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Packaged Single Head Romaine Lettuce Recalled

November 10, 2020 (4:26 pm EST)
Filed under: Health & Fitness by News Staff

[logo] Tanimura & Antle

Single Head of Romain Lettuce packages from Tanimura & Antle, Salinas, CA, (logo above), having the package date 10/15/2020 or 10/16/2020 have been recalled.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Check your fridge!  Massachusetts is one of the states listed in a November 6th, 2020, U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) report that Tanimura & Antle Inc., <> a Salinas, California grower is "voluntarily recalling its packaged single head romaine lettuce under the Tanimura & Antle brand, labeled with a packed on date of 10/15/2020 or 10/16/2020, due to possible contamination with E. Coli 0157:H7."

Packages contain a single head of romaine lettuce with the UPC number 0-27918-20314-9.

The packages were primarily sold at Wal-Mart.  Grower name "Tanimura & Antle" may be found on twist-tie band if lettuce ...[read more]

COVID-19: Framingham Closes Schools, Library, Senior Center

March 13, 2020 (3:38 pm EST)
Filed under: Health & Fitness by News Staff

illustration of a Covid 19 virus particleFRAMINGHAM, MA -  Today, the City of Framingham and the Framingham Public Schools announced that effective Friday, March 13, 2020 through Sunday, March 29, the City's Library, Callahan Center and Loring Arena will be closed to the public, and all Framingham Public Schools will be closed for a minimum of two weeks to help minimize the spread of COVID-19. All activities from the City's Parks and Recreation Department will be canceled for thesame time frame. Registration fees for the activities will be refunded. The City will reassess if the closure needs to continue beyond two weeks.

Services essential to public health and safety ...[read more]

New Sharps and Prescription Drug Disposal Kiosks in Framingham

January 23, 2015 (4:36 am EST)
Filed under: Health & Fitness by News Staff

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Through a grant received from the Office of Local and Regional Health, the Framingham Health Department will provide residents with a free disposal site for their needles, syringes and lancets and their unused or expired medications.

Safe disposal of sharps and prescription drugs is essential in ensuring the health and safety of the community and environment. In 2012 the Commonwealth of Massachusetts banned the disposal of medical sharps in local trash and recycling program leaving residents to find new methods for disposing of these items. The addition of sharps kiosks in Framingham will address this gap.

Sharps should be placed in a sealed container that is puncture and leak proof, such as a coffee can or soda bottle. They should not be placed in glass containers, paper, or plastic bags. Residents can bring their sharps to the Town of Framingham Health Department located at 150 Concord Street, Room 221 or to Framingham Police Headquarters located at 1 William Welch Way.

Unused or expired medications, pills, creams or patches can also be disposed of and can be deposited in a medication kiosk located in the lobby of Framingham Police Headquarters. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. The rate of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. is alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies have shown that the majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends.

These are a free service, anonymous with no questions asked.

Drop off hours:
Town of Framingham Health Department: Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Framingham Police Headquarters: 24 hours a day, seven days a week

For more information visit or email the Town of Framingham Health Department at


Framingham Recreation Department to Offer Yoga & Zumba Gold Classes

December 23, 2014 (2:18 pm EST)
Filed under: Health & Fitness by News Staff

Zumba Gold Classes from the Framingham Park & Rec. Dept

Start the New Year with Zumba Gold Classes from the Framingham Park & Rec. Dept!

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Avoid cabin fever this winter! The Framingham Park and Recreation Dept. will be offering a class in gentle, Kripalu style Yoga Class along with a low impact Zumba Gold Class for Adults.

In Yoga, students will learn basic postures, gentle stretching, and breathing and relaxation techniques to increase flexibility and strength, reduce stress and create peace of mind. The Zumba Gold Class will offer students, of any dance or fitness level, a fun, yet effective workout!

Both classes will be held at the Brophy School Gym, 575 Pleasant Street, Framingham, MA, on Monday evenings from January 5th through March 9th,  2015, (no class will be held on 1/19 or 2/16).

Kripalu Style Yoga Classes from Framingham Park and Rec

Kripalu Style Yoga Classes from Framingham Park & Rec!

Yoga runs from 6:00pm - 7:00pm and costs $55 per Framingham resident.

Zumba Gold runs from 7:00 - 8:00pm and costs $48 per Framingham resident.

Please register at the Recreation Office from 9:00am-5:00pm, or reserve your spot on line at or call (508) 532-5960 for more information.

The Framingham Parks & Recreation Department office is located at Bowditch Field Athletic and Cultural Complex, 475 Union Ave., Framingham, MA 01702.

The Town of Framingham intends to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you need a reasonable modification of policies or practices, auxiliary aides, or services, please contact us at least two weeks before this event or as soon as possible.


Mosquito Control by Helicopter in Framingham

April 18, 2014 (1:45 pm EST)
Filed under: Health & Fitness by News Staff

East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project

East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project conducting helicopter application of biological larvicide in Framingham April 22-29, 2014.

Framingham, MA - The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project will be conducting a helicopter application of the biological larvicide, Bti, to control mosquito larvae over wetland areas located in Framingham.

Wetlands currently being evaluated for this application are located by Angelica Dr., Callahan State Park, Fairbanks Rd. and Palmer Rd. The application will take place between April 22nd and April 29th, 2014.
The Bti will be applied in a granular formulation by a helicopter flying low directly over the wetlands.
Residents do not need to take any special precautions for this application.
The material to be applied Bti,  (Bacillus thuringiensis var. israelensis), is a natural bacterium found in soil.
The EPA classifies Bti as a relatively non-toxic pesticide. Bti is considered a target selective and environmentally compatible pesticide that affects mosquito larvae and a few closely related aquatic insects in the fly family.
Once applied Bti stays suspended in water for 24 to 48 hours and then rapidly biodegrades as it settles to the bottom. The Bti product name is VectoBac G, (EPA Reg. #73049-10).
For further information, contact the East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project at (781) 899-5730.

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