Middlesex Top Stories

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The Boston Marathon bombings changed the lives of countless people, not to mention took the lives of several others including eight-year old Martin Richard, Krystle Campbell and Lü Lingzi. A fourth victim, Wilmington native and MIT Police Officer Sean Collier, was killed while he was on duty…

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Area environmentalists can’t wait to install a new fish ladder by Woburn’s Scalley Dam after a record number of herring splashed their way into Horn Pond and other bodies of water along the Mystic River watershed in 2022.

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While most cities and towns have four questions to answer during the general election on Nov. 8 including the so-called “millionaire’s tax,” changes to dental insurance, changes to liquor licenses, and whether or not to uphold a vote by the state legislature to allow undocumented immigrants …

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Very rarely will residents support a 40B project in their neighborhood (unless the development team works closely with them to make sure the project fits with the neighborhood in style and size). Typically, when residents hear about a proposed 40B project they petition the town’s governing b…

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In some respects, Winchester and Woburn are fierce rivals. Every Thanksgiving, the two football teams go head-to-head to see who is the king of the gridiron. Off the field, however, the two neighboring communities can work together, as evidenced by one Woburn family’s dedication to Wincheste…

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While most hunkered down in their homes and dared not even let groceries into their domiciles without first drowning the sundries in disinfectant, they patrolled Reading’s streets and rushed the community’s first COVID-19 patients to area hospitals.

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The passing of legendary Celtics player Bill Russell brought up memories of a time when the Boston Celtics dominated the NBA, with Russell’s Celtics winning 11 of 13 championships (and Russell himself never losing in a game 7 - or any elimination game for that matter). 

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After watching other cities and towns for years now rake in the financial benefits from retail cannabis sales, Woburn Mayor Scott Galvin is ready to make his community the first in the Middlesex East region to open a recreational pot shop.

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The Professional Center for Child Development (PCCD) announced that Anderson School special educator Rhonda Boudreau has been awarded the Massachusetts Association of Approved Special Education Schools (MAAPS) highest honor for excellence in teaching.

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With the Montvale Avenue area site slated to become one of the largest life sciences campuses outside of Boston proper, motorists heading down I-93 southbound can’t help but notice the dramatic transformation taking place at Woburn’s old Atlantic Gelatin plant.

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MIDDLESEX EAST -  Stoneham officials and state highway planners a quarter century ago first began eyeing a potential makeover of the southern gateway into Stoneham via Route 28 by the Hall Memorial Pool complex.

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Five years ago, Winchester made the decision to send two building projects, the Lynch Elementary School and the Muraco Elementary School, to the Massachusetts School Building Authority for help with funding. While the town knew the chances were slim the MSBA would agreed to fund both project…

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Nearly a year after Stoneham drastically tightened the community’s stormwater design standards, a Framingham-based developer recently pledged to invest at least $1 million to improve drainage system capabilities around the town’s solitary flood plain.

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This year, as most people focus on the mid-term elections for governor, senators (US and state) and representatives (US and state), there are other important races that will appear on the September and November ballots. One is the race for state auditor.

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MIDDLESEX - Though likely a small comfort to families who lost loved ones to the prescription and synthetic drug epidemic, area communities will recuperate nearly $4.3 million expended in the now decades-long battle against opioids, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey revealed last week.

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Reading native Tyler Walsh, currently a senior studying Broadcast Journalism at the University of Miami (or “The U” as students commonly refer to it), just received some exciting news: he, along with his team, was nominated by the Television Academy Foundation’s prestigious 41st College Tele…

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Left with just weeks to respond to the inevitable loss of the emergency pandemic measure, town officials in Stoneham recently bemoaned the quiet removal of an outdoor dining extension that had been tucked inside a $101 million COVID-19 response bill.

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MIDDLESEX - Moving swiftly after failing to meet new state testing standards in recent months, leaders in Burlington and neighboring Woburn will spend roughly $33 million to eliminate traces of polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from their local drinking water supplies.

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MIDDLESEX - Once the financial can that everybody just loved to just kick down the road, it’s a massive liability that Woburn Mayor Scott Galvin several years ago described as the “800-pound gorilla in the room” that could no longer be ignored.

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2021 marked the 100-year anniversary of the closing of Penikese Island in Buzzard’s Bay, off the coast of Massachusetts. From November 1905 to March 1921, the State of Massachusetts administered a hospital for people with Hansen’s Disease (formerly known as leprosy) on the barren 74-acre isl…

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MIDDLESEX - Ever since the busy Boston Regional Medical Center (BRMC) complex across from Spot Pond closed its doors for good nearly 20 years ago now, Stoneham officials eagerly facilitated nearly every effort by Burlington’s Gutierrez Company to redevelop the sprawling commercial site.

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MIDDLESEX - Officials in Woburn and Wilmington long insisted that the reconstruction of the New Boston Street bridge will spark a new wave of redevelopment by Anderson Regional Transportation Center.