READING - Philmore Phillip II is a 2009 graduate of Reading Memorial High School and a former METCO student who has come back to make a difference in how Black students experience the Reading Public Schools and community.
READING - Reading Municipal Light Department (RMLD) recently joined with 20 other municipal utility providers to ink a historic deal to purcha… Read more
READING – There will be no 200-foot cell tower constructed on Auburn Street. Or at least that seems a reasonable conclusion after a nearly fiv… Read more
Kylie McKenna is a genuine, outgoing and compassionate person. She cares about others, does very well in school and loves to help her community. Her kindness is evident in her words and actions and her effort is evident in her awards. Those who know her say she is kind and trustworthy. One f…
WINCHESTER - Town Meeting chose to indefinitely postpone Article 11 dealing with the town’s code-of-bylaws on construction. The article, if passed, would have added the definition of mechanical landscaping in Chapter 32, section 2. The definition is as follows:
WOBURN - Saying he added landscaping and grading to improve recreational access to a network of walking trails around Horn Pond, local developer Bryan Melanson wants permission to scrap plans for a gate by his Robertson Way residence.
WINCHESTER - Way back during night one of Town Meeting, members passed Article 3 concerning electronic voting. The article asked Town Meeting to use a “proven 21st century voting technology” to record and make public Town Meeting votes.
WAKEFIELD -- Executive Director Margie Daniels is pleased to announce that Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth (MPY) recognized Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical School District Superintendent Edward A. Bouquillon with the 11th annual Dr. Patrick A. Schettini Jr. Memorial Award today …
WOBURN - The city’s Woburn Redevelopment Authority realizes it must get more proactive with its programs and city programs in order to uplift small businesses in the downtown area and elsewhere in the city.
BURLINGTON - The superintendents and athletic directors of the Middlesex League recently held a formal meeting to discuss a potential winter sports season in a world where COVID-19 continues to run rampant.
WINCHESTER – Although quite a hot topic of conversation and conjecture, it may be several months before anything is learned about the cache of human bones discovered at a construction site on Dartmouth Street on Nov. 5.
WINCHESTER - Town Meeting passed two motions under Article 18 to fund various projects supported by the Capital Planning Committee. To pay for these projects, money will come from the Building Stabilization Fund (motion 1) and the Capital Stabilization Fund plus Free Cash (motion 2).
WOBURN - Ward 5 Alderman Darlene Mercer-Bruen hopes to tap into a forgotten traffic improvement fund to pay for the installation of speed calming sign by the busy East Woburn intersection Green and Holton Streets.
Autumn Brian is known for her smile and her outreaching kindness. Her stellar academics prove her success at RMHS. Friends and classmates of Autumn always say that she lights up the room and is an amazing person to be around. One shared, “Autumn is the friend you laugh with all the time and …
The dedication and devotion Nicole has shown to the Reading Community over the past four years has made her an example of success to the students of RMHS. Those who know her recognize her as a friendly face, encouraging to others, and over all, a kind person. Nicole shows these traits with h…
WOBURN - Thanks to the broad support of city officials, Beth Israel Lahey Health Systems (BILH) will likely within a matter of weeks begin processing patient specimens from a brand new drive-through COVID-19 testing site off of Presidential Way.
BURLINGTON - The town of Burlington’s initiative to complete a water pipeline connection to the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) is expected to be completed at least one-year ahead of schedule in 2022.
WINCHESTER - Town Meeting couldn’t decide what to do with Article 21, to amend the current bylaw to allow for the hiring of a Field Marshall to look after both the grass and synthetic fields, so it voted by a slim margin to indefinitely postpone the article until a future Town Meeting, 75-68.
WOBURN - As local officials continue to track the second highest spike in COVID-19 cases since the pandemic peaked last spring, the city will again offer free testing to any Woburn resident at the Showcase Cinemas property on Saturday.
BURLINGTON - There will soon be three stone benches erected around the Burlington Sculpture Park after the Board of Selectmen’s unanimous approval this week.
WINCHESTER - It took a bit of discussing, but Town Meeting eventually passed Article 20 to appropriate $6,050,000 for repairs to the North Reservoir Dam, Gate House and Low Level Outlet.
WAKEFIELD - The Town of Wakefield’s Environmental Sustainability Committee is seeking one or more interested students (ages 15-18) to join the committee as an ex-officio (non-voting) member.
WOBURN - The City Council recently granted Shake Shake permission to add a walk-up customer pickup window to its proposed restaurant at the Woburn Village site.
