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 …
Wednesday, November 14, 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 devastated 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 …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Preventing people from looting their neighbors' homes is part of the troopers' work in New Jersey.
New Jersey called; Massachusetts answered. The state of New Jersey asked for help with devastation in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, requesting that nearby states send law enforcement officers to help keep peace and order in the hardest-hit areas of New Jersey. On Saturday, a detachment of 25 troopers from the Massachusetts State Police was selected and sent, reporting to Fort Dix to be sworn in as police officers. The Massachusetts State Police officers are working with Louisiana State Police and New Jersey State Police in areas including Brick, Ocean Park, Seaside Heights and Palisades Park in New Jersey. Many of the MSP troopers are experienced with storm-related issues, especially after the destructive storms Massachusetts has …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Easton Emergency Management team dealt with eight road closures and 3,500 power outages.
Easton town officials said that they were pleased with the emergency response to Hurricane Sandy, which crashed through town and left over 3,500 Easton households without power at one point. "We were well-prepared and responded very well," Town Administrator David Colton said at a board of selectmen meeting last week. Colton and selectmen were briefed by Fire Chief Kevin Partridge and Department of Public Works Director David Field. Both were new additions to the town's staff since Hurricane Irene struck Easton in August, 2011. "Every time we go through a transition - we've gone through one in both of these departments since the last emergency event - you wonder how’s it going to go..is it going to work?, and it went off greatly," Colton …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
National Grid said it is ready to go with more than 500 crews in the event of power outages from Wednesday night's Nor'Easter.
National Grid, the electric utility that had hundreds of thousands of customers without power in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, said it is ready for Wednesday night’s Nor’Easter. The latest storm first moved in on Wednesday morning and is expected to last into Thursday with high winds, heavy rain and some heavy wet snow to the west and north. National Grid said it is ready to respond to any power outages that may occur as a result of the weather. There are more than 500 line and tree crews available and ready to respond to any storm-related outages, plus more than 200 “wires-down” personnel. That includes both National Grid crews and those from other companies that are assisting National Grid. The storm has also activated the company’s…
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Massachusetts bracing for another storm with effects from Sandy still being felt.
First Sandy, and now a Nor'easter. Massachusetts is in store for more wild weather this week as a Nor'easter heads our way today and into Thursday morning. According to WHDH meteorologist Chris Lambert, the area can expect to see the storm hit between 2 and 4 p.m. "What I've noticed over the last few model runs is a track farther east," Lambert said on his blog."If that's the case, our wind stays more out of the NNE rather than going east, and that means colder weather gets locked in. It also means that dew point levels stay low. That's important because with dew points running near 20 and actual air temperatures tomorrow afternoon running near 40-45, a process called evaporative cooling can occur which allows rain to turn to snow. What …
Monday, November 5, 2012
The New York Red Cross offers ways you can help friends and family devastated by the storm.
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Monday, November 5, 2012
The New York Red Cross provided the following information with suggestions for helping those affected by Sandy's impact.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
The storm's wrath caused widespread damage throughout the Commonwealth. Did it disrupt your trick-or-treating plans this year?
As crews continue to restore power and clean up damage left in Hurricane Sandy's wake across the Commonwealth, the storm may have inadvertently placed a bit of a speed bump in Halloween for some this year. Uprooted trees, downed wires, snapped tree limbs and other damage lined the roads of neighborhoods throughout much of the state, though Massachusetts was able to avoid much of the destruction and devastation seen in New York, New Jersey and elsewhere along the East Coast this week. But even one downed wire or hanging limb can be enough to cause safety issues . . . especially for youngsters looking to hit the roads on Halloween night for trick-or-treating. So, today, we're wondering - did Hurricane Sandy, and the damage the storm …
Wednesday, October 31, 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.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
A look around the Shovel Town today.
1. Post your storm photos on Patch In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, we want to see what kind of damage it caused the Shovel Town. Post your photos on Patch. Just click here. 2. Special Town Meeting Nov. 19 The Town of Easton will hold a Special Town Meeting on Monday, November 19, 2012 at the Oliver Ames High School Auditorium on Lothrop Street. For a copy of the DRAFT warrant, please click here. 3. Southeastern Announces New Vice Principal to Innovation Academy Linda Radzvilla has a rich background in both education and life experience. As the new Vice Principal of Southeastern’s Innovation Academy and Performing Arts, she’s bringing the “school within a school” to the next level by bringing academic teachers on board to provide more …