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Marlborough Italian-American proudly shares his cultural heritage and language

March 14th, 2017

Marlborough – Boyhood memories of Sunday afternoons in New Kensington, Pa., will always have a special place in Bob Alessio’s heart. They were filled with the warmth of home-cooked Italian cuisine, the music of Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra and, above all, “famiglia” (family).

Angels at St. Anne’s offer multitude of services

March 13th, 2017

Shrewsbury – No halos or wings are in sight. The angels at St. Anne’s Human Services look like ordinary people, but they’re not. They give of their time and talents running a complicated, many-faceted operation to serve the needs of their community.

Friendly phone chats uplift Hudson seniors’ spirit

March 13th, 2017

Hudson – A number of seniors in Hudson have found a simple way to avoid loneliness. They’re enjoying friendly phone calls with Alexandria “Alex” Boule, a 2013 Hudson High School alum.

Marlborough middle school art teacher is ‘exceptional’

March 13th, 2017

Marlborough – Tim Chaves, an art teacher at 1LT Charles W. Whitcomb Middle School, is the recipient of the 2017 Exceptional New Art Educator of the Year award, given by the Massachusetts Art Education Association (MAEA). He received the award at a special ceremony held in November at Lesley University in Cambridge.

Marlborough native honored at basketball shootout

March 13th, 2017

Marlborough – Longtime Marlborough resident and beloved Metrowest basketball referee Bill Miller earned posthumous recognition Feb. 18 at the latest running of an event he helped found – the Officials vs. Cancer Three-point Shootout.

Local lawyer leads New England First Amendment Coalition (NEFAC)

March 13th, 2017

Westborough – When Justin Silverman, now 36, was a senior at Syracuse University, he and some other students were arrested during a racous celebration of the school’s 2003 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship. Silverman was offered the same deal as the others: stay out of trouble for a year and pay for damages. He, however, wasn’t a reveler; he was a reporter.

Kickoff fundraiser set for Congenital Heart Walk

March 11th, 2017

Region – Personal reasons compel Dolores Edgren of Southborough to support the Adult Congenital Heart Association and Children’s Heart Foundation, which are the benefiting charities of the Congenital Heart Walk – Boston. Her daughter Kim Edgren of North Grafton is a congenital heart defect survivor and chair of the walk since its inception in 2012.

Avidia donates to Assabet Robotics Team

March 11th, 2017

Region – Avidia Bank recently donated $1,000 to the Robotics Team at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School. This donation will be used to help defray the cost of building this year’s robot to compete in Rhode Island and Bridgewater. Avidia Bank is a $1.35 billion mutual community bank, headquartered in Hudson, with branches in […]

Devoted PMC supporter to ride in memory of his father

March 10th, 2017

Marlborough – Billy Richards of Marlborough is preparing to ride in his seventh Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC), an annual bike-a-thon that raises funds for life-saving cancer research. This year, he’s particularly determined to fundraise for the cause.

Shrewsbury mother to run Boston Marathon for Down syndrome clinic

March 9th, 2017

Shrewsbury – Bryan and Emily Anderson both grew up in Shrewsbury and attended Shrewsbury High School (Bryan ’02, Emily ’01), but it wasn’t until 2009 that they began dating. The couple married in 2012 and welcomed son Charlie in March of 2014. Two years later the birth of daughter Andie and a Down syndrome diagnosis brought with it challenges as well as unexpected blessings.

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