Woburn food pantry awarded $15K in COVID-19 supplemental budget – News – Wicked Local

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State Reps. Richard Haggerty, D-Woburn, and Michael Day, D-Stoneham, secured $15,000 in state funding for the Woburn Council for Social Concern’s Food Pantry to help address food insecurity issues due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Food insecurity continues to be a very difficult issue affecting our community, it is my hope that these resources will assist the food pantry in providing the support that individuals and families need,” said Haggerty. “As we deal with the economic fallout of COVID-19, we must be mindful of the everyday challenges faced by our friends and neighbors.”

“The Council of Social Concern provides essential help to those facing the most dire challenges, and it does so while allowing its clients to maintain dignity and hope, two things needed now more than ever,” said Day. “This funding will fill a gap as we approach the colder weather and the holiday season, and we are pleased our

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Top drinks marketing campaigns and news: October

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US wine giant E&J Gallo signed the Black Eyed Peas for an augmented reality marketing stunt to promote its Barefoot wine brand.

The wine label has created an app that allows drinkers to see a virtual mini-performance courtesy of the band.

Consumers start by downloading an app directly or scanning the QR code on a Barefoot wine product. Then, consumers scan the iconic ‘foot’ on the Barefoot label to hear a new version of Black Eyed Peas’ single “VIDA LOCA” and see a 3D animated performance from the group. With each additional Barefoot product in the frame, more sections to the display will be added until the full song is playable.


Scotch distiller Glenmorangie has released a single malt whisky designed to be paired with cake.

Called A Tale of Cake, the whisky is finished in Tokaj wine casks, which is intended to help it develop flavours of honey, white

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Charleston councilman doesn’t want former restaurant worker’s ‘life ruined’ over tweet | News

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A Charleston City Council member filed a complaint with police on Sunday in reference to a restaurant employee’s Twitter “threat.”

Councilman Harry Griffin, who represents Charleston’s District 10, contacted Charleston police after the tweet surfaced Friday night, when a former Taco Boy restaurant employee claimed to have asked kitchen staff to put bleach in the councilman’s food, according to the Charleston Police Department.

Charleston City Councilman Harry Griffin 'not going to seek reelection next year'

The suspect is identified by police as a 23-year-old woman who is a student at the College of Charleston, according to the incident report. The employee posted the tweet Friday before later issuing an apology, police said.

An investigation of the incident continues, the report said.

Taco Boy, a Mexican-inspired restaurant at 217 Huger St., posted on its Facebook page Sunday the worker is no longer employed there. 

Griffin shared comments on the incident on Monday in a Facebook video, in which he said he

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MSMEs catering to railways seek subsidy to get certified | Coimbatore News

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Coimbatore: Micro and small industrial units that cater to the railways have sought subsidy to cover the expenses to acquire the International Railway Industry Standard (Iris) certification given by the European Rail Industry Association (Unife).
Industry representatives said the certification is mandatory to export rail components and also for indigenising cutting-edge rail rolling stock that are being imported.
President of Railway Suppliers Association (Rasa) S Surulivel said only if they get Iris certification, they can aspire to export products.
Despite its size, Indian Railways depends on imports for modernization and metro trains. “If Indian industries get Iris certified, we can manufacture the imported items here. This will reduce the expense for railways significantly,” said Rasa secretary M Raveendran, who is also president of the Coimbatore Compressor Industries Association (Cocia).
The Iris registration fee is 395 or around Rs 35,000. The Centre should announce a scheme for micro and small railway
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Drinks, cups thrown at Trump supporters at roadside rally; state police investigating | News

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CAMBRIDGE — Drinks and cups were thrown at Trump supporters during a roadside campaign rally on Saturday, Oct. 10 in Cambridge.

The incident could result in assault and speeding charges against the occupants of a car with Pennsylvania tags who allegedly threw the objects at Trump backers who convened along Route 50.

Ted Bryant, chairman of the Victory for Trump of Dorchester County and vice chair of the Dorchester County Republican Central Committee, said a contingent of Trump supporters gathered with signs and banners along the roadway on Saturday, Oct. 10.

Bryant said most of the passers-by were supportive but an opposing group did stop nearby and put up anti-Trump signs.

