pantry
33 Palmer Street
Quincy, MA 02169
- Salvation Army/Quincy Food Pantry
6 Baxter St.
Quincy, MA 02169
- Southwest Community Food Center
1 Copeland Street
Quincy, MA 02169
- Interfaith Social Services
105 Adams Street
Quincy, MA 02169
- COVID-19 Temporary Care Jobs
Help is wanted at long-term care facilities and hospitals. Training and temporary housing may be included.
- South Shore Mass Hire
The local organization offers these resources for job help during COVID-19.
- Mass.gov How to Apply for Unemployment Benefits
Apply for unemployment benefits online and access Massachusetts COVID-19 unemployment information
- MassHire South Shore Career Center Resources
Includes jobseeker and unemployment information and business and services resources
Cold weather will be here again before you know it, so plan now if you need help.
- QCAP Energy Programs
- Comcast Internet Essentials
Comcast is offering low-cost internet access for $9.95 a month, with no credit check, contract, or installation fee.
- Access from AT&T
AT&T is also offering low-cost internet services for $10 a month, with the first two months free until May 23. If you have a device, like a smart phone or laptop, go to the Hancock Adams Common in Quincy Center to access free wifi. Our wifi is not available outside the building.
- Free & Low Cost Internet Plans
Use this page to find out what companies are offering low-cost internet plans. Try Everyoneon.org for more offers, too.
- Mental Health Disaster Distress Hotline
Feeling disconnected or isolated? The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) offers a 24/7 hotline dedicated to providing free, multilingual and confidential crisis support during the current COVID-19 public health crisis. Call 1-800-985-5990, Text “TalkWithUs” to 66746 or visit DisasterDistress.samhsa.gov. Deaf or Hard of Hearing users can also use their preferred relay service to call, or use the TTY option: 1-800-846-8517.
- South East Recovery Learning Community
They are an entirely peer-run organization dedicated to providing support, education and advocacy by providing opportunities and resources to assist individuals in finding their own path to mental health recovery. Due to COVID-19, their services have moved online.
- Alcoholics Anonymous Intergroup
Find local AA meetings that are online.
- Narcotics Anonymous Online Meetings
- Virtual NA
Allows you to connect to a Narcotics Anonymous meeting online or by phone
Domestic Violence Help
- Reach DOVE’s crisis hotline for support by phone 24/7 at 888-314-3683 or 617-471-1234.
Massachusetts’ statewide 24/7 toll-free domestic violence hotline and a resource for anyone affected by domestic or dating violence. Call 1-877-785-2020.
Nursing Home Family Resource Line
The Baker-Polito Administration has announced the launch of the Nursing Home Family Resource Line, a dedicated telephone line that will connect family members of nursing home and rest home residents with information and resources they need. The line is staffed from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. seven days a week. Families can call the line at 617-660-5399.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Guidelines
Current guidelines for how to protect yourself and steps to take if you are sick.
- Mass 211
The Department of Public Health (in partnership with the United Way) has opened “2-1-1” to all callers, 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Operators fluent in Spanish are available, and more than 150 other languages are supported through an interpreter services line. Residents with questions can dial 2-1-1 from any landline or cellphone, or use the live chat option on the Mass 2-1-1 website. You can also get updates on your mobile phone by texting “COVIDMA” to 888-777. Check out 211’s Help Steps for general assistance for a range of needs.
- State of MA Buoy Symptom Checker
This site is not a substitution for professional medical help.
- COVID-19 Card for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
This is a coronavirus visual tool to assist medical professionals and deaf and hard of hearing individuals communicate better during medical appointments.
- Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation
The Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation protects and empowers consumers through advocacy and education, and ensures a fair playing field for the Massachusetts businesses its agencies regulate.
- Better Business Bureau
The Better Business Bureau (BBB), founded in 1912, is a nonprofit organization focused on advancing marketplace trust, consisting of 106 independently incorporated local BBB organizations in the United States and Canada.
- Consumer Product Safety Commission
CPSC is an independent federal regulatory agency formed in 1972 with a mission to protect the public against unreasonable risks of injury or death from consumer products through education, safety standards activities, regulation, and enforcement.
- Consumer Safety Alerts, Recalls, Guides, and News
ConsumerSafety.org strives to make information about recalls and safety-related news about drugs, medical devices, food, and consumer products accessible to everyone in a transparent, easily understandable way.
