Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Workers at the Leonard Morse Hospital in Natick picketed Monday afternoon for increased staff.
Holding picket signs that read "be fair to those who care" and chanting "we are mighty mighty nurses," dozens of employees of the MetroWest Medical Center protested Monday afternoon for increased staff numbers in order to better treat patients. "Every patient deserves a nurse to provide basic care," Katie Murphy, an employee of the Leonard Morse hospital, said. In a press release issued by the hospital's staff on Monday, nurses said they treat too many patients at once, which compromises their ability to provide care. "When nurses have too many patients to care for at one time, complications are more likely and here at MetroWest, we have been warning management about these conditions for months, yet they refuse to address this growing …
Monday, September 10, 2012
The annual Natick Days celebration brought thousands of area residents to the downtown area on Saturday.
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Saturday, June 23, 2012
Thanks to Kent Heacock for these photos of a fire caused by a lightning strike Friday night at the intersection of Woodland Street and Juniper Lane.
A Natick firefighter was still hospitalized this morning after experiencing chest pains at a fire at the intersection of Woodland Street and Juniper Lane Friday night. Just after 6 p.m. Natick Fire Department called a second alarm for a fire at 59 Woodland St., after lightning struck the chimney of the two-story house and ignited the home. Investigators say the family was at home at the time, but was able to get out safely, even as the storm moved over the neighborhood and firefighters raced to the scene, reported NECN. Three people live in the home. The home is currently uninhabitable. A total value of the damage is not available at this time. Special thanks to Kent Heacock for these photos.
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
These skaters were enjoying the early days of summer Tuesday afternoon.
A group of skateboarders outside the First Congregational Church played "SKATE" on Tuesday afternoon, a game similar to basketball's "HORSE" where they must replicate each other's tricks.
Thursday, December 29, 2011
We're looking back on photos of the past year. Vote for your favorite!
2011 was filled with great photos from around town. Vote in our poll and let us know which is your favorite from the past year! Click through the image gallery to see all 10 photos we've chosen.
Monday, October 31, 2011
Whether you play monopoly with your family by your pumpkin's candlelight or you stopped by local business to get warm, we want to see your photos of what you did while power was out in Natick.
Saturday's freak snowstorm left thousands in Natick and across the Northeast without power and some will not have it restored until Monday. Despite the inconveniences and the lack of heat, many across town are making the most of this Halloween weekend in the dark. Add your photos to this article or email them to Alissa.Letkowski@patch.com. If you don't have any photos to share, tell us what you did or are doing in the comments section below. Keep warm! And if you're still without power today and tonight, the Morse Institute Library will stay open overnight as a shelter.
Families squeezed in some fun at the Natick Spooktacular Halloween event before the rain forced many to go home.
The 14th annual Spooktacular took place on Saturday afternoon on Natick Common. Most kids and even some parents dressed up to show off their Halloween costumes. There were several booths set up with activities for everyone try, including a doughnut hanging stand where kids had to reach to eat a doughnut off a string. There was also a pumpkin decorating area where kids could decorate their own pumpkins. Hot chocolate and apple cider were the perfect treats to warm everybody on one of the coldest Halloween weekends in a while. The big draw to the Spooktacular was the pumpkin drop where Members of the Natick Fire Department climbed to the top of their fire truck ladder (at approximately 75ft) and aimed to shoot pumpkins into barrels and trash…
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Kids enjoy Art for All at the Bacon Free Library.
The Bacon Free Library hosted art for all on Friday afternoon an event where kids can come be creative. This week’s craft was playing with modeling clay. The kids got to tons of colorful clay into whatever they wanted. Several of the kids molded their clay into the ever popular Angry Birds characters, these characters are from a well known puzzle game that was designed for touchscreen based technology. The kids really got into the clay and made their characters look very much like the ones in the game. There will be another Art for All event at the Bacon Free Library on Oct. 21. This upcoming Art for All will be Halloween themed and the kids will get to make all kinds of skeletons.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
The 12th annual Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism 5k race raised more than $60,000 over the weekend.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
More than 1,200 runners laced up their sneakers and raced to raise money for the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism on Sunday, raising more than $60,000, according to a statement. “Every year Laurie and I are so impressed with the turnout of participants,” said Doug Flutie, a Natick native. “We want to thank all of the runners who came out with their families and friends to help raise money for Dougie’s Foundation. It was great to see familiar and new faces on and around the course.” The 12th annual race, sponsored by Eastern Bank, began its 3.1 mile course at the MetroWest Medical Center's Leonard Morse Hospital. Runners came from across the state and from as far as Florida. Doug Flutie Jr., son of Flutie and his wife Laurie, was …
Monday, September 26, 2011
Natick Field Hockey plays Needham.
The girls of Natick field hockey took on Needham on their home field yesterday and despite a good game, the girls tied 0-0. Natick looked strong through out the whole game, but the Needham defense kept them from scoring. In the last two minutes of the game, Natick took the ball down field and took a shot on the Needham goal. It came close to making it in, but was stopped by the Needham defense.