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MIDDLESEX - Losing hope that the state would ever respond to Stoneham's asks for financial assistance to help with the construction of a new high school, town leaders in late 2016 briefly questioned whether it would be better to go it alone on the project.

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For many, 2020 can’t end fast enough as the coronavirus pandemic has ruined just about everything including but not limited to attending sporting events, concerts, the theatre and movies, hosting large gatherings, graduations, proms and other school-related activities, and fundraisers.

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MIDDLESEX - When a community that dubs itself as the “Witch City” steps into the public limelight to effectively cancel Halloween, something pretty terrifying must be afoot.

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Joyce Deliyiannis is one busy lady. The Burlington resident and founder of the non-profit Help Me Help Someone, Inc. was a finalist for the Peter J. Gomes Service Award handed out by Congressman Seth Moulton. Deliyiannis was nominated by State Representative Ken Gordon.

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MIDDLESEX - In a no-holds-barred traffic analysis, consultants looking to improve connectivity between downtown Reading and the shores of Lake Quannapowitt explored everything from adding new bike lanes and roundabouts to realigning major intersections by Route 28 through land takings.

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If you’ve turned on your TV in the past month, you’ve no doubt seen a commercial for Question 1 on the November election ballot, Right to Repair. What you may not have seen, though, is a commercial for Question 2, Ranked Choice Voting. In fact, this article right here may be the first time y…

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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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Huntington’s Disease, a fatal genetic disorder that causes a progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain, doesn’t get the attention that Parkinson’s Disease and ALS receive. Then again, those diseases have/had famous spokespeople such as Michael J. Fox for Parkinson’s and Pete Frates, …

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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.