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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…

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Wakefield residents Tom Campbell and Charlotte Hegel (seated) not only enjoyed dinner at the Dockside Restaurant, they also donated to The Savings Bank’s Relay for Life Team, the TSB Lifesavers, during the team’s Dine for Dollars fundraiser at the local restaurant. Team members Debbie Young …

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Editor's note: This is another article in the series of submissions, part of a citizens initiative for Reading'd 375th Anniversary Historical Essay Project

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WINCHESTER - National Grid, replacing pipe in the area of Holton, Cross and East streets near the Woburn line, sought approval by the Winchester Select Board to work in that intersection for up to 10 nights from 7 p.m. - 3 a.m. Fearing concerns by neighbors, the board chose to revisit the to…

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WOBURN - The City Council authorized a rare one-year extension to a special permit that enables a high-tech battery manufacturer to stash three storage containers at its Commerce Way headquarters.

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Reading’s Brigadier General Jack Hammond, now retired, continues his military dedication by directing Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program dedicated to healing the invisible wounds for post-9/11 Veterans, Service Members and their families through world-…

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WOBURN - The city is taking a hard look at lifting a “no parking” restriction for a short distance on Albany Street in East Woburn - a short distance from Montvale Avenue.

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BURLINGTON – The historical property just north of the LaCascia’s Bakery & Deli strip plaza will receive restoration after the Planning Board firmly approved a special permit application for 336 Cambridge St.

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WOBURN - The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) next week will consider a Connecticut-based construction company’s challenge of a cease-and-desist order that forbids the sale of crushed rock and other aggregate materials from the Ledges at Woburn site in North Woburn.

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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.