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Updated Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Summary

The Hopkinton Police were involved in the following incidents, which are not included in the detail report below.

2 Times the Police assisted the Fire Department, another department, town, or outside Police agency.

3 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home Checks.

1 Motor Vehicle Accident without personal injury.

Incident Log

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

10:51 pm A caller from West Main Street reported that a suspicious male has been asking for money several nights in a row. Two officers checked the area for him with a negative find.

6:21 pm There were multiple 911 calls for a motor vehicle accident with personal injury on West Main Street. Three officers responded to assist.

4:39 pm A Cross Street resident reported unregistered solicitors in the area. Officer Matthew McNeil located two different unregistered solicitors from different companies and shut them down for the day.

3:46 pm Officer Matthew McNeil assisted the Ashland Police Department with blocking Wilson Street due to a school bus accident that happened in their town.

2:29 am A walk-in from Wood Street brought in an item that she obtained from her ex-husband's house. Officer John Moran responded to his residence to speak with him and take a report.

12:13 am A resident of Wood Street reported hearing her garage door go up and a noise come from her backyard. Two officers responded and checked the area with a negative find on anything suspicious.

Monday, August 26, 2013

9:42 pm A 911 caller from Hopkins Road reported that a person known to him just stole his tv and was unsure what direction he traveled in. Two officers responded and took a report.

8:26 pm A motorist reported that a red Jeep Cherokee they were following was operating erratically and had just turned onto Ash Street heading towards town. Two officers checked the area but could not locate the vehicle.

7:50 pm Officer William Burchard spoke with the operator of a motor vehicle on Lumber Street and advised them to turn on their headlights.

6:40 pm A Walcott Valley Drive resident reported that on Saturday night his vehicle was keyed and scratched.

5:51 pm A resident of Walcott Valley Drive reported that someone scratched or keyed his vehicle overnight.

1:45 pm A caller from Victory Lane reported that their bird bath was missing and was possibly taken while they were away.

2:21 am Officer Linda Higgins responded to a report of a spare tire, trash and lawn clippings that were dumped on Elm Street.

Former Selectman 

Penelope "Penny" Manchester, 77

 

Penelope "Penny" Manchester, 77, of Hopkinton, passed away Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at her home. Born in Falmouth, she was the daughter of the late Delia (Lally) and Manuel DeMello. She was the wife of Robert E. Manchester of Hopkinton.

Penny was a Selectman for the town of Hopkinton for 9 years and was on the Appropriation's Committee for 12 years as well as the Town Democratic  Committee. Penny was named Citizen of the Year by the Hopkinton Chamber of Commerce in 1992 for her years of dedication to the town. Penny most enjoyed activities with her grandchildren and was involved in many community services.

Besides her husband, she is survived by her children, Kathleen McLaughlin of South Grafton, Dawn Manchester of Hopkinton, Michele Hubley and her husband Eric of Northborough, Kevin Manchester of Ipswich and Keith Manchester of Hopkinton. She also leaves behind her grandchildren, Eric, Robert, Samantha, Alexis, Madelyn, Connor; and a great-grandson, William. She is predeceased by her brother, Jerome DeMello and her beloved granddaughter, Jennifer.

Visitation will be held on Friday, August 30, 2013 from 4-7p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:00a.m. on Saturday, August 31st at St. John the Evangelist Church in Hopkinton. Burial will follow in St. John's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Relay For Life; American Cancer Society Attn: RFL of Hopkinton, 43 Nagog Park, Ste #110 Acton, MA 01720 or to the Hopkinton Ambulance Fund, 74 Main St. Hopkinton, MA 01748.

   

Plant Bright

August 27, 2013 — Earlier this month, this spikey plant at Weston Nurseries showed off its best display, as did Weston Nurseries itself with a new website and a personal message from President Peter Mezitt. Check it out below and see if there is anything new to learn:

 

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Why a Food Pantry Garden Project? Just Because!

