Shake off the winter blues and hit the pavement! Register for FREEDOM 5K to be held in Medford, MA on Sunday, April 12, 2015. FREEDOM 5K is a chip-timed, 5k race/walk starting promptly at 10am at The Medford Chamber of Commerce annual Health and Wellness expo at the McGlynn Middle School, 3002 Mystic Valley Parkway, […]
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On Sunday Medford Overcoming Addiction held its first annual Candlelight Memorial Vigil at Medford City Hall. The purpose of the event was to remember those who have lost their lives to the disease of addiction and to come together to reduce the stigma associated with addiction. Photos by Daniel Contardo.
Congresswoman Katherine Clark (D- MA), Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) and Congressman Steve Stivers (R-OH) introduced the Protecting Our Infants Act of 2015, legislation that takes proactive steps to help hospitals diagnose and treat newborns suffering from opiate exposure. Reports show the significant rise of opiate abuse has led to an alarming […]
From left: City Councilor Paul Camuso, Medford Public Schools Nurse Supervisor Toni Vento, Lead Physical Education teacher Rachel Perry, and Mystic Valley Regional Public Health Coalition’s Brook Hoyt. – Allison Goldsberry The Medford City Council is considering creating a task force and an ordinance for a substance abuse prevention coordinator position to address opiate addiction. […]
The cities and towns of Malden, Medford, Melrose, Reading, Stoneham and Wakefield are recruiting volunteers to join the Mystic Valley Medical Reserve Corps (MRC). The Mystic Valley MRC is looking for residents who are interested in volunteering to help protect the health of their community. The MRC are units throughout the state and nation of […]
Pictured from right to left: volunteer Larry Alberto, “LUCKY” the Boston Celtics Mascot, Michael Alberto, winner Titus Mutinda, Jackson Calvert, Joshua Catallo, 2nd place winner Dan Forward, Michael Pulli, U12F winner Amy Orcott, Paul Williams and Brian Daly. The Foundation of Friends produced the 2nd annual RUNNING OF THE LEPRECHAUNS to benefit Boston Childrens Hospital […]
The Medford City Council is holding a Committee of the Whole meeting next week to address the rising concern of opiate addiction and its effect on the community. The meeting was planned following emotional testimony before the City Council on March 3 by members of Overcoming Addiction. Their stories of personal struggle resonated with the […]
On Saturday morning hundreds donned festive attire and participated in the second annual “Running of the Leprechauns” road race. Steady rain, chilly temps, and mounds of dirty snow didn’t dampen the spirits of runners and walkers, who raised money for Boston Children’s Hospital. According to race organizer Kelly Catallo, over $13,000 was raised last year, […]
Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Middlesex Partnerships for Youth (MPY) hosted an opiate overdose prevention conference, “It Stops Here – Ending Opiate Abuse In Our Communities.” More than two hundred school professionals, law enforcement officials, and legislators from towns and cities in Middlesex County attended the program at Nashoba Valley Technical High School in […]
Conference Scheduled for March 11 Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan has announced that the annual SECURE Conference will be held at Nashoba Valley Technical High School in Westford on Wednesday, March 11. At this event, hosted by the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office and Middlesex Partnerships for Youth, District Attorney Ryan will be joined by Chris […]