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Lady Mustangs
Working into their
Second Year
John Carroll Honored as
2012 NVCC Business Person
of the Year
The Neponset Valley Chamber of Commerce held
their 119th Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner on
January 10, at Showcase Live-Patriot Place to honor
2012’s outstanding members and retiring board
members. One of those members was Norwood
Town Manager
John Carroll.
“With over 30
years as Norwood’s
Town
Manager, he is responsible for Norwood’s reputation
as a businessfriendly community,"
Tom
O’Rourke, President of the NVCC
said. "He understands the importance of a vibrant
business community to provide a
commercial tax
base that relieves
the burden on
homeowners.
More importantly
and less known is
the work he does
February 1, 2013
behind the scenes to help out those in need in town,
often by connecting them to local businesses that
can provide needed goods and services during a crisis.”
To read about other award winners, turn to page 4.
In September of 2011, the
Lady Mustangs launched their
first event on Norwood Day.
Norwood Day is when the entire
town gets together and lines the
streets with booths of vendors
selling their products and representing their local organizations. It has evolved into a huge
event in which there is face
painting and rides for the kids.
The Lady Mustangs is a subsidiary of the Norwood Booster
Clubs, primarily with their en-
ergies focusing on the female
athlete.
“We knew that there was a
need for money and athletes
couldn’t always pay for their
fees,” Lady Mustang President
Kevin Shaughnessy said. “We
wanted to see what we could do
to help so we created the Lady
Mustangs, supporting female
athletes, while encouraging
them to participate in Norwood
MUSTANGS
continued on page 22
Pictured left to right: Kevin Hallinan, WINNING, Inc. & Past NVCC Chairman, Sabina T.
Herlihy, Esq., Law Office of Sabina T. Herlihy & NVCC Chairman of the Board, John Carroll, Norwood Town Manager & 2012 NVCC Business Person of the Year, William Keegan,
Town of Dedham & 2011 NVCC Business Person of the Year
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Alternative Heating Sources Can Lead To Fires
Red Cross Urges Safety During Cold Winter Months
Winter is one of the busiest
times of the year for American
Red Cross disaster volunteers,
and we want to make sure
you’re safe during the cold
months.
both your home and vehicle.
Go
to
www.redcross.org for a list
of materials to include.
• If a fire occurs in your
home, GET OUT, STAY
OUT and CALL for help.
As temperatures drop, people start looking for creative
ways to heat their homes – and
we see a spike in house and
apartment fires. Alternative
heat sources can carry greater
risks than traditional methods,
and can lead to a disastrous
blaze. We want you to stay
warm and safe. Below are suggestions to achieve both.
• Inspect fireplaces and
wood stoves - Have your chimney connections and flues inspected and cleaned by a
professional before every heating season. Use a sturdy screen
when burning fires. Only burn
wood, and never leave the fire
unattended.
• Check smoke detectors –
Install new batteries in your
smoke detectors and make sure
detectors are working properly.
by fire. Visit www.redcross.org
to find out how you can help.
• Talk with all household
members about a fire escape plan and practice the
plan twice a year.
• Do not overuse electrical
outlets – Don’t overload your
electrical outlets with heating
sources or appliances. Be careful
of extension cords that can cause
you to trip.
• Use caution with portable
space heaters – Place space
heaters at least three feet away
from anything combustible, including wallpaper, bedding and
clothing. Do not leave children
or pets unattended near space
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• Use generators carefully –
Always operate portable generators outside – never indoors.
• Never use the stove or oven
to heat your home.
• Create a disaster supplies
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Sixty-five percent of
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Fiction to Film Series
at the Library
Published Monthly
Mailed FREE to every home
in Norwood
Circulation: 15,000 households
Publisher
Chuck Tashjian
The five-part “Fiction 2 Film”series, held at the Morrill Memorial
Library on the first Monday of the
month, continues on February 4 at
6:30 p.m. with “An Ideal Husband.”
Based on by Oscar Wilde’s play
of the same name, the film stars
Oscar-winning actress Cate
Blanchett, Julianne Moore, Rupert
Everett, and Minnie Driver and
was selected as the 1999 Cannes
Film Festival’s closing film.
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A romantic and sentimental
comedy set at the turn of the 19th
century, “An Ideal Husband”
delves into the themes of love,
passion, and betrayal among the
aristocracy. Sir Robert Chiltern, a
brilliant politician and a perfect
gentleman, is viewed as the ideal
husband for the charming Lady
Chiltern-- until someone threatens
to reveal a dark secret from
Chiltern’s past.
The final title in the series is Rex
Pickett’s “Sideways” (March 4).
Please sign up at the library Reference or Information Desk or call
781-769-0200, x110 or 222. Funding for the movie license is provided by the Friends of the
Library. Complimentary popcorn
is donated by Regal Cinema,
Bellingham. The library is accessible to the physically challenged.
“Story of Stuff” Party
at the Library
Come to the Morrill Memorial Library on Tuesday, February 26 at 7
p.m. for an evening of short films and
discussion based on the inspirational
“Story of Stuff” project by author
Annie Leonard. The organization Together Yes, dedicated to promoting
sustainability, will show 8 brief films
narrated by Leonard and documenting what happens to the stuff we buy,
where it comes from, what it costs in
terms of economics and environment, and what we can do about it.
After watching these informative
documentaries, we will have a brief
discussion and enjoy some light refreshments. Sign up for this free
event at the library Reference or Information Desk or call 781-7690200, x110 or 222. The library is
accessible to the physically challenged.
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NCC Award Winners
The awards night also featured
dynamic guest speaker, investigative reporter and radio host,
Michele McPhee.
Michele McPhee is a bestselling author, Emmy-nominated investigative reporter, and
award-winning columnist. As a
veteran crime journalist, she is
the best-selling author of five
true crime titles: A Professor’s
Rage, A Date with Death,
Heartless — The True Story of
Neil Entwistle and the Brutal
Murder of His Wife and Baby,
When Evil Rules, and A Mob
Story.
Outgoing Chairman of the
Board, Kevin Hallinan of WINNING, Inc. welcomed incoming Chairman, Sabina T.
Herlihy of The Law Offices of
Sabina T. Herlihy.
Sabina is a seasoned attorney
working with both employees
and employers in matters of
wrongful termination, work-related injuries, formation of employee manuals and policies,
retirement, disciplinary actions
and bypass appeals. Attorney
Herlihy has had an impeccable
history of successfully representing clients before courts
and numerous administrative
agencies, such as the Department of Industrial Accident, the
Massachusetts Commission
against Discrimination and the
Civil Service Commission.
Awards:
Ambassador of the Year –
Sharon Fradkin, Wizard of Adz,
Inc. – Canton
This year’s Ambassador of the
Year has welcomed scores of
new members to the organization and is responsible for securing their involvement. She
is a past board member and
Board Chair and has served on
countless committees through
the years.
Large Business of the YearCentral Motors – Norwood
If you have driven down
Route One near the Norwood/Westwood line recently
you may have noticed that the
Central Motors dealerships
have all undergone a facelift
improving the overall appearance of an otherwise non-descript portion of the Auto-mile.
They have even added a new
dealership where there was
once a vacant eyesore of a
building. As part of their upgrades to the Central Jeep
building they added a café, The
Jeep Grill, which recently received a Gold Plate review from
the TVDiner. They also added
a retail store, Just for Jeeps.
Central Motors is owned by
Peter Catanese II who bought
Central Motors in 1986 and has
almost 40 years in the automotive industry.
Small Business of the Year –
Doc Shredding Corporation
– Wrentham
The Small Business of the
Year is Doc Shredding Corp
who is being recognized for
their support of local organizations, assisting in community
shredding events and outstanding support of the Chamber.
Last year, he helped Hessco
Elder Services organize their
first-ever St. Patrick’s Day
Road Race, which was a huge
success. Brian is always the
first to raise his hand when help
is needed within the Chamber
or for any of its non-profit
members.
Paul Smith Volunteer of the
Year – Rebecca Schofield –
Needham Bank
Rebecca Schofield is our Volunteer of the Year, and if you
participate at all in the Chamber
you certainly know why. She
does it all as a volunteer. Her
willingness to serve on committees and at events is unmatched.
She also has a habit of choosing
the more difficult volunteer assignments, like coordinating
other volunteers. Her leadership style is such that she never
asks from others what she
wouldn’t do herself and her attention to detail means we
never have to worry about a
task being done correctly once
it’s in her hands.
She is a member of the NVCC
Board of Directors and serves
on the Golf Committee, Ambassadors, Flavors Committee,
and Annual Meeting Committee. She is also an active member of the Westwood Rotary
Club.
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February 1, 2013
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Kehillah Schechter Academy Freezes
2013-14 Tuition Rates Academy Aims to
Attract and Retain Young Families
The freeze is on. And members
of the Board of Trustees of the
Kehillah Schechter Academy
(KSA), a Jewish day school in
Norwood, are not talking about
the weather.
In a dramatic move designed to
make Jewish day school education more affordable to young
families, KSA President Dr.
Michael Agus announced this
week that tuition for the 2013-14
academic year will be frozen at
current levels.