Hopkinton community garden at EMC playground.  Above is the section the parks and recreation allow Project Just Because to have a garden for the food pantry. 
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More Delays, Detours and Dirty Water

 

The Contractor will be making the final water main connections of the Main Street Water Main Project Wednesday and Thursday night.  They will be working at Pleasant Street and Main Street and will be connecting the new 12-inch water main to the Town’s existing 12-inch mains.  The two existing 12-inch water mains are major transmission mains for the Town and will need to be shut-down during the connection. These connections are complicated and critical.  Circumstances may arise Wednesday night that require the Water Department to do additional shutdowns that may affect water service.

 

This connection could take as long as two nights.  If weather stops work for one night, we will be working Friday night so that this work can be completed prior to the start of school.

 

Construction will include a two-way detour of traffic on Main Street.  Traffic will be detoured in both directions using Grove Street to Pleasant Street.  The Contractor is going to begin working at 7 pm so that he has extra time in case the standard 8-hour construction window is not enough (prior to morning commuting traffic).  Due to the complexity of this interconnection and the shutdown, the Contractor cannot stop working until the work is complete and water service is returned. File photo.

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Syria Chemical Attack

An apparent chemical attack against civilians in Syria's civil war has brought cries for an intervention by the United States, and crosses a "red line" that President Obama warned about at the beginning of the war.

The US is gathering support among its allies, NATO in particular, for military action against the Syrian military to prevent further such attacks, and has staged ships in the Mediterranean Sea near the coast of Syria.

The US government believes the military of Syria is responsible. Believing that to be true, would you support military action to prevent further attacks? Please vote in this HopNews poll ------->>>>>>


POLL RESULTS
Yesterday's poll, which was prefaced by the column on the left, stayed pretty much just above 50% against military action most of the day. It dipped slightly below 50% as the day wore on, possibly because more administration people spoke against the alleged actions of Syria.

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Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton Massachusetts

Compiled for HopNews.com by Eric Montville © 2013 All Rights Reserved
New Transactions from August 19, 2013 - August 26, 2013
CHOOSE THE BLUE LINKS TO SEE THE TOWN'S PROPERTY RECORD FOR THAT PROPERTY
Address Buyer Price Date Seller
12 Autumn Ridge Drive, Unit 32 Kennth J. Somers, Faye R. Somers $461,995 August 23, 2013 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
10 Patriots Boulevard, Unite 4A Paramjit Singh $320,000 August 23, 2013 Stagecoach Heights Realty LLC
8 Hazel Road Bradley R. Wolcott, Meredith P. Wolcott $535,000 August 23, 2013 Rasmussen Nominee Trust,
David Rasmussen, Patricia Rasmussen
42 Huckleberry Lane Matthew C. Martinez, Jennifer Martinez $567,500 August 23, 2013 Paul J. Possemato, Sandra J. Possemato
19 Appaloosa Circle Robert Sgroi, Lisa Sgroi $710,000 August 22, 2013 Pavel Perlov, Christina Perlov
16 Spring Street James Desrochers, Elisabeth Desrochers $619,900 August 22, 2013 Robert P. Cellupica, Ellen K. Cellupica
160 East Main Street Andrew F. Santucci $155,000 August 22, 2013 George N. Clark
24 Ash Street Robert D. Hebden, Kathleen T. Hebden $695,000 August 21, 2013 Curtis Varner, Evelyn Varner
Last Week        
15 Pleasant Street Noelle Wehle $375,000 August 19, 2013 Mark A. Rutter
2 Glen Road Jinsong Liu, Hua Yang $635,000 August 19, 2013 Joseph A. Eori, Robyn E. Deluca
211 Winter Street Irfan Nasrullah, Muneeza Nasrullah $517,000 August 16, 2013 Saleem Nasrullah
8 Patriots Way, Unit 2B Jessica A. Kelley $325,000 August 16, 2013 Stagecoach Heights Realty LLC
30 Church Street David Puig, Kimberly Puig $410,000 August 16, 2013 Helen A. O'Brien
38 Lakeshore Drive Ronald P. Haley Jr., Melissa A. Haley $345,000 August 15, 2013 Peter J. Oram, Jennifer Oram
12 Sanctuary Lane John J. Cheney $156,500 August 15, 2013 Weston Development Group Inc.,
William D. Stone & Co.
29 Hayden Rowe Street Janice E. Roberts, David A. Roberts $340,000 August 15, 2013 Scott W. Dryden, Bonnie M. Dryden
4 Greenwood Road Sarabjeet Singh Chatwal, Jaspreet Kaur Bhatia $975,000 August 15, 2013 Robert J. Callery
4 Marshall Avenue Sonya Fairbanks Harris, William M. Harris $443,200 August 15, 2013 Janis L. Strong
7 Walcott Street Gregory Mazur, Kathleen Mazur, MNR Realty
Trust
$260,000 August 15, 2013 David A. Roberts, Janice E. Roberts
10 Norcross Road William Weinmann, Gayl Weinmann $690,000 August 13, 2013 Maria M. Pappas, Brad W. Speckerman
Week Before
36 Greenwood Road Madhusudhana Mathur, Roopa Mathur $920,000 August 8, 2013 Junyao Chen, Xingwang Du
72 Downey Street Yan Rong, Xiaowen Han $168,000 August 8, 2013 Bank of America
1 Cole Drive, Unit 7 Steven M. Kamin, Janis F. Kamin $537,900 August 5, 2013 William A. Depietri, Lumber Street I Realty Trust
7 Edge Hill Road Patrick O. Corbett, Gayle D. Corbett $1,060,000 August 5, 2013 Wayne W. Wall, Pamela J. Norley
    
