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WINCHESTER - Richard Nadel, a resident of Maple Road (off Forest Street), came by the Select Board’s meeting this week to alert the members to an issue involving large deliveries from Winchester Hospital in his neighborhood and the noise those deliveries can create, especially during the ear…

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WINCHESTER - DPW Director Jay Gill and new Transfer Station Coordinator Nick Parlee (taking over for the recently retired Norm Doucette) updated the Select Board on commercial hauler rates. Gill started by reminding the board the town’s solid waste contract with Covanta expires next June.

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WOBURN - Absentee ballots are available for all eligible voters citywide for the Municipal Preliminary Election State Election to be held on Tuesday, September 10, 2019. The deadline for filing an application for an absentee ballot in the office of the City Clerk is Monday, September 9, 2019…

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WINCHESTER - Even though attorney Matthew Gordon strongly defended his clients against claims of violations at other liquor stores (not in Winchester), the Select Board ultimately rejected a liquor license transfer from Amberghini, Inc. d/b/a Craft Beer Cellar to Ramila Convenience, Inc. d/b…

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WOBURN - Local developer Scott Seaver will install approximately 200-feet of new sewer lines and expand an easement area for existing utilities in order to relocate a retaining wall by his Shannon Farm townhouse development on the West Side.

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BURLINGTON – The B-Line, a Burlington Public Transit service, is no longer an adequate transportation service for residents and is expected to be replaced by a pilot ride sharing program.

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WOBURN - Having replaced much of its apparatus over the past five years, the city's fire department would obtain money for a new engine truck under a recently submitted capital budget request.

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BURLINGTON – A revised parking plan for the Human Services Building at 61 Center St. is ready for the Planning Board after the Board of Selectmen unanimously supported it.

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WINCHESTER – When the town adopted its first zoning map in 1924, it was clear that industry was to be strictly controlled – no more factories with smoke stacks belching out black clouds into the air, rubbish heaps leaching chemicals into the ground, or waste polluting the river.

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BURLINGTON – Monday night’s Board of Selectmen was foundation-altering for the community after two administrative pillars officially announced their retirement dates.

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WOBURN - Hovey Street residents urged the council to reject a special permit that would facilitate Walgreens Pharmacy's bid to move into the heart of Woburn Center by opening an approximate 10,000 square foot retail store at the former Careway Wellness Center site.

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WINCHESTER - The Select Board approved borrowing in the amount of $217,500 from the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority for work needed in the Church Street, Cambridge Street and Wildwood Street area.

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WINCHESTER - As the Town of Winchester gears up to go back to school, Superintendent Judy Evans spoke to the Winchester Daily Times Chronicle about elementary schools that need updating and how that process is going.

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Deputy Police Chief David Clark has been working with the full authority of The Office of the Chief of Police since last December with the placing on administrative leave of then Police Chief Mark Segalla. David Clark is no stranger to Reading, growing up here, graduating from Reading Memori…

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WOBURN - Ignoring the applicant's request to pull the petition, the City Council this week denied Verizon Wireless a special permit to erect two 15-foot-tall antenna arrays on the top of the three-story Woburn Nursing Center complex by Mishawum Road.

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READING - The Trustees of the Dr. Thomas P. and Edwina H. Devlin Medical Scholarship Fund are pleased to announce that awards were presented to four medical school and three nursing school students at banquet ceremonies held recently at Mandarin Restaurant, Reading.

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WOBURN - The City Council last night sanctioned a proposal to slash by more than half the number of dwelling units proposed for a stalled Woburn Center redevelopment by the corner of Montvale Avenue and Prospect Street.

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The Wakefield Dads Bowling League recently donated $1,560.00 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Stoneham & Wakefield. The League had a dad joke about bowling, but they said they would spare the audience.

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WOBURN - The City Council recently issued two special permits to a national child care provider that plans to erect a new two-story building at the vacant Sons of Italy site off of Lexington Street.

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BURLINGTON - The Massachusetts Appellate Tax Board ruled that the Burlington of Assessors overvalued the Macy’s property in the Burlington Mall from 2014-2016.

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READING - The town of Reading’s retirement system showed a “negative return” on investments in 2018 of -1.39%, according to a report issued in recent days by the Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission.