KSA draws some 168 boys and
girls from 30 communities in
Massachusetts and Rhode Island,
with families traveling from as far
south as Cranston, RI, and New
Bedford, MA, as far north as Lexington, and as far west as Wellesley. A focus on three Guiding
Principles helps to set the school
apart: personalized learning, collaborative partnerships, and Jewish identity and heritage.
“This important news related to
freezing tuition is part of a new,
strong and disciplined financial
plan designed to ensure KSA’s
future fiscal health and strength.
This dramatic step also reflects
the commitment we have made to
our school and its students,” Dr.
Agus said. “Our ability to hold
the line on tuition is a direct result
of the support and engagement of
supporters both from within our
school community and from
throughout Greater Boston. Our
Board is especially grateful to the
leadership of Combined Jewish
Philanthropies (CJP) of which
KSA is a beneficiary agency.” Dr.
Agus noted that, on average, tuition and fees at other area day
schools have risen over 13% in
the last three years: “The pattern
appears to be continuing which
makes our tuition freeze that
much more significant.”
He noted that additional tuition
aid may be available to young
families through CJP’s ‘Discover
Day School’ initiative. Applications must be received by CJP by
March 8. (For details: www.discoverdayschool.org)
In a pioneering approach, KSA
is now led by Co-Heads: Rabbi
David Paskin, Spiritual Leader of
Temple Beth Abraham in Canton;
and scientist Dr. Nitzan Resnick,
a former faculty member at the
Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, and visiting Professor at
Harvard Medical School, who
helped develop and now directs a
new initiative in STEM education. Several years ago she established KSA’s pioneering New
Science and Math Initiative
(NSMI).
“This is a very exciting time for
our school. Holding the line on
tuition to retain current families
and attract new ones is integral to
the optimism and enthusiasm we
feel as we begin our second 25
years,” Dr. Agus
said.
Families are
attracted
to
KSA because of
its uniquely integrated secular
and Jewish studies curriculum and commitment
to educational excellence and innovation. KSA alumni excel upon
matriculation to public and independent secondary schools, they
attend top-tier colleges, and become leaders in their chosen careers and in the community.
Accredited by the Association
of Independent Schools in New
England (AISNE), Kehillah
Schechter Academy (formerly the
South Area Solomon Schechter
Day School) has earned a national
reputation for excellence in Judaic and General Studies, including a strong science and math
program. During 2013, KSA is
celebrating its 25th anniversary as
a leading Jewish day school in the
Greater Boston and South Area
region.
For enrollment information,
contact Sandi Morgan Dunn:
781-769-5555, or email [email protected] Website:
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February 1. 2013
3 Steps to An Organized and Clutter-Free Pantry
BY DEBBIE TREMBLAY (THE "ORGANIZING GENIE")
When was the last time you
took a really good look inside
your pantry? Do you put
blinders over your eyes as you
try to stuff another item in this
wasteland and quickly shut the
door before another can, jar, box
or one of 10 bottles of ketchup
topples out and hits you in the
head or toe? Stop throwing your
hard-earned dollars away on
purchasing duplicate items or
forgotten items left to perish in
the deepest corners of this area.
This February, give your pantry
the makeover it deserves during
National "Clean Out Your Pantry
Month".
Taking the time today to clear
out and reorganize your pantry
will save you time and money
allowing you to make meal
planning easier & healthier. So
put some protective gear on (just
kidding) and work through the
three steps needed to de-clutter
and create an organized pantry
that the whole family can enjoy
and use without fear.
• Give your empty pantry a
good cleaning.
on hand eliminating the need to
buy duplicates.
• Carefully review all dates on
food labels and purge all items
that have expired.
• Items that are used daily
should be kept at eye level
making them easier to locate.
• Those items that are still good
that you know you cannot
possibly use before the
expiration date, donate to your
local food pantry.
• When placing items on the
shelf, be sure to place the can
that will expire first in the front
so you can plan them into your
next meal.
Here is my 3-step process
towards creating a perfectly
organized pantry.
Arrange:
• Take an inventory of
remaining items and create
zones within your pantry, which
can include canned goods, dry
goods, spices, baking items, oils,
snacks, noodles, boxed side
dishes, paper goods, etc.
Creating zones will allow you to
quickly see what items you have
Maximize:
• Storing bulk items such as
flour, sugar & cereals in
stackable clear containers will
keep foods fresher longer as
well as maximize your shelf
space.
Empty:
• As with any organizing
project, you must start with a
clean slate and completely
empty out your pantry. During
this process group like items
together on a table or counter.
• Utilize the back of your
pantry door with over-the-door
racks, mesh pouches or wire
bins. These offer great storage
options to keep chips & snacks
from being crushed.
• Corral and contain your
family's snacks and smaller
packages in labeled containers
or bins.
• Wine racks provide the
perfect solution to keep soda
bottles safely contained.
• Small step shelves and
turntables keeps items visible at
all times, never to be forgotten
and forgotten about again.
These are just a few of many
steps that will help you never
fear opening up your pantry
door again. Now amaze your
family with a quick and healthy
meal courtesy of your organized
pantry. While enjoying dinner,
you can discuss where the
family would like to take a
vacation with the money you
will save in the long run. I
already know my family would
already be making plans for
Disney World. Bon Appetite!
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The Norwood Fire Department would like to announce that
the 2013 burning season has begun. The fee is $10.00. Issuance
of permits allow outside burning of brush, cane, driftwood and
forestry debris from other than commercial or industrial land
clearing operations between January 15th and May 1st under
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• Before igniting any fire, you must call the Norwood Fire
Department at 781-440-5200 to receive permission to burn.
Permission may be denied at the discretion of the Senior Fire
Officer on duty due to weather conditions and/or any other
reason that would adversely affect public safety. You will be
asked for your permit number and then be granted permission
for that day only.
• Burning must take place at least 75 feet from any building.
• Burning may not be started prior to 10 p.m.
** In all cases, the fire must be extinguished by 4 p.m.
• While burning, someone must attend the fire at all times.
• While burning, a water supply(such as a pressurized water
pump or garden hose) and shovels or rakes must be readily
available for controlling the fire.
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February 1, 2013
Meet Norwood’s Newest
Detective – David Eysie
BY DORIS J. DICKSON
Norwood residents cannot help
but notice a particular police officer’s name being mentioned
repeatedly over the last year in
articles and, if one is so inclined
to peruse it, in the police log.
That officer is David Eysie.
Eysie is a graduate of Mass
Bay Community College and
Western New England College.
He also received extensive training and worked on the Middlesex Drug Task Force where he
participated in undercover drug
buys. He says he “became fascinated with the whole drug
area. It sticks with you.”
Having served with the Norwood Police Department since
1983, he served as a member of
the Honor Guard for 20 years,
was a former South Norwood
beat officer, a member of the bicycle unit but has spent much of
his career as a patrolman. That
changed last April shortly after
another local newspaper referred to Norwood as “Needlewood.” That did not sit well
with then Officer Eysie. So,
being anything but complacent,
he approached now former Police Chief Bartley King about
the use of the term and offered
suggestions. In so doing, Officer Eysie was temporarily assigned to plainclothes patrol.
In the midst of the original
three-month assignment, Chief
William Brooks took over for
Chief King. He assessed the
progress of the assignment and
repeatedly extended it one
month at a time. According to
Chief Brooks, “It was all driven
by Dave being very effective.”
Though promotions normally
occur due to retirement, Chief
Brooks realized Officer Eysie
had earned the title “detective”
and discussed it with Town
Manager John Carroll. With
some budget wrangling, they
approved the promotion in early
January, named David Eysie
Detective, and added him to the
Norwood Police Department
Bureau of Criminal Investigations – a team he had already
been working with as is often
noted in the many articles about
the drug raids and arrests in
Norwood over the last year.
According to Chief Brooks, all
the detectives and Sergeant Rinn
have drug training necessary
since drug investigations are different from others. They are
“backwards.” Instead of starting with a theft, rape, murder,
etc. where they do not know the
identity of the offender, drug investigations often start with a tip
or inside information and the
identity of the drug dealer or
trafficker. They then work towards the crime with ongoing
intelligence, use of informants
and sometimes, undercover officers – such as Detective Eysie.
According to Eysie, heroin is
the “biggest problem.” It usually starts with prescription
drugs, which may become too
expensive to maintain a habit or
may not be strong enough to
maintain the same high. We are
currently seeing an increase in
breaking and entering incidents
in Norwood and surrounding
towns. In addition to the housebreaks, we are seeing an in-
crease in shoplifting. According
to Chief Brooks, these kinds of
incidents are usually drug related – in order to fund addictions. He says, “Generally,
people who steal do so to buy
drugs” and they steal items that
are “easily fenced,” including
razors and baby formula and
items stolen in housebreaks.
Detective Eysie feels, “If we
can help the people who are addicted, there will be a trickledown effect. It even affects their
families – for example, stealing
jewelry.” He feels very passionately about getting addicts into
treatment and says he “never
treats them like they’re just
junkies.”
Though Chief Brooks has said
it is difficult to measure the success of the Department’s work
against the abuse of heroin and
prescription painkillers, he does
feel they are being effective because, “We’re hearing from
sources that dealers don’t want
to come to Norwood.” David
Eysie’s message to dealers is
simple – “Don’t come to Norwood to sell drugs!”
