Sunday, May 26, 2013
As our armed forces come home from the Middle East, the local Veterans Affairs benefits office is being stretched.
Returning veterans are now facing a new enemy at home—long wait times for their disability claims. The waiting times started increasing in 2010 when U.S. troops were withdrawn from Iraq causing a dramatic uptick in first-time filers, according to the Center for Investigative Reporting. The data found that in most regional VA offices, not only did waiting times increase, but they vary dramatically with location: about 508 days in Baltimore, Maryland and 134 days in Fargo, North Dakota. The national average now stands at about 11 months, which is dramatically higher than in 2009 when it was 116 days. Claims sent to the VA's Boston office take on average 411.6 days to process a disability claim. That's more than 13 months before the average …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Norwood voted for Scott Brown and owns more hybrid cars than the state average.
Norwood is green and red. That’s what we found when we compared data from the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles to the vote in the 2012 U.S. Senate race. You can see the results in the map above: Large circles suggest towns with more hybrid ownership per capita, and the red/blue color suggests which way those towns voted last year. In Norwood, 18.7 of every 1,000 vehicles is a hybrid, compared to the state average of 18. Patch’s research suggests the state has a good number of what might be called “green Republican” communities. More than 40 percent of the communities where Republican Scott Brown carried the vote have an above average numbers of hybrids. The data is a nice rebuttal to the national trends of hybrid/GOP separation: …
Friday, March 8, 2013
Norwood is expecting close to a foot of snow from this week's storm. See how many inches have fallen in your area with the LIVE map below.
The map above, provided by the National Weather Service, shows total snowfall in the Norwood area over the past 3 days. The map is centered around the red marker, which is in the middle of Norwood Patch's coverage area, and the map updates every six hours, starting around 2 a.m. each day. Note: This map is not visible on some mobile devices.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Think you know how much snow fell on Norwood during the blizzard? Check the latest totals to see if you're right!
It's been a blustery weekend of wind, snow and chilling temperatures - all the perfect ingredients for a memorable blizzard. So, now that all is said and done, how much snow fell on Norwood? Norwood saw a total of 25.4 inches of snow from the storm this weekend, according to the National Weather Service. The measurement was taken at 9:56 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9. Does the snowfall total surprise you? Do you think the blizzard lived up to the hype? Let us know in the comments section below!
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Thanks to the blizzard, Norwood is expecting about two feet of snow this weekend. See how many inches have fallen in your area with the LIVE map below.
Saturday, February 9
The map above, provided by the National Weather Service, shows snowfall in the past 24 hours. It is updated every 6 hours. This is not a map showing overall snow depth: It only tracks the amount of snow that has fallen in the past day. The map is centered around the red marker, which is in the middle of Norwood Patch's coverage area.