North Shore Habitat for Humanity

7 AFFORDABLE CONDOMINIUM UNITS
5, 12 & 14 Park Street
Peabody, Ma
TO BE SOLD BY LOTTERY TO ELIGIBLE HOME BUYERS
(5) 3-Bed, 1-1/2 Bath Units (TH-Duplex Style)
(1) 3-Bed, 1-1/2 Bath Fully Accessible 1st Floor Unit (Flat)
(1) 3-Bed, 1-1/2 Bath 2nd Floor Unit (Flat)
$125,000 1200 – 1400 Sq Ft. Apprx
Gross Annual Income Requirements:
Household Size Min Inc. Max Inc
1 $25,660 $38,580
2 $29,400 $44,100
3 $33,080 $49,020
4 $36,720 $55,080
5 $39,680 $59,520
6 $42,600 $63,900
0% HFH Program Financing Available & All other Habitat for Humanity Restrictions Apply as outlined in the application & information packet.
Info Session/Open House – 34 Main Street, Peabody 9/14, 6:30 – 8:30PM
Write To:
Habitat for Humanity, 215 Maple St, Lynn, Ma 01904
Or e-mail: homeowner@habitatforhumanity-northshore.com
Or Call 781-598-0310 For An Application & Information Packet MAILING ADDRESS MUST BE PROVIDED
Or Visit the Website @ habitat for humanity-northshore.com For additional information
APP. DEADLINE REC’D BY 10/4/10.

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Second Case of EEE in a Horse from Worcester County in 2010

BOSTON — The Department of Public Health (DPH) today reported a 3-year-old horse from Lancaster has been diagnosed with eastern equine encephalitis (EEE). EEE infection was confirmed by the State Laboratory Institute today. He developed symptoms on August 12 and died the following day. A horse from Warren, also in Worcester County, was diagnosed with EEE earlier this summer.
A Rhode Island resident was diagnosed with EEE this past weekend and was likely exposed to the virus in the area of southeastern Massachusetts designated as high risk. EEE is usually spread to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito. EEE is a serious disease in all ages and can even cause death.
“These horse cases bring our attention to the risk of human disease”, said DPH State Epidemiologist Dr. Alfred DeMaria. “Historically, Worcester County has been an area of low, but not zero, risk for EEE while WNV presents a greater risk. What this emphasizes is the need for people to take precautions against mosquitoes no matter where they live in Massachusetts.”
All arbovirus positive results from 2010 can be found on the Arbovirus Surveillance Information web page at www.mass.gov/dph/wnv.
People have an important role to play in protecting themselves and their loved ones from illnesses caused by mosquitoes.
Avoid Mosquito Bites
Be Aware of Peak Mosquito Hours. The hours from dusk to dawn are peak biting times for many mosquitoes. Consider rescheduling outdoor activities that occur during evening or early morning.
Clothing Can Help Reduce Mosquito Bites. Wearing long-sleeves, long pants and socks when outdoors will help keep mosquitoes away from your skin.
Apply Insect Repellent when outdoors. Use a repellent with DEET (N, N-diethyl-m-toluamide), permethrin, picaridin (KBR 3023), oil of lemon eucalyptus [p-methane 3, 8-diol (PMD)] or IR3535 according to the instructions on the product label. DEET products should not be used on infants under two months of age and should be used in concentrations of 30% or less on older children. Oil of lemon eucalyptus should not be used on children under three years of age.

Mosquito-Proof Your Home
Drain Standing Water. Mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water. Limit the number of places around your home for mosquitoes to breed by either draining or discarding items that hold water. Check rain gutters and drains. Empty any unused flowerpots and wading pools, and change water in birdbaths frequently.
Install or Repair Screens. Keep mosquitoes outside by having tightly-fitting screens on all of your windows and doors.

More information is available on the DPH website: www.mass.gov/dph/wnv. Information about WNV and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) is also available by calling the DPH recorded information line at 1-866-MASS-WNV (1-866-627-7968), or the Epidemiology Program at 617-983-6800.

Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH)

DPH Blog: http://publichealth.blog.state.ma.us/.

Speaking Event: Judith Gonyea, PhD – CÍRCULO DE CUIDADO

Judith Gonyea, PhD, Principle Investigator BU School of Social Work will speak for approximately 30 minutes on Circulo de Cuidado which is a five week program for Latino Families caring for a loved one with Dementia

Date:  Tuesday, August 17th,

Time: 11:00 a.m.

Place: Greater Lynn Senior Services D2 Conference Room

RSVP Cheryl Donnelly 781-599-0110 ext 512

Refreshments will be served.

