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    Monday, December 10, 2018
    bankHometown Kicks off 16th Annual Pajama Drive for Local Children in need during the Holidays   OXFORD, MA:  bankHometown kicked off their 16th annual pajama drive on November 26th with a challenge to residents to help support local children in need of new pajamas or slippers. From now until December 15th, all 13 bankHometown branches will be accepting pajama donations for children sizes 4T ...read more
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    Friday, December 07, 2018
    FSU faculty to teach in China for summerSentinel & Enterprise UPDATED:   12/07/2018 06:32:25 AM EST     AUIA President Yefei Xu, left, and Fitchburg State University President Richard S. Lapidus sign an agreement that will bring Fitchburg State faculty to China next summer to teach. SUBMITTED PHOTO  Sentinel and Enterprise staff photos can be ordered by visiting our SmugMug site. FITCHBURG ...read more
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    Friday, December 07, 2018
     Minimum Wage Increase, Premium Pay DecreaseOn January 1, the statewide minimum wage will increase to $12.00 per hour. The base wage for tipped employees will increase to $4.35 per hour. Sunday and holiday premium pay for retail employees will decrease from 1.5x their base rate of pay, to 1.4x their base rate. Currently, when employers pay the premium at a rate of 1.5x the employee’s regular ...read more
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    Thursday, December 06, 2018
    ROLLSTONE BANK & TRUST CELEBRATES 20 YEARS OF ITS HOLIDAY GIVING PROGRAM Over $70,000 Raised  Every holiday season since 1998, Rollstone Bank & Trust has been providing its customers free calendars and gift envelopes, and asked for a donation in exchange. Between customer and Bank donations, over $70,000 has been raised for a variety of organizations fulfilling a range of needs.  “Through this ...read more
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    Thursday, December 06, 2018
    Maugel Architects Appoints New Principals to Firm Maugel Architects, specializing in shaping the exceptional, has named four new principals to the firm that is celebrating its 25th anniversary. New members of the firm’s executive team are: Dan Barton, Jonathan Cocker, Mike Kunz, and Mark Pelletier. With more than 80 years of collective industry experience, the quartet represents the next ...read more
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    Thursday, December 06, 2018
     How Your Healthcare Facility's Design Can Attract Patients and Build Loyaltyby: Tom Ryan, Healthcare Sr. Project Manager Thu, Nov 15 , 2018    When it comes to designing medical facilities, the quality of care isn’t the only factor being considered these days. With urgent care centers and satellite hospitals on the rise, a well-designed, aesthetically pleasing facility is essential to attract ...read more
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    Thursday, December 06, 2018
    Maugel Architects Featured in Boston Globe 2018 Best Places to Workby: Robin Peters, Marketing Director Mon, Nov 19 , 2018   Maugel Architects was proud to be featured in the Boston Globe's 2018 Best Places to Work edition that appeared on November 18, 2018. Maureen Hopper, Maugel's office manager, and COO John Lawlor were interviewed for the article that highlighted Maugel's innovative ...read more
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    Tuesday, December 04, 2018
    The Holiday season is upon us, which can present the risk for both physical and emotional stress to your body.  Community Chiropractic would like to present some helpful tips to help you reduce emotional stress and stay injury-free this season, so you can enjoy the holidays with your loved ones.  Chiropractic care can help with Holiday stressors!  First, the busy Holiday season brings with it ...read more
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    Tuesday, December 04, 2018
    HARVARD, Mass. -- The Bromfield Cares Club today announced that there are 100 local kids who they would like to help at holiday time. Bromfield Cares Advisor, Trish Nilian (also 10th grade science teacher at the Bromfield School) and Harvard Public Schools Nurse Leader (also a Bromfield Cares member) Colleen Nigzus are pictured between the two "Giving Trees" decorated with paper mittens, each ...read more
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    Monday, December 03, 2018
    The Employment Laws Every Growing Organization Should Know About      Periods of growth are particularly exciting for small and midsize businesses, but they also bring new HR challenges. Along with adding employees—which may change the feel of your culture as well as your floorplan—your organization may become subject to federal and state laws that take effect once you have a certain number of ...read more
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    Monday, December 03, 2018
    Ft. Devens Museum Highlights a Shirley FamilyCreating a Canteen for Soldiers in WWI              Fort Devens Museum’s monthly program for visitors on Saturday, December 15, at 1 p.m. focuses on one Shirley family’s efforts to create a “home away from home” for soldiers at Camp Devens training to take their place on the field of action in France during World War I.            Ayer with its ...read more
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    Monday, December 03, 2018
