Southborough in the news

by susan on February 11, 2009

Quotes from stories in the local media that have a Southborough connection, and for the second week in a row, video!

It’s a wonder more Southborough residents aren’t missing teeth
“It was probably the best party in the middle of winter. It was 15 degrees and everyone had a great time.” -Southborough resident Alex Alpert on the first ever Southborough Backyard Hockey Tournament. Southborough has a dozen backyard hockey rinks. Who knew? (Metrowest Daily News)

Best buddies having a ball
“It is something really needed. Chances like this wouldn’t happen any other way.” -Southborough resident Jennifer Saffran, mother of an autistic son, on the Best Buddies Friendship Ball held at Algonquin last week. The Best Buddies program aims to help people with intellectual disabilities by encouraging one-on-one relationships with “peer buddies.” The ball was organized by the Alognquin chapter of Best Buddies (Worcester Telegram and Gazette)

A Southborough doctor doing good
“One of the major goals of the project is to try to increase research capacity in Zimbabwe and as part of that, we are bringing Zimbabwean investigators to Harvard School of Public Health where they will take courses and do mentored research with us. We hope to travel to Zimbabwe later in the award period of the grant.” -Southborough resident Andrea Ciaranello, an adult infectious disease doctor at Massachusetts General Hospital who is researching ways to help prevent the transmission of HIV from mothers to their babies in Zimbabwe. (Metrowest Daily News)

Southborough Jewelers loves local
“The people in both Southborough and Northborough are very loyal to local businesses. We owe the people in town a lot because of that.” -Jamie Peghimy, who owns Southborough Jewelers with wife Sandi Hammond. The store has been operating in town since 2000. (Community Advocate)

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