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While not conclusively snuffing out the long-term promise of nicotine patches and gum, a new study by researchers at Harvard and UMass Boston casts a whiff of doubt.
Still, "it's just one study," cautioned Judith Coykendall, program manager for the Seven Hills Behavioral Health Tobacco-Free Community Partnership. The report ? penned by Hillel R. Alpert, Gregory N. Connolly and Lois Biener, and recently published in the online version of the journal "Tobacco Control" ? started with 787 ...
Welcome to Five Things, your daily guide to the events and happenings in Danvers. Today is Monday, Jan. 16. Here are five things you need to know today, Martin Luther King Day:
1. Honoring the Dream: Tonight at 6 p.m. the town will be hosting the Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Dinner . The night will include Keynote speaker Georgianna Melendez of Commonwealth Compact, musical selections from the Danvers High School Chambers Singers & Women’s Chorus under the leadership of Matthew ...
BOSTON — The head of the state’s nascent gaming commission has some advice for would-be casino developers lining up to cash in on Massachusetts’ new gambling law.
Be creative. Think outside the box.
“I like the idea of saying to these people, ‘Take the wraps off. Let’s think big,’ ”said Stephen Crosby, who was named by Gov. Deval Patrick last month to chair the five-member panel that will award licenses for up to three casinos and one slots parlor in the state.
“Obviously, you’re in ...
Election Day is still 296 days away, but already the nation, and especially the Bay State, are caught up in a campaigning storm that has been brewing since last summer.
A presidential race and hotly contested U.S. Senate race could mean record turnouts at Massachusetts polls this fall, which local politicians hope will lead to more interest in their races. ?I think Massachusetts is going to be a battleground state,? said state Rep. Chris Walsh, D-Framingham. ?This election season is going to ...
Location: Derby Academy
56 Burditt Ave, Hingham, MA When:
January 26, 2012
Time: 7:00 pm–8:30 pm
A pediatrician, writer and director of the Early Childhood Social Emotional Health program at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Dr. Gold will discuss how to deal with crises related to colic, sleep, defiance and separation, with a focus on keeping your child’s feelings in mind while strengthening the parent-child relationship.
Website: http://www.derbyacademy.org/default.aspx ...
Senior Corey Ryser scored a game-high 18 points to lead Bridgewater State to a 71-52 win over visiting UMass-Boston Thursday night.
Ryser connected on eight of 13 shots from the floor, including two 3-pointers.
Senior forward Anthony Fortes added 10 points for the Bears (6-6). Freshman forward Michael Lofton came off the bench for 10 points, five rebounds and two blocked shots.
The Beacons outscored the Bears, 13-6, over the first 71/2 minutes of the second half to pull within 36-34, ...
chose Mark Delaney and Wendy Zarrella as the final members of the committee that will assist with the search for a new town administrator. The board also selected Melissa Robinson to serve as the alternate to the committee.
Selectmen previously appointed five others to the committee. The committee will work with a consultant, the Edward J. Collins Center for Public Management at UMass Boston. Town administrator Robert Mercier announced in October that he is retiring at the end of May. ...
(NECN: Jim Braude) – Jennifer Braceras, a former Bush administration appointee who blogs on politics, and Paul Watanabe, a professor of political science at UMass Boston, are with Jim Braude on this New Hampshire primary election night.
It’s all about expectations.
“I question the hypothetical. Mitt Romney has to win,” said Braceras. “It doesn’t matter what he wins by because the fact of the matter is that nobody has gone on other than Bill Clinton to win their party’s nomination without ...
Article on the search for a town administrator in Belmont mentions that the town hired the Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management to help with the search process.
Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) may work fine in clinical trial settings, but not so much in the real world. That’s according to research published Monday afternoon in the journal Tobacco Control.
The study, conducted by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health and the University of Massachusetts, Boston, tracked 787 adult smokers in Massachusetts who had recently quit smoking. Participants were interviewed three times, at two-year intervals; they were asked whether they still ...