Shawsheen Tech Teacher Joe Williams Named Local Hero Recognized For Leadership Achievement

first_imgBURLINGTON, MA — Chopps American Bar and Grill at the Boston Marriott Burlington has announced the 5th Annual Chopps Champions who have been selected through a community-wide campaign to recognize local heroes who live or work in north suburban towns.Chopps Champions were honored in six categories: Business, Community, Education, First Responder/Military, Healthcare, and Technology. All Champions have demonstrated excellence in their field through leadership, achievement, and volunteerism.Each honoree was given the opportunity to choose a charity to which the hotel donated $1,000 in their name.BUSINESSSonia RollinsSales Manager / Realtor – EXIT Premier Real EstateCharity: Brigo Integrated TheatreCOMMUNITYKorey BarkleyExecutive Director – Womenade, Inc.Charity: Womenade, Inc.EDUCATIONJoe WilliamsCulinary Arts Instructor – Shawsheen Technical High SchoolCharity: Wounded WarriorsFIRST RESPONDER/MILITARYBobby CollitonPresident / Founder – Skate for the 22 FoundationCharity: Skate for the 22 FoundationHEALTHCARESandi MackeyTrauma Program Manager – Lahey Hospital & Medical CenterCharity: Brain Injury Association of MassachusettsTECHNOLOGYSteven RotmanChief People Officer – IpswitchCharity: Wonderfund“We are overjoyed by the response to our 5th Annual Chopps Champions Campaign,” said Philip Bond, General Manager of Boston Marriott Burlington. “Six local heroes have been honored among 28 nominees, each of whom has demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to the community. We, including all of our associates at the hotel, are proud to serve the community and make a $1,000 donation to the local charities chosen by these champions.” About Chopps American Bar and GrillChopps American Bar and Grill is a modern Chophouse serving inspired American cooking including a variety of succulent cuts of all natural beef, fresh local seafood, and regional dishes. Both emulating and redefining the traditional Chophouse, Chopps’ warm and unpretentious setting offers comfort and style. A prominently featured open kitchen gives guests a glimpse behind the scenes, as they enjoy a dining experience filled with great food, drinks, and smart casual service.Chopps lunch and dinner menus are designed to appeal to local residents, neighboring businesses, and hotel guest alike who will come for the delicious food, live entertainment, and bustling bar scene. For reservations call 781-221-6643 or visit choppsamericanbarandgrill.com.Boston Marriott BurlingtonThe Boston Marriott Burlington provides the ideal location for a business or leisure trip to the Greater Boston area. The ENERGY STAR® rated green hotel is just 17 miles from Boston and offers easy access to Lexington and Concord as well as local attractions and institutions such as the Burlington Mall, Hanscom Air Force Base, and Lahey Clinic. Boston Marriott Burlington offers 414 modern guest rooms, 4 suites, Chopps Bar, 14,570 sq ft of newly renovated state-of-the art meeting and event venues, a 9,000 sq ft Celebrate Ballroom and dining at Chopps American Bar and Grill. Hotel features and amenities include indoor and outdoor pools, fitness center, complimentary WI-FI, and shuttle service to local destinations. Boston Marriott Burlington is located at One Burlington Mall Road in Burlington, MA. For more information, please call 781-229-6565 or visit marriottburlington.com. Pyramid Hotel GroupPyramid Hotel Group is a privately held, Boston-based hotel company with over 100 hotels and resorts under hotel management and asset management.  Pyramid Hotel Group, ranked among the largest U.S. hotel management company by independent sources, provides hotel management, asset management, and project management services to a broad array of hotel assets. Pyramid Hotel Group is a franchisee of all major hotel brand companies and an operator of independent four- and five-star hotels and resorts. Additional information is available at pyramidhotelgroup.com.This year’s winners (L to R): Steven Rotman, Technology Winner; Sandi Mackey, Healthcare Winner; Bobby Colliton, First Responder/Military Winner; Chef Stefano Zimei, Executive Chef at Chopps American Bar and Grill, Korey Barkley, Community Winner; Joe Williams, Education Winner; Sonia Rollins, Business Winner.(NOTE: The above press release is from Chopps.)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 wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedShawsheen Tech Teacher Wins Community CHOPPS Award For EducationIn “Education”Nominate An Outstanding Wilmington Resident For 2019 Chopps Champions ContestIn “Community”Chopps Champions To Accept Nominations For Local Heroes From March 12 To March 23In “Community”last_img read more

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HPD Investigation Finds CBD Oil Sold Locally Contained Dangerous Substances

first_imgImage captured from HPD’s Twitter @houstonpoliceHPD Chief Art Acevedo (center) held a media briefing on May 9, 2018, to inform about a months-long investigation about CBD oil sold in local smoke shops that contained dangerous substances.Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo informed Wednesday that a months-long investigation has found CBD oil sold in local smoke shops contains dangerous substances, including one of the components of the synthetic drug known as Kush.Cannabidiol, commonly known as CBD, is one of the chemical compounds found in the cannabis or marijuana plant and, according to some researchers, the oil derived from it can help relieve pain and reduce anxiety, among other things.Investigators with the Houston Police Department (HPD) conducted undercover purchases of CBD oil and almost every purchase they made that was tested in the laboratory showed the oil contained an illegal substance.“That substance was almost always the same substance found in Kush,” said Acevedo during a media briefing held at HPD’s headquarters, located in downtown Houston.On May 2, HPD officers working with the Harris County Attorney’s Office served search warrants at three smoke shops and seized large quantities of CBD oil. Acevedo specified HPD has seized more than 1,000 bottles.The smoke shops are: Fantasy, located at 1412 Westheimer Road; Smokey Doke, located at 5784 Bingle; and Dreamerz, located at 2961 Bingle.Lieutenant Marsha Todd, from HPD’s Narcotics Division, detailed that many of the bottles obtained during the investigation were tainted with an illegal substance called 5 Fluoro EDMB PINACA, which is the same type of synthetic cannabinoid found in Kush.Todd explained that “some of the CBD oil was manufactured in other states and shipped here to the smoke shops, and some of the oil was packaged right there in the back of the smoke shops.”The three smoke shops have been sued in civil court for selling illegal substances. Sharelast_img read more

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