- Bureau of Consumer Protection
The Federal Trade Commission works to prevent fraudulent, deceptive and unfair business practices in the marketplace and to provide information to help consumers spot, stop, and avoid them.
- FTC Scam Alerts
The latest scam alerts from the Federal Trade Commission
The government’s site that helps consumers report and recover from identity theft
- Annual Credit Report
The ONLY authorized source for the free annual credit report that’s yours by law.
- Bank Rate Monitor
Rates for mortgages, auto loans, home equity loans, savings, credit cards, and checking accounts.
Reviews and Recalls
- Consumer Reports
Ratings and reviews, recommendations and buying advice for thousands of products and services.
- Consumer Search
Reviews of products organized by category such as Electronics, House & Home, Family or Office.
A New York Times company, the Wirecutter has reviews of a variety of household and electronic gadgets.
A “one stop shop” for U.S. Government recalls.
- Car Talk’s “Actual Car Information”
Using down-home humor, this site gives you Actual Car Information on buying, selling, and owning a car.
- Edmunds Automobile Buyer’s Guide
Used car prices back to 1990, safety information, and updates on new vehicles.
- Kelley Blue Book
Timely and accurate prices on new and used cars.
- National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Guides
Vehicle pricing for new, used, and classic automobiles in addition to motorcycles, recreational vehicles, and more.
- Charity Navigator
Provides an unbiased, objective, numbers-based rating system to assess the financial health of over 5,000 of America’s best-known charities.
Household and Green Living
Helps you find out which household or consumer product is right for you and your family.
A source for reviews and commentary on technology. From cell phones to television, this site appears to cover just about everything electronic.
- Energy Saver
Learn ways to save money and use clean, renewable technologies at home, while driving, and at work. From the U.S. Department of Energy.
FurnaceCompare.com provides information to consumers and HVAC professionals about air conditioners, boilers, heat pumps, furnaces, radiant heat systems, and wood furnaces.
- Household Products Database
Learn more about what’s in products, about potential health effects, and about safety and handling on this site from the National Institutes of Health.
- Massachusetts Energy Incentive Information
Information on energy-related tax incentive programs from the state of Massachusetts and the federal government.
- On Guard Online – Securing Your Home Computer
The government’s guide to mobile, laptop and desktop computer safety.
- Tips for Identifying Fraudulent Emails
Information about “phishing,” which involves the use of fraudulent emails and copycat websites to trick people into revealing valuable personal information.
- Common Online Scams
OnGuardOnline.gov’s list of common online scams and how to recognize them.
- Tips for Safe Internet Banking
How to tell if an online bank is legitimate and that your deposits are insured, that your personal information private and secure, understand your rights as a consumer and get assistance from banking regulators.
- Ultimate Online Shopping Safety
Approximately 9 million Americans are victims of shopping-related identity theft every year. Here are steps you can take to shop safely online and ensure your peace of mind.
- Safely Donating Money Online
Follow these steps to protect yourself and ensure that your money gets to the causes you wish to support.
- Cyberbullying Research Center
Cyberbullying doesn’t just happen to kids; it can happen to adults and seniors too. Here are some tips on dealing with this issue.
- Wi-Fi Security Tips
To protect your information when using wireless hotspots, send information only to sites that are fully encrypted, and avoid using mobile apps that require personal or financial information.
- Four Methods to Create a Secure Password
Choose a seemingly random password, one that is near impossible for cracking software to recognize but that has meaning or familiarity for you.
For Kids and Teens
- Kids’ Rules for Online Safety
A series of agreements that parents can share with kids to improve their awareness of internet safety.
- For Kids: Your Online Identity
Explains in easy-to-understand terms why it’s important to protect your online identity.
- NetSmartz.org’s Teen Page
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s page for discussing digital safety and ethics.
- For Teens: Protecting Your Online Identity and Reputation
This article discuss the ways teens can safeguard their online presence.
- Online Gaming Safety
The National Cyber Security Alliance’s tips for protecting your identity and computer during online gaming sessions.
- Tips for Parents
Brief tips from Common Sense Media
- Good Digital Parenting
A wealth of articles from the Family Online Safety Institute.
