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Shannon Gillis - Norwood Hockey

Norwood senior Shannon Gillis spent a lot of time at her aunt and uncle’s house as a child; it was here that she was introduced to the sport of ice hockey. Now, over a decade later, she is one of the cornerstones to the Mustangs defense.
“I started playing might mites all because of my cousin Greg,” Gillis said. “He played hockey and I wanted to be like him. I thought that if I played hockey it would be cool.”

Westwood’s University Station Opening This Month WIll include several new stores, restaurants, and more

by Liz Taurasi

It’s been years in the making, but despite some major roadblocks and delays, University Station in Westwood is finally opening for business in March.
And with it comes some big name stores the area has been waiting for, including Target (set to open March 4, see related story on page 13) and Wegmans, both of which will anchor the complex. University Station, when fully complete, is expected to include approximately 550,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, along with residential apartments and more.

Westwood’s University Station Opening This Month

Will include several new stores, restaurants, and more

It’s been years in the making, but despite some major roadblocks and delays, University Station in Westwood is finally opening for business in March.
And with it comes some big name stores the area has been waiting for, including Target (set to open March 4, see related story on page 13) and Wegmans, both of which will anchor the complex. University Station, when fully complete, is expected to include approximately 550,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, along with residential apartments and more.

Norwood Shooting for Championship

Last winter the Norwood hockey team found themselves one win away from going to the Division 1 South Championship game. After finishing the regular season with an 11-5-4 record, the Mustangs took down Mansfield and Archbishop Williams in its first two games before losing to Barnstable in overtime in the Semi Finals. Norwood would like to avenge its loss and make its way into the championship game, but Coach Bill Clifford knows that it’s not going to be easy. “We lost a lot of talented skaters from last year’s team,” the Mustang’s Coach said.

Norwood Business Owner Wins Hometown Hero Award

Charlotte Walsh, owner of Charles River Running in Norwood Center, received the Hometown Hero Award from the Blue Hills Bank Charitable Foundation last month. Each year, the foundation gives out (12) $1,000 grants to local individuals who are active community organizers. The unique feature of this award is that these dozen generous citizens then “pay it forward” to donate the check to the 501c3 charity of their choice.

Norwood Rocks!

Civil unrest. Distrust and disrespect of police. Threats to police. Die-ins in Boston and around the country. In the past few months, people have taken to the streets to voice their protests on the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and the death of Eric Garner of New York.

Norwood Wrestling

After having been a head coach at Beaver Country Day School, an assist coach at Catholic Memorial and Needham High School, Phil Mastro is taking over the reigns as the Norwood wrestling coach this year. The first-year Mustang coach is looking to improve the grapplers positioning in the tournament while bringing a new style of wrestling to the Bay State Conference.

Breast Cancer Walk A Success

The Soggie Doggie held their 2nd Annual Breast in Show Walk late fall and was again met with many eager two and four-legged friends to join in the cause.
In total, 84 people and 59 dogs attended the three-mile walk throughout the Norwood streets. They also raised just shy of $4,000, an impressive total, that will go directly to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Norwood, Walpole and Westwood Fire Departments Band Together to Keep Norwood Safe

The Norwood Fire Department received a call on Saturday, December 13, for a fire in a home on Prospect Street at8:28 p.m. Firefighters arrived in less than four minutes to find fire coming out of the right side of the bungalow style home. All residents were reported to have evacuated the home prior to the fire department’s arrival. Access to the fire was initially impeded by home conditions, but firefighters were able to perform a primary victim search while locating the room on fire.