“They had an ‘f- — Trump’ sign and flags,” Bryant said. “We just let them go.”

Bryant, however, said another car approached the pro-Trump group. “They were cursing at us and giving us the bird and then went away,”

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Portsmouth Gas Light restaurant remains open after COVID cases – News – seacoastonline.com

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Paul Sorli, owner of the Portsmouth Gas Light restaurant, said they are open for business but have reduced the area of the restaurant being used due to a recent exposure to COVID-19.

“If there was an outbreak, hands down I would close the restaurant,” Sorli said. “I don’t want to be the cause of the infection spreading. I work here seven days a week and I certainly do not want to get COVID.”

“We had a contact in the past week,” Sorli said. “It is not our first and we are handling it according to the CDC guidelines. Over the summer we had a UNH student working here who was exposed after traveling to North Carolina for a family event.”

This time, Sorli said two employees who sat side by side answering the phone were involved, one being his marketing manager.

“He tested positive for COVID, and then when we

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Bar, restaurant owners push back on new COVID-19 regulations – News – Rockford Register Star

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ROCKFORD — Bar owner Nick Fosberg is not going to stop serving customers inside Fozzy’s Bar and Grill, the Loves Park business he opened last year.

Yes, he’s aware of the state’s order directing Rockford-area bars and restaurants to stop all indoor dining and bar service until the region has a better handle on the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Fosberg just doesn’t think bars and restaurants have anything to do with the spread of the virus, and he doesn’t think he’s under any legal obligation to follow Gov. JB Pritzker’s latest executive order.

“According to our attorney, there’s no law that says you can shut down indoor dining,” Fosberg said. “We’re not breaking any laws.

“We’re following the same rules that were put in place before when dining reopened. We have no live music, no dancing, 6 feet between tables, masks for all of our staff.”

Fosberg is far from alone.

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SDE deputy chair: Budget catering to the elite, overlooking families coping | News

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The salaries of medical professionals and teachers will not be hiked, the Unemployment Insurance Fund will not be allocated additional funding and European subsidies are still poured into concrete and real estate projects of party sponsors. What is worse – unprecedented volumes of loan money will not be used to effect a single meaningful reform that would help boost the general living standard or make Estonia more successful.

The state budget is supposed to answer the question of how to overcome the crisis as a nation and state. Will people be forced to settle for a lower standard of living and the economy allowed to languish or will we forcefully overhaul Estonia’s labor and economic policy? The latter also means possibilities of working from home or access to retraining so people could find or create new jobs.

The budget can be used to inspire companies to implement solutions that make

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Hospitals tying up with hotels in Visakhapatnam for patient catering | Visakhapatnam News

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VISAKHAPATNAM: A new trend has emerged in wake of the Covid-19 pandemic with private hospitals in the beach city now tying up with hotels to prepare meals for patients. Hospital managements said they were eyeing to rope in housekeeping services and contacting hotel management institutes to recruit front and back office executives.
“While the city has good medical facilities and is all set to come up with a full-fledged health city, it city still lacks skilled manpower in the hospital sector. The time has come to hire from or collaborate with experts from each and every sector,” Omni Hospitals CEO, Dr Sukumar Chitturi told TOI.
Hospital and hotel executives said the idea of collaborating with restaurants of reputed hotels was first conceived during the lockdown. Up until then, hospitals were running their own kitchen units through outsourced catering services or procuring meals directly from caterers.
However following the announcement of
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Inmates cook up a storm in Changi catering kitchen as part of training, rehab programme, Courts & Crime News & Top Stories

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SINGAPORE – When father-of-two Faruk was sentenced to seven years and 10 months’ jail in 2017 for drug-related offences, he did not expect to find a passion for decorating cakes or learning how to fold pastries while behind bars.

The 38-year-old, who declined to give his full name, spends six days a week in a kitchen as part of his work programme during his incarceration in the Changi Prison Complex.

While his family has yet to try his creations, the former mechanic hopes to make his sons, aged 12 and 13, their favourite strawberry cheesecake, when he is released.

“My family was surprised that I could bake cakes. I could see from their faces that they are happy I’m learning because I have never done this kind of thing before,” said Faruk in a phone interview on Wednesday (Oct 7). “(In the kitchen,) I learnt how to be patient, relax,

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