NorthboroughThe Town of Northborough, originally part of the Town of Marlborough, then Westborough, was incorporated in 1766 and became a town on its own in 1775.

The town is approximately 18.8 square miles and as of 2010, had a population of 14,155. It is part of Worcester County and its form of government is Open Town Meeting. The town’s administration is comprised of a Town Manager and an elected Board of Selectmen.

A multitude of mills once thrived along the Assabet River, which runs through the town. Now Northborough is home to many businesses, including Northborough Crossing, a 600,000 open air retail development. One of the anchor stores is a Wegmans, which is the first store in New England for this Rochester, NY-based chain of grocery stores.

Visit Northborough’s town government website here.

Visit Northborough’s public schools (K-8) website here.

Visit Northborough’s high school (Algonquin Regional High School, shared with Southborough) here.
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Matthew R. Bruce, 26

March 25th, 2014

Obit Matthew Bruce

Northborough – Matthew R. “Matt” Bruce, 26, passed away Friday, March 21, 2014, surrounded by his loving family and many friends, after a long courageous battle with ALS. Matt was born in Framingham, on July 10, 1987, the first child of James R. and Natalie M. (McKinley) Bruce. He grew up in Northborough and graduated [...]

Northborough police seek three in Lyman Street break-in

March 19th, 2014

Northborough- The Northborough Police Department released this statement this evening:

On 03/19/14 at approximately 1611 hours the Northborough Police Department responded to a breaking and entering into a building on 55 Lyman Street. Three teenage/early twenties white males were observed inside the building by an employee who chased them out of the building.

Northborough police log, March 21 edition

March 19th, 2014

police log

Northborough Sunday, March 2 7:25 a.m. West Main St. Ambulance. 10:44 a.m. Smith Rd. Dog complaint. 12:38 p.m. Bearfoot Rd. Assisted Fire Department. 12:39 p.m. Main St. Well-being check. 2:20 p.m. West St. Dog complaint. 4:55 p.m. Main St. Ambulance. Monday, March 3 2:15 a.m. Bartlett St. Assisted Fire Department. 8:14 a.m. Church St. Ambulance. [...]

Informational meeting to be held on Lincoln Street School upgrades

March 17th, 2014

Northborough – Members of the Northborough community are invited to an informational meeting, Tuesday, March 18, regarding the Lincoln Street School Addition/Renovation Project. Tours of the school, 76 Lincoln St., will start at 6:30 p.m. and the information session will begin at 7 p.m. Northborough Town Meeting approved funding for a Lincoln Street Feasibility Study [...]

Selectmen ratify police mutual aid agreement with Worcester

March 16th, 2014

Northborough- The Board of Selectmen filled what Police Chief Mark Leahy said was a critical gap in the community’s police mutual aid agreements by ratifying a pact with the city of Worcester. The board approved the decision during its March 10 meeting. Leahy said Northborough has put a consistent set of mutual aid agreements with [...]

Voters to decide on community preservation requests

March 16th, 2014

Northborough — The Community Preservation Committee (CPC) has advanced 10 articles to the Annual Town Meeting warrant, including a $400,000 infusion to the town’s conservation fund and $110,000 to improve outdoor basketball courts around town.

Local law firm donates pajamas for children

March 13th, 2014

Laura Brennan, children’s librarian at the Northborough Free Library, holds pajamas donated by Mirick O’Connell. (Photo/submitted)

Northborough – On Feb. 14, the law firm of Mirick O’Connell held a $5 Jeans Day fundraiser in support of the Northborough Free Library’s pajamas drive. Employees could wear jeans to work that day if they made a donation. The library was participating in a statewide collection of new pajamas for children during the month [...]

Happily going green

March 12th, 2014

N happily going green

Northborough – Judy Gustafson claps along to Irish tunes at the St. Patrick’s Day Celebration held March 11 at the Northborough Senior Center. Guests enjoyed a traditional corned beef dinner while musical entertainment was provided by Jug O’ Punch. Mingling with the guests was state Rep. Harold Naughton Jr., D-Clinton.  Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Northborough police log, March 14 edition

March 12th, 2014

police log

Northborough Sunday, Feb. 23 12:40 a.m. West Main St. Ambulance. 11:29 a.m. Southwest Cutoff. Accident – property damage. 8:13 p.m. Hudson St. Ambulance. 8:30 p.m. Hudson St. Well-being check. Monday, Feb. 24 11:30 a.m. West Main St. Civil/criminal complaint. 1:16 p.m. Church St. Accident – property damage. 2:25 p.m. Westbrook Rd. Ambulance. 6:29 p.m. West [...]

Iron Mountain fuel storage request draws neighborhood ire

March 11th, 2014


Northborough – A dozen neighbors upset about how Iron Mountain went about expanding its facility on Bearfoot Road pressed the Board of Selectmen March 10 about a plan to expand fuel storage on the property.

Selectmen eventually approved a fuel storage permit to allow Iron Mountain to store 10,300 gallons of diesel fuel on the property at 171-175 Bearfoot Rd.

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