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Shrewsbury projects keep officials, contractors busy

November 7th, 2016

Olde Shrewsbury Village (Christmas Tree Shop Plaza

Shrewsbury – If you have traveled on Route 9 through Shrewsbury recently, no doubt you have seen the initial work being done at Lakeway Commons, the new mixed-use development being built at the site of the former Spag’s building on Boston Turnpike (Route 9). And while that is certainly a major project, there is a lot of other activity keeping builders, contractors and town officials busy, as well.

Women leaders thriving at Mirick O’Connell

November 5th, 2016

Mirick O’Connell’s Diane Power, executive director, and Joan Vorster, partner, at the firm’s 100th anniversary celebration in June.

By Valerie Franchi, Contributing Writer   Region – It’s not unusual today to find women in all types of careers; it is more uncommon, however, to find them in leadership roles. When Diane Power and Joan Vorster embarked on their careers decades ago, they were considered trailblazers in their fields. Now they are again proving […]

Avidia Bank expands Residential Lending Department

November 2nd, 2016

Andrew Nawrocki. Photo/submitted

Region – Avidia Bank has expanded its Residential Lending Department in preparation for the new Avidia Financial Center slated to open by the end of 2016. The center, located at 17 Pope St. in Hudson, will house offices for Residential Lending, LPL Financial Services and commercial loan officers, in addition to a retail banking space. […]

Modern Dentistry to offer free dental clinic for veterans

November 1st, 2016

Dr. YiChen (Jenn) Wei and Dr. Mehdi Karimipour, with their daughter


Shrewsbury – As a way to thank local veterans, Modern Dentistry of Shrewsbury is proud to announce that it will be hosting a free Dental Day for veterans on Saturday, Nov. 12.

The clinic will be overseen by Dr. Mehdi Karimipour (known as Dr. Mehdi) and his wife, Dr. YiChen (Jenn) Wei, who both joined Modern Dentistry and Dr. Todd Pizzi this past summer. Both doctors have extensive experience and years of dental specialty training. In addition, Dr. Mehdi has trained at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Birmingham, Ala., which has given him an intimate perspective on the needs of those who have served in the military.

Checkerboards Restaurant & Bar: Great food, friendly environment and reasonable prices

October 27th, 2016

The Checkerboards Restaurant & Bar staff. Photo/submitted

Hudson – Going out to eat on a Friday night can sometimes be frustrating because a restaurant may be really crowded, resulting in the service and quality of food suffering. But that is not the case at Checkerboards Restaurant & Bar in Hudson.

Shrewsbury Federal Credit Union supports innovation in Shrewsbury schools

October 26th, 2016

Shrewsbury Superintendent Dr. Joseph Sawyer (left) and Jim DuPont, CEO of Shrewsbury Federal Credit Union (right), with Paton School fourth-graders. Photos/Melanie Petrucci

Shrewsbury – Jim DuPont, CEO of Shrewsbury Federal Credit Union (SFCU), paid a visit to Mary Beth Leifer’s fourth-grade classroom at the Walter J. Paton Elementary School Oct. 18.

Community Business Leaders – Oct. 28, 2016

October 26th, 2016


Click on the link to learn more about the business leaders in our local communities.

Luce Brothers Floor Covering: Floors you love, service you expect

October 26th, 2016

(l to r) Dave, Steve and Keith Luce (Ken is missing from photo). Photo/Jane Keller Gordon

Marlborough – It’s definitely a family affair at Luce Brothers Floor Covering, located in the Twin Bro Plaza on Route 20, near the Marlborough-Northborough line. Four good-natured brothers—Keith, Steve, Dave and Ken—have followed in the footsteps of their late father Earle, who ran a flooring business out of a van.

Your Home – Oct. 14, 2016

October 20th, 2016


Click on the link to read some helpful and informative articles on how you can prepare your home and yard for the upcoming winter months. And be sure to check out some of the many great deals from our local advertisers!

Shrewsbury chiropractor Dr. Ryan Messina seeks to relieve your pain

October 19th, 2016


Shrewsbury – Growing up in Attleboro, Mass., Dr. Ryan Messina was an avid football player and amateur strongman. As a sophomore in high school, he was the third strongest lightweight teen in the country. At the time, he could bench press 315 pounds, lift 485 pounds squatting, lift 550 pounds deadlifting, and lift 225 pounds over his head. He weighed 180 pounds at the time.

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