Category Archives: Community

March Donation Program

The March kick-off for the new PJK Donations program was a great success! Through internal employee donations and the exchange of a $100 company contribution to each charity, 146 items were donated to The Shepherd’s Pantry in Acushnet, MA (as well as a $20 internal donation) and 193 items are to be donated to The Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry in Devens, MA this upcoming Friday 4/8/16 during pantry hours. Thank you very much again to all who generously helped support these charities. The pantry staff and representatives were so delighted to receive so much help and support from such a large company. The donations program will be continuing throughout the month of April – the Lunenburg/Dracut area will be collecting donations for Why Me & Sherry’s House and the Acushnet/Cranston area will be collecting donations for the Veteran’s Transition House.

Alyssa Bottomley

Acushnet Library Receives Donation

The new Russell Memorial Library on Middle Road in Acushnet received some much needed donations on Friday, May 15, 2015 not only in over 175 tons of hot-mix asphalt but also a fully-staffed paving crew to install the asphalt. The Russell Memorial Library is relocating from its current Main Street building to a newly renovated Marie S. Howard Community Center building due to handicap accessibility options that their Main Street location could not accommodate. The library is schedule to open at its new facility later this summer.


Worcester readies for presidential motorcade

WORCESTER — Cliff Wilson looked out his storefront window on Pleasant Street and wondered if he’ll be able to receive deliveries Wednesday — the day President Barack Obama and his motorcade are expected to pass by.

“I want to put a sign out there: Free frame for U.S. presidents today only,” said Mr. Wilson, owner of Framed in Tatnuck Square. “He’s the only one who might be a customer that day.”

With Air Force One slated to arrive Wednesday, preparations for the 44th president were in high gear in Worcester Monday, with VIP’s confirming their presence, rehearsal times locked down, and flight restrictions imposed.

Mr. Wilson and other business owners on Pleasant Street are being notified about parking restrictions being implemented ahead of Mr. Obama’s afternoon arrival at Worcester Regional Airport.

Mr. Obama will be whisked to the DCU Center — likely via Pleasant Street — where he will deliver Worcester Technical High School’s graduation speech.

The ceremony begins at 4 p.m.

Mr. Obama’s time in the city will likely be brief. After delivering his commencement speech and greeting graduates, he is schedule to attend a Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee event in the Boston area before returning to Worcester for the flight back to Washington, D.C.

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