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Boroughs JCC shuts its doors

July 26th, 2016

Borough’s JCC in Westborough
Photo/Jane Keller Gordon

Westborough – The Boroughs Jewish Community Center (JCC) will close its doors on Friday, July 29, 2016, six years after a volunteer group of parents opened it as an independent, non-profit charitable center on Oak Street in Westborough.

“This is one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do. My kids think of this place as their second home,” said Boroughs JCC Board President Stephen Marmor.

Beating the heat

July 26th, 2016

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Northborough – Kids of all ages flocked to the Splash Pad at Assabet Park July 25 to enjoy a reprieve from the hot and humid weather. Photos/Jerry Callaghan

Grafton resident earns law degree

July 25th, 2016

Matthew Chouinard (Photo/submitted)

Grafton – Matthew Chouinard of North Grafton recently graduated from Creighton University School of Law with a juris doctor degree and a master of science degree in government organization and leadership. Chouinard was one of 128 law school graduates and one of only 25 that received a dual degree May 14. Creighton University School of […]

Shrewsbury resident helps grant ‘Birthday Wishes’ for homeless children

July 25th, 2016

Cheryl Pouliot (Photo/Nance Ebert)

Northborough/Shrewsbury – In the eyes of a child, a birthday is a very special thing that deserves to be celebrated. For many children living in homeless shelters, Birthday Wishes, a nonprofit organization based in Newton, ensures that each child will be recognized with a party complete with a cake, games, music, a craft, presents and a goody bag.

Goff to retire from the Baptist Church of Grafton

July 25th, 2016

Rev. Philip D. Goff with his wife, May. (Photo/submitted)

Grafton – The Baptist Church of Grafton has announced the retirement of Rev. Philip D. Goff, who has served the church for the last 13 years. A graduate of Andover Newton Theological School, he has been in the ministry for 40 years serving churches in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Goff has been an active […]

E.L. Harvey & Sons installs solar system at recycling facility

July 25th, 2016

(l to r) - Ben Harvey, executive vice president, E.L. Harvey; Jeff Constantine, vice president, operations, SolarFlair Energy; Dan Greenwood, vice president, business development, SolarFlair Energy; Steve Harvey, executive vice president,  E.L. Harvey;  , Matt Arner, president, SolarFlair Energy; Dean Polymeros, CFO, E.L. Harvey; and Doug Harvey, executive vice president, E.L. Harvey. (Photo/submitted)

Region – E.L. Harvey & Sons and SolarFlair Energy executives recently kicked-off the 1 megawatt solar installation on E.L Harvey’s 3–year-old residential recycling facility at 394 Wood St., Hopkinton. July 7 was the beginning of a four-month project wherein SolarFlair’s project staff will install 3,124 photo voltaic panels on the 80,000 square foot standing seam […]

Tackling town trivia during Hudson 150th anniversary

July 21st, 2016

Figuring the answer to a Hudson trivia question are Murphy family members (l to r) Suzanne, their son James, and Lee, collectively known as the “416 Mainers” team.

Hudson – As Hudson celebrates its 150th anniversary, residents and visitors were challenged to test their knowledge of the town spanning its century-and-a-half history. They attended Trivia Game Night, presented July 18 at the Hudson Public Library with Vertigo Trivia owner and host Dan Barbour. He’s also the young adult librarian at the Shrewsbury Public Library.

Barry’s leadership integral to Bravehearts’ success

July 20th, 2016


Worcester – It is no secret that the life of a catcher in baseball at any level can be stressful and unheralded at best. A high pain tolerance is a must to fend off the constant nicks, cuts and repeated foul balls clanging off one’s mask. But try to be successful without a solid backstop leading your team. Odds are that it just won’t happen.

Marlborough senior holds the key to a happy, long life

July 20th, 2016

Paulina Lynch, who volunteers as a greeter at Marlborough City Hall, with Mayor Arthur Vigeant. (Photo/submitted)

Marlborough – Marlborough resident Paulina Lynch enjoys every day to the fullest by keeping busy with volunteer work and healthy and fun activities.

ARHS graduates featured in new Pop TV docuseries

July 18th, 2016

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Northborough/Southborough – Two graduates of Algonquin Regional High School (ARHS) are featured, along with the rest of their six-person a cappella group, The Hexachords, in Season 2 of the hit Pop TV docuseries, “Sing It On.” Xander Teplansky (class of 2012) and Linnea Henningson (class of 2014), were both active in the music program at ARHS and former members of Algonqapella, the high school’s a cappella group.

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