Finally, both Chief Brooks and
Detective Eysie want to remind
residents that tips and inside information are key to investigations. If you see an incident in
progress, please call 911. However, if you want to report an
anonymous tip you may do so
by email at [email protected] or on the tip line at
781-440-5181. For more information, go to the website at
http://www.norwoodpolice.com
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February 1. 2013
The Unsung Heroes – Norwood
Police Department’s Dispatchers
BY DORIS J. DICKSON
Spend a few hours with the Norwood Police Dispatchers and you
will have a new appreciation for
their relevance and their importance. They are not just the folks
who sit behind the bulletproof
glass as you walk into the police
station. There are six dispatchers
led by Dispatch Supervisor Jim
Maroney. The others include Kathleen Martin,
Joseph Sampson, Sheila
Condrin, Lisa Rinn, and
Dan Leavitt.
or two people staffing the dispatch
center! Overnight, there is usually
only one person.
types out words for the dispatcher
to read in order to determine the
caller’s needs. According Dispatch Supervisor Maroney, “There
is a delay before it kicks in.”
Therefore, dispatchers must be
aware of the delay and wait to ensure the call is not a mistake, so
they can correctly verify there is,
or is not someone on the other end
of the phone who needs
assistance.
So, what skills does a dispatcher
need? According to Chief Brooks,
they need to be “very organized,
technologically savvy, and on the
ball” since “mishandling a call can
be huge.” In addition, because (for
example) they also take hearing
In addition to the radios, some of the systems the dispatchers
have at their fingers
and/or need to monitor,
are: the 911 system,
multiple non-emergency
phone lines, a GPS system showing all police
vehicles and their current
location, a registry computer, multiple cameras
in the police station including those on the
garage doors where incoming
“guests” (as Chief Brooks refers to
prisoners), the cells, etc. There are
features such as immediate 911
playback – in case a caller was dif-
These professionals are
the first line of defense to
residents who need emergency assistance (police or
fire/medical). To accomplish the task, they concurrently use a variety of
communication and computer systems and monitor Dispatch Supervisor Jim Maroney.
an even larger variety of
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There are three redundant sets of
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dispatch center is tracked and
logged into an electronic system.
The output results in the police log
available for residents to view in
local newspapers and online.
Jim Maroney has been with the
Department for 23 years and was
promoted to Supervisor in spring
2012. He has worked on all shifts
over the years and currently works
weekdays. He previously worked
in the mortgage departments, collections, and real estate. He says
he got into the field because he
“had an interest in it, it’s busy and
you leave your work here.” He
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Dan
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school for criminal justice and has
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likes getting to know the community, since he says he is “inquisitive
and curious.” “There are a lot of
back-stories that come through,”
and it has enabled him to “get to
know the personality of the community.”
The next time you walk into the
police station look behind the
glass. Note the plethora of monitors and phones just one or two
people respond to in order to serve
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NVCC Names New Director of
Membership Development
Julie Lagadimas has been
named the Director of Membership Development at the
Neponset Valley Chamber of
Commerce (NVCC).
Julie comes to the chamber
after three years with the Secretary of State's Corporate Division with strong sales skills
and a commitment to business
and community.
"My objective is to help our
current members utilize all of
the benefits of membership,
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having Julie join our team. Her
knowledge of the area and her
passion for supporting local
businesses will help her succeed in her role. She is eager to
meet our members, learn what
they value about the Chamber
and use that to recruit new
members," Tom O'Rourke,
NVCC President said.
Julie can be reached at 781769-1126, ext. 205, or
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February 1. 2013
Two Norwood Residents Lend
Their Talents to Neil Simon
Comedy at Walpole Footlighters
When the Walpole Footlighters
open their mid-winter season
with the comedy, “Laughter on
the 23rd Floor,"
two Norwood
residents
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roles. This Neil Simon classic
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Cummings recently appeared
there in “Urinetown”, “King of
Hearts” and “Dixie Swim Club”.
She currently serves as secretary
for the organization.
The show will be performed on
February 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, and 16 at
8:00 and Sunday February 10
and 17 at 2:00 at the Footlighters
Playhouse on 2 Scout Road in
East Walpole. The Box Office is
now open for orders and information at (508) 668-8446 or on
the web at http://www.footlighters.com Tickets are $18.
The show is directed by Frank
Moffett. Sponsored in part by a
grant from the Walpole Cultural
Council.
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Directed by Frank Moffett
Feb. 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16 at 8:00 PM
Sunday Feb. 10 and 17 at 2:00 PM
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brother Danny) for “Your Show
of Shows”. The play focuses on
Sid Caesar/Jackie Gleason-like
Max Prince, the star of a weekly
comedy variety show circa 1953,
and his staff, including Simon’s
alter-ego Lucas Brickman, who
maintains a running commentary
on the writing, fighting, and antics that take place in the writers’
room. At the plot ‘s core is
Max’s ongoing battles with NBC
executives who fear his humor is
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songs for children in Latin America and around the USA, and his
music blends Latin rhythms, traditional instruments, and a dizzying
range of musical styles. Mister G will also perform songs from his
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Inspired by Simon's early career experience as a junior jokesmith
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focuses on Sid Caesar/Jackie Gleason-like Max Prince, the star of a
weekly comedy-variety show circa 1953, and his staff,
including Simon's alter ego Lucas Brickman. Brickman maintains a
running commentary on the writing, fighting, and wacky antics that
take place in the writers' room. At the plot's core is Max's ongoing
battles with NBC executirves who fear his humor is
too sophisticated for Middle America.
To purchase tickets, visit www.footlighters.com
or call, 508-668-8446
2 Scout Rd., Walpole
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Chief Brooks
BY DORIS J. DICKSON
As part of our program to introduce high school students to the art
of journalism, Police Chief Brooks
met with two students over Christmas break. They were treated to a
tour of the police station (including
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He understands the importance of
officers getting to the scene quickly
and has talked with the superintendent and principals about their crisis
plans. He also noted that the reason
that the shooter in Newtown stopped
shooting and killed himself was because of the arrival of the police.
The Norwood Police Department
is in the process of ordering new vehicles. Since Ford stopped manufacturing the Crown Victoria, the NPD
began looking at a new model called
the “Police Interceptor” which resembles a Taurus. Brooks explained
the Department needs to order new
vehicles annually to replace old ones
because they are in use 24/7 and officers need reliable vehicles to serve
Norwood. NPTV will be producing
a segment on how the new cars differ from the old model.
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Chief Brooks graduated from the
FBI National Academy in Virginia.
He also worked with the Massachusetts Bankers Association to set up
massmostwanted.org, which celebrate its tenth anniversary in June.
The website helps police identify
suspects they don’t know and includes surveillance photos. Brooks
also works with the Innocence on
ways police use eyewitness evidence. Brooks has spoken on the
topic in Connecticut, Vermont, and
other states.
Chief Brooks rose through the
ranks quickly and when the Norwood Police Chief position opened,
he expressed interest in the position
and secured a place in the interview
process. During the process, he
faced a panel consisting of the re-
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tired police chief, the current chief,
the town manager, and the state’s
former public safety secretary. Town
manager, John Carroll, gave the final
approval for and named Brooks
Norwood’s new Police Chief in
spring 2012.
When asked why he chose criminal justice Brooks said, “There were
people that needed to be stuck up for
who couldn’t stick up for themselves” and “always thought it was
an exciting field.” He explained
how his friend’s father told stories
about his career in criminal justice
and said that he comes to work every
day because he knows “there are
opportunities out there to get involved and step in.”
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Chief William Brooks, who was
born and raised in the Boston area,
attended Stonehill College initially
majoring in accounting but ultimately switching to criminal justice.
After college, Chief Brooks worked
for the Westwood Police Department for five years followed by Nor-
wood for 18 years where
he was promoted to Detective Sergeant. He was
Deputy Chief in Wellesley for 12
years.
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the addition of a Jazz
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and includes a buffetstyle menu of breakfast entrées and meats,
fresh pastry, lunch entrées,
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The cost is $14 per person for
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The Jazz Sunday
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Chief Brooks has a clear vision for
the future of the Norwood Police
Department and the community. To
make the town safer he said, “I want
the department to be more visible
and engaged in the community.” He
believes that people need to feel
more comfortable with the police.
He quoted Sir Robert Peel, the Father of Modern Policing, who said
“The police are the people and the
people are the police” meaning the
Department can’t function without
the acceptance of the community.
Brooks also has a message to Norwood High School students. He
says, “Kids have to think clearly and
make good decisions” by not rationalizing why it’s okay to drink. He
concludes, “If kids make smart decisions and use good judgment, then
they will turn out fine.”
The Terrace Café is a
family owned and operated casual restaurant
featuring fine dining
and live music in the
heart of Wrentham. In
2012, owner Nancy
Lockwood and her son
Josh Walker opened the
establishment, which
has helped draw patrons
and musicians to the
downtown Wrentham
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February 1, 2013
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On Track Cafe Pulls
Into Norwood
Coffee and a breakfast sandwich
for $.99? You read that right. Norwood's newest restaurant, The On
Track Cafe Java Bar and Grill, is
offering that fantastic morning
special, as well as many other delicious breakfast and lunch choices
at incredibly reasonable prices.
