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 …
Monday, December 10, 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.
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, “…
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
'There's nothing that I can compare to what I saw down there,' said one of the 25 troopers that helped out after Sandy devastated nearby states.
Before Hurricane Sandy's full scope of devastation in New York and New Jersey was even known, 25 men and women from the Massachusetts State Police were on their way to assist those who had been displaced from their homes. "When I reached out to ask if the state police would be willing to field a group of 25 people, I already knew the answer," Undersecretary for Homeland Security and Director of MEMA, Kurt Schwartz said in a press conference in Framingham Monday afternoon. "The answer was a resounding yes." One of the troopers was Brian Dunn, who works out of the South Boston barracks. "There's nothing that I can compare to what I saw down there," said the 28-year veteran of the force. "We were there when they came home for the first time. …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
A look back at Arlington Patch's top stories from Oct. 29 to Nov. 4.
Hurricane Sandy PHOTOS: Hurricane Sandy in Arlington PHOTOS: Patch's Hurricane Sandy Photos from New Jersey to New Hampshire Arlington Patch’s Complete Coverage of Hurricane Sandy Business Johnnie's Foodmaster is Closing All 10 Locations: Liquidation sales have already begun. 'Wings Over' Possibly Coming to East Arlington: The wing franchise, a favorite late-night destination at major universities along the East Coast and in the Midwest, is set to go before the Board of Selectmen Monday. Halloween PHOTOS: Trick-or-Treaters in Arlington Are Ottoson's Halloween Costume Rules Too Strict? What’s the Best Street/Neighborhood for Trick-or-Treating in Arlington? Police and Fire Home Break-in Reported on Dorothy Road Arrests in Arlington: Oct. 24-…
Friday, November 2, 2012
Also, a Hollywood movie filming in Downtown Woburn and postseason soccer gets underway.
Today is Friday, Nov. 2. Here are five things you need to know: 1.) NSTAR came through on its Thursday night prediction, as Arlington’s power situation returned to normal last night, according to the company’s outage map. Residents who had their electricity restored last night likely went more than 72 hours without it. At the height of Hurricane Sandy Monday evening, more than 3,000 of NSTAR’s Arlington customers were without power. 2.) Hollywood Movie Filming in Downtown Woburn Today: Larry David’s new HBO movie, “Clear History,” a comedy with a star-studded cast that includes Michael Keaton, Kate Hudson, Eva Mendes, Jon Hamm, Bill Hader, Danny McBride and Amy Ryan, is filming today at the local newspaper stand Moore & Parker at 375 Main …
Here's how Boston-area donations can aid victims in the most severely damaged areas.
The Boston area was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy. But not as hard as elsewhere. Residents in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and other coastal areas were not as lucky. Patch has gathered some local resources for those who want to help in relief efforts. New Jersey Volunteers in New Jersey are being coordinated through an emergency response hotline, 1-800-JERSEY-7 (1-800-537-7397). Alternate numbers, for when the hotline isn’t staffed, include 609-775-5236 and 908-303-0471. Emails can be sent to Rowena.Madden@sos.state.nj.us. New York City The New York City agency NYC Service is coordinating volunteers for various relief projects in New York City. Go to its Facebook page or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and email address…
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Photos chronicling Hurricane Sandy’s destruction along the Northeast.
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.
All residents should have power by tonight, according to NSTAR.
1.) At 2 a.m. this morning, about 1 percent of NSTAR customers in Arlington – or 263 out of 21,131 – were still without power, according to the company’s outage map. On Tuesday evening, NSTAR estimated that all of the town would be back up and running by Thursday night. Arlington’s outage numbers peaked Monday evening at about 15 percent, which was typical of Boston’s inner suburbs. 2.) The Arlington High girls’ soccer team earned the No. 9 seed in the Division 2 North bracket with an impressive 11-4-3 regular-season record. After a preliminary-round bye, the Spy Ponders will travel to neighboring No. 8 Belmont (10-3-3) for a first-round matchup at 4 p.m. Sunday. 3.) The Arlington Catholic girls’ soccer team (8-7-3) also made the Division …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The latest on Arlington power outages from NSTAR.
NSTAR expects to have all of Arlington back up and running by Thursday night, according to a company press release. At 2 a.m. this morning, about 4 percent of NSTAR customers in Arlington – or 903 of 21,131 – were still without power, according to the company’s outage map. At the time of the release, 8 p.m. Tuesday, roughly 5 percent of Arlington customers, or 1,108, didn’t have power. At that time, 3.91 percent of NSTAR’s Massachusetts customers, or 45,066 out of 1,151,385, were down. Arlington’s outage numbers peaked Monday evening at about 15 percent, which was typical of Boston’s inner suburbs. An important note on downed trees, limbs and branches from the town: If you have not done so already, please contact Public Works dispatch to …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Here is the latest on Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath for Arlington residents.
At noon Tuesday, about 6 percent – or 1,253 of 21,131 – of NSTAR customers in Arlington were without power, according to NSTAR’s outage map. Roughly twice that number were without power at 11 p.m. Monday. Arlington peaked at about 15 percent of residents without power Monday evening, which was typical of Boston’s inner suburbs. For downed electrical wires, call 911 and NSTAR at 1-800-592-2000. Report outages directly to NSTAR at this same number. PHOTOS: Hurricane Sandy in Arlington A few notes in addition to our Tuesday morning update: Town-wide Parking Ban The town-wide parking ban is now over. Trees From the town: If you have not done so already, please contact Public Works dispatch to report a downed street tree or large limb at 781-…