Northborough

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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Local teacher to run Boston Marathon for Project Hope

April 6th, 2016

Alison Cosgrove 
Photo/submitted

Northborough/Grafton – People run for many reasons. People run when they are being chased. Children run while playing tag and other games. Many run for exercise and that euphoric “runner’s high” that we so often hear about. Marathon runners are in a class by themselves. They are extremely dedicated and train hard and run to be a part of something big.

Northborough police log, April 8 edition

April 6th, 2016

police log

Northborough Sunday, March 20 4:07 p.m. Stratton Way. Keep the peace. 5:17 p.m. Shops Way. Larceny. 6:30 p.m. Shops Way. Well-being check. Monday, March 21 1:57 p.m. Shops Way. Larceny. 6:35 p.m. Maple St. Accident – personal injury. 8:48 p.m. Whitney St. Fraud. Tuesday, March 22 12:13 a.m. Little Pond Rd. Disturbance. 12:20 a.m. Arrested, […]

Friendship Network’s film gains acceptance into Boston International Film Festival

April 6th, 2016

Nancy Swanberg (left), executive director of the Northborough-based nonprofit agency, Friendship Network for Children, joins Tiffany Kline, the agency’s service coordinator, to hold the movie poster for the Friendship Network’s film, “The Elevator.” (Photo/Lori Berkey)

Northborough – Last year Tiffany Kline was thinking about ways to help young adults on the autism spectrum gain field experience in understanding the social nuances of the workplace. She came up with the idea of making a movie and using the set of the movie as a work setting. Her idea evolved into a real film being crafted by the Friendship Network for Children, where she is the service coordinator. The production, based on a story written by a teenager with autism, recently gained acceptance into the 2016 Boston International Film Festival. “The Elevator,” will premiere April 16.

Start spring with Northborough road race

April 5th, 2016

Northborough – Start the running season with the Northborough 10K/5K road/trail race Sunday, May 1, starting at 9 a.m. beginning at the Northborough Senior Center, 119 Bearfoot Road. The race, sponsored by the Northborough Rotary Club and the Friends of the Northborough Senior Center, is open to runners and walkers of all abilities.

Evelyn L. Hart, 90, of Northborough

April 4th, 2016

Obit Evelyn Hart

Northborough – Evelyn L. (Blanchard) Hart passed away Friday, April 1, 2016, surrounded by her loving family, at the Coleman House of Northborough after a period of declining health. She was one week away from turning 91. Born in Worcester, she was a lifelong resident of Northborough. Evelyn graduated from Northborough High School, class of […]

Proposed Northborough budget adds firefighter, police officer, roadwork funds

March 31st, 2016

Northborough—Town Administrator John Coderre presented the Board of Selectmen and the Advisory Finance Committee a $60.6 million budget for fiscal year 2017 that basically keeps services at current levels, slightly increases staffing at the fire and police departments in accordance with a staffing study and sets aside $300,000 in free cash to keep the town’s pavement management plan on track after state funding cuts.

Affordable Housing Corp. eyes downtown projects

March 30th, 2016

Northborough—The Board of Selectmen March 28 voted to authorize giving $400,000 in previously reserved Community Preservation Act funds to the Northborough Affordable Housing Corp. to buy two Main Street properties that will in turn be donated to Habitat for Humanity to create four affordable condominiums.

Northborough police log, April 1 edition

March 30th, 2016

police log

Northborough Sunday, March 13 9:51 a.m. Avalon Dr. Fire Department assist. 5:13 p.m. Pleasant St. Disturbance. 8:20 p.m. Avalon Dr. Fire Department assist. 11:23 p.m. Hudson St. Fire Department assist. Monday, March 14 8:27 a.m. Centre Dr. Ambulance. 8:54 a.m. Main St. Civil/criminal complaint. 1:25 p.m. Bearfoot Rd. Fire Department assist. 6:34 p.m. Riley Rd. […]

Free ‘Year of Mercy’ concert at St. Rose of Lima

March 30th, 2016

Northborough – St. Rose of Lima, 244 W. Main St., Northborough, will host a free family concert featuring Catholic Christian recording artist Ryan Tremblay Sunday, April 10, at 6 p.m. The concert is open to the public and will offer an inspirational program centered on the “Year of Mercy.” Tremblay is a talented musician and […]

Electronic equipment and home appliance recycling day at St. Rose of Lima

March 30th, 2016

Northborough – An electronic equipment and home appliance recycling fundraiser will be held at St. Rose of Lima Parish, 244 W. Main St., Northborough, Saturday, April 2, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine. For a small fee, residents may bring your old or outdated electronic equipment or appliances (large or small) to […]

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