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Local nonprofit pulls a jet for MS

October 22nd, 2013

Members of "Team Binkeez" stand in front of the FedEx 727 jet that they pulled to raise money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. (Photos/Robert Desrosiers)

Region – “Team Binkeez,” a group of friends and volunteers of Binkeez for Comfort, was one of 30 teams that participated in “Pulling for Love, Hope, and Comfort” to raise money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Led by founder Susan Posterro, the team pulled a 727 jet at Rhode Island's T.F. Green Airport Oct. […]

Southborough resident to receive Heart of Gold Award

October 22nd, 2013

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Southborough ? Southborough resident Elizabeth L.B. Greene, partner at Mirick O”Connell law firm, is the recipient of the American Heart Association's 2013 Heart of Gold award. Greene will be presented with the honor at the organization's inaugural Heart of the Commonwealth event Saturday, Oct. 26, at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston. The Heart of […]

Local military students complete rigorous programs

September 6th, 2013

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Region – Four local residents recently completed “Plebe Summer” at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.: Navy Midshipman Joseph E. Maranto, son of Joyce R. and Samuel J. Maranto of Shrewsbury, a 2013 graduate of Saint John's High School; Navy Midshipman Michael S. Hoffman, a 2013 graduate of Saint Mark's High School; ?Navy Midshipman […]

Charter organizes ‘Major You’ back to school sweepstakes

August 28th, 2013

Worcester – Charter is gearing up for its big rush as thousands of students living in off-campus housing seek to get connected with high speed internet, video, and phone services. Students can also learn about new innovations, such as applications that allow students to take “TV anywhere” with their mobile devices. Charter's Senior Vice President […]

Westborough father ‘on par’ to maintain his giving ways

August 27th, 2013

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Westborough – While Roy Meyer spends his week as the director of Software Quality Assurance at CA Technologies, much of his spare time is spent helping others.

Meyer has lived in Westborough for the past 22 years with his wife, Nancy, and their children, Brian, 25, and Katie, 23. Katie, who was born with Down syndrome, started participating with the Shrewsbury Special Olympics when she was six years old. Today, she is a member of the Special Olympics ski and golf teams. She has also participated in swimming, gymnastics, soccer and basketball events. Meyer, who has coached the Shrewsbury Special Olympics golf and ski teams (five and 10 years respectively), has been an avid advocate for Special Olympics Massachusetts (SOMA).

Ziegler, Bloom announce engagement

August 22nd, 2013

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Westborough – Alyssa Ziegler and Barry P. Bloom are happy to announce their engagement. Alyssa is the daughter of the late Ernie and Debbie Ziegler and grew up in Elmont, N.Y. She is a graduate of Northeastern Law School and is employed by Ropes and Gray in Manhattan. Barry, the son of Bill and Karen […]

Local teens attend YMCA festival in Prague

August 21st, 2013

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Region – Four teenage members of the Boroughs Family Branch YMCA in Westborough have lots of stories to share about their summer vacation. They were among thousands of young people from across the world who attended the YMCA “Love 2 Live” European Festival from Aug. 4 to 10 in Prague, Czech Republic. The festival is held once every five years.

Hudson family to walk for Autism Speaks

August 12th, 2013

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Hudson – According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network, about 1 in 88 children is currently identified with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

WYFS Congratulates Recent Graduates of Babysitting Courses

July 29th, 2013

Back Row (l to r): Rhea Balasubramanian, Tara Dupree, Paige Keeler, Mary McCormack, Ellen Lawrence, Carolyn McDermott, Jaqueline Colon, Instructor Betheda Shuman. Front Row (l to r): Hanjie Li, Audrey Didier, Allison Casten, Samantha Stucchi, Haley Thrush.

Westborough – Westborough Youth & Family Services would like to congratulate the recent graduates of its American Red Cross Babysitting class. Red Cross certified instructor and WYFS counselor Betheda Shuman ran the nine-hour program during the week of July 15.?Babysitter trainees learned about a variety of topics including how to care for infants and children, […]

2012 Trivia Bee champs ready for this year's competition

July 29th, 2013

The 2012 Trivia Bee winners, representing Westborough Little League and Softball, are (l to r) Jon McGrath, Laurie Nagi, and Rob Nagi. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – The team from the Westborough Little League and Softball were the champions of the 2012 Westborough Education Foundation (WEF) Trivia Bee. Represented by Rob Nagi, Laurie Nagi, and Jon McGrath, the winners were presented with the trophy July 21 at the Westborough Little League's Family Fun Day fundraiser for the Jimmy Fund. The […]

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