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Top 20 This Day In Norwood History Posts of 2022

This Day In Norwood History-January 23, 1971-General-Alarm Fire Destroys Junior High School in Norwood

This Day In Norwood History-January 23, 1971-General-Alarm Fire Destroys Junior High School in Norwood

NORWOOD JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL WAS DESTROYED BY A GENERAL ALARM FIRE LAST NIGHT (Bob Dean photo) A general-alarm fire swept through Norwood Junior High School last night, threatening to destroy the four-story brick building. There were no injuries. The blaze…

This Day In Norwood History-June 20, 1968-Norwood Police Chief’s Son, Lance Cpl Richard B. Murphy, 19, Killed in Action

This Day In Norwood History-June 20, 1968-Norwood Police Chief’s Son, Lance Cpl Richard B. Murphy, 19, Killed in Action

Lance Corporal Richard Murphy (Photo Courtesy of Brian Murphy) NORWOOD — Police Chief James M. Murphy was notified Wednesday that his son, Lance Cpl Richard B. Murphy, 20, was killed Saturday at Quang Tri Province, Vietnam. He was attached to…

This Day In Norwood History-August 28, 1985-The Story of Norwood’s Eiffel Tower

This Day In Norwood History-August 28, 1985-The Story of Norwood’s Eiffel Tower

Russ Webber’s towering accomplishment Russell Webber with his Eiffel Tower model in Norwood – Les Orsini photo NORWOOD — Someone viewing Russell Webber’s front lawn for the first time might think he had crossed the fine line between reality and…

This Day In Norwood History-March 21, 1972-Norwood Wins State Title, 3-1

This Day In Norwood History-March 21, 1972-Norwood Wins State Title, 3-1

1972 Norwood High School Hockey Team – State Champions Row 1: F. Baglione, D. Bayer, F. Carbone, B. Pieri, L. Parker, P. Battles, B. Lawrie, G. Walker. Row 2: Head Coach Wheeler, K. Hurley, E. King, E. McQuaid, M. Costello,…

This Day in Norwood History-October 15, 1958-Sen. Kennedy Greets Norwood Friends On Barnstorming Tour

This Day in Norwood History-October 15, 1958-Sen. Kennedy Greets Norwood Friends On Barnstorming Tour

Norwood Messenger associate editor James T. O’Sullivan (left), looks on as editor George K. Sherlock (center) shows Senator and Mrs. Kennedy a front-page story from the previous week. The headline on the October 9, 1958 Norwood Messenger reads “Senator John…

Norwood Hospital Demolition-The End Is Near For Norwood Hosptial

Norwood Hospital Demolition-The End Is Near For Norwood Hosptial

https://youtu.be/MYyyJpSjLcc Below you will find links to all our posts about the ongoing demolition at Norwood Hospital. Do you have photos or videos of the demolition work at Norwood Hospital you would like to share? Please send them to us!…

This Day In Norwood History-Norwood vs. Dedham Thanksgiving Football Games Through The Years

This Day In Norwood History-Norwood vs. Dedham Thanksgiving Football Games Through The Years

There have been 92 meetings between Norwood and Dedham over the past 101 years. Norwood defeated Dedham in their most recent meeting (2021) by a score of 49-29 and now leads the all-time series 50-40-2. Here are a few stories…

This Day in Norwood History- September 1, 1976- Roll Land Hangs On

This Day in Norwood History- September 1, 1976- Roll Land Hangs On

NORWOOD, Mass-Except for its own sign out front, the Roll-Land roller skating rink along the commercial jungle known as Route 1 looks much as it did years ago when it opened. Original part-owner John Santoro still takes tickets at the…

This Day in Norwood History-October 29, 1946-Norwood Business Spotlight-Jennie’s Restaurant

This Day in Norwood History-October 29, 1946-Norwood Business Spotlight-Jennie’s Restaurant

Jennie’s Restaurant Is Well Known For Good Meals This smiling group, standing on the steps of Jennie’s Restaurant, 1064 Washington street, Norwood, includes, left to right, Joseph Purpura, Mrs. Jennie Purpuro, owner of this popular eating place, and Miss Mary…

This Day In Norwood History-June 12, 1955-New Norwood Community, Westover, to Open Saturday

This Day In Norwood History-June 12, 1955-New Norwood Community, Westover, to Open Saturday

Westover Estates, a planned suburban community, located in Norwood, will be ready for inspection on Saturday, June 18, it was announced yesterday. Two furnished model homes — a split-level and ranch— will be on display. The architects, Compton and Pierce,…

This Day In Norwood History-December 6, 1956-Mrs. Esther J. Deeb Honored For Services to Norwood Church

This Day In Norwood History-December 6, 1956-Mrs. Esther J. Deeb Honored For Services to Norwood Church

Esther (Howard) Deeb with entertainer Danny Thomas (photo courtesy of her grandson, Robert S Johnson, colorized by the Norwood Historical Society) Mrs. Esther J. Deeb, Caravan correspondent in Norwood. Mass., was given a testimonial banquet Sunday evening November 4 by…

