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

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

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

School Bus Driver Charged with Drunken Driving

A school bus driver was charged with drunken driving after a crash involving another school bus Monday in Tyngsborough.

Officers responded to the crash at the intersection of Middlesex and Westford roads at 2:47 p.m., where they saw that a small yellow school bus had struck a minivan school bus from […]

June 20th, 2012|Auto Accident, Bus Accident, Car Accident, Driving Under the Influence, Negligence, Public Drunkenness, Public Safety|Comments Off on School Bus Driver Charged with Drunken Driving

Massachusetts Construction Accident Attorney

Construction sites can be dangerous and a variety of serious injuries can result. In far too many construction accidents, the injured worker may be unable to return to work for months or worse, become permanently disabled.

In Massachusetts, Workers’ Compensation may pay for a portion of the medical bills and lost […]

May 24th, 2012|Cases, Construction Site Accident, Personal Injury, Personal Injury Cases, Public Safety, Workers Comp, Workplace Injury|Comments Off on Massachusetts Construction Accident Attorney

Distracted Driving: The Numbers Don’t Lie

National Distracted Driving Awareness Month may have passed, but in exploring what is behind the Department of Transportation (DOT) putting a spotlight on this issue, there are some statistics that we would like to share. They are quite sobering and further enforce the need to educate drivers on the dangers […]

Boston Accident Attorney Warns – Do Not Text and Drive

Do not text and drive. It’s that simple.

Not only is it extremely dangerous to text and drive, but it is illegal and has been banned in 37 states. Massachusetts law prohibits all drivers of using cell phones and hand-held devices to read, write or send messages when behind the wheel […]

April 23rd, 2012|Auto Accident, Bus Accident, Car Accident, Driving Safety, Fatal Car Accidents, Highway Accident, Public Safety, Texting While Driving, Truck Accident|Comments Off on Boston Accident Attorney Warns – Do Not Text and Drive

Springfield Woman Killed Crossing Street

According to West Springfield Police, a woman was killed while she attempted to cross the street near the Eastern States Exposition.  Reports of the incident indicated that the woman was struck by a pickup truck around 9:30 p.m.

After the collision, the driver of the truck stopped and was described as […]

March 9th, 2012|Auto Accident, Driving Safety, Fatal Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents, Public Safety, Truck Accident|Comments Off on Springfield Woman Killed Crossing Street

Seat Belts Save Lives in Hingham Car Crash

A man from Humarock was involved in a car accident in which he was cited for failure to yield the right of way.  The driver, 43, was leaving the Chilis parking lot around 6:15pm when he collided with the passenger side of a vehicle.

The driver who was struck was traveling […]

March 7th, 2012|Car Accident, Driving Safety, Public Safety|Comments Off on Seat Belts Save Lives in Hingham Car Crash

Maserati, Toyota, and Honda Announce Recalls

Maserati informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that it will be recalling almost 1,800 of its 2008-2010 Gran Turismo Coupes and convertibles due to a problem in the manufacture of their taillight assemblies.  According to the recall, some of the brake lights fail.

Maserati reported that it noticed the problem […]

February 27th, 2012|Personal Injury, Product Recall, Public Safety|Comments Off on Maserati, Toyota, and Honda Announce Recalls