BURLINGTON – Residential and commercial tax rates will increase yet again after the Board of Selectmen approved the tax classification for Fiscal Year 2021 at its most recent meeting.
WINCHESTER - Kathryn Bowker Haber, born and raised in Winchester, is gearing up for her self-help memoir release due out on Nov. 30. The title of her upcoming memoir is called “Fear Less, Love More: What to Do When the Unexpected Happens.” The book is based on her experience of losing her mo…
BURLINGTON - The number of COVID-19 cases in Burlington have been steadily rising since the end of September, and the trend seems to be getting worse.
WINCHESTER - Sometimes the Personnel Board article at Town Meeting receives lots of discussion and debate as their article tends to deal with union and non-union contracts the town must approve (along with the method to fund each contract). This year, outside of one motion concerning a stipe…
WOBURN - School administrators might exercise their rights to refer lunch account debtors to a collection agency, the School Committee learned during a recent meeting.
WINCHESTER - In another article that engendered discussion but ultimately passed, Town Meeting approved Article 16 to fund traffic studies using $55,000 in Free Cash.
WOBURN - The City of Woburn will offer free COVID-19 testing to all Woburn residents at the Showcase Cinemas property off of Main Street by the Route 128 rotary on Saturday.
BURLINGTON - The new wooden floor for the Burlington High School (BHS) John Vanella Gym was expected to be completed by the start of September, but there was another hiccup in the process.
WINCHESTER - During night two of Town Meeting, the Select Board asked moderator Peter Haley to suspend the rules and take two articles out of order, articles 12 and 13. Possibly figuring A13 would pass more easily and with less discussion, the board asked Town Meeting to vote that one first.…
Sofia Azevedo is a generous and outgoing person who is also an excellent student and a person many look up to. Many of her friends and classmates share that she is a bubbly person who is always smiling. One student shared, “Sofias kindness is contagious and she is just a fun person to be aro…
To the RMHS community, Kate Faucon is a friend and ally to all. For the past four years, Kate has played a vital role on the lacrosse team, winter track, and cheer team, but has also volunteered to make this a better town. Kate's teammates would describe her as someone who brings inclusivity…
WOBURN - School administrators promised to allocate additional attention and resources towards the district's remote-by-choice or virtual academy students after a handful of parents complained about deficiencies with the home-based learning model.
WAKEFIELD - The Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department is participating in a flow rights agreement and hydro power deal which will increase the amount of carbon-free generation in its power portfolio.
WINCHESTER – Wherever candidates for the presidency made personal appearances during this last campaign, the list of stumping-grounds did not include Winchester.
READING MA: The Reading Public Library Foundation is proud to welcome Neil L. Cohen, Esq. as legal counsel to its Board of Directors. Neil, a prominent local attorney and long-time Reading volunteer, is generously volunteering his time to assist the Foundation on legal matters.
WINCHESTER - Town Meeting authorized the Select Board to lease for 99 years or fewer land adjacent to the Winchester Center Commuter Rail Station known as the Waterfield Lot.
WOBURN - After partially copying what Woburn's leaders have been doing for weeks, state leaders last Friday downgraded the community's high-risk COVID-19 status to a moderate "yellow" ranking for the first time since the end of September.
READING – If you only see the tip of the iceberg, there were problems. The Venetian Moon tent, the cell tower plans, the Health Department, parking, and police morale, all 2020 issues that pointed to poor communication.
BURLINGTON - The Gutierrez Company recently presented eight special permit applications and one site plan application for its 300 Summit Drive property in Burlington, off Middlesex Turnpike.
WINCHESTER - The Planning Board split the first night of Town Meeting with some of their articles passing (Article 3), but two key articles ultimately failing. Articles 5 and 6, which some thought amounted to downzoning portions of Main Street, did not receive the full support of the Select …
READING – Town leaders spent much of Tuesday pleading with the young people of Reading to be smart this Halloween. It started with Reading Memorial High School principal Kate Boynton in the morning and continued later at the Select Board meeting.
Grace Brenner is known for her outreaching kindness and inclusivity. Her stellar academics prove her success at RMHS. Aside from her work in the community, her national recognition for horseback riding has been memorable for her and well deserved. She placed second in the National Horseback …
For the past four years, Riley has been included in many different clubs that she’s helped make a difference in. Her friends would describe her as someone that helps promote an inclusive and fun atmosphere. Her teachers would describe her as someone who's outgoing and contributes to the ever…
WINCHESTER - Town Meeting began last night and Town Meeting members debated several articles sponsored by the Planning Board including Article 3 concerning “home occupations.”