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   Updated Monday, August 26, 2013

Summary

The Hopkinton Police were involved in the following incidents, which are not included in the detail report below.

5 Times the Police assisted the Fire Department, another department, town, or outside Police agency.

7 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home Checks.

1 Motor Vehicle Accident without personal injury.

1 Disabled Motor Vehicle.

3 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

 

Incident Log

Sunday, August 25, 2013

10:26 pm A 911 caller reported that an erratic operator passed him on West Main Street and then turned onto Route 495.

12:57 pm A resident of Curtis Road reported construction at Legacy Farms in violation of a town by-law. Officer Patrick O'Brien checked the area and advised that all was quite now.

1:19 am Officer Linda Higgins checked on several motor vehicles at the High School and advised that there was a large amount of beer cans and coolers dumped near them.

 

Saturday, August 24, 2013

11:46 pm A resident of Sterling Drive reported that someone rang their doorbell and no one was around. Officer Linda Higgins checked the area but did not find anything suspicious.

8:49 pm There were multiple 911 calls for a motor vehicle that was on fire on West Main Street. Three officers responded and assisted the State Police because the fire was caused by debris from Route 495.

7:33 pm A 911 caller complained about a dirt bike racing up and down West Elm Street. Officer Matthew McNeil checked the area with a negative find.

9:52 am A caller from Greenwood Road was upset over vandalism being done to his grandson's Eagle Scout project and wanted an officer to make extra checks of the area.

 

Friday, August 23, 2013

11:03 pm A caller from a West Main Street business reported that a customer was yelling, screaming and swearing at other customers causing a disturbance. Three officers responded and transported the individual to his residence.

7:23 pm A Frankland Road resident reported that a suspicious motor vehicle was parked in his driveway. Sgt. John Porter checked the area for the vehicle with a negative find.

5:47 pm A resident of Glen Road reported receiving harassing/threatening phone calls. Officer Gregg DeBoer responded and took a report.

12:59 pm Detective Timothy Brennan arrested an individual in Peabody for a Warrant.

8:51 am A caller from Greenwood Road reported that the Hopkinton Highland sign had been vandalized. Officer Gregg DeBoer responded and took a report.

 

Thursday, August 22, 2013

2:11 pm A caller reported a four car motor vehicle accident with personal injury on West Main Street. Three officers responded and assisted the Fire Department.

