BURLINGTON - Town Meeting passed a $1,240,000 warrant article that will upgrade Burlington’s public safety communications equipment.
READING – The School Committee last night (March 13) unanimously approved Supt. of Schools Dr. John Doherty’s choice for Assistant Superintend… Read more
To those who know her, Carolyn is someone who is kind and always sporting a smile. She’s a continuous volunteer around the Reading Community, as well as a role model to the many students she plays sports with and teachers too. Teachers share that she has a determination for her academics and…
WINCHESTER - Although Town Meeting has yet to pass the entire budget (that should come on Monday, May 17 when members reconvene for night 5), it did pass several line items (including the education portion discussed previously).
READING - While some municipal buildings have remained shuttered since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit more than a year ago, staffers at the Reading Public Library will early next week reopen their Middlesex Avenue facility for the second time.
WOBURN - The general public, Woburn License Commission, city officials and visitors to the city have gotten use to changes in the restaurant scene, package store and clubs over the years.
BURLINGTON - During a tedious first night for Town Meeting this past Monday, the body convincingly passed just two of the 16 fiscal year 2022 capital budget items.
WAKEFIELD –In December 2020, the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) invited Wakefield to collaborate in conducting a feasibility study for a potential construction project to renovate or rebuild Wakefield Memorial High School.
READING – Massachusetts Department of Transportation officials made another virtual visit to Reading Tuesday night, updating residents on the Main Street Road Diet project. There was talk of crash data, speed, Bagel World, and both tweaks and re-evaluated tweaks to the project. For the most …
WOBURN - The owners of an East Woburn car repair shop recently obtained the city’s permission to expand into the auto accessories and customization market by opening up a new garage in North Woburn.
WOBURN - With the city's Special Permits Committee still scrutinizing the proposal, the City Council recently took no action on an Indian grocer's request to open a new store within the Staple's store plaza off of Washington Street.
Editor’s Note: Outgoing Schools’ Superintendent Dr. John Doherty delivered the following remarks to Town Meeting members and citizens who watched the virtual assembly’s deliberations over the town’s proposed FY’22 operating budget. Town Meeting passed the $125 million spending plan, which in…
BURLINGTON – In a hybrid setting, Town Meeting firmly supported the fiscal year 2022 Operating Budget of $152,291,800 during last night’s opening session. The Operating Budget is made up of all the town departments and their respective budgets for fiscal year 2022, which were all approved by…
WINCHESTER - Town Meeting began discussing the budget late last week and managed to pass the first two motions pertaining to the Building Stabilization Fund ($3,377,767) and Capital Stabilization Fund ($2,939,922). Both motions passed unanimously.
READING - A screening committee recently selected three job finalists for the Birch Meadow Elementary School principal’s post being vacated by school administrator Julia Hendrix next month.
BURLINGTON - O’Reilly Auto Parts has filed three special permits and a minor engineering change to locate in the former Burlington Auto Supply building at 207 Cambridge Street.
WINCHESTER - While the third time is usually the charm, the third go ‘round for Town Meeting in a virtual setting currently lacks any. In short, the coronavirus pandemic can’t end soon enough.
READING - After marching steadily towards a highly sought after COVID-19 ‘green’ label, public health metrics released yesterday indicate that Reading suddenly lost its inertia towards that low-risk pandemic classification.
As a strong student, accomplished athlete and an excellent role model, Sophia McGonagle is worthy of recognition. Her work and time spent helping the community make her an important student of the senior class. Teachers and classmates of Sophia often say she is a very kind person and is alwa…
For the past four years, Maeve Dwyer has immersed herself in many different clubs and teams that she’s helped make a difference in. Her classmates would describe her as determined as well as encouraging. Maeve has loved the time spent within the community as well as her time inside the schoo…
WOBURN - The City Council lodged no objections to a proposed zoning amendment aimed at allowing a series of North Woburn businesses to establish temporary access roads into their sites during the construction of a restored New Boston Street bridge.
READING – During Tuesday’s Town Meeting, Bob LeLachuer gave a quick overview of town government’s portion of the FY22 budget. At the beginning of the Town Manager’s presentation, he told Town Meeting members, most of whom were watching virtually from their kitchens, family rooms, or bedrooms…
WINCHESTER - Before debating articles 6 and 8 on Monday night, Town Meeting passed the “consent agenda,” which make up several articles that rarely receive any discussion. This year, those articles were 9, 10, 12, 13, and 25-28.
