WINCHESTER - When the Town of Winchester sent out its RFQ (Request for Qualifications) for the Waterfield Lot next to the Winchester Center Commuter Rail Station, it received more than it may have expected: nine proposals. Out of those, eight were qualified.
WOBURN - A request to term a Hilltop Parkway home as a public nuisance has been referred to the City Council's Liaison Committee for further review after a public hearing in recent days at City Hall.
WINCHESTER - Thanks to the assistance of Toole Design Group, the Town of Winchester now has a good idea how to tackle all the roadwork, bridge work projects upcoming this summer and over the next few years.
WOBURN - The City Council recently clashed over the suitability of a common special permit provision that blocks the transfer of normally restricted property-use rights to new landowners.
WINCHESTER - It appears as though Swim Winchester, the organization attempting to bring a community swimming pool to Winchester (and specifically on Skillings Field), has “ghosted” both the Select Board and the group opposing the location of the pool, The Friends and Neighbors of Skillings Field.
WOBURN - The City Council will not let the state Legislature's latest discourse over a statewide plastic bag ban interfere with the rollout of Woburn's own regulations later this spring.
WINCHESTER - After 18 months, the Master Plan, called Winchester 2030, is nearly complete. It’s been more than 60 years since the town last updated it, so the Planning Board and their partner Jennifer Goldson of JM Goldson had quite the undertaking.
WOBURN — Nine communities in the Mystic River Watershed, including Woburn, announced that they collectively secured $1,161,703 in individual and regional Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) action grants for climate resilience efforts. Of this, nearly 75 percent went to two regional g…
WINCHESTER – In an effort to help connect children, adults and families with outpatient mental health and wellness resources, the Town of Winchester and The Winchester Coalition for a Safer Community are collaborating to launch the William James College INTERFACE Referral Service Helpline. T…
READING – Continuing its historic investment in climate change resiliency, the Baker-Polito Administration yesterday announced $11.6 million in grants to cities and towns through the Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Program.
WINCHESTER - The Select Board received a report on the town budget through December (basically halfway through the fiscal year) from Town Comptroller Stacie Ward at its latest meeting. In the report, she highlights revenue, expenditures, water & sewer, and recreation issues.
Dementia Friendly Reading (DFR) was launched in Reading in late 2017 by community leaders of all ages and backgrounds to establish Reading as a town that empowers those with dementia and their caregivers to feel valued and actively engaged in the community. It is sponsored by the David K. Jo…
WINCHESTER - Experienced candidate Nelson J. Aquino, MS (Master of Science), CRNA (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist), is running for a seat on the Board of Health on Tuesday, March 31 with his main goal being to address public health needs in Winchester and advance resources in the are…
WINCHESTER - Last week, both the Select Board and Zoning Board of Appeals met at the same time. While the ZBA continued its hearing on the 40B project planned for River Street, the Select Board heard from Town Manager Lisa Wong who crafted a letter with some of the board’s comments on the project.
Well over 150 residents jammed the Reading Library’s Community Room January 30th to hear information and to question proponents of the Process
WOBURN - The City Council this week will begin considering a proposed $30 million fire department modernization plan that most notably calls for the construction of a new headquarters facility between Main Street and Forest Park Road by Showcase Cinemas.
WINCHESTER - On Monday, Jan. 27 at the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) meeting, Geoffrey Engler, the developer behind the River Street Project, was again in attendance to speak further on the project. Engler noted that since the last hearing the River Street Project has accomplished a fair amo…
BURLINGTON – The Board of Selectmen’s 3-2 approval of a 14-ft. monument sign for The Shoppes at Simonds Park officially drew the ire of Town Meeting.
WINCHESTER - With the Town Manager’s FY21 budget due by Feb. 15 to members of the Finance Committee for review, Town Manager Lisa Wong afforded the Select Board a sneak peak this week.
WOBURN - Adding five no conditions to the approval, the City Council reconsidered and then reauthorized a special permit for a landscaper's planned move to an old auto repair facility off Green Street.