1:18 pm A motorist spoke with Officer Stephen Buckley regarding his motor vehicle being struck by a rock from an uncovered construction truck on Overlook Road.

8:00 am A caller from the High School reported that a lawn mower had caught a rock and broke a vehicles window. Officer Stephen Buckley responded and advised that paper work was exchanged.

5:33 am A caller reported that a hose was left running on Grove Street after the construction crew had left. Officer Jacob Campbell responded and advised that the Water Department was flushing a hydrant.

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Life Mimics Art

August 28, 2013 — This female mallard duck is enveloped in the shimmering surface of Hopkinton Reservoir today, reflecting the dam and the sky like an impressionistic painting. She was looking for handouts from anyone at shore.

   

Leaves of Three


August 24, 2013 — An easy way to remember what greenery to avoid is "Leaves of three, let them be."  It didn't deter this butterfly from resting on poison ivy at the Hopkinton State Park Headquarters on cedar Street today, its proboscis coiled at the absence of nectar, and looking a bit like part of a musical G-clef.

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Easy Find


August 25, 2013 — State Police requested the assistance of Hopkinton Fire Department today for a passenger vehicle vs. tanker truck on  Route 495 North in a location that couldn't be mistaken.
Milford Fire Department requested the assistance of Hopkinton FD this afternoon for a large brush fire in the woods in an area mountain bikers call Vietnam, a place most were too young to serve. Below, a Milford Motorcycle Patrolman pulls in to speak with a firefighter just off of Route 85.


Mass State Police Media Release--08-23-2013--AMBER Alert CANCELED - Child found safe

Suspect still at large

 

August 23, 2013 — Today at 9:16 p.m. the Massachusetts State Police received a request for AMBER Alert Activation from the Boston Police Department.  The Boston Police reported that a male suspect had fled in a motor vehicle with an infant in the rear seat.  The infant is not his and he does not have permission from the infant’s mother to have the child.

The suspect is identified as DAMOND BROWN, 40 of 444 Harrison Ave Boston, MA.  BROWN is described as a black, male, 6 feet 1 inch tall, 255 pounds  with a muscular build.  Brown is wearing a grey shirt, grey basketball shorts, and green and white sneakers.

The infant is identified as JAYDEN WARREN,  described as a black, male,  7 months old,  weighing 19 pounds.  Jayden is wearing Disney Movie “Cars” themed pajamas and white socks.

The vehicle that BROWN fled in is described as a 1999 Infinity 4 door sedan, color grey with a Massachusetts Registration Plate 637SM3.  

The vehicle was last seen leaving the area of 94 Belvidere St in the City of Boston.

BROWN is reportedly in a domestic relationship with Jayden’s mother however Jayden is not BROWN’S biological father.  BROWN was not given permission to take Jayden from the 94 Belvidere St location.  

BROWN has an active warrant out of the Boston District Court for an Assault and Battery along with an active default warrant out of the Suffolk Superior Court for Distribution of  a Class Substance.  

BROWN has allegedly made comments that lead law enforcement to believe that he poses a true threat of harm to Jayden.

Anyone with information regarding this AMBER Alert is asked to contact the Boston Police Operations Section at (617) 343-4600 ,  or the Boston Police District 4 Detectives at (617) 343-5619

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Freebird

August 23, 2013 — This great blue heron, its behavior very predictable, shied from the camera and flew across North Mill Pond to put some distance between the photographer and itself early this afternoon.

    
Senior Picnic

August 23, 2013 — State Representative Carolyn Dykema continued to uphold a longstanding tradition begun by her predecessors by hosting a Senior Picnic for senior citizens in her district earlier this week. She gave credit for the original picnic to Jackie LaVoie, who passed away recently, and awarded her husband Bob, above, a plaque in her honor.

         The picnic was well attended by senior citizens from her district towns and supported by local officeholders as well. Hopkinton Selectman Brian Herr as well as State Senator Karen Spilka attended and helped distribute food.

