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SmartSign donates disabled parking signage to Boy Scout

SmartSign donates disabled parking signage to Boy Scout

| October 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

At SmartSign, we pride ourselves in being a force for good in the community and helping out wherever we can. We have donated thousands of signs to various schools and nonprofit organizations such as the Wounder Warrior Project, TakeNoBullies, Transportation Alternatives and the Boy and Girl Scouts of America. So, it was a no-brainer when […]


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Regulatory notes: Massachusetts passes new transgender discrimination rules

Regulatory notes: Massachusetts passes new transgender discrimination rules

| September 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Massachusetts has recently changed its laws regarding gender identity discrimination. The law adds “gender identity” to the list of things you can’t discriminate against, just like race, color, or religion. The final regulations are going to come down the pike at the end of the month, and those will lay out the specific requirements of […]


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How SCOTUS is affecting 2016 political signs

How SCOTUS is affecting 2016 political signs

| September 29, 2015

A recent ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) found that restrictions on yard signage based on the content of the signs is unconstitutional in that it inhibits free speech. This ruling is particularly relevant as we move into the depths of the 2016 presidential election. In the past, it has been […]


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Shopping small reaps big rewards

Shopping small reaps big rewards

| May 29, 2014

There are 23 million small businesses in the U.S. and the numbers keep growing, all thanks to consumers who increasingly support smaller enterprises over larger corporations. According to a UPS Store survey, the number of people who shopped at small businesses last year was greater than ever before and respondents cited a number of reasons […]


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New AM radio station could save lives

New AM radio station could save lives

| November 25, 2013

Hull, Massachusetts will be installing its own AM radio station to provide another means of communication during emergencies. The new station is designed to enhance the existing methods employed for transferring emergency information to residents. While some might view radio as an ancient technology, Hull Fire Chief Robert Hollingshead says, ” it’s just another spoke in the […]


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Cyborg roaches to the rescue! Biobots could map collapsed buildings for emergency responders

Cyborg roaches to the rescue! Biobots could map collapsed buildings for emergency responders

| October 28, 2013

Whether it’s assessing a wrecked building, exploring uncharted territories, or conducting surveillance in a hostile environment — the modern cockroach can do it all. A research team from North Carolina State University has devised a software that uses a swarm of “cyborg cockroaches” or “biobots” (roaches fitted with electronic sensors) to map dangerous or uncertain areas, […]


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7 great ways to make National Bullying Prevention Month count

7 great ways to make National Bullying Prevention Month count

| October 9, 2013

October is here, which means anti-bullying organizations are in full gear for National Bullying Prevention Month. As part of our cyberbullying awareness and digital responsibility campaign, #TakeNoBullies, we’re providing a list of organizations and ways to get involved in anti-bullying advocacy this month and beyond. 1) STOMP Out Bullying We spoke to Ross Ellis, Founder and […]


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