WINCHESTER - The Select Board chose to stay the course, the one they laid out for Town Meeting last spring regarding the town’s water & sewer rates. At the time, Town Meeting passed an increase of 3.5 percent for FY23 and was told the plan called for 6.5 percent increases over the next f…
BOSTON – Reading will receive $594,466.76 in Chapter 90 state funding to help maintain its roads and bridges under a proposed $350 million tra… Read moreReading to receive $594K for local road and bridge projects
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WOBURN - The city’s Retirement Board needs local officials’ endorsement of a proposed living allowance hike for local pensioners, who stand to receive around $27 extra in their monthly stipend.
WINCHESTER - After speaking with Town Counsel Jay Talerman, the Select Board approved and executed the license agreement with the developer’s of the 40B housing project on River Street for landscaping work.
READING – The flyer you may get on your windshield April 1 is no joke.
BURLINGTON - The newest potential restaurant in Burlington hopes to be True Food Kitchen.
WOBURN - Mayor Scott Galvin will seek an unprecedented eighth term in City Hall’s corner office.
WINCHESTER - Members of Winchester’s Cultural District including chair Hilda Wong-Do stopped by the most recent Select Board meeting looking for the board to execute a management agreement allowing the district to become a non-profit entity. Right now, Wong-Do said everything runs through th…
READING – Talk of a tiered water and sewer billing structure in Reading isn’t new. But the details presented by consultant Matt Abrahams Tuesday night before the Select Board left many questions.
WINCHESTER — When the Wright Brothers launched their plane at Kitty Hawk, George Mortimer Creamer was just four years old. He thus he grew up during the era of pioneering air flight. He then became a part of that history.
READING - A financial consultant will reportedly tonight recommend the implementation of a four-tiered billing structure for the town’s water and sewer service customers.
BURLINGTON - National Development recently went in front of the Planning Board seeking approval for eight special permits that will essentially reinvent The District Burlington campus.
WINCHESTER - Michelle Prior won the one contested race this weekend and will now join the Select Board when they hold their next meeting on Monday, March 27. She defeated challenger Vince Dixon 1,208 - 195, winning all eight precincts.
READING - This Tuesday the Reading Center for Active Living Committee will give a presentation to the Select Board on its latest efforts towards a new senior/community center to replace the aging Pleasant Street Center.
WOBURN - Members of a City Council subgroup this week indirectly endorsed Mayor Scott Galvin’s latest breakthroughs at the collective bargaining table by recommending the transfer of roughly $560,000 to pay for agreed upon raises for local library workers and police officers.
BURLINGTON – The town happily recognized its 4-year anniversary since officially being classified as part of the state’s Green Communities Designation and Grant Program.
READING - Reading native and Austin Preparatory School alumnus Tyler Walsh has been nominated for the prestigious Television Academy Foundation’s 42nd College Television Awards. It is his second nomination in as many years.
Nemaya Wickramasinghe is a senior at Reading Memorial High School who is known for her loyalty, easygoing nature, and adaptability. Throughout her educational journey, she has attended Lynch Elementary School, McCall Middle School, Winchester High School, and now Reading Memorial High School.
This week’s Senior Profile shines the spotlight on Emma Lattanzi a caring, loyal, and persevering senior at Reading Memorial High School. Emma is a kind friend to many and a great role model. She does her best to be there for others when they need a helping hand. Emma radiates positive energ…
WOBURN - City officials will move ahead in the coming weeks with the design and permitting phases for the proposed restoration of wetlands by the Shaker Glen Conservation area and the construction of a new Scalley Dam fish bypass into Horn Pond.
BOSTON – A resident doctor in Western Massachusetts was arrested yesterday morning for allegedly possessing child pornography.
READING - Select Board member Karen Herrick recently lamented the plight of various tenants in a Minot Street apartment complex who reportedly can’t afford steep increases in their monthly rents.
BURLINGTON - Per request of the Department of Public Works (DPW), the Select Board approved an additional $250,000 for snow and ice deficit funding at its most recent meeting.
WINCHESTER - The Select Board approved a request from members of the Winchester Cultural District including chair Hilda Wong-Doo, vice-chair and treasurer Peter Pulsifer, Cynthia Randall, Executive Director of the Griffin Museum Crista Dix, government liaison Kevin Drum, and Reed Pugh, to ho…
READING - Though the source of some negative press in recent weeks, Select Board member Carlo Bacci confirmed local pickleball aficionados will press ahead with plans to reline several areas of Sturgis Park for the increasingly popular sport.
BURLINGTON - The town of Burlington’s 225th anniversary is such a big deal that the Select Board signed a proclamation for the celebration in 2024.
