For anyone who bleeds Abington green, this should be a top story for them.
The MIAA’s new playoff format got rid of the old North/South/Central/West playoff brackets; instead every team in a division is now ranked 1 through whatever, no matter their geography. This is why the Abington boy’s soccer team, for example, played a team from Deerfield in the 2nd round of this year’s tournament.
This is also why there is a growing possibility the Green Wave could play for the Division 6 Super Bowl championship against arch-rival Rockland.
Both teams are in the state semifinals. #2 Abington will face #3 St. Mary’s of Lynn Friday at 7 p.m., at Veteran’s Stadium in Quincy. #4 Rockland will play #8 Blackstone Valley Regional Saturday at 1 p.m., in Walpole.
If both teams take care of business this week, it’s Abington vs. Rockland for the title at Gillette Stadium.
Rockland defeated Abington earlier this season. But since that loss, Abington has been on a vengeance ride, defeating everybody in its path, and is now the highest ranked team left in the D6 tournament.
Abington coach Jim Kelliher, who is sitting at win 299 after his team demolished Sandwich 34-0, certainly won’t look ahead and speculate on an Abington/Rockland Super Bowl. So we’ll let Green Wave superfan Shawn Reilly do it.
“It’s impressive to see Abington, Rockland and several other South Shore high schools earning a spot in the football state semifinals, as it demonstrates the quality and strength of the teams in our leagues,” the voice of Green Wave football said. “If the Green Wave and the Bulldogs are both fortunate enough to make it to the State Final, I would expect Gillette Stadium might host one of the largest crowds of faithful alumni, proud families and loyal fans from our towns. Given our towns’ histories, our rivalry, and so many cross-town friendships, huge bragging rights would be on the line, and it would be a storybook ending to a fantastic 2021 season!”
HEALTH DEPARTMENT HOSTING VAX CLINICS FOR STUDENTS
The Abington Health Department will be offering the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccination to children ages 5-11 this week Monday thru Thursday, and then Monday and Tuesday of next week. Appointments are available between 2 p.m. – 4 p.m., at Town Hall. The vaccinations are free.
Preregistration and appointments are required and can be made here.
If you have any questions please reach out to Director Marty Golightly at email@example.com or PH Nurse Lindsay Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at 781-982-2119
Information about the vaccine can be found below and the FAQ is here.
OPEN MEETING LAW TRAINING TUESDAY
All members of town committees have been invited to an Open Meeting Law training session Tuesday night. The session, which will start at 6 p.m. at the Senior Center, is pretty much mandatory for boards appointed by the Board of Selectmen, and encouraged for elected boards. This is part of an ongoing effort to provide additional training and development opportunities for the town’s volunteer boards.
NEW OPENING ON CHARTER REVIEW COMMISSION
There’s an opening on the commission reviewing the town charter. The town charter effectively serves as Abington’s municipal Constitution, and it is reviewed approximately every 10 years. The commission is appointed by Moderator Shawn Reilly. Anyone interested should apply before Wednesday, Nov. 17 by sending a letter or email with their name, address, specific qualifications or reasons why interested to SReilly@ReillyLawOffice.com. No prior municipal board experience is required.
WHAT YOU MISSED LAST WEEK:
Notes from the Selectmen’s meeting
Selectmen approve new tax rates
State grant to cover water system expansion
Scenes from the Tri-Town Veteran’s Day parade
Abington devours Sandwich, advances in state playoffs
Board of Health, 6 p.m., Town Hall. Agenda includes an update on vaccination clinics, a discussion about smoking regulations and body art regulations.
Council on Aging, 6 p.m., Senior Center. Agenda includes a report from the director.
Beaver Brook Playground Committee, 6 p.m., DPW Headquarters. Agenda includes discussions about fundraising, design, and tree removal, as well as open discussion.
Housing Authority, 6 p.m., 71 Shaw Avenue. Agenda includes the approval of bills.
Park & Recreation Commission, 7 p.m., Town Hall. Agenda includes discussions about Abington Celebrates Christmas events, damage from the recent storm, CPA projects, Beaver Brook Playground and a date for a meeting with all sport organizations.
Zoning Board of Appeals, 7 p.m., Town Hall. The agenda includes properties at 207 Bedford Street, 78 Centre Avenue, 209 Orchard Lane, 46 Daniel Drive, 75 Niles Street, and 216 Peregrine Road.