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.
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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 made 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 more than 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. You can watch the show locally on CBS …
Monday, November 26, 2012
"There's nothing that I can compare to what I saw down there," said one of the 25 troopers that helped out after Sandy devastated nearby states.
Before Hurricane Sandy's full scope of devastation in New York and New Jersey was even known, 25 men and women from the Massachusetts State Police were on their way to assist those who had been displaced from their homes. "When I reached out to ask if the state police would be willing to field a group of 25 people, I already knew the answer," Undersecretary for Homeland Security and Director of MEMA, Kurt Schwartz said in a press conference in Framingham Monday afternoon. "The answer was a resounding yes." One of the troopers was Brian Dunn, who works out of the South Boston barracks. "There's nothing that I can compare to what I saw down there," said the 28-year veteran of the force. "We were there when they came home for the first time. …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Our employees are helping out, and you can, too
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Monday, November 5, 2012
It has 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 …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Here is how Massachusetts residents donations can aid victims in most affected areas.
While many Massachusetts residents lost power and those closer to the coast saw some flooding, the state was largely spared of catastrophic damage from Hurricane Sandy. Residents in 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. If you'd like to help on a more national level, organizations like the American Red Cross and Salvation Army are accepting donations and volunteers. If getting in to the thick of the action is more your style volunteers in New York City and New Jersey are being coordinated by phone. To follow news from some of the most affected areas and see how local residents are faring, here are links to Patch sites: Do …
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 seaboard 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
The National Weather Service has issued an urban and small stream flood advisory for Central Massachusetts.
The National Weather Service has issued an urban and small stream flood advisory for eastern Worcester County in Central Massachusetts in effect until 9:15 p.m. on Tuesday. Shortly after 6 p.m., radar indicated an area of showers with embedded heavy downpours tracking northwest across north central massachusetts. Rainfall of up to two inches in two hours is possible with these showers, said NWS. Ponding of water and poor drainage is expected in the area. NWS cautions driving in areas where water covers the roadway, as the depth may be too great to allow the car to cross safely. "This should not be a big deal for Shrewsbury," said Jim Arnold, weather specialist with the Shrewsbury Emergency Management Agency, "as it is not particularly …
Monday, October 29, 2012
As predicted earlier, Sandy's most severe wind-lashing was expected Monday evening, as the hurricane makes landfall in New Jersey.
Forecasters have been warning that Monday evening would be Sandy's most intense moment in New England. According to the latest forecasts from the National Weather Service, these predictions have proved accurate. According to Accuweather forecasters, Hurricane Sandy was poised for a New Jersey landfall around 7 p.m. The worst of the wind for southern New England will occur early Monday evening, especially along the immediate coastline: then a gradual decrease in wind speeds is expected, according to the National Weather Service. A high wind warning remained in effect until 6 a.m. Tuesday.
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Sustained winds are now at 90 mph.
Hurricane Sandy has picked up ferocity as it hits the east coast. The National Hurricane Center reports that the sustained wind speeds are up to 90 mph. The Greater Boston, Cape Cod and Rhode Island areas should feel the full force of Sandy this afternoon and into the evening. Effects of Sandy should stretch into Tuesday and possibly into Wednesday. 7News’ Chris Lambert is reporting the wind speeds could reach 70 mph along the coastline this afternoon with inland wind more in the 40-60 mph range with lesser wind speeds the farther you go inland. The National Hurricane Center expects hurricane force winds on the Cape and Rhode Island and tropical storm force winds north of the Cape to the Merrimack Valley in Massachusetts. Rain should be in…
Plan your trip home accordingly.
If you braved the elements and took the T or commuter rail to work this morning, pack up your stuff now: The MBTA will shut down service at 2 p.m. due to severe weather caused by Hurricane Sandy. According to the T website, the service suspension includes subway, bus and commuter rail service. Ferry service had already been suspended earlier in the day. The Ride remains open but users are "strongly encouraged" to call the contractor for their area to see if service is available.