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Northeast Metropolitan Technical High School officials could be just months away from recommending a final plan to address the litany of space and building system issues within the half-century-old complex in Wakefield.

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For travelers in Winchester, Woburn, Stoneham, and Wilmington (or anyone who uses the commuter rail to head south toward Boston or north toward Lowell) expect changes and shutdowns to the Winchester Center MBTA station sometime in the next five months.

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MIDDLESEX - With even veteran central office administrators appearing dazed by an ever-changing influx of state guidelines and mandates, it’s little wonder that some residents are confused about what the start of the 2020-2021 school year will look like in area communities.

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MIDDLESEX - Utilizing an extensive contact network built up during the course of a 20-plus year career in wildlife photography, Woburn resident John Harrison travels extensively around New England to capture shots of large raptors and other rarely seen bird species.  

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Following the death of George Floyd, a Black man, at the hands of a White Minneapolis police officer, Americans are now paying closer attention to the way the country treats minority citizens and groups, such as members of the Black community, Hispanic community and Native American community…

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MIDDLESEX — Less than a decade ago, Stoneham's local Boys & Girls Club, seeing membership and programming decline as the bedroom community's population grew older and grayer, jumped off the literal and figurative deep-end in the hopes of making some splashes aimed at boosting membership.

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MIDDLESEX - For a hot rod enthusiast, the names don’t get much bigger than Donald “Don” Garlits, the drag racing legend who shattered numerous top speed records during a Hall of Fame career.

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It’s officially July, which means warm weather, beaches, and barbecues. And for many Americans, even as the coronavirus continues to rage and wreak havoc on more than two-thirds of the nation’s states, it means no more social distancing or mask wearing. Of course, there wasn’t much social di…

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In times like these, everyone could use a big wish. With COVID-19 still wreaking havoc, forcing businesses, schools and even parks and beaches to close, and racial strife at levels not seen since the 1960s, one big wish would really come in handy.

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Two Reading brothers have stepped up to help in the fight against COVID-19 by using their business, originally designed to produce handcrafted leather goods, to now produce Personal Protective Equipment.

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MIDDLESEX - Municipal leaders from a number of area communities say the COVID-19 crisis threatens one of New England’s most cherished and time-honored institutions: Town Meeting assemblies.

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MIDDLESEX - A handful of Lynnfield residents and town officials recently predicted that a changing climate will likely exacerbate existing water supply issues, potentially threaten the community's Reedy Meadow and Beaver Dam Brook conservation areas, and result in widespread flooding and sto…

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While all school buildings in Massachusetts have completely shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, learning continues throughout the state either online or via home-schooling. But it’s definitely not business as usual as many communities cancel proms and graduations. May, a time of excit…

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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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In these trying times thanks to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), food banks and other non-profit organizations become inundated with calls for assistance as people lose jobs, income or worse, get sick. This is why it’s so important for those with the ability to do so, to donate what they ca…

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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 …