Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Department Office of Governor Deval L. Patrick Press Release QUINCY- Tuesday, July 29, 2014 — Governor Deval Patrick today toured the Quincy Career Center to promote the range of programs and services offered by the Commonwealth’s 33 one-stop career centers to job seekers across the state. Since Governor Patrick took office, nearly half of the 1.6 million job seekers served by these 33 centers across the state have found gainful employment. “Massachusetts’ competitive edge lies in our highly-skilled workforce and our willingness to work together to connect workers with employment opportunities,” said Governor Patrick. “The Quincy … Continue reading

First West Nile Virus-Positive Mosquitoes of the Season Detected in Boston​

By Boston Public Health Commission Tuesday, July 29, 2014 For the first time this summer, a mosquito pool in Boston has tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). Tests performed earlier this week confirmed one positive mosquito pool in Jamaica Plain. However, there have been no recorded human cases of mosquito-borne illnesses in Boston this year. “This is the time of year when we often begin to find mosquitoes infected with West Nile Virus in Boston,” said Dr. Anita Barry, director the Infectious Disease Bureau at the Public Health Commission. “Periods of hot weather and heavy rain can contribute to … Continue reading

Tufts Medical Center, South End Community Health Center form clinical partnership

Tufts Medical Center, South End Community Health Center form clinical partnership Providers will address community health care needs with new, locally-based programs and services BOSTON (July 23) – Tufts Medical Center and South End Community Health Center announced today they have formed an affiliation designed to enhance the health care programs and services available to Boston’s increasingly diverse and growing South End and Lower Roxbury communities. The comprehensive relationship will expand the availability, accessibility and quality of clinical care provided to community patients by growing and developing services at the Health Center and facilitating quick and easy access to care … Continue reading