Category Archives: Community Announcements

Register O’Donnell Promotes Foreclosure Assistance Programs

Community Press Release

Norfolk County Register of Deeds William P. O’Donnell reminds homeowners who are in the midst of struggling to pay their mortgage or are facing a foreclosure that there are consumer programs available to help them out.

Register O’Donnell stated, “While the eastern Massachusetts economy remains on a solid footing, some of our neighbors face economic hardship. To help those having difficulty paying their mortgage, my office has partnered with reputable agencies by promoting their services when it comes to mortgage modification and foreclosure issues. Consumers can contact either the Quincy Community Action Programs at (617) 479-8181 x-376 or NeighborWorks Southern Mass at (508) 587-0950. Another option is to contact the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Consumer Advocacy andResponse Division (CARD) at 617-727-8400. These agencies provide a range of assistance from helping with the mortgage modification process to providing legal services to stave off a foreclosure as well as offering several forms of credit counseling. Additional information can be found on the Registry’s website, www.norfolkdeeds.orgunder the Support tab.”

The Register also had a cautionary warning for consumers.“Please make sure you utilize the right source for your needs such as anon-profit or state agency as cited above. Unfortunately, foreclosure rescues and mortgage modification relief are becoming a growing scam. Some unscrupulous private companies look to charge consumers outrageous prices for services and make unrealistic promises to them.”

During the 3rd quarter of 2018, foreclosure activity was mixed.  The total number of foreclosure deeds recorded was 63, a small 3% increase year over year. The numbers were more sobering with Notice to Foreclose Mortgage filings, the first step in the foreclosure process. There were 127 Notice to Foreclose Mortgages recorded during the quarter, a 24.5% increase year over year.

Register O’Donnell concluded, “The statistics listed above reinforce the fact that foreclosure activity remains a source of concern. We at the Registry are proud of our commitment to helping those facing a mortgage delinquency or foreclosure by directing them to the appropriate agency that can hopefully put them back on the road to financial recovery. I urge people who feel that they need such services to contact the agencies referenced above.”

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The Norfolk County Registry of Deeds is located at 649 HighStreet in Dedham.  The Registry is are source for homeowners, title examiners, mortgage lenders, municipalities and others with a need for secure, accurate, accessible land record information.  All land record research information can be found on the Registry’s website  Residents in need of assistance can contact the Registry of Deeds Customer Service Center via telephone at (781) 461-6101, or email us at

Rolling Stones Coming to Gillette June 2019

Community Press Release

Photo Credit: Dave Hogan

The Rolling Stones announce they will bring their NO FILTER tour to stadiums in 13 cities across America in 2019 with a stop in Foxborough, Mass. on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Gillette Stadium.

The tour follows NO FILTER dates this past year that have taken Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood back out on the road amassing rave reviews as they played to sold out stadiums throughout the UK and Europe. 

“It’s a thrill when we play stadiums in the States – the energy is always amazing!” – Mick Jagger

“I’ve always loved playing the states.  It’s a great crowd.” – Keith Richards                                                              

The Rolling Stones NO FILTER set list has the legendary band treating generations of fans to classic Stones hits such as “Sympathy For The Devil,” “Paint It Black,” “Brown Sugar,”  “Miss You,” as well as special gems from their celebrated catalog.

NO FILTER will be The Rolling Stones’ third tour at Gillette Stadium. Sixteen years ago, the band became the first concert held at Gillette Stadium, just four months after the venue opened in 2002, and returned in 2006 as part of A BIGGER BANG Tour.

Tickets for the June 8, 2019 show will go on sale Friday, November 30 at 10AM.  For ticketing information please visit

American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public, beginning Wednesday, November 28 at 10AM through Thursday, November 29 at 10PM local time.

AEG Presents’ Concerts West is the promoter of The Rolling Stones NO FILTER US tour.



MIAA State Football Championships at Gillette

For the 12th consecutive year, the Kraft family will provide Massachusetts high school athletes a one-of-a-kind game day experience on New England’s most famous football field.

Here are the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) matchups and schedule for the eight state football championships that will be played at Gillette Stadium on Friday, Nov. 30, and Saturday, Dec. 1. 


*Game times are approximate, starting 15 minutes after conclusion of the previous game

Friday, Nov. 30    
Division 4 Nashoba vs. Dighton-Rehoboth 5:00 p.m.
Division 2 North Andover vs. King Philip 7:30 p.m.*
Saturday, Dec. 1    
Division 8           St. Bernard’s vs. Pope John 9:00 a.m.
Division 7 Blackstone Valley vs. St. Mary’s High School            11:00 a.m.*
Division 5 Nipmuc vs. Scituate 1:30 p.m.*
Division 6 Stoneham vs. Old Rochester 3:30 p.m.*
Division 3 Springfield Central vs. Tewksbury 6:00 p.m.*
Division 1 St. John’s Prep vs. Catholic Memorial 8:00 p.m.*

The 2018 MIAA State Football Championships, presented by Cross Insurance, marks the 12th consecutive year Gillette Stadium has hosted the games and the second straight year that all eight championship games will be played on the home turf of the five-time Super Bowl champion New England Patriots.  

The two-day event, which begins on Nov. 30 with a Friday Night Lights doubleheader featuring Nashoba vs. Dighton-Rehoboth and North Andover vs. King Philip, and continues with six championship games on Dec. 1, will provide student-athletes from 16 MIAA schools and their respective communities with a tournament experience of a lifetime.

