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Saint Joseph Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Achieves Five-Star Quality Rating

Highest rating for health care excellence awarded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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Skilled Nursing, Rehabilitation Therapies and Hospice Care.

Saint Joseph Rehabilitation and Nursing Center is a Joint Commission Accredited, Medicare and Medicaid Certified, 123-bed healthcare facility that serves a diverse cultural population of families and patients in Dorchester, and throughout the surrounding communities of the greater Boston area.

Our residents enjoy many dynamic programs, as well as a variety of social, religious and cultural activities with all the comforts of home. Our compassionate, friendly and professional staff includes physicians, licensed nurses, physical, occupational and speech therapists as well as social workers and recreational activities personnel who are specially trained in geriatric and rehabilitative care. We at Saint Joseph do our best to provide our residents with all the latest amenities, including free wireless internet access throughout our facility. Ask our staff about access while you are staying or visiting with us.

The staff at Saint Joseph Rehabilitation and Nursing Center knows how important it is to you to find the right skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility. Here, you will find an environment where staff members function as an extension of your own family, while providing the best possible short or long-term care. At Saint Joseph you may rest assured that our family is caring for yours.

Healthcare Services We Offer:

Our continued commitment to excellence is evidenced through the many health care services we provide. We offer the best of care and comfort by employing highly qualified, professional staff. Our services include: short-term rehabilitation, long term care, post-surgical recovery care, wound care, respite care, pain management, and hospice care. We also offer physical and occupational therapy as well as speech pathology. Our interdisciplinary team approach is a coordinated effort involving nursing, rehabilitation services, nutritional counseling, social services and recreational activities for the well-being of all residents. Together, we make certain that each resident has a comprehensive care plan that is specifically designed for their individual needs.

We invite you to learn more about all the many programs, services and dedicated staff of Saint Joseph Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Our admissions director is here to answer any questions you may have regarding skilled nursing services or therapy programs awaiting you at Saint Joseph. Call us today at (617) 825-6320 to schedule your personal visit. We look forward to meeting you soon!

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Public Health #umass, #umass #amherst, #umass #at #amherst, #university #of #massachusetts, #university #of #massachusetts


Public Health Sciences

The Public Health Sciences undergraduate degree program in the University of Massachusetts School of Public Health and Health Sciences is among the most comprehensive programs in New England. Public health faculty members are experts in many pressing public health concerns such as obesity and diabetes prevention, women’s health, global health, aging and healthy living, and environmental health concerns. The Public Health Sciences major prepares students for entry-level public health positions; graduate programs; and medical, physician assistant, and nursing school.

Departments and Programs

In the Spotlight

UMass Amherst has named Public Health Sciences senior Meghan Berry among this year’s 21st Century Leaders. The university honors a group of graduating seniors each year for their exemplary achievement, initiative and leadership.

Sara J. Hickey, a senior majoring in public health, legal studies and French, was honored at the State House during the state Department of Higher Education’s “29 Who Shine” ceremony saluting public campus graduates for their civic and academic achievements.

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Massachusetts Solar #residential #solar #panels #massachusetts


Massachusetts Solar

The Massachusetts market is driven by net metering and a renewable portfolio standard with a solar goal along with an accompanying SREC market. Net metering caps do not align with program goals, and the legislature has had to act several times to raise the net metering caps. The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources is working on implementing a successor to the successful SREC program, and once again, net metering caps have been reached in certain utility territories.

Latest Infographic

Facts on the Massachusetts Solar Industry

  • Solar Installed: 1,591.7 MW (430.9 MW in 2016) 1
  • National Ranking: 6th (8th in 2016)
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 262,000
  • Percentage of State’s Electricity from Solar: 5.72 2
  • Solar Jobs and Ranking: 14,582 (2nd in 2016) 3
  • Solar Companies in State: 488 companies total; 83 Manufacturers, 190 Installers/Developers, 210 Others 4
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $4,591.31 million ($958.24 million in 2016)
  • Price Declines: 64% over last 5 years
  • Growth Projections and Ranking: 2,377 MW over next 5 years (ranks 10th)

