Middlesex Top Stories

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MIDDLESEX - Unsated by a slimmed down public review process, Reading officials and citizens alike questioned the state's decision earlier this month to move ahead with a so-called "road diet" experiment along Route 28.

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It may be hard to believe, but the coronavirus pandemic isn’t the worst thing to happen in America over its nearly 250 year history. The Spanish Flu, which didn’t actually originate in Spain, killed millions of Americans 100 years ago.

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MIDDLESEX - Considered a way to gauge the reaction of municipal officials and civic groups, plenty of builders test the waters by floating out redevelopment concept plans.

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MIDDLESEX - Though showing remarkable ingenuity and grit, small business owners across the state will likely require state and federal assistance in order to withstand the unprecedented financial pressures caused by the novel coronavirus emergency.

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With a worldwide COVID-19 outbreak spreading locally at an alarming rate in recent days, a handful of area superintendents may soon recommend the cancelation of school-sanctioned field trips and travel.

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Seven years ago, a group formed to help bring a swimming pool to Winchester. Calling themselves Swim Winchester, they have since become a non-profit organization with the ability to privately raise funds for things like a feasibility study, design plans and of course the actually constructio…

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Seven years ago, a group formed to help bring a swimming pool to Winchester. Calling themselves Swim Winchester, they have since become a non-profit organization with the ability to privately raise funds for things like a feasibility study, design plans and of course the actually constructio…

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In an effort to replace former Superintendent-Director Timothy Broadrick who resigned last year to accept a position in New Hampshire at Prospect Mountain High School in Alton, the Shawsheen Technical High School’s School Committee began a superintendent search last fall. Students from Burli…

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Following word last spring about potential mold and air quality issues, not to mention subsequent news about threats to the institution's accreditation, Wakefield's citizenry can finally feel a little hopeful about the future of its high school.

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The Boy Scouts of Spirit of Adventure Council, located in Woburn at 2 Tower Office Park, has just opened a Base Camp Express, also located in Woburn at 2 Tower Office Park. This coincides with the original Base Camp located in Milton.

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In 1920, the Winton Club of Winchester ran its very first cabaret to help support Winchester Hospital. Today, the organization will hit a milestone as #100 debuts on Jan. 28 at Winchester’s Town Hall. Called “Uncorked,” it will celebrate 100 years of memories and moments.

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Had it not been for what he describes as his "hands-on" nature, Woburn resident Judd Doucette's life might have turned out drastically different on Christmas Eve some 75 years ago.

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Anyone in the month of November who sees a man in a police uniform with a bushy beard, a handlebar mustache or any type of facial hair, don’t be alarmed. He’s not protesting the department’s anti-facial hair policy and he didn’t get laid off but forget to return his uniform.

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This Woburnite made his way onto one of America’s best known game shows....

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Another day, another 40B project in Winchester. Last month, the town held a public hearing with the Zoning Board of Appeals for a proposed project at 19-35 River St. (off Cross Street near the Woburn line). A couple of days before that, the Select Board weighed in with some concerns of their own.

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On Sept. 26, 1969, a fire broke out in the Landers family home in Wilmington that claimed the lives of six people: Nancy Susan Landers, 37 years old, and her children David Landers, Jr., 13, William Landers, 12, Kevin Landers, 9, Lisa Landers, 6, and Kathleen Landers, 4. Father David, along …

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Imagine waking up and not knowing where you were or how you got there. Imagine not remembering the people around you: family, friends or caregivers. If that sounds like a nightmare, it’s a reality to the millions of people who suffer from dementia. It’s certainly not a laughing matter . . . …

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For the better part of two decades, an entire generation of parents relied almost exclusively on videotape-cassette-format cameras to capture footage of their childrens’ milestone moments and momentous family gatherings.

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The Rotary Foundation recently awarded a $30k grant to Rotary District 7930 to sponsor a Vocational Training Team (VTT) to Kent, England this past May. Winchester Police Department’s School Resource Officer Sergeant Dan Perenick was competitively selected to join a team of four School Resour…

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It’s going to be a busy summer for the Tewksbury Police Department. The department is hosting two important programs aimed at keeping residents safe while children are out of school.

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In just a few short years, Lord Hobo founder Daniel Lanigan and his team of craft beermakers managed to convince skeptical Woburnites that the city's first brewery wouldn't drag a steady horde of ale-crazed hooligans into town.

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Rightfully plugged as one of the nations' best displays, Boston's evening fireworks spectacular along the Charles River might grab all of the state's major July 4 headlines.

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In a region where many communities rigidly enforced strict minimum 100-seat capacity thresholds and prohibited liquor license holders from serving any patron unless they ordered a meal, it was once rare to stumble across an unlicensed eatery where customers routinely imbibed their own booze.

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This morning, members from the Massachusetts Cultural Council were set to descend upon Winchester’s downtown area for a walk-through and a meeting to determine if the town center would qualify as a cultural district.

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Essentially declaring the northernmost stretches of Main Street as off-limits for any other type of development, Lynnfield's citizens recently defended the area's underlying single-family zoning designation.

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Ask some people about climate change and they might tell you it’s a hoax, not real or even use the ever popular phrase “fake news.” Ask fifth grade student Malia Soderland from the Acera School in Winchester and she’ll give you a completely different answer (spoiler alert: her answer is prob…

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A Middleton builder earlier this month shaved 15 units off of a proposed Chapter 40B apartment complex in Wakefield on the Reading side of Route 128.

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MIDDLESEX - In the end, area leaders conceded that when it comes to large-scale energy installations, public utility companies simply wield too much juice.