WINCHESTER - The Select Board held a public hearing back in December to discuss small cell wireless antennas, otherwise known as 5G (Fifth Generation). This new technology is set to replace 4G, which ushered in the era of the cloud. 3G brought along the mobile internet back in the late 90s w…
WAKEFIELD - Souper Bowl of Caring is a youth-inspired, youth-led movement working with other groups including: schools, churches, local businesses, corporations, passionate individuals and NFL teams to tackle hunger in their local communities during the weeks leading up to the biggest celebr…
WOBURN - The owner of the New England Resins property off of New Boston Street last night began the process of preserving the right to pursue a dense housing or mixed-use development on the 16-acre property.
WINCHESTER - Town Engineer Beth Rudolph said Toole Design Group is 99 percent done with plans for two areas around the McCall Middle School, Main Street at Washington Street and Mystic Valley Parkway at Waterfield Road.
READING – Everett (Jack) Nelson, an eighth grader from Coolidge Middle School, selected as Reading’s Project 351 Ambassador, joined other young leaders from across the Commonwealth for the annual Launch and Service Day in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
WINCHESTER - With short-term solutions in place at the Church Street, Waterfield Road intersection including the removal of three parking spaces on Waterfield Road, the Select Board heard from Town Engineer Beth Rudolph and Toole Design Group concerning a bigger redesigning of the area.
WOBURN - The City Council recently authorized Verizon's plan to relocate overhead utility lines by Montvale Avenue and Washington Street to an underground trench.
the 1980 Reading Memorial High School Middlesex league Champions baseball team reunited on Friday, January 17th, at Dos Lobos in North Reading to celebrate the 40-year anniversary of head coach Pete Moscariello's first Middlesex League title. The reunion was part of Reading baseball’s annual…
WOBURN - With Building Commissioner Thomas Quinn declaring the property free of code infractions, the City Council earlier this week declined to classify a Garfield Avenue home as a public nuisance.
WINCHESTER - With just two weeks until the deadline to take out nomination papers, it’s slow going for this spring’s town election. As of this week, only eight residents have pulled papers to run for the various seats available.
READING – Neighbors od the former Daniels House Nursing Home appeared before the Select Board last night in opposition to the planned conversion of the facility into a sober home.
BOSTON – On Jan. 16, the Massachusetts Senate unanimously passed legislation to fight childhood hunger and boost participation rates in school breakfast programs in the Commonwealth’s high-poverty schools. The bill, An Act regarding breakfast after the bell (S.2460), would require all public…
WOBURN - As two landowners preemptively acted to sidestep the proposed legislation, the City Council Wednesday night imposed new housing restrictions within a special overlay district along Commerce Way.
WAKEFIELD - Thank you to all who donated to the Wakefield Food Pantry’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors holiday campaign and made it possible to provide 75,000 meals during the 2019 season and into the New Year.
BURLINGTON – Another innovative business entity, Poly6 Technologies, Inc., recently earned approval from the Planning Board to move into Burlington’s Northwest Park at 164 Middlesex Turnpike.
BURLINGTON - A Search Committee to find a replacement for outgoing Town Treasurer/Tax Collector Brian Curtin has been formally approved by the Board of Selectmen.
WINCHESTER - On Monday, Jan. 13, the Zoning Board of Appeals welcomed Geoff Engler, the developer behind the River Street 40B project, along with his design team to give a brief overview of their architecture which Engler stated is still a work in progress.
WOBURN - The City Council recently agreed to establish the farmstand site by the new Hurld-Wyman Elementary School as the replacement polling station for voters in Ward 3.
MALDEN — Mystic Valley Elder Services (MVES) Healthy Aging Program Group leader Susan Becker of Winchester recently won the Outstanding Leader Award. The Outstanding Leader Award recognizes the dedication and passion of the leaders who positively impact the lives of thousands of adults every…