“I have this idea of coming up with a video of what cities used to be like in the 1900s just to show what a big impact public health departments have had,” Brindisi said. “Sometimes, I feel like we should just get a helicopter so people know we’re here.”
There’s a long article on the Scientific American website about lead exposure and stress as causes for health issues in poor children; a Worcester family is profiled:
When doctors told Wanda Ford her 2-year-old son had lead poisoning, she never suspected that the backyard in her low-income neighborhood was the likely culprit.
Ford knew that exposure to the heavy metal could be dangerous. So when she and her husband moved into the Lower Lincoln Street neighborhood, Ford, then pregnant, took steps to make sure their 100-year-old home was lead-free.
“We never thought to test the soil – my son played in the backyard all the time,” said Ford, whose son is now seven.
We’re sharing this invitation from the City Manager’s Office:
Please join Lieutenant Governor Timothy P. Murray, Congressman James P. McGovern, Mayor Joseph M. Petty, Worcester officials and business leaders as they mark continued progress of CitySquare during a ceremony unveiling the corridor of the future Front Street extension, linking Union Station and Washington Square to the heart of Worcester’s downtown district.
Thursday, May 24 at 1:00 P.M.
Front Street Entrance of the former Worcester Common Outlets Mall
Between 100 and 120 Front Street
Worcester officials and business leaders will also hold a panel discussion at 8 AM on Thursday, May 24 at the Worcester Public Library to discuss the city’s economic development potential and future economic growth. Please call 508-799-1175 to RSVP.
Students from Claremont Academy, the Goddard School, and the University Park Campus School are presenting an Evening of Mock Trials in a couple of weeks.
They’re ready to ask the tough questions, but they need you to decide the outcome of their cases!
Come serve as a juror for Worcester middle school students who have spent a whole semester preparing to represent their clients in the Discovering Justice Mock Trial Program. You will never think of jury duty the same way again!
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Donohue Federal Courthouse 595 Main Street, Worcester, MA
5:30 p.m. – Registration
6:00-7:30 p.m. – Mock Trials and Reception
Seats are limited, so please respond by May 1 to: Taisha Sturdivan (617.748.9641)