Jan Bryan stands on the Oak Middle School gymnasium floor, where she started playing basketball 66 years ago. (Photo/Evan Walsh)

After playing basketball for Shrewsbury 66 years ago, Bryan returns to the court

By Evan Walsh, Contributing Writer SHREWSBURY – It had been a while since Jan Bryan worked on her lay-up or three-point shot – but she’s...

Lisa Ryan, Plymouth psychologist, caring for our minds in a pandemic

By Peg Lopata, Contributing writer Plymouth - It has been busy and challenging times for psychologists, including Lisa Ryan, 70. Not only are people getting...
The first Dunkin’ Donuts location opened in 1950 in Quincy, and despite numerous renovations over the years, it remains open around the clock today.

The Massachusetts man who created America’s doughnut habit

By David Wilkening Contributing Writer QUINCY - Some reports of his death claimed Dorchester native William Rosenberg created a national habit: making a morning stop for...

On This Day: John L. Sullivan

REGION - On February 2, 1918, boxer John L. Sullivan died at age 59 at his home in Abington. The cause was believed to...
Peter Maybay, left, and Jeanne Wickson, relatives of Michael Blanchette, listen to presentations made during the second annual Medal of Liberty/Medal of Fidelity ceremony on Nov. 9 at the Marlborough Senior Center. Michael Blanchette was killed in Vietnam in 1970; his portrait is on the table.

Marlborough honors fallen veterans with Medal of Liberty

By Maureen Sullivan, Contributing Writer MARLBOROUGH – Jeanne Wickson remembers babysitting Michael Blanchette. “He had such a sense of humor,” she said. Blanchette’s cousin, Peter Maybay, recalled...

Bobby Orr’s Flying Goal Won the 1970 Stanley Cup for the Boston Bruins

By Brett Peruzzi, Managing Editor BOSTON - It’s considered by many hockey fans to be the most famous goal ever. And it produced an iconic photo,...
Gregg Brasso has been hosting the Veterans Voice Network weekly radio show on WATD in Marshfield for over 10 years.

Host of local radio show gives veterans a voice

By Matt Robinson, Contributing Writer Gregg Brasso has been hosting the Veterans Voice Network weekly radio show on WATD in Marshfield for over 10...

Boston salesman changed the way the world shaves

By Brett Peruzzi, Contributing Writer Boston - As the 20th century neared, the era of long beards was coming to an end. King Camp Gillette,...
Esther Folkes poses with Hudson Senior Center staff at her 104th birthday celebration on May 5 at Peter’s Grove.

Hudson resident celebrates 104th birthday

By Sarah Freedman, Contributing Writer HUDSON — A Hudson resident reached a milestone and recently celebrated her 104th birthday. Esther Folkes, whose birthday was May 10,...

On This Day: Medicare Proposed by President Kennedy

REGION - On February 9, 1961, Massachusetts native son President John F. Kennedy asked Congress to approve a health insurance program for Americans 65...