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Market Basket Update, Continuing PR Disaster, and Real Time Info from Twitter and Facebook

On this gorgeous summer day, in the middle of Newburyport’s Yankee Homecoming, what am I doing? I’m tracking Twitter for the latest updates on the Market Basket Story, going up to Market Basket, not for groceries, but to find out what’s going on and taking photos. And what one of the things that is so […]
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Yes, You Can Buy Food in Newburyport, and Market Basket’s Continued PR Disaster

I went to Shaw’s this morning bright and early, 8:45, and it was packed and the shelves were stocked and being continuously restocked. What I sensed among shoppers, many clearly were Market Basket shoppers, was a sense of bewilderment and a sense of panic, “Will I be able to get groceries,” Will I be able […]
Boston Globe

Obituary: Joanne Kathleen Westlund

WESTLUND, Joanne Kathleen Of Newburyport.The beautiful spirit of Joanne Kathleen (Cox) Westlund, 68, passed on July 24, 2014. She was born January 7, 1946, in Boston, MA, to the late Hugh and Frances (Jakubowski) Cox. She was survived by her two daughters Linda Leland and Lisa Catalani; her siblings Frances Brown, Barry Cox, Kevin Cox, Ellen Cox; and her grandchildren Victoria, James, Nichole, and Rachel. A Celebration of her life will be held this Sunday, July 27, 2014, at 2pm at Bailey's on the Green in the Townsend Ridge Country Club located at 40 Scales Lane, Townsend, MA. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation, in her honor, to The Teachers of God Foundation, P.O. Box 132, Amesbury, MA ...
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Obituary: Olga Margo Pierce

Pierce, Olga Margo (Pimentel) 87, of Newburyport died Monday afternoon, June 30, 2014, at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. Olga was born in Boston, Massachusetts on February 22, 1927 to the late Augusto Baptista and Estefania (Campos) Pimentel. She was a graduate of Cambridge Latin High School and Boston Secretarial School. Although primarily a homemaker for her husband and three children, she was employed briefly at the Boston Woven Hose Company and more recently at the American Orchid Society, Harvard University. Olga is survived by her husband of sixty-two years, Francis S. Pierce of Newburyport, as well as her daughter Stephanie Buchler of Plum Island in Newburyport, and her sons, Francis S. Pierce and his wife Candy Way of ...
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