Stacked up against 2009 wages, paychecks smaller

If your paycheck still feels smaller than it was before the economic crisis, that’s because it is. More than seven years after the Great Recession, most Massachusetts workers are just starting to see a rebound in their wages. And for many, despite raises and stronger job growth, paychecks haven’t quite climbed back to their peaks, [...]

2016-09-08T20:51:33+00:00September 4th, 2016|The Boston Globe|

As Olympics approach, Brazil is feeling the weight of the world

Making its final pitch to the International Olympic Committee, Rio de Janeiro emphasized the history to be made in Brazil. The city’s bid representatives campaigned with a world map that grouped previous Olympic hosts by continent. South America and Africa appeared glaringly empty. The message was simple: A vote for the white-sand beaches of Copacabana [...]

2022-03-15T16:49:32+00:00July 30th, 2016|The Boston Globe|

Four innovative ideas for fixing the opioid crisis

The Massachusetts opioid crisis grew even more deadly in 2015, with 1,379 confirmed overdose deaths — up 41 percent in just two years. A community response requires help on multiple levels, from innovative law enforcement approaches to paying for treatment. These four people and programs are among those across the state answering the call. Full Article Here

2016-08-22T16:26:13+00:00May 11th, 2016|The Boston Globe|

The Black Rose celebrates 40 years

“The Black Rose turned 40 this spring. To mark the milestone, the legendary Irish pub hosted an anniversary bash on May 4 that drew a large crowd. Approximately 200 friends, family, employees, and loyal customers came out for the celebration, and needless to say, the Guinness flowed freely. Celtic Clan performed on stage, providing the [...]

2016-08-22T16:26:30+00:00May 5th, 2016|The Boston Globe|

Give medical residents access to drug database

As part of his campaign against opioid abuse, Governor Charlie Baker has urged doctors, dentists, and anyone else who can prescribe drugs to use the state’s Prescription Monitoring Program. The database, run by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services, collects and updates prescription information fed into it by Massachusetts hospitals, clinics, and pharmacies, [...]

2022-03-15T16:49:32+00:00December 3rd, 2015|The Boston Globe|

Medical residents seek to access prescription data

The patient at Boston Medical Center needed painkillers, but Dr. Sara Schlotterbeck had concerns: The medical record suggested past misuse of opioids by the man. She wanted to check the Prescription Monitoring Program, a state-run database of every prescription for controlled substances, to see whether the patient had obtained opioids from multiple providers. But Schlotterbeck, [...]

2022-03-15T16:49:32+00:00November 30th, 2015|The Boston Globe|

South Boston lawmaker wants ‘devil rotary’ issues solved

Boston’s bid for the 2024 Olympic Games — and the accompanying proposals to upgrade the city's infrastructure — may be in the past, but state Representative Nick Collins of South Boston is pursuing improvements to one of the city’s most vexing transportation nodes: Kosciuszko Circle.Last Friday, Collins wrote a letter asking Governor Charlie Baker to [...]

2016-08-22T16:30:23+00:00October 19th, 2015|The Boston Globe|
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