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Mail Bag: Free Narcan Training, Sign Up Now for TBBL Buddy Basketball, New Jobs Posted

Get life-saving training and a tour of the Public Health Museum

TBBL’s Buddy Basketball program is back! Debuted in 2020, Buddy Basketball is a program where athletes with cognitive and/or physical challenges partner up with TBBL players and adult volunteers to play basketball.

Buddy Basketball will be held on Sunday afternoons at 1:00 PM in the Wynn Middle School beginning on 1/8/2023 and concluding on 3/12/2023

There will be no sessions on 2/12/2023 and 2/26/2023.

There is no cost for registering for Buddy Basketball, but everyone that wants to participate either as a volunteer or as an athlete must register on the TBBL website or by going to the links below.

Player Registration

Volunteer Registration

If there are any questions, please contact Diego Monteiro at

Front Line, in partnership with the Public Health Museum, will be presenting free, one hour Narcan training on two convenient dates: Thursday, Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 17 at 11 a.m. The museum will be open for tours after the trainings.

Overdoses can happen anywhere at any time. Be prepared. You could save a life. Register here.

Tewksbury has posted two new positions.

The Front Line Initiative is seeking a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training and Technical Assistance Center (TTAC) program coordinator who will be assigned to the Middlesex CIT and responsible for the regional coordination of CIT- TTAC services to their assigned towns and cities and for providing technical assistance to departments with an interest in implementing or expanding their CIT programs, which make connections among law enforcement, community partners and behavioral health partners.

Applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in mental health counseling, social work, forensic psychology, counseling psychology, rehabilitation counseling or a closely related field and a minimum of two years of experience managing and designing/implementing an adult education training program. Pay range is $50,000 – $55,000 plus paid sick leave; vacation; and contributory health, dental and life insurance.

If you’re more of an outdoors person, the town needs a Parks Maintenance Craftsperson to perform various types of manual labor related to the construction, maintenance, operation and repair of town infrastructure, facilities, buildings, grounds and equipment. Expect to operate a variety of motorized equipment such as dump trucks, snowplows, mowers and tractors and respond to emergency services calls/ alarms during working and non-working hours. The ability to maintain healthy athletic turf facilities and irrigation systems is a plus.

Candidates should have a valid Massachusetts CDL and 2b Hoisting License plus at least two years of relevant experience. The pay range is $52,205 – $72,661 plus plus paid sick leave; vacation; and contributory health, dental and life insurance.

Find these and other open positions on the town’s website.

These posts are from the great organizations around Tewksbury that provide updates to the Carnation.

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