Jan. 19, 2017
by Christine Galeone
Did you know that the Grafton Job Corps is not only a member of the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce, but it also partners with other local employers to provide them with qualified employees who have completed its program?
Colleen Lanza, director of the GJC center, indicated that Chamber support and enthusiasm for its programs have been immense. She said that Chamber president and CEO Jeannie Hebert is... Read More
Jan. 19, 2017
By Amy Palumbo-LeClaire
Last September (2016) Alexandra and Lauren Materia may have been at the end of their ropes after their coach resigned, but they refused to give up jumping as a team. Now the jump ropers have a new name, coach, matching sneakers, and a general manager who’s behind them every step of the way.
“The girls have brought such power to the team,” said General Manager Stephen Materia, father of the twin girls... Read More
Jan. 18, 2017
By Rod Lee
It is hard to imagine 2017 starting much better than it has, business-wise, for Tracy DeRienzo of Trendz Consignment Boutique on Providence Road in Northbridge.
There is her second-place showing to New To You in Holden for “Best Clothing” and “Best Consignment” in the T&G’s annual contest; this, coupled with a first as “Best Consignment Boutique” in the recent Readers Choice Awards.
“It’s an honor even to... Read More