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2008-09-12 12:00:14

Families talk about losing their homes TOO MUCH HEARTACHE A foreclosure auctioneer talks about why he quit WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT FORECLOSURE? Take the Freddie Mac foreclosure quiz: Look for the link on our Web site AVOIDING FORECLOSURE A housing foreclosure counselor gives advice HELP IS OUT THERE Go to our Web site for links to local counseling agencies YOUR TOWN Look for the link on our Web site to see a Massachusetts map of foreclosures by community (c) 2008 Patriot...

2008-09-12 12:00:09

By A.J. BAUER WEYMOUTH Judith Yalowchuk had long dreamed of opening a place where people could, as she likes to put it, "just chill." So when her son, chiropractor Dr. Jonathan Yalowchuk, decided earlier this year to change his focus and stop practicing in the 1,600-square-foot converted house she owns at 720 Washington St. (Route 53) in Weymouth, the 68-year-old Weymouth resident decided to fill the space herself. Yalowchuk teamed up with licensed massage therapist Brooke Overhiser, a...

2008-09-11 18:00:28

BUSINESS IN BRIEF GASOLINE PRICES DOWN 5 CENTS MORE, NINTH WEEK OF DECLINE BOSTON - Gasoline prices in Massachusetts have dropped another nickel, the ninth consecutive week of lower prices. AAA Southern New England reported Monday that the average price of self-serve, regular gas in the Bay State was $3.56 per gallon, 5 cents below last week and 53 cents lower than the July 7 peak of $4.08 a gallon. A year ago, the average statewide price was $2.66 a gallon. Gasoline prices in...

2008-09-11 18:00:15

RANDOLPH - The premier career fair event south of Boston will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Lombardo's, 6 Billings Road, Randolph. The fair will include businesses looking to hire employees for retail, professional, technical, health care, medical and manufacturing jobs. Job seekers should bring several copies of their resumes. Originally published by Patriot Ledger staff. (c) 2008 Patriot Ledger, The; Quincy, Mass.. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-08 09:00:52

QUINCY - The Manet Community Health Center is offering group diabetes education classes, beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Manet Center, 110 W. Squantum St. Classes run on Tuesdays for four weeks. Topics include nutrition, meal planning, medication, blood sugar testing, physical activity and stress management. Those taking the class should meet on the first floor in the patient education room. To register, call 857-403-0459. (c) 2008 Patriot Ledger, The; Quincy, Mass.. Provided by...

2008-09-08 09:00:22

QUINCY - Stop & Shop supermarkets have taken 7.25-ounce plastic bottles of Hershey Chocolate Shell Topping off the shelves because they may contain almonds, an allergen that is not listed as an ingredient. Hershey's recalled products that were sold nationwide after July 8. Customers with questions about the recalled product can the Hershey Co. at 800-468-1714 or Stop & Shop at 800-767-7772 from 9 to 5, Mondays to Fridays or visit Stop & Shop's Web site at www.stopandshop.com....

2008-09-08 09:00:22

As more people select cremation as an after-death option, what of the ashes? Funeral directors say nothing surprises them anymore when it comes to where and how people (or their relatives) want the remains spread, scattered or deposited. The family of one dedicated golfer spread some of his ashes in the sand trap that had been the bane of his golf game. Ashes have been scattered at sea for millennia; now you can shoot them into space, too. The Red Sox discourage it, but it has been...

2008-09-08 09:00:22

By STEPHANIE CHOATE QUINCY Nine-year-old Kevin Tran hefted his new blue backpack loaded with school supplies above his head. "Is there an elephant in here?" he asked. Harvard Pilgrim Health Care gave 250 backpacks to students at Snug Harbor Elementary School on Thursday, in partnership with Cradles to Crayons, which provides daily essentials to children statewide. Harvard Pilgrim employees either donated supplies they purchased or made cash contributions to Cradles to Crayons. "Our...

2008-09-08 09:00:22

After 51 years, Temple Beth El's spiritual leader may have served longer at a single synagogue than any Conservative rabbi in Greater Boston and perhaps New England. (c) 2008 Patriot Ledger, The; Quincy, Mass.. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-05 18:00:10

QUINCY - A city wiring inspector is investigating the cause of a fire reported at 6:56 a.m. today in an apartment building at 66 Cleverly Court in Quincy Point. Firefighters doused the flames in about 30 minutes. The fire appears to have started in the attic, fire officials said. No one was injured. Originally published by Patriot Ledger staff. (c) 2008 Patriot Ledger, The; Quincy, Mass.. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.