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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Class of 2014 marks Hudson High’s 140th graduation exercises

June 2nd, 2014

Josh Mollica displays his diploma.

Hudson – Diplomas were presented to 191 members of the Class of 2014 at the 140th graduation exercises, held June 1 at the Hudson High School (HHS) Gymnasium.

Peter F. Santos, 50, formerly of Hudson

June 2nd, 2014

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Hudson – Peter F. Santos, 50, former longtime resident of Hudson, currently residing in Somerville, passed on at his residence Wednesday, May 28, 2014. He leaves his three sons, Connor, Carter and Cole Santos, and their mother, Karen L. Dunton Santos, all of Windham, Maine. Peter was born in Worcester and raised in Hudson, son [...]

McLaughlin roasted at Employment Options fundraiser

June 1st, 2014

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Region – It is not everyone who can sit in front of a room of 200 people and graciously listen as their friends tell embarrassing stories about them. But on May 21 Darren McLaughlin, the general manager of Wayside Racquet & Swim Club, did just that.

Phyllis M. Cushman, 81, of Hudson

May 30th, 2014

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Hudson – Phyllis M. Cushman, 81, of Hudson, died Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Northborough. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Leonard G. Cushman of Hudson. Phyllis was born in Boston and raised in Cambridge. For the past 50 years, she had been a resident [...]

Hudson’s young scientists meet President Obama at White House

May 29th, 2014

Members of “Catapult Court CEOs”: (l to r) Daisjaugh “DJ” Bass, 13; Brooke Bohn, 14; and Gerry McMahon, 13

Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Hudson – President Barack Obama’s basketball skills might improve after meeting three eighth-graders from Hudson High School at the fourth White House Science Fair held May 27. Their project examined the science behind scoring the perfect basketball shot. It was one of 30 notable science projects from students nationwide.

Applaud for their cause and win $5,000

May 28th, 2014

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Hudson – The Hudson High School (HHS) Auditorium is frequently used by a number of organizations including the River’s Edge Arts Alliance (REAA) and the HHS Drama Society. These organizations appreciate the importance of creating illusions to achieve a willing suspension of disbelief from their audience. They also understand that money is needed to enhance a performance venue.

Cue the spotlight on a first-time fundraiser: “Applause for Our Cause: The Big 50/50 Raffle.” Five hundred raffle tickets are available for $20 each. One winner will receive $5,000. The rest will go toward technical improvements and repairs in the HHS Auditorium.

Hudson honors fallen veterans

May 27th, 2014

Saluting as the American flag is risen are (l to r) Dick Bonazzoli, Army combat engineer veteran of the Korean War; Bill Higgins, Air Force veteran of the Korean War; and Steve Arsenault, Army combat medic veteran of the Vietnam War.

Hudson – Memorial Day was observed May 26 in downtown Hudson with a parade led by the Hudson Police Color Guard. In addition to military vehicles, the parade featured representatives from the town’s veterans’ organizations and Scout troops. Music was provided by the marching bands of Hudson High and Quinn Middle schools. A ceremony followed at Liberty Park with speakers including state Rep. Kate Hogan, D-Stow, and Selectman Fred Lucy.

Barbara Anne Bonazzoli, 85, of Hudson

May 27th, 2014

Hudson – Barbara Anne (LiPetri) Bonazzoli, 85, died peacefully at home Saturday, May 24, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of Hudson. Barbara was born in Hudson in 1929, the fourth and youngest child of Francesco and Angeline LiPetri. She attended St. Michael’s School and graduated with honors from St. Michael’s Academy in 1947. She [...]

Jean P. Moore, 84, of Hudson

May 22nd, 2014

Hudson – Jean P. (Larivere) Moore, 84, formerly of Marlborough, died early Wednesday morning May 21, 2014 after being stricken ill late last week. She was born in Marlborough, the daughter of the late Edward and Eva Larivere, and lived in Marlborough and Hudson all of her life. Mrs. Moore worked many years for the [...]

Public Art, Your Art: The Hudson Rail Trail Animals

May 20th, 2014

The rabbit is one of the animals selected to mark the Assabet River Rail Trail.

Hudson – If you’ve visited the Assabet River Rail Trail (ARRT) in downtown Hudson recently, you probably couldn’t help but notice the four “Rail Trail Animals” that stand a short distance from the parking lot at 417 Main St. The four pine carvings are of a hawk, a frog, a fish and a rabbit, and they are an amusing welcome to the many bikers, walkers and skateboarders that use the trail.

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