In the wake of the recent wave of mass killings, a familiar pattern has emerged — outrage, a cry for change, and then the frequent response of "now’s not the time for this."It’s this all-too-common response that prompted Father Steve Josoma of Saint Susanna Parish to put up message that no one can ignore.In the nativity outside the church is a list of 16 places — San Bernardino, Las Vegas concert, Texas [...]
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A recap and analysis of the week in state government.There's no vacancy in the Senate presidency, but there is a vacuum.That's in no way meant to disrespect Harriette Chandler of Worcester, an eminently substantial and respectable choice to serve as acting president, whose selection constituted the opening act of an unparalleled weeklong drama on Beacon Hill.But her very designation as acting, and her declaration that she definitely will not be the next Senate [...]
After analyzing the most recent housing data for Norfolk County, Register of Deeds William P. O'Donnell expressed some concerns with regards to real estate sales and lending activity for the month of November 2017. O'Donnell noted, "November real estate sales, for both residential and commercial activity, were off by 3 percent from the previous year. A total of 1,512 property transactions were recorded versus 1,563 in November 2016. "Additionally, the average sale [...]
Boston Herald Publisher Patrick J. Purcell announced today that the media company with its flagship Boston Herald tabloid has reached an agreement with GateHouse Media, LLC for them to acquire the company's operational assets. The purchase is subject to court approval.
A storm with snow will make for slushy and snow-covered roads in much of New England and in coastal areas of the mid-Atlantic during the first part of this weekend.The storm will take a northward turn and track close enough to the Atlantic coast to throw moisture in the form of snow over the Interstate 95 corridor. This is the same storm that has been producing snow from Texas to North Carolina into Friday.Snow will ramp up over parts of Virginia on Friday, before [...]
It's way early to talk about a White Christmas, but it's definitely shaping up as a white weekend. The predicted totals have crept up to 4 to 7 inches. Scroll down for the latest town-by-town predictions.Snow showers are expected befire dawn on Saturday. picking up later in the morning and continuing overnight. The National Weather has issued a [...]
The meetingAt its meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 5, the Board of Selectmen voted to set the town’s tax rate, approved a liquor license for a new business, and heard from Fire Chief Anthony Greeley. NoteworthyFollowing a brief presentation, the board voted to approve a new commercial tax shift of 1.57 percent, an increase over last fiscal year’s [...]
More than two dozen Norwood Hospital physicians have been named Top Doctors in the region by Boston Magazine for 2017.Thirty-one physicians affiliated with Norwood Hospital were selected for the listing. Among the physicians selected by Boston Magazine were six surgeons, three obstetricians and gynecologists, three orthopedic surgeons, two cardiologists and three primary care physicians. Those physicians honored include: George Vaida, Waqar Cheema, Nicholas Ruocco, Paul Dagincourt, [...]
The First Congregational Church in Norwood recently presented Bibles to local third-grade Sunday School students.The Bible Sunday tradition celebrates that children have reached an age when they can take care of and appreciate having their own Bible. This annual event coincides with Reformation Sunday, which acknowledges the contributions of Martin Luther, who first translated the Bible into German. Three students received a Bible this year, including Lucas Babb and Audrey [...]
Leonard Ivanoski, of Norwood, achieved high honors for the first quarter at Boston College High School. For high honors, a student needs a 3.8 quality-point average and grades of C plus or higher. Luke Ivanoski, of Norwood, achieved honors. For honors, a student needs a 3.2 QPA and grades C of minus or higher.
1. This Thursday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m., there will be a comedy night at Percival Brewing Co. Admission is free. This week the company is hosting Pete Costello and Jack Burke. 2. Holiday Pops Concert: 4 p.m. Dec. 10, First Congregational Church, 100 Winter St., Norwood. The Parkway Concert Orchestra will present its annual Holiday Pops Concert. Donation is $15; $10 for seniors and students and free for children younger than 12 years old. Doors will open at [...]
If you had some business in Town Hall, chances are you made the acquaintance of John McDonagh.For 28 years, John was a popular face around Town Hall, where he worked as chief custodian. At a memorial service on Wednesday, Nov. 29, friends and family gathered to share memories of John and dedicate a plaque and bench in his honor.General Manager John Carroll recalled the time when he interviewed John for the position, surprised that he [...]
It’s an accepted fact that we are living in the era of information. More than ever, people have instant access to knowledge that can help them make decisions in their everyday lives. People are using their smartphones, computers, and other devices to make informed choices about their medical care, their political views, and how to spend their money. And it has never been easier to spend money thanks to the convenience of shopping online. Open access to information about products and [...]
Newly legal marijuana sales could provide as much as $82 million in state tax revenue next fiscal year, the commissioner of revenue told lawmakers Wednesday.The Cannabis Control Commission expects retail cannabis shops to begin opening July 1, 2018, the first day of fiscal year 2019, and lawmakers joined Baker administration officials Wednesday to try to get an early read on revenue expectations.Non-medical marijuana sales will be subject to the state's 6.25 percent [...]
ARTS and CRAFTS: Offered at 11 a.m. every first Thursday of each month.BASIC COMPUTER COURSE: A four-part basic computer course is frequently offered to those who wish to learn how to use a computer. Sign-up at the front desk. New class will be announced soon.BINGO: 12:45 to 3 p.m. every Wednesday. The cost is $5 to get started.BLOOD PRESSURE CLINIC: Hellenic Health Care will be available for blood pressure screening on the first Wednesday of each month. Ellis Nursing [...]