Monday, December 10, 2012
Some of the biggest names in music will play at a benefit concert on Wednesday. All proceeds will go to Hurricane Sandy victims, via the Robin Hood Foundation.
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Monday, December 10, 2012
Huge names in music are lending their talents to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts at the “12-12-12” concert on Wednesday, Dec. 12. Every penny made from ticket sales will go directly to Sandy victims through the Robin Hood Relief Fund, which provides material, money and aid to local organizations that are serving families and individuals in the regions hardest hit by the storm, including more than 200 Patch towns in New Jersey, Connecticut and Long Island. The all-star lineup includes Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, Kanye West, The Who and Paul McCartney, with other artists to be announced. You can watch the show locally on CBS …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
"There's nothing that I can compare to what I saw down there," said one of the 25 troopers that helped out after Sandy devastated nearby states.
Before Hurricane Sandy's full scope of devastation in New York and New Jersey was even known, 25 men and women from the Massachusetts State Police were on their way to assist those who had been displaced from their homes. "When I reached out to ask if the state police would be willing to field a group of 25 people, I already knew the answer," Undersecretary for Homeland Security and Director of MEMA, Kurt Schwartz said in a press conference in Framingham Monday afternoon. "The answer was a resounding yes." One of the troopers was Brian Dunn, who works out of the South Boston barracks. "There's nothing that I can compare to what I saw down there," said the 28-year veteran of the force. "We were there when they came home for the first time…
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Three kittens rescued in the wake of the storm and transported to Marlborough need your help.
They survived Hurricane Sandy and were whisked to safety in Massachusets, but now three seven week-old kittens need surgery before they can be adopted. “These kittens came in literally right before our transporters," said Jocelyne Durrenberger, president of the Cat Rescue of Marlborough and Hudson (CaRMaH), who has named the kittens Ferdinand, Miranda and Prospero in honor of their survival of Tempest Sandy. “They are starting to gain quite a bit of strength every day." A coalition of rescue organizations had come together to transport animals up from the overwhelmed shelters in New York. The kittens came from the Hempstead Shelter and need surgery to remove their left eyes. Let Patch save you time. Get great local stories like this …
Friday, November 9, 2012
From Veterans Day information to where to drop your Hurricane Sandy debri; we have what you need to know today right here.
1. Beginning this Saturday, the city will be collecting your Hurricane Sandy storm debri. Marlborough residents of single family, 2-family and 3-family residential properties can bring tree debris associated with this storm to 402 Hudson Street. The collection will run through Nov. 17, but not be held on Nov. 11 or 12. 2. The Veterans Day Parade will take place Sunday, November 11 at 10 a.m. and run to 11 a.m., beginning at John Street to Main St. 3. Monday is Veterans Day. Government buildings, banks and schools will be closed so plan ahead. 4. We still want your cute baby photos. In the latest round of our weekly photo contests, we are asking for your photos of cute babies. 5. Thinking of selling your home? Hopefully you have the mojo of…
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Here are some stories that have nothing to do with elections.
With all the coverage of today's elections, some of our stories were pushed off the homepage quickly. We've done a roundup of a few of those in case you missed them. 1. Structure Fires Hit Marlborough 2. Restaurant News: FroYo, Upscale Fast Food and a Diner Closing 3. Hurricane Sandy Relief, How You Can Help 4. Assabet Receives $33 Million From the State 5. Exploding Home, Life Flight and a Hurricane
Monday, November 5, 2012
Our employees are helping out, and you can, too
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Monday, November 5, 2012
It has been said it's far better to have a neighbor who's near, than a brother who's far away, but in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Americans across the nation have proven to be the best neighbors and the strongest of families. This past weekend, AOL and Patch employees took an opportunity to pitch in, packing two tractor trailers worth of food, water and supplies in Dulles, VA, and Baltimore. The donations are headed to Hurricane Sandy-ravaged areas in New Jersey and Long Island. Want to join the relief efforts? Click here to donate: https://donate.networkforgood.org/aol. "When a catastrophe of this size hits, we all feel it, both the hundreds of us who live in the impacted towns, and our colleagues who are watching and wishing they could …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Rescue crews were busy in the last week with an exploding home and an accident that required a life flight.
Gas has been called the cause of a house explosion that shook a neighborhood while one person had to be taken by helicopter to a hospital following an accident on Parmenter Road. At 1:04 a.m. on Sunday morning, multiple 911 calls were received alerting the Marlborough Fire Department to a house explosion at 15 Grant Ct. Neighbors reported feeling the explosion which left the house's walls blown out and the structure on fire. "It has been confirmed to be a gas explosion and the cause is not determined yet," said Fire Chief James Fortin. An investigation by Marlborough Fire Department's Fire Investigations Unit and the State Fire Marshal's office is ongoing, he said. A car accident on Parmenter Road last Thursday sent three people to the …
Friday, November 2, 2012
From voting to helping others hard hit by Hurricane Sandy, we have what you need to know right here.
1. You could be forgiven for forgetting the election between Halloween and the Hurricane. But it is upon us. We have put together everything you need to know in order to vote quickly and efficiently Tuesday. 2. The Halloween photo contest has been extended due to the Hurricane. You now have until Nov. 5 at 11:59 p.m. to get in your costume photos and vie for $5,000. 3. Looking to sell your home? You might be dissuaded once you hear that one of Marlborough's latest sales took 555 days. 4. Looking to help others following Sandy? We have gathered local relief efforts as well as links out to those helping the hardest hit. 5. Remember daylight savings time? Well your smart phone and nearly everything else in your life will. So don't be left out…
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Here is how Massachusetts residents donations can aid victims in most affected areas.
While many Massachusetts residents lost power and those closer to the coast saw some flooding, the state was largely spared of catastrophic damage from Hurricane Sandy. Residents in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and other coastal areas were not so lucky. Patch has gathered some local resources if you want to help in relief efforts. If you'd like to help on a more national level, organizations like the Amreican Red Cross and Salvation Army are accepting donations and volunteers. If getting in to the thick of the action is more your style volunteers in New York City and New Jersey are being coordinated by phone. To follow news from some of the most affected areas and see how local residents are faring, here are links to Patch sites: …
Local businesses and the city of Marlborough weathered Hurricane Sandy with their heads high and doors (mostly) open.
While the city lay mostly silent Monday as schools, government buildings and even businesses shuttered their doors, everything is back and running in Marlborough. Many restaurants shuttered their doors Monday, but the Main Street Cafe kept theirs open. When the power goes out and when the storm is bearing down on the city, people need a place to go for a warm meal, said owners Mary and Randy Scott. Although they may have battened down the hatches during the storm, local businesses are back up and running. Included among their numbers are Jake's and the Coffee Loft. The city is back up and running today as well. With the schools having been closed for two days, children are now back in school and thanks to a decision by the city with …