Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Voter registration deadline, flu shots in an unlikely location and more today in and around Lexington.
1. Last Chance to Register for Debt Exclusion: Today is the voter registration deadline for the Jan. 24 special election/debt exclusion vote, with questions on renovations to the Bridge and Bowman elementary schools and rebuilding Estabrook Elementary. In order to participate in the vote, registrations must be postmarked or received at the Town Clerk’s Office no later than 8 p.m., today, Wednesday, Jan. 4. 2. Today in Public Meetings: According to the town website, public meetings posted for today include the Lexington Center Committee's subcommittee on zoning at 8:30 a.m. this morning at the Town Office Building (agenda here); the Council on Aging Board at 3:30 p.m. at the Senior Center (agenda here) and the Trustees of Cary Library at 5 …
Monday, January 2, 2012
What's open and closed, important dates this week and more today in Lexington.
1. What's Closed: Today is a town holiday, and town offices will be closed in observance of New Year's Day, which fell on Sunday. The schools, Cary Memorial Library and assorted offices and businesses around town are closed today, as well. 2. What's Open: Though much of the town shuts down, emergency services will be operational and many retailers and restaurants will open up. So you can still grab a bit at places like Ixtapa and Prime Roast Beef and Seafood or catch a movie at Lexington Venue, where the new "Sherlock Holmes" flick is showing at 12:30, 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. and "the Descendants" is 1, 3:45 and 6:45 p.m. 3. Today in High School Sports: Lexington High's boys and girls varsity indoor track teams head to Arlington High School for…
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
A full sports schedule, family crafts and more today in Lexington.
1. Fun with Family Crafts: Children of all ages and abilities and their caregivers are invited to get crafty at Cary Memorial Library from 2:30 to 4 p.m. this afternoon. 2. Today in High School Sports: Lexington High School will send its boys varsity basketball team to West Roxbury this evening for the Garden City Holiday Tournament at Catholic Memorial High School; the boys and girls varsity indoor track teams head to Reading Memorial High School for a 5 p.m. meet, and the boys varsity ice hockey team hosts Medford High for a 7:15 p.m. faceoff. Also, the girls junior varsity ice hockey is at St. Marys Junior Senior High School in Lynn for a 2:45 p.m. contest. 3. Today in Public Meetings: According to the town website, the only public …
Monday, December 26, 2011
Children under nine years of age who have received flu vaccine for the first time earlier this season are encouraged to attend to receive a booster dose of vaccine at a free flu clinic to be held Wednesday, Jan. 4 at the Burlington Mall food court.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Patrick Ball
Monday, December 26, 2011
The following press release was provided by Lexington's Health Division. State health officials estimate that every year an average of 2,600 Massachusetts residents are hospitalized due to complications from the flu, resulting in up to 800 deaths. It is not too late to get a flu shot even in January because flu season doesn’t usually peak until February or March. All Massachusetts residents, (including children 6 months of age and older), are invited to attend a free flu clinic Wednesday, Jan. 4 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Burlington Mall, sponsored by the local Health Departments from Bedford, Lexington and Winchester, the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) and Emergency Preparedness staff from Region 4A. So far this season, the local Public Health …
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Last chance for free flu vaccines, an unusual selectmen's meeting, multi-generational fun and more today in Lexington.
1. Free Flu Clinic Finale: In case you haven't heard, this week is National Influenza Vaccination Week and Lexington's Department of Public Health is holding what could be its final free flu clinic of the year from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Lexington High School. 2. Better Late than Never: The Board of Selectmen will meet at 11 a.m. this morning at the Town Office Building and its agenda includes a tax classification hearing for the fiscal 2012 tax rate, sale of advanced refunding bonds and a discussion about debt exclusions for the Bridge and Bowman and Estabrook school buiding projects. Those items are time sensitive, and will surely be taken up the meeting, which was rescheduled for today after a posting snafu was discovered earlier in the …
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Budget presentations, a flu clinic and possible T-storms today in Lexington.
1. Budget Presentations Begin: The first of four budget presenations scheduled by the Board of Selectmen is scheduled for 8 a.m. this morning at the Town Office Building. On the agenda for today are presentations from the Recreation, Fire and Public Facilities departments. 2. Get Your Flu Shots: The Health Division and Lexington Board of Health are hosting a free flu clinic for residents ages 4 and older from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Diamond Middle School. 3. Today in Public Meetings: Additional public meetings posted for today include: The Estabrook Site Council at 3:30 p.m. at that school; the Transportation Governance Committee at 3:30 p.m. at the Town Office Building; the School Committee's Policy Sub-Committee at 7 p.m. at the School …
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Budget summit, flu shots, African Awareness and more today in Lexington.
1. The first fiscal 2013 budget collaboration summit kicks off at 7 p.m. tonight at the Public Services Building on Bedford Street. The agenda includes a discussion about the financial state of the town, budget calendar and updates on Bridge/Bowman and Estabrook schools building projects and the associated Town Meetings and debt exclusions. 2. The town's holding its first flu clinic of the year at 9 a.m. to noon today at St. Brigid's. Flu and pneumococcal vaccine available for residents age 60 and older. 3. As part of African Awareness month, there's a Village Health Works fundraiser at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Lexington Depot. Dr. Dziwe Ntaba, program director and co-founder of Village Health Works, will be the special guest at tonight's …
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Carl Valente's weekly updates.
Y’know, our Town Manager Carl Valente could write this Tuesday Town Manager Report himself. His subheads and emails are so fact-filled I almost feel guilty. Almost … Here is this week’s report, given first to the Board of Selectmen at last night’s meeting and sent to me in an email. Did I watch the meeting? Nope, I was at the Lexington Historical Society’s Golf Tournament all day. What a phenomenal and successful event, one that I’ll share with you later today. No one sent any pictures of the Hastings Harvest event or race, so it’s on me now. I’ll get that information too. Here’s Carl’s update: Flu Clinic “Yes, it’s that time of year again,” Carl wrote. “The Health Department has scheduled the first two flu clinics.” The first is at …
Monday, September 26, 2011
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Lexington's Department of Public Health has announced its first flu clinics of the season. The first, for residents age 60 and older, will be held Wednesday, Oct. 5 at St. Brigid's. The second clinic is for families and will be held Saturday, Oct. 8, at Cary Hall. Both are from 9 a.m. to noon. Lexington, like other towns, has been affected by a reduction in the state supply of vaccinations. But officials said the DPH will schedule additional clinics as vaccines become available, while other options include local pharmacies and primary care physicians. So, with that in mind, we want to know, Will you and/or your family get vaccinated this year? If so, where will you go?
Public Health officials are planning vaccination clinics and coping with a cut in state-supplied vaccination doses.
Lexington’s Department of Public Health will hold its first two flu clinics of the fall season on Wednesday Oct. 5 and Saturday, Oct. 8. The first clinic is for residents aged 60-years and older and the Saturday clinic is for families. Due to a decreased amount of vaccine from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the town will vaccinate residents on first come, first served basis, officials said. “We have a limited amount of vaccine and residents will be vaccinated on a first come, first served basis, based on priority groups set by MDPH,” said David Neylon, the town’s public health nurse. “These groups include those at high risk for complications from the flu (those with chronic medical conditions such as asthma and diabetes) …