Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The concert will benefit Hurricane Sandy victims, via the Robin Hood Foundation.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Some of the biggest names in music take the stage at Madison Square Garden for the live 12-12-12 concert for Sandy relief. While thousands of people fill the arena, billions are watching live on a variety of screens worldwide. The concert is streaming live on television networks, movie theater screens and on the Internet, including right here on Patch. The pre-event coverage begins at 4:00 p.m. EST and the concert is scheduled to kick off at 7:30 p.m. The all-star lineup includes Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, Kanye West, The Who, and Paul McCartney, with other artists to be announced. Every penny sold from ticket sales will go …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
A Wrentham resident has been helping with the Hurricane Sandy recovery by collecting donations for Toys for Tots.
With the holiday shopping season now in full effect, many children are filling out their holiday wish list with the hope that they’ll have the latest and greatest toys in their possession come December. Meanwhile in the New York and New Jersey, Hurricane Sandy has potentially left thousands of children present less this holiday season. With a greater need for toys in areas affected by the hurricane, Tracey Murphy of Wrentham has been raising money for Toys for Toys to benefit those children who need toys this winter in the New York/New Jersey area. While the organization usually prefers to receive new toys that have not been open, the need for toys from the New York and New Jersey has forced the group to prefer cash. “Because of the …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
There's nothing that I can compare to what I saw down there," said one of the 25 troopers that helped out after Sandy devastated nearby states.
Before Hurricane Sandy's full scope of devastation in New York and New Jersey was even known, 25 men and women from the Massachusetts State Police were on their way to assist those who had been displaced from their homes. "When I reached out to ask if the state police would be willing to field a group of 25 people, I already knew the answer," Undersecretary for Homeland Security and Director of MEMA, Kurt Schwartz said in a press conference in Framingham Monday afternoon. "The answer was a resounding yes." One of the troopers was Brian Dunn, who works out of the South Boston barracks. "There's nothing that I can compare to what I saw down there," said the 28-year veteran of the force. "We were there when they came home for the first time…
Saturday, November 24, 2012
The Week in Review is a roundup of all the top story from the past week.
Shopper's Guide to Midnight Madness/Thanksgiving Weekend at Wrentham Village Premium Outlets This weekend was the traditional start of the holiday shopping season, to see what deals will be offered in Wrentham, click the article. Second Half Brilliance Lead King Philip Past Franklin With the league title decided going into Thanksgiving, it would have been easy for both Franklin and King Philip to walk it in. Yet with pride on the line, both football teams fought to the end in one of the closer games between the two rivals. Despite a tough first half, the KP Warriors came back to defeat the Franklin Panthers, 20-13, in Franklin. Wrentham Couple Travel to NYC to Help With Sandy Recovery As places like New York City and much of New Jersey…
Monday, November 19, 2012
Recently, a pair of Wrentham residents traveled to Rockaway Beach in Queens to help with the cleanup from Hurricane Sandy.
As places like New York City and much of New Jersey continue to recover from the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, a couple from Wrentham is doing their part to help those affected by the storm. After seeing the destruction that resulted from the hurricane, Tanya Werning Keating along with her husband Michael, traveled to Rockaway Beach in Queens last week to help with the recovery. The Keatings chose to go to Rockaway Beach due to their personal ties to the area. The boyfriend of Tanya’s sister-in-law lives in the area and while he was safe during and after the storm, there were plenty of others who needed as much help as they could get. As they drove over the bridge to Rockaway, no amount of footage on TV or warnings could prepare the …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Preventing people from looting their neighbors' homes is part of the troopers' work in New Jersey.
New Jersey called; Massachusetts answered. The state of New Jersey asked for help with devastation in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, requesting that nearby states send law enforcement officers to help keep peace and order in the hardest-hit areas of New Jersey. On Saturday, a detachment of 25 troopers from the Massachusetts State Police was selected and sent, reporting to Fort Dix to be sworn in as police officers. The Massachusetts State Police officers are working with Louisiana State Police and New Jersey State Police in areas including Brick, Ocean Park, Seaside Heights and Palisades Park. Many of the MSP troopers are experienced with storm-related issues, especially after the destructive storms Massachusetts has experienced over the …
Patch will make a $1 donation to AmeriCares for every tweet with the hashtag #PatchRebuilds.
You can help rebuild communities that were hit by Hurricane Sandy by donating cans of food, volunteering for cleanup efforts—or simply sending a tweet. Patch is excited to announce our new effort to help support devastated communities after the storm. For every tweet sent with the hashtag #PatchRebuilds, we will donate $1 to the AmeriCares Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Fund, up to $125,000. Your contribution will go toward medical and humanitarian aid, grants and programs to help Sandy survivors. You can simply tweet the hashtag #PatchRebuilds, or go to our Patch Rebuilds website, rebuilds.patch.com, and tweet directly from the site. A customized tweet that starts “My heart belongs to…” is created from the Patch Rebuilds website, and …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
National Grid said it is ready to go with more than 500 crews in the event of power outages from Wednesday night's Nor'Easter.
National Grid, the electric utility that had hundreds of thousands of customers without power in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, said it is ready for Wednesday night’s Nor’Easter. The latest storm first moved in on Wednesday morning and is expected to last into Thursday with high winds, heavy rain and some heavy wet snow to the west and north. National Grid said it is ready to respond to any power outages that may occur as a result of the weather. There are more than 500 line and tree crews available and ready to respond to any storm-related outages, plus more than 200 “wires-down” personnel. That includes both National Grid crews and those from other companies that are assisting National Grid. The storm has also activated the company’s…
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Massachusetts bracing for another storm with effects from Sandy still being felt.
First Sandy, and now a Nor'easter. Massachusetts is in store for more wild weather this week as a Nor'easter heads our way today and into Thursday morning. According to WHDH meteorologist Chris Lambert, the area can expect to see the storm hit between 2 and 4 p.m. "What I've noticed over the last few model runs is a track farther east," Lambert said on his blog."If that's the case, our wind stays more out of the NNE rather than going east, and that means colder weather gets locked in. It also means that dew point levels stay low. That's important because with dew points running near 20 and actual air temperatures tomorrow afternoon running near 40-45, a process called evaporative cooling can occur which allows rain to turn to snow. What …
Monday, November 5, 2012
The New York Red Cross offers ways you can help friends and family devastated by the storm.
- COUNT US IN
Monday, November 5, 2012
The New York Red Cross provided the following information with suggestions for helping those affected by Sandy's impact.