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A New Chapter Begins for NHS Principal

George Usevich has been a fixture in the Norwood school system for the past 50 years, serving the last 25 as principal of Norwood High School. For all of that time, he has been the champion of our youth, focusing on the students and encouraging them to do and be the best that they can be. His retirement takes effect on July 1 and, as you might imagine, the thing he will miss most is the kids.

Norwood Volleyball

It’s been tough going in the early part of the season for Norwood boys volleyball Head Coach Paul Nimblett during his inaugural season, but the lack of wins is not discouraging, for the coach or the team.
“The BSL (Bay State League) is tough, but we are going to compete,” Nimblett said. “Night in and night out it’s not going to be a picnic, no one is going to lie down in this league. We’ve already played Natick, Newton-North and Needham, perennial volleyball powerhouses, to close tough matches. The close matches will prepare us to play better down the road.”

Veteran ran to honor fallen Norwood native

Norwood police officer Diego Silva may no longer be serving in Afghanistan, but that hasn’t stopped him from wanting to help out his fellow veterans.
Silva, along with co-directors Jim Henry and Kevin Sweeney, will be hosting the “Run for a Vet” event this month to benefit local veterans who are in need.
“I see a lot of fellow veterans suffering without support,” Silva said.

Our Town Publishing Home of Local Town Pages Expands To New Location

Will Focus on Being Small Business Specialists

Our Town Publishing is excited to announce its new location in Gould’s Plaza at 74 Main Street in Medway. The new site will enable Our Town Publishing to open its commercial printing to the public. “It has been a long time since I had a retail location,” said owner Charles Tashjian.

Dancing Returns to Norwood!

In Norwood, if it’s Spring, dancing is in the air! On April 17, six town residents will take to the ballroom in the 7th Annual Dancing with the Norwood Stars fundraiser. This year’s contestants are Norwood Fire Chief Anthony Greeley, State Representative John Rogers, Gus Eldaya owner of Gus and Donna’s Barbershop, local real estate agent Julie Gross, Cleveland Elementary School teacher Maura Belanger and co owner of Norwood Wine and Liquors, Diane Fruci.

Textile Recycling Program Generates More than $1,700 for Norwood Schools

Norwood in Top Ten in State Textile Recycling Program

Since the fall, Norwood’s efforts to help reduce the hundreds of millions of textiles that end up in landfills and incinerators across that state is proving to be a success.
Norwood Public Schools have been extremely successful with the program out of the gate. Each school in Norwood contains a container where residents can drop off their unwanted and no longer needed textiles. Containers are located in the parking lot of each school in town, as well as at the Savage Center and the town’s Winter Street Composting Facility on Winter Street.

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.