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Second Person Dies From West Nile Virus In Mass.
State public health officials say a woman has died of West Nile virus, the second fatality this year.
The Department of Public Health said Thursday it was the sixth human case of West Nile virus in Massachusetts this year. The woman was not identified, but officials say she was a Suffolk County resid…
DPH Requires Proof Of Local Backing Before Issuing Pot Licenses
State public health officials say proposed medical marijuana dispensaries will be required to verify they have support from local officials before they are granted final licenses.
The Department of Public Health on Jan. 31 awarded 20 provisional licenses to operate dispensaries, the first in Massachu…
New Bedford on List of Marijuana Dispensary Applicants
181 applicants have met initial requirements to be considered for a medical marijuana dispensary license in Massachusetts.
Nine of those applicants have opted to set up in Bristol County.
Dawn Blake Souza of the Center for Alternative Life Medicine says the CALM team has partnered with applicant New E…
New Bedford Parker Street Waste Site Reports Released
The Department of Public Health has been reluctant to release what could be critical information about the Parker Street Waste Site, but State Representative Antonio Cabral has convinced state officials to release those documents.
Cabral says he requested a meeting with DPH Interim Commissioner Laure…