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A milestone in the war over the true state of cod

April 3, 2017 by


By David Abel For years, fishermen from Gloucester to New Bedford have accused the federal government of relying on faulty science to assess the health of the region’s cod population, a fundamental flaw that has greatly exaggerated its demise, they say, and led officials to wrongly ban nearly all fishing of the iconic species. The […]

A Methuen MA elementary school is closed due to a stomach virus

January 15, 2016 by


By Kristi Palma School officials closed Timony Grammar School in Methuen Friday due to a stomach virus, according to a school district statement. Timony is the only school in the district that is closed. Methuen School District Superintendent Judith Scannell told the Boston Herald 142 students were out sick Wednesday, and 186 students and 32 […]

Burtons Grill Celebrates Celiac Awareness Month with Special Menu

June 16, 2014 by


Sponsored Advertorial Burtons Grill celebrates Celiac Awareness Month Burtons Grill, LLC, a casual upscale restaurant chain based in the North East, is celebrating Celiac Awareness Month in May with a menu of Burtons favorites that are typically not gluten sensitive. Featuring gluten-friendly dishes and dessert Burtons Grill will be featuring dishes such as a traditional […]

MA Shuts Down Several Oyster Beds for Vibrio; Recall Ordered

August 31, 2013 by


The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game, Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) announced the closure of oyster beds in Plymouth Harbor, Kingston Bay, Duxbury Bay, Bluefish River and Back River in the towns of Plymouth, Kingston, Duxbury and Marshfield following an outbreak of Vibrio parahaemolyticus (Vp) tied […]

Fish Fraud Criticized By Sen. Barbara Boxer, 500 Restaurateurs

October 25, 2012 by


by Joe Satran In the past year year, two major reports — one conducted throughout the country by seafood watch group Oceana and the other conducted in the Boston metro area by the Boston Globe — found that a shockingly large share of the seafood sold in both grocery stores and restaurants comes from a […]