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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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…
With National Grid contractors reaching several milestones in Wakefield during the off-peak winter season, Eversource expects to soon break ground on its portion of major high-voltage line installation project in two area communities.
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…
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.
Once viewed as the epicenter of the country's economic engine, many now describe old railway sites like those scattered around Woburn's South End as attractive nuisances featuring nothing more than decrepit buildings and warehouses.
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.
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.
For nearly 10 years, the Town of Winchester and the MBTA have been attempting to rebuild the Winchester Center Commuter Rail Station. The project has finally begun to move forward with the MBTA reaching the 60 percent design phase last month.
It has all the workings of a busy quarry: The roar of explosive charges shredding apart buried ledge deposits, the deafening clatter of heavy boulders being ground down into crushed stone, and the sight of excavators and heavy trucks crawling across a barren and earth-torn landscape.
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.
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.
MIDDLESEX - Long viewed as one of Woburn's worst rush hour corridors, it's hardly an area associated with the ability to just slip past traffic.
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 …
Lynnfield’s citizens later this month will cast the latest do-or-die decision regarding the future of the proposed multi-million dollar Wakefield-Lynnfield Rail-Trail project.
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 . . . …
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.
Woburn officials earlier this month began circulating an ambitious fire department modernization plan that would couple the construction of a new headquarters off of Main Street by Route 128 with major renovations to three other firehouses.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
Six years ago, two men responsible for placing two bombs at the finish line of the Boston Marathon shot and killed Wilmington native and MIT police officer Sean Collier as he sat in his police cruiser while on his normal 3 - 11:15 p.m. assignment.
Stoneham's voters could drastically change the political landscape in the community this spring by enacting a trio of Town Meeting initiatives aimed at establishing term limits, blocking municipal workers from holding some public offices, and allowing citizens to recall any elected official.
Scores of area residents intend to descend upon Hopkinton later this spring in an attempt to conquer the world's oldest 26.2-mile road race: The Boston Marathon.
Thanks to Massachusetts School Building Authority funding, Tewksbury has the green light to move forward with plans to build a new elementary school next to the existing Ryan School on Doucette Field, 135 Pleasant St.
With the entertainment industry drastically changing its brick-and-mortar cinema models, a pair of commercial developers hope Lynnfield's voters will likewise change their minds about allowing a movie theater in town.
(Editor's Note: In order to protect the privacy of Jess' family, The Middlesex East agreed to not identify her last name in this story. The letter A, representing anonymous, is used in reference to her last name to honor that agreement).
History buffs might find a stroll through Woburn's fire houses quite informative, especially those venturing to the city's Central Square area, where the community's Station 3 once housed horse-drawn fire carriages.
MIDDLESEX - Over the past two years, perhaps no other issue in Wilmington has sparked more controversy and division in the community than a proposal to erect a 48-bed detox center on a vacant commercial lot by the town's commuter rail station.
With many cities and towns thriving amidst a spectacular construction boom, area home values have burst through the ceiling that collapsed under the weight of the subprime mortgage crisis just about a decade ago.