Powassan Disease being Spread by Ticks

Every spring we are inundated with reminders about ticks and protecting ourselves. Despite these reminders cases of Lyme disease are on the rise for both people and pets. This summer another, but rarer tick born virus has been reported in the northeast called Powassan Disease.

Powassan is a deadly virus spread […]

June 15th, 2017|Consumer Health and Safety, virus|Comments Off on Powassan Disease being Spread by Ticks

Protect Yourself from Fraud!

Today’s criminals are shrewd scammers and utilize the most modern technology to steal your money. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) estimates 25 million people have been affected by fraudulent activity.

Please use these tips by the FTC to help protect you, and stop them!

Spot phonies. If it seems too good to […]

May 12th, 2017|Consumer Health and Safety, Fraud|Comments Off on Protect Yourself from Fraud!

Tanglewood Music Center

One of the many gems we are lucky to have here in Massachusetts is the Tanglewood Music Center (TMC), the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO). Its reputation precedes itself with a history of the most revered musicians all of whom have made an appearance there during its […]

April 21st, 2017|Activities, Close to home, Entertainment, Sightseeing|Comments Off on Tanglewood Music Center

Digital Afterlife

It’s rare today to find anyone without some sort of online presence. Many people depend on conveniences like email, online shopping, and banking, but what happens to all of those accounts when we die or become incapacitated? Digital Afterlife has become a hot topic from years of being able to […]

March 29th, 2017|Consumer, Digital Afterlife, Social Media Safety|Comments Off on Digital Afterlife

Dog Bite 101

We love our pets and treat them like family. We try to give them the best care and quality of life possible, but as hard as we try accidents do happen. Even the gentlest dog who manages to escape its owner can become nervous and react with the primary defense […]

August 15th, 2016|Public Safety|Comments Off on Dog Bite 101

Zika Virus and the 2016 Olympics

With the 2016 Olympics fast approaching the media is gearing up for full coverage in the beautiful city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  This year’s events have already been in the news for a new concern, Zika Virus.

This is what we know from the CDC:

Zika virus spreads to people […]

July 21st, 2016|Public Health|Comments Off on Zika Virus and the 2016 Olympics

EEE a High Threat in Several South Shore Towns

EEE (eastern equine encephalitis) has killed an elderly woman who lived in Massachusetts’ South Shore region.  85-year-old Janet Dignan of Weymouth passed away last week after being infected with EEE. This was the first case this year for Massachusetts. A few days after Janet’s death, state health officials increased the EEE threat level […]

August 27th, 2013|Public Safety|Comments Off on EEE a High Threat in Several South Shore Towns

The Second Amendment & Gun Control

Hello All,

I wrote this after the massacre in Aurora. Now Newtown. We need to take action.

We need to reinstate the assault weapons ban and eliminate loopholes in background checks for private sellers.

Please see below.

Thanks,

Jim

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Dear Friends,

Like many of you, I carry my license, credit cards, health insurance card, with me each […]

December 17th, 2012|Public Safety|Comments Off on The Second Amendment & Gun Control

Improving Indoor Air Quality

Here are some tips on staying healthy as the colder weather drives you indoors:

Bad indoor air can trigger coughing, chest tightness, sore throat, watery or itchy eyes, difficulty breathing and asthma attacks.

Improve Your Air Quality:

Keep your home clean. Dusting, wiping down surfaces and vacuuming prevent allergens and pollutants from building up around […]

November 12th, 2012|Consumer Health and Safety, Public Health, Public Safety|Comments Off on Improving Indoor Air Quality

Keeping Healthy in the Winter

Sharing some tips on how you and your families can minimize winter colds and avoid the flu this season:

The average adult catches two to four colds each year.* The cold virus thrives in the winter when humidity is low, and people are in closer contact with one another. While it […]

November 6th, 2012|Consumer Health and Safety, Public Health, Public Safety|Comments Off on Keeping Healthy in the Winter

Insurance Best Practices During an Emergency

Those affected by Hurricane Sandy are in the midst of figuring out what “hurricane-related losses” their insurance covers. Today’s Boston Globe shared the following article that provides seven very useful insurance policy tips (shared here in its entirety):

1. TAKE A PROPERTY INVENTORY It’s easier to file a damage claim if you know exactly […]

October 31st, 2012|Consumer Health and Safety, Home Damage, Property Damage, Public Safety|Comments Off on Insurance Best Practices During an Emergency

Better Business Bureau Issues Emergency-Preparedness List

The Better Business Bureau has issued the following in light of Hurricane Sandy’s arrival in the New England region.

The BBB recommends developing a family-communication plan and having the following emergency supply kit items on hand:

Emergency Documents Packet:

Social Security card
Birth certificate
Passport
Any other official, hard-to-replace documents
Contact information: Both your contact information and […]

October 29th, 2012|Community News, Home Damage, Property Damage, Public Health, Public Safety, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Better Business Bureau Issues Emergency-Preparedness List

When to Have an Emergency Fund in Place

This information came to us from Fran McDavitt with RE/MAX and made us ask, how many of us would be prepared if one of these situations arose? Prepare now to avoid the circumstance where an emergency would cause financial stress and avoid going into debt.

1. Your of your spouse loses […]

October 22nd, 2012|Consumer, Uncategorized|Comments Off on When to Have an Emergency Fund in Place

Meningitis Outbreak Linked to Massachusetts Company

A recent meningitis outbreak has put thousands of patients in multiple states at medical risk, and 12 deaths to date.

Boston.com reports:

US health officials on Monday said that 13,000 patients in 23 states, including Connecticut, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire, have been injected with a potentially tainted steroid treatment made by […]

October 11th, 2012|Consumer Health and Safety, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Public Health, Public Safety|Comments Off on Meningitis Outbreak Linked to Massachusetts Company

Gas Prices Keeping you Close to Home?

Did the high costs at the pump keep you from heading out this holiday weekend? Gas prices continue to reach record breaking levels and have had a significant impact on people’s wallets and travel patterns.

Our friend, Fran McDavitt at RE/MAX, has shared some great tips to help lessen the impact […]

September 5th, 2012|Community News|Comments Off on Gas Prices Keeping you Close to Home?