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Tufts Study: Kids’ Lunches, Snacks from Home Could be More Healthy

A recent study by Tufts nutritionists of the food brought from home by over 600 Massachusetts students found room for improvement. Read more in the following news release from Tufts: Open a child’s lunch box and you’re likely to find that the lunches and snacks inside fall short of federal guidelines. Those are the findings […]

Mayor McGlynn Participates in ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ to Spread ALS Awareness

On Thursday afternoon Mayor Michael McGlynn gamely took part in the ALS ice bucket challenge, a movement that has spread virally through social media over the past few days. The challenge is an effort to raise awareness of ALS, or “Lou Gehrig’s disease.” In a video posted on the City of Medford’s website, Mayor McGlynn […]

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 […]