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Things to Know in the South End, June 17: Cell Phone Donations Needed

Soldiers with calling cards thanks to Cell Phones for Soldiers.

1. Weather: The National Weather Service is predicting a sunny day, with a high near 83 degrees. There’s a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m.

2. Donations Needed: Planet Self Storage, (33 Traveler St.) is seeking donations of used cell phones to be given for soldiers. Drop off your old cell phone at the front desk, and they will donate them for you. See here for more information. 

3. Bootcamp in Southie: This one’s not in the South End, but it’s on the beach! Ultimate bootcamp is hosting a four-week summer bootcamp at Carson Beach in the mornings. Programs start at $ 39. See here for more information

4. Author Talk: Tomorrow night, author Philip Gambone will be at the South End Branch Library (685 Tremont St.) to read from his current work-in-progress, retracing the steps of his father who, as a soldier, was sent to Europe during the Second World War. See here for more information read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - June 17, 2013 at 1:38 pm

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‘We Have Never Needed Them More’: Boston Celebrates Opening of New Rehabilitation Hospital

Boston Mayor Tom Menino, who was himself a patient at Spaulding this past fall, spoke at the opening gala on Saturday, April 20, 2013, about the staff’s compassion and endurance. “We’re so lucky to have Spaulding in our city,” he said.

At the grand opening of a new, state-of-the-art facility where clinicians will help people adapt to amputations and other traumatic injuries, Boston Mayor Tom Menino and others celebrated the strength of the city of Boston and the strength of the human spirit Saturday night.

Benefactors, hospital staff and city officials gathered Saturday night at a tent set up outside the new nine-story Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in the Charlestown Navy Yard.

Since its founding in 1970, Spaulding has provided in- and out-patient services for people recovering from a range of issues, including spinal cord and brain injuries, strokes, amputations and burns.

Some of the hospital’s clinicians were waiting at the finish line when the two bombs went off at the Boston Marathon on Monday, and the staff will be there in their new facility when several of the people injured in the blasts begin the process of healing and adapting to their devastating injuries. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - April 21, 2013 at 4:25 am

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