Thursday, November 29, 2012
East Providence, RI health department and Wellness Company are offering vaccinations for the flu, whooping cough and pneumonia on Monday, Dec. 3, in Riverside.
East Providence is hosting a vaccination clinic on Monday, Dec. 3, for the flu, whooping cough, and pneumonia. The clinic will be held at the Riverside Middle School at 179 Forbes St. It runs from 4 to 7 pm. The city is teaming up with the Rhode Island Department of Health and the Wellness Company to offer the vaccinations, said Wayne Barnes, deputy Emergency Management Agency director. The regular seasonal flu vaccine will be offered for those ages 6 months and older who have not received it yet this season. The Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) vaccine is for anyone 11 years of age and older. “Anyone who is in close contact with an infant should get a Tdap shot if they haven’t been immunized in the past five years,” said Barnes…
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Sodexo at Sovereign, Hortons Seafood Inc., Italian Corner and Silva's Fish Market allegedly violated health codes this past week.
East Providence businesses were cited for allegedly violating health code after officials from the R.I. Department of Health inspected premises this past week, according to reports posted to the agency's website. Most of the violations related to unsafe food temperature, cleanliness and inadequate washing facilities. All of the facilities are listed as "active." Restaurant: Sodexo at Sovereign Address: 1 Sovereign Way, East Providence Inspection Date: May 24, 2012 Facility Status: Active Inspector Comments: Restaurant: Hortons Seafood Inc. Address: 809 Broadway, East Providence Inspection Date: May 24, 2012 Facility Status: Active Inspector Comments: Restaurant: Italian Corner Address: 10 Boyd Ave., East Providence Inspection Date: May 24…
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Asbestos testing has been paused while the project is finalized.
Administrators can't finalize a project to renovate East Providence school buildings until a buyer is found to purchase a $9 million bond previously approved by voters. "We are working to find a lender and the School District is in the process of finalizing the project time line to determine the financing needs," wrote Christy Healey, a state employee who works with the budget commission. According to Mary King, finance director for the school district, project coordinators began work on the project a month ago. Members of the East Providence Fire Department have been assessing fire safety and code issues. But until the $9 million is secured, the rest of the plans can't be firmed up as construction bids can't be awarded, she said. "We're …
Monday, October 17, 2011
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Monday, October 17, 2011
Most of us are aware that regular sodas and juices are full of sugar. Some of us avoid them altogether. Others practice moderation. Some say "so what?" and drink away. Starting today, the RI Department of Health wants to wake up that last group. The department is launching a "Cut Back the Sugar" campaign aimed at educating residents about the consequences of drinking full-sugar beverages. It hopes to encourage them to consume water and low-calorie drinks instead. Similar efforts are underway across the country. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health launched its own sugary beverage campaign about a week ago. Officials in the state of New York and in Washington DC have tried to add a tax to sugar-sweetened beverages in the past…