News Briefs

WATER Pipe breaks  on Oak Island rd.

Water service has been restored after a water break on Oak Island Road last Thursday around 4 p.m. The impact was felt on  Woodland Road, Hansen Terrace, Flint Street. View Street, Putnam Road, Maggi Road and Lynnview Street, as well as possibly parts of Glendale Street.

Department of Public Works notified the city that a blown water valve in Oak Island required a temporary shutdown of water service. The valve was replaced and crews restored water service fairly quickly. It took about 60-90 minute to repair.

Water service went out 4:30 PM and was out until repairs were completed.

Learning the warning signs of drug abuse

Narconon reminds families that abuse of heroin and opiod drugs has become a national health crisis. Learn to recognize the signs of heroin abuse and get your loved ones help if they are at risk.

Visit to learn about the overdose reversing drug known as naloxone and find out its availability in your state.


Narconon can help you take steps to overcome addiction in your family. Call today for free screenings or referrals. 1- 800-431-1754

Hospice training to start in February

Care Dimensions, formerly Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston, will hold training classes for those interested in becoming direct patient service volunteers for the nonprofit organization. The eight-week training program will be held on Thursdays, beginning February 9, from 9 a.m. to noon, and will run through March 30. Classes will be held at the Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty Street, Danvers. For more information or to register, please contact Fran Clements, volunteer coordinator, at (978) 750-9349 or [email protected]

If working with patients and their families is not the right fit for you, there are a variety of other important ways you can contribute, such as providing administrative office support or assisting with fundraising events.  Please contact us to explore which options may match your interests.

With Heartfelt Thanks from Haiti

Father David Fontaine from St. Joseph Parish in L’Asile, Haiti, has sent sincere thanks to Father Jim Barry and all the friends and parishioners of Our Lady of Grace Parish (Chelsea/Everett) and St. May of Assumption Parish (Revere) for their recent donations to his communities in Haiti.   Our Lady of Grace and St. Mary of Assumption recently raised $35,000 to help L’Asile recover from Hurricane Matthew.

In October 2016, when Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti – one of the world’s poorest countries still suffering from the 2010 earthquake, it destroyed homes, clinics, churches, crops, and soil.  Roads and bridges were washed out; communication was wiped out to many regions of the island for weeks.  People were left without food and potable water.  In short, this was a complete disaster to people who had worked hard for the little they actually owned.

With $35,000 from these two parishes, Father David has purchased food for Christmas distribution and for a holiday dinner for 200 people.  He is buying seeds for planting gardens that provide much needed food for families.  He has distributed metal (tin) roofs for 400 homes and cement for 200 home reconstructions.  They are also repairing the church and smaller countryside chapels.

Father David’s church-sponsored school provides a meal each day for the students.  This means that students are receiving essential nutrition while at school.

Father David has sent his gratitude to all the friends of Haiti here in Chelsea, Everett, and Revere and neighboring communities.  The fundraising by these parishes has become a ray of life and hope in the midst of all this suffering.

To offer a donation or for information, please call Father Jim Barry at 617-884-0030 or 781-284-5252.


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