Commuters are likely already familiar with On Track Cafe as it is
located at 25 E. Hoyle St., directly
across from the Norwood Hospital
emergency entrance and next to
the Central St. commuter rail station. It opened on November 3,
2012, with a diverse breakfast and
lunch menu that includes specialty
coffees, on-the-go breakfast, and a
wide assortment of salads, sandwiches, wraps, soups and many
Mediterranean selections and dinner plates, such as falafel, kabobs,
tabouleh, hummus, stuffed grape
leaves, spinach pie and baklava.
"Where can you get a cappuccino and a hummus sandwich?"
owner Richard Nasr said.
This is the second local restaurant for owners and Norwood residents Richard and Mariam Nasr.
Five years ago, they opened their
first On Track Cafe at the Westwood train station. Everything
there and in Norwood's site include homemade items that are
available for take-out or dining in.
The Norwood location was renovated by the Nasrs into a charming
15-seat restaurant that even includes the warm ambiance of a
fireplace and the perfect setting for
a delicious lunch or even relaxing
with a great cup of coffee from
java bar that includes a wide variety of hot and cold traditional and
specialty coffees and smoothies.
"Our prices are reasonable and
are food is fresh," Nasr said. "We
are very different and price
driven."
On Track Cafe Java Bar and Grill
is open 6 a.m. on weekdays and 7
a.m. on weekends and currently
closes late in the afternoon. They
accept all major credit cards and
Norfolk County Register of
Deeds William P. O’Donnell
Sworn in for Third Term.
Norfolk County Register of Deeds William
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3, 2013 during a brief
ceremony at the Norfolk
County Commissioners
Office, in Dedham. Conducting the swearing in
was Norfolk County
Clerk of Courts Walter
Timilty who had been
sworn in earlier that day,
and who also swore in reelected County Commissioners Francis O’Brien
and John Gillis.
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Santa's Visits Not Reserved
for Just the Young
Home Instead Senior Care recently partnered with Ellis Nursing
Home and Rehabilitation on a very
special program called “Be a Santa
to a Senior.” The Ellis Nursing
Home provided me with a wish list
from 75 of their residents who either could not afford the holidays
or had no family to celebrate the
holidays with. I took the wish list
and set up Christmas trees with
their requests at local retailers. LA
Fitness in Walpole, Flowers and
More in Walpole, New Pond Village in Walpole and Walgreens in
Dedham. I received donations for
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gift wrapping supplies from Wal-Mart
and CVS in Walpole
and Walgreens in
Dedham. Anyone
could walk in to any
of these retailers and select a wish
list item from the tree. Purchase it
and return it to the participating retailer unwrapped. I then set a date
with the activities director and the
residents of New Pond Village independent and assisted living in
Walpole and we had a gift wrapping party. The seniors truly enjoyed the activity especially
knowing they were helping other
seniors who might be less fortunate. I then took all the wrapped
gifts to The Ellis Nursing Home
and Rehabilitation in Norwood
and with their activities director we
coordinated a Christmas party for
all of the residents of The Ellis .
The Ellis purchased the gifts for
the residents who did not fit the
criteria and we kept the privacy of
those who did by having a party
for everyone. I have a daughter
who is in student council at King
Philip High School in Wrentham.
I went to a meeting and requested
student volunteers to be elves on
Christmas Eve and help with delivering gifts to the seniors at the
Ellis. I was hoping for 6-10 volunteers and received an overwhelm-
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faces as they watched the elves
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said they really enjoyed Christmas
this year especially the giving back
part. I knew then that the program
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and well wishers from across
the county
“I would like to thank the residents of Norfolk County for the
support and trust they have
shown me over the years. It has
been a privilege and honor to
serve as your Register of Deeds.
You can rest assured that the
Registry of Deeds will continue
to be an efficient customer oriented operation, and that at the
Registry of Deeds we are as
committed as ever to sound
management practices and service to the residents and businesses of Norfolk County,” said
Register O’Donnell.
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County. The Registry is a resource for homeowners, title examiners, mortgage lenders,
municipalities and others with a
need for secure, accurate, accessible land record information.
Residents in need of assistance
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February 1. 2013
Living Healthy
Red Cross Issues Steps to Help Kids Avoid the Flu
Health officials are reporting
widespread influenza outbreaks
in 47 of 50 states. One age group
hit particularly hard is children,
and the American Red Cross has
some steps parents can teach their
kids to help them avoid getting
sick.
WASHING HANDS: Kids
have a way of picking up colds
and other illnesses. Parents
should teach children proper
hand washing techniques and
how to correctly cover coughs or
sneezes. Wash hands with soap
and warm water. When using
soap and water:
• Wash for at least 20 seconds,
covering the entire hand includ-
ing fingernails and under jewelry.
Younger children can be taught to
sing a short song like "Row, Row,
Row Your Boat," or the "Happy
Birthday" song a few times,
which will ensure they wash for
at least 20 seconds.
• Rinse and dry thoroughly
with a disposable towel.
• Use the towel to turn off
the faucet.
If using an alcoholbased hand sanitizer:
• Rub thoroughly over the
entire hand, including nail
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• Continue to rub until the product dries.
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surfaces disinfected and
keeping a sick person in a
separate room in the household if possible.
IF THE CHILD BECOMES ILL: If a child gets
sick, parents should consult
their doctor. They should also
make sure their child gets
plenty of rest and fluids. If the
child is breathing fast or having
trouble breathing, has bluish or
gray skin color, refuses to drink,
is vomiting, is irritable or has
trouble staying awake, parents
should get the child medical help
right away.
cross.org/FluTips for more information.
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disasters; supplies more than 40
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aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red
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and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission.
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Living Healthy
Starving Yourself is No
Way to Lose Weight
By Michael Wood, cScS,
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It’s estimated that more than 40
million Americans go on some
kind of diet each year. Most give
up within a few weeks. And many
try again next year, ever hopeful
that “this time” it will be different.
The fact is, crash dieting and yoyo dieting as it’s called is not only
ineffective, it can actually make it
harder to achieve your goal of losing weight.
It’s true. The reason diets seem to
get harder or less effective the
older we get and the more we do
them is because the thing we lose
most on a diet too often is muscle.
Less muscle means your metabolism slows. So when you go off
your diet, and go back to eating
“normally”, there’s now an even
wider gap between how much you
take in and how much you burn.
That’s why 95% of all dieters gain
all the weight they lose on a diet
within a year, plus a few extra
pounds. There has to be a better
way. Fortunately there is.
In my many years working with
clients and participating in research studies at the world renown
USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at
Tufts at Tuft University, I
have seen first-hand how
important
maintaining
your body’s lean muscle mass
is to long-term, permanent weight
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people know about.
It’s focused on burning calories
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Here’s how it works—and why it
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STEP 1: TURN UP YOUR METABOLIC FURNACE
Any successful weight management program needs to start on the
inside: your body’s lean muscle
level. While your metabolism is
partly set by genetics, which you
can’t do anything about, you can
however make significant changes
to your lean muscle level with a
consistent program of strength
training 2-3x/week. Increasing
lean muscle in your body increases
your basal metabolic rate, which in
turn means you’ll burn calories at
a higher level 24/7. Whether you
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STEP 2: INCREASE THE BURN
While strength training is the first
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layering in a complementary program of interval-based cardio exercise is next in line.
Cardio exercise 3-4x week, amps
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STEP 3: FUEL YOURSELF,
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Once you have the “burn” part of
the fat loss equation down, now it’s
time to look at your diet.
With all those extra calories your
body is now burning up from increasing your metabolic furnace,
you’ll find your “diet” can be
much less restrictive, and sustainable. Which means that you are far
more likely to reach your goal.
Simple changes like cutting
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sodas are often all it takes for
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The key is to properly fuel your
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Living Healthy
'Heart Disease' Describes
Numerous Conditions
Few people are unaware of heart
disease and its potentially devastating effects. But many people
may not known that the term
"heart disease" is a blanket term
used to describe several health
problems related to the heart.
According to the World Health
Organization, ischaemic heart disease, which is characterized by a
reduced blood supply to the heart,
is the leading cause of death across
the globe. Though many conditions are characterized as ischaemic heart disease, many
others are not, and the WHO notes
that other heart conditions, including stroke, are also among the top
10 most deadly diseases in the
world. The following is a rundown
of some of the more common heart
conditions, many of which can be
prevented if men and women
make the right lifestyle choices.
Angina
Angina occurs when a person has
chest pain or discomfort around
their heart because the muscle is
not getting enough oxygen-rich
blood. Angina can be a byproduct
of elevated levels of stress or
overexertion and may even be
caused by clogged arteries. All
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Stable angina is the most common
form, and usually follows a pattern
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Unstable angina is less predictable,
while variant angina, the rarest
form of the condition, occurs while
a person is at rest. Rest and medicine are at the root of treating
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treated once its cause has been de-
termined.
Atherosclerosis
Atherosclerosis is
characterized by the
buildup of fatty materials in the arterial walls.
This fatty material can harden over
time, restricting blood flow and resulting in calcium deposits. Daily
exercise and a healthy diet void of
high-fat, high-cholesterol foods are
two ways to prevent or treat atherosclerosis.
Cardiac Arrest
Cardiac arrest is a culmination of
several heart conditions, including
angina and atherosclerosis. Also
known as a heart attack, cardiac arrest occurs when blood and oxygen are unable to reach the heart.