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Signs of the Times

by Robert Falcione

August 23, 2013 — Sign maker, blueprint copier, surveying equipment seller and large format color printmaker B.L. Makepeace said goodbye to their 77 Main Street office today after 13 years serving Hopkinton architects, surveyors and other professionals and consumers needing equipment or  printing services. They will consolidate with their Brighton office and serve clients from there. After beginning in 1895 on Washington Street in Boston, the company changed its offerings as often as the technology changed, always keeping up with the times. But the digital age, which has affected a vast array of industries, from abacas sales to xerography, has hit the printing business, too.

         "A lot of it is now done online," said one industry insider.

        Workers clearing out the Makepeace sales office in Hopkinton today did not want to talk or be on camera.

        "It is a sad day," said one. 

ONLINE SALES IN GENERAL

        As a result of the proliferation of computers of all types — including iPhones and the internet — people now read their books and the news digitally, take their photos with a telephone (young people have never seen film) and transmit them to friends via social media. Many people have met their future spouses online, or started serious relationships or friendships like pen pals once did.

        The evolution of office supplies stores — there were two Laurence Stationery stores in Framingham alone — began with the commoditization of the products by stores like Staples and Office Max, which offered large quantities at low prices, buying into the business and putting the local stores out of business. Once that was done, those larger stores began selling their stationery supplies online in larger quantities, making room on their sales floors for office furniture and computer printers and supplies.

          Giants of the film industry, like Polaroid and Kodak, did not keep up with the sea change that swept their business.

         Polaroid was the first ship to sink. Their instant film had swept the consumer and medical industry in the 1950's. Passport cameras were made specifically sized to fit Polaroid film and for decades was the only way people got their passport photos. Kodak came out with a similar process, but trademark disputes favored Polaroid in the courts, and Polaroid continued to benefit from a monopoly from their invention. It was this corporate culture of invent and hoard that kept them from benefitting from the changing technology. They captured patents in the digital photography field, but people close to the culture said the patents were sought to keep the technology from developing, so they could continue to sell film

          Film giant Kodak, sometimes called the King of Rochester (NY), rested on its laurels as having the lion's share of film sales in the United Sates for decades, putting little toward developing a better product. Then Fuji Film hit the professional market with scientific white papers showing a longer lasting photographic paper (4x longer), and photographers were abuzz with the empirical evidence of Fuji films with tighter grain and better shadow and highlight detail at all ISOs. Kodak responded with a robust production of fine films, too, but no one saw what was coming down the pike, and coming fast.

           Kodak rode the digital bull early on, partnering with Nikon and Canon in developing digital cameras and technology. It manufactured a dye-sublimation photo printer that used a dry process that made prints lasting longer than its wet process paper. However, it was not for most homes, which used inkjet cartridges with cheap printers. It used a 400 foot-long roll of tri-colored Mylar; the printer cost $7,500 and was purchased by photographers and other imaging professionals. And then somehow, they couldn't pull the rabbit out of the hat any longer and sought Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection 18 months ago. Just this year, according to Wikipedia, they may have fended off further bankruptcy with a $550 million sale of its proprietary technologies.

          The list of industries and professions affected by technology or commoditization goes on and on.

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HOPKINTON CULTURAL COUNCIL SEEKS FUNDING PROPOSALS

 

Proposals for community-oriented arts, humanities, and science programs are due October 15, 2013.  

 

The Hopkinton Cultural Council has set an October 15, 2013 postmark deadline for organizations, schools and individuals to apply for grants that support cultural activities in the community.

 

According to Council spokesperson Barbara Timko, these grants can support a variety of artistic projects and activities in Hopkinton -- including exhibits, festivals, short-term artist residencies or performances in schools, workshops and lectures.

 

The Hopkinton Cultural Council is part of a network of 329 Local Cultural Councils serving all 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth. The LCC Program is the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation, supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, sciences and humanities every year. The state legislature provides an annual appropriation to the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, which then allocates funds to each community.

