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My name is Richard Sheingold. I am a Cambridge resident who enjoys sports, comedy and writing stories about interesting people I know! I'm glad to be a part of the NeighborMedia team.


Stories by Richard

Right snack dab in the middle of Inman Square Cambridge lies ACE Hardware Store which is run by The Pacheco family. It is a throw back to the old days when you walk into a retail establishment and there was an employee waiting to help you. Not only are they eager to show you where the merchandise is upon your request,they have a tremendous understanding of all of the goods which they carry.

Every year in the spring, the city of Cambridge has a little league tournament. which is called the Mayor's Cup. It consists of teams from the four divisions of the Little League. These teams are represented from North, East, West , and Central. Cambridge.

Too often in little League the coaches and players are under a micro-scope. They are looked upon as the reasons for winning or losing. You often hear comments like "Hey Joey your hit won the game for us". Also coaches congratulate each other after winning a game. I'm not saying that any of those kudos are undeserved. But you need to dig a little deeper to find the major reasons for the success of the players and the team.The parents do so many things to contribute to the Little League. Firstly the parents spend more than ten times more time with the players than the coaches do.

It used to be ( and I'm showing my age) that haircuts, if you went to a barber shop were very inexpensive. At that time children went frequently. They usually had short haircuts. This was the popular style. Now a day the rate for haircuts, at last check starts around fifteen dollars.Now people are getting more experimental with how they wear their hair. What, with mohawks and wiffles,there are more styles than what you could imagine.I wanted to get a better take on an establishment dealing with unisex haircuts and the like.

One of the oldest professions is banking. I write about this to explain to High School Seniors in our fair city of Cambridge. I was fortunate to obtain an interview with Lisa Scopa of the East Cambridge Saving Bank. Lisa is the vice-president of this particular bank. Lisa as it turned out was an excellent choice for an interview. She was both eager and enthusiastic to share her knowledge with me. She has been in the banking business for a total of twenty-five years. She came to ECSB from another bank and has worked here for the last ten years.

The cold snowy long lasting winter months give way to the bright and warmer springtime. This wondrous season makes the heart and spirit come alive in the children. Little Baseball League will officially begin on April 24th 2017.

The coaches see the beginning of the year as a chance to win a birth in the yearly Mayor's Cup Championship. Some have been there before and some have yet to be at all. But it is the ultimate award that the parents, children and coaches aspire to this and every year.

Fenway Park in historic Kenmore Square has very many memories. In this story I will mention some of the greatest Pitching, hitting, and fielding prowess. Also I will call on two diehard Red Sox fans to tell us just what their favorite experiences were. Here are some all -time memories from Fenway as chosen by the Sports Illustrated book called Fenway.

Buffy the Yorky:

For NeighborMedia, I am always looking for new subjects to write about. Be with me now as I bring you into the wonderful world of pets. To start out, I got to make the acquaintance of Lori and her never-slow-down, toy pet dog: Buffy the Yorkshire Terrier.

I write this article because in our soceity and article, there needs to be an awareness of just how much help there has become for people with a mental health diagnosis. For example the Cambridge Health Alliance sends clients to 26 Central st.via a free shuttle service. Without this, many people who have the illness would not get the treatment they deserve.

Walking briskly through Inman Square one cold and windy evening, I came across a new and attractive storefront. Eager to know just what this store was representative of, I looked closer to see if I could catch a glimpse. Unfortunately the store (which by the way, had taken the place of a long standing repair shop) was not open.