Susan Stubbs, ServiceNet CEO: “There’s so much heroin in Northampton High School”

Here is a YouTube video of the complete 9/17/12 meeting of Northampton’s Committee on Social Services & Veterans Affairs (click for the agenda). This video is 2 hour 10 minutes long and was recorded by Mary Likins. A discussion of heroin abuse at Northampton High School begins at 1:25:25 on the video. The committee hears […]

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LA Times: “A hard road for the poor in need of cars”

This article in the November 3 Los Angeles Times underscores the benefits of having a car: A hard road for the poor in need of cars For more than a century, efforts to help the disadvantaged have focused on education, healthcare, nutrition and housing. Almost nothing has been done to help the working poor afford […]

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Video: Social Services and Veterans Affairs Committee Hears from Northampton Prevention Coalition

Here is a YouTube video of the 10/17/11 meeting of the Northampton City Council’s Committee on Social Services and Veterans Affairs. The agenda follows the video. This recording was made by Lachlan Ziegler. See also: Strategic Planning Initiative for Families and Youth 

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Video: Board of Health Charter Changes, March 1, 2011

Here is a complete blip.tv video of the 3/1/11 joint hearing on Board of Health charter changes. Mayor Clare Higgins presided over a meeting of the Social Services and Veterans Affairs Committee, the Public Safety Committee, the Board of Health, and the Economic Development, Housing and Land Use Committee. This video is 52 minutes long […]

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Angela Plassmann: “Combating Drug Abuse in Our Schools”

Below is an article posted today on the website of Angela Plassmann, Ward 3 City Councilor, followed by selected slides from an October 14 presentation on youth harm prevention by Karen Jarvis-Vance. Starting at about 54 minutes on this blip.tv video of her presentation, Ms. Jarvis-Vance notes: “This is a prevention coalition, so when you’re talking about […]

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January 16: Free H1N1 Flu Vaccine Clinic

The Northampton Health Department is holding a free and open H1N1 vaccine clinic for everyone 18 and older on January 16th, 2010, from 9:00am-12:00pm at Smith Vocational High School, 80 Locust Street, Building A. The clinic is for persons 18 years and older who live or work in Northampton.Have questions about the flu? Call the […]

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