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Ocean State Job Lot donates to Worcester County Food Bank

March 26th, 2014

This 18-wheeler was a welcome sight March 25 as it came bearing 40,000 of donations from the Ocean State Job Lot headquarters in North Kingstown, R.I.

Shrewsbury – An Ocean State Job Lot tractor-trailer brought 40,000 pounds of donations to the Worcester County Food Bank on Route 9 in Shrewsbury March 25.

“It’s Christmas in March,” food bank Executive Director Jean McMurray said.

“It translates into just over 17,000 meals. For us to get this kind of support, we would have to get it from multiple sources,” she said.

Wegmans announces leadership team for new store

March 24th, 2014

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Region – Wegmans Food Markets has announced that Marlborough resident Ed Swantek will be part of the leadership team responsible for opening and managing the second Wegmans store to be opened in Massachusetts. The team consists of the store manager, chef, pharmacy manager, and area managers, who each oversee multiple departments in the store. The [...]

Program to be held for caregivers for those with memory loss

March 24th, 2014

Region – The Metrowest Alzheimer’s Partnership will present “Memory Loss is a Family Affair” Saturday, April 5, at the Callahan Senior Center, 535 Union Ave., Framingham. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. with light refreshments. The program runs from 10 to 11 a.m. The speaker is Dr. John Zeisel, president and co-founder of the Hearthstone Alzheimer’s [...]

Batta named to Marlborough Savings Bank executive board

March 24th, 2014

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Marlborough  – Marlborough Savings Bank (MSB) has announced that Jeffrey J. Batta  has been named to its executive board. With 35 years in the motor vehicles industry, Batta has held positions in marketing, sales, and management at Nissan Motor Corporation, Susquehanna Valley Nissan, Frost Cadillac, Toyota Motor Distributors, and Marlboro Nissan. He has been president [...]

St. Mary’s Credit Union offers grants to low-income homebuyers

March 24th, 2014

Marlborough – St. Mary’s Credit Union has been notified of its approval to participate in the 2014 Equity Builder Program by the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB). The program provides grants to households with incomes at or below 80 percent of the area median income with down-payment, closing-cost, home-buyer counseling, and rehabilitation assistance.

Grants are available up to $15,000 and they are available to eligible households on a first-come, first-served, homebuyer-by-homebuyer basis until the credit union’s enrollment authority or the pool is exhausted. The maximum amount is not guaranteed.

Business briefs, March 21 edition

March 20th, 2014

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SHARC ‘pedals to end cancer’ Shrewsbury – On March 2 Shrewsbury Health & Racquet Club (SHARC) inspired others as they hosted “Pedal to End Cancer,” raising over $2,500 for the American Cancer Society. Family, friends, and the community came together within the SHARC facility for the 3-hour indoor cycling fundraiser to support the services of [...]

SpencerBANK named preferred lender by SBA

March 18th, 2014

K. Michael Robbins, president and CEO of SpencerBANK; Robert H. Nelson, district director and Michelle Genovese, lender relations specialist of the SBA Massachusetts District Office; Stephen M. Quink, vice president/commercial loan officer; Randal D. Webber, executive vice president & chief lending officer; and Michael J. Quink, senior vice president/commercial division manager of SpencerBANK

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Spencer – SpencerBANK has earned the distinction of Preferred Lender status from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). As a Preferred Lender, SpencerBANK has the ability to make final decisions on SBA loans, which streamlines the approval process. SpencerBANK earned Preferred Lender status by demonstrating its expertise in working with the SBA on its various [...]

Greyhound Friends: Hopkinton group helps rescued dogs find homes

March 14th, 2014

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Hopkinton—Rescuing dogs—greyhounds from the racing industry and hounds of other types from states with overpopulations—has been the mission of Greyhound Friends for over 30 years. The other half of that mission is placing these dogs in homes where they will be loved and cared for.

Business briefs, March 14 edition

March 13th, 2014

Laura Brennan, children's librarian at the Northborough Free Library, holds pajamas that were donated during the drive. Photo/submitted

Mirick O’Connell supports pajama drive Northborough – The law firm of Mirick O’Connell held a “$5 Jeans Day” fundraiser Feb. 14 in support of the Northborough Free Library’s pajamas drive. Employees were allowed to wear jeans if they made a donation to the library’s participation in a state-wide drive to collect pajamas for children in [...]

Seniors page, March 7 edition

March 10th, 2014

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Here is the seniors page for the March 7 edition: Open publication – Free publishing







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