Chest discomfort; discomfort in
other areas of the upper body, including the arms, back, neck or
jaw; shortness of breath with or
without chest discomfort; and nausea or lightheadedness may all be
indicators that a person is going
into cardiac arrest.
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Hypertension
Also known as high blood pressure, hypertension is a relatively
common heart condition. Nearly
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blood pressure reading at one point in
his life. That reading
measures the systolic
pressure,
which is the pressure created when
the heart beats, and
the diastolic pressure, which is the
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nervous system and
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Treating hypertension is relatively
simple, as a doctor will typically
recommend some dietary changes
and may even prescribe medication for those patients with especially high blood pressure.
supply to any part of the brain is
interrupted. Potentially deadly,
stroke can cause paralysis as well.
Trouble speaking, loss of coordination and trouble moving limbs
Stroke
Stroke occurs when the blood
More information on heart disease is available at www.heart.org.
may be indicative of stroke, which
is considered a medical emergency
that requires immediate medical
help. The longer a person goes between the onset of a stroke and
seeking treatment often determines
the severity of the consequences.
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athletics.”
According to Shaughnessy, it
was the field hockey team that
opened his eyes to the problem
at hand when the team didn’t
have goalie equipment and was
forced to get in touch with past
athletes that played the position
in hope that they could borrow
the equipment for the season.
In addition to the president,
the Lady Mustang committee is
made of Marie Reen, Kristen
Eysie, Mark and Nancy
Spaulding (who secured the
first big donation for the organization), Chris Folan and Paul
Chamberlain (whose DJ skills
come in handy). The committee
is also made up of one or two
parent representatives from
each of the girls sports.
Through the first full year in
operation, the Lady Mustangs
held trivia nights, bowling
fundraisers and a shopping
event for the women with all
proceeds going to help improve
female athletic programs at the
Norwood High School. Lady
Mustangs have also raised
money through Mustang Stampede, where numerous Mustangs are placed on local lawns.
To date. the Lady Mustangs
have donated close to $7,000 to
the female athletic programs.
The girls have also helped out
with the Food Pantry as well as
the Fisher House in West Roxbury. The Fisher House provides a home away from home
for military families so that
they can be close to loved ones
during a hospitalization, illness,
disease or injury.
One of Shaghnessy's big
goals this year is to connect
with the junior high school athletes.
“We’re hoping to get to the
junior high school and find out
what kids want to play sports in
the high school,” Shaghnessy
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hoping to help.”
The Lady Mustangs will be
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asked to come dressed from the
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If you want to help support
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Norwood Sports
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BY CHRISTOPHER TREMBLAY
Three years ago, Russell
Booth took the reins of the Norwood track team from then
coach Jim Forest. Things were
not as good as they had been in
the past for the Mustang team,
but Booth was looking to bring
Norwood back to the top of the
Bay State Conference.
“Near the end of Jim’s tenure
he just didn’t have the athletes
(only 35 came out for the team
3 years ago) and the commitment level was not always
there,” Booth said. “Norwood
track had always been a successful program throughout the
90’s and into the early 2000’s,
but they took a beating during
the rebuilding of the school.”
As Norwood was updating the
high school, track seemed to
take a second seat and the team
didn’t really have a place to call
their own. In addition, lacrosse
was starting to gain popularity
and a lot of athletes who would
have gone out for track were
gravitating toward the up and
coming sport. However, over
the past two years Booth has
been lobbying for athletes to
pick up the sport to improve
their skills for other sports.
“Athletes were finding out
that track was a lot of hard
work and many of them just
didn’t want to deal with it," the
Norwood coach said. "We did
get a lot of support from baseball coach Kevin Igoe, who recommended his players fill the
off-season void with track to
improve themselves. I myself
have been trying to convince
the kids that if you want to be
successful in your other sports,
then track is the way to go.
Slowly, they are starting to buy
into that philosophy.”
A good example is Alison
Ryan, a standout field hockey
and lacrosse player for Norwood who has already secured
a scholarship to college.
“Alison had no incentive
whatsoever to come out and run
track,” Booth said. “But her
doing so optimizes the sport in
helping her with her other
sports. That speaks volumes
about the preparation of track.”
Other females that have
helped this team return to its
glory days are Jessica Murphy,
a junior sprinter who acts as a
recruiter continually trying to
get athletes to join the team,
and Alanna Keady, a running
junkie. Keady runs track in the
winter and spring while participating in cross country during
the fall.
For the boys. Jason Matovu
has come a long way for the
squad during his three years on
the team. The senior participates in the hurdles, the 55-
Coach Booth training runners outside Norwood High School.
meter dash, the long jump and
high jump for Norwood. Captain Ryan Igoe competes in the
300 and 4 x 400 relay and will
occasionally run the 600 when
the team is in need of points.
Booth, along with his squad,
is hoping that the third year is
the charm and Norwood track
once again becomes synonymous with winning.
Another athlete that has contributed to bringing Norwood
back to the top of the mountain
is shot-put thrower Dan Ditomassso.
“Throwers never get a lot of
attention, especially in the winter when they only have one
event,” Booth said. “Dan has
been a phenomenal four-year
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Jason Matovu Qualifies for States in Long Jump
BY CHRISTOPHER TREMBLAY
Looking to stay activate during
the football off-season, Norwood’s Jason Matovu thought
that basketball was going to be
the sport. Unfortunately, the Norwood senior didn’t have what it
took to be a star on the court and
when he was cut from the team
he gravitated toward track. It was
here that he found his second
calling outside of football.
Matovu participates in four
events every meet for Coach
Russ Booth giving the Mustangs
a better chance of capturing a
win. The senior participates in
the hurdles, the 55-meter dash,
the long jump and the high jump.
While he may be a pro at the
events his coach has chosen for
him now, that wasn’t always the
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“When I joined the track team
my sophomore year, I was not
very good, in fact, I was awful,”
Matovu said. “So I worked hard
at improving myself, especially
during the summer when I did
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Coach Booth remembers how
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“He can flat out run now, but as
a sophomore he was terrible,” the
coach recalled. “Give him credit,
he worked hard and stuck with it
and dropped his time down to
6.96 from 7.6 seconds. It may not
seem like a lot to a normal person, but to a runner that’s an extreme improvement.”
Of his four events, Matovu
likes the 55-meter dash the best,
but believes his best event is the
long jump, where he has already
leaped 20 feet-9 inches and qualified for the states. When he steps
onto the track to run the dash/ the
senior is somewhat of a trash
talker to his teammates.
“I don’t do it during meets, just
to my teammates during practice," he laughed "It’s just something I do. I want to let them
know what they’re up against. It
makes me work harder. When
you go out and say that you’re
the best, you have to be able to
prove it.”
Coach Booth chuckles at Matovu’s brashness on the track, but
disagrees with his ability.
“Jason’s a very outgoing kid
and I’ve never had any problem
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The Rink Location Choice Beyond the Numbers
BY DORIS J. DICKSON
The selection of the site upon
which to build a state-funded
hockey rink came down to seven
committee members voting based
on committee-established criteria
and committee-established rating
points. Each committee yelled out
the points for each criterion; the
points were entered into an adding
machine (with no apparent method
of individual recordkeeping for residents to view), written on a flipchart pad, and averaged upon
completion of the vote. What was
behind the numbers that decided
the fate of the hockey rink and,
likely, the residents of South Norwood? What is transparent? Were
residents’ concerns seriously considered? Was South Norwood
going to be the chosen site, as many
believed, regardless of what residents wanted, regardless of its suitability or non-suitability?
The process began with the appointment of a Rink Committee at
a meeting of the Board of Selectman in early November. Selectwoman
Abdullah-Donahue
recommended that a resident of
South Norwood be included (since
it was the choice of the RINC) in
the committee but she was denied.
Former South Norwood resident
and current Selectman, Allan
Howard was chosen. In addition,
other members were Norwood
Nuggets President - Bill Naumann,
School Committee Vice Chairman
- John Badger, Recreation Director
- Gerry Miller, Town Engineer Mary Ryan and Assistant Town
Engineer - Andy Murphy. Though
not a resident of Norwood, Town
Manager, John Carroll, volunteered
to chair the committee and Selectman agreed.
The first public meeting was held
November 28, 2012 at the Civic
Center. A spreadsheet of twenty
possible sites was distributed and
an initial elimination conducted.
The room was nearly full and residents actively and enthusiastically
participated in the process with
many opposing opinions. All but
two privately-owned sites (Vanderbilt Ave and Endicott Street – requested by Allan Howard) were
eliminated.
The Elks ball field was added
when a resident indicated they
might be willing to work with the
town (to enable its use) as was the
town-owned Willett School site
when brought up by Ann Haley of
Nichols Street. Andy Murphy said,
“It has sloping issues but I will take
a look at it.” More than once the
concept of leasing or gifting of privately-owned property was suggested by residents (though no
follow-up was mentioned in later
meetings).
Other topics included amount of
space needed (according to Andy
Murphy, 32,000 square feet and
100 parking spaces), wetlands and
conservation land requirements to
replicate any space taken, speaking
to the Bird Foundation about available land in that area, the timeline,
cost to build just the rink (according
to Bill Naumann approximately $5
million) and selection criteria.
