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Westborough: American Red Cross blood drive

July 28th, 2014

Westborough – An American Red Cross blood drive will be held Thursday, July 31, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.,  at Bernie & Phyl’s Furniture, 272 Boston Tpke. (Route 9 east), Westborough.  This blood drive is open to the public, and residents from all surrounding towns are invited to participate.  Appointments are preferred, but walk-in [...]

Framingham: ERA Key Realty hosts block party

July 28th, 2014

Framingham – ERA Key Realty Services will be hosting a community block party Thursday, July 31, from 4 – 7 p.m., at 1661 Worcester Rd., Framingham. The event includes giveaways, a backpack drive to support kids in need, and much more. There will be free food samples, door prizes, activities and entertainment, music, community groups [...]

Hudson Market Basket joins the protest

July 27th, 2014

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Hudson – Bernice and Sally, employees of the Hudson Market Basket, collect signatures July 25 for a petition that reads in part, “After the recent ouster of our beloved CEO, we need your help to get him back.” Meanwhile, thousands of employees and customers attended a rally that same day in Tewksbury to show support [...]

Yoga on the Common benefits food pantry

July 26th, 2014

Marlborough – Local yoga instructor Tory Nash will conduct a yoga class at Union Common in downtown Marlborough Friday, Aug. 8, from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. The class is free but donations are encouraged and will be donated to the Marlborough Community Cupboard that provides food to the needy. All levels are welcome. In the event of rain [...]

Carl D. Vollink, 87, of Marlborough

July 25th, 2014

Marlborough – Carl D. Vollink, 87, of Marlborough, formerly of Hudson, died Thursday, July 24, 2014 at The Reservoir Center in Marlborough. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Doris (Eye) Vollink of Marlborough. Carl was born and raised in Archer, Iowa, son of the late Charles and Mern Vollink. He spent most [...]

Pro-Tech Pest Control: Professional service to treat all kinds of pest problems

July 25th, 2014

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“We’re in the pest control business, and we solve and prevent pest problems for businesses and homeowners. We deal with mice, ants, cockroaches, hornets and wasps; bedbugs are the new thing,” said Brian White, owner of Pro-Tech Pest Control, who has been working in the industry for 28 years and started this business 24 years ago. The company serves customers in the Metrowest area and Worcester County.”

‘Summer brothers’ return for Fresh Air visit

July 25th, 2014

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Marlborough – For the past five years, David and Elaine Ritter have opened their homes and hearts to two young boys from Brooklyn, N.Y.,, DeJohn and Delavonte, as part of the “Fresh Air Fund.”

Shrewsbury resident dances his way to Radio City Music Hall Christmas production

July 25th, 2014

Sam Quinn will soon be dancing in the Radio City Music Hall’s Christmas Spectacular.

Shrewsbury – Sam Quinn, 22, recently signed a contract with Radio City Music Hall to join the cast as a dancer with the Radio City Christmas Spectacular National Tour. The 2009 Shrewsbury High School (SHS) graduate is a 2012 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Arizona, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in dance.

Council pushes to retain control of telecom requests

July 25th, 2014

By Joan F. Simoneau, Community Reporter Marlborough – The Marlborough City Council is sending a strong message to the state’s Joint Conference Committee on Economic Legislation regarding requests from telecommunications companies.  At the July 21 council meeting, Councilor-at-Large Katie Robey introduced a resolution expressing concern and asking that local control over wireless infrastructure placement, construction, [...]

IPG Photonics seeking tax concession

July 25th, 2014

By Joan F. Simoneau, Community Reporter Marlborough – A high-tech company that develops and manufactures high performance lasers has requested the city grant it a tax concession through the Tax Increment Financing (TIF) program. The request was presented to the City Council via a communication from Mayor Arthur Vigeant at the council’s July 21 meeting. [...]

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