WINCHESTER - After a lengthy discussion, Town Meeting voted to press pause on Article 8, to create a special revenue source to fund the sustainability director position. Instead, Town Meeting will take up the article at a “time certain” or directly following Article 20, which pertains to the…
READING - Schools’ Superintendent Dr. John Doherty vowed to cooperate with local authorities as they investigate the discovery of a swastika inside a boys bathroom at the Coolidge Middle School.
WINCHESTER - Night 2 of Town Meeting took up two articles, with both receiving a good hour and a half worth of discussion. Only one of those articles actually passed. At this rate, spring Town Meeting will turn into summer Town Meeting.
WOBURN - This year, Woburn educators have gone above and beyond to support their students and our community! Join us in honoring their outstanding efforts with a Woburn’s Awesome Teacher Tribute. This program is the perfect way to send a personal message of thanks to your special teacher and…
BURLINGTON – The School Committee formally voted to endorse the capital projects that will be on the warrant for Town Meeting on Monday, May 10, at 7:30 p.m.
WINCHESTER - With Town Meeting set to resume tonight at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom (residents can watch through WinCAM), members can now take up financial articles including the FY22 budget. Last week, Town Meeting heard from the chairs of the School Committee, Board of Health and Select Board about…
READING - A screening committee recently selected four job finalists for the assistant superintendency position being vacated at the end of this academic year by veteran central office administrator Dr. Christine Kelley.
WOBURN - In a financial move that should pay huge dividends for the city in the years to come, Mayor Scott Galvin in recent days again called for a $750,000 deposit into a special trust fund established to cover the community's massive other-post employment benefits (OPEB) liabilities.
WINCHESTER - Prior to the warrant articles that received debate, Town Meeting heard from Finance Committee Chair Enzo Rascionato about the town’s financial status over the past fiscal year. The FinCom chair called FY21 an “unprecedented year” that caused a “long, challenging budget cycle.”
READING - With the state’s low-risk outbreak label coming within the community’s reach, the percentage of residents testing positive for COVID-19 fell to its lowest level since the second week of November of 2020.
To the Reading Memorial High School community, Chloe Powell is one of the most passionate and determined individuals. Staff and students would often describe her as a kind person who brings a lot of knowledge to her classes. She is an extremely smart and driven student, worthy of recognition.
To the Reading community, Mia Pantano is a kind friend to all. Her teachers label her as an outgoing and inclusive classmate and friend who always has something to add. The impact Mia has made on the Reading and RMHS community will always be remembered because of the continuous smile she has…
WOBURN - Designating the small family-run business as appropriate for the space when contrasted with higher-impact corporate competitors, the City Council recently sanctioned a local couple's plans to open a bagel shop on Washington Street.
BURLINGTON - Discussions pertaining to the initial timeline for the Fox Hill Project began at the School Committee level this past Tuesday night.
WINCHESTER - Surprisingly, Town Meeting only featured one Planning Board article, number 3, and it passed without much fanfare. It’s surprising because the Planning Board tends to put three or four articles forward that spark much debate (and even some controversy).
READING - Declaring Reading as a community “dedicated to fostering an environment of inclusivity”, town leaders yesterday reiterated they admitted no fault in settling a federal discrimination complaint and lawsuit earlier this month with the owner of the old Daniels Nursing Home.
WOBURN - City Council President Edward Tedesco recently predicted that a dilapidated Elm Street residence with a collapsed roof will be razed to the ground in the coming weeks.
BURLINGTON - It took 10 years of negotiating between the town of Burlington and Nordblom Company, but a settlement was finally reached resulting in the Nordblom Water Agreement.
WINCHESTER - Following a long discussion about Article 4, another Town Meeting article that engendered debate concerned Article 7 to authorize the Select Board to lease, sell, convey, release or otherwise dispose of any interests in a portion of the land located at 20 Glenwood Ave., containi…
READING - The Town of Reading will reportedly issue the permits required for a sober house operator to take over the former Daniels Nursing Home at 59 Middlesex Ave., according to Town Counsel Ivria Fried.