The translation devices, called Pocketalk, will be distributed to 15 city departments to help non-English speaking Melrose residents.

Thanks to grant funding from MelroseWakefield Hospital/Tufts Medicine and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, a total of 15 City departments now have hand-held Pocketalk translation devices, and on May 24, employees from these departments were trained on how to use them to better serve residents whose primary language is not English by Health and Human Services Department staff Kara Showers and Collin MacGowan, and intern Shayla Gravell, a Tufts University student.

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