Southborough in the news

Quotes from stories in the local media that have a Southborough connection.

EMC to close facilities?
“We’re evaluating our global real estate, and we probably have more real estate than we require.” —EMC spokesman Michael Gallant after the company announced a restructuring plan that includes cutting its Massachusetts-based workforce by 600. EMC currently has a facility in Southborough and has a plan in the works to build a major complex on the Southborough-Westborough line. (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)

Make way for fire engines
“Traffic, road conditions and other drivers affect the amount of time it takes us to respond. Getting there is one of the big challenges we face.” —Southborough Fire Chief John Mauro, Jr. on why getting to a fire is half the battle. (Metrowest Daily News)

Assabet Valley Area Family Network faces budget cuts
“Honestly, I don’t know what I would have done without a family network. It helped me to understand my son a lot better, his moods, his facial expressions. If they get too much of a budget cut, it will just be one less resource.” —Southborough resident and single father about the Assabet Valley Area Family Network which has seen its budget slashed by nearly 30% (Boston Globe)

Losing your job is no longer an excuse to skip the gym
“Honestly, I believe that if people started losing their jobs, they would stop coming in to our gyms and studios. I’d think about it if I lost my job.” —Rob Shapiro, founder of the Southborough gym BodyScapes. BodyScapes is offering a new discount program for people who have recently lost their jobs. (Boston Globe)

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