A decade-old Massachusetts program that allows a property tax break for senior citizens may be introduced in the state’s third largest city. Springfield would join several smaller cities in the region that already offer the popular program.
The Senior Tax Work-Off Program allows homeowners over the age of 60 to perform tasks for a municipality in exchange for a one-time abatement of a portion of their property tax bill. It is offered in more than 100 cities and towns in Massachusetts including Westfield, Chicopee and Holyoke.
Senior citizens staged a protest at the Massachusetts Statehouse Thursday over a proposed budget cut for the elder nutrition program. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports…
The elderly activists rallied to urge legislators to reject Governor Deval Patrick’s proposed $1.5 million cut to the senior meals program. The governor’s proposal would mean the number of meals served to seniors next year would be slashed by 25%, or 240,000 meals.