READING – It was an introduction that included an aggressive timeline, a familiar name, and an admission the process of replacing Bob LeLacheur started minutes after his surprising August 10 announcement.
READING – The Select Board Tuesday unanimously approved the warrant for the Oct. 18 Special Town Meeting. What wasn’t unanimous was how each of the five members felt about spending additional town money contained in four of the nine articles. One of those articles dealt with the Auburn Stree…
WAKEFIELD — Superintendent David DiBarri and the Northeast Metro Tech Building Committee are pleased to share that the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) has awarded the district a grant of up to $140.8 million grant for a new building.
READING - As the ongoing effort to improve Reading’s downtown parking system continues, the Parking Advisory and Recommendations Committee will meet this Wednesday to discuss the latest plans and ideas.
WAKEFIELD - Northeast Metropolitan Technical High School officials cancelled classes for a second day today as contractors make repairs to a damaged propane line that resulted in the evacuation of the vocational facility yesterday morning.
READING - There are still spots available to participate in the town wide Cornhole Classic at the Reading Fall Street Faire. The top two winners will go home with cash prizes, but everyone knows this event is more about bragging rights.
READING - This Tuesday paving work will be conducted on several roads across town, including the stretch of County Road from Wescroft Road to the cul-de-sac, all of Jere Road, Longwood Road from West Street to 57 Longwood, Prospect Street from Woburn Street to the end of the public way, and …
READING - The Antique Car Show is an annual highlight at the Reading Fall Street Faire. This year we can expect to see upwards of 50 different classic cars on Sunday September 12 between noon and 5 PM at the Faire.
READING – To simplify Tuesday’s three-hour meeting at the library, a question. If you found a $50 bill on the sidewalk, how would you spend it?
READING – With 178 days until the departure of Town Manager Bob LeLacheur, the Reading Select Board spent much of its brief Tuesday meeting laying out the process to replace him.
READING - A number of keynote student speakers will read poems and essays as Reading commemorates the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the Reading Common.
READING - Tuesday evening the Finance Committee, Select Board and School Committee will hold a Financial Forum in which the two bodies will discuss a wide range of issues, including federal grant funding, long-term financial planning, the town’s capital plan and current projects, future proj…
READING - Reading Police have offered free Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) classes for women since 1996, but had to pause the program due to the the COVID-19 pandemic. The classes will now be able to resume starting on Oct. 26.
READING – With less than a month before Reading’s Green Communities Public Forum, the Climate Advisory Committee Wednesday discussed its role as host as well as its bigger goal, a fulltime Sustainability Director for the town.
READING - Thanks to the generosity of Reading’s citizenry, each of the tenants displaced from their homes due to the flooding of a Main Street apartment building last month will receive at least $500 from a local relief fund established by civic leaders.
READING - The DPW’s Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day will take place this Saturday, Aug. 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the DPW garage on New Crossing Road. The collection is for Reading residents only and those who come will be asked for their driver’s license for identification. F…
READING – The School Committee last night decided not to punish member Shawn Brandt in the fiasco which resulted in the identification of a half dozen special education students as part of a public records school email request regarding the U.S. Capital riots last January.
READING – The School Committee at their August 16th meeting ratified the search committee selection of Susan Bottan as Director of Finance. The new hire had been the Director of Finance and Operations for the Wayland schools.
READING – The road to solving Reading’s parking issues took another step Tuesday night, even if the nearly three-hour meeting didn’t include any specific proposals just yet.
READING – The School Committee last night unanimously gave preliminary approval to a COVID mask mandate in in schools for the upcoming school year with several situational exceptions based on instructional objectives for students and teachers. The mandatory mask use for all staff and student…
READING - Congratulations to Coolidge Middle School eighth grader Lilla Eliet, who recently won a $300,000 college scholarship through the Massachusetts VaxMillions Giveaway. Eliet was among the winners of the VaxMillions’ third drawing, along with Leo Costinos of Attleboro, who won the week…
READING - The Reading School Committee next week will consider a reimposition of a universal masking policy for all students and staff members for the start of the 2021-2022 school year.
READING – With mixed-use developments sprouting up in Reading like weeds in your garden, maybe the emotional night in Town Hall Monday was to be expected.
