🌱 NORWOOD: Everything Going On Today (Fri, Oct 29)


Morning, neighbors! It’s me again, Mary Ellen Gambon, your host of the Norwood newsletter.

First, today’s weather:

Mostly cloudy and breezy. High: 53 Low: 50.

Here are the top stories today in Norwood:

  1. Norwood Board Of Selectmen Announces Jan. 3 Special Election (Norwood Patch)
  2. Norwood Light Quickly Restores Power During First Nor’Easter (Norwood Patch)
  3. Norwood medics reunite with newborn baby boy they helped to deliver| (Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7News)
  4. Police turning to public for help identifying man wanted in brazen daylight stabbing in Dorchester| (Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7News)
  5. Roxbury Community College improperly charged high schools for track use (The Boston Globe)
  6. Meet the Quincy chef competing for $25,000 on Food Network’s ‘Holiday Baking Championship’ (The Patriot Ledger)
  7. ‘Mass and Cass’ crisis isn’t shaking Quincy’s resolve to fight Long Island Bridge rebuild (The Patriot Ledger)

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  • Norwood Police Department: “Will Chief Brooks hit the 1/2 court shot at half time? Stop by to find out and support this great program!” (Facebook)
  • Norwood Police Department: “We had a great time at the Unified Police vs. Fire basketball game tonight. Thank you to all the athletes who put on quite the show. Anyone else think this needs to be an annual event?” (Facebook)
  • NORWOOD RECREATION DEPARTMENT: “Come on down and support Unified Basketball vs Fire vs Police! Connor always is representing! Tip off is at 6 pm!” (Facebook)
  • Morrill Memorial Library: “Anyone without power & in need of a place to shower, warm up, or charge devices may use the Civic Center located at 165 Nahatan Street. The civic is open & staffed with shower facilities & charging stations. #NorwoodMA #noreaster” (Facebook)
  • Norwood Community Media – NCM: “Tune in Tonight at 6 to watch the Norwood Police Dept take the court against the Norwood Fire Department! Watch on the NCM Community Channel or stream live at http://reflect-npa.cablecast.t… @N…” (Facebook)
  • NORWOOD RECREATION DEPARTMENT: “We have some amazing Paint Classes coming up that are AMAZING! Registration is open on MyRec. Ms. Hiba would love to see some new faces as well as her returners.” (Facebook)
  • League of Women Voters Norwood MA: “We promise we didn’t arrange for yesterday’s storm to advertise our event. That said, now would be a great time to learn about Norwood’s power grid! Spots still available for tonight’s event. Register at this link or email lwvnorwoodma@g…” (Facebook)
  • Morrill Memorial Library: “We look forward to hearing from you!” (Facebook)
  • Balch PTO: “Show off your Norwood School spirit by purchasing this beautiful Norwood Charm Bracelet. Hand made by Chubby Chico Charms, this bracelet is $15. All proceeds go to the Balch School. Email Melissa Lamb Or comment belo…” (Facebook)
  • Morrill Memorial Library: “You can use the QR code below OR go to:” (Facebook)
  • Morrill Memorial Library: “You won’t want to miss this special event! To sign up for this concert being held at the Day House in Norwood, please go to:” (Facebook)
  • Morrill Memorial Library: “Mystery Lovers! Check out this Virtual Panel Discussion with the 2021 Agatha Award Nominees! Moderated by bestselling, award-winning author Catriona McPherson:…” (Facebook)
  • Balch PTO: “LIVE RAFFLE! Airpod PRO. $13 tickets and only 17 tickets left. Visit Mustang Winner Wheel to participate this evening. Thank you πŸ’™πŸ’›πŸ’™πŸ’›πŸ’™πŸ’›” (Facebook)

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β€” Mary Ellen Gambon

About me: I am a Freelance Massachusetts Editor covering the towns of Canton, Dedham, Norwood, Westwood and Walpole, MA. I am a Boston native who began my journalism career in 1994. I graduated from Boston University, where I received bachelor’s degrees in journalism and political science. In 2002, I graduated from the University of Massachusetts Boston with a master’s in public administration. I am a 1994 Pulliam Fellow, a national award given to 10 graduating college seniors who are pursuing careers in journalism. I previously was a staff reporter for Gazette Publications, Inc., The Dedham TImes, The Daily Transcript and The Parkway-West Roxbury Transcript. Over the past four years, I have been a freelance reporter at Bulletin Newspapers, Inc. and Gannett, Inc. covering greater Boston. I also write for The Hopkinton Independent.

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