WILMINGTON, MA — Joe Martiniello, longtime Event Chair of Wilmington’s Relay For Life, was recently recognized by the New England Board of the American Cancer Society with one of its most honored awards — the Sandra C. Labaree Volunteer Values Award.The prestigious award recognizes and honors an American Cancer Society volunteer whose actions in service to the fight against cancer best exemplifies the values of compassion, dedication, integrity, and courage.The award was presented to the Martiniello during the Opening Ceremonies of last Friday’s Relay For Life event by Dennis Cataldo, Vice Chair of the New England Board of the American Cancer Society.“For more than 10 years, Joe has been pat of the Relay for Life, raising funds and awareness to support the fight against cancer,” said Cataldo. “He’s served on Relay’s event leadership team and played a critical role in helping bring together the communities of Wilmington, Billerica and Tewksbury under one relay.”“His deep passion and Relay expertise has been essential in helping the Wilmington Relay For Life reach a very impressive milestone — $1 million raised,” continued Cataldo. “The American Cancer Society is very lucky to have volunteers like Joe.”Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedAmerican Cancer Society Honors Wilmington’s Joe Martiniello For Dedication To Relay For Life EventIn “Community”Wilmington’s Wilston Johnston To Participate In American Cancer Society’s Bicycles Batting Cancer On June 9In “Community”$1 MILLION: Wilmington Relay For Life Reaches Fundraising MilestoneIn “Community”
Ferry services on Shimulia-Kathalbari river route resumed on Thursday morning after seven hours of disruption caused by dense fog, reports UNB.Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) at Shimulia station, assistant general manager Shah Newaz Khaled said the authorities suspended the ferry services on the route from 1:30 am to 8:30 am due to blurred visibility caused by thick fog.Five ferries remained stranded in the mid-river, causing immense sufferings to the passengers amid cold weather.Five hundred vehicles remained stuck in a long queue stretching five kilometers at the both end of the river, said the official.
Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X 00:00 /00:57 Listen Florian MartinWreckers and cleanup crews are working on SH-288 after it got flooded Wednesday morning.It was a traffic nightmare for commuters driving into work on State Highway 288 Wednesday morning.The freeway was shut down for several hours, while a section near MacGregor Boulevard was flooded and then cleaned up after the water receded.Several drivers got stuck in the water and others in the mud.“It’s been a pretty bad morning,” said a man who only identified himself as Jerry and who was waiting by his truck in the grassy freeway median at MacGregor for hours – even after the water was gone.“About 5:30 this morning, I was on my way to work and I ran into a lot of traffic,” he said. “Everything stopped right here. My truck, we were sitting right here, the water started coming up, so a lot of people moved over into the grass to get away from the high water.”He was waiting for a tow truck, but of course he wasn’t the only one.Overall, more than 130 cars were towed from Houston roads.SH-288 opened again about 11 a.m. Wednesday, after all stranded cars were removed and the road cleaned.