Health & Environment

Support NEW Health’s Food Insecurity Program this Holiday Season with the Gift of Giving

As the holiday season rolls around and the COVID testing lines continue to fill with eager travelers, we are again reminded of the severity of this pandemic’s lasting effects. For some, this may be the first time they see their family since the pandemic began, for others, this may be the first time without a Read More…

Featured Health & Environment

“We are at another critical point,” Walsh Reiterates Importance of Testing, Staying Home [COVID-19 Update]

There were 97 new COVID-19 cases this week in the Downtown, North End, Beacon Hill, and Back Bay neighborhoods, according to the Boston Public Health Commission’s weekly report through November 12th. This number has been steadily increasing since mid-September where new cases were lingering around the twenties. Last week, there were 46 new cases for the area. Visits Read More…

Community Health & Environment

Planting for Spring in Christopher Columbus Park

Close your eyes and imagine a warm April breeze and bright yellow daffodils dancing in the sun. As the days shorten and the cold sets in, planning for brighter days gets us through the dark winter. Recently, members of the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park’s Horticultural Committee including Horticulture Co-Chairs Robyn Reed and Terese O’Connell along Read More…

Featured Government Health & Environment

Mayor’s Column: Help Your City by Getting Tested for COVID-19

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged us in profound ways, and has impacted nearly every aspect of city life. Although we have made great progress since the spring in controlling the spread of the virus, Boston has been facing an increase in COVID-19 positive rates for the last few weeks. Currently, Read More…

Announcements Health & Environment

What Is Narcan and How Do I Obtain it? A Response to Opioid Overdose Deaths

What is Narcan? Narcan (Generic named drug naloxone) is a prescription medicine that temporarily stops the effect of opioids. This helps a person start breathing again and wake up from an opioid overdose. Here are some basic facts about Naloxone: only works on opioids. It has no effect on someone who has not taken opioids; Read More…

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Elevated Waterfronts, Living Shorelines, Raised Roadways & Bike Paths Proposed by Climate Ready Boston as Coastal Resilience Solutions

The Climate Ready Boston team discussed the release of their long-awaited findings on the Downtown, North End and Dorchester neighborhoods at an event held on Thursday. Team members presented a project overview before shifting to a panel discussion and Q&A session. Building on the Resilient Boston Harbor plan as well as the Imagine Boston 2003 Read More…

Featured Health & Environment

Halloween Safety From NEW Health

It’s approaching the time of year when children don their best spooky costumes and venture into the night in search of sugary treats. Every year Halloween poses risks and demands extra precautions for trick-or-treating participants and people going about their regular business. This year, COVID-19 has added an element of careful consideration to your child’s Read More…

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Fall Back – Daylight Saving Time Ends On Sunday, November 1st

On Sunday, November 1, 2020, at 2:00 a.m., clocks are turned back one hour to Sunday, November 1, 2020, 1:00 a.m. local standard time instead. Sunrise and sunset will be about one hour earlier on Nov. 2, 2020 than the day before, meaning there will be more light in the morning, but for those of us still commuting, you’ll likely Read More…

Announcements Health & Environment

Fall/Winter Hours & Locations for NEW Health COVID Testing Sites

North End/Waterfront (NEW) Health will continue to offer COVID-19 testing in the North End and Charlestown during the fall and winter months. Locations and hours have been updated: North End siteDirectly behind NEW Health at 332 Hanover St.; entrance on North Bennet St.Tuesday and Thursday8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.*walk up only [no drive up testing]. Read More…

Health & Environment

What To Do If You Suspect an Opioid Overdose

According to Mass.gov, Massachusetts confirmed 1,091 opioid-related overdose deaths in 2019, with the possibility of an estimated 332 to 407 additional deaths. While this number represents a decrease compared with previous years, opioid-related deaths continue to be a devastating epidemic for the city of Boston. It is important to remember that opioid-related deaths are preventable Read More…

Health & Environment Photos & Videos

North End Rehab Hosts Pizza Party for Seniors [Photos]

The North End Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center hosted a pizza party for local seniors last week. The event was catered by Pizza Goddess, who set up their pizza oven in the parking lot! The grab-and-go pizza fest brought many masked smiles. Photos courtesy of North End Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center

Health & Environment

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic violence affects millions of Americans, both women and men, of every race, religion, and culture. It’s not just physical abuse — it’s yelling, humiliation, stalking, manipulation, threats, and isolation. Since the start of the coronavirus crisis there has been a spike in abuse. The public health measures designed to slow coronavirus disease have created Read More…