 

This year, the Hopkinton Cultural Council will distribute about $4000 in grants. Previously funded projects include: Sunset Jazz Concerts at the CAA (See Kaoruko Pilkington here); author Yoko Watkins for Middle School students; local band and orchestral concerts; and performances and programs at the Hopkinton Public Library, Hopkinton Senior Center, Hopkinton Historical Society, Respite Center, and Golden Pond.

 

For specific guidelines and complete information on the Hopkinton Cultural Council contact Barbara Timko at timkoarty@gmail.com or 508-435-1559.  Application forms and more information about the Local Cultural Council Program are available online at http://www.mass-culture.org/lcc_public.aspx.  Application forms are also available at the Hopkinton Library. 

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Summary

The Hopkinton Police were involved in the following incidents, which are not included in the detail report below.

4 Times the Police assisted the Fire Department, another department, town, or outside Police agency.

3 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home Checks.

3 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

5:22 pm Officer William Burchard arrested John J. Boyle, 44, of Morey Way, Milford, on Hayden Rowe Street and charged him with Failure to Yield at an Intersection and OUI Liquor.

 

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

4:45 pm A motorist reported an erratic operator on Hayden Rowe Street. Officer William Burchard stopped the motor vehicle and subsequently arrested a 44 year-old male from Milford and charged him with Failure to Yield at an Intersection and OUI Liquor.

4:31 pm The owner of a Main Street business reported some on-going suspicious activity. Officer William Burchard responded and took a report.

9:33 am A resident of Daniel Shays Road reported that a vehicle was parked outside of their house and was unsure why it would be there. Officer David Shane checked the area and advised that the vehicle was parked and unoccupied.

5:13 am A motorist reported that when he passed parked vehicles on Wedgewood Drive three to four teens ran off into the trees. Two officers responded and advised that there was a large sleepover at a residence. They also stated that the wooden “Hopkinton Highland” sign was destroyed and there was a case of movies underneath where the sign should be.

12:34 am A resident reported a verbal argument between a male and female somewhere on Walcott Street. Two officers checked the area but did not locate anyone.

 

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

10:22 pm Officer William Burchard responded to Frankland Road to assist the Ashland Police Department with locating a runaway youth.

2:59 pm A resident of Marlborough requested a well being check on Cedar Street for his roommate who has medical issues and has not been heard from for sometime. Officer William Burchard checked the area for the individual with a negative find.

9:54 am Three callers from Pond Street reported vandalism to their mailboxes. Officer Patrick O'Brien responded to view the damages and take a report.

4:51 am A resident of Cubs Path reported that her 18 year-old daughter was home alone and was awoken by the dog barking and would like the back yard checked. Officer Robert Bielecki checked the area and advised that all was quiet.

12:53 am Officer Linda Higgins assisted the Ashland Police Department with searching a female prisoner.

 

Monday, August 19, 2013

11:55 pm A caller from Hopkins Road reported a domestic disturbance between her brother and mother. Two officers responded and advised that it was a only verbal argument.

9:00 pm A resident of Meadowland Drive reported that two vehicles pulled up his street and parked. Officer Aaron O'Neil responded and spoke with the two operators who were just meeting there.

8:28 pm A Priscilla Road resident reported that kids were prowling in her yard. Sgt. Scott vanRaalten responded and spoke with them.

6:00 pm Officer William Burchard spoke with an individual on East Main Street regarding identity theft.

5:29 pm A caller reported that a male was walking down Lakeshore Drive with a book in his hands, looking at houses. Officer Aaron O'Neil checked the area with a negative find.

2:56 pm A resident of Wild Road reported being very upset and scared about her neighbor threatening her. Two officers responded and spoke with both individuals.

9:29 am A caller reported an apparent domestic disturbance on Lumber Street between a male and female. Two officers responded and advised that they were gone upon their arrival.

