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David Liscio / The Daily ItemRaina’s Hair Color Caféopens in SwampscottA ribbon-cutting ceremony was held last week at Raina’s Hair Color Cafe at 134 Humphrey St., Swampscott, welcoming the new business to the community.Members of the Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce joined the owners, Raina and Robert Morgan, and town officials in celebrating the opening.”Guests had the opportunity to meet Raina’s haircolor specialists, browse their color menu and enjoy appetizers provided by Red Rock Bistro,” said JoAnn Power, the chambers communications director.The opening marks Morgan’s second salon location. The other salon and day spa is in Revere. For more information about Raina’s or schedule and appointment, call (781) 595-5511 or go online at EBSB names new loanofficer for RevereEast Boston Savings Bank has appointmed of Daniel Flores of Revere as a residential loan officer.Flores specializes in originating mortgages and refinancing for Cambridge, Somerville and surrounding communities. A native of El Salvador, he is fluent in Spanish.Flores formerly worked as a consumer loan underwriter and processor at East Cambridge Savings Bank in Cambridge. A graduate of Bridgewater State College with a degree in Aviation Management, he lives in Revere with his wife, Lisseth, and son, Daniel, Jr.Conway becomes?roof observer’Kevin Conway of Lynn, an associate of Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance, recently earned the title of Registered Roof Observer from the Roof Consultants Institute (RCI).Conway qualified by successfully meeting the requirements of a two-part program composed of an application and examination. He joins a group of more than 650 Registered Roof Observers in the U.S. and Canada, meeting the industry’s highest standards in roof project observation, documentation and reportingColdwell Bankermakes donationColdwell Banker Residential Brokerage Cares, the charitable arm of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, through the efforts of the sales associates in the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Swampscott, recently donated $870 to Citizens for Adequate Housing in Peabody.Ginny LeBlanc, Barbara Kennedy-White, Sue Garcelon and Paula Pickett (not pictured), all sales associates of the Swampscott office, presented the donation to Betsy Leeman, director of Development for Citizens of Adequate Housing, during a special presentation in the Swampscott office on behalf of the office’s agents.Vinfen soars through accreditation reviewVinfen Corp., which runs eight programs in Lynn, has received high marks for the eighth consecutive time from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). In so doing, Cambridge-based Vinfen continues to maintain its position as a leader in providing human services to residents in eastern Massachusetts, said company spokesman Howard Newman. The South Shore is among the company’s bigger service areas, but programs are also located in Peabody, Salem and Danvers. The three-year accreditation, which runs from October 2007 to October 2010, is the maximum accreditation offered by CARF.North Shore tech councilmulls oil fuel dependenceDependence on oil will be the topic of discussion when the North Shore Technology Council holds a business breakfast meeting February 27 at the Peabody Marriott Hotel.”Much public discussion centers on reducing or eliminating our country’s dependence on foreign oil,” said Leslie Scott-Lysan, the council’s communications director. “To date, alternatives fuels have been more expensive than petroleum. And the government would not impose taxes or regulations strong enough to offset the price differential. However, with today’s high oil prices and recent technological developments, alternative energy sources are on the verge of technical and economic viability.”The driving question for the council is simple: Can Massachusetts-developed energy technologies defeat oil dependence?”The focus is on emerging energy technologies, includ

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