WINCHESTER - To answer the Select Board’s concerns regarding access to the alley behind the property, Civico, the developers working on the housing project at the Waterfield lot in downtown Winchester (adjacent to the Winchester Center Commuter Rail Station), moved the building back two feet…
READING - The Select Board recently asked Town Manager Fidel Maltez to review the public works department roster and address concerns about pay-related staff defections to other communities.
WOBURN - The School Committee recently agreed to allocate $6,000 towards a new auditorium rental manager who will help those leasing the WMHS space with the use of sound and other technical systems.
BURLINGTON - The New England Center for Children® (NECC®), a global leader in education and research for children with autism, has announced that Erland Construction, a construction management firm based in Massachusetts, will serve as the presenting sponsor of the 17th Annual NECC 5K Walk/R…
WINCHESTER - Even though the River Street 40B housing project (off Cross Street and near the Woburn line) is well underway, the Zoning Board of Appeals recently approved a modification for revised landscaping, with some of the affected area on town-owned land (at the end of the street).
READING - This Wednesday the Finance Committee will wrap up its ongoing series of budget presentations, with this week’s batch including the budgets for the police, fire, EMS, dispatch and other public safety departments.
WOBURN - The crucial Woburn Center area of the city is still in the eye of veteran and new city officials as change continues to be a signature description of this critical area.
BURLINGTON - The Burlington Police Department arrested a Boston woman in connection with a credit card scam that allegedly involved the suspect making approximately $500,000 in fraudulent charges.
WINCHESTER - Michelle Prior, a Winchester resident of 18 years, is running for Select Board on March 18. She is committed to seeing Winchester continue to be a community where excellent schools educate children and prepare them for life beyond high school. Prior also wants to see older resid…
READING — During the summer of 2001 Olena Tokova enjoyed what seemed like a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit the United States.
This week’s Senior Profile showcases Mikayla Cail, an outgoing, nice, and friendly member of the Reading Memorial High School community. Before attending RMHS, she previously went to Joshua Eaton Elementary School and Walter S. Parker Middle School. Mikayla’s presence has always been able to…
This week's senior profile highlights Megan McLaughlin, a creative, kind, and passionate Senior at Reading Memorial High School. Megan is a multi talented student who has natural artistic abilities and is the Captain of the Girls Varsity Field Hockey team. Megan is a caring friend who is adm…
WOBURN - Mayor Scott Galvin recently advocated for the creation of a special stabilization account that will be used exclusively for holding and spending money received through a series of opioid settlements.
WINCHESTER - The Select Board authorized the chair to sign a letter in response to the Project Eligibility Letter (PEL) sent to MassHousing by the Woburn-based Melanson Development Group, the developer who purchased the property at the corner of Washington and Swanton Street.
READING - Planned electricity rate increases first announced by Reading Municipal Light Department (RMLD) officials at the outset of this year will far less severe than first anticipated.
WOBURN/BURLINGTON - Local, state, and federal authorities recently raided homes in Burlington and Woburn after unearthing alleged evidence of so-called “ghost guns” being manufactured on the premises.
BURLINGTON - At the last May Town Meeting session, a comprehensive field study was decisively supported.
WINCHESTER - The town is ready to start work on the Lake Street bridge. Scott Russo, from engineering firm Weston & Sampson, outlined the project’s goals to include:
READING - Raging inflationary trends in the public construction sector recently torched the town’s original $1.5 million budget for phase one of the much-hyped the Birch Meadow Park improvement plan.
WOBURN - Though Mayor Scott Galvin now believes the community should consider compliance with the housing mandates, the City Council remains deeply skeptical of the state’s new “MBTA Communities” regulations.
BURLINGTON - The longtime gravel operation at 6-8 Adams Street has transferred ownership from E.H. Perkins Construction, Inc. to 21st Century Concrete, Inc.
WINCHESTER - Work at the Winchester Center Commuter Rail Station remains on schedule, according to MBTA Senior Project Manager Nathan Rae. The MBTA should finish in the spring of 2024.
READING - The Mass. School Building Authority (MSBA) last week advanced the town's proposed Killam Elementary School rebuilding project into the next phase of the agency's five-stage funding pipeline.
WOBURN - Advised officials at a state agency are mandating the change, the City Council recently allowed a used car business on Winn Street to stay open longer.
BURLINGTON - A large void in The Shoppes at Simonds Park retail plaza took a large step in getting filled after the Planning Board unanimously approved a special permit for Goodnight Johnny’s American Music Bar to locate in the Cambridge Street plaza.
BURLINGTON - One of Burlington’s favorite residents, Dottie Yeadon, will have the Burlington High School (BHS) driveway named after her.