My Southborough internships: New intern and opportunities

by beth on June 4, 2014

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I wonder if anyone noticed a new byline this morning. If you are wondering, “Who’s Alyssa?”, here’s the answer.

Alyssa Borelli has offered her capable services between her junior and senior year of college. As an intern, she will be contributing stories, helping me with fact gathering, etc.

I still have opportunities for other high school or college students interested in an internship.

I’d love someone with strong web/programming skills to help me with developing new pages this summer.

I’m also looking for an editorial intern for the fall when Alyssa heads back to school. Anyone interested can email

Back to Alyssa. IĀ asked her to share a little about herself with you. (Including her impressive “Southborough street cred”):

People in town might know me as one of the Borelli twins. When I was younger, my Grampy would pull my twin brother and I around town in a red wagon. We were frequently stopped by residents and had our fair share of photo ops in the MetroWest Daily News growing up.

Southborough is the only place I’ve ever known; it’s in my blood. My lineage extends many years in Southborough’s history. . .

My great-great-grandfather, Venacio Borelli, owned an apple orchard before the Mass Pike was built (where Walnut Drive is now). His son, Primo Borell I, was a chauffeur for Burnett family, as his second job. My grandfather (Primo Borelli II) was a carpenter in Southborough and owned a gas station where the vacant lot across from Marlborough Savings bank is now. My grandmother on my mother’s side (Alice Ciccolini-Benedetto) grew up in Fayville and was one of 25 of Peterson High School’s (where the fire station is now) graduating class.

I ended up leaving Southborough to an even smaller rural town out of state, in Rindge, New Hampshire to attend Franklin Pierce University, after graduating from ARHS in 2011. I will be a senior in the fall. I’m studying mass communication where I expect to graduate in May with a Bachelor of Arts degree. My goal is to become a communications professional and work for a public relations firm in Boston after graduation.

Please welcome Alyssa to the blog!

(Note: For anyone worrying about confidentiality – Interns can’t access comments or

1 Desiree Aselbekian June 4, 2014 at 10:52 AM

Well, isn’t this fantastic! Glad to see a fellow ARHS alum contributing to this blog. Great summer internship opportunity. Welcome, Alyssa!

2 beth June 4, 2014 at 11:10 AM

Just to clarify, the blog has always been run by ARHS alum! (Susan and I both graduated from class of ’89.)

3 Desiree Aselbekian June 4, 2014 at 12:25 PM

I know you ladies are from town!! Susan’s mom was my teacher. It’s just really nice to see high school and college students want to be involved!

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