Friday, December 28, 2012
The Framingham Board of Health is asking people who may have come into physical contact with a cat in the Vernon Street/Town Common area between Dec. 15 and Dec. 22 to contact them.
Saturday, Dec. 22 a young adult domestic short-hair grey tiger cat bit a woman near the Framingham Centre Common and Vernon Street area. Yesterday, Dec. 27, that cat was tested and confirmed to have rabies, said Framingham Health Director Ethan Mascoop. The woman bitten is now being treated, he added. This is the first case of rabies in a cat in Framingham in 20 years. The Framingham Board of Health is asking people who may have come into physical contact with a cat in the Vernon Street/Town Common area between Dec. 15 and Dec. 22 to contact them. Anyone who has been bitten or scratched by the cat is requested to contact their health care provider too. This confirmed cat with rabies serves as a reminder that although the risk of exposure …
Friday, January 20, 2012
Board of Health is holding hearings to determine whether General Chemical should keep its site assignment or local permission to operate; third hearing was Thursday night.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
The Framingham Government Access Channel will broadcast the Framingham Board of Health's Monday night hearing on General Chemical Friday night on RCN 13, Verizon 42 and Comcast 10 at 7:30.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
The Framingham Government Access Channel will broadcast the Framingham Board of Health's Monday night hearing on General Chemical Friday night on RCN 13, Verizon 42 and Comcast 10 at 7:30. The Government Access Channel will rebroadcast the hearing on Saturday at 10 a.m., too. The Framingham Board of Health continued the hearing until Nov. 3.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Only about a dozen parents attended a Framingham Board of Health meeting about a chemical plant, that is located next door to their child's elementary school. Other parents are very concerned.
The emotions of parents of whose children attend Woodrow Wilson Elementary School range from apathetic to panic, when it comes to the school's neighbor General Chemical. Rosana Souza, a Brazilian mother of a third grader at Wilson Elementary School, speaks little English. “I was told that the whole school was contaminated. I called a teacher and she told me if that were the case, she wouldn’t be working there,” said Souza in Portuguese. Monday night at a hearing attended by more than 100 people Framingham Health Director Ethan Mascoop restated the school is safe. The air quality is tested very regularly, he added. Mascoop, who spoke for over an hour at Monday night's Board of Health hearing, presented a series of safety violations he …
Monday, September 19, 2011
Framingham Health Director Ethan Mascoop said his department will investigate a report about mice at Hemenway Elementary. Parents said the issue was mentioned at curriculum night last week.
Framingham Health Director Ethan Mascoop said the Board of Health has received a complaint about problems with mice at Hemenway Elementary School and his department will investigate. Mascoop said this weekend he personally had not had a chance to review the complaint (possibly complaints), as he has been focused on General Chemical. The Board of Health will hold a hearing tonight about General Chemical, which is located next door to Wilson Elementary School. The hearing focuses on the health and safety of the neighborhood and the cleanup of an underground pollution plume. Mascoop said it would be unfair to discuss the matter beyond the receipt of the complaint, until the health department could visit the school and investigate. Hemenway …