April 25, 2014

Archive | Health

Rally pushes to advance medical marijuana access

PHILIP MARCELO, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts residents suffering from multiple sclerosis, Lou Gehrig’s disease and other debilitating illnesses rallied at the Statehouse yesterday to call on Gov. Deval Patrick to speed up the process for opening medical marijuana dispensaries so they can safely purchase the drug. Matthew Allen, executive director of the Massachusetts […]

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Westfield to become dementia-friendly

WESTFIELD – Beth Cardillo, executive director of Armbrook Village, an assisted living community on the city’s north side, is looking to make Westfield one of the first “dementia-friendly” communities on the East Coast. “I read about a dementia-friendly community, Watertown, Wisconsin, in AARP magazine,” she said. “From there, I found information about a town in […]

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Medical marijuana moved along

WESTFIELD – Two proposed medical marijuana ordinances are now in the hands of the City Council’s Legislative & Ordinance Committee after amendments were made at the request of the Police Department and Planning Board. The City Council approved a moratorium last summer which will expire on May 1. The council must act at its next […]

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Senate to take up autism bill

BOSTON – The Massachusetts House is backing a bill that offers strategies for addressing the needs of the growing number of children diagnosed with autism. The measure, given unanimous approval yesterday, would establish a permanent state commission on autism and develop a training program for teachers to help educate students with the disorder. The proposal, […]

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