Saturday, March 3, 2012
Last week, hundreds of Patch readers weighed in on their favorite sandwich joints - here are the hot spots that came out on top.
Patch readers throughout the greater Boston area weighed in on their favorite local sandwiches. After five days of voting, here are our winners:
Monday, January 23, 2012
Citing a busy schedule and personal issues, Bill Hudak will not run for Congress in 2012.
Richard Tisei has one more reason to smile this week. Republican congressional candidate and conservative firebrand Bill Hudak of Boxford has announced he is leaving the 2012 congressional race, saying he's simply too busy. “A business opportunity has presented itself to me, which in addition to my active law practice will involve substantial amounts of my time and effort for the balance of the year,” Hudak said in a statement announcing his decision. Hudak said he will instead set his sights on 2014 and added that "other personal factors" are involved in his decision. While he did not elaborate on that, he said that those issues will be resolved by the end of this year. “I need my supporters to know that I am humbled by the outpouring of …
Friday, December 30, 2011
This week's winner won a $25 gift certificate to Harrington's in Wakefield.
We asked for shopping tips and you delivered. Jeanne E. Craigie won this week's prize: a $25 gift certificate to Harrington's in Wakefield. Here are some of the great tips we got this week: 1) Old Navy is offering $10 off for every $20 you spend, according to Athena. Old Navy is also running several year-end web-only sales, too. 2) Dress Barn in Stoneham has 60 percent off all items, according to this week's contest winner Jeanne E. Craigie. 3) The Avon Beauty Center is having $2 and $3 sales along with 20-25 percent off sales. Also, when you spend $100 you receive $10 off your next purchase, this promo is ending on Dec. 31 but will restart from Jan. 1 to the end of March, according to Diana Ardagna Cavanaugh.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Just let us know about a good deal in town in the comment section below and maybe you'll be this week's winner.
Each week from now until the end of the year, we're running a shopping tip contest. All you need to do is offer a shopping tip in the comment section below and we’ll pick a winner at random each week. Shopping tips can include sales or deals on anything: from supermarket bargains to sales on holiday gift items. And although we hope to find out about sales at local small businesses, large chain store deals are fine too. Each Friday, we’ll announce a new winner, as well as list all of the great deals that were submitted to help you with your shopping. For this week’s contest, all entries must be received by noon on Thursday, Dec. 8 (Eastern Time). This week’s prize: A $25 gift certificate to Grumpy Doyle's in Reading. Please note: This …
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
This Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 24 at 10:15 a.m. in Reading, the Stoneham Spartans will be taking on the Reading Rockets in the classic Thanksgiving Day game.
The rivalry continues this Thanksgiving as the Stoneham High School Spartans take on the Reading Rockets in the annual Thanksgiving Day Football game taking place at 10:15 a.m. at Reading Memorial High School, 62 Oakland Road. This game marks the 94th meeting between the two teams, the Thanksgiving Day Game being played every year since 1923. The record now stands at 61-24-8 in favor of Reading. If you are going to be at the game, Patch would love to see your pictures and hear your comments on the action which can be posted below!
Monday, November 21, 2011
Club Z! in Wakefield is opening up for its Fall tutoring.
[Editor's note: The information below was provided by Marjorie Kaye of Club Z! Tutoring.] Club Z!'s in-home tutoring services are now open for registration. Club Z! is one-on-one tutoring for grades K-12, all subject areas including SAT/ACT/MCAS preparation. Club Z! is now focusing on their exclusive study skills program "Learning Built to Last" and offers their first session for free to try. Club Z! specializes in one-on-one tutoring and will match their tutors to meet your student's academic needs and personality. There are no long-term contracts required. If you're child is struggling with their workload this year, Club Z! can be a great match to aid your child with their academics.
Friday, November 18, 2011
U.S. Senator Scott Brown spoke to local business owners at the Wakefield Chamber of Commerce meeting in Stoneham on Friday about the best way to get the economy - and the job market - back on track.
If business in America is a party, the U.S. government is a wet blanket. Or so said U.S. Senator Scott Brown (R-Mass.) to members of the Wakefield Chamber of Commerce on Friday in Stoneham. Sen. Brown said that too much regulation, too many taxes, and too much government is standing in the way of the country's economic recovery, and the only answer to the country's economic woes is to stimulate the private sector to start putting people back to work. "The most surprising thing I found when I got to Washington was how little amount of time they spend on creating jobs, and creating an environment to create jobs," said Sen. Brown. "They believe spending more money and growing the size of government is the answer. I believe that you should …
Monday, October 31, 2011
There is a special Halloween-themed blood drive going on Monday from 10 a.m.-1:45 p.m. at 100 Legends Way, Boston.
For those of you looking to do a good deed this Halloween, North Station MBCR and Brigham and Women's Hospital are having a special Trainsylvania-themed blood drive Monday. This tounge-in-cheek-themed event will take place on Track 1 at North Station from 10 a.m.-1:45 p.m. Those that give blood will recieve a Halloween long-sleeve T-shirt to help fight off the sudden belch of cold New England weather we are getting. To pre-register and for more information, call 617-222-8229 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For eligibility questions, contact the BWH Donor Center at 617-732-6288 or email email@example.com.
Friday, October 28, 2011
Almanac predicts biggest storms at end of January, and mid-February.
The Farmer’s Almanac has weighed in on what’s in store for us this winter. With temperatures near or above normal, it is predicting many snow and rain mixes. But what do they know? Your guess may be as good as theirs. So tell us: Do you think this winter will bring as much snow as last year?
Monday, May 16, 2011
Check out our new "Ask Your Official" feature.
We asked our readers as well as those from Reading and Woburn to ask Rep. Jim Dwyer some government-related questions and here are his responses: 1. Based on the below data, how does it make sense that Wellesley gets more chapter 70 aid per public school student than Stoneham or Woburn? Wellesley - Average property value = $724,000, median household income = $114,000 Stoneham - Average property value = $333,000, median household income = $57,000 Woburn - Average property value = $293,000, median household income = $55,000 2. What specifically do you plan on doing to ensure that Swampscott, Woburn, Stoneham and the 55 other communities that are underfunded under chapter 70 will get their appropriate funding for fy 12? Questions 1 and 2 are …