Notable Solar Installations in Massachusetts

  • The Barnstable Municipal Airport array was completed in 2015. This photovoltaic project has the capacity to generate 6.9 MW of electricity — enough to power over 1,133 Massachusetts homes. 5
  • Several large retailers in Massachusetts have gone solar including Bed Bath and Beyond, Boston Scientific and FedEx . General Growth Properties has installed one of the largest such installations with 2 MW of solar capacity at their location in Natick. 6
  • At 3 MW. 100 Meadow Solar in Boston is among the largest solar installations in Massachusetts. This project has enough electric capacity to power more than 649 homes. 7

SEIA Massachusetts State Policy Priorities

  • Lift the net metering caps.
  • Codify the 1.6GW solar goal and identify the most appropriate incentive regime to achieve the goal.

Solar Companies in Massachusetts

Department of Public Utilities – Learn about the governing body that regulates the electricity rates and services of Massachusetts public utilities

Department of Energy Resources – Find a wide variety of information on state government energy programs, policy, projects, energy-saving strategies and energy-related statistics

State Legislature – Track pending legislation affecting solar energy, locate and contact individual legislators, and stay up to date on current legislative issues in Massachusetts

Massachusetts Clean Energy Center – Learn about the state agency dedicated solely to facilitating the development of the clean energy industry

DSIRE incentives database – Massachusetts – Search a public clearinghouse for specific solar energy incentives in Massachusetts and across the United States

U.S. Energy Information Administration – Massachusetts State Profile – Explore official energy statistics, including data on electricity supply and demand, from the U.S. government

EnergySage Solar Data Explorer – Massachusetts – Review the costs and benefits of installing solar panels in Massachusetts, based on real price data from solar quotes.

1 All data from SEIA/GTM Research U.S. Solar Market Insight unless otherwise noted: http://www.seia.org/research-resources/us-solar-market-insight

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Cheap Auto Insurance Quotes in Massachusetts #auto #insurance #massachusetts


Best Cheap Auto Insurance in Massachusetts

Massachusetts Auto Insurance Fraud

Millions of dollars are lost each year because of auto insurance fraud, according to the Insurance Fraud Bureau of Massachusetts .

Many types of auto insurance fraud exist, such as:

  • Storing a car in a public storage facility and the reporting it missing.
  • Claiming recent vehicle damage for damage that existed previously.
  • Staged auto accidents.
  • “Enhancing” auto accident injury claims.
  • Adding people to an accident report, even though they were not involved in the accident.
  • Withholding information when applying for an auto insurance policy.

The costs of fraud must be absorbed somewhere, and the consumer usually ends up paying for these in higher insurance premiums.

Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol (OUI)

More than 10,000 people in the commonwealth are arrested for drunk driving each year, according to DUI-USA.DrinkDriving.org. These people are classified as intoxicated when they have a blood alcohol content level (BAC) of 0.08 percent or higher. Massachusetts’ accident statistics indicate roughly 350 highway fatalities each year, with 150 of them being alcohol related.

This translates to about 40 percent of Massachusetts’ yearly traffic fatalities being directly related to the consumption of alcohol. DrivingLaws.org summarizes Massachusetts’ penalties for drunk drivers that include stiff fines, victim restitution, license suspension, jail time or a state prison sentence.

Strange Massachusetts Laws

It is illegal to snore in the state of Massachusetts unless all the windows in the house are closed and locked. It is also illegal at a Massachusetts wake to eat more than three sandwiches. Don’t show up too hungry.

Driving Through Massachusetts

When driving through Massachusetts, travelers will see history around every turn in the road. Did you know that it has been over 100 years since the sinking of the Titanic? Travelers can stop at the Titanic Historical Society in the town of Indian Orchard. Artifacts donated by relatives of passengers who died on the 1912 maiden (and only) voyage of the RMS Titanic can be found at this one-of-a-kind museum.

Auto Insurance Center Methodology

Auto insurance quotes are for a hypothetical driver who has state minimum coverage with $500 deductibles for one vehicle. The driver is male or female, 35 years old, has good credit, a college degree, and is employed with a clean driving record, no lapse in coverage, or claims. The vehicles are driven 16,000 miles per year for commuting and are garaged on premises. The auto quotes include common discounts and are estimates, but not guaranteed.

