Join us for the 21st annual Good Neighbor Award

 The Good Neighbor Award is a chance to celebrate the good works of your townspeople. This year’s honorees are Ralph Thibodeau and Deb O’Brien-Thibodeau, founders of the Josh Thibodeau Helping Hearts Foundation, and Margaret Watson . The award ceremony will be held on Thursday, March 31, at 7:00 PM at the Holden Senior Center. Refreshments to follow. Continue reading →

Democratic State Convention on June 5

The Democratic State Convention will be held this year on Saturday, June 5 in the Tsongas Center in Lowell, Massachusetts. The Holden Town Democratic Committee held a caucus on Saturday, March 5, 2016. Nine delegates will be sent to the convention from Holden. Delegates are as follows: Stephanie Adams, Chair of the Holden Town Democrats […] Continue reading →

Supporting refugees in our community

 Worcester Interfaith hosted a meeting on Thursday,  March 17 to for  members from various religious houses of worship to consider the problems of refugees coming into the Greater Worcester community every month. Twenty-six individuals attended and shared their experiences.  Refugees require assistance,  but the emphasis is on integration into the community and giving assistance to […] Continue reading →

Diversity training in the Wachusett schools

 Asima Silva was invited to speak to school staff about the current problem of Islamophobia in our society,  how to identify it, and how to address the problem.  She and Ahmad Abojarajeh,  Global Compliance Engineer to Avery Dennison,  met with the principal and staff of Davis Hill School recently and will plan to meet soon with teachers […] Continue reading →

Donations requested for refugees

 Refugee families are coming into Worcester communities at the rate of 25 to 35 persons per month.  Half of these are children.  Ascentria Alliance is helping these families to settle,  and although they are given some initial assistance,  more help is needed.  Donations of personal items,  like toothbrushes, toothpaste, soaps,  lotions,  toilet paper,  tissues,  etc. are requested.  At […] Continue reading →

Donations for Refugees

 Holden Democratic Town Committee members – Please bring personal items, like toothbrushes, toothpaste, bar soaps, toilet paper, and other items for children also, including babies (baby powder, bath oil, etc. to our March 5 meeting. The effort is organized through Ascentria Care Alliance, formerly the Lutheran Services of Worcester. Continue reading →

Bernie Sanders Headquarters in Worcester

 Recently a Bernie Sanders Headquarters opened at 256-258 Park Avenue in Worcester. Nate Flynn has joined the campaign as a staff member. Nate is looking for volunteers for Bernie, so if anyone would like to participate in a phone bank or host a yard sign, or volunteer in other ways, please get in touch with Nate at […] Continue reading →