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4-Car Crash

August 22, 2013 — People involved in a four-car apparent chain reaction crash today (2:05 pm) on West Main Street at Downey did not suffer any life-threatening injures. However, three of the occupants were evaluated by Fire Department personnel.

   

Once in a Blue Moon


August 22, 2013 — John Collins, chasing his perfect shot of the blue moon appearing last night finally found it in Lynn, Mass. The streak in the upper left hand corner of the image is not a shooting star, but a trail left from the passing of a jet from Logan Airport during the few seconds the lens was open.

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Chabad Center to host annual High Holiday services, free of charge

 

Milford, MA - Earlier than expected, the Jewish New-Year and High Holidays are just around the corner, as Jews will come together to celebrate the Jewish holiday season. To make celebrating this annual event easy, a special website was set up with everything one needs to know about the New Year, as well as local events, holiday recipes, greeting cards and more, at www.GotChabad.com/NewYear . Beginning on September 4, with the Shofar on Rosh Hashanah – the Jewish New Year, followed on Sept. 13, with the fast of Yom Kippur, and concluding with the joyous holiday of Sukkot on Sept 18, young and old, will flock to synagogues to pray for a "Shana Tova" a sweet new year. 

As part of its ongoing motto to ‘make Judaism easily accessible and enjoyable to all,’ the Chabad House Jewish Center will once again offer traditional, meaningful services, held in a warm and non-judgmental atmosphere. And, of course with no charge for tickets or membership. The services and programs are geared to secular, traditional, undecided or whatever type of Jew you are. At Chabad there are no labels or differences. 

For services, a special Hebrew/English prayer book is used, so there's no need to know how to read or understand Hebrew, and the service is interspersed with traditional songs, insights and Jewish humor. Anyone, from any background, is sure to find these Services user-friendly, relaxing and even fun! A simultaneous children's program during each of the services, ensures that the entire family will experience a positive and meaningful High Holiday experience. 

“In these tough economic times, lack of funds, or knowledge, should not impede one’s ability to join in a service,” said Mendy Kivman, Rabbi at the Chabad Center “our goal is that each and every Jew should have a comfortable and meaningful place to pray.” When asked how the Chabad can afford to offer these free services, Rabbi Mendy explained that "we want everyone to feel comfortable going to "shul. And," Rabbi Mendy concluded, "we are grateful to those that contribute to help make these programs free and accessible to all." 

All High Holiday services take place in the huge "Service Tent" at the Chabad House Jewish Center, 34 Cedar Street, Milford. With Rosh Hashanah beginning this year on Wednesday, September 4 going through Friday, the 6th, and Yom Kippur on Friday evening and Saturday, September 13 and 14. 

While services are free of charge, space is very limited and therefore Chabad asks that you make a reservation. Seats are allotted based on when reservations are made. For schedules, information or to reserve your seat, go to www.GotChabad.com/HH2013 , or call the Chabad Center at (508) 473-1299 or email info@GotChabad.com

It is not necessary to have any prior experience, membership or background in order to join services at Chabad. So you can call yourself Reform, Orthodox, Conservative or any kind of Jew, and you'll be welcome! 

A new feature was added this year to the Chabad website. You can now send a New Years e-greeting card to all of your friends, free of charge, just go to: www.GotChabad.com/FreeNewYearCard

A full-colored Jewish Art Calendar for the New Year, is available, free of charge fom the Chabad Center. To receive a copy mailed to your home, free of charge, email your name and address to: Calendar@GotChabad.com  

The Chabad House Jewish Center regularly hosts Jewish cultural events, programs and informative courses on a variety of Judaic subjects, as well as Shabbat and holiday meals and prayer services. These events are geared to people of all backgrounds and affiliations, living in the Greater Milford and MetroWest areas. For more information, contact Rabbi Mendy Kivman at rabbi@GotChabad.com or (508) 473-1299.  

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Mikey Sings at Pawsox - Wants Fenway Next!
Anyone visiting the Respite Center in Hopkinton gets to know Michael.
Check him in the video below singing the National Anthem for the PawSox

 

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