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My name is Richard Sheingold. I am a Cambridge resident who enjoys sports, comedy and writing stories about interesting people I know! I'm glad to be a part of the NeighborMedia team.


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Back in the day when you were diagnosed with a mental illness, at the very least it was chronic with no hope for recovery. Most people ended up in a state hospital. These people most of the time were housed with only food and sleep. Cigarettes were very very popular because patients used them to soothe their feelings. It was very rare that a mentally ill patient became well enough to go home and back to work. Although, there always was an exception to the rule.

The last two things I will guide you on are fitness pointers and nutrition. As always, be sure to talk with your health care professional about your respiratory care needs and breathing techniques. People with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, who use low intensity exercise routines, may bring positive results.


Your doctor will plan your treatment and may recommend that you meet with a respiratory therapist. These therapists evaluate and treat and care for patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or COPD. One treatment they use is pursed-lip breathing. It is a simple breathing exercise. This is valuable as you can use it anytime or anywhere.

1. Relax your neck and shoulder muscles.

2. Breathe in slowly through your nose to a count of two keeping mouth closed.

3. Purse your lips as if whistling.

4. Breathe out slowly counting to four.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD, is more than just a serious lung disease. It cannot be cured but it can be treated. The common cause of COPD is repeated exposure to cigarette smoking. Over time symptoms slowly get worse. This is one of the reasons you should quit smoking. Quitting smoking is the key. It is the most effective way to stop the developing of COPD. If you have been diagnosed with the disease quitting can slow down its development. It is never to late to quit.

How does quitting smoking help?


I’ve been curious  about the venue that they call “The Lily Pad” I set up an interview
With Dan. He is one of the volunteer workers at this establishment. Dan and jesse are two volunteers who work for the owner; a gentleman named Gil Aharon. Jesse is in charge of booking the lily Pad for music and comedy acts. If you ;are interested in a gig you could enter the following bookthelilypad@gmail, com and Jesse will find and opening for you.

After approximately 17 years in Inman Square, Stellabella has recently announced that they will be closing its doors soon. not only in Inman Square but in its store in Dedham as well.When will they officially close its stores? Mr. Rick Henry, the owner, the owner, says it should be from four to six weeks. The closing  depends on the rate of sale of the remaining merchandise.

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With Depression and anxiety as well as other mental health diagnoses reaching high levels it is good to have facilities such as Vinfen in the Cambridge area. I wanted to find out more about how Vinfen operated, so I had an interview with Kacie who works for Vinfen.Her title for Vinfen is called clinical coordinator, she heard of Vinfen while searching the internet for a position in mental Health after receiving her graduate degree from Salem State University in Ma. Her official degree she holds is of a masters degree in Mental Health counseling

Rick is a veteran little league coach in the North Cambridge Little baseball League. He is well respected by other coaches and parents as well as players from all teams. He has been a coach from the turn of the century until now. When asked about the minors and majors and what is the main difference between the two, he said that in the minors a coach does a lot of teaching. When in a tryout which only lasts about 5 minutes a minor leaguer is chosen in a very short period. When a minor leaguer goes to tryout for the majors, a major league coach knows a lot about the player already.

Eddie Poirier is probably best known among longtime Cambridge softball players. Anyone who knows anything about softball in New England would know about him. But for those of you who don't, let me tell you about this local legend.

I was fortunate to meet the director Karen Brown and the communication liason Zoey. they were extremely helpful in the interview about the state of the art modern library built less than ten years ago