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As if you don’t have enough on your plate – a Monday Morning Update: Children’s Tylenol, Baby Gap and Graco recalls and MWRA boil water order still in effect.

mwra breach capability mom blogI have to say, the stores I have been to since the water main broke have been civilised, no pushing or knocking each other over for the last Poland Spring gallon. People are concerned but seem to be taking it in stride and I have had a few (!) conversations about this.  Here is the latest from boston.com.  Click here for the information for Newton and here for a story about how businesses are coping with the boil water order.

Nice for the water companies that this is their Super Bowl  – even I, who posted this  The Story of Bottled Water just bought three cases worth.

As for the product recall for Children’s liquid Tylenol –  Here is McNeil’s Press Release :

http://www.mcneilproductrecall.com/page.jhtml?id=/include/new_recall.inc

McNeil offers a phone number for consumers to call: 1-888-222-6036 and on Monday through Friday 8 AM to 10 PM EST and Saturday and Sunday 9 AM to 5 PM EST. You can also visit the website http://www.mcneilproductrecall.com.
Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/abraham/detail?entry_id=62614#ixzz0mscwk4v0

There are two other recalls – Pragmatic Mom has the scoop – one from Baby Gap (infant swimsuits) and Graco (drop side cribs).

Off to clean my counters with…pond water? Just kidding…Disinfectant spray.

Casinos? Two casinos? What ARE they thinking?!

From today’s Boston Globe  – House OK’s casinos, slots

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2010/04/15/house_oks_casinos_slots/

Then, some voices of reason –  from Gail Spector – Editor – Newton Tab

http://www.wickedlocal.com/newton/features/x998216896/When-the-casino-opened-the-odds-were-against-my-family

from Ruth Balser -State Representative of Massachusetts

http://www.boston.com/yourtown/newton/articles/2010/04/14/house_lining_up_for_gambling_bill/

and from another TAB article: “slots are the biggest rip-off of all, and an estimated 80 percent of the revenue in gambling comes from slots. Testimony before Balser’s committee by MIT sociologist Dr. Natasha Schull indicated that, “Every feature of gambling machines — mathematical structure, visual graphics, sound dynamics, seating and screen ergonomics — is geared to increase ‘time on device’ and encourage gamblers to ‘play to extinction,’ as the industry jargon goes (in other words, until their funds are depleted.)”

Just who do they think are playing the slots? I am distressed (actually I am angry) that this bill has gone this far and I am going to contact the Governor and State Senators. Okay, so who am I? Just some Mommy Blogger who thinks casinos are a bad idea – I tried to make it easy with the links below – Let me know if you have any technical issues.

Contact  Governor Deval Patrick Contact us – Office of the Governor.

Senator John Kerry
Click here to email Senator Kerry

Boston
One Bowdoin Square
Tenth Floor
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 565-8519 – Phone
(617) 248-3870 – Fax

Springfield
Springfield Federal Building
1550 Main Street
Suite 304
Springfield, MA 01103-1427
(413) 785-4610 – Phone
(413) 736-1049 – Fax

Fall River
222 Milliken Place
Suite 312
Fall River, MA 02721
(508) 677-0522 – Phone (508) 677-0275 – Fax

Senator Scott P. Brown
State House, Room 410
Boston, MA 02133

Scott.P.Brown@state.ma.us

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