This Day In Norwood History-February 22, 1959-Boch Ramber’s Policy: Your Price Is Our Price

This Day In Norwood History-February 22, 1959-Boch Ramber’s Policy: Your Price Is Our Price

Norwood Dealer Eyes New U.S. Sales Record ERNEST BOCH – General Manager BOCH RAMBLER From a humble beginning in 1938 as a repair shop, Boch Rambler in Norwood has grown to be the largest Rambler retailer in the nation. The…

This Day In Norwood History-December 16, 1968-Bruins’ Johnston Wears New Face—Thanks to Norwood Expert Ernie Higgins

This Day In Norwood History-December 16, 1968-Bruins’ Johnston Wears New Face—Thanks to Norwood Expert Ernie Higgins

Bruins’ goaltender Ed Johnston is sporting a new face mask today, thanks to Norwood resident Ernie Higgins, whose clientele in the net-minding ranks ranges from Gerry Cheevers and Johnston of the Bruins to Boston University goalie Jimmy McCann. Johnston, who…

Bell Ringing Ban On July 4 Factor in Town’s Independence

Bell Ringing Ban On July 4 Factor in Town’s Independence

Washington Number 7 Fire House From the close of the Civil War, 1865, to the incorporation of the Town of Norwood, 1872, there was a temporary slump and depression in its business and mental attitude to life. Its causes: the…

This Day in Norwood History – September 1, 1865- South Dedham Double Murder, Suicide

This Day in Norwood History – September 1, 1865- South Dedham Double Murder, Suicide

THE DEDHAM TRAGEDY. A Double Murder and Suicide—A Wife Kills Her Husband and Child, and then Slays Herself— Supposed Insanity of the Woman. We find in the Boston Herald the following particulars of the tragedy at South Dedham, Mass, already…

This Day in Norwood History- September 2, 1913-New Balch School Ready

This Day in Norwood History- September 2, 1913-New Balch School Ready

SCHOOLS OF NORWOOD. New Balch Building to Open Tomorrow—Assignment of 12 New Teachers in Various Districts. NORWOOD, Sept 2—The public schools of Norwood open next Wednesday for the Fall term. This date is earlier than usual in this town. The…

This Day In Norwood History-June 29, 1913-Norwood Civic Association Solving Many Social Problems.

This Day In Norwood History-June 29, 1913-Norwood Civic Association Solving Many Social Problems.

George F. Willett, a Well-Known Business Man, Has Built Up in Norwood a Civic Center With a Membership of 700, Which Is Doing Much to Wipe Out Class Distinction, Sometimes Found in Manufacturing Centers— The Association Has a Fine Group…

This Day In Norwood History-October 29, 2016-Norwood Hospital Welcomes America’s Favorite TV Mom, Florence Henderson

This Day In Norwood History-October 29, 2016-Norwood Hospital Welcomes America’s Favorite TV Mom, Florence Henderson

From Norwood Hospital: NORWOOD, MA – Florence Henderson surprised an elated group of Norwood Hospital patients on Saturday, October 29th with a visit to the community hospital. Ms. Henderson, who played American’s Favorite TV Mom, Carol Brady on The Brady…

This Day In Norwood History-November 14, 1994-End of the Line For Kline’s Department Store

This Day In Norwood History-November 14, 1994-End of the Line For Kline’s Department Store

NORWOOD – The racks in Kline’s basement children’s clothing section were bare. Beneath the knotty pine wall panels in the men’s department, bargain hunters strolled along the thin carpets and linoleum floors one morning last week and picked over piles…

This Day in Norwood History-February 1, 1962-Order of Rainbow Girls Installed

This Day in Norwood History-February 1, 1962-Order of Rainbow Girls Installed

INSTALLED — The Order of Rainbow for Girls held an impressive installation ceremony at Masonic Temple last Tuesday night. Installed as officers for the ensuing term were (left to right)…

This Day in Norwood History-February 1, 1962-FBI Training for Norwood Police Department

This Day in Norwood History-February 1, 1962-FBI Training for Norwood Police Department

F.B.I. SCHOLARS — These members of the Norwood Police Department were among the local police who attended the two-day F.B.I. School for police held at the Walpole High School last…

This Day in Norwood History-February 1, 1947-Norwood Salvage Co Buys Everything, Including Junk

This Day in Norwood History-February 1, 1947-Norwood Salvage Co Buys Everything, Including Junk

“We buy anything, including junk,” is the slogan of the Norwood Salvage Co, 1199 Washington street, South Norwood. Owner Ben Oppenheim is in the market right now for all kinds…

This Day In Norwood History-February 1, 1927-NORWOOD TO HAVE ITS FIRST TITLE SWIM TOMORROW NIGHT

This Day In Norwood History-February 1, 1927-NORWOOD TO HAVE ITS FIRST TITLE SWIM TOMORROW NIGHT

The first championship swimming event ever held in the pool of the Norwood Civic Association will take place tomorrow evening when competition is held for the women’s New England A.…

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