READING — A new sewer pump station due to be installed at Sturges Park is expected to move forward within the next few months, and construction is likely to begin sometime during the fall.
READING - In recent weeks COVID-19 cases have once again begun to spike across the country, and Reading is no exception. After the town reported only one active case on July 1, the town’s most recent update indicated that 37 new cases have been reported over the past month, and that 25 activ…
READING – It all looked so promising in May. The Select Board’s Covid-19 update stopped after the May 18 meeting. On June 3 the Reading Board of Health rescinded all the Covid-19 related orders. It felt like the end was near for the pandemic. But it’s early August, and once again the news is…
READING – Nine members of the Reading community charged with improving our downtown parking met for the first time Tuesday night. Their 2½-hour meeting included introductions, warnings about Open Meeting Law, and a lengthy but failed attempt at picking a date for their second meeting.
READING — When the world began to shut down due to the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, the Reading Public Library followed suit, significantly curtailing access in order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
READING - The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) are conducting overnight pavement marking operations on Route 28 (Main Street) in Reading from Salem Street to the Reading/North Reading town line beginning last night and continuing in the overnight hours through Friday morn…
READING - The saga involving militia members whose armed standoff with police resulted in the closure of I-95 in both directions over the Fourth of July holiday weekend took a new twist when attorneys representing some of the men filed a $70 million defamation and civil rights lawsuit.
READING - After a one year absence due to the pandemic the Reading Lions Club and The Friends of Reading Recreation are very excited to announce that they are resuming their annual 5K Road Race and 1 Mile Walk. The Journey For Sight will take place Thursday evening August 26th at 6 PM here i…
READING - The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project is planning to use a truck mounted aerosol sprayer to reduce mosquito populations. Spraying will be done between dusk and 11:30 PM.
READING — New Reading Schools Superintendent Thomas Milaschewski recently appraised the School Committee of his entry plan as the start of the 2021-22 school year approaches.
READING – As if out of practice, the first in-person Select Board meeting in more than a year produced awkward exchanges, charges that the board violated the Town Charter, and a statement that a proposed board communications change was unfair to the public.
READING - Motorists traveling on the northern side of Main Street should expect some overnight lane closures between Salem Street and the North Reading border over the coming days.
READING -Authorities say 18 children emerged largely unscathed from a school bus involved in a serious collision by the intersection of Charles and Wakefield Streets on Friday afternoon.
READING - Though temperatures won’t compare to the furnace-like conditions that descended upon the region during a June heatwave, Reading Municipal Light Department (RMLD) officials believe July’s peak energy demands will occur over the next two days.
READING – The School Committee last night, July 13th, unanimously approved a three year contract for the Reading Teachers Association. The pact begins September 1, 2021 and calls for annual pay hikes of 2.25%, 2.5%, and 2.5%. Voting with the School Committee to approve the contract was Town …
READING – The discussion of the development at 18 Woburn Ave., has had it share of unexpected turns. Monday night there was another with the developers getting an extension of their public hearing before the Community Planning and Development Commission to Aug. 9.
READING - This week the School Committee is expected to approve its new collective bargaining agreements with the Reading Teachers Association. The vote is among the highlights of Tuesday’s agenda, which also includes discussion of donations by the RMHS PTO and from the Reading Lacrosse Asso…
READING – In May, Reading Town Meeting approved money to create a new position, the Director of Equity and Social Justice. But one longtime resident thinks there’s a much bigger problem facing the town’s 25,000 residents. According to Dr. Jeffrey Everson, Reading needs a Climate Action Coordinator.
MEDFORD - Following a chaotic arraignment process marked by repeated outbursts, a Malden District Court judge yesterday ordered held without bail seven of the 10 men arrested over the weekend for their alleged role in an armed standoff with police along I-95 last weekend.
READING - Held over the weekend on $100,000 cash bail, 10 alleged militia members who reportedly describe themselves as “Moorish sovereigns” will be arraigned in Malden District Court this morning in the wake Saturday’s tense hours-long standoff with Mass State Police on I-95 by the Reading,…
READING - As the towns’ citizenry gets ready to celebrate the long Fourth of July weekend, the community’s COVID-19 outbreak indicators hovered at the lowest levels seen since the novel coronavirus first crossed in Reading in March of 2020.