- Social Networking Safety
Learn about the latest apps and websites, and get tips on talking to your kids about sharing, posting, and avoiding digital drama.
- Ten Tips to Keep Kids Safe Online
Research from the Harvard University-based Berkman Center downgraded online predators to a much lower risk category, but there are still other risks. Learn about three new threats to kids’ online safety.
- Stop. Think. Connect.
The Department of Homeland Security’s resources for older Americans on the web.
- AARP’s Technology Education Center
This resource includes an online safety section, with information about online dating and shopping.
- How Older Adults Can Stay Safe When Dating Online
Seniors should look out for red flags that indicate the person on the other end of the Internet connection is a scam artist looking to steal your money and not your heart.
Recommended Tools and Resources
- Firefox Privacy and Security Settings
Of the major internet browsers, Firefox has long been considered the best for digital security.
Consider using this search engine instead of Google. DuckDuckGo has made a pledge not to track users, and its results are comparable to Google’s.
- Disconnect.me Search
Disconnect Search lets users search privately using their favorite search engine. It doesn’t log searches, IP addresses, or any other personal info.
- Privacy Badger
Privacy Badger is a browser add-on that stops advertisers and other third-party trackers from secretly tracking where you go and what pages you look at on the web.
Safe and secure smart phone text messaging app
- HTTPS Everywhere
HTTPS Everywhere is a Firefox, Chrome, and Opera extension that encrypts your communications with many major websites, making your browsing more secure.
Malwarebytes detects and removes worms, spyware, and other dangerous malware from your home PC.
- Smartphone Data Encryption
Step-by-step instructions on how to protect your smartphone from data mining.
Local and State
- Massachusetts Office on Disability
The Massachusetts Office on Disability (MOD) works to ensure the full and equal participation of all people with disabilities in all aspects of life by working to advance legal rights, maximum opportunities, supportive services, accommodations, and accessibility in a manner that fosters dignity and self-determination.
- The ARC of Massachusetts Resource Guide
ARC is an advocacy group for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.
- Disability Related Resource Listing
ARC of Greater Waltham provides listings of other area organizations and agencies.
- Department of Developmental Services – South Coastal Area Office
The closest DDS office is located at 220R Forbes Road in Braintree.
- Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council
The council provides opportunities for people with developmental disabilities and their families to enhance independence, productivity, and inclusion.
- Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission
MRC is responsible for Vocational Rehabilitation Services, Community Living Services, and eligibility determination for the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) federal benefits programs.
- Americans With Disabilities Act
Learn about this piece of civil rights legislation, signed in 1990, that prohibits discrimination and guarantees that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else to participate in the mainstream of American life.
- U.S. Disability Services
The federal government’s portal site for information on programs and services nationwide.
- Department of Labor Disability Resources
The Department of Labor has several agencies that can help people with disabilities find meaningful work and launch successful careers, help employers hire people with disabilities, and help federal contractors stay within the law when hiring.
- Social Security Disability Benefits
This site can help people apply for Social Security benefits and, after signing up, find out how to maintain those benefits.
- Learning Disabilities of America
A listing of websites and publications that will guide you to information on LD/ADHD, teaching, professionals in the field, disability rights and advocacy, and government agencies and resource centers.
- United States Access Board
This organization promotes equal access for people with disabilities in transportation, housing and more.
- Administration on Disabilities
The Administration on Disabilities works with states, communities, and partners in the disability networks to increase the independence, productivity, and community integration of individuals with disabilities.
Recommended Web Resources
- Home Modifications to Promote Independent Living
This fact sheet from AARP explains home modifications and how they can increase accessibility and safety for older adults so they can stay in their homes.
- Disability Accommodation Cost Guide
This guide helps people figure out how much it will cost to modify their home, including ramps/doorways, kitchens and bathrooms.
- Home Safety for People with Disabilities
These tips provide people with disabilities and their caregivers with guidance in managing communications, equipment, pets and home hazards. The materials were co-authored by the American Red Cross and Department of Homeland Security and FEMA.
- Equal Access to Transportation
This Dept. of Transportation guide connects you to programs, services, government agencies and organizations that can help you find the transportation resources you need.
- Rights for Those With Hearing Loss
Here you will find information and updates about federal law that impacts people with hearing loss and the agencies that regulate those laws.