The end of the first meeting saw
the following sites remaining: Ellis
Ave, Savage Center, Hennessey
Field, Vanderbilt Ave., Coakley
Middle School, Endicott Street, Father Mac’s, Elks ball field, Willett
School and Access Road (across
from the airport).
The second meeting was held December 12, with a draft criteria
spreadsheet distributed to committee members and residents. Mark
Ryan explained the sheet would be
used to “objectively” rate each site
and the one with the most points
will have the highest ranking. John
Carroll explained the committee
would receive a detailed package
with plans, comments and a fact
sheet and that it would be made
available to residents prior to the
next meeting.
The conversation in meeting two
focused on adding additional criterion, verifying the existing criteria,
and creating a numeric ranking.
Mr. Badger noted that most of the
list was objective (not subjective)
and, therefore, rankings should not
change between committee members. John Carroll commented,
“That will be noted in the package.”
Other conversations included traffic studies (existing and upcoming)
as well as the criterion focused on
traffic impact. Mark Barry of
Washington Street asked who was
making the decision on traffic impact. Mr. Carroll said, the traffic
impact information available for
voting would be “provided by engineering not a study.” Patty Bailey
asked about vegetation, fencing and
landscaping which is expected to
“screen” a building that according
to Rick Morrison will
be approximately 30
feet high though there
are no architectural
drawings to depict the
visual impact. Irene
Bonovich asked if it would be possible to have something drawn up
to which Mr. Carroll responded that
here is no time or money for a rendering.
Ms. Bailey also asked about
neighborhood impact and how the
rink would affect the “quality of
life” of neighbors. “Would it negatively affect the neighborhood?”
She requested that the topic be
added to the list of criteria but was
denied. However, a gas line accessibility criterion was added.
There was also conversation
about “weighting” the criteria.
David Hajjar pointed out, “Not all
criteria should be valued the same.”
and, as Ann Haley put it, “Some of
these things are more important.”
Although John Carroll said, it was
a “valid point,” the committee
opted not to weight items of lessor
or more importance.
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cedural discussion would be had at
the final meeting, so, any concerns
residents had were not addressed.
Several residents became frustrated, with one walking out after
voting of just a few criteria saying,
“I can’t keep my mouth shut, so
I’m leaving.”
The first two questions should
have been fairly objective (#1 - is
property privately owned or town
owned and #2 - is location on an arterial road, collector road or secondary road).
The ratings,
however, were frequently not consistent with each other. In addition,
Endicott Street, was poorly rated
with just 2 points even though it is
right off Rte 1A. The Coakley middle school was given 6.2 points
even though Washington Street is
not a federal or state highway. Endicott Street was also given only 2
points since it is privately-owned,
even though sources have it, property management was considering
“gifting” it to the town, if they had
asked. However, other sources said
some committee member(s)
“didn’t want it there.”
If individual scores were kept and
made publically available, residents
could view for themselves the inconsistencies that continued with
the questions, “Is electricity readily
available. Is water readily available? Is gas readily available? Is
there public transportation adjacent,
nearby or not available?” If the answer was “yes” to those questions
(clearly denoted in the Fact Sheets),
all ratings for those questions, for
each site, should have been the
same, yet they were not.
Another criterion, neighborhood
aesthetics had a choice of no abutters, one side of abutters with adequate area for screening,
multiple-sides with adequate area
for screening. The real question
should have been, how do you
screen a thirty-foot plus high
hockey rink in a residential area?
Therefore, with no criteria
weighting and inconsistent and
possibly questionable rating, South
Norwood residents’ prediction
came true – the Coakley Middle
School was named the “only” suitable location with 89.7 points.
As an example of the often heated
and frustrating discussion, the second meeting ended when resident
Bill Rogers yelled, “I am sick of
hearing about South Norwood.”
The committee then voted to approve the criteria and chose the date
for the third and final public meeting.
The final meeting was held January 9, 2013. A letter to interested
residents, a time line, and a booklet
containing site maps, fact sheets,
and annotated Google maps of the
proposed sites, as well as a final criteria-rating spreadsheet were provided to all. There was no mention
in the booklet (as promised in
meeting two by John Carroll) that
rankings of many of the criterion
should not change between committee members.
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February 1
Neil Simon's 'Laughter on the
23rd Floor'
Walpole Footlighters, 2 Scout Rd.,
Walpole, 8 p.m.
Inspired by Simon's early career experience as a junior jokesmith (along
with his brother Danny) for Your
Show of Shows, the play focuses on
Sid Caesar/Jackie Gleason-like Max
Prince, the star of a weekly comedyvariety show circa 1953, and his staff,
including Simon's alter ego Lucas
Brickman. For more information or
to order tickets, call 508-668-8446 or
visit www.footlighters.com.
February 2
Neil Simon's 'Laughter on the
23rd Floor'
Walpole Footlighters, 2 Scout Rd.,
Walpole, 8 p.m.
Inspired by Simon's early career experience as a junior jokesmith (along
with his brother Danny) for Your
Show of Shows, the play focuses on
Sid Caesar/Jackie Gleason-like Max
Prince, the star of a weekly comedyvariety show circa 1953, and his staff,
including Simon's alter ego Lucas
Brickman. For more information or
to order tickets, call 508-668-8446 or
visit www.footlighters.com.
February 4
Fiction 2 Film: 'An Ideal Husband'
Morrill Memorial Library
6:30-9 p.m.
The Fiction 2 Film series continues
with Oscar Wilde's play An Ideal
Husband. A brief discussion will
begin or follow the screening of the
film. Your viewing will be enhanced
by reading the fiction before we
watch the film. Please call the library
if you need help reserving a copy of
the book. Register by calling 781769-0200, x110 or 222.
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190 Vanderbilt Ave., Suite 1
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negligent hire claims; however, failing to follow the laws for obtaining
and evaluating this information may
expose the company to other claims
and penalties. For more information,
visit www.nvcc.com.
February 7
First Thursday Book Discussion
Morrill Memorial Library
10-11:30 a.m.
The Adult Book Discussion Group
meets on the first Thursday of the
month from October through May.
The selected book for February is
The Vanishing Act of Esme Lenox
by Maggie O'Farrell. No registration
is necessary. Please contact Margot
Sullivan at 781-769-0200, x110 for
more information.
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First Thursday Book Discussion, Morrill Memorial Library, 7:30-9 p.m.
The Adult Book Discussion Group
meets on the first Thursday of the
month from October through May.
The selected book for February is
The Vanishing Act of Esme Lenox
by Maggie O'Farrell. No registration
is necessary. Please contact Margot
Sullivan at 781-769-0200, x110 for
more information.
February 8
Middle School Dance
Norwood Civic Center, 7-9:30 p.m.
Dance the night away with friends
to the latest music. $5 per person. A
Norwood School Id is required to
enter.
Neil Simon's 'Laughter on the
23rd Floor'
Walpole Footlighters, 2 Scout Rd.,
Walpole, 8 p.m.
Inspired by Simon's early career experience as a junior jokesmith (along
with his brother Danny) for Your
Show of Shows, the play focuses on
Sid Caesar/Jackie Gleason-like Max
Prince, the star of a weekly comedyvariety show circa 1953, and his staff,
including Simon's alter ego Lucas
Brickman. For more information or
to order tickets, call 508-668-8446 or
visit www.footlighters.com.
February 9
3rd Annual Father
Daughter Dance
Norwood Civic Center, 6:30-8 p.m.
Calling all dads, uncles, grandpas
and more... bring your special one for
this magical evening. Pictures will
be captured in our photo booth. $10
per couple (adult/child) and $5 each
additional child. Contact the Civic
Center for tickets at 781-762-0466.
The Godfather of Boston Comedy:
Don Gavin
Norwood Theatre, 109 Central St.
8 p.m.
If you have ever been embarrassed
about the contents of your recycling
bin or tried to kill a flying bat in your
house you will find Jim’s comedy hilarious. Tickets are $22 for seniors,
$25 for adults. The box office is open
weekdays, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. & 3-5
p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the
box office, or call 781-551-9000, or
visit www.norwoodstage.com.
Neil Simon's 'Laughter on the
23rd Floor'
Walpole Footlighters, 2 Scout Rd.,
Walpole, 8 p.m.
Inspired by Simon's early career experience as a junior jokesmith (along
with his brother Danny) for Your
Show of Shows, the play focuses on
Sid Caesar/Jackie Gleason-like Max
Prince, the star of a weekly comedyvariety show circa 1953, and his staff,
including Simon's alter ego Lucas
Brickman. For more information or
to order tickets, call 508-668-8446 or
visit www.footlighters.com.
Calendar
February 10
Musical Sundays Concert
Morrill Memorial Library
3-5 p.m.
Roger Bruno and Ellen Schwartz of
"Too Human" will perform a repeat
performance of romantic jazz and
standards. Sign up for this free concert at the Reference or Information
Desk or call 781-769-0200, x110 or
222.
Children's Hospital Blood Drive
St. Timothy's Church
8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Each donation can help up to four
young patients. For an appointment,
call 781-769-2522, x34 or www.halfpints.childrenshopital.org.
Neil Simon's 'Laughter on the
23rd Floor'
Walpole Footlighters, 2 Scout Rd.,
Walpole, 2 p.m.
