Many of us remember the infamous “Blizzard of ’78”. As a teenager growing up in Revere, the lockdown inspired by that event is still vivid in my mind – school was canceled, our parents’ workplaces were closed, few people could travel anywhere, the army set up shop at the high school, and residents displaced from their homes were forced to live and sleep on cots in the gymnasium. It was a frightening and unsettled time in our communities. I also recall certain instances in my legal and business career when time seemed to standstill and our economy came to a screeching halt, just as it has now with the invasion of Coronavirus. We survived the Blizzard of ’78 by trudging to our nearby food store across snow that was level with the roofs of parked cars and transporting our groceries home by sled. Now, we do our shopping with masks and gloves, being careful to sanitize carts and avoid human contact. The parallels between that time and this one are obvious: this crisis will pass; we must pull together as a community; and we must ensure that life moves forward for us and our families.
Watching your child compete out in the field can be a great joy. It teaches them the importance of teamwork, cooperation, and sportsmanship, and it’s a great way for them to keep fit. But youth sports have a dark side too, with the children taking part in these sports suffering an estimated 2.5 million injuries each year.
Liability for a Pool-Related Accident
The summer in Massachusetts is hot. Not only are temperatures high but humidity levels are also elevated in Massachusetts and when the sun’s out, the thing that may feel best is a dip in the pool.
In fact, chances are you’ve already been to the pool a time or two this summer, especially if you’re a parent with young children. While the pool can be a great way to beat the heat, pools are also dangerous. Here’s a review of some of the dangers of swimming pools and what to do if you or your child is injured in a pool this summer–
Lynn, Massachusetts has evolved from the “city of sin” to a remarkable community that boasts diversity, cultural attractions, parks, ocean views, and a building renaissance. It is also a high traffic area given its close proximity to downtown Boston. Because of the traffic and a number of intersections rated as among the 200 most dangerous in the state, the city has experienced a high rate of accidents within its borders.Many of these accidents can be attributed to an increased number of motorists who text, speed, take unnecessary risks, and drink and drive.
Crosswalks are designed to get pedestrians from one side of the road to the other safely. Unfortunately, laws regarding crosswalks, the right of way, and yielding are often poorly understood, and this ignorance combined with negligence can lead to crosswalk pedestrian accidents in Lynn. Indeed, an article published in The Boston Globe highlights the recent surge in pedestrian accidents in both Massachusetts and the country.