The MIAA State Football Championships are a culmination of more than 100 playoff football games across the state over a four-week span. Adding to the excitement of state championship weekend will be thousands of cheering fans, cheerleaders and school bands. The participating schools and their fans will also be treated to an NFL-caliber game presentation with music and replays on the stadium’s high-definition video boards. The Kraft family will again donate the use of Gillette Stadium’s field for the games.

Tickets for the MIAA State Football Championships are on sale via Ticketmaster, and will be available on game day at the Gillette Stadium Ticket Office, located outside the Patriot Place Gate. Tickets sold at the ticket office for Friday’s game will be available beginning at 9 a.m. and tickets for Saturday’s games will be available beginning at 8 a.m.

All fans will enter the stadium via the Patriot Place Gate in NRG Plaza, located near the ticket office.

Tickets are $17 for adults and $14 for students/senior citizens. Children 5 years old and younger will receive free admission. The ticket price includes parking, admission to the games and a game day discount of $3 off adult admission at The Patriots Hall of Fame presented by Raytheon (must show game ticket). Friday’s tickets provide access to both Friday games and Saturday’s tickets provide access to all six Saturday games. A portion of the ticket price also goes to the Town of Foxborough per the town’s user charge fee.

Please note Gillette Stadium’s Clear Bag Policy will be in effect for all eight state championship games. For more information on the policy, visit


Kraft Sports Productions will produce the television broadcast, which will air all of Saturday’s games on NBC Sports Boston, except for the 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. games, which will be broadcast on NECN. The games will also be simulcast on 98.5 The Sports Hub. Additionally, Friday’s games will be streaming on NFHS Network at and Saturday’s games will be streaming on


Game Time Online Streaming
Nashoba vs. Dighton-Rehoboth 5:00 p.m.
North Andover vs. King Philip    7:30 p.m.*


GameTime          TV CoverageRadio Coverage
St. Bernards vs. Pope John  9:00 a.m.    NBC Sports Boston98.5 The Sports Hub WBZ FM HD2
Blackstone Valley vs. St. Mary’s11:00 a.m.*NBC Sports Boston98.5 The Sports Hub WBZ FM HD2
Nipmuc vs. Scituate1:30 p.m.*NBC Sports Boston98.5 The Sports Hub WBZ FM HD2
Stoneham vs. Old Rochester   3:30 p.m.*   NBC Sports Boston98.5 The Sports Hub WBZ FM HD2
Springfield Central vs. Tewksbury6:00 p.m.*   NECN98.5 The Sports Hub WBZ FM HD2+
St. John’s Prep vs. Catholic Memorial8:00 p.m.*   NECN98.5 The Sports Hub WBZ FM HD2+

Start of Ice Skating Season

Community Press Release

Beginning on Friday, November 23, 2018, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will commence its annual public ice skating season at agency managed rinks across the Commonwealth. DCR rinks provide ice time to local hockey teams, while also enabling children and their families with fun, safe, accessible, and affordable winter recreational activities. 

“With the winter season nearly upon us, the Department of Conservation and Recreation is excited to once again offer ice skating at rinks throughout the Commonwealth, where the public can participate in fun, family-friendly activities,” said DCR Commissioner Leo Roy. “The Baker-Polito Administration remains committed to the upkeep and maintenance of state park facilities, such as ice rinks, which encourage active, healthy lifestyles year round for people of all abilities to benefit from.”

Since 2017, the Baker-Polito Administration has invested approximately $10 million in capital improvements for ice rink renovations to ensure these facilities remain important staples within local communities for years to come.

Recently, the agency has completed the replacement of refrigeration systems at three ice rinks; John W. Flynn Memorial Rink, Bajko Memorial Rink, and Shea Memorial Rink. The replacement of outdated equipment will allow for the modernization of infrastructure and increased energy efficiency at the facilities. The Baker-Polito Administration also announced earlier this year that the DCR will renovate the locker rooms, concession area, and rink entrance at Bajko Memorial Rink, and replace the rink slabs and dasher boards at John W. Flynn Memorial Rink and Shea Memorial Rink.

Public skating at all DCR managed rinks will begin on Friday, November 23, 2018, with the exception of the Kelly Outdoor Rink in the City of Boston, which will open on Sunday, December 16, 2018 (weather permitting). Public ice skating times and locations of DCR managed rinks can be found on the agency’s webpage, as well as a full list of all DCR owned rinks. Visitors should call ahead concerning the availability of ice skate rentals, snack concessions, and ice reservations. Additionally, adaptive programming is offered during the winter season through the agency’s Universal Access Program (UAP). To learn more about UAP, please visit the program’s webpage, where upcoming events are posted.

Sturdy Memorial Hospital Offers “healthy-steps” Program For Cancer Patients

Community Press Release

The Oncology Department at Sturdy Memorial Hospital offers a free “Healthy-Steps” exercise and movement program for cancer patients on Thursdays from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Hospital. “Healthy-Steps” is a therapeutic exercise program, which combines gentle movements, dance, and music to improve overall wellness, range of motion, balance, strength, and endurance, as well as emotional wellbeing and self-image. The class is taught by a certified Lebed Method instructor.

Registration is required. For more information and to register, call the Oncology Department at 508-236-7010.
Sturdy Memorial Hospital is a full-service, independent, financially stable, not-for-profit, acute care community hospital in Attleboro, Massachusetts.