Inspired by Simon's early career experience as a junior jokesmith (along
with his brother Danny) for Your
Show of Shows, the play focuses on
Sid Caesar/Jackie Gleason-like Max
Prince, the star of a weekly comedyvariety show circa 1953, and his staff,
including Simon's alter ego Lucas
Brickman. For more information or
to order tickets, call 508-668-8446 or
visit www.footlighters.com.
February 11
Registration for Spring/Summer
Programs
Registration officially begins for the
Norwood Recreation Center's
spring/summer
programs
today. Don't miss out on our playground programs, swim lessons, and
Spring session programs. For more
information,
visit
www.norwoodma.gov.
February 12
Press Conference with Abraham
Lincoln
Morrill Memorial Library
7-9 p.m.
Join the Friends of the Library for
their annual meeting as they host
Phillip A. Chetwynd who will present "A Press Conference with Abraham Lincoln." President Lincoln will
detail the difficulties of his administration during the Civil War. He will
then be pleased to entertain questions
from the audience. Sign up for this
free event at the library Reference or
Information Desk of call 781-7690200, x110 or 222.
Norwood Retired Men's Club
Valentine's Party
To attend the party, call Joe Cattafe
at 781-762-4995 or George Wallace
at 781-326-9273. The cost is $25 per
member and member’s guest.
Storytime with Hope
Morrill Memorial Library
10-10:30 a.m.
To sign up for storytime with Hope
Anderson, contact Christine
Tomasello,
[email protected]
or call 781-440-5983
February 13
Let's Get Moving
Gymnastics Academy of Boston
11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
For children ages 2.9-5. Free of
charge. To register, contact Christine
Tomasello,
[email protected] or
call 781-440-5983
Film Showing: Casablanca
Norwood Theatre, 109 Central St.
7:30 p.m.
Come see this classic love story on
the big screen, starring Humphrey
Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. This is
the perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day! Tickets are $10 for adults
and $7 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased at the door on
the day of the showing. The box office will open at 6:30 pm.
February 14
Let's Get Moving
Gymnastics Academy of Boston
11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
For children ages 2.9-5. Free of
charge. To register, contact Christine
Tomasello,
[email protected] or
call 781-440-5983
Film Showing: Casablanca
Norwood Theatre, 109 Central St.
7:30 p.m.
Come see this classic love story on
the big screen, starring Humphrey
Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. This is
the perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day! Tickets are $10 for adults
and $7 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased at the door on
the day of the showing. The box office will open at 6:30 pm.
February 15
Film Showing: Casablanca
Norwood Theatre, 109 Central St.
7:30 p.m.
Come see this classic love story on
the big screen, starring Humphrey
Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. This is
the perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day! Tickets are $10 for adults
and $7 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased at the door on
the day of the showing. The box office will open at 6:30 pm.
Neil Simon's 'Laughter on the
23rd Floor'
Walpole Footlighters, 2 Scout Rd.,
Walpole, 8 p.m.
Inspired by Simon's early career experience as a junior jokesmith (along
with his brother Danny) for Your
Show of Shows, the play focuses on
Sid Caesar/Jackie Gleason-like Max
Prince, the star of a weekly comedyvariety show circa 1953, and his staff,
including Simon's alter ego Lucas
Brickman. For more information or
to order tickets, call 508-668-8446 or
visit www.footlighters.com.
February 1. 2013
February 16
Sewstainability Sewing Workshop
Morrill Memorial Library
9-11 a.m.
Another series of "Sewstainability"
sewing workshops, held from February through April, is being facilitated
by the organization Together Yes and
Sew-Easy of Norwood. Email Susan
Clare, [email protected], for more
information.
Neil Simon's 'Laughter on the
23rd Floor'
Walpole Footlighters, 2 Scout Rd.,
Walpole, 8 p.m.
Inspired by Simon's early career experience as a junior jokesmith (along
with his brother Danny) for Your
Show of Shows, the play focuses on
Sid Caesar/Jackie Gleason-like Max
Prince, the star of a weekly comedyvariety show circa 1953, and his staff,
including Simon's alter ego Lucas
Brickman. For more information or
to order tickets, call 508-668-8446 or
visit www.footlighters.com.
Beatlemania Again
Norwood Theatre, 109 Central St.
8 p.m.
This outstanding performance features three versions of The Beatles all
in one show. The show starts with
“Meet The Beatles," then transforms
into the “Sergeant Pepper” era and
finishes with the “Get Back” era and
a great encore. Beatlemania Again
features Broadway cast members as
well as former members of the Hall
& Oates Band! Tickets are $24 for
seniors, $28 for adults. The box office is open weekdays, 10 a.m.-12
p.m. & 3-5 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the box office, or call 781551-9000,
or
visit
www.norwoodstage.com.
February 17
Deadline for Norwood Youth
Soccer
The Norwood Youth Soccer deadline to register for the Spring 2013 Intramural program U5 to U9 is
February 17. Visit "www.norwoodsoccer.com" and click "Registration"
for more information.
Mister G.
Norwood Theatre, 109 Central St.
2 p.m.
Parents’ Choice Gold Award-winning international children’s music
artist, Mister G performs songs from
his new bilingual album Chocolalala, named one of the best CDs of
the year by The Washington Post.
Sing and dance away the mid-winter
chill! Tickets are $7 for kids and $9
for adults. The box office is open
weekdays, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. & 3-5
p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the
box office, or call 781-551-9000, or
visit www.norwoodstage.com.
CALENDAR
continued on page 28
February 1, 2013
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Out and About
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BY DAWN C. FiTzgeRALD
Winter Wonderings
When I was a kid, snow truly
made the winter months wonderful. A bit of the white fluffy stuff
on a cold gray day was always
welcome. There was sledding to
do and snowmen to make.
Some of my fondest winter
memories were watching the
news-with fingers, toes, and even
eyes crossed- waiting to hear that
yes, in fact, “Boston schools were
cancelled."
Back then school cancellations
were read aloud, by a newscasterone who actually talked about the
news-and not what Chanel snowsuit a Kardashian clan member
was sighted recently sporting.
Today’s cancellations flash so
quickly across the screen that if
you blink an eye and miss your
school’s official cancellation you
are now forced to read (through
bleary bespectacled eyes) a complete cancellation list of towns and
programs that up until right now
were completely nonexistent or
distant foreign places you really
didn’t (and probably still don’t)
give a care about –because you
only really want to know about
your own town and whether or not
you have to head out and shovel.
But I digress.
Once the magical words were
made official, I’d head back to bed
and snuggle under the covers
knowing when I awoke there’d still
be a winter wonderland awaiting.
Being a kid during a true New
England snowstorm was just magical. But now that I’m an adult that
snowy scenario does not conjure
the same winter wonderment.
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Fluffy is fine but if it’s the slushy
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this time.
The last of the snow has finally
been shoveled and the car cleaned
off. I am now forced to go to one
of two places -either to the grocery
store or sledding. With either place
there is danger lurking around
every slushy snow covered corner.
Let’s not forget the two teens that
live in my house that can (and will,
despite their whining and loud
protests) help with the shovelingpost shower, mascara, perfect snow
shoveling outfit complete with
matching hat choice. After I finish
nagging them, I pry the cell phones
out of their hands only to be replaced with shovels and looks of
their utter confusion. Together we
will finish the driveway before the
snowy stuff melts. This is after I inform them both that, “No,” there is
NOT an App for that.
Crazy people head to the supermarkets when the last flake of a
snowstorm falls. There they purchase twelve gallons of milk and at
lease fifteen loaves of bread –many
still suffering Blizzard of ’78 post
stress disorder.
After the driveway has been
shoveled the next snowy induced
situation presents itself: the kid
care issue. Who will watch my littlest one? Do I have to call into
work? Or can the older two keep
her alive until either the hubby or I
come home? Will they stop texting
long enough to provide her with
lunch? Maybe even a snack? If I
am really stuck can I bring her with
me to the germ infested, sickness
surrounded place of my employment?
What’s a working mom to do?
If I do stay home then I am the
entertainment committee to the
youngest child. After all the two
older children have their phones to
keep them company.
I go there merely to buy baking
supplies-flour, chocolate chips.
There’s nothing better than baking
on a cold wintery day.
If we have no milk so be it. There
is no way I’m risking my life to
head into that aisle. Let the storm
hoarders have their milk- we’re
having cocoa with our cookies.
Instead of baking, we could go
sledding. Although last time I did
this, the sled went airborne with
me on it. I landed on my back very
grateful then, and now, that nothing
was broken or bruised except my
ego.
I wish I were still a kid with snow
days-instead of an adult with
shovel days. Hopefully, someday I
will once again appreciate our winter wonderlands. But right now,
I’m waiting for the next snowstorm
and potential emergency room
visit.
Dawn C. Fitztgerald is a freelance writer. She can be reached at
[email protected]
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February 1. 2013
Neil Simon's 'Laughter on the 23rd
Floor'
Walpole Footlighters, 2 Scout Rd.,
Walpole
2 p.m.
Inspired by Simon's early career experience as a junior jokesmith (along
with his brother Danny) for Your
Show of Shows, the play focuses on
Sid Caesar/Jackie Gleason-like Max
Prince, the star of a weekly comedyvariety show circa 1953, and his staff,
including Simon's alter ego Lucas
Brickman. For more information or
to order tickets, call 508-668-8446 or
visit www.footlighters.com.
