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WINCHESTER - The Farmers Market season has started and the Winchester Town Common is once again filled with shoppers purchasing fresh fruits and vegetables, empanadas, artisan breads, and more.

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READING - Where can you listen to great music and the boom of fireworks, race remote control cars and play a round of miniature golf, tour town trucks and visit a petting zoo? It’s all here and it’s free, at the 16th Annual Reading Lions Club Reading Friends and Family Day on Saturday, June 15th.

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WOBURN - The city’s TrafficCommission will be taking a hard look at all Handicapped Parking in the Woburn Center area over the long, summer months.

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Members of Wakefield High School Class of 2019, prom dates and friends gathered at The Savings Bank sign prior to the grand march that preceded the senior prom. From left to right: Julia Morton, Chris Beaudoin, Erich Hickey, Gianna Palmerino, Justin Harding, Grace Collins, Tom Callaghan, Car…

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BURLINGTON – The town will be a lot more secure with the Viken Detection Corporation moving into its new headquarters at 21 North Avenue.

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READING — We can scarcely imagine what it was like to sit on one of the landing crafts, speeding toward the fortified beaches of Normandy, 75 years ago. There are novels, movies, and documentaries that in some small parts encapsulate the experience, but the best way to learn about D-Day is b…

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READING - Local youth hockey players are invited to join Reading resident Julia Higgins on June 22nd, for the 2nd Annual Slap Out Epilepsy hockey clinic, for players ages 7-15 (all levels).  Joining Julia, age 12, will be her cousin, NY Ranger Chris Kreider, and her mentor, Olympian Chanda G…

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We are very fortunate to have the quality of teachers we do have representing the wide range of disciplines necessary for our students to succeed in the very competitive world we live in today. One sterling example is Joe Mulligan, RMHS’ Band Director for the past 4 years.

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BURLINGTON - The famed Connecticut pizza scene is ready to make its mark in Burlington after Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana announced it will celebrate its grant opening by welcoming guests to its second Massachusetts location in the Uno’s space at Burlington Mall.

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WOBURN - A Boston developer's plans for a massive redevelopment of the old Atlantic Gelatin plant recently cleared a significant hurdle after the head of a state agency declared the proposal as complying with environmental regulations.

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The Wakefield Farmers Market (WFM) will launch its 11th season of bringing local farm fare, specialty foods, and artisan products to Hall Park (next to Veterans Field) each weekend from mid-June to mid-October. This year the market will be held on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. startin…

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BURLINGTON - For 20 years, ophthalmology physicians and volunteers from Lahey Hospital & Medical Center have headed to clinics in Santa Ana and San Miguel, El Salvador. There, they provide surgery and other care to patients who have eye disease or are in danger of permanent vision loss.

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WOBURN - Concluding a herculean economic planning effort that began nearly 16 months ago, the City Council recently sanctioned the transformative Woburn Village redevelopment of Mishawum Road's 23-acre Woburn Mall site.

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WWOBURN - Gathering at Connolly Stadium under near-perfect skies, the panel of student speakers representing the Class of 2019 yesterday impelled their peers to endure the adversity of change by embracing the comfort of family, friends, and community.

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BURLINGTON – Sunshine, smiles, and jubilation filled Varsity Field Sunday afternoon as the Burlington High School Class of 2019 celebrated their graduation.

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Reading turns 375 years old this year and what better place to celebrate our history than at the oldest existing structure in town? Parker Tavern, built in 1694, will throw open its doors on June 7 and 8 as part of the Reading 375 Celebration. You won’t want to miss these historic events.

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WOBURN - Predicting the design change will trigger a series of new special permit modifications, Ward 7 Alderman Lindsay Higgins refused to immediately endorse a Burlington developer's request to add a basement to a garage at a West Side subdivision.

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BURLINGTON - Senator Cindy Friedman (D-Arlington), whose district represents Burlington, recently joined her Senate colleagues in voting on a $42.8 billion budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 (FY20), making substantial investments in key areas related to healthcare cost and accessibility, menta…

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BURLINGTON - The 6th Annual Middlesex Math Madness Tournament was held in May at the Memorial Elementary School from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Schools were invited to register 5-member teams of students in grades 4-6 to compete face-to-face.

