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WOBURN - Though the petitioner still needs to submit a site drainage plan, the City Council recently extended a conditional approval of a local contractors' proposal to erect a new mixed-use building on the edge of downtown.

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WOBURN - With Ward 5 Alderman Darlene Mercer-Bruen's blessing, the City Council recently sanctioned Safelite Auto Glass' proposed takeover of the former JN Phillips building off of Wildwood Avenue.

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WINCHESTER – The characters which award-winning author Edward Hamlin creates may spring from various wells of inspiration, but for his new novel several have reached out to his imagination from Winchester, specifically the Sanborn House, home of his ancestors.

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WOBURN - The percentage of residents testing positive for COVID-19 fell to its lowest level since the beginning of November, according to a community-level outbreak report released yesterday.

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WINCHESTER - As time ticks by and Winchester gets closer to spring Town Meeting in late April/early May, Town Manager Lisa Wong’s budget continues to take shape. As of now, she projects a $136.3M budget.

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BURLINGTON - The Lahey Clinic Foundation, Inc. earned a long-awaiting approval during the most recent Planning Board meeting capping off the final aspect of Lahey Hospital & Medical Center’s massive expansion project that began over six years ago.

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For the past four years, Dan has immersed and devoted his time to his academics and athletics at Reading Memorial High School, landing positions and grades that are well deserved. Dan is a friendly face in the Reading community, whose passions include sports, volunteering, and spending quali…

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Joanna Coram is an incredible student, kind friend, and amazing person who has made a mark on the school, community and town. Her academic achievements are noteworthy and worthy of recognition, but more importantly her kindness has made her stand out among the crowd. Her friends and family s…

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WINCHESTER - The Parish of the Epiphany warmly accepted new Rector Reverend Nicholas Myers whose first Sunday was on Jan. 17. Reverend Myers recently moved to the south side of Winchester with his family from Littleton, Colorado in South Denver. He and his family moved to Winchester to join …

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WINCHESTER - The Select Board gave the green light to changes made by Recreation Director Nick Cacciolfi to the town’s field policy. The recreation director said changes hadn’t been made since 2013 and the old document contained some outdated practices and confusing language.

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WINCHESTER - Thanks to the work of the Climate Action Advisory Committee, the Select Board authorized the town to apply for a MassEVIP grant for two high speed charging stations for electric vehicles and the spots to place the stations: Skillings Field parking lot and/or Shore Road.

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WOBURN - The local library's top brass resigned under protest on Tuesday afternoon, while just hours later, the City Council unanimously endorsed a reform package that would empower Mayor Scott Galvin to hire and fire the department's library director.

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READING - The Reading Public Library Foundation (RPLF) recently announced the appointment of Mrs. Stephanie Filipski as its newest Director. Stephanie offers a very unique combination of high-level quality engineering experience to her employer SimpliSafe, with a community commitment advanci…

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WOBURN - The City Council recently authorized a minor modification to a special permit issued to electric carmaker Telsa to construct a bank of charging stations in the parking lot of Commerce Way's Target store.

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WOBURN - The aldermen recently revisited its January issuance of a first class sales license to a Four Corners car dealership after City Council President Lindsay Higgins realized the local business recently agreed to pay a $1 million fine for unemployment fraud.

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READING – Three finalists have been selected in the search for a new Reading Superintendent of Schools. The candidates are Arlington High School Principal Dr. Matthew Janger, Tom Milaschewski, a Doctoral Candidate at Harvard and School Supt. in residence for the Medford Public Schools, and P…

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To the RMHS community, Domenic is a leader, teammate and friend. He is a very outgoing and open person who values the relationships he has with fellow classmates. His work as captain of the RMHS Varsity Football team has shown his dedication, hard work and effort.

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The dedication and devotion Marisa 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 being an encouraging and motivating classmate, but more importantly a friendly face. Marisa shows the…

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READING - Local public safety and health officials late last week reluctantly shelved plans to manage large-scale vaccination clinics after state leaders made clear cities and towns will play a limited role in COVID-19 immunization efforts.

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WINCHESTER - Two bridge projects continue to move forward with one ready to begin this year. The penultimate flood mitigation project, the Swanton Street bridge culvert, could begin this spring. The Lake Street bridge project, meanwhile, remains without a timetable (the project currently sit…

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READING – For Coleen O’Brien, it was much like a trip to the grocery store. As the Reading Municipal Light Department’s General Manager, she was shopping for renewable energy for the four towns RMLD serves. She had her list, and biomass was on it, right there in RMLD Policy 30.

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BURLINGTON - The Lahey Clinic Foundation, Inc. recently went back in front of the Planning Board to discuss plans regarding the construction of a permanent helideck at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center on Burlington Mall Road.

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WINCHESTER - When it rains, it pours. The town needs to replace three 10-year old boilers at the Muraco Elementary School. According to DPW Director Jay Gill, the problems involve heating failures and carbon monoxide alarms.

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READING – The School Committee cooked up another two minute budget session last night and unanimously adopted the $49,695,998 fiscal year 2022 budget proposed by Superintendent of Schools Dr. John Doherty.

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BURLINGTON - Azzur, a life science consulting and project management company that supports early phase, small-scale life science industry manufacturers through its unique program, recently earned unanimous approval for its proposal to reuse the property at 60 Blanchard Road.

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WINCHESTER - Town Moderator Peter Haley, who isn’t seeking reelection and, therefore, won’t be moderator at the next session of town meeting in April, nonetheless requested that spring Town Meeting be held virtually as it was last year (and as fall Town Meeting was last November).