    Affordable Staging Ideas       Remember the last time you walked through a furniture showroom? You probably noticed that the sofa, chairs, tables and other furnishings were arranged - or staged - to make them look more appealing. You might have seen an attractive lamp on a sofa end table, or an appetizing bowl of fruit on a dining room buffet.   When preparing your home for sale, you ...read more
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    Friday, November 30, 2018
    A study from the Massachusetts Taxpayer Foundation shows that the opioid epidemic is having a significant economic impact on Massachusetts’ businesses:          The cost of lost productivity and wages is over $70 billion since 2000         Opioid use disorder has kept 32,600 people in Massachusetts from participating in the workforce over the last 7 years         143,000 people reported pain ...read more
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    Thursday, November 29, 2018
      Corporate Governance and Internal InvestigationsBlog | False Claims Act and Post-Employment RetaliationThe Tenth Circuit has held that “… the False Claims Act’s anti-retaliation provision unambiguously excludes relief for retaliatory acts occurring after the employee has left employment.”Read full blog post ►   © 2018 Jackson Lewis P.C. ® 1133 Westchester Avenue, Suite S125 | West ...read more
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    Thursday, November 29, 2018
    UNDECORATE THE GIVING TREES TO HELP LOCAL CHILDREN IN NEED  HARVARD, Mass., November 29, 2018 – Bromfield Cares, the school club that teaches students volunteerism and service, today announced that their two Giving Trees have too many mitten ornaments! Every paper mitten hanging on a tree is a gift request from a child in need (ages newborn and up) who resides at one of several local shelters. ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 28, 2018
    By SCMR Staff · November 20, 2018  Quiet Logistics, Inc. today announced significant expansion with the opening of a world-class, 355,000 square foot fulfillment center on Jackson Road in Devens, Massachusetts. The new facility creates 150 full-time jobs, and is designed to handle Quiet’s current and projected growth, enabling the company to scale with customers that are facing significant ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 27, 2018
    November 2018     One National and One Local Event Impact HVAC Industry           Tariffs on Foreign Steel and Aluminum           As a direct result of the Administration’s tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, which took effect in March, a ripple effect is taking place in the HVAC industry.  The 25% tariff on foreign steel and 10% ...read more
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    Monday, November 26, 2018
    Pullback Erases Stock Market Gains for the YearThe recent (mid-November) slide has brought the stock market back to where it started 2018. Looking back further for better perspective, the S&P 500's return (including dividends) was 5.2% over the past year and 10.6% per year on average over the past five years. Although pullbacks are disappointing, they're not unusual. In our view, this one isn't a ...read more
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    Monday, November 26, 2018
    Groton's Indigo mixes style with social consciousnessBy Scott ShurtleffPOSTED:   11/23/2018 07:36:07 AM EST GROTON -- Sisters Susan Daly and Laura Daly O'Connor, dual proprietors of the small boutique Indigo of Groton, have a simple business plan: empower women across the world. All of the products sold at Indigo, a one-year-old business at 30B Hollis St., are handcrafted, almost exclusively by ...read more
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    Monday, November 26, 2018
    Rollstone Charitable Foundation Donates $40,000 to Local Charities  Rollstone Bank & Trust, through its Charitable Foundation, held its eighth Charitable Golf Tournament, raising money to benefit local charities.  This year’s proceeds were earmarked for four organizations that do meaningful work in our region. Each group received $10,000, for a total of $40,000. The groups that benefitted were: ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 21, 2018
    Major award for Boys & Girls Club stafferBy Peter Jasinski, pjasinski@sentinelandenterprise.com UPDATED:   11/21/2018 07:02:12 AM EST LEOMINSTER -- Jon Blodgett traveled all the way to Baltimore unaware that he was about to be named staff member of the year. A recent conference of Boys & Girls Club employees singled out Blodgett for the Outstanding Program Staff Member Award, which considered ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 21, 2018
    NOVEMBER 20, 2018Quiet Logistics opens 355,000sf Devens expansionPHOTO/GRANT WELKERBrian Lemerise, the president of Quiet Logistics, said competition from Amazon and Walmart has forced other retailers to manager higher order volumes.BY GRANT WELKER Quiet Logistics, a Devens company shipping products for well-known brands, has expanded an already sprawling operation with a new 355,000-square-foot ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 21, 2018
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    Wednesday, November 21, 2018
    Holiday Shopping Online.  It's Convenient, but Buyer Beware...With black Friday just around the corner, many of us are starting to think about holiday shopping.  We all love the convenience of being able to be at home in front of a computer vs the hassle of crowded malls and searching for parking spots.  You can click here and there and order whatever product you desire and have it delivered to ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 20, 2018