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WINCHESTER - There will be a Winchester Cultural District walkthrough by Massachusetts Cultural Council on June 12, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Griffin Museum (the last step before getting state approval at their Aug. 21 meeting).  Also, on Friday, June 7, installation of a student art photog…

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The Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department (WMGLD) recently planted 26 more utility-friendly trees under or near power lines on several streets to replace ones that have either been damaged or felled by winds and storms or removed as part of the proactive line maintenance and annual …

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WOBURN - In a scathing rebuke of the homeowners, Ward 2 Alderman Richard Gately vowed to leverage the full breadth of the city's public nuisance powers to protect terrified neighbors in the wake of a shooting near 15 Highland St.

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BOSTON – On Thursday, the Massachusetts State Senate passed a $42.8 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2020 which increases access to quality, affordable health care, significantly expands funding for public education, and makes other targeted investments to provide greater access to opportunity…

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WOBURN - The City Council wants Lord Hobo Brewing Company to demonstrate that an outdoor dining area won't cause significant noise disruptions around the Draper Street business.

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BURLINGTON – A new scheduling format revolving around report cards and parent/teacher conferences at the elementary schools was supported as a pilot by the School Committee.

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WINCHESTER - The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3719 will once again sponsor Winchester’s Memorial Day observance on Monday, May 27. The parade will meet at the Winchester High School campus at 9 a.m. and step-off at 9:15 a.m.

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READING - Local residents are cordially invited to attend a celebration of music, song, and dance celebrating the 375th anniversary of Reading. A Concert for Reading will take place on Saturday, June 1 at 3:00 at the William E. Endslow Performing Arts Center at Reading Memorial High School. …

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WOBURN - Notified about ongoing negotiations between the petitioner and DPW Superintendent Jay Duran, the City Council this week withheld its opinion about whether utility system modifications by Shannon Farm require a special permit modification.

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BURLINGTON – After being postponed until the end of the May Town Meeting warrant, the members passed an item calling for $1,100,000 to complete the Ornamental Street Light Project on Mall Road.

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WINCHESTER - When Jaime Roberts was a young child she dreamed of either becoming an actress on a soap opera, an FBI agent or a professional soccer player. Now 16 years a guidance counselor at Winchester High School, Roberts is known for her compassion, hard work and refusal to let any studen…

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WINCHESTER - It was a simple selfie in front of Winchester Hospital that set off a chain of events no one expected on a dreary Monday morning.

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WOBURN - The City Council will consider yet another proposed change to a new historical preservation ordinance in order to facilitate the conversion of North Woburn's Tidd Home into a mixed-use apartment building.

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BURLINGTON – Town Meeting convincingly supported the remaining Capital Budget items during this week’s second and closing session, including 16 items submitted from the School Department.

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WINCHESTER - During the final night of Town Meeting, members passed Article 41 from the Personnel Board pertaining to wages and salaries, working conditions, new or revised rates of wages and salaries, changes, additions, adjustments or revisions of wages and salaries and in classifications …

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WOBURN - Recently asking the City Council to deposit $750,000 in a special trust fund, Mayor Scott Galvin continues to aggressively tackle the community's massive other-post employment benefits (OPEB) liability.

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BURLINGTON – The most expensive bus contract in recent memory for the district was formally supported by Town Meeting during its second session.

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WOBURN - DPW Superintendent Jay Duran recently classified unauthorized modifications to the Village at Shannon Farm's sewage and drainage systems as unacceptable and likely to cause a "substantial hardship" for city officials and West Side residents.

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BURLINGTON – Town Meeting decisively supported various Capital Budget items during this week’s first session, including 14 items from the Police and Fire Departments, and the Department of Public Works (DPW).

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WINCHESTER – When the United States entered World War II and a pall of mistrust and suspicion fell over “enemy aliens,” Japanese Americans were essentially unknown in Winchester. Yet before the war was over, one native son had formed a link with Japanese Americans and learned to know them as…

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BURLINGTON – Town Meeting supported the fiscal year 2020 Operating Budget of $143,758,021 during Monday night’s opening session at the Burlington High School’s Fogelberg Performing Arts Center.

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WINCHESTER - After a one week postponement to finish gathering proposals, the Select Board attempted to pass Article 14, which would have allowed for the sale or lease of approximately 4,545 square feet of land located at 39 Horn Pond Brook Road. The land sits in the Main Street and Clark St…