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WalMart Ground Beef Recalled For E. coli Risk

May 4th, 2024

WalMart / Cargill Ground Beef Recall, May 1, 2024

FRAMINGHAM, MA – On May 1, 2024 the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced a recall of Ground Beef Products sold at WalMart produced by Cargill Meat Solutions, of Hazleton, PA. The recalling involves approximately 16,243 pounds of raw ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7…. [read more].

Beach Alert: Framingham Introduces Public Beach Notification System

July 19th, 2023

Framingham Public Beaches

FRAMINGHAM, MA — Introducing BeachAlert, a comprehensive notification system designed to keep residents informed about the status of Framingham’s three public beaches. BeachAlert provides timely updates, ensuring that residents are well-informed about beach closures, openings, and other essential information pertaining to the beach conditions. Through BeachAlert, residents can receive real-time notifications directly to their preferred devices, such… [read more].

Framingham Mosquito Spraying July 20, 2023

July 14th, 2023

East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project

FRAMINGHAM, MA — The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project is planning to use a truck mounted aerosol sprayer to control mosquito populations in Framingham on Thursday, July 20th, 2023. The spraying will take place in the South Framingham, including the Coburnville-Tripoli neighborhoods. Spraying route includes areas located south of Waverly Street near Fay Road, Bethany Road, Winthrop… [read more].

Framingham Medical Reserve Corps Seeking Volunteers

June 29th, 2023

[photo] Framingham Medical Reserve Corps tent at public event.

FRAMINGHAM, MA — The Framingham Medical Reserve Corps unit needs new volunteers, especially nurses, and doctors. Created after Sept 11, 2001, the Medical Reserve Corps is a federally-recognized and state-supported “community-based group of volunteers who assist local public health departments to promote healthy living as well as to prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergency events.”… [read more].

Frozen Fruit Recall From Trader Joes, Walmart, Aldi and Other Stores

June 22nd, 2023

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FRAMINGHAM, MA – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published information on June 21, 2023 about a “Voluntary Recall of Specific Frozen Fruit Products Due to Possible Contamination by Listeria monocytogenes”. The recall by Sunrise Growers Inc (a subsidiary of SunOpta Inc) includes frozen fruit packaged under several brand names for several grocery retailers…. [read more].

Canadian Wildfires Cause Poor Air Quality in Framingham

June 6th, 2023

FRAMINGHAM, MA — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is alerting people in parts of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont regarding air quality that is unhealthy for sensitive groups, due to elevated concentrations of fine particle air pollution due to wildfires in Quebec and Northern Ontario. Hazy skies, reduced visibility, and the odor of… [read more].

Senior Health and Wellness Fair Returns to Keefe Oct. 22, 2022.

September 8th, 2022

MA Senate President KAren Spilka (photo 2022)

FRAMINGHAM, MA — State Senate President Karen E. Spilka’s annual health and wellness fair returns to an in-person format with a revised name, a broadened focus that includes active older adults, a streamlined registration process, and an invitation for younger generations to accompany older family members to the event slated for October 22, 2022 at Keefe Regional… [read more].

Framingham Board of Health Votes to Rescind Mask Mandates

February 23rd, 2022

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FRAMINGHAM, MA — At a special meeting requested by Mayor Charlie Sisitsky, the Framingham Board of Health (BOH) voted Tuesday to ratify the Mayor’s decision to rescind two Executive Orders mandating masks, effective at 12:01 am on March 7, 2022. The current Joint Executive Order #EO2022-001, designed to decrease the surge of the COVID Omicron variant, has… [read more].

Framingham Board of Health to Meet 2/22/22 to Discuss Vote on Mask Mandate Order

February 18th, 2022

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FRAMINGHAM, MA — At the request of Mayor Charlie Sisitsky, a Special Meeting of the Framingham Board of Health has been posted for February 22, 2022, to discuss the duration of the current Joint Executive Order mandating masks inside public establishments and to potentially vote on a date to rescind the Order. At the Special Meeting, which… [read more].

Blood Pressure Meds Recalled Due to Cancer Causing Impurity

October 19th, 2021

FRAMINGHAM, MA — Batches of Irbesartan Tablets and Irbesartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets made by Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc. are being recalled due to concern with cancer causing impurities in the medication. Testing of the drug during manufacturing revealed an impurity which called “N-nitrosoirbesartan” which is a probable human carcinogen (a substance that could cause cancer). Lupin is recalling… [read more].