Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The concert will benefit Hurricane Sandy victims, via the Robin Hood Foundation.
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.
Monday, December 10, 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, "…
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Patch will make a $1 donation to AmeriCares for every tweet with the hashtag #PatchRebuilds.
You can help rebuild communities that were hit by Hurricane Sandy by donating cans of food, volunteering for cleanup efforts—or simply sending a tweet. Patch is excited to announce our new effort to help support devestated communities after the storm. For every tweet sent with the hashtag #PatchRebuilds, we will donate $1 to the AmeriCares Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Fund, up to $125,000. Your contribution will go toward medical and humanitarian aid, grants and programs to help Sandy survivors. You can simply tweet the hashtag #PatchRebuilds, or go to our Patch Rebuilds website, rebuilds.patch.com, and tweet directly from the site. A customized tweet that starts “My heart belongs to…” is created from the Patch Rebuilds website, and …
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Got branches from the storm? Head on down to Forge Village today.
The Westford Highway Department is helping residents with branches, logs and other woody debris by creating a drop-off point at the Forge Village ballfields on West Prescott Street. Residents can stop by from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and next Saturday with branches, logs and other woody debris not exceeding four feet in length. ID is required, for any contractor acting on behalf of a resident must have the following information. Any debris not related to the storm will not be accepted, and the Highway Department asking residents not to place debris near the right-of-way in front of homes. Those with questions can call the Highway Department at (978) 692-5520.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Employees help out, and you can, too
It's 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 …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Here's how your donations can aid victims in the most affected areas of the country.
Westford escaped the kind of catastrophic damage from Hurricane Sandy we're reading about in other states, like New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and other coastal areas were not so lucky. Patch has gathered some local resources if you want to help in relief efforts. Quick and Easy: Text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to give $10 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief, which helps people affected by disasters such as hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, wildfires and tornadoes. It is a general fund. More details here. Raise Your Hand: 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 or e…
Thursday, November 1, 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. .
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
We'll provide more information as it becomes available.
According to reports from the town, National Grid has indicated that 460 customers in Westford were without power as of 10 a.m., with five crews in town. We will provide an additional update later this afternoon. Keep checking Westford Patch for more updates. You can also get news alerts by signing up for our breaking and daily newsletters, liking us on Facebook and following us on Twitter.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The Cameron Senior Center and J.V. Fletcher Library are both open for residents without power, and the town has an automated storm information line at 978-399-2067.
By approximately 8 p.m. on Tuesday, National Grid should have estimates for what time power will be restored to Westford residents still without electricity, Westford Assistant Town Manager John Mangiaratti said on early Tuesday afternoon. Officials estimate there are currently about 1,800 homes still without power. As of 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday, the National Grid website lists 1,344 customers without power—14.5 percent of the total National Grid customers in Westford. The Cameron Senior Center and J.V. Fletcher Library are both open for residents currently without power, Mangiaratti said. Residents are reminded to stay away from downed power lines. The town also has an automated storm information line set up, which can be reached at 978-399-…
At 6 p.m. on Monday night, the town declared a state of local emergency, estimating that more than 1,200 homes were without power last night.
A local state of emergency was declared in Westford at 6 p.m. on Monday night, with estimates of more than 1,200 homes still without power, primarily in Nabnasset and Parker Village. After a slow recovery from last year's storm brought grilling from local officials, this year National Grid pledges it has learned from its mistakes, although no estimated recovery times will be available until sometime this morning. Westford Public Schools and Nashoba Valley Technical High School will be closed today. Trash pickup will return, with Monday's scheduled pickups occurring today. For any additional houses losing power, call 800-465-1212 and not 911. Residents can also call 978-399-2067 for additional pre-recorded emergency information. We will …