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 (including HBO and AMC), movie theater screens and on the Internet, including right here on Wakefield 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 …
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.
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, “…
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
For every tweet that includes the #PatchRebuilds hashtag, Patch will donate $1 to AmeriCares Superstorm Sandy Relief Efforts, up to $125,000.
Patch is providing readers with an easy way to help the towns affected by Superstorm Sandy as they build and recover. For every tweet that includes the #PatchRebuilds hashtag, Patch will donate $1 to AmeriCares Superstorm Sandy Relief Efforts, up to $125,000. Click here to tweet your support for Sandy communities. Your gift will help AmeriCares respond to Superstorm Sandy with medical and humanitarian aid, grants, and programs to help support survivors across the country. Be sure to follow @WakefieldPatch on Twitter, and get tweeting!
Monday, November 12, 2012
Six-year-old Jack Taylor and his family have put together a truck full of donated goods to help those in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
A truckload of donated goods is expected to leave Lake Street in Wakefield Monday afternoon to bring relief to victims of Hurricane Sandy in the New York City area - and this particular relief mission happens to have been spearheaded by a six-year-old boy. Jack Taylor of Wakefield made news over the weekend for his idea to send some help to those who are still in need in New York and New Jersey after nearly two weeks. The trailer parked at the family's home is owned by Meredith "Shorty" Hayden, proprietor of Shorty, Inc. Custom Motorcycles. Also among those helping the effort is Jack's mom Jacqueline Leary and Renee Walling, who recalled how back in the 1990s, she participated in a similar effort to send relief to victims of the …
Monday, November 5, 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 …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The largest electric utility in Massachusetts, National Grid - said Tuesday that it would offer exact power restoration estimates later in the afternoon after Hurricane Sandy moved through on Monday.
National Grid says it will have exact power restoration estimates by the end of Tuesday, according to company President Marcy Reed. The estimates, which have always traditionally been offered when the company knows when each customer will have their power back, will be distributed “far and wide,” said Jackie Berry, a company spokeswoman. There are a total of 2,400 National Grid employees at work on Tuesday afternoon statewide in Massachusetts, ranging from line crews, tree crews, transmission crews and other workers following Hurricane Sandy. There are 530 total crews at work, with over 300 of those from outside National Grid's service area. In addition, the newly created “community liaisons” are at work in the emergency operations centers…
Wakefield Municipal Gas and Light reports all customers have power restored. DPW announces curbside waste collection hours.
In an announcement on the town website, DPW Director Richard Stinson reported that storm cleanup will be underway in town throughout the week, and that curbside yard waste collection is this Saturday, Nov. 3. Waste must be outside by 7 a.m. Residents can also use the Nahant Street Yard Waste site Wednesday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and on Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. Refuse and recycling is reportedly on a normal schedule. Those who still have electrical problems can call 781-246-6363 while the DPW tree and debris line is 781-246-6301. Elswhere, a check with Wakefield Municipal Gas and Light finds that all of its customers have had their power restored with help from a steady response through much of Monday. At the height of…
Storm caused scattered power outages in region with much of the wrath reserved for points further South.
Hurricane Sandy left several hundred thousand people in Massachusetts without electricity at various points on Monday, and winds from the storm knocked down countless wires and trees locally. Throughout Monday, Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light kept customers apprised of its storm response via its Facebook page. Outages were reported in a number of different parts of town and the department also provided notes on when work crews were dispatched. As noted in an announcement on the town website, report electrical outages to the municipal light department at 781-246-6363. A check-in with the Wakefield Police on Monday afternoon found numerous reports of trees, wires and limbs down all over town. Lietenant Craig Calabrese reported that the …
For much of the past week, Hurricane Sandy dominated the region's media coverage. Now that the storm is largely behind us, the question is - was it over hyped?
Much of the Northeastern United States slowed down on Monday to watch Hurricane Sandy make its way up the coast toward its eventual landfall on the Jersey Coast. Throughout the day, residents of the North Shore and elsewhere endured high winds and power outages and in some cases, downed trees and wires. But with that said - was the media attention to this major weather event right on the money or was it all a bunch of overkill? Share your thoughts in the comment box below!
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