If you're thinking about what to have for lunch, stop by Perks Coffee House, 685 Washington St. in Norwood, for one of their panini sandwiches. For under $10 you can get a sandwich with a choice of a side of potato salad or a bag of chips. But their most popular sandwich is the grilled chicken panini. "I think it's a favorite because of the pesto and red peppers," Craig, an employee said. "Everyone is trying to find the healthy option." Do you have a favorite place for lunch? Would you like us to feature it on Patch? Tell us in the comments below or email Tamara.Starr@patch.com.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The next meeting is scheduled for May 18 and will feature Michael H. Cunningham.
Editor's Note: The following information is from a press release. The next Men’s Community Breakfast is scheduled for Saturday, May 18 at 8 a.m. A full breakfast will be served in the Parish House of the First Baptist Church of Norwood, 71 Bond St. in Norwood. The featured speaker for the event will be Michael H. Cunningham, local author. Mr. Cunningham has written four books based on his life as an infantryman in Vietnam, and his many years in the United States Customs Service. He currently is a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary out of Portsmouth, NH and teaches Math at the University of Massachusetts Boston to veterans transitioning from military to civilian life. He will also give a power point presentation of his second book, “In…
Sunday, March 31, 2013
This week's "Wanted" deals with a counterfeit $100 bill in Hannaford Market
Each week, we'll feature a different outstanding criminal case from around the region. Information is courtesy of MassMostWanted.com. If you have any information regarding the case, contact your local police department. Theft - Case No. 130130 February 11, 2013 Norwood : Hannaford Market Case Details: Case 13-218-OF- Looking to ID the following two suspects who both passed very bad looking counterfeit $100 bills at Hannaford Market in Norwood on 02/11/13. They both used the same cashier for both transactions within 8 minutes of each other. The serial numbers on the bills were the same. First suspect is an older white male with dark clothing. Second suspect is younger male wearing an Aviator hat with ear flaps. If you have any information …
Friday, March 29, 2013
The house break occurred in the Nahatan and Prospect Street area.
On Thursday afternoon, around 1:42 p.m., Norwood Police received a call about a house break-in. "Maste Police Helicopter had assisted with the search as well as a K-9 from the State," Norwood Police said in a statement. Police are searching for a white male, 28-years-old, 5'8, 150 pounds with dirty blonde hair. At the time of the incident he was seen wearing a black sweat shirt, jeans and unknown footwear.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The answer may surprise you.
In Massachusetts, a family of four with two school-aged children needs to earn nearly $68,976 to make ends meet without public or private assistance, according to a study released Thursday by the Crittenton Women's Union. In Norwood, that number is slightly higher—$76,152. This amount includes rent, utilities, food, transportation, healthcare and personal needs. According to the Boston Globe, the gap between earnings and cost of living is increasing because of increased costs, no raises at work and a higher required level of education. Although the cost of living for a single-mother-headed household is high, they are not the only ones having trouble. Crittendon Women's Union's study noted four in 10 two-parent homes also struggle to …
Donations in Elinor's memory may be made to a charity of one's choice .
Elinor P. (Rogers) Bythrow of Quincy passed away on Thursday, Mar. 21, 2013, at the age of 99. Born and raised in Quincy, where she lived most of her life, she had also lived in Norwood, Franklin and Randolph. Before retiring in 1978, Elinor had worked as a secretary for 27 years at the Masoneilan International Co. in Norwood and enjoyed ballroom dancing, playing the piano and organ and reading. She was a communicant of St. Agatha's Church in Milton. The beloved wife of the late Ervin Quincy Bythrow, she was daughter of the late Gideon and Elizabeth (O'Connell) Rogers; sister of the late Isabelle Saville, Evelyn Fratus, Henry Rogers and Alfred Rogers; and is survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Donations in …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Denny German and Derek Hamlin were arrested on Friday after detectives observed German selling five bags of cocaine to Hamlin.
Norwood and Wellesley detectives of the NORPAC Task Force were conducting surveillance on St. James Street, near Washington Street, for a drug dealer on Friday. According to police, the detectives observed Denny German, 31, of Salem, sell five $100 bags of cocaine to Norwood resident Derek Hamlin,33. After the transaction was done, both individuals were placed under arrest. Hamlin was charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Cocaine and Conspiracy to Violate the Controlled Substance Act, according to police. "The five bags of cocaine and approximately $1,000 cash were seized from him at the time of his arrest," police said. German was charged with Trafficking in Cocaine and Conspiracy to Violate the Controlled Substance …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
After many years of being in business, the ski shop has decided to close its doors.
A concerned reader noticed that Jackson's Ski and Snowboard shop was closed, and they were wondering if it went out of business. The owners have confirmed with Patch that they are now closed. "We want to thank all of our loyal customers for the continued support year after year," the owner said in a statement. "Closing was a necessary but very difficult decision to make." The owners wouldn't go into details behind the closing, but they wanted to recommend Ski Stop, 256 Washington St. in Westwood, for customers who were looking for equipment. They also made an agreement with Ski Stop to take back gear from JR Lease customers. "The staff is experienced and extremely knowledgeable in the field. You will receive the customer service that …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The Hauben Family of Norwood were invited to play a game of Jimmy Kimmel's Skype Scavenger Hunt last week. And the family did not expect that they would get picked for the show. "Back in January, the Kimmel show posted on their Facebook page looking for families who live in cold weather states. I emailed them not thinking anything would really come of it," Anne Hauben said. The family then had a preliminary Skype interview with one of the producers and then were eventually picked by Kimmel to appear on the show. After the blizzard, the show overnighted a laptop and cords to use for the game. "The Skype interview was a great experience and Jimmy and everyone we talked with on the show was super nice," she said. "The kids really loved …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Rogers feels strongly that the law should be updated to reflect the reality of what communities are actually providing.
Editor's Note: The following information is from a press release. With the citizens of Norwood in mind, State Representative John H. Rogers (D-Norwood) today filed a bill to change Chapter 40B to empower citizens in towns like Norwood who are currently not receiving the credit they deserve for the affordable housing they already provide. Chapter 40B is a 1969 state law that requires at least 10 percent of a community’s housing be affordable to low and moderate income residents. Communities under 10 percent are vulnerable to developers who have the legal power to override local zoning and build high-density structures. “The law needs to be changed because it benefits developers who are not stakeholders in the community and who care …