February 19
Music with Miss Tina
10-10:45 a.m.
Learn some songs and dances that
celebrate the holiday of hugs and
kisses. To register, contact Christine
Tomasello,
[email protected] or
call 781-440-5983.
February 22
Joe Jam Puppet Band
Norwood Civic Center, 11 a.m.
Put some music and fun into February vacation with the Toe Jam Puppet Band. Kids and even grown-ups
will enjoy the sounds this duo delivers. Big kids, Tom and Vinny, bring
smiles with their combination of
games and songs. Great for all ages!
Cost is $5 per person.
February 24
85th Academy Awards
Airing live on ABC, 7 p.m.
February 25
American Red Cross Blood Drive
Caritas Norwood Hospital
12-5 p.m.
February 26
Together Yes Film Series: 'The
Story of Stuff'
Morrill Memorial Library
7-8 p.m.
This will include 8 short films from
Annie Leonard's The Story of Stuff
project, documenting what happens
to the stuff we buy, where it comes
from, what it costs, and what we can
do about it, followed by refreshments
and a brief discussion. Sign up at the
Library Reference or Information
Desk or call 781-769-0200, x110 or
222.
February 28
Sewstainability Sewing Workshop
Morrill Memorial Library
7-8:30 p.m.
The organization Together Yes and
Sew-Easy of Norwood continue their
series of four Sewstainability sewing
workshops at the library from February through April. Please email Susan
Clare at [email protected] for more
information.
Local Town Pages www.norwoodtownnews.com
February 1, 2013
No Cat Left Behind
PET CORNER
We wish that was the case. Cats
are left outside when owners
move or are put outside to provide
for themselves when people are
sick of them oh too often.
This Valentine
Season consider
making Halloween
your FOREVER LOVE
Meet Felix:
This beautiful, patient, kind orange tiger kitty was left behind as
his owners just moved away. What
kind of a person does that? Felix
was taken in by a resident who
heard about this but the family
was not prepared to take on another pet at this time. Bay State
Animal Cooperative was contacted and we were able to take
Halloween has become an icon in our Petco adoption center in Norwood. She has resided with us since
she was surrendered in April 2012. She’s a charismatic 9 year young lady with confidence. She would
bring joy and love to a quiet home. Make Halloween
Happy this Valentines Day!
Meet Mama, Precious, Murphy, Rocky and Cassidy:
Mama was rescued by a nice man
who found her tied to a tree to die.
The rope around her neck was so
tight it started to grow into her skin.
He released her from this torture
and took her home. Her tail was
also badly injured and later fell off.
The cat lived as an indoor/outdoor
cat with the man and his sickly wife.
They also had an un-neutered male
cat. Soon the litters started to be
produced, meet Precious and many
others. As with all litters of “cute”
kittens they are initially welcomed
and homes are found easily (though
in this case, more irresponsible new
homes). Now Precious, who was
not adopted becomes pregnant too
and more kittens; meet Murphy,
Rocky and Cassidy. To make this
long story short…over 35 unwanted
cats/kittens were brought into this
already cat ridden neighborhood
from this one family. Good News;
remaining 3 adults were altered and
vaccinated. The male cat remained
with the family and Mama, Precious and 4 kittens were surren-
dered to Bay State Animal Cooperative. You can see Mama, Precious,
Rocky and Cassidy at the PetsMart
adoption center in Walpole.
Precious
Like humans, there are feline
viruses that are contagious and cats
allowed to live outdoors can transfer these to one another.
WANTED:
Dedicated Volunteers at any of our
3 adoption centers.
Foster homes for kitties we continue
to rescue daily.
Donations to help fund our mission.
Send donations to:
BSAC, Inc., 47
Windsor Rd., Norwood, Ma. 02062
Mama
Murphy
Rocky
The most efficient and quick procedure to apply
for any of our adoptable cats is to visit our
website at www.baystateanimals.org, complete
our application and email it to
[email protected]
Don’t forget to get your official spay/neuter
license plate this year to support grants to
organizations like ours!
Felix into our system. He is estimated to be about 4-5 years old
and is ready for adoption at our
Petco adoption center in Norwood.
Outdoor Felines are
susceptible to
Contagious Virus’
Meet Eric and
Patrick:
Cassidy
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Both of these
cats were recently rescued
and diagnosed
with
Feline
Leukemia. This
disease in most
cases will be terminal though
many live 5-8
years. These cats Eric
existed outdoors
in neighborhoods where feline
leukemia and feline AIDS seem to
be present. As a 100% no-kill organization it is our mission to find
a safe place for each of these kitties
to live out the rest of their lives.
Since the cats here are again the
off spring of cats owned by irresponsible pet owners the diseases
will continue to spread as more
owned and un-owned cats are
roaming outdoors. Eric is extremely friendly and appears to be
a “cat left behind” but now though
he appears extremely healthy is
burdened with this terrible disease.
Eric can live a life in a home without other cats or with cats vaccinated against the disease. He is
vibrant, loving, extra gentle and
very affectionate. Please find it in
your heart to be that
indoor home for him.
Ask us for details.
Patrick appears to be
older and is not as
healthy as Eric but he
too deserves a place to
live out
the
remainder of his life, safe, loved and
cared for. We will provide medical
care for Patrick through the remainder of his life in your home! Please
consider this rewarding opportunity.
Patrick
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Surrender and Rescue Realities
FACT: Irresponsible pet owners can create un-wanted cat colonies in and around their homes if
they do not spay and neuter their pets. Community cats are all of our problems and should be addressed by everyone.
Salon Hours:
By Appointment
Closed Sun & Mon
781-352-3509
1159 Washington St., norwood•www.thesoggiedoggie.com
Local Town Pages www.norwoodtownnews.com
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the Southern Wild
Naomi Watts, The Impossible
And The Oscar Goes To.........
It's another long New England
winter....so any excuse for a
party. Why not try something
different this year? Send out
some formal invitations, invite
friends to get dressed up and
have an Oscar party!!
The 85th Academy Awards
will be held on Sunday, Feb. 24,
at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, and will be aired live on
ABC, beginning at 7 p.m. This
year's host will be Seth MacFarlane.
Lincoln leads the pack with 12
nominations, followed by Life
of Pi with 11, but many people
have their own personal favorites. Organize your own voting procedure and even hand out
prizes to those who win the most
categories.
This year's major categories
are listed below. To obtain a full
list of nominees, visit www.oscars.org.
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Alan Arkin, Argo
Robert De Niro, Silver Linings
Playbook
Philip Seymour Hoffman, The
Master
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln
Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
Best Picture
Amour
Argo
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Django Unchained
Les Miserables
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty
Best Actor
Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings
Playbook
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables
Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
Denzel Washington, Flight
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Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark
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Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Emmanuelle Riva, Amour
Quvenzhane Wallis, Beasts of
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Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams, The Master
Sally Field, Lincoln
Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
Helen Hunt, The Sessions
Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings
Playbook
Best Director
Michael Haneke, Amour
Ang Lee, Life of Pi
David O. Russell, Silver Linings
Playbook
Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the
Southern Wild
Best Original Screenplay
Amour, Michael Haneke
Django Unchained, Quentin
Tarantino
Flight, John Gatins
Moonrise Kingdom, Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola
Zero Dark Thirty, Mark Boal
Best Animated Feature:
Brave
Frankenweenie
ParaNorman
The Pirates! Band of Misfits
Wreck-It Ralph
Best Costume Design
Anna Karenina, Jacqueline
Durran
Les Misérables, Paco Delgado
Lincoln, Joanna Johnston
Mirror Mirror, Eiko Ishioka
Snow White and the Huntsman,
Colleen Atwood
Best Documentary Feature
5 Broken Cameras
The Gatekeepers
How to Survive a Plague
The Invisible War
Searching for Sugar Man
Best Original Score
Anna Karenina, Dario Marianelli
Argo, Alexandre Desplat
Life of Pi, Mychael Danna
Lincoln, John Williams
Skyfall, Thomas Newman
Local Town Pages www.norwoodtownnews.com
February 1, 2013
Did You
Know?
A new roof can be one of the more
expensive repairs for homeowners.
But homeowners don't have to break
the bank when it comes to replacing
a roof, which can be made from a variety of materials that can vary greatly
in price. Asphalt shingles are the most
affordable roofing material and that
budget-friendly price is one reason
why asphalt shingles are so popular.
The asphalt shingles of today are also
durable, which was not always the
case. Ceramic tiles are another roofing material, but these tend to be quite
expensive. However, their price has
made them quite rare, which might be
attractive to prospective buyers when
the time comes to sell the house.
Durable and aesthetically appealing,
metal roofing is another option that's
popular in areas they get heavy snowfall because snow does not build up
on the metal like it might on other
materials. The price of metal roofing
varies significantly, so homeowners
considering a metal roof should do
some comparison shopping beforemaking a decision. Slate tiles are another roofing material, but one that's
very labor-intensive to install and, as
a result, costly as well. But slate tiles
are very durable, in some cases lasting as long as half a century or more,
so homeowners who install slate tile
can rest easy knowing the roof they
install now will likely be the last roof
they ever pay for.
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