Wednesday, April 24, 2013
After a week in the hospital and another couple of weeks healing at home, it is now time to give thanks for all of the prayers, well wishes, and support that my family and I have received.
For the past 50-odd years, I have approached life with the same attitude, the same enthusiasm, and at the same pace. A few weeks ago, while shoveling snow, I ran out of breath. After waiting as long as she could, my wife Betty put me in the car and brought me to the Faulkner Hospital, where I spent the next three days in the ICU. After regaining my strength, I was assigned a cardiologist, Dr. William Bachman, and scheduled for a month's worth of cardiac testing, where it was determined that I had developed a weak aortic valve. Simply put, my heart wasn't pumping enough blood to give me enough oxygen, it would have to be “replaced…” A cardiac catheterization later revealed some blockage in the arteries as well. I tried to explain to the …
Friday, April 19, 2013
We can’t let these people make us live in fear. Life goes on; the city will heal over time and come back better than ever. If our fore fathers can contribute to starting a nation than we should be stand tall, stand proud and not let these cowards win.
Dear Editor, Between the Patch and the Dedham Times I’ve written many letters over the years. I was a voice for my nephew when I felt he was treated unjustly, I fought for the right for the word Christmas to be allowed in the Christmas season. I’ve challenged the status quo because I wanted to be the voice for so many that couldn’t let there voice be heard or simply for those not willing to step up and be counted. I did this because I wanted people to have an opinion one way or the other and express it even if that opinion didn’t agree with mine. Anyways I think one thing we all agree on is the City of Boston has fought injustice since 1775. We were instrumental in the beginning of the American Revolution. The fact that the events of …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
I wanted to let people out in Dedham know that there are still good young people in this world.
Dear Editor, My daughter lost her wallet on a Peter Pan bus when she went to visit friends at UMass Amherst a few weeks ago. The wallet had cash, credit cards, her student ID, driver's license, and keys to her car and dorm. We canceled her credit and debit cards, called Peter Pan, and pretty much gave up hope. She had lost her wallet in Israel, and we never saw it, or its contents, again. Imagine our surprise when a young lady named Jessica Louissaint of Dedham created an account on Twitter to find my daughter. This led to my wife and I driving to Dedham. Jessica returned the wallet--with $130 cash and everything intact. What a wonderful young lady! We gave her a reward, but I wanted to let people out in Dedham know that there are still …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
She hopes to utilize her training to enhance library programs for both children and adults, to forge greater collaboration between the libraries and the schools, and to encourage lifelong learning.
Dear Editor: I write to encourage your support of Monika Wilkinson, candidate for Library Trustee. Monika's commitment to the community, her background and experience in education, and her upbeat personality all make her perfectly suited for service on the board. First, on top of being a teacher and the mother of three great kids, she has been involved in an amazing number of initiatives to build the Dedham community. She is the co-founder of Dedham Shines, the co-chair of the Dedham Public Art Project, and is the membership coordinator of Dedham Parent Time, a family network organization. She is a Town Meeting Member and is also the co-founder of the Dedham Welcome Wagon, providing new residents with information about the community…
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
We respectfully ask your suppot for Article 3 at the Special Town Meeting on Apr. 8.
Wednesday, April 3
As former members of the Town of Dedham Board of Selectmen, we often disagreed with one another on policies, procedures and priorities for the Town. Indeed, our collective representation of he residents of Dedham literally spans decades. With respect to Article 3 on the Warrant for the Special Town Meeting on Apr. 8, we have coalesced on this issue and collectively urge and encourage Town Meeting to SUPPORT Article 3 and direct the Town of Dedham to site a Senior Center on the grounds of the Endicott Estate. Many groups have studied this issue for the past 30+ years, yet nothing tangible has come to fruition. The time for our Senior Citizens is NOW and we collectively believe that Article 3 is the proper vehicle to bring this issue …
Saturday, March 23, 2013
By Martha Zeola
Dear Editor, April 13, 2013 is Town Election Day in Dedham. There are four candidates running for two open seats on the Library Board of Trustees. Cecilia Emery Butler is an EXCELLENT candidate for the position of Library Trustee. Cecilia has a long history as an activist with the library well before this year’s campaign. Cecilia was on the 2011-2012 Selection Committee that chose the new, and very popular, Library Director. Cecilia was a member of the Citizens Library Planning Committee in 2012, which assisted the Library staff in developing its first Strategic Plan. Cecilia has attended Library Trustee meetings for the past eight years. Cecilia’s meeting attendance and interest in the library have given her the knowledge and experience…
Monday, March 11, 2013
We’ve got a really great community here and it would be great to see this league grow.
Dear Editor, For the past seasons I have been running the Dedham Co-Ed Softball league. Some people in town know about the league and I would like to share some info about our league with the town. As many know we’ve had a men’s league in town for a number of years that plays weeknights at memorial. I played in the league in the past and ladies who would come to the games would always ask why aren’t ladies allowed to play? Well it is a men’s league. I decided three years ago I got the bug to run the Co-Ed league and asked for assistance from Bob Stanley, the head of Park and Rec. He gave me some great advice and I got the word out around town and we’ve had four teams playing since comprised of folks from the town. We’ve been playing for …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
By Meredith Bryan
Tuesday, January 8
Dear Editor, The Home for Little Wanderers would like to thank everyone in the Dedham community who welcomed us and made our annual Big Wishes Gift Drive a success. The support of the community enabled us to collect nearly 15,000 toys, as well as other gifts, which we distributed among the children and families who receive our services and other local charities who were in need of additional help this holiday season. The 2012 holiday campaign would not have been possible this year without the generous support of Legacy Place in Dedham which donated space for our Toy Room after we sold our landmark Jamaica Plain facility which had housed many generations of the Gift Drive. Our Big Wishes sponsors — Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The Dedham Food Pantry would like to thank those who helped with this year's Holiday Harvest Telethon.
Dear Editor, The Dedham Food Pantry wants to thank Dedham TV for a very successful Holiday Harvest Telethon on Nov. 29. Special thanks to Donna Greer, Executive Director of the station and her staff, including Kevin Loughran and Dennis Sullivan, as well as special assistants Gabe and Lilly Straight. We were lucky to have the enthusiastic and professional leadership of Lorraine Morandi, Greg Agnew, Jack Moran, Lisa Moran, Brian Keaney, and Steve Straight and of course we had the joyful Rob Blaney as Santa. We are grateful to the many performers who shared their time and talents for the event. We also want to thank the community of people and organizations near and far who responded with generous pledges including but not limited to the …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Our motto is “Neighbors helping neighbors.” Sunday’s distribution day was a perfect example.
Dear Editor, Please share the news of our gratitude to all the volunteers, organizations and sponsors who helped distribute Thanksgiving turkeys and the fixings to over 130 families, clients of the Dedham Food Pantry. First Church of Dedham generously opened its doors for food to be stocked and distributed. Downey Trucking delivered the turkeys and baskets from the staff and students of Personal Best Karate. Folks from First Church, Noble and Greenough School, other communities of worship, and neighbors near and far pitched in for a grand effort on Sunday November 18. The Dedham Food Pantry has been working to meet one of the most basic of human needs for more than 20 years. An organization staffed by only volunteers, we rely on the …