• Massachusetts April 27, 2023 6:18 pm

    Westwood Schools Cut Ties With Booster Program Over Twitter Activity

    The public schools in Westwood, Massachusetts, are no longer affiliated with the booster club following activity on the program’s Twitter account. In a letter to the school community, Superintendent Emily Parks said they recently became aware that “Westwood High Boosters” had repeatedly endorsed viewpoints through its “likes” on Twitter regarding transgender people. Parks did not get into specifics but...

  • westwood March 16, 2023 7:35 pm

    Elderly Woman Hit and Killed by Car in Westwood

    A woman died after being hit by a car in Westwood, Massachusetts, Thursday morning, authorities said. The crash occurred on University Avenue near the Interstate 95 southbound ramp, Westwood police said. The scene remained closed off as of 11 a.m. The car hit the woman on University Avenue near the ramp to Interstate 95 south about 9:50 a.m., according to…

  • Massachusetts March 3, 2023 5:14 pm

    Your Town's Energy Program Could Save You Money. Here's How It Works

    On March 1, several communities in Massachusetts rolled out municipal aggregation programs aimed at providing more affordable and renewable electricity. In Westwood, electricity customers were notified about a program called Westwood Community Choice Electricity. It’s an alternative to current electricity supply options that they were automatically enrolled in. “Westwood has decided to engage for the town an aggregation program, which…

  • Dedham January 9, 2023 12:31 pm

    Crash Causes Serious Injuries, Closes Route 1 at I-95 in Dedham

    A car crash on U.S. Route 1 caused serious injuries, knocked down utility wires and closed more than one highway in Dedham, Massachusetts, near Westwood on Monday, officials said. The crash took place at the intersection of Route 1, which was closed in both directions, and Interstate 95, which was closed southbound, according to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. They…

  • car crash November 9, 2022 5:50 am

    Woman Found Not Guilty in 2017 Westwood Crash That Killed Boy, Hurt His Father

    A woman was acquitted this week on charges brought in the crash that claimed the life of a 6-year-old boy in Westwood, Massachusetts, in 2017.

  • Massachusetts April 2, 2022 6:32 pm

    Mass General Brigham Pulls Suburban Expansion Plan

    Mass General Brigham officials said Friday the hospital system has withdrawn its controversial proposal to build outpatient care centers in Woburn and Westborough and to expand an existing facility in Westwood after learning Department of Public Health staff would not recommend approval of the projects. The DPH did, however, recommend that the Public Health Council, with conditions, partially approve a…

  • Massachusetts March 22, 2022 12:06 am

    Westwood Pizza Shop Raising Money to Help Worker Recovering From Crash

    A man was badly injured when he was hit by a car in Westwood, Massachusetts, and the pizza shop where he works is rallying support for his family. Kevin Torres is out of the hospital after being hit earlier this month. “It was a very scary accident when the car hit me,” he said. After 14 stitches on his forehead,…

  • westwood March 10, 2022 7:43 pm

    School Investigating Racist Messages AirDropped to Phones of Students, Staff

    Police and school officials in Westwood, Massachusetts, are investigating after inappropriate and racist messages were sent anonymously to the phones of students and staff members at Thurston Middle School via AirDrop this week. School Principal Michael Redmon described the incidents as “harmful and disturbing” in a letter sent to parents Wednesday. “This week, students and staff members have reported receiving…

  • COVID-19 February 11, 2022 12:19 am

    Westwood School Committee Votes Unanimously to End Mask Requirement

    Parents attending a Westwood School Committee meeting Thursday night were torn over what to do about masks after Massachusetts decided Wednesday to let its statewide school mask requirement expire on Feb. 28. The decision from Gov. Charlie Baker leaves school districts to decide whether to continue mandating masks. “At some point, we need to de-mask our children, but now is…

  • westwood January 20, 2022 2:41 pm

    Man Killed in Crash on I-95 in Westwood

    A man is dead after a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 95 in Westwood, Massachusetts. A Jeep Wrangler went over a guardrail on the southbound side of the highway just before 2 p.m., rolling over, according to Massachusetts State Police. The driver, later identified as 51-year-old Berlioz Florestal of West Bridgewater, was taken to an area hospital, where he later died,…

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