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WINCHESTER – When Winchester held a grand parade to celebrate its centennial in 1950, the float entered by the Veterans of Foreign Wars carried four veterans representing the iconic scene of the flag raising on Mt. Suribachi at Iwo Jima on Feb. 23, 1945.

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WOBURN - A $20,000 downtown streetscape improvements program by the Woburn Redevelopment Authority has been delayed until at least to to a time after the summer due to the coronavirus epidemic.

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READING - Linda Snow Dockser fully exemplifies the meaning of volunteering and championing community service with abundant experience as an educator, administrator and writer. She’s been a Reading resident for many years and her life’s been packed with doing things for others. Her selection …

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WAKEFIELD - This month, the Nahant Street Yardwaste Site will return to its regular schedule: every Wednesday and Saturday, and the second and fourth Sundays of each month. It will then revert to its traditional schedule, reopening on Saturday, July 11. As of July 15, permits will again be r…

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READING – Thursday evening the School Committee heard a presentation from Superintendent of Schools Dr. John Doherty summarizing last week’s survey of parents, the staff survey, and the guidance from the State Dept. of Education’s for the return to school in the fall which was released that …

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BURLINGTON - With conviction, Town Meeting approved nine items in the Revolving Accounts warrant article, voting to fund a wide range of recurring town department budget items for a total cost of $511,000.

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WOBURN - A pair of Green Street landlords recently unveiled an official proposal to construct a 56-unit apartment building in the South End by the old Boston & Maine railroad tracks.

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WINCHESTER - The town spends roughly $2M annually on energy costs, which include all fuels - buildings, vehicles and lights - according to Energy Conservation Commissioner Susan McPhee. Out of that, Winchester spends the most on electricity, at around $1.2M in FY19 or about 60 percent of the…

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WOBURN - Though expecting COVID-19's budgetary impacts to last at least two years, Mayor Scott Galvin stressed his plans to temporarily bridge dwindling revenue streams with reserve funding instead of eating up some of Woburn's excess tax levy capacity.

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Autumn Goldy is known for her kindness, compassion and dedication. She is outgoing and can be seen throughout the RMHS halls with a smile on her face. Many people share that her empathy towards others makes her an approachable and kind student. Not only is Autumn a kind person, but she is a …

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Bex O’Connor is an outgoing, kind and committed senior at Reading Memorial High School and a part of the class of 2020. She is known by her teachers as dedicated to her studies, as well as kind to her peers. She credits some of her favorite times at Reading Memorial High School as being spen…

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WAKEFIELD - The Wakefield Housing Authority is looking to fill a vacancy of an unexpired five-year term through April 30, 2022 on its Board of Commissioners. This position is to be appointed jointly by the Town Council and the Board of Commissioners. The Board meets monthly on the fourth Wed…

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READING - The Reading Police and Fire Unions have generously donated funds to support local businesses. The donation was used to purchase a supply of 3-ply disposable masks, available to any business owner by contacting the Reading-North Reading Chamber of Commerce at lynn@rnrchamber.com or …

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WINCHESTER - In an attempt to bring additional foot traffic to the downtown area, Winchester’s Select Board closed down Thompson Street (in the area of Main Street and Mystic Valley Parkway) on Thursday, Friday and Saturday night and all day Sunday. However, according to Chamber of Commerce …

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WOBURN - Acknowledging the city's revenue projections could easily spiral off course with a resurgence in the state's COVID-19 outbreak, the City Council agrees with Mayor Scott Galvin's intentions to shore up the FY'21 budget by dipping into municipal reserves.

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WOBURN - City Council President Michael Anderson emerged as the top candidate for a judicial vacancy on the state's Probate and Family Court after being nominated for the post this past week by Mass. Governor Charles Baker.

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READING - With local businesses and out-of-work household heads shouldering substantial financial burdens due to the COVID-19 crisis, Reading school officials will continue providing free meals to children and young adults throughout the summer.

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READING - Local business owners and self-employed workers have just days left to take advantage of a federal assistance program aimed at preventing a massive wave of permanent layoffs due to the nation's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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BURLINGTON - Fresh off creating an official COVID-19 economic task force, the town enacted temporary outdoor seating regulations for restaurants.

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Olivia is a dedicated student who has proven her academic and athletic excellence through her great accomplishments.

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For the past four years, Lisa Li has immersed and devoted her time to her academics as well as maintaining a friendly face to all. She is a kind and inclusive classmate and person in the Reading community, whose passions include biology, reading, playing the piano and spending quality time w…

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WINCHESTER – During the last year of World War II, a battered and frayed American flag hung in the reception hall of 94 Church St., home of Capt. William Buracker, commanding officer of the USS Princeton. The flag came from the aircraft carrier, bombed and scuttled during the Battle of Leyte…

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WOBURN - The Planning Board last night delayed deliberations over a pair of subdivision plans that would freeze housing development rights on properties that sit on either side of the proposed New Boston Street Bridge.

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BOSTON – A Winchester man was arrested Monday and charged with allegedly filing fraudulent loan applications seeking more than $13 million in forgivable loans guaranteed by the Small Business Administration (SBA) for COVID-19 relief through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) under the Cor…

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WOBURN - Hoping to sweeten a potential lease deal with Lahey Health Systems, a Presidential Way landowner intends to tack a 60,000 square foot addition onto the medical service provider's existing information technology (IT) headquarters by the Wilmington line.

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BURLINGTON - A bond issue for $3.5 million that will help fund phases 1 and 2 of the town’s journey to connect to the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) water connection was decisively passed by Town Meeting.

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WINCHESTER - A smaller number of registered voters than usual turned out this Saturday to support School Committee Chair Michelle Bergstrom in her reelection bid. A combination of gorgeous weather, the coronavirus, and the town holding the spring town election on a Saturday in June (the firs…

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READING – The School Committee at their meeting June11 conducted their annual staff recognition honoring retiring educators and those achieving length of service milestones and newer teachers obtaining Professional Teacher Status.