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WOBURN - Aiming to remedy legal liabilities associated with the old regulations, the City Council last night approved sweeping changes to the city's mitigation ordinance.

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READING — For decades the Daniels House Nursing Home has offered a safe place for local seniors, with its small property nestled into a quiet residential neighborhood across from the Reading Public Library.

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BURLINGTON – Total Wine & More isn’t wasting anytime expanding its footprint in Burlington Crossroads at 34 Cambridge St.

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WINCHESTER - The Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS) announced their new 155th president, Dr. Janis Moriarty, a Winchester general dentist, on June 7 at the Annual Session of the MDS House of Delegates in Newton. The MDS is a 5,000-member professional association and a statewide constituent o…

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WOBURN - In an attempt to save the proposed redevelopment of North Woburn's Tidd Home, the City Council may grant itself the authority to waive housing density caps within the community's new historic building preservation regulations.

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WOBURN - With its Ordinance Committee this week embracing the proposal, the City Council will likely soon enact a sweeping overhaul of the community's mitigation ordinance.

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BURLINGTON – The School Committee awarded a 5-year bus transportation contract to Trombly Motor Coach Service, Inc. at an annual cost of $2.1 million during a special meeting, Tuesday night.

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WINCHESTER - With FY19 having come to a close on June 30, Town Comptroller Stacie Ward updated the Winchester Select Board on the town’s financial status through May 31.

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WOBURN - Acting on the advice of the city solicitor, members of the City Council's Special Permits Committee recommended a national child care corporation receive needed zoning waivers to construct a new franchise at the Sons of Italy site in West Woburn.

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WOBURN - Blocked by Eversource from pursuing a mutually-agreed upon compromise, local developer Scott Seaver now wants to push back a retaining wall at the Shannon Farm townhouse site in order to make room for sewer connections.

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BURLINGTON – Del Frisco’s Grille recently earned approval from the Board of Selectmen to allow a 3-piece band to perform on its second-floor patio.

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READING - School Committee Chair Elaine Webb has issued the following statement regarding the leave of absence by Superintendent of Schools Dr. John Doherty. Doherty announced at the end of the School Committee meeting June 27, that he would be taking a leave of absence starting June 28.

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WINCHESTER – 30 young participants from Studio on the Common Summer Art Camp were treated to a special book reading this week. Local author Maureen Harrington brought her inspirational children’s book “Ivy the Very Determined Dog” and its star, Ivy, a disabled French Bulldog, to visit the as…

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WOBURN - The City Council recently granted a Woburn Center landlord permission to double the size of a new retail suite at the old Moore & Parker building site by moving a downscaled function hall into an unplanned basement space.

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BURLINGTON – Just when the School Committee thought the district’s new transportation contract was a done deal after Town Meeting supported the 5-year deal worth roughly $2.2 million, the Inspector General’s Office had other ideas.

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WINCHESTER - With so many communities going “green” nowadays, Winchester Town Manager Lisa Wong looked into partnering with an electronic scooter company called Skinny Labs Inc. dba Spin.

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WINCHESTER - The Winchester Select Board approved a request from National Grid to conduct night work in the area of Holton, East and Cross Street near the Woburn line from 6 - 12 p.m. over the course of two consecutive nights with a third night to follow a week or two later.

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BURLINGTON – A comprehensive plan created by the Conservation Commission for the present and future objectives of the town’s open and recreation space was unanimously approved by the Board of Selectmen.

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Our 375th Birthday Celebration is now in the history books with residents, businesses, town employees and participants expressing much appreciation for the events and their planners for providing such a memorable 15-day event.

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WOBURN - The City Council lifted a special permit restriction that forbid the sale of food items from the drive-through lane of the Dunkin' Donuts store at the South End's McSheffery's Mobil Station.

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WOBURN - Against the advise of the neighborhood's alderman, the City Council recently okayed a Burlington developer's request to tack a basement onto a two-bay garage in a West Side subdivision.

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WINCHESTER - Peggy Walker, a Winchester resident and English Language Arts teacher who spent the past 19 years teaching at McCall Middle School, will be retiring in September. Walker and her four siblings were born and brought up in Winchester and all five of them graduated from Winchester H…

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The Wakefield Lodge of Elks #1276 is happy to announce that this year there were ninety scholarships, totaling $71,850 awarded to students from the Wakefield Lodge Jurisdiction. Among these awards the lodge had three students who were state finalists for the Elks National Foundation’s Most V…

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BURLINGTON – The Planning Board convincingly supported a special permit allowing Macy’s to open a Starbucks coffee kiosk in its Burlington Mall department store.

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WOBURN - Demanding additional details about the proposed third-party materials' pickups, the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) late last week refused to sanction the sale of processed rock from the Ledges at Woburn site off Route 38 by the Altavesta Elementary School.

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WINCHESTER - The Winchester Select Board last week approved changes to the Council on Aging’s Senior Citizen Community Service Reimbursement Program that allows seniors over 60 years of age to work 125 hours a year within town dedicated sites (schools, libraries, Town Hall, COA, etc.) to ear…

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WOBURN - Local developer Scott Seaver again obtained permission to reconfigure the upper levels of a Four Corners area office building off of Russell Street into residential apartments.

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WINCHESTER - After not being able to come to an agreement with the owner of 123 Wildwood Street concerning a piece of land, the Select Board voted unanimously to approve a land taking. The owner of the land will receive $2,900.

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WINCHESTER - In an effort to save money, the Winchester Select Board chose to implement a summer trial period for new hours at the Transfer Station on McKay Avenue. Board members favored an option that cuts back hours on Thursday to 3 - 7 p.m. only (previous hours were 12 - 7 p.m.).

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WOBURN - Worried the zoning change will trigger waves of oversized apartment building conversions, the City Council will carefully vet an initiative aimed at facilitating the the reuse of North Woburn's Tidd Home.

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BURLINGTON – The current bell schedule at Burlington High School (BHS) is not meeting the needs of the district, so a plan has been put forth to make some necessary adjustments.

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WINCHESTER - The Winchester Select Board voted to approve the designs for two projects that would impact traffic around the McCall Middle School on Main Street. One concerns the intersection of Main Street and Washington Street and the other concerns the intersection of Mystic Valley Parkway…