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American Association For Physician Leadership #umass, #university #of #massachusetts, #isenberg #school #of #management, #online,


American Association for Physician Leadership

Physicians need the latest critical management tools available to rise to the unique challenges of the healthcare industry.

Emphasizing experiential and collaborative learning, the Isenberg Online MBA with a focus in Medical Management provides the business knowledge necessary to lead and manage in today’s evolving healthcare market.

Freedom Without Compromise

The Isenberg Online MBA offers you the flexibility to pursue your studies completely online without sacrificing academic challenge and rigor. With this specialized degree, students learn up-to-date knowledge and skills for today’s complex healthcare environments. The AACSB-accredited degree is delivered with the same curriculum and accomplished faculty as our onsite classes, and it has no residential requirement.

Our simplified application process makes it easy to apply. And our outstanding Advising Center – with over 10 years of experience in online education – supports students throughout their tenure at Isenberg.

Partner Benefits

We’ve partnered with the American Association for Physician Leadership (Physician Leaders) to offer you an exclusive educational opportunity. Thanks to your affiliation with Physician Leaders, you are eligible for the following benefits:

  • 10% discount on all Isenberg MBA online and satellite campus courses
  • Exempt from foundation courses
  • Exempt from elective courses
  • Waiver of GMAT/GRE with MD or for foreign medical students with an ECFMG or Fifth Pathway
  • Automatically earn transfer credits for your Physician Leaders prerequisite curriculum coursework
  • A dedicated advisor specifically trained to work with Physician Leaders students

Program Requirements

Your Physician Leaders affiliation enables you to earn your degree more quickly. You can transfer 9 credits from your completed Physician Leaders prerequisite curriculum and apply them directly to your 43-credit MBA.

What do you have left to complete?

  • Only 11 core MBA courses (34 credits), much less than the average degree
  • Browse the Degree Checklist for the courses you need to earn your specialized degree

Program Cost

  • Cost per credit for online courses with 10% discount is $810
  • Total estimated cost of the program is $27,540

What do I need to do to apply?

  • View our application process for more information, including dates and requirements
  • Submit your certification of American Association for Physician Leadership Prerequisite Curriculum to the Graduate Admissions Office, if applicable
  • When applying, choose ‘Management (Online MBA) ‘ in the degree field and enter ‘Physician Leaders’ in the specialty field

Try a Class

Start now by trying a class before applying and see why our program is a good fit for you. Learn more

More Information:

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Cape Cod (Barnstable County), Massachusetts Gravestones #cape #cod #gravestones, #barnstable #county #gravestones, #massachusetts #gravestones,


17th, 18th & 19th Century
Cape Cod Gravestones

Gravestones Dated 1683 – 1880 or Later
in Barnstable County, Massachusetts
Gravestone Records from the 15 Towns of Cape Cod

Thomas Paine (d 1721)
Truro Old North Cemetery
(my ancestor)

Mission Statement
A major goal is to photograph and display the most interesting old gravestones in Barnstable County before they are lost to the ravages of time. A related goal is to provide reasonably complete gravestone records from the earliest in 1683 up to 1900 for all Barnstable County cemeteries. The web site is complete to 1880 for most cemeteries and many cemeteries are complete to 1900. Work continues for the time period 1880 – 1900.

Information about the gravestone carvers and gravestone styles is included. Reference sources for cemetery surveys done over the last one hundred years are provided for further research.

Search Suggestion
If you want to search for a specific name on this large web site, go to the Google search engine at www.google.com. In the search box enter capecodgravestones+name. There should be no space before or after the + sign. For example, if you are searching for Marcy Freeman, enter in the search box capecodgravestones+Marcy+Freeman. The search result will be a listing of links to Marcy Freeman. To search for all the Mulfords, enter capecodgravestones+Mulford in the Google search box. Click on the link “Repeat the search with the omitted results included” to display all the links. Most links go directly to sections of this web site but some links go to other web sites which link back to this web site. In limited tests this search procedure works well with Google! The procedure does not work with some other search engines.

Quick Tour
If you want to view some of the more interesting old gravestones on Cape Cod and the variety of gravestone styles from the 1600’s to the 1800’s, follow the Quick Tour link at the bottom of this home page.

