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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.

Norwood Basketball Captains

Last winter the Norwood boy’s basketball team was only able to pick up three wins on the season. While the Mustangs didn’t advance into the state tournament, the team really never found themselves out of any contest. With this said, Norwood is looking to turn things around this season going at least .500 and moving on to the playoffs.
Looking to lead the Mustangs into post-season play will be co-captains, senior Kevin Perry and junior Chris Bell. Both Norwood captains were unanimously selected by their peers to be the captains of the 2014-15 squad.

Why Shop Local?

Have you been shopping in Norwood center recently? If not, you should! Despite a few empty storefronts, there are a number of vital businesses just waiting to give you the personal service that is missing at the mall and on-line.

Honoring a Friend

Retired firefighter Faye McDonough will be remembered. Family and friends met at the Oldham School to dedicate the flagpole in memory of Ret. Norwood Firefighter Faye McDonough. Known to all as “Firefighter Faye,” the dedication was a fitting tribute to the woman who gave so much of her time to educate the children in the town she loved. Many individuals spoke at the ceremony but the common thread was of how much “Firefighter Faye” loved the kids of Norwood. A beautiful plaque and stone now mark the flagpole to remind us that “Firefighter Faye” is missed and will not be forgotten.

Library Expands Services for Mobile & Online Access

Library card-holders can now borrow dynamic content from their smartphones, tablets and PCs
In October, the Morrill Memorial Library announced public availability to a new, exciting service that will be accessible for all library card holders. The library is partnering with Hoopla Digital (hoopladigital.com) which offers thousands of movies, television shows, music albums and audio books, all available for mobile and online access.

Norwood Golf

For the past two seasons, the Norwood golf team has had the tournament door slammed in its face and the Mustangs were sent home without the opportunity to extend its season. This season, Norwood was hoping to kick down the door and enter the Division 2 South Sectional tournament. On October 2, the Mustang golfers did just that defeating Weymouth 80-73 to finally qualify.