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Friday, April 10, 2015

FRAMINGHAM — Growing up poor in the Bronx, and raised by a pair of drug-addicted parents, Liz Murray needed a helping hand to overcome the circumstances of her childhood.

Murray, author of the book “Breaking Night,” told an audience in Framingham Thursday that it was the support of others that helped her rebound after she dropped out of school and became homeless.

Friday, March 6, 2015

CLINTON — Despite all the changes going on at WHEAT Community Connections, a familiar face is coming back.

Jodi Breidel, of Clinton, will be returning to lead the organization as the North County director for the United Way of Tri-County. She begins work on Monday, March 30.

According to Paul Mina, president and CPO of the United Way, Breidel's duties will include managing the United Way's Clinton Community Connection, which is also called WHEAT Community Services. WHEAT merged with the United Way more than two years ago.

"All of us at United Way are thrilled to have Jodi join our United Way family," Mina said. "Her experience as the former executive director of WHEAT Community Services, together with her skills as a fundraiser, make her the perfect person for the job."

Saturday, February 21, 2015

FRAMINGHAM - The team includes Framingham locals Peter Gould, Michelle Kinsella, Sarah Matteodo, Joe Mazzola, and Bailey Siber.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

CLINTON — Carly Dillis had lost patience with the old, decrepit oven used
for cooking meals at the WHEAT Community Café on High Street.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) -- The phones have been ringing off the hook at the Mass 211 call center in Framingham, and just about every caller has a snow-related problem.

Lynne Pizette of Mass 211 said, "Juno, Linus, Marcus, all those storms we've been inundated with those types of calls."

Sunday, February 1, 2015

 CLINTON — Hidden Treasures Thrift Shop, a service of WHEAT Community Connections, will be closed for inventory and restructuring of services. Hidden Treasures will is expected to re-open Feb. 17. 

Sunday, February 1, 2015

 CLINTON — Hidden Treasures Thrift Shop, a service of WHEAT Community Connections, will be closed for inventory and restructuring of services. Hidden Treasures will is expected to re-open Feb. 17. 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

FRAMINGHAM — Massachusetts State Police officials are reminding commonwealth residents to dial 211 for non-emergency questions related to Winter Storm Juno, which is expected to begin making itself felt Monday night and last through Tuesday into the wee hours of Wednesday.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

FRAMINGHAM – Sen. Karen Spilka said she’s one of just 189 women in the history of Massachusetts who have served in the state Legislature — compared to 20,000 men. 

Friday, January 2, 2015

 Clinton Savings Bank partnered with Berlin Memorial School students to help feed five families during the holiday season through the United Way of Tri-County.