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Healthy Cooking Class for Adults Begins July 31st

Healthy Cooking Class for Adults Supported by the Medford Housing Authority and the Medford Family Network Cooking Matters’ Hands-on Cooking & Nutrition Class 6 Thursday evenings July 31; August 7, 14, 21, 28; September 4 5:30 – 7:30 pm Location: Edgerly Hall, Saltonstall Building, 121 Riverside Avenue, Medford Do you need to stretch your monthly […]

Healthy Cooking Class for Adults Begins July 31st

Healthy Cooking Class for Adults Supported by the Medford Housing Authority and the Medford Family Network Cooking Matters’ Hands-on Cooking & Nutrition Class 6 Thursday evenings July 31; August 7, 14, 21, 28; September 4 5:30 – 7:30 pm Location: Edgerly Hall, Saltonstall Building, 121 Riverside Avenue, Medford Do you need to stretch your monthly […]

Koutoujian, Jehlen Back Public Health Legislation

Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian, State Senator Patricia Jehlen (D- Somerville) and State Representative David Vieira (R- East Falmouth) today announced the passage of legislation designed to foster greater continuity of care for those involved with the criminal justice system. The legislation – included in the Fiscal Year 2015 budget and now awaiting the Governor’s […]

Koutoujian Praises Governor’s Plan to Address ‘Opioid Epidemic’

The plan put forward this week by Governor Patrick is a major step toward a collective and comprehensive effort to address opioid addiction. At the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office we take a holistic approach to treating those with addictions. In addition to our traditional substance abuse programming we have been piloting the use of Vivitrol as […]

Grace Church to Host ‘Blessing of Bicycles’ June 15th

On Sunday June 15 at 11:30AM, following its 10:00AM service, Grace Episcopal Church, Medford, will be blessing bicycles and the new Grace Church bike rack. Biking is good for health and caring for the environment! Biking is one way for us to care for all of creation. We will bless bikes, tricycles, bike helmets, big […]

Medford Resident Rides to End Alzheimer’s

Vincent de laMar, of Medford, will bike 62 miles in the 2014 Ride to End Alzheimer’s Saturday, July 12. Beginning and ending in Fort Devens, the Ride provides a 2-mile family ride, 30-mile, 62-mile and 100-mile route reaching all the way from Western Massachusetts to Southern New Hampshire. The Ride to End Alzheimer’s grew from […]

Public Hearing on Ownership Change of Lawrence Memorial, Melrose-Wakefield Hospitals May 28th

A public hearing about the change in ownership of Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Medford and Melrose-Wakefield Hospital is planned for May 28th, according to information released by the state Department of Public Health. Both hospitals, currently affiliated with Hallmark Health System, would come under the control of Partners HealthCare. A plan released in October details […]

Public Hearing on Ownership Change of Lawrence Memorial, Melrose-Wakefield Hospitals May 28th

A public hearing about the change in ownership of Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Medford and Melrose-Wakefield Hospital is planned for May 28th, according to information released by the state Department of Public Health. Both hospitals, currently affiliated with Hallmark Health System, would come under the control of Partners HealthCare. A plan released in October details […]

Cancer Survivor Hosts Golf Tourney to Support Jimmy Fund

- Allison Goldsberry Medford native Rick Giovino is only twenty-four-years-old, and he is a four-time testicular cancer survivor. “It has been a rocky road the last three years or so and has significantly changed my life,” said Giovino in an interview last year. “I have put life into a completely different perspective after going down […]

National Drug Take Back Event April 26

Medford Police and Medford Board of Health are hosting a “National Drug Take Back Day” on Saturday, April 26. Items accepted include pills, tablets, capsules, cough medicine, creams/salves, and any other medications. Needles/syringes, medical devices (IV bags, home infusion items), thermometers, and medical instruments will not be accepted. The event is for residential drop offs […]

Grants Available from Medford Health Matters

Medford Health Matters (MHM) solicits proposals once each year. We are pleased to announce the 2014 Request for Proposals. Medford Health Matters is a community coalition with a mission to foster an environment of wellness and healthy lifestyles for all those who live, learn, work, and play in the City of Medford. MHM invites community […]

Tufts Student Increasing Awareness for Organ and Tissue Donation

Zach Butzin-Dozier is pictured sitting (at right) at a recent donation drive at Tufts. Zach Butzin-Dozier, a Tufts student, has organized a month long campaign to encourage his community to register as organ and tissue donors for April, National Donate Life Month. With some friends and fraternity brothers he has already registered over 30 people. […]