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Life Care Center of Auburn’s Carrie Cross makes quality admissions her mission

By  Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

Life Care Center of Auburn has become a ‘home away from home’ for Admissions Marketing Director Carrie Cross, just as it is for the patients who inhabit the 154-bed health care center. Located just twelve minutes from the heart of Worcester, the newly renovated facility - known for superior quality and a beautiful country setting – helps to build a sense of community while offering patients in need... Read More

“Mi Casa Es Tu Casa” at Tacos Mexico of Auburn Mall

­­­­By Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

Life is good for Jose Zuniga, an immigrant from Guadalajara, Mexico, who has chosen to “bring happiness to other people” while doing something he’s wanted to do since he was a kid—become a chef.  In 2000, at the age of fourteen, along with his five older siblings, he came to America with family photos and a dream. 

Thanks to the encouragement of a few people who caught sight of his talent... Read More

Giving disadvantaged youth the right Connections

By Rod Lee

With offices in Acton, Grafton, Harvard, Newton Centre (at the Jewish Community Center), now Oxford (on Millbury Boulevard, as of January), Pepperell and Wellesley, the “Connections PT Team” could have said “we’re doing our part” just by its extensive work helping patients rehabilitate their bodies from ailments and injuries.

Instead, in a desire to also give back, Connections Physical Therapy (formerly W... Read More

Samuel Slater Museum in Webster


Two hundred years ago, everyone in Webster knew the name Samuel Slater. He had just sited the country’s very first woolen mill here, after establishing the American cotton spinning industry in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Slater’s textile business pioneering ventures earned him the name “Father of the Industrial Revolution.”

The young Englishman learned the mechanics of cotton spinning machines as an appr... Read More

Wound Care Center at Harrington receives 2016 Center of Excellence Award

SOUTHBRIDGE, MA – The Wound Care Center at Harrington has received the Robert A. Warriner III Center of Excellence (COE) award by Healogics, Inc., the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. 

 The Center of Excellence award is reserved for locations that have earned at least two consecutive awards. The Wound Care Center received the Center of Distinction award in 2014 and its first Center of Excellence a... Read More

Collaboration leads to free Tree and Trail Care Workshops in Worcester

Does your green thumb need a little practice? If so, you’re in luck because this spring Alternatives is teaming up with the Worcester Tree Initiative and the Massachusetts Audubon Society to offer free and inclusive, tree and trail care workshops. Called the Green Jobs Academy, this series of six workshops will take place March 22, 29 and April 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 10 AM – 2PM at Broad Meadow Brook, 414 Massasoit Road in Worcest... Read More