- Increasing Physical Activity among Adults with Disabilities
Adults with disabilities are three times more likely to have heart disease, stroke, diabetes, or cancer than adults without disabilities. Aerobic physical activity can help reduce the impact of these chronic diseases, yet nearly half of all adults with disabilities get no leisure time aerobic physical activity.
- Stay Active with a Disability: Quick Tips
Regular physical activity is good for everyone’s health, including people with disabilities. Here are a few brief tips to help.
- Personal Finance Guide for People with Disabilities
Due to financial constraints, it is essential for people with disabilities to have the personal finance skills that will help them manage their money so that they can live fulfilling lives.
- Employees’ Practical Guide to Negotiating and Requesting Reasonable Accommodations
Job Accommodation Network’s summary of some of the most frequent issues that employees have regarding accommodations and the ADA and JAN’s practical ideas for resolving them
Find Legal Help
- Lawyer Referral Service
This service is a project of the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild, an organization dedicated to using law for social justice. All of their attorneys have chosen to be part of this service to provide quality legal representation to Massachusetts residents, especially those with low and moderate incomes. Referrals are free.
- Committee for Public Counsel Services
This organization provides legal representation in Massachusetts for those unable to afford an attorney in all matters in which the law requires the appointment of counsel. Their Quincy office is located at 180 Old Colony Ave, Quincy, MA 02170. More about their Quincy services can be found here.
- Greater Boston Legal Services
Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS) provides free legal assistance and representation on civil (noncriminal) matters to hundreds of the neediest residents in the city of Boston and 31 surrounding cities and towns.
- Mass Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
Find a lawyer online or by phone. There is no cost to utilize LRS, but referrals are made to fee-charging attorneys, who may charge you no more than $25 for the initial half-hour consultation.
- Lawyer Directory from Martindale
Browse lawyers & law firms by practice area, and read client/peer reivews.
- Massachusetts Bar Association: Lawyer Referral Service
Looking for assistance with a legal question? Use this service to find the right attorney to answer your questions and help resolve your legal problems.
- Limited Assistance Representation
With LAR, you and a lawyer agree what parts of a case you will handle and what parts the lawyer will handle. LAR can save you money in legal fees, and it also may be easier to get a volunteer or pro bono lawyer.
- Disability Law Center
The DLC provides information, referral, technical assistance and representation regarding legal rights and services for people with disabilities.
- Victim Rights Law Center
The VRLC was established in 2003 as the first nonprofit law center in the nation solely dedicated to serving the legal needs of rape and sexual assault victims. Through free legal services, they help restore victims’ lives after experiencing sexual violence.
Since March 1991, the Massachusetts Bar Association has sponsored a monthly Dial-A-Lawyer program encouraging members of the public to call with their legal problems and questions. This program was created in order to assist the people of Massachusetts that have fallen through the cracks of the legal and criminal justice system. To use Dial-A-Lawyer, call (617) 338-0610 or (877) 686-0711 on the first Wednesday of the month between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.
Have a Legal Question?
- Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries
Have a complicated legal question or need to research resources that aren’t online? Ask a law librarian! Check out legal materials, search specialized databases, and obtain documents by email. Need to visit a law library in person? The closest one is the Norfolk Law Library in Dedham.
- Free Legal Clinics – Norfolk County
Dates for upcoming clinics at Quincy and Dedham District Courts.
- Court Service Centers
These are walk-in service centers that will help people navigate the court system. The closest centers are Boston and Brockton.
Provides practical information about legal rights.
- Mass Legal Answers Online
Low income Massachusetts residents can create an account on the secure website, then log in and post their legal questions. Volunteer lawyers answer the questions through the same website. This service is free, and all information is confidential.
- Lawyer for the Day Programs
Lawyer for the Day programs across various courts provide basic legal advice, help you understand relevant laws and your rights, and assist you in filling out court forms.
Find an attorney on FindLaw and search for legal information and legal forms.
- Massachusetts Legal Resource Finder
Users enter their town or zip code and income and select the issue they need help with – the search results include contact information for legal aid programs, government agencies and hotlines, court programs and links to online legal information.
Legal Resources Online
Find legal forms, both personal and business related, and lawyers on nolo.com.
