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…

Announcements Health & Environment

State Releases 2019 Opioid-Related Death Information

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…

Event Notices

Hidden in Plain Sight: Learning How Teens Hide Substances – June 4 at Nazzaro Center

NEW Health and the Nazzaro Community Center are hosting an event “Hiding in Plain Sight”. Learn about some of the common places teens use to hide substances in their bedrooms, sometimes right in plain sight. We will be setting up a makeshift bedroom to identify those places commonly used to avoid detection. All are welcome Read More…

Health & Environment

North End Coalition to Hire Staff in Mission to Prevent Substance Abuse

The newly formed North End Coalition met this week to start formulating a strategy for preventing and addressing the substance misuse affecting our community. The Coalition is looking to hire a program director and community outreach worker through federal and state funding. Once a director is hired, the Coalition will develop a strategic plan based Read More…

Featured Health & Environment

NEW Health & Community Members Form North End Coalition to Combat Substance Use

Residents and community partners held a meeting on Monday, April 22 at North End Waterfront Health on Hanover Street to address the growing substance use and misuse issues currently plaguing the North End community. The latest Healthy Boston Report issued by the Boston Public Health Commission shows that substance misuse mortality has increased for opioids Read More…

Health & Environment Schools

NEW Health and NEAD Host Annual Drug Awareness Day for North End Students

North End Waterfront Health (NEW Health) recently held their annual drug awareness day for students and teachers at the Saint John and Eliot Schools. The aim of the event is to make students aware of the dangers of drugs and alcohol,  and to stress the importance of making good choices. Over 100 sixth, seventh and Read More…

Police & Fire

Fifteen Youths Arrested Friday Night in North End for Drugs, Public Drinking and Trespassing

Fifteen arrests were made by Boston Police on Friday night in Boston’s North End, according to District A-1 Police Captain Kenneth Fong. The arrests continue the crackdown efforts by police on disruptive youth activity on summer feast weekends. Charges were related to drug use, underage public drinking and trespassing. Those arrested were 16-20 years old, Read More…

Community Featured

North End Against Drugs and New Health Hold Drug Awareness Day

North End Against Drugs (NEAD) and North End Waterfront Health held their annual drug awareness day for the students and teachers at Saint John and Eliot Schools.  Over one hundred 6, 7 and 8th grade students attended this years event hosted at Saint John’s School. The purpose of the event is to make students aware Read More…

Community

NEW Health Observes National Recovery Month

September is National Recovery Month.  Recovery Month is a national observance to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can make it possible for those with a mental health and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life. This observation promotes the belief that behavioral health is essential to health, Read More…