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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…

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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

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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…

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Next Round of Community Preservation Act (CPA) Funding; Eligibility Forms Due Oct. 16

For Fiscal Year 2021, the City of Boston has made $25 million available for Community Preservation Act (CPA) projects under three categories consistent with statewide guidelines: affordable housing, historic preservation, and open space or recreation. Interested applicants must complete an eligibility form by October 16, 2020 that will be reviewed by the Community Preservation Act Read More…

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Making Recovery Month Last: A Primer on Combating the Stigma of Addiction

With Recovery Month ending, it is a good opportunity for our community to stay mindful about stigma and its effects on peoples with substance use disorders. According to SAMSHA and Drugfree.org, approximately 23.5 million Americans are addicted to alcohol and drugs. That’s one in every 10 Americans over the age of 12.  Unfortunately, only 11 percent Read More…

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Reader Poll: Would You Take a COVID-19 Vaccine?

Several companies nationwide are working to find a vaccine for the Coronavirus. A few have reached clinical trial stage, including Cambridge-based Moderna, which is now running early-stage trials. A recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine said that Moderna’s experimental coronavirus vaccine stimulated an immune response in older patients without causing serious side Read More…

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Family to Hold Swabbing Event for Girl Needing Bone Marrow Transplant Match

The D’Amore and DiPrizio families are holding a swabbing event to find a bone marrow transplant match for Giovanna Grace. “Gigi” has been diagnosed with Mendelian Susceptibility which is a rare immune deficiency that causes severe infections. The father, Victor D’Amore, is the nephew of North End resident Natalina Tizzano and Gigi’s mother is Angela Read More…

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Life on the Corner: The Boston Floating Hospital

I read recently that Tufts Medical Center is renaming the Boston Floating Hospital and it will now be known as the Tufts Children’s Hospital. Although I think this is sad, I suppose they have to compete with Children’s, MGH/Brigham, and Boston Medical Center, and a name change might better reflect the hospital’s present location. To Read More…

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North End Water & Sewer Works Oct. 2020 Update: New Hydrants for Fulton St.; Work Continues on Battery St., Cleveland Pl., & Commercial Wharf N.

The October 2020 work plan by Boston Water & Sewer Commission is shown below. In September, sewer pipes were replaced on Margaret St. and Battery St., and sewer lines were lined on Commercial Wharf N., and Cleveland Pl. In October, residents can expect to see work continue on Battery St., Cleveland Pl., and Commercial Wharf N., as Read More…

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Two Charged in Connection to Holyoke Soldiers’ Home COVID-19 Outbreak; Brigham & Women’s Sees Cluster Among Staff and Patients [COVID-19 Weekly Update]

There were fourteen 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 September 24th. Visits to the Emergency Department for COVID-19-like-illness decreased from 2.6% to 2.1%. The City of Boston reported 16,924 total cases with 410 new cases this week Read More…

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North End Against Drugs Highlights Dangers of Vaping

North End Against Drugs (NEAD) shares these posters to highlight the dangers of vaping and to offer tips on how to talk to friends and families about e-cigarettes. NEAD has not been able to host some of its annual gatherings during to COVID-19 public safety restrictions, but the group is working to schedule events and, Read More…