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Rain can’t stop COA BBQ

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter With the rain pouring outside and the temperature barely hitting seventy degrees, it didn’t feel much like summertime when The Westwood Council on Aging held its annual BBQ. But, once the smell of hamburgers, hot dogs, corn on the cob and watermelon hit the air, it was clear...
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90-year-old residents celebrate birthdays

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By Robby McKittrick Hometown Weekly Reporter On Wednesday, Oct. 17, the Council of Aging hosted a birthday party for residents over the age of 90 at the First Baptist Church. The Council Of Aging staff explained why they hold this celebration. “I think it’s important that we honor those who have aged, and this is a simple...
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Westwood embraces renovated senior center

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By Maria Makredes Hometown Weekly Correspondent On the morning of August 24, Westwood residents gathered to celebrate recently completed renovations to the Patricia Carty-Larkin Senior Center, named for the predecessor to current Director of the Council on Aging, Lina Arena-DeRosa. Arena-DeRosa has held the post of director for five years, the length of time it...
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COA hosts a holly, jolly holiday party

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter We’re reminded, especially during the holiday season, that each day is a gift. It is true, though, that some days feel a little more special than others. For members of the Westwood community, the Westwood Council on Aging (COA) director, Lina Arena-DeRosa, ensures that these special days occur at least once...
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East St. Bridge reconstruction approved

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State Senator Mike Rush (D-Norfolk & Suffolk) and State Representative Paul McMurtry (D-Dedham) today announced that the MBTA Fiscal Management and Control Board and MassDOT have approved the contract for the Westwood East Street Bridge project that, due to height restrictions, has had problems in the past with trucks not clearing the structure....
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