Monday, November 12, 2012
The scouts were out on Saturday, picking up food from Northborough residents for the annual food pantry drive.
Northborough residents stepped up to the table again, helping to put food on the table for many who are struggling right now. This past Saturday, dozens of boy, girl and Venture scouts, along with leaders and volunteers, picked up donated bags of food left out by residents in the annual Scouting for Food to benefit the Northborough Food Pantry. The drive brought in a record amount of 14,000 items, said Sarah Rothery, co-director of the pantry. The scouts and volunteers picked up the items from households, and then sorted them, bringing them to the pantry, which is now filled to capacity. "The drive brought in cereal, pasta, rice, canned goods, snack foods, condiments and other items that the food pantry makes available to the clients who …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Wegmans gives United Way a huge check.
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Thursday, November 1, 2012
Information courtesy of United Way of Tri-County The United Way of Tri-County accepted a check from Wegmans Food Market for more than $25,000 last Friday. The generous donation will go directly to supporting local community efforts, including food security initiatives in MetroWest. Wegmans Food Market, though new to the area, is very familiar with donating to United Way charities and the company prides itself on giving back to the communities they serve. United Way of Tri-County Research and Development Director Cindy Turner was on hand to accept the donation: “Wegmans is a strong supporter of the United Way of Tri-County. Not only in their generous donations of pledges from employees. But, also in volunteer time from their employees, as …
Saturday, January 21, 2012
The Supreme Court ruled two years ago today that there should be no limitations put on businesses/corporations when it comes to their campaign donations.
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Saturday, January 21, 2012
Even the Supreme Court is isn't all that decisive when it comes to the issue of campaign finance and business in America. While the 5-4 decision in Citizens United vs. The Federal Election Commission on Jan. 21, 2010 established an unprecedented freedom for businesses, corporations and unions to financially support their candidate of choice, it was an extremely contentious issue at the time and it remains one today, with members of government and special interest groups constantly trying to revise or legislate a new rule of law. According to Wikipedia, the ruling "was a landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court holding that the First Amendment prohibits government from placing limits on independent spending for political …
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Giving toys or hats are just a few ways to give back to the community this holiday season.
1. In the weeks leading up to Christmas, Toys for Tots collects toys for needy children. Drop off new, nonviolent and unwrapped toys (ages newborn to age 14) through Friday, Dec. 16 at the Northborough Town Hall, the Northborough Fire Department and the Northborough Library during regular business hours. Other locations in town accepting drop-offs are Sea Dog Steak and Ale and A Duie Pyle. You may also drop toys at any Massachusetts State Police Barracks. For more information, refer to Northborough Patch's article and visit Toys for Tots website. 2. The Exchange Boutique & Consignment is taking new scarf, hat and wig donations for patients undergoing chemotherapy. The Exchange is also accepting new toy donations for …
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Again, Northborough joins with the Massachusetts State Police and United States Marine Corps to help collect toys for needy kids.
For 64 years, the United States Marine Corps has sponsored its Toys for Tots program, pairing up for the past 27 years with police departments to collect toys during the Christmas season for needy kids. Northborough Fire Department Captain Rob Theve announced that Northborough would once again be participating in the effort. "We're working with the Marine Corps out of Worcester," said Theve. "We collected more than 1,000 toys last year, and we're hoping to beat that." As in years past, this year people can drop-off new, non-violent, unwrapped toys through Friday, Dec. 16, at the Northborough Town Hall, the Northborough Fire Department and the Northborough Library during business hours. Sea Dog Steak and Ale has offered to be a drop-off …
Monday, September 19, 2011
The Vincent F. Picard Post hopes to ship even more than last year to Northborough troops stationed overseas.
American Legion member Ed Bombard said he "hoped we would not have to do this again this year, but our servicemen are still over there, and we need the help of the whole town." Bombard, of the Vincent F. Picard American Legion Post 234, is helping to coordinate a donation collection for Northborough residents who are in the military and have been deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq. With donations from people in town, he and Legion members will create care packages with items such as cell phone cards, shaving cream, toothpaste, magazines, puzzle books, razors, toothbrushes, pens, playing cards, shamppoo, white socks, conditioners, lotions, notebooks, small stuffed toys, crackers, cookies, peanut butter, candy and dried fruits. Bombard said …