Para familias latinas que cuidan a alguien con problemas de memoria For Latino Families Caring for Someone with Memory Problems Este es un grupo 5 semanas, dirigido por una trabajadora social hispanohablante, para familias latinas buscando un lugar seguro para: Aprender más sobre enejever y problemas de memoria, Ganar habilidades para manejar mejor el cuidado de su ser querido. This a 5-week group, led by a Spanish-speaking social worker, for Latino families looking for a warm place to: learn more about aging and memory problems, learn tools to better manage care for your loved one Este es un proyecto de investigación dirigido por la Escuela de Trabajo Social de la Universidad de Boston y financiado por la Alzheimer’s Association y la Fundación de Langeloth. La participación es gratis. NO hay requisitos de seguro médico. This is a research project conducted by Boston University School of Social Work and funded by the Alzheimer’s Association and the Langeloth Foundation. Participation is free. There are NO insurance requirements. Para más información contacte a: For more information contact: Esther Hill, MSW 617.353.9124 – ehill@bu.edu..

Senate Passes S. 3304 by Unanimous Consent

COAT celebrates the passage of the Twenty-first Century Communications
and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (S. 3304) by the U.S. Senate on
August 5, 2010, by unanimous consent.

Due to the extraordinary efforts of advocates across the country and
in Washington, DC, COAT secured a monumental step forward in
accessible technology.

Earlier this week, Senator Pryor (D-AR) introduced an amendment to improve S. 3304. S. 3304, as amended, was passed by U.S. Senate byunanimous consent. Like H.R. 3101, which was passed on July 26, 2010,S. 3304 will also require captioned television programs to be captioned when delivered over the Internet.  Authorize the FCC to require 7 hours per week of video description on the top 4 network channels and top 5 cable channels nationwide. Allocate up to $10 million per year for equipment used by individuals who are deaf-blind. Require televised emergency information to be accessible to individuals who are blind or have low vision. Require accessible advanced communications equipment and services, such as text messaging and e-mail. Require access to Internet services that are built-in to mobile telephone devices, like smart phones, if achievable. Require devices of any size to be capable of displaying closed captioning, delivering available video description, and making emergency information accessible. Require accessible user controls for televisions and set-top boxes, and easy access to closed captioning and video description.  And more.

For more information, see the section-by-section summary of what S.3304 (as amended) will do for us at http://www.coataccess.org/node/9776.

S. 3304 will now go to the House of Representatives. COAT supports and expects the House will pass S. 3304 soon..

NOAA NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RELEASES MID-YEAR FORECAST, CALLING FOR ACTIVE HURRICANE SEASON

FEMA Encourages Coastal State Residents to Ensure They’re Prepared, Visit Ready.gov

WASHINGTON – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Weather Service today issued its latest forecast for the 2010 Atlantic Hurricane Season, reaffirming its May forecast of an active Atlantic hurricane season.  In light of this latest forecast, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reminds Americans living in coastal states that the time is now to ensure their family is prepared for a hurricane or other emergency.

“FEMA continues to work across the administration and with our state and local partners to ensure they’re ready should a hurricane make landfall,” said FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate. “But we can only be as prepared as the public, so it’s important that families and businesses take steps now to be ready.  These include developing a communications plan, putting together a kit, and staying informed of the latest forecasts and local emergency plans.  You can’t control when a hurricane or other emergency may happen, but you can make sure you’re ready.”

The 2010 Atlantic hurricane season officially began June 1 and runs through November 30.  The Eastern Pacific season runs from May 15 through November 30.  Three named storms have formed in the Atlantic this year, including the first June hurricane to form in more than a decade.  The National Weather Service forecast released today predicted, with 70 percent probability:

·         14 to 20 Named Storms (top winds of 39 mph or higher), including:

·         8 to 12 Hurricanes (top winds of 74 mph or higher), of which:

·         4 to 6 could be Major Hurricanes (Category 3, 4 or 5; winds of at least 111 mph)

Read the most recent forecast from the National Weather Service.

Since before hurricane season started, FEMA personnel have been actively engaged with state and local officials in coastal states to ensure they have the support and resources necessary to prepare for and respond to a tropical storm or hurricane.  Coordination and planning this season has involved consideration of the effects that the BP oil spill could have on the response capabilities and recovery scenarios.

FEMA encourages everyone, regardless of whether they live in a hurricane-prone area, to take steps to ensure their family, homes and businesses are prepared for a possible emergency.  Important items to have ready in case of an emergency include a battery-powered radio (like a NOAA Weather Radio), flashlight, extra batteries, medicines, non-perishable food, hand-operated can opener, utility knife and first aid supplies. Important documents, such as medical records, contracts, property deeds, leases, banking records, insurance records and birth certificates, should be copied and kept in a safe place.

For more information on individual and family preparedness, visit www.Ready.gov.

Follow FEMA online at www.twitter.com/fema, www.facebook.com/fema, and www.youtube.com/fema.  Also, follow Administrator Craig Fugate’s activities at www.twitter.com/craigatfema.  The social media links provided are for reference only.  FEMA does not endorse any non-government websites, companies or applications.

 FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

 

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