Hudson was part of Marlborough called Feltonville, until it was incorporated as its own town in 1866. Eighteen years later, much of its downtown was nearly destroyed by a fire that was started with two young boys playing with firecrackers.Hudson was also once an important part of the Underground Railroad Movement during the Civil War. One of its favorite sons and biggest supporters is Paul Cellucci, who served as Governor of Massachusetts from 1997-2001 and then as United States Ambassador to Canada from 2001-2005.

The town is approximately 11.8 square miles and as of 2010, had a population of 19,063.  It is part of Middlesex County and its form of government is Open Town Meeting.

Hudson has an Executive Assistant who manages the town under the auspices of the Board of Selectmen.

Visit Hudson’s town government website here.

Visit the website for Hudson’s public schools here.
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Hudson Rotary donates to the arts

March 13th, 2014

(l to r) Lynne Johnson, executive director of the River’s Edge Arts Alliance, receives a donation from Rotarian Lawrence Norris and Hudson Rotary President Jeff Hoisington. (Photo/submitted)

Hudson – The success of the Spirit of Hudson Food & Brewfest last August made it possible for the Hudson Rotary Club to donate $1,000 to the River’s Edge Arts Alliance, which supports arts in the community. The check was presented by Hudson Rotary Club President Jeff Hoisington at its meeting March 4. The Hudson [...]

Hudson police log, March 14 edition

March 12th, 2014

police log

Hudson Friday, Feb. 28 8:31 a.m. Lake St. Medical. 10:08 a.m. Alan Rd. sex offenses reported. 11:36 a.m. Tower St. Suspicious activity. 12:02 p.m. Washington St. MVA with personal injury. 12:29 p.m. Tower St. MVA with property damage. 4:48 p.m. Washington St. MVA – leaving scene. 7:08 p.m. Arrested, Joseph Todd Lee, 39, of 67 [...]

Rhoda E. Keener, 71

March 11th, 2014

Hudson – Rhoda E. “Ellen” Keener, 71, of Hudson, died Sunday, March 9, 2014 at Marlborough Hospital. She was the beloved wife of the late Roger E. Keener, who died in 2008. Born in Oakland, Calif., daughter of the late Franklyn and Thelma (McKay) Van Laer, Ellen was raised in Oregon. She resided in several [...]

Rocking around the fundraiser again for cancer charities

March 9th, 2014

Gathered at last year’s first “Rock Around the Clock Sock Hop” are event committee members (back, l to r) Kelly Holbrook, Vikki Crowley, Pauline Smith, Marlene Calvao, Audrey Baker, (front, l to r) Joyce Mara and Jennifer Geary.

File photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Marlborough/Hudson – It’s time to get the poodle skirts and leather jackets out of storage. And remember those blue suede shoes for dancing. The second annual “Rock Around the Clock Sock Hop” will jog memories Saturday, March 22, at 7 p.m., at the Hudson VFW Post 1027, located at 3 Palmieri Drive.

Life’s a beach this winter for Hudson seniors

March 9th, 2014

Nancy Stone enjoys the picnic lunch with party guests.

Hudson – The soothing sounds of the Beach Boys’ greatest hits filled the air Feb. 27 at the Hudson Senior Center as guests donned summer wear for an indoor winter beach party. Festivities included a picnic-style lunch, beach blanket bingo games, and contests for best sunglasses and beach hat. Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Double the fun at Powder Puff Derby

March 8th, 2014


Hudson – Eight-year-old twin sisters Olivia and Ashleigh Fahey, members of Brownie Troop 75243, keep their eyes on the racetrack during the Hudson Girl Scouts fourth annual Powder Puff Derby, held March 8 at the First Federated Church. Trophies were awarded for Daisies, Brownies, Juniors and Cadettes. Also, medals were given for cars that were [...]

Sampling a taste of Ireland in Hudson

March 8th, 2014


Hudson – Irish step dance students from Dance On gather after performing at “A Taste of Ireland,” a first-time holiday celebration presented March 7 by the River’s Edge Arts Alliance and the Hudson Rotary Club at the Hudson Portuguese Club. Entertainment also included comedian Dave Rattigan and Celtic folk music by the Jolly Beggars. A full [...]

Saying ‘mac and cheese’ at Hudson Cook-Off

March 8th, 2014

Checking the judges’ nutritional scores are members of the victorious Forest Avenue Elementary School Team: (l to r) third-graders Rachele Connor, Chloe Mazza and Emma Haher with their teacher Aubrey Andreozzi.

Hudson – The Hudson Public Schools and Board of Health chose macaroni and cheese as this year’s theme for the fourth annual Hudson Cook-Off, held March 6 at Hudson High School. Competing for three awards were four teams consisting of students, parents and faculty from the town’s middle and three elementary schools.

Comfort food potentially provides benefits, noted Jenny Gormley, RN, MSN and NCSN, director of health, nursing and safety for the district.

Ples E. Hunter Jr., 83

March 6th, 2014


Hudson – Ples E. Hunter Jr., 83, of Hudson, died peacefully Tuesday, March 4, 2014. He was born Oct. 31, 1930 in Arberdeen, Mississippi, the son of Ples and Lou Jeanie Hunter. After five years in the U.S. Navy, where he served on the U.S.S. Shangrila, he settled in Cambridge after meeting his soon-to-be-wife, Barbara. [...]

Hudson police log, March 7 edition

March 5th, 2014

police log

Hudson Friday, Feb. 21 7:08 a.m. Houghton Crt. MVA with property damage. 7:53 a.m. Brigham St. MVA with property damage. 12:40 p.m. Parmenter Rd. Annoying phone calls. 7:25 p.m. Highland Park Ave. Disturbance/general. 7:57 p.m. Ruth Ellen Rd. Suspicious activity. 8:34 p.m. Washington St. Larceny. 11:31 p.m. River Rd. MVA with property damage. Saturday, Feb. [...]

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