- Law Help Interactive
Creates legal forms and documents for users based on a series of questions and answers used to tailor their documents. The forms are free of cost and created by nonprofit legal aid programs and courts.
Laws, Regulations and Courts
- Quincy District Court
- Massachusetts Court System
- Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Decisions
- Massachusetts General Laws
- The Code of Massachusetts Regulations
- Massachusetts Reports (to volume 238)
- Acts and Resolves of Massachusetts
- Massachusetts Code of Massachusetts Regulations
- Massachusetts General Court with links to the Massachusetts Constitution
- Massachusetts Trial Court Electronic Case Access
- Annual Reports of the Massachusetts Attorney General
- Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and Appeals Court Public Case Information
- United States Code of Federal Regulations
- United States Code
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts
- U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
- U.S. Code annotated
- U.S. Supreme Court case documents
- American Jurisprudence (partial)
In or Near Quincy
- LGBT Meetups
In and around Quincy
- Tufts University LGBT Center
Offers events, workshops and networking
- Boston Pride
Working to enhance the visibility of Boston’s LGBT community through a week of events each June, in conjunction with year round activities, to promote LGBT awareness, dignity, and understanding.
- Boston LGBT Film Fest
The 2018 festival dates are March 29 to April 8.
- Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth
The Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth is an independent state agency founded by law to advise all branches of state government on effective policies, programs, and resources for LGBTQ youth to thrive.
- LGBT Resource List from South Shore Elder Services
Help in the South Shore area and in Boston
- New England Asexuals
This group is for asexual spectrum individuals and allies that provides support in an open and affirming environment, builds community, and promotes awareness of asexual spectrum identities in the New England area. Here is a more general asexual resource site.
- LGBT Addiction Rehab Groups
LGBT-friendly drug and alcohol rehabilitation services
- The Network/La Red
Bilingual (English/Spanish), grassroots, survivor-led organization working to end domestic violence in LGBQ/T, SM, and polyamorous communities.
- Fenway Health – LGBT Family & Parenting Services
Since 1983, Fenway Health has been an international pioneer in helping LGBT people claim their rights to parenthood.
- National LGBT Health Education Center
The National LGBT Health Education Center provides educational programming and consultation for health care organizations throughout the nation and the world with the goal of eliminating health disparities among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.
- CDC – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health
These pages provide information and resources on some of the health issues and inequities affecting LGBT communities. Links to other information sources and resources are also provided.
- Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition
Advocacy organization for the trans, nonbinary, and gender expansive communities in Massachusetts
- Gay-Straight Alliance Network
Gay-Straight Alliance Network is a national youth leadership organization that connects school-based Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) to each other and community resources through peer support, leadership development, and training
- Greater Boston PFLAG
Greater Boston PFLAG offers help for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBTQIA) youth, their families and communities around the topic of sexual orientation and gender identity.
- Rainbow Times
The Largest Boston-Based LGBT Newspaper in New England for the gay and allied community.
- Edge Boston
EDGE is the largest network of local LGBT news and entertainment portals in the world, serving 1.1 million dedicated readers from a variety of metropolitan areas around the United States and beyond.
- Boston Spirit Magazine
Boston Spirit magazine, launched in 2005, covers the Massachusetts and New England area. It is published six times a year.
- Bay Windows
This weekly publication is New England’s largest publication for LGBT readers and has been around for 33 years.
- Gay-Friendly Churches in Massachusetts
The River South, Quincy Community United Methodist Church, and Good Shepherd Lutheran Church are the Quincy churches listed.
Founded in 1978, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) is New England’s leading legal rights organization dedicated to ending discrimination based on sexual orientation, HIV status and gender identity and expression.
MassEquality is the leading statewide grassroots advocacy organization working to ensure that everyone across Massachusetts can thrive from cradle to grave without discrimination and oppression based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
- Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition
Dedicated to ending discrimination on the basis of gender identity and gender expression.
- Queer Asian Pacific-Islander Alliance
- APA – Lesbian & Gay Parenting
The publication is provided for the use of clinicians, researchers, students, lawyers, and parents involved in legal and policy issues related to lesbian and gay parenting. Lesbian and Gay Parenting is the successor to Lesbian and Gay Parenting: A Resource for Psychologists (1995).
Boston’s alliance of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender youth focused on creating safe, healthy, and respectful environments.
