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More than $1 million in state income tax refunds goes to fund special causes each year, the result of taxpayers voluntarily checking off donation boxes on their tax forms.
Nanci Kelleher has lived in Norwood for almost 20 years and is following in the dancing footsteps of her husband Jerry, who was a previous Dancing with the Norwood Stars when he was a selectman.A self-taught lover of dancing, Nanci may not have any formal training, but she makes up for that with enthusiasm.Kelleher has been a program coordinator at the Norwood Senior Center for almost a decade and a few years ago, about 200 seniors [...]
Massachusetts is poised to become the first state in the nation to meet an ambitious new cancer-screening goal, but medical experts say there is still work to do.
There may be a major tax cut competing with the significant tax increase that's already being prepared for the 2018 ballot in Massachusetts.Retailers have conducted polling and are encouraged by results suggesting Massachusetts residents are receptive to reducing the state sales tax, which was raised to 6.25 percent from 5 percent during a 2009 push led by House Speaker Robert DeLeo."At this point all options are open," Retailers Association of Massachusetts President [...]
Norwood Hospital announced the appointment of Dr. Jonathan Croopnick as medical director of the Norwood Hospital Cancer Center at Foxborough.Croopnick is board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology and has been a practicing hematologist and oncologist in the area for the last 10 years.Croopnick’ special interests include lung cancer, prostate cancer, melanoma, leukemia, clotting disorders and other benign blood disorders. Croopnick attended the Chicago [...]
Only two months into his presidency, Donald Trump has already preoccupied Democrats in Massachusetts, who have attended rallies, supported legal challenges, and touted state legislation intended to frustrate the new Republican White House.On Tuesday, a self-described "deeply worried" House Speaker Robert DeLeo took the unusual step of naming nine House Democrats to a working group to guide responses to "unprecedented actions" of the Trump administration. The group plans to examine [...]
 The Baker administration has agreed on a course for the first phase of long-promised commuter rail service to the South Coast, working under an approach that contemplates diesel service along an existing Middleborough/Lakeville rail line while engineering, design and permitting work continues on a possible electric service route through Stoughton.Transportation officials on Wednesday announced their intentions, encompassed in a recently filed [...]
A Norwood man opened up fake credit accounts at stores in Framingham and Natick, using information stolen from a Boston accounting office, a prosecutor said Friday in Framingham District Court.Daniel Arnold, 28, opened accounts at Kohl’s in Framingham and Jordan’s Furniture and Nordstrom in Natick, using stolen information, prosecutor Francesca Cone said during Arnold’s arraignment.Last year, a Boston accounting firm had a data breach in which customer [...]
Gerry and I were listening to Sirius’s The 70s channel on a long turnpike ride home from our New Jersey children. There’s nothing better than a Sunday afternoon riding shotgun, my knitting in my lap, while I occasionally look up to notice the landscapes of New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island slide by.Knowing most of the words to the songs on the radio is a bonus. Gerry and I often switch to the 60s so that we know all the words to the songs. We were simply [...]
Lisa Vitale’s been in the audience cheering on other dancers at previous Dancing With the Norwood Stars competition, but this year, she’ll get a spotlight of her own.When she left last year’s event, she heard through the grapevine that she was in the running to be asked to be a contestant this year. "People know I love to sing and dance," said Vitale, a Norwood native who teaches grammar at Thomas Balch Elementary School. "The whole [...]
The Rev. Michele Bagby Allan was formally installed as pastor of the First Congregational Church in Norwood on March 19. Attendees included local ministers from Norwood, Boston-area clergy, and ministers from Maine, New Hampshire and Zimbabwe. The Rev. Wendy Vanderhart, representing the Metropolitan Boston Association of the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ, took part in the installation service, as did the Rev. Edward Matuvhunye, former president of the United Church [...]
Office Gallery International, a Norwood-based leading provider of office furniture for the business community since 1989, has been selected by Artisan Healthcare Consulting to exclusively furnish its Waltham headquarters. Artisan Healthcare Consulting is a management consulting firm that provides strategic insights to healthcare product companies, working with some of the leading global corporations in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and diagnostics.“We have been [...]
The Colonial Pipers is currently recruiting members who are in sixth grade or higher. The Colonial Pipers participated in Saint Patrick’s Day events in New Jersey, Worcester and the Southie Parade in Boston. In addition, the band performed at a Boston College hockey game.The Colonial Pipers band assumes all costs for instruments, uniforms, instruction and transportation. For information, contact Donna Lucas at 508-369-7592, email or visit
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Campers and day-trippers visiting the Bay State's parks and beaches will start paying more this summer.The Department of Conservation and Recreation plans to hike fees for out-of-state residents and initiate fee hikes on state residents pushed through more than two years ago by the outgoing Patrick administration."The previous administration actually raised the rates just before we came in, and so we've been rolling out that increase," DCR Commissioner Leo Roy told the News [...]
The Baker administration has been quietly workshopping an alternative to deal with surging Medicaid costs that would scrap the governor's controversial budget plan to levy a steep new assessment on some employers in favor of a more modest increase to an existing health care surcharge on many businesses.The new approach, according to multiple business leaders and legislators, would apply more evenly across employers than the pending assessment proposal, but would generate less revenue [...]
Sporting the attire of wizards, superheroes, ninjas, and more,students at the Cleveland School delved in the stars of their most beloved books.Parents were invited to meet these unique individuals on Character Day, where 69 students across three second-grade classes dressed the part and prepared a detailed presentation. Joy Hughey, a second-grade teacher at the Cleveland School, said students were encouraged to choose a character on their own, though some [...]
Thirty-three Norwood teachers will be honored for their work in the classroom at the annual Norwood Teacher of the Year Award Reception at 5:30 p.m. May 5 at Norwood Masons Building at 76 Day St.Hosted annually by the Orient Lodge of Masons, the Norwood Teacher of the Year awards recognize teachers for their dedication and commitment to the education of Norwood students. The nominees, representing St. Catherine of Siena and every school in the Norwood Public Schools system are Darlene [...]
Meet Nicky, a 13-year-old cat who has a lot of love left to give! Her elderly companion died and NVHS was asked to help re-home her. She’s really sweet and likes to cuddle with her ‘human’ in bed or on the couch and even likes to be brushed and an occasional bath! Nicky is a bit overweight from too many treats but she’s lost a pound and a half since being in her current home. She’s not used to the young cats she’s with now, but keeps to herself. So [...]
Below is an excerpt from the Norwood Police Logs from March 13-19. All suspects arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Mon., March 136:57 a.m. police received a report of a stolen truck with a plow attachment from Shady Tree Landscaping on Pleasant Street.9:27 a.m. a pink box was reported in the middle of Route 1 near the Newbury Comics.10 a.m. [...]
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