Forty Four Thousand Names with Gravestone Inscription Information

Less than twenty seventeenth century gravestones, about 3,700 eighteenth century stones, about 37,000 nineteenth century stones and a few thousand twentieth century stones are included for the fifteen towns of Barnstable County. More gravestone records are being added as an ongoing project.

My research indicates that only about 2,600 of the previously recorded 3,700 eighteenth century gravestones were extant in the year 2000. It appears that about 1,100 or 30 percent of the 3700 eighteenth century gravestones were lost in the hundred years between 1900 and 2000.

Four Thousand Color Photographs

The 17th and 18th century gravestones displaying carved images including winged skulls, winged heads and sunbursts are important colonial folk art. These carved images provide clues concerning early attitudes towards death and the fate of the soul in the hereafter. Gravestone styles changed in the 19th century reflecting greater emphasis on mourning of the survivors. More and better quality photographs are being added as an ongoing project with emphasis on photos of 18th century gravestones.

One Hundred Thirty Five Old Burial Grounds

The Cape Cod Cemetery links at the bottom of this page lead to lists by town of all cemeteries on Cape Cod which have pre-1880 gravestones. For each cemetery the names are listed in chronological order by year of death. Each listed name includes all gravestone genealogical information. Many of the names are linked to photographs and accurate reproductions of the inscriptions.

Forty Six Gravestone Carvers

The Gravestone Carver link at the bottom of this page provides information about the early gravestone carvers represented on Cape Cod and displays collections of their work. Thirty two 17th and 18th century gravestone carvers and fourteen 19th century gravestone carvers are included. Most of the 17th and 18th century gravestones on Cape Cod were carved in the Boston and Plymouth areas with some supplied from Rhode Island and Connecticut. Many local Cape Cod gravestone carvers were active carving marble gravestones in the 19th century. Included in the gravestone carver section are links to a discussion of the meaning of the carved images and to a suggested reading list about the gravestone carvers.

Eight Hundred Colonial Epitaphs

The Epitaph link at the bottom of this page leads to interesting epitaphs commemorating or describing the deceased. The epitaphs are organized by cemetery and they are listed in chronological order for each cemetery. Epitaphs were uncommon before the mid 1700’s.

Cemetery Survey Reference Sources

The Cemetery Survey links at the bottom of this page provide reference sources for surveys done over the last one hundred years for each cemetery.

Limitation – Web Site Is Not A Complete Record of All Deaths

While this web site is a good source for pre-1880 gravestone records, it does not include all pre-1880 deaths in Barnstable County. Many persons did not have permanent grave markers especially in the 1600’s and early 1700’s. Most early burial sites were unmarked or marked with fieldstones, wood posts or mounds of earth all of which have long since disappeared. Also, the web site does not include gravestones which disappeared during the 1700’s and 1800’s since most available Barnstable County cemetery surveys date back only to about 1900. For more complete information on all deaths, you must research other sources such as town vital records.

Limitation – Web Site Age Data Can Be Misleading


For comments, questions and requests please e-mail

Your emails on many subjects including contributions of photographs and genealogical information are appreciated. Email inquiries will receive prompt response.

You are welcome to freely download the information and images on this web site for non-commercial genealogical purposes. However, lifting large numbers of photos for other gravestone web sites is not allowed.

There were about 1.1 million pages viewed on the web site in 2011.

New infomation last added by Robert Paine Carlson May 2012.

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Drug Rehab Massachusetts (MA), Drug Treatment, Facilities, Programs #drug #rehab #massachusetts, #drug #rehab #ma,


Massachusetts Drug Rehabs and Addiction Treatment

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    Baldpate Hospital provides the following services: Drug & Alcohol Addiction, Detox, Buprenorphine Treatment