- Boston GLASS (Gay and Lesbian Adolescent Social Services)/Urban Youth Institute at JRI Health
Located in Jamaica Plain, GLASS is a drop-in center for LGBT youth (ages 13-25) offering support and culturally sensitive resources.
- Mass. Commission on LGBT Youth
This site contains news, events, and resources focused on Massachusetts’ LGBT youth.
- It Gets Better Project
The It Gets Better Project creates a hopeful and accepting environment for LGBT youth and provides resources that can assist troubled youth to make the changes to make it better for them.
StopBullying.gov provides information from various government agencies on what bullying is, what cyberbullying is, who is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying.
- The Trevor Project
Suicide prevention for gay youth.
State and Federal Forms & Instructions
- 1040/1040-SR instructions
- 1040 forms
- Massachusetts Form 1 (Resident Income Tax Return)
- Massachusetts Form 1-NR/PY (Nonresident or Part-Year Resident Income Tax Return)
Hard copies of these forms are available at all library locations.
To get tax products elsewhere, please:
- visit the IRS website or the Massachusetts Department of Revenue website to view and download them,
- visit this IRS website to order tax products to be delivered by mail,
- call 1-800-829-1040 (federal) or 1-800-392-6089 (state) to order tax products or get help,
- or visit an area IRS office. The closest IRS offices are in Boston or Brockton.
Tax Information and Help
- IRS Payment Options
Pay online, by phone or using your mobile device and get instant confirmation that your payment has been submitted.
- E-file Your Personal Income Taxes for Free
Massachusetts joined the FreeFile Alliance to increase free tax filing options for taxpayers in Massachusetts. If you qualify to file your federal and state returns for free, it’s important that you use the links on this page.
- IRS Refund Status
When the IRS processes a tax return and approves a refund, you can see your actual personalized refund date.
- Tax Scams and Consumer Alerts
In recent years, thousands of people have lost millions of dollars and their personal information to tax scams and fake IRS communication.
- QCAP: Quincy Community Action Programs
Quincy Community Action Programs, 1509 Hancock Street, 2nd Floor, provides low-income taxpayers of all ages with free tax return preparation. Free tax help is offered beginning in early February through mid April. This year, QCAP will be providing virtual tax preparation using an IRS-certified online system called Get Your Refund, which allows clients to submit their documents from a smartphone or computer for 100% contact-free tax preparation. Call 617-657-5345 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Quincy Council on Aging
The Kennedy Center Council on Aging at 440 E. Squantum St. provides free tax assistance for seniors in need from February through the beginning of April. All tax assistants are trained volunteers. This service is for Quincy residents only. Please call the Quincy Council on Aging at 617-376-1506 to schedule an appointment.
Massachusetts and New England
- Quincy Museums & Attractions
Explore our local museums and cultural institutions.
- Boston Harbor Cruises
Open April-October, Boston Harbor Cruises offers whale watching, trips to Provincetown May-September as well as trips to Salem and the Harbor Islands.
- New England Travel & Destintation Guide
The official site of the Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism, massvacation.com features a lot of information including a calendar of events, an interactive map to explore by region, and free e-newsletters.
- Discover New England
The official tourism site for the New England states
- Visit New England
One of the oldest and most comprehensive online guides to travel in New England.
- 20 New England summer travel destinations
Legendary clam shacks, idyllic beaches, meandering bike rides, ocean kayaking, mountains, and rocking chairs on country porches — great recommendations from boston.com
TripAdvisor features more than 45 million traveler reviews and opinions and advice on hotels, resorts, flights, vacation rentals, vacation packages, travel guides, and lots more.
- Travel & Leisure
One of the world most comprehensive magazines on travel, this site will guide you to some of the best deals in travel.
- U.S. Department of State: Traveler’s Checklist
Quick tips to make your international travel safe and easy. Includes specific information for traveling as a student, with a disability, and with your pet and country specific information.
Ages 50+ Travel
- OLLI Travel Programs
Both local and international trip programs, offered by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston.
- AARP Travel Destinations
Feature articles on many different destinations, and information on member discounts for airlines, vacation and tours, and hotels and lodging.
- Frommer’s Mature Travelers: A Compendium of Trip Planning Resources
A resource that includes contact information for tour groups and suggested books.