Friday, March 22, 2013
Employees at the drugstores who don't report will face increased rates.
What would you do if you went in to work one day and your employer told you that you needed to report your weight, body fat and glucose levels or your insurance costs would jump by $600 a year? CVS employees -- including those in Medfield -- are dealing with that very issue right now, according to the Boston Herald. "This is an incredibly coercive and invasive thing to ask employees to do,” Patient Privacy Rights founder Dr. Deborah Peel told the Herald, adding that mounting health care costs have made these policies increasingly common. According to the Herald's report, CVS Caremark employs 200,000 workers and all of them are being required to report their metrics by May 1. The company has dubbed the request “a health screening and …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Here's a look at the Medfield safety log for Jan. 25 and Jan. 26.
Friday, Jan. 25 12:48 p.m., Wight Street. Caller reported water coming from the side of the house. Police and Fire noted it was a broken pipe and turned off the water to the pipe. 2:10 p.m., Ledgetree Road. Caller out for a walk reported a black lab running around the area. Animal Control was notified and was en route. 2:35 p.m., Indian Hill Road. Caller said that someone had stolen some tools from his pickup truck sometime between 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 24. 2:43 p.m., Newport Lane. Someone called the Fire Department to report "some kind of alarm going off" in the neighborhood. Medfield Ambulance reported it was a faulty smoke detector. 3:04 p.m., Eastmount Road. Caller reported "some kind of bird" in his back yard that was …
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Medfield Police.
Have you seen this person? Each week, Patch will feature a different outstanding criminal case from a local police department. All information is courtesy of MassMostWanted.com. Theft - Case No. 110602 Oct. 12, 2011 CVS on Main Street in Medfield Case Details: On Oct. 12, 2011, a man entered the CVS on Main Street in Medfield and left with a bag filled with baby formula. Police describe the suspect as about 40 years old, and heavy set. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Medfield Police at 508-359-2315.
Monday, December 31, 2012
Check out Patch's classified section.
With all this snow, you might be thinking, "I need a shorter commute." If so, check out Patch's Classified section for jobs in Medfield (and other towns in the Boston metropolitan area). Whether you're looking for a part-time job as a lacrosse coach, teacher, or customer service associate, or you're looking for a full-time job with a bank, medical office, or landscape designer, the Patch job listings may have just what you're looking for to shorten your commute. Good luck.
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Here's a look at jobs available in and around the town of Medfield.
Looking to change jobs or maybe take on a part-time job? Here's a quick look at some positions open in the Medfield area. Click here for our full Classifieds/Jobs listing. For more information, click here.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Here's where to get an influenza vaccine, how to recognize symptoms and what to know about treatment if you get sick.
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Friday, December 14, 2012
Flu season is coming early in parts of the United States: This time last year, flu cases were lower in the Boston-area than they are now, according to data on Google's Flu Trends. (Medfield-specific data is not available on Flu Trends.) Overall in Massachusetts, activity is considered high now, while it was considered low at this time in 2011, according to Flu Trends. If you're considering getting a flu shot, here are some places in and near Medfield that offer the vaccine (besides your own doctor, of course): CVS, 555 Main Street, Medfield Osco Pharmacy, 230 Main Street, Medfield For more locations, enter your zip code into the widget in this article. According to this week's CDC Flu activity report, influenza levels are on the increase …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
In this column, you ask and Patch answers.
Last week (and again over the weekend), a frustrated Patch parker asked, "What's up with the new CVS parking lot? It's new and improved with nice landscaping, but is it me or is it a nightmare to park?" According to Planning Board documents, the new configuration has 71 spaces which is six fewer than before the CVS renovation. When the Planning Board asked if fewer spaces would suffice, this was their response: The average peak period parking demand has been calculated for the weekday and Saturday peak periods for all of the proposed land uses on the site including the CVS pharmacy, Palumbo Liquors, Subway, and Citizens Bank. The average parking demand rates from the 4th Edition of the ITE Parking Generation publication for each of the …
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Medfield's Historic District Commission met with Michael Cavallo, a Dunkin' Donuts franchise owner on Tuesday to review plans to convert the former Friendly's building to an "upscale Dunkin' Donuts." Both sides plan to meet again on June 5.
Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owner Michael Cavallo has filed an application with the Medfield Historic District Commission for a certificate of appropriateness – a signoff required before obtaining a building permit with the town. Cavallo, of Sharon, owns several Dunkin’ Donuts, including the one at Medfield Commons, and is interested in converting the former Friendly’s building on 563 Main St. into an “upscale Dunkin’ Donuts,” according to HDC officials. “They filed an application with us and during the presentation they gave us copies of what the building will look like … Although they didn’t discuss it, I had heard from others that this is going to be an upscale Dunkin’ Donuts, that they’re trying to compete with Starbucks,” said HDC member…
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Here's a look at the top 10 Redbox movie rentals in Medfield from April 22-27.
Are you looking to relax after a long week at work? Is there a movie you've wanted to see that's finally out on DVD? If so, stop by your local Redbox at the Shaw's in Shaw's Plaza on Main Street or in the CVS parking lot on Main Street. Check out what your neighbors in Medfield are renting through Redbox. There's a new top Redbox rental in Medfield this week as "Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol" bumped "The Descendants" from Medfield's most rented movie. Redbox's synopsis of "Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol": Blamed for the terrorist bombing of the Kremlin, IMF operative Ethan Hunt is disavowed along with the rest of the agency when the President initiates "Ghost Protocol." Left without any resources or backup, Ethan must find a way …
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Here's a look at the top 10 Redbox movie rentals in Medfield from April 15-21.
Are you looking to relax after a long week at work? Is there a movie you've wanted to see that's finally out on DVD? If so, stop by your local Redbox at the Shaw's in Shaw's Plaza on Main Street or in the CVS parking lot on Main Street. Check out what your neighbors in Medfield are renting through Redbox. For the second straight week, "The Descendants" is the top rented Redbox movie in town. Redbox's synopsis of "The Descendants": Matt King, a husband and father of two girls, must re-examine his past and navigate his future when his wife is in a boating accident off Waikiki. He awkwardly attempts to repair his relationship with his daughters - 10 year-old precocious Scottie and rebellious 17 year-old Alexandra - while wrestling with a …