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WINCHESTER - In an attempt to bring additional foot traffic to the downtown area, Winchester’s Select Board closed down Thompson Street (in the area of Main Street and Mystic Valley Parkway) on Thursday, Friday and Saturday night and all day Sunday. However, according to Chamber of Commerce …

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WOBURN - Acknowledging the city's revenue projections could easily spiral off course with a resurgence in the state's COVID-19 outbreak, the City Council agrees with Mayor Scott Galvin's intentions to shore up the FY'21 budget by dipping into municipal reserves.

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WOBURN - City Council President Michael Anderson emerged as the top candidate for a judicial vacancy on the state's Probate and Family Court after being nominated for the post this past week by Mass. Governor Charles Baker.

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READING - With local businesses and out-of-work household heads shouldering substantial financial burdens due to the COVID-19 crisis, Reading school officials will continue providing free meals to children and young adults throughout the summer.

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READING - Local business owners and self-employed workers have just days left to take advantage of a federal assistance program aimed at preventing a massive wave of permanent layoffs due to the nation's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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BURLINGTON - Fresh off creating an official COVID-19 economic task force, the town enacted temporary outdoor seating regulations for restaurants.

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Olivia is a dedicated student who has proven her academic and athletic excellence through her great accomplishments.

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For the past four years, Lisa Li has immersed and devoted her time to her academics as well as maintaining a friendly face to all. She is a kind and inclusive classmate and person in the Reading community, whose passions include biology, reading, playing the piano and spending quality time w…

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WINCHESTER – During the last year of World War II, a battered and frayed American flag hung in the reception hall of 94 Church St., home of Capt. William Buracker, commanding officer of the USS Princeton. The flag came from the aircraft carrier, bombed and scuttled during the Battle of Leyte…

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WOBURN - The Planning Board last night delayed deliberations over a pair of subdivision plans that would freeze housing development rights on properties that sit on either side of the proposed New Boston Street Bridge.

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BOSTON – A Winchester man was arrested Monday and charged with allegedly filing fraudulent loan applications seeking more than $13 million in forgivable loans guaranteed by the Small Business Administration (SBA) for COVID-19 relief through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) under the Cor…

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WOBURN - Hoping to sweeten a potential lease deal with Lahey Health Systems, a Presidential Way landowner intends to tack a 60,000 square foot addition onto the medical service provider's existing information technology (IT) headquarters by the Wilmington line.

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BURLINGTON - A bond issue for $3.5 million that will help fund phases 1 and 2 of the town’s journey to connect to the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) water connection was decisively passed by Town Meeting.

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WINCHESTER - A smaller number of registered voters than usual turned out this Saturday to support School Committee Chair Michelle Bergstrom in her reelection bid. A combination of gorgeous weather, the coronavirus, and the town holding the spring town election on a Saturday in June (the firs…

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READING – The School Committee at their meeting June11 conducted their annual staff recognition honoring retiring educators and those achieving length of service milestones and newer teachers obtaining Professional Teacher Status.

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READING – Imagine a romantic, starlit summer night in Reading. Now imagine it while relaxing under a tent, enjoying tiramisu while sipping a Pomegranate Lime Martini. Believe it or not, all this was on the agenda of Tuesday's Select Board meeting.

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BURLINGTON – Lahey Hospital & Medical Center (LHMC), part of Beth Israel Lahey Health (BILH), has resumed non-urgent, elective surgeries, procedures and clinic visits following the state’s lifting of restrictions due to COVID-19 this week.

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Through her hard work and outgoing personality, Christina DiCostanzo has held different leadership roles and won awards that have signified her as a pillar of the Reading Community. She’s a part of her different clubs that she’s helped cultivate and better, which is shown throughout her club…

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Elisa is a kind, compassionate, and dedicated student athlete, who has made a substantial impact on the community. Classmates of Elisa would often describe her as intelligent, helpful and extremely considerate. One shared that “her compassion and thoughtfulness makes her approachable and hel…

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WINCHESTER - Thanks to the assistance of Francis Goyes from MassHousing, along with Jennifer Goldson from JM Goldson, and members of the town’s Working Group - Town Manager Lisa Wong, Select Board members Michael Bettencourt and Jacqueline Welch, Planning Board member Heather Hannon, Histori…

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READING - In a presentation to the School Committee Thursday night School Chief Financial Officer Gail Dowd announced there would be “significant delays” in the modular classrooms project at the Birch Meadow School.

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WINCHESTER - Hold on to your hats, there’s a town election coming this Saturday. With all the COVID-19, Black Lives Matter and Town Meeting discussion, little attention has been paid to this (very late) spring town election.

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WOBURN - The city's COVID-19 epidemic surpassed the 600-case threshold yesterday, but the trajectory of Woburn's outbreak persisted downward through the week as more local businesses resumed operations.

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WINCHESTER - Town Meeting, through remote participation, saw two firsts take place: one involved Town Meeting members participating via their computers, tablets and phones; the second involved Town Meeting approving a number of articles without discussion all at once.

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WOBURN - After previously criticizing the special permit application as being scant on details, the City Council last night okayed two Stoneham brothers' plans to relocate their fleet of landscaping trucks to a Breed Avenue warehouse.

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WOBURN - Bracing for perhaps the worst economic crisis in modern history, Mayor Scott Galvin plans to dip into Woburn's healthy reserves to stabilize Woburn's proposed $160.7 million operating budget for fiscal year 2021.

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BURLINGTON - Town Meeting took care of the vast majority of capital budget items submitted by the Department of Public Works (DPW).

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WINCHESTER - With so much up in the air due to COVID-19, Town Meeting managed to pass a nearly $134.5M budget, a nearly $6M increase over the current FY20 budget.

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For the past four years, Kelly has immersed herself in many different clubs and teams that she’s helped make a difference in. Her teammates would describe her as determined as well as encouraging. Kelly has loved the time spent with the soccer team as well as her time inside the school, cred…