Whether you’re still a trick-or-treater or you never lost your love of ghouls and goblins, Halloween is frightful fun for everyone. But even if you aren’t afraid of the dark, with more people out in the moonlight, there can be a scary side to this …Continue Reading Halloween Safety Tips for Trick-or-Treaters and Adults
Domestic abuse can be sexual, physical, and emotional, and affects people of all ages and backgrounds. If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship, you aren’t alone. A 2010 report on intimate partner violence by the National Center for Injury Prevention and …Continue Reading What Is the Abused Person’s Notice of Rights?
Whether it’s your children’s first day of kindergarten or their senior year of high school, one of your biggest responsibilities as a parent is to keep them healthy. That means more than just three square meals a day — exercise, oral hygiene, sleep, and illness …Continue Reading How to Keep Children Healthy This School Year
The number of annual deaths related to opioid use in Massachusetts increased dramatically between 2000 and 2014, according to the Department of Public Health (DPH). Parents should be aware that young people are at high risk of becoming involved in this fatal epidemic. Data provided …Continue Reading Opioid Abuse in Massachusetts: What Parents Need to Know
This is a guest blog post from the Office of Coastal Zone Management, written by Claudia Geib. If you’ve ever dreamed of searching the shore for pirate loot, now’s your chance! Join a coastal scavenger hunt this fall and help keep your favorite beach trash-free during …Continue Reading Calling All Treasure Hunters: Join a COASTSWEEP Cleanup This Fall
According to the Department of Public Health (DPH), pedestrian injuries are the second leading cause of unintentional injury death among children in Massachusetts. Additionally, three crossing guards have been fatally struck while on the job in the past seven years. Drivers and parents should be …Continue Reading Crosswalk Safety for Parents and Children
Whether you enjoy canoeing and kayaking for the great workout or the peaceful scenery, you’ll find beautiful waterways to explore in the Commonwealth. The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) provides information on scenic areas to paddle, accessible locations, and places to rent and take classes. Rentals …Continue Reading Canoeing and Kayaking in Massachusetts
From bilge maintenance to debris cleanup, Bay State boaters can do their part to preserve Massachusetts’ stunning coastal regions. The Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM), a division of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA), provides clean boating tips to get you …Continue Reading 6 Ways to Practice Clean Boating in Massachusetts