Bay State Among the Best, Not ‘The’ Best

By Colin A. Young

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

Oh, how the mighty have fallen.

Massachusetts, feted last year as the best state in the union per U.S. News & World Report, this year has dropped to eighth on the list of “best states.”

In the new list, Massachusetts is not even the best state in New England, an honor that this year goes to New Hampshire. Continue reading Bay State Among the Best, Not ‘The’ Best

Crimson Tide Girls Basketball Bounced from Postseason

By Lorenzo Recupero

What shaped-up to be a promising MIAA Division 1 North Girls opening round basketball contest quickly turned into a game of catch-up for the Crimson Tide, who could never gain their footing or any ground in a tough, 78-45, home defeat to visiting Beverly. Continue reading Crimson Tide Girls Basketball Bounced from Postseason

Recovery Coaches Provide Addiction Support at CHA Everett Hospital

Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), an academic community health system serving Everett and Boston’s metro-north region, is teaming up with the North Suffolk Mental Health Association (NSMHA) to help get individuals struggling with addiction connected to treatment by piloting a new recovery coach program at CHA Everett Hospital. Two coaches from NSMHA are now available to patients who struggle with addiction or present with mental health issues in the Emergency Department inpatient psychiatry and CHA’s med-surg units. Continue reading Recovery Coaches Provide Addiction Support at CHA Everett Hospital