  • Caritas Good Samaritan Hospital
    71 Walnut St. Foxboro, MA 02035
    Caritas Good Samaritan Hospital provides the following services: Drug & Alcohol Addiction, Detox, Buprenorphine Treatment
  • Community Healthcare Inc
    628 Center St. Chicopee, MA 01013
    Community Healthcare Inc provides the following services: Drug & Alcohol Addiction, Methadone Services
  • Entre Familia
    209 River St. mattapan, MA 02126
    Entre Familia provides the following services: Drug & Alcohol Addiction
  • S. Shore Mental Wellness
    859 Willard St. Quincy, MA 02169
    S. Shore Mental Wellness provides the following services: Drug & Alcohol Addiction
  • S. Shore Recovery Home
    10 Dysart St. Quincy, MA 02169
    S. Shore Recovery Home provides the following services: Drug & Alcohol Addiction, Halfway house
  • Spectrum Health Systems Inc
    861 Main St. Weymouth, MA 02190
    Spectrum Health Systems Inc provides the following services: Drug & Alcohol Addiction
  • Stanley St. Treatment and Resources
    386 Stanley St. Fall River, MA 02720
    Stanley St. Treatment and Resources provides the following services: Detox, Methadone Detox, Buprenorphine Treatment
  • The Dimock Center
    50 Dimock St. Roxbury, MA 02119
    The Dimock Center provides the following services: Drug & Alcohol Addiction, Halfway house
  • Youth Opportunities Upheld Inc
    81 Plantation St. Worcester, MA 01604
    Youth Opportunities Upheld Inc provides the following services: Drug & Alcohol Addiction

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  • Massachusetts RN to BSN Programs – RN to BSN Degree in Massachusetts (MA) #massachusetts


    Massachusetts RN to BSN Programs

    For a registered nurse to earn their bachelor of science in nursing degree, they will need to find a degree program that caters specifically to licensed nurses. The state of Massachusetts has a healthy variety of colleges and universities that offer such programs.

    Nurses who return to school to complete their BSN degree will give themselves a competitive advantage in the job market and increase their net value to employers. With a BSN degree you can negotiate higher salaries, better benefits packages, apply for jobs with greater levels of responsibility and engage in travel nursing opportunities. As the registered nursing profession evolves the BSN degree might eventually become more of a mandate rather than an option. To be prepared for future changes and employment trends it is wise to begin making the transition sooner rather than later.

    Before you apply for an RN to BSN degree program you need to make sure that you are eligible, which means that you must have a current RN license, meet minimum GPA requirements for the program that you are applying to, and you should not have a clean background. Some universities may have additional requirements as well.

    After graduating from an approved RN-BSN program and earning your diploma, you can even choose to continue your education with a Master’s degree of science in nursing (MSN), return to your current/previous employment position, or explore new opportunities that were not previously available to you.

    When it comes to finding good nursing jobs in Massachusetts, the outlook is excellent. There over eighty hospitals in the state, and over ninety thousand employed registered nurses. The average nursing salary in Massachusetts is very strong, with experienced RNs earning up to $88,000 per year.

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    Massachusetts Insurance #life #insurance #in #massachusetts


    Welcome to Downey Insurance Agency – your trusted source for Massachusetts insurance—and beyond!

    Founded in 1928, in a small office in downtown Marlborough Massachusetts, Downey Insurance Agency has evolved into one of the most respected independent insurance agencies in New England. After over 70 years in its Massachusetts location, Downey Insurance Agency has broadened its horizons—developing into a leading New England insurance company as well.

    Downey Insurance Agency continues to prove that the agency is dedicated to serving the coverage needs of individuals, families and businesses all across New England .

    As an industry leader, ranking high for our ability to provide quality protection, superior customer service and the lowest rates on Massachusetts insurance and beyond we take pride in what we do. We represent various nationwide insurance carriers, enabling our expert agents to effectively compare rates and coverage to ensure our clients receive the quality protection they deserve. Our extensive network of providers guarantees that we can secure superior Massachusetts insurance. and New England insurance for a multitude of coverage needs!

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    We welcome you to join our family and learn about our broad book of options for Massachusetts insurance as well as coverage strategies within New England.

    At Downey Insurance Agency we strive to design you a comprehensive insurance package that fits your distinct lifestyle, so whether you are looking for Auto Insurance. Home Insurance or Business Insurance —rest assured because we’ve made your coverage needs our top priority! We offer all of the skill and expertise you would expect from a long-standing, client-focused insurance agency.

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