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WINCHESTER - On Wednesday, July 31, Town Manager Lisa Wong teamed up with the Chamber of Commerce to hold a forum to support local retailers. The Chamber helped reach out to a number of businesses. There were about 20 businesses in attendance at the forum and about two dozen people in attend…

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WOBURN - Quick notification of residents at the Tudor Glen Village apartments at 111 Locust St. in West Woburn undoubtedly saved many from injuries or worse at a two-alarm fire shortly after 8 p.m. on Sunday night.

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WINCHESTER - With all the talk about the shootings in El Paso, TX and Dayton, Ohio on Saturday and Sunday morning, local residents may have missed a (much smaller) shooting that took place in Winchester.

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WINCHESTER - The 7th Glen Doherty Memorial Road Race will be held on Sunday, Sept. 22 in Winchester as a fundraiser to honor a hometown hero.

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WOBURN - The focus of the city of Woburn and its aging fire stations has taken center stage at City Hall these days with some healthy discussion over plans for a new fire headquarters at Forest Park off Main Street near the Route 128 rotary area, coupled with upgrades to three other stations…

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Meghan Ebbitt and Olivia McElwain have recently been appointed our Reading Public Library’s newest librarians, succeeding Corinne Fisher and Brenda Wettergreen who recently retired after a combined 72 years of library service to our town. Meghan and Olivia will work in Children’s Services as…

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BOSTON – Senator Michael O. Moore (D-Millbury) and Representative Michael S. Day (D-Stoneham) announced the filing of legislation aimed at curbing bias incidents and hate crimes in public schools across the Commonwealth.

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Wakefield - Massachusetts Municipal Light Plants (MLPs) are well ahead of the New England region and Massachusetts independent owner utilities (IOUs) with lower-emitting resource mixes, lower carbon emission portfolios, and proactive investments in advanced energy technologies, according to …

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WOBURN - The Woburn License Commission has left the door open by a crack at the former Waxy O’Connor’s site at 1 Rainin Road in East Woburn to allow the lease-holder time to find a new - more responsible - tenant for the highly-visible site.

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WINCHESTER - In order to make it safer for children walking to Muraco School (33 Bates Road in Winchester off Washington Street between Cross and Swanton streets), the Select Board voted to authorize the Town Manager, DPW and Planning Board to proceed with design and construction of a sidewa…

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WOBURN - Woburn Police were called on Monday afternoon to help with a search for a missing oxygen tank at a home at 12 Hudson Street in the South End.

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READING — Four years ago, the Town of Reading created a seven-year Economic Development Action Plan designed to help grow the community’s economic footprint. As part of those efforts, the town created the economic development director position to ensure the plan was carried out effectively.

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WINCHESTER - Earlier this month, Town Manager Lisa Wong discussed the idea of partnering with E-scooter company Spin to bring electronic scooters into town. On Monday night, the Select Board heard from Spin’s partnership manager Ashley Brown about the company, the scooters and how the town a…

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WOBURN - Now eligible for housing density waivers, the proposed redevelopment of North Woburn's Tidd Home can now move forward under a revised historical property preservation ordinance.

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BOSTON – Senator Patricia Jehlen, Senator Jason Lewis and Representative Michael Day have announced that the recently passed state budget includes major investments in the Town of Winchester and funds a number of its fiscal priorities.

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WOBURN - In a deal brokered with Cummings Properties, Edens LLC officials intend to create a new gated access-way behind the Woburn Mall site that will facilitate residential traffic flow onto Commerce Way from the future Woburn Village development.

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BURLINGTON – The School Committee recently awarded a 5-year bus transportation contract to Trombly Motor Coach Service, Inc. at an annual cost of $2.1 million, forcing them to move forward with a placeholder for September Town Meeting.

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BOSTON – The state legislature has taken its first step to move forward a bill that would require public notice in the event of sewage discharges into waterways. The legislation, sponsored by Senator Patricia Jehlen (D-Somerville), who represents Winchester, Representative Linda Dean Campbel…

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BURLINGTON – Residents are doing the “hokey pokey” after finding out the Oki Poky restaurant will be locating on 3rd Ave. in Northwest Park.

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WINCHESTER - The Town of Winchester has been making great strides in incorporating electric vehicles into the community.