Southborough stories in the news

Above: St. Mark’s celebrates a thrilling double overtime win against Northfield-Mount Hermon this weekend (photo by Chris Wraight)

Southborough has been making headlines recently. Here’s a wrap-up of stories you may have missed in the local media this past week or so.

St. Mark’s makes thrilling comeback over NMH (ESPN Boston)
Alex Murphy was still trying to wrap his head around what happened moments earlier. “Right now I’m trying to go through everything in my head and the events that lead up to that outcome, but I really can’t right now,” said the Duke commit and the No. 15. recruit in the Class of 2012, according to ESPN. “I just want to think about the win and how great of an environment it was. It was just a great win against a great team.” (read more)

Southborough man hopes to bike across nation (Metrowest Daily News)
While his classmates were funneling beers and enjoying the comfortable climes of Florida or Mexico, Kareem Kalil spent his first college spring break dishing out grub for the homeless in the slightly less balmy backdrop of Chicago, Ill. (read more)

Framingham woman charged in Southborough bar brawl (Metrowest Daily News)
A Framingham woman has been charged after police say she smashed a beer bottle over another customer’s head during a brawl at Owen O’Leary’s on Rte. 9 Friday night. (read more)

Southborough students craft robot for competition (Metrowest Daily News)
As a supercomputer obliterated its human competition last week on Jeopardy, a group of students from St. Mark’s School in Southborough put the finishing touches on its own entry into the battle of man vs. machine. (read more)

Local medical practice now sending expectant mothers to Newton-Wellesley (Metrowest Daily News)
Emblazoned with a giant baby, MetroWest Medical Center’s new billboard off Rte. 9 in Southborough aims to stem a recent loss: A large practice has ended its 30-year relationship with the center and is sending expectant mothers to a rival hospital. (read more)

Penguins invade Woodward Elementary School (Community Advocate)
Woodward Elementary School has been invaded by penguins. Hundreds of penguins have appeared in the school on bulletin boards, as student crafted sculpture and in-classroom displays. (read more)

St. Matthew Parish altar donation a ‘gift back to God’ (Catholic Free Press)
“It’s not work, really. It’s pretty much God’s gift to me that I’m giving back.” John Aldrich was talking last Sunday about the granite and labor he donated for the altar at his parish, St. Matthew’s. His pastor, Father James B. Flynn, had just blessed it during the 11 a.m. Mass. It is dedicated to Mr. Aldrich’s late parents, John and Mary Aldrich. (read more)

Big circle of friends: Best Buddies ball had it all (Worcester Telegram)
What’s going right with today’s youth, compared with generations ago? Look inside Algonquin High School last Friday night. The Best Buddies program at the school, which serves Northboro and Southboro, put on its third annual “Friendship Ball.” Students connected with Algonquin attended, as well as dozens who came from Best Buddies groups in Marlboro, Westboro, Hudson, Weston and elsewhere. (read more)

Study: Bacteria Possible Cause Of Preterm Births (
Just a few months ago, the Schiavos, of Southborough, were getting ready to be new parents. “We were very excited to find out we were having twins, a little bit unexpected, but obviously very excited and nerve-wracking,” said Christen Schiavo. (read more)

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Kelly Roney
12 years ago

If I might treat this as an open thread…

I like the Recent Comments feature, but when the comments are flying thick and fast, it’s not a deep enough stack. Is there a way to add a separate page with a deeper list of recent comments?

carrie alpert
12 years ago

i think the current timing is swell and thanks for taking the time for the Southborough Stories in the News! really, you have a fantastic blog–so very appreciated.

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