Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The concert will benefit Hurricane Sandy victims, via the Robin Hood Foundation.
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Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Some of the biggest names in music take the stage at Madison Square Garden for the live 12-12-12 concert for Sandy relief. While thousands of people fill the arena, billions are watching live on a variety of screens worldwide. The concert is streaming live on television networks, movie theater screens and on the Internet, including right here on Patch. The pre-event coverage begins at 4:00 p.m. EST and the concert is scheduled to kick off at 7:30 p.m. The all-star lineup includes Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, Kanye West, The Who, and Paul McCartney, with other artists to be announced. Every penny sold from ticket sales will go …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Some of the biggest names in music will play at a benefit concert on Wednesday. All proceeds will go to Hurricane Sandy victims, via the Robin Hood Foundation.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Huge names in music are lending their talents to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts at the “12-12-12” concert on Wednesday, Dec. 12. Every penny sold from ticket sales will go directly to Sandy victims through the Robin Hood Relief Fund, which provides material, money and aid to local organizations that are serving families and individuals in the regions hardest hit by the storm, including over 200 Patch towns in New Jersey, Connecticut and Long Island. The all-star lineup includes Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, Kanye West, The Who and Paul McCartney, with other artists to be announced. According to the 12-12-12 concert’s website, “…
Monday, November 19, 2012
As part of the Braintree school's annual coin drive, students and teachers put aside money for a Long Island family who lost their home.
Hurricane Sandy left Braintree relatively unscathed a few weeks ago, but hammered cities and towns elsewhere, leaving a path of destruction throughout the tri-state area. One family on Long Island was hit particularly hard. They lost their home at the same time the father was out of work with cancer. While many in their community also struggle with Sandy's aftermath, this family lacks the kind of support network helping most to recover. But soon, likely by Thanksgiving, the family will receive a check for more than $1,000, a boost just in time for the holidays from students and staff at Hollis Elementary School. Every year students at the school raise money through a coin drive called Penny Power, with some days singled out as Penny Power …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The lead photo in the gallery is not the winner. Click through to see the winning photo.
We have a winner! Thank you to all of our readers who submitted photos of Hurricane Sandy. Thanks to you, we were able to see the hurricane through the eyes of our readers, a very personal and intimate portrait of how the storm affected coastal New England! Martha Loeb had the winning photo, #58, of Nantasket Beach. Congratulations to Martha! This is part of Patch’s Fall Picture of the Week series, where we’re asking you for your best pictures on a certain topic each week. We’ve added a little incentive. The winning submission will get a $75 gift card, plus bragging rights. For more information about the rules, please see the rules document attached to the article. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Our employees are helping out, and you can, too
It has been said it's far better to have a neighbor who's near, than a brother who's far away, but in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Americans across the nation have proven to be the best neighbors and the strongest of families. This past weekend, AOL and Patch employees took an opportunity to pitch in, packing two tractor trailers worth of food, water and supplies in Dulles, VA, and Baltimore. The donations are headed to Hurricane Sandy-ravaged areas in New Jersey and Long Island. Want to join the relief efforts? Click here to donate: https://donate.networkforgood.org/aol. "When a catastrophe of this size hits, we all feel it, both the hundreds of us who live in the impacted towns, and our colleagues who are watching and wishing they could…
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Vote for your favorite photo of Hurricane Sandy submitted by out readers. Winner gets $75 gift certificate.
Thank you to all the readers who submitted photos of Hurricane Sandy. We have entries from Martha's Vineyard, Falmouth, Barnstable, Plymouth and the South Shore, giving Patch readers a look into how the storm affected your communites through your own eyes. Now to the voting! All the pictures are numbered in the caption area. Please vote by giving the photo number in the comments below. Voting starts at 4 am Saturday, Nov. 3, and will end at 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 5. So, be sure to cast your vote. One vote per person, please. The winner will be announced before 12pm on Monday. This is part of Patch’s Fall Picture of the Week series, where we’re asking you for your best pictures on a certain topic each week. We’ve added a little incentive. The…
Friday, November 2, 2012
Braintree's site is off Plain Street by the cemetery.
Friday, November 2, 2012
UPDATE 1:15 p.m.: This release is from the Mayor's Office: Mayor Joseph Sullivan has announced that the compost site at 225 Plain Street will be extending operating hours from 7am until 5pm (normal operating hours are 7am until 3pm) on Saturday and Sunday November 3 and 4 to allow residents to bring yard waste that resulted from Hurricane Sandy. Residents are reminded that the compost site does not accept tree stumps. “We need to offer additional hours out of necessity and convenience” said Sullivan. “Storm Sandy packed a punch and leaves and branches are everywhere." In addition, Saturday’s town wide curbside yard-waste pick-up will proceed as scheduled. Please ensure that leaves are place in biodegradable bags or containers. Braintree …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Check out photos from Patch sites from New Jersey to New Hampshire.
Portions of the Northeast are still picking up the pieces after Hurricane Sandy ravaged the East Coast earlier this week. Patch sites up and down the coast reported the unfolding story and aftermath. Local editors and Patch users uploaded photos of the destruction. Here are just some of the Hurricane Sandy photos that ran on Patch sites from New Jersey to New Hampshire this week. Flip through to see how Sandy affected the Northeast.
Yard waste, from say Hurricane Sandy, larger than leave or twigs, must be brought to the Plain Street Cemetery compost site during business hours of Wednesday through Sunday 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
This Saturday there will be a town-wide yard waste pick-up, starting at 7 a.m. Also, remember that trash pick-up has been delayed by a day this week starting on Tuesday because of Hurricane Sandy. From the town: Please have leaves in biodegradeable bags or containers at curbside by 7 a.m. on Saturdays. For missed pick-ups, please call Capitol Waste as soon as possible after your missed pick up at (617) 569-1718. Saturday pick up dates: 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 11/24, 12/1 and 12/8 Please note: Only leaves, grass clippings and twigs will be picked up. Residents must dispose of all other yard waste at the Plain Street Cemetery compost site during business hours of Wednesday through Sunday 7:30 am - 3:00 pm. For more information (781) 794…
Upload a photo of the storm, either preparing for it, riding it out or the aftermath. You could win a $75 Barnes and Noble eGift card.
Hurricane Sandy is here in coastal Massachusetts. Whether you live on the South Shore, Cape Cod or Martha's Vineyard, you will feel Sandy's punch. We don't want you to take any risks. Yet if you have photos of your town preparing for the storm; or a picture of the view from your front or back door, or second floor window, without leaving the house during the storm, mind you; or photos of the aftermath of the storm, upload them for a chance to win. Photos of you riding out the storm with your family and friends also fit this week's category. Cribbage, anyone? Please put your town and what your are photographing in the caption and your name in the photo credit. There are eight towns participating in this week's contest. This is part of …