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Walpole Man Killed in Route 1 Car Accident

Tuesday morning at approximately 10 a.m. a Walpole man was killed after colliding with a cement truck in the intersection of Route 1 and North Street in Foxboro.  The Walpole man, 34, was driving a 2002 Infiniti G20 when the auto accident occurred.

The driver entered the intersection from the southbound […]

February 24th, 2012|Car Accident, Community News, Fatal Car Accidents, Truck Accident|Comments Off on Walpole Man Killed in Route 1 Car Accident

Walpole High School Alumni Association Accepts Check From Citizen of the Year

As president of the Walpole High School Alumni Association, I was honored to accept a check on its behalf from the Walpole Camber of Commerce. As you can see in the photos, Gloria Denneen, the “glue” that holds the Alumni Association’s many projects and achievements in place, and this year’s Walpole Citizen […]

February 22nd, 2012|Community News, Walpole News|Comments Off on Walpole High School Alumni Association Accepts Check From Citizen of the Year

Norovirus Popping up More Frequently in MetroWest Hospitals

Many area hospitals reported on Thursday that there has been an increase in the number of cases of the norovirus stomach bug.  The norovirus is a highly contagious illness that causes diarrhea, vomiting, stomach pain and dehydration.

Marlborough Hospital spokesperson Melissa Hodgson told reporters, “We’re seeing two to three people come […]

February 21st, 2012|Community News, Hospital Safety, Public Health|Comments Off on Norovirus Popping up More Frequently in MetroWest Hospitals

Words of Presidential Wisdom on Washington’s Birthday

Dear Friends,

I thought you might like these thoughts from some of our Presidents.

All the best,
Jim

“As mankind becomes more liberal, they will be more able to allow those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the community are equally entitled to the protection of civil government. I hope ever to see […]

February 20th, 2012|Community News, motivation|Comments Off on Words of Presidential Wisdom on Washington’s Birthday

Can Certain Headlights Pose an Issue for Older Motorists?

Many drivers have asked the question: have headlights gotten brighter over the years? Warren White, 79, of Danvers is one.  White told the Boston Globe, “there are times I pass another driver and I can’t see anything. I’m blinded and I’m afraid I’ll hit something.”

White’s complaint may be justified according […]

February 18th, 2012|Car Accident, Consumer Health and Safety, Driving Safety, Public Safety|Comments Off on Can Certain Headlights Pose an Issue for Older Motorists?

Join the MBA in Advocating for Court Funding

Dear Friends,

I am a proud member of the Massachusetts Bar Association which has recently put together a series of videos directed at the impact of having underfunded courts in Massachusetts. This is a problem which needs to be addressed now. Most people would take the view of… How does this […]

February 17th, 2012|Community News, Massachusetts Bar Association|Comments Off on Join the MBA in Advocating for Court Funding

DO NOT CALL REMINDER

This is an important reminder that cell phone numbers go public this month. This means that all cell phone numbers are being released to telemarketing companies and you will start to receive sales calls.

YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR THESE CALLS

To prevent this, call the following number from your cell phone: […]

February 10th, 2012|Consumer|Comments Off on DO NOT CALL REMINDER

New Federal Standards Protect Against Mercury Dangers

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has instituted strict new federal standards limiting pollution from power plants that are meant to protect human health, but these new standards may have an important side effect.  According to an environmental study released recently, a broad array of wildlife that has historically been endangered […]

February 8th, 2012|Community News, Negligence, Public Health, Public Safety|Comments Off on New Federal Standards Protect Against Mercury Dangers

Three People Pulled from Icy Arlington Spy Pond

Two adults and a child fell into the ice filled waters of Spy Pond in Arlington, Massachusetts, recently. The Arlington Police and Fire Departments responded to the area around 5:30 p.m. after receiving news that three people had fallen through the ice.

When emergency personnel arrived, they found the three […]

February 7th, 2012|Personal Injury, Public Safety|Comments Off on Three People Pulled from Icy Arlington Spy Pond

Product Liability Alert: Around 90,000 Minis Recalled for Fire Hazard

Following an investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, it was determined that BMW must recall almost 89,000 of its turbocharged “Mini” models because it was possible that they could catch fire when the engine is turned off.

The report acknowledged that the hazard was caused by the auxiliary water […]

February 1st, 2012|Consumer Health and Safety, Dangerous Products, Defective Products, Product Recall, Public Safety|Comments Off on Product Liability Alert: Around 90,000 Minis Recalled for Fire Hazard

Monday Morning Message, Tuesday!

Dear Friends,

Each Monday morning I received an e-mail from Jay McHugh. I find this message to be enlightening and invigorating. I thought you might enjoy it as well.

All the best,
Jim

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER: The Test, by “unknown”

The most destructive habit…………………….Worry
The greatest Joy…………………………….Giving
The greatest loss…………………………….Loss of self-respect
The most satisfying work………………….Helping others
The ugliest personality trait………………..Selfishness
The […]

January 31st, 2012|Community News|Comments Off on Monday Morning Message, Tuesday!

Information About Selling Your Home After 2012

Dear Friends,

I received numerous inquiries from people about various subjects and my goal is to supply them with the information they need to make an informed decision or to educate them about a particular matter.  I practice real estate law for number of years and recently received an inquiry from […]

January 30th, 2012|Community News, Real Estate Law|Comments Off on Information About Selling Your Home After 2012

West Yarmouth Teen Dies After Being Struck By Vehicle

A Dennis Yarmouth High School senior was struck and killed by a vehicle recently. The student, 18, of West Yarmouth, was hit at the intersection of Buck Island Road and West Yarmouth Road where she was found laying on the side of the roadway suffering from life- threatening injuries.

The teen […]

January 27th, 2012|Auto Accident, Car Accident, Fatal Car Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents, Public Safety|Comments Off on West Yarmouth Teen Dies After Being Struck By Vehicle

Ford Recalls SUV’s and minivans

According to the Boston Globe, Ford Motor Company has recalled approximately half a million vehicles due to mechanical issues.  The Ford recall includes minivans and SUV’s, most notably, the 2004 and 2005 Freestar, the Mercury Monterey Minivans, and the 2001 and 2002 Ford Escape.

The minivan recall was due to a […]

January 26th, 2012|Community News, Consumer Health and Safety, Dangerous Products, Defective Products, Product Recall, Public Safety|Comments Off on Ford Recalls SUV’s and minivans

Cured Meats Linked to Increase in Risk of Cancer

According to a new study from the British Journal of Cancer, there is a possible link between processed meat, like bacon and sausage, and pancreatic cancer.  The study showed that, for every 50 gram serving per day, the risk of pancreatic cancer increases up by 19 percent.

This link is in […]

January 24th, 2012|Consumer Health and Safety, Dangerous Products, Food Safety, Public Health|Comments Off on Cured Meats Linked to Increase in Risk of Cancer