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…

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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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How Do We Celebrate Recovery Month in the North End?

Recovery Month can be defined as a national observance held every September to celebrate how individuals with both mental health and substance use issues can live healthy, meaningful and rewarding lives. This month has a dual purpose to educate communities and the public about addiction and mental health so that we can understand the tremendous stories Read More…

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COVID-19 Testing Site Opens Outside Nazzaro Center in the North End

North End Waterfront (NEW) Health has opened a COVID-19 testing site in the North End outside the Nazzaro Community Center. The testing site opened Tuesday, June 30. State Representative Aaron Michlewitz joined the NEW Health team at 9 a.m. and was recognized for his efforts in helping to establish the new site. The North End Read More…

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NEW Health to Offer COVID-19 Testing in the North End

Due to the efforts of Rep. Aaron Michlewitz, North End Waterfront (NEW) Health will begin offering COVID-19 testing to North End residents in the Nazzaro Center parking lot beginning June 30 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Testing will be conducted twice a week each Tuesday and Thursday until it is determined that additional testing Read More…

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NEW Health Opens Dental and Vision Departments

As we continue phase 2 of Governor Baker’s reopening plan, North End Waterfront (NEW) Health is happy to announce that our Dental and Vision departments have begun seeing patients in-person. In the meantime, we will continue conducting a combination of in-person and virtual appointments in all other departments. Please continue to call before entering the Read More…

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Community Rallies Behind NEW Health’s Food Insecurity Program

North End Waterfront (NEW) Health donated another round of grocery store gift certificates to the Eliot and Harvard-Kent schools in May 2020. The money for these donations was generated through NEW Health’s food insecurity program, Over the Bridge. Among other funds raised, NEW Health received an $800 donation from North End Athletic Association (NEAA) for Read More…

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NEW Health Opens Pop-Up COVID-19 Testing Site at Villa Michelangelo Senior Housing

North End Waterfront (NEW) Health opened a pop-up COVID-19 testing site at the Villa Michelangelo senior housing facility in the North End of Boston on May 28, 2020. The population of the Villa Michelangelo is 62 and above making them a high-risk population for COVID-19 infection. The testing site came to fruition after multiple residents Read More…