    Devens recognized as green communitySentinel & Enterprise UPDATED:   11/20/2018 08:31:19 AM EST Sun Staff Report DEVENS -- Devens has been recognized as a LEED Certified Community, according to an announcement by MassDevelopment and the Devens Enterprise Commission. LEED for Cities and LEED for Communities are internationally recognized urban sustainability rating systems that help advance ...read more
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    Monday, November 19, 2018
    With everyone preparing for Thanksgiving and planning the holiday feasting next week, please consider Chiropractic care to help your body power through the candies, pies, and cakes that are just around the corner.Chiropractic helps with digestive issues:                                       Over $80 billion are spent each year on drugs to relieve heartburn, acid reflux, bloating, gas, irritable ...read more
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    Monday, November 19, 2018
    Preparing Your Vehicle for the Winter Season Regular maintenance of vehicles under management is important year-round but even more so as we approach the New England winter season, which can test transportation reliability. OSD’s Office of Vehicle Management (OVM), the unit responsible for the acquisition, administration, leasing, maintenance, and repair of the Executive Branch fleet of light ...read more
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    Monday, November 19, 2018
    Scams Targeting Residents in BBB's Service Area Include the Utility Impostor ScamResidents in BBB of Central New England's service area reported 24 instances of fraud on the BBB Scam Tracker, including three instances of a utility impostor scam, a significant advance fee loan scam case, two reports of scams originating from their CraigsList postings, and a fake-check/secret-shopper scam report, ...read more
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    Monday, November 19, 2018
    Job fair draws crowd at DevensThe Lowell Sun UPDATED:   11/17/2018 06:35:19 AM EST       By Scott Shurtleff sshurtleff@nashoba valleyvoice.com DEVENS -- More than 200 job seekers marched on Devens this week in search of work and were greeted by nearly 100 employers at the semi-annual job fair at Devens Common. Sponsored in large part by the Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce, with ...read more
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    Thursday, November 15, 2018
    Dear Melissa,  The holidays are upon us! This is a great time to organize decorations with a basement clean out, de-clutter the garage to make sure your vehicle will have a cozy home, or organize the house while preparing for the winter season. Give our knowledgeable dumpster consultants a call today to discuss your project needs.   At Your Disposal,Mike and Julie Paradise, local ownersBin ...read more
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    Thursday, November 15, 2018
    Anne Hentz Realtor® (617) 834-1615 anne@annehentz.comKeller Williams Realty 200 Baker Avenue, Suite 205 Concord, MA 01742  My WebsiteListings SearchBlogContact Me Hi Melissa, Your HomeActions News for Wednesday, November 14, 2018   Four Steps to Finishing Your Basement You're sitting on a ton of unused space! Your basement can greatly expand your living area. However, finishing ...read more
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    Thursday, November 15, 2018
    Nashoba Valley Medical Center welcomes Neurologist Rania Elenein, MD      Ayer, MA – Steward Medical Group Nashoba Valley Medical Center’s Neurology Department recently welcomed board-certified Neurologist Rania Elenein, MD to the medical staff. Dr. Elenein specializes in electromyogram (EMG) testing, neuromuscular diseases, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease. “Nashoba’s neurology ...read more
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    Thursday, November 15, 2018
    Honey of a hobby at Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg and LeominsterBy Scott ShurtleffUPDATED:   11/15/2018 01:31:35 PM EST LEOMINSTER -- The buzz around the Boys and Girls Club of Fitchburg & Leominster, before the temperatures dropped, is the apiary in the backyard. Guided by club Education Director Ladda Kosaketh, members tend to the 40,000 residents of the two busy hives. Kosaketh leads the ...read more
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    Thursday, November 15, 2018
    bankHometown Kicks off 15th Year of Contributing to Annual Neighbors Helping Neighbors Campaign OXFORD, MA: bankHometown kicked off their 15th year of participating in the Annual Neighbors Helping Neighbors (NHN) Campaign with a challenge to local residents to help support local food pantries.For more than 30 years, NHN has helped people faced with financial difficulties caused by accidents, ...read more
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    Monday, November 12, 2018
    GRAMMY Winner Mike Block Brings Pop Cello to Indian Hill Music in Littleton Solo Concert, Student Workshop, and Live Podcast on Saturday, November 17 Littleton, November 9, 2018 – GRAMMY-winning cellist, Silkroad Ensemble member and Berklee educator Mike Block will give a special solo performance at Indian Hill Music, 36 King Street, Littleton, MA, on Saturday, November 17 at 7:30pm.  Tickets ...read more
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    Monday, November 12, 2018
    Tax Benefits of Health Savings Accounts If you have a high-deductible health plan but don't have a health savings account, you could be missing out on several important tax benefits.FULL ARTICLE HERE Dube & Hazelwood, P.C. 19 